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Who Dies In Coronation Street Tram Crash?
Tram Crash Tragedy on the Cobbles Updated
Coronation Street bosses wanted a new cast and to bring the street up to the 21st Century and what better way to do it than to destroy the Street and kill off some of the much loved characters in the process.
Coronation Streets 50th anniversary episode is set to be explosive quite literally when a Gas explosion in the Joinery Bar causes the bridge to collapse, and a tram to crash of the viaduct on to the cobbles below.
The tram crashes down into the corner shop and the Kabin resulting in at least three favourite cast members losing their lives. Just before the explosion Peter Barlow along with all his nearest and dearest are enjoying his stag night in the Joinery Bar.
Unbeknown to Peter, Nick Tilsley is about to try to scupper the wedding by revealing his affair with Leanne. Nick and Peter are in the office at the bar but as Nick is about to confess Ashley comes in to say goodnight, and the explosion rocks the bar leaving Ashley, Peter and Nick all unconscious and trapped beneath the rubble.
Will they live or die? Meanwhile Ken Barlow who has seen Nick summoning Peter to his office. Ken is fully aware of the affair between Nick and his soon to be daughter in law Leanne, so he rushes of to find Leanne and warn her what is about to happen.
As Ken and Leanne are making a mad rush back over to the bar to stop Nick confessing all to Peter, the explosion hits and they find themselves thrown to the ground back out into the street.
Over at the Rovers a panicked Becky McDonald realises little Max has gone missing and is frantically searching the street for him when the explosion hits. Will Becky find Max before it is to late?
Elsewhere on the street Molly has just told a heartbroken Tyronne that she had an affair and baby Jack is not his son. Molly and baby Jack are seen leaving the house and stopping by the corner shop to speak to Sunita just before the tram crashes.
After the initial explosion a shaken Molly manages to get herself and Baby Jack to the shop door but just as she goes to open it you hear a loud screeching sound as the Tram spirals of the viaduct and crashes into the cobbles below.
Also to be hit by the tram was The Kabin which leaves Rita buried amongst the rubble fighting for her life, and a seriously injured Fiz laying on the cobbles outside.
As we know the show producers promised us a murder and when a deranged Charlotte turns up at John and Fiz's house the night of the crash, she tells John to leave Fiz or she will tell her everything. John tells Charlotte that he has no intention of leaving Fiz which makes obsessed Charlotte grabs a hammer and starts wildly swinging it at an unsuspecting John.
A fight ensues and when John manages to grab the knife from her it is him that ends up raising the hammer and smashing Charlotte over the head with it. Where will he hide the dying Charlotte? Where ever it is she is soon found and later dies from her head injury. Will she reveal the truth about Colin before John turns her life support machine off??
The aftermath of the crash is like something out of a war film, with survivors desperately digging through the rubble in order to locate their loved ones. Who will live and who has sadly died?
The residents begin removing rubble from the corner shop as they discover that Baby Jack and Molly were inside just before the crash. Meanwhile Becky is searching for Steve and little Max when she hears Sunita crying and quickly shouts for the others to help dig her out.
Dev and Cieran struggle to free her. The search soon becomes more frantic when the residents hear baby Jack crying next to his unconscious mum Molly. Meanwhile the local Doctor turns the rovers return into a mini hospital and tends to the injured with the help of Janice Battersby and Gail Platt.
As if the crash wasn't enough a fire breaks out across the street threatening the lives of Claire Peacock and her two children plus little Simon and Russ. When Lloyd kicks down the door to get Claire and the children out, he is thrown back out into the street, leaving Jason Grimshaw to try and save them all from the flames.
Jason manages to save little Simon, but what about the others? Outside the Kabin, an injured Fiz begins to get stomach pains and as the ambulance arrives the Doctor confirms Fiz is in labour. At only 24 weeks pregnant they need to get her into hospital before both she and her baby die. Fiz later gives birth to baby Hope, but this will not be the end of Fiz's troubles.
Back in the street will anybody hear Rita's weak cries for help before it is to late?
Over at the Joinery Nick and Ashley have managed to free themselves but Peter is still trapped, can the lads free him in time before the roof of the joinery collapses on them all? Rumours are that Ashley will choke to death in the rubble when the roof crashes down on him.
Which Man makes a dying wish? With Coronation Street promising a wedding in the week of tragedy, could Peter wish to marry Leanne before he dies making her Simons legal guardian??
It has been revealed that in the hour long live episode, Sally Webster will risk her life to save Molly. Sally has become very close to Molly of late and knows that baby Jack needs his Mum, but it has been revealed that Sally will be told unexpected and shocking news while risking her life for Molly.
