Coronation Street creator Tony Warren died

Posted on:03 Mar 2016 10:09:16
Coronation Street creator Tony Warren died
03 March 2016 Current Affairs: Tony Warren, the beloved “father” of British drama Coronation Street, who created a show that became the world’s longest-running TV soap, has died. He was 79.Born Anthony McVay Simpson near Manchester in 1936, Warren first adopted his stage name as a child actor, becoming a regular on BBC radio.At the age of 23 in 1959, he conceived the idea for the famous creation. Reportedly, he was on a sleeper train when he conceived the idea of becoming a producer.He had said he had a "wonderful idea" about a "little back street with a pub at one end and a shop at the other, and all the lives of the people there, just ordinary things" -- the concept of "Coronation Street", which eventually became the most watched show in Britain and changed the face of British TV. In 2010, it became the world's longest running TV soap opera in production.

Monthly Current Affairs

Current Affairs Section

Daily Current Affairs Quiz

Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs November 2017

22 NOVEMBER
NEWS
21 NOVEMBER
NEWS
20 NOVEMBER
NEWS
19 NOVEMBER
NEWS

Current Affairs October 2017

31 OCTOBER
NEWS
30 OCTOBER
NEWS
29 OCTOBER
NEWS
28 OCTOBER
NEWS

Current Affairs September 2017

30 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
28 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
27 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
26 SEPTEMBER
NEWS