MX23RW : Thursday, May 19 07:23:33| >> :600:11594468:11594468:

Charles Lawson: 'Coronation Street was better 30 years ago'

Charles Lawson: 'Coronation Street was better 30 years ago'
© ITV
Coronation Street legend Charles Lawson says that the soap "was better in the '80s and '90s".

Coronation Street legend Charles Lawson has lamented the changes to the soap over the last few decades.

The actor first played the iconic role of Jim McDonald between 1989 and 2000 - a period when Corrie went from being broadcast from three times a week to four - and has returned for several stints since, most recently in 2018.

The show is now airing six times a week and Lawson believes that the increase in production has led to an inevitable decline in quality.

"Do I think it was better in the '80s and '90s? I would have to say yes," he told the Distinct Nostalgia podcast.

"That's not the cast's fault. It's very hard when you've got 70 people and six episodes to do a week.

"When I was first on it, we had more time, we had more opportunity and we had less people in the show. There was more time for characters to relate to each other."

Jim was last seen fleeing Weatherfield after attempting to convince his family that his new young girlfriend was in fact his daughter who had supposedly died during childbirth over 20 years prior.

ID:474202:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect1715:

Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.


Click here for more stories about Charles Lawson

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Jim McDonald on Coronation treet
Read Next:
Charles Lawson: "I'm really enjoying Classic Corrie"
>

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Thursday, May 19


Citizen Kane: BBC Four, 9pm
Orson Welles stars as a newspaper mogul with political ambitions in this 1941 masterpiece

EastEnders: BBC One, 7.30pm
It's crunch time for Linda - will she accept Janine's offer?

Crime Scene Collection: BritBox, from 12am
Featuring programmes such as Psychopath with Piers Morgan, The Trial of Louise Woodward and In the Footsteps of Killers

Celebrity Juice: ITV2, 10pm
This week with guests AJ Odudu, Joel Corry, Tom Read Wilson and Aston Merrygold