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Coronation Street: Who Dies With Alistair Stewart’s Credibility (Photos)

by | 7th, December 2010

CORONATION Street death mayhem Tram-down and the soap opera scores its audience for five years. If only they could kill a few characters every week, the show would return to former glories.

In all, 14.6 million Britons saw Norris, Molly and Ashley Peacock die. Ooops! Broadcast magazine says13.73m watched it all, not just tuning in for the good bit at the end when the tram hit the buckled rails and careered into Dev’s Mini Mart – with Dev, sadly, out.

But the best bit about the soap opera is that the ITN new anchors Alistair Stewart and reporter Caroline Whitmore were detailed to cover the breaking story of the crash. Here was news as soap opera, albeit without the headline warning:

“If you have been affected by Alistair Stewart’s bombastic voice screaming at racing police cars and frowning at news events, rest assured that he is not real but a work of bad fiction. Any relationship to real life beyond the telly is purely accidental…”

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