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William Roache 1968

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. Our image this week shows actors William Roache, right, and Jack Howarth in a parlour scene from Granada’s long-running soap Coronation Street. The date is April 1968.

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Corrie Humour Quiz

Some of TV’s funniest moments have been provided by long-running Granada soap Coronation Street down the years. How well do you remember Corrie’s humorous moments and the characters who created them? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz?

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Dickenson Road Studios Quiz

It’s hard to believe that some of the BBC’s most popular programmes were once broadcast from a converted Wesleyan Chapel in Rusholme. How well do you remember Dickenson Road or the stars who recorded there? Why not test your knowledge in our weekly nostalgia quiz.

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Mike Yarwood Quiz

Our nostalgia quiz this week focuses on Stockport impressionist Mike Yarwood – one of the most popular entertainers of the 1970s and 80s. His Yuletide special on Christmas Day 1977 recorded the biggest ever TV audience for a light entertainment broadcast – beating even Morecambe and Wise!

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Corrie Panto 1964

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Coronation Street, we look back this week to the cast’s version of the pantomime Cinderella, staged at the Granada studios in December 1964.

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