Yesterday, as part of our Video Weekend, Inner Toob ran several clips about the suggested connections between 'Coronation Street' and 'EastEnders'. I've got a good feeling that fans of 'Coronation Street' will be responding to my plea for information... information... information about that supposed crossover because they O'Bviously take their "Corrie" very seriously.
Proof of that came with the news that a recent storyline on the show - about a deadly train crash - was so realistic to some viewers that they called up a travel advice hotline to make sure that the Metrolink of the Trueniverse was still in operation.
It wasn't the type of mass panic as happened when Orson Welles broadcast his version of "The War Of The Worlds" over the radio, however. A Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive spokeswoman said that none of the calls were from people freaking out. There were only about six calls and they just wanted to know if train service had been affected.....