Coronation Street sign in Manchester
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The Road to Coronation Street

16 September 2010 Last updated at 10:53 BST

The Road to Coronation Street tells the story of the show's creator Tony Warren and how he managed to get the show made. The first ever programme aired in December 1960 from Granada Studios in Manchester.

Actor James Roache who plays his real father Bill aka Ken Barlow in the current soap and director Charles Sturridge chatted to BBC Breakfast about the making of The Road to Coronation Street.

The Road to Coronation Street is on Thursday night at 9pm on BBC 4.