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Britain in a Box

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A new series in which Paul Jackson goes behind the scenes to look at some of the programmes that have become icons of television history.
1: The Street. Coronation Street defined a new gritty realism in British life, a recognition that ordinary lives had their own validity. Yet when it was created in 1960 it was almost shelved by Granada, who saw it as incomprehensibly northern. Producer Paul Kobrak Alison Graham on the Street: page 115


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Paul Kobrak
Alison Graham

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