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Watch: Poignant promo honours moment Coronation Street was born

Watch: Poignant promo honours moment Coronation Street was born
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Watch a poignant new promo which depicts the moment that the idea for Coronation Street was conceived 61 years ago.

ITV has released a new Coronation Street promo ahead of the soap's landmark 60th birthday next month.

The short piece stars newcomer Harry Chalmers Morris as Corrie's late creator, Tony Warren, and recreates an infamous overnight train journey he took with producer Olive Shapley in 1959.

During that train ride, Warren woke Shapley to tell her about an idea he had dreamt of for a show about "ordinary people on an ordinary street", only for her to tell him that it was "boring".

"For the 60th campaign we wanted to show the nation how the street came about, with these two very special people travelling on a train," said ITV marketing controller Sarah Tobias.

"This is a love letter to Tony and Olive's journey and hopefully shows what an amazing thing happened in that moment, in that carriage.

"In a year of so much tragedy we hope to bring joy to viewers in celebrating the spark of an idea that, when mixed with a lot of determination, became the longest running continuing drama in the world."

Watch the piece below:

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