ITV confirm 'Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments' air dates

Coronation Street

ITV have confirmed the air dates of a two part documentary, 'Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments'. The two hour-long shows, commissioned to celebrate the soap's 50th anniversary on the channel, will see the programme's top 50 moments as voted by viewers and fans revealed.

The two episodes will air on Tuesday December 7th and Thursday December 9th at 9PM on ITV1.

As well as counting down the top moments, the programme features interviews with cast members past and present, including William Roache, Julie Goodyear, Johnny Briggs, Simon Gregson and Wendi Peters, as the results are revealed.

Narrated by Victoria Wood, the programmes will reveal the stories behind Corrie’s 50 greatest moments from a list which was compiled by an expert panel including Coronation Street creator Tony Warren, William Roache and The Guardian’s TV critic and lifelong Corrie fan Nancy Banks-Smith.

The shows will feature all the classic highlights since the very beginning of the soap in 1960, from the highly emotional scenes featuring the death of Mike Baldwin, to the hilarity of Ken Barlow teaching French to Raquel, and from the front page news of Deirdre Rachid’s imprisonment, to the gripping reign of terror wreaked by Richard Hillman.

Plus, interviews with cast members, producers and writers reveal the inside track on how some of the most explosive, amusing and heartfelt scenes were shot and the tricks of the trade used to make them work.

ITV1's week-long Coronation Street 50th Anniversary celebrations began on December 6.