British soap opera Coronation Street postponed after Cumbria shooting
Thursday, June 3, 2010
An episode of the British has been postponed after it was due to air on the same day as a string of shootings in Cumbria occurred. The episode, due