The Corrie Years - Netflix
A look back at some of the best and unseen moments from the history of Britain's longest running soap opera Coronation Street. The first episode is called The Headline Makers and focuses on some of the highest profile storylines from the shows history including an infamous storyline that was never broadcast at the time because of a press outcry, this is about Sheila Birtles way back in 1963 and her attempted suicide. This would have been seen as absolutley shocking at the time so it's easy to see why Granada were uneasy about showing it. Also on the episode is the Weatherfield One plot which saw Deirdre jailed for crimes she did not commit after falling for a conman. Her prison sentence sparked a media frenzy and even MPs discussed the miscarriage of justice. There is also a look at Sarah-Louise Platt's teenage pregnancy storyline, which was praised by government ministers for raising the issue. Plus the show covers Deirdre Barlow's affair with Mike Baldwin, which inspired many column inches and public polls on Deirdre's dilemma, and Sally Webster's devastating breast cancer diagnosis, which she revealed to her husband Kevin as he was about to tell her that he was leaving her for another woman. Narrated by David Morrissey and featuring contributions from the likes of Ken Barlow and Anne Kirkbride.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Corrie Years - Corrie Sanders - Netflix
Cornelius Johannes “Corrie” Sanders (7 January 1966 – 23 September 2012) was a South African professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2008. He won the WBO heavyweight title in 2003 after knocking out Wladimir Klitschko in two rounds, which was considered one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history; The Ring magazine named it the Upset of the Year. In 2004, having vacated the WBO title, Sanders faced Wladimir's brother Vitali Klitschko in an unsuccessful challenge for the vacant WBC and Ring heavyweight titles. Nicknamed “The Sniper”, Sanders was a southpaw with a long reach, and was known for carrying formidable knockout power in his straight left hand. He died in a hospital in the early hours of 23 September 2012 after being shot during an armed robbery.
The Corrie Years - WBO heavyweight champion - Netflix
Despite the fact that he had fought only three rounds in the last two years, the WBO sanctioned a challenge to their heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. On 8 March 2003, Sanders provided a stunning upset in Hanover, Germany, by dropping Klitschko four times to snatch the Ukrainian's belt by a second-round knockout.
The Corrie Years - References - Netflix