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|The Magic of Coronation Street|
|Release date||16th November 1982|
|BBFC rating||Released prior to ratings system|
|Running time||172 min|
The Magic of Coronation Street was a 1982 video spin-off containing six Coronation Street episodes from the 1960s, with newly recorded linking material with actors Patricia Phoenix, Peter Adamson and Doris Speed. The linking scenes were scripted and performed in-character, with Elsie Tanner, Len Fairclough and Annie Walker reminiscing in the Rovers Return Inn to introduce each episode. It was the first commercial release in the programme's history.
In 1985, The Magic of Coronation Street was re-issued as two separate videos, each featuring three episodes, by Vestron Video.
|1||1||9th December 1960|
|2||16||16th February 1961|
|3||108||25th December 1961|
|4||165||11th July 1962|
|5||317||25th December 1963|
|6||421||23rd December 1964|
- Within the narrative of the special, Elsie tells Len that her grandson Paul Cheveski has been made a petty officer. This is not referenced in any regular Coronation Street episode.
- The subtitle on the cover reads Distant Memories 1960-64. The same title is given in an opening caption on the video.
- The six episodes were presented without the "End of Part One" and "Part Two" breaks and the end credits.