'Doctor Who' producer heads for 'Corrie'?
The Daily Star claims that he is in line to replace the ITV show's current executive producer Steve Frost in the near future, with bosses currently "grooming" him to take over.
A source told the paper: "Phil Collinson is the big target and everyone is saying how he is virtually certain to get the job… [he] is a big fan of old style Corrie so some of the old big names could be back."
Collinson has overseen the current production of Doctor Who since the series was revived in 2005. On the third series, which concludes next Saturday, Collinson has had a lighter workload with Susie Liggat stepping in for the 'Human Nature/The Family of Blood' two parter.
In the late 1980s, the BBC scheduled Doctor Who directly against Coronation Street for the last two seasons of Sylvester McCoy's tenure as the Time Lord, with the soap winning comfortably.