Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Phil Collinson to stay at Corrie for at least another year

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog in February 2012.)

There's a good interview with Coronation Street Producer Phil Collinson in the Manchester Evening News.  He talks about his job at the helm of our favourite show and reveals how long he's signed up for at Corrie.

He says: “The show is moving to Salford Quays next year. That’s a very big move for us. I’ll see that through as producer. So that takes me into the middle of next year. I can’t see beyond that at the moment. I’m happy to be creatively leading the show and still think I’ve got more stories to tell.”

He responds to criticism that the show, rightly, received last summer and says: “We took a good hard look at what we were doing. Perhaps we were too crime heavy. But, ultimately, you’ve got to trust your instincts and the instincts of the people around you.”

He also talks about Betty Williams' send off on Corrie and speaking at a public event next week about Corrie's use of the Carla Connor rape storyline.  Find out more about that here.

You can read the full interview here.

What do you reckon? Is it time for Phil Collinson to go and let a new producer take control?

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