‘Coronation Street’ Star Bill Roache Defends Move To Air Six Episodes A Week

The veteran actor has weighed in on the debate.

‘Coronation Street’ veteran Bill Roache has defended the soap’s bosses over the decision to air six episodes a week from 2017.

Ever since the news was announced, there’s been plenty of talk about how the cast and crew will cope with an extra half-hour to make each week, but Bill reckons everyone will do just fine.

<strong>Bill has starred in 'Corrie' since it began back in 1960</strong>
Bill has starred in 'Corrie' since it began back in 1960
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While Bill is confident that there’ll be no issues, others have shared their doubts, including former ‘Corrie’ star Roy Barraclough, who previously stated: “The actors will not be able to cope, so they will inevitably have to get in more actors to play more characters. With such a huge cast it is very difficult to pull that off.

“Of course it can be done, but just how well is another matter.

“It is a mistake, it’s pure overkill.”

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