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May 11, 2007 Quickie Link: Coronation Street creator's jail fear
By vanrozenheim

The creator of Coronation Street has spoken out about the prejudice he faced as a gay man writing the soap in the Sixties. Tony Warren, who wrote the original episodes back in 1960, was openly gay before decriminalisation in 1967 - and says he lived in fear of what was going to happen to him. He said: "I never went past Strangeways jail without thinking, `Is that where I'm going to end up?' "Although I was out to other gay people at Granada, it was almost unwise to let people know." Tony said that although `a lot of creative people at Granada didn't care', he did face a barrage of homophobic remarks from some staff.

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