The dark side of the Street: No more comedy on the cobbles? Corrie boss speaks out
Millions of us watched Coronation Street on Friday night as David Platt was drugged by his friend, mechanic Josh Tucker and taken into a bedroom to be sexually assaulted.
The scenes have prompted a huge response from viewers, many have applauded Corrie for tackling such a tough storyline but with recent storylines including child grooming, a heroin addicted vicar and Pat Phelan’s ongoing reign of terror, some viewers have said they think this is just one dark storyline too far.
Corrie Series Producer Kate Oates will be joining us to tell us why she's pleased the soap is taking on such a serious subject and to reassure us that comedy will always be at the heart of life in Weatherfield.