(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog August 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Sean Egan's book "50 Years of Coronation Street: The (Very) Unofficial Story" is an excellent read and it's now out in paperback.
You can read my review of it here.
Sean Egan was granted access to the show’s creators, producers, directors, writers and actors. With their aid, he constructed a fascinating account of how Coronation Street became the most successful drama in the history of UK television.
Acclaim for 50 Years of Coronation Street: The (Very) Unofficial Story
An invaluable guide to the making of a television classic”- Michael Cox, former Coronation Street director and producer
It rings very true, and there are some fascinating quotes from many old colleagues. A remarkable piece of work - John Finch, former Coronation Street scriptwriter and producer
Diligent and astonishingly detailed research has led to an absorbing narrative - Stan Barstow, author of A Kind of Loving, former Coronation Street consultant
Extremely accurate in its detail - coronationstreet.wikia.com
Lively unofficial history - Financial Times
Buy it now, if you fancy it - and I highly recommend it - at amazon.
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