The creator of Coronation Street, Tony Warren, is to receive the inaugural Nations and Regions Media Achievement Award at this year’s Salford International Media Festival.
The award recognises his outstanding contribution to, and impact on, the development of media in the Nations and Regions of the UK.
Tony Warren established the world’s longest running TV soap opera in production, Coronation Street. He is still a consultant to the show. The Royal Television Society has labelled the show as “the most successful television programme in British history”.
The Salford International Media Festival runs at the University of Salford from Monday 16th to Thursday 19th November
Stephen Tompkinson returns to our screens tonight as Alan Banks in the series four of the award winning crime drama.
Our entertainment reporter Caroline Whitmore was on set to get an exclusive sneak preview:
Coronation Street was one of the big winners at last night's Royal Television Society Programme Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
It picked up the Best Soap or Serial Drama Award.
Former Manchester United star Gary Neville also won an award for Best Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit for his work on Sky Sports.
Former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly has become a mother for the first time.
The 33-year-old - now known to TV audiences for her role in Mr Selfridge - and her husband Ryan Clark became parents to baby girl Orla on Tuesday.
Kelly bowed out of Corrie in January 2012 following a six-year stint in the soap playing Becky McDonald.
She said she was "overwhelmed with joy to announce the arrival of our daughter."
Colleagues have been paying tribute to the actor Geoffrey Hughes who's died aged 68.
The star with his distinctive scouse accent became a household name, appearing in televison classics such as Heartbeat and the Royle Family.
But as, Rob Jaskowski reports, he's probably best known for his character Eddie Yates in Coronation Street:-