Memory lane shortened

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The Independent Online
It may be television's crown jewels, but broadcasters have decided that the the early years of Coronation Street will not grip modern viewers.

Granada Sky Broadcasting, which launches seven new channels on cable and satellite today, has decided to start repeating the soap opera from 1976 onwards - missing out 16 years of episodes.

Executives believe younger audiences would be left cold by the early programmes. Marianne Macdonald