Discover the inside secrets of producing an award-winning show like Coronation Street year after year.
What is the secret of producing a show like Coronation Street year after year, leaving audiences waiting for more, filling endless columns of news print, staying fresh and winning countless awards?
The answer? Meticulous planning.
This event will reveal for the first time the story behind the stories: how plot lines are created, how characters are developed and how teams of writers, producers, directors and designers put together more than 600 episodes of drama every year; mini dramas that have become the mainstay of the ITV schedule.
The high turnover of shows, together with their impact, means that Coronation Street has become the richest training ground for budding writers, directors, designers and producers in the industry.
This event will take you behind the scenes as the panel deconstruct one episode, to illustrate the extraordinary journey it takes from the 'writers room' to screen; a journey that will take nearly a year. It is an absorbing narrative that will be told by those in the front line.
Stuart Blackburn, Producer Coronation Street
Debbie Oates, Writer Coronation Street
Tina O’Brien, the actress who plays Sarah-Louise Platt on Coronation Street
John Whiston, Managing Director, Continuing Drama, ITV
Chair: Paul Jackson
Tuesday 24 November 2015
Venue: One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA
Timings: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start