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Bill Roache on 50 years of Coronation Street

9 December 2010 Last updated at 12:16 GMT

ITV1 drama, Coronation Street is celebrating its 50th birthday, marking the occasion with an hour-long live episode.

Actor Bill Roache has played character Ken Barlow since the first ever episode of the Weatherfield drama, he talked to the BBC about "the role of a lifetime."