I am betting Molly reveals the truth about her affair with Kevin. Perhaps the young Mum knows she is going to die and asks Sally to look after Baby Jack along with his real father....Sally's husband!!
An Oscar winning visual effects company that also worked on film 'Gladiator' and 'Doctor Who' will be working on this massive stunt which will be rehearsed by the cast this week. Coronation Street's new producer Phill Collinson used to Produce with David Tennant known mostly for his role as Dr Who, and the same company used for Dr Who will be using dramatic CGI for the tram crash disaster scenes.
The scenes are costing the show a hefty £1 million, making this the most expensive stunt in soap history. The first episode will be screened on Monday 6th December at 7.30pm and then at 8.30pm we will see the tram hit the cobbles. The drama then continues on Tuesday night at 8.30pm and again on the 8th December at 7pm. The special hour long live episode will begin at 8pm on the 9th December. and then again on Friday 10th December at both 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Not to be missed!!!
It is not yet known who will die in the fateful scenes, but we do know that Ken Barlow, Claire and Ashley Peacock, Molly Dobbs and Liz Mcdonald are all leaving this year. How do they all exit? It has been revealed that Molly and baby Jack are both in the corner shop when the tram crashes into the cobbles, will this spell yet more heartbreak for Tyronne?
Also at risk are Leanne Battersby, Peter Barlow, Rita Sullivan, and Sunita. Producers say the Drama will continue into 2011, as the residents come to terms with the tragedy and the dramatic twists and turns that follow.
Coronation Street Producer has promised that the episodes will feature so much more than just the Tram Crash, with many story lines reaching a climax or characters being sent of in different directions as the Tram hits the cobbles. He says "I can Promise a week of television that people will remember forever."
Executive Producer Kevin Roberts said there are more deaths to come on the street including a Murder. He said someone will be killed at the hands of another and there will be at least three other deaths that are all people who are very well known characters. The victims will all be characters who the viewers care passionately about. He said "These are all big stories and there is going to be a Baby in the middle of it all it."
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Updated 9th December 2010
It was revealed in the news today that Corries live episode tonight will be a target for a terrorist attack. All cast and crew members will be subject to full body searches before entering the set and Anti Terror Police have sent in extra officers to guard the set as well as the Corrie security that has also been stepped up for tonight's episode.
However Greater Manchester Police have denied this claim and said "Quite simply, Granada approached GMP to inform us they were employing a private security firm to help ensure tonight's live programme went ahead without outside interference." "As part of their operation they asked for police assistance and we agreed to deploy a very small number of officers and PCSO's to help patrol the Set's perimeter fence. This small police operation will be paid for by Granada and will not cost taxpayers an extra penny. To reiterate, there is no specific intelligence threat to Coronation Street or any such event. However, the UK threat level remains at severe and people are encouraged to be vigilant."
Tonight's episode will show poor Rita still crying out for help, but will anyone hear her?
Sally will risk her life for Molly only to discover that she has had an affair with Kevin.
Claire will be told of Ashley's death, but is set to get another shock when she switches her phone on in the Rovers and the packed pub hears Ashley's voice saying how much he loves Claire and his two little boys, and cant wait to move to France with them. This of course was the message Ashley left her just before he died.
Meanwhile Gary Windass is reliving his time in Afghanistan, and the stress of it all becomes to much next week when he lashes out and hits his Mum Anna.
Becky McDonald is desperate to pay her sister Kylie off so her and Steve can live happily ever after with little Max, but Becky soon finds herself going back to her dodgy ways when she discovers the till in the corner shop wreckage is still intact and decides to empty the contents........into her buy a baby fund!
Becky then arranges to meet her sister and hands over the stolen loot, but things don't quite go to plan when she is later told by Dev that the CCTV camera in the shop survived the crash. Steve can tell by Becky's worried face that she was the one who stole the money and he threatens to phone the police on his selfish wife. He later tells her that he wont phone the police but he wants her to pack her bags and get out.
Next week we will see a marriage break down, and I am guessing it is Kevin and Sally's. Confessions and revelations come out at a funeral. Two residents decide to pack up and leave the street, and one family learns that their child needs a life changing blood transfusion.
Tyrone finally discovers the truth about Molly and Kevin next week but what will happen with Baby Jack? Also the locals are in need of answers and when Nick discovers the gas problem at The Joinery caused the explosion, he is feeling even more guilty. Does he have something to hide?
John Stape passes Charlotte off as a tram victim only to discover she is still alive. However while she is in hospital fighting for her life, Killer John sneaks in and turns her life support machine off. His killing spree does not stop there!!!