Saturday, 7 February 2015

In pics: Coronation Street bus crashes 1969 vs 2015

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog August 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)

The Coronation Street bus crash this week was spectacular, that was for sure. I really enjoyed it a lot.  For fun, here's a look at the Coronation Street coach crash of 1969 alongside the crash we saw on screen last week.

First of all, for a soap bus crash, you obviously need a bus.  

Then you need images of happy, smiling people on the bus, unaware of any impending doom.

 Key characters are then aware of the danger....

 They know something's not right...

 ... open mouthed with shock.

And of course you need a tree for the bus to crash into.

 At the hospital afterwards, there might be say, a head injury...

And plenty of hospital bedside scenes.

In 1969 Coronation Street filmed the bus crash in black and white. It was supposed to be Corrie's first ever episode filmed in colour - find out why it wasn't filmed in colour at our blogger Sunny Jim's  50 years in 50 days blog post for 1969. 

Have a look here.

Have a look at the 1969 bus crash here

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