Quickie Link [1]: Coronation Street creator's jail fear [2]

By : vanrozenheim on May 11, 2007 - 11:25 PM
Culture [3]
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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  [2] https://gayrepublic.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1164&lead=1
  [3] https://gayrepublic.org/index.php?name=News&catid=&topic=8&lead=1
  [4] http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1006/1006748_corrie_creators_jail_fear.html