Coronation Street turns 50 on 9 December 2010 Pic: ITV plc
9 December 2010
BECTU sends its congratulations to ITV Manchester and in particular to everyone, past and present, directly involved in the production of Coronation Street on the programme’s 50th anniversary which falls today (9 December).
Many BECTU members and staff have grown up with the programme and continue to share in the nation’s enjoyment of the weekly broadcasts.
The production is especially close to BECTU, and its predecessors. Union members continue to form the skilful crew, which today represents many roles, both staff and freelance, and have done since the programme first aired in December 1960.
Here’s to another 50 years of production excellence.