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Tim Randall



With an inquisitiveness second only to Norris Cole, Tim Randall became a journalist, writing about television and interviewing some of TV's most familiar faces for newspaper supplements and magazines. A British TV buff, his recent books include the bestselling Fifty Years Of Coronation Street and Rainbow Unzipped.
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The Rovers Return: The Official Coronation Street Companion

Tim Randall
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Tim Randall

Coronation Street is the world's longest-running TV soap-opera and a hugely popular national institution. From the moment the very first episode flickered onto our screens on 9 December 1960, the very heart of the show has always been the Rovers Return public house. It may just be a backstreet boozer, but TV's most famous pub has been at the centre of the action week in week out for the last 53 years. As longest-serving barmaid Betty once sagely noted: 'If you're not being talked about in this pub, you're not worth serving', and under the watchful eye of legendary landladies such as Annie Walker, Bet Lynch and Liz McDonald, the Rovers has witnessed everything from births, deaths, brawls and break-ups, to weddings, wakes and even its own ghost. But despite any drama that may be about to unfold, regulars are guaranteed a warm welcome, a shoulder to cry on and more often than not the waft of a hearty hotpot seeping through from the kitchen out back. This year proved to be the Rovers' most explosive to date when the pub was ripped apart by a devastating blaze, rocking the lives of the residents forever. As the boozer was gradually restored to its former glory, it hit home to the regulars just how much the heart of their community really meant to them... Including exclusive access to the Coronation Street archives, THE ROVERS RETURN STORY celebrates over five decades of tears and laughter inside Weatherfield's iconic watering hole. It's the book no fan would want to be without.

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Fifty Years of Coronation Street

Tim Randall
Authors:
Tim Randall

Coronation Street first hit British screens at the end of 1960, a groundbreaking show based on real life and using accents that had never been heard on British television before. It was an instant hit, and has remained consistently one of the UK's most popular shows ever since. The joy of Coronation Street is in the quality and humour of its writing, and the wonderful characters that have been created over the years. For the first time, here is a book that not only reminds readers of all the storylines over the last fifty years, but also celebrates these two very special things. The book includes profiles of fifty Coronation Street icons - from Ena Sharples to David Platt - and the author has had unprecedented access in order to include interviews with all of those still with us. There are also hilarious extracts from the script and classic lines remembered. FIFTY YEARS OF CORONATION STREET is the only official book celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Coronation Street. It is the definitive book on five decades of life on the Street and no fan of the show would want to be without it.