Coronation Street Mysteries

Random observation time...

Often, I'll watch the CBC Toronto news either at 5pm or 6pm. Forever, they'd shut it down at 6:30pm for Coronation Street. The opening chords of the Coronation Street soundtrack is etched into my cranium.

Then, a short while ago, this song was replaced by the opening theme of Murdoch Mysteries. I'm not sure what happened to Coronation Street, but I imagined Corrie fans going apeshit at the change. I suspect Corrie fans are the type who really, really hate change.

Now, all of a sudden, Coronation Street is back at 6:30pm after the CBC Toronto news. It's opening song is my queue to turn off the telly.


Did they switch back because the Coronation Street faithful wrote a massive number of letters to the CBC? Was the outcry so loud they had to reverse their decision?

Just wondering...

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Ryan G /

I haven't a clue, but on a somewhat related note, I remember something from my childhood that may or may not have anything to do with my heroin habit as an 8-year old.

My folks watched a lot of British produced programming and therefore, in the 1 tv household, so did I. Aside from the english accents from the actors, another sure way I knew it was British was that the large majority of exterior scenes were shot on film, whereas the interiors were video, shot with studio cameras.

March 26, 2015 @ 3:53 PM

m m

What I've learned from your post is that they should change it to the theme from Hockey Night in Canada. Instant rating bonanza!

March 26, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

Mike from Lowville

Did not really notice. We watch all five episodes Sunday mornings.

March 26, 2015 @ 6:21 PM


Coronation Street was always at 6:30 for years,then in the last year switched to 7:30 and temporarily due to other programming switches back to 6:30.It's figure skating that has pushed back the viewing time right now..Hope that clears things up for you and allows a good night's sleep.:-)

March 27, 2015 @ 12:17 PM

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