15:11 30 September 2010
Coronation Streets upcoming tram crash storyline is set to be the most expensive stunt in soap history.
The episode is being filmed as part of a special week of episodes to celebrate 50 years of the soap.
It has been reported that a viaduct will collapse; sending a tram crashing into the street, with viewers seeing the deaths of several key characters.
Speaking to the Daily Star, executive producer Phil Collinson said:
Weve had a significant amount of extra money from ITV for this stunt. Its not enough, its never enough.
Its the most money weve ever spent in the shows history; its going to be a spectacular series of episodes.
He also added:
They are going to make sure these episodes are like nothing we've ever seen on Coronation Street. I can't tell you how excited I am.
Filming started on the series of special episodes this week in Manchester, with bosses keen to keep exact details under wraps.
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