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Corrie crew to receive BAFTA prize

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ITV soap Coronation Street will next month receive a special BAFTA award honouring the hard work of the serial's crew.

The show's production team will pick up the prize at the British Academy Television Craft Awards on May 23, Broadcast reports.

The gong will mark the Weatherfield drama's 50th anniversary, recognising the contributions made by every person who has worked as part of the programme's behind-the-scenes team over the past five decades.

Speaking of the accolade, the soap's executive producer Kieran Roberts commented: "The wonderful actors in the early episodes of Coronation Street rightly became celebrated, but behind the cameras there were many other stars in the birth of British television's most successful drama serial - creator Tony Warren, of course, and the writers who followed him.

"50 years on, Coronation Street is still brought to life and to screen by a huge team of dedicated and highly talented people behind the camera.

"We're delighted that the special award at this year's British Academy Television Craft Awards recognises the extraordinary contribution to British television made by the entire Coronation Street team, not just this year but in every single year across five decades."

The British Academy Television Craft Awards will be held in London and are to be presented by The One Show's Christine Bleakley. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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