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ITV has commissioned two nostalgia-filled Coronation Street specials which will air alongside new episodes of the soap across the summer months.

The specials will look back at some of Weatherfield’s most memorable moments and iconic characters, with shows carefully curated to take Corrie fans on a trip down memory lane.

Coronation Street Icons is a series of four 30 minute programmes narrated by Sally Lindsay which features four of the most iconic characters to have walked the cobbles and finds out what the actors themselves think of their time on the street.

Each episode will contain archive footage and cast members past and present.

William Roache (Ken Barlow) reveals just what life was like for the original cast of Coronation Street and admits his love for an on screen punch up where he always tries to play it as real as possible.

New Coronation Street specials will take fans on a trip down memory lane I Love Manchester

Sally Dynevor (Sally Metcalfe) tells how she nearly messed up her role on Coronation Street on her very first day and reveals the real off-screen relationship with her on screen daughters Rosie and Sophie.

Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald) reveals Liz’s racy wardrobe secrets and how she often buys some of the more outrageous outfits herself. 

David Neilson (Roy Cropper) talks about how his own mum influenced Roy Cropper’s mannerisms, and how a conversation at a party turned into one of his most memorable storylines.

Coronation Street Memorable Moments is a new clip-based series of eight 30 minute programmes narrated by Jason Manford which look back over 60 years. Each programme will focus on a different theme –

Weddings

A celebration of the best and most dramatic weddings in Weatherfield. There have been 130 weddings over the decades and viewers will get to see some of the most dramatic, shocking and heart-warming. 

Villains

A look back at some of the notorious baddies to ever walk the streets of Weatherfield including Richard Hillman, Charlie Stubbs, Maya Sharma and Pat Phelan.

Stories That Gripped The Nation

A look back at pivotal storylines which have captured the public’s imagination.  

Matriarchs

This episode will celebrate the best of the dominating matriarchs and strong working-class women Coronation Street was founded on.  

Scandals

This episode will feature the affairs, underage pregnancies and other scandals which have rocked the street over the years.

Partnerships

The classic pairings and comedy double acts that have kept fans entertained for sixty years. 

Famous Faces

A celebration of some of the many famous faces who have graced the programme over the years including Sir Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley and Maxine Peake, and actors who appeared in the soap before they became famous in other roles. 

High Days and Holidays

This episode will look at their many holidays which very rarely go to plan.

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