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W hen scriptwriter Tony Warren pitched his kitchen-sink drama to Granada, who’d have thought it would still be going strong 55 years later – the world’s longest-running soap and central to ITV’s success? Half the nation watched Corrie at its peak and the cobbled streets around the Rovers Return are part of British culture.
W hen Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven-year-olds for a World in Action documentary, he couldn’t have realised that this would be the start of one of the most important social documents of the 20th and 21st centuries. Following a range of people from diverse backgrounds, we have shared their high points and their heartaches. It has been a consistently powerful and moving experience.
D efinitely the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational show in ITV history, Jim Henson’s puppet spectacular gave us unforgettable characters, such as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and The Great Gonzo. Set up as a behind-the-scenes look at the fading stars of a vaudeville revue, it worked as both sketch show and musical comedy, displaying an early grasp of humour enjoyed by adults and children alike.