Friday 28 October 2016

Soap fans to get crew view during Coronation Street live episode

Published 21/09/2015 | 20:00

The Rovers will host a leaving do during the episode
The Rovers will host a leaving do during the episode

Viewers of Coronation Street's highly anticipated live episode will be able to go behind the scenes as it is happening through an online stream.

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The hour-long live episode, celebrating 60 years of ITV, will be accompanied by a second screen experience, whereby for the first time in the show's 55 year history the audience have the chance to watch what is going on behind the cameras as the episode goes out live.

Eleven hidden cameras have been rigged in and around the Media City based set, which will allow viewers to see the cast and crew work during the episode which will air at 7.30pm on Wednesday.

The stream, hosted by Stephen Mulhern, will broadcast live, so while viewers watch the action unfold on ITV, they will also be able to watch it being made simultaneously on Facebook and via their laptop, mobile or tablet.

Soap bosses are allowing the audience to be a part of the action and see their choices reflected on screen.

One viewer will get their tweet or Facebook message written on the empty blackboard in the Rovers by the end of the episode, and v iewers can choose the music at Lloyd Mullaney and Andrea Beckett's leaving party by playing along in an interactive poll on Facebook and Twitter.

The episode will feature the culmination of Callum's reign of terror over the Platt family, along with Lloyd and Andrea's leaving party in the Rovers, Roy Cropper and Cathy Matthews getting closer and Tim Metcalfe finding out about Sally Webster's secret kiss with her ex Kevin.

After the episode, Mulhern will interview the cast as they come off air and reveal behind-the-scenes secrets in a special show airing on ITV2 at 10pm.

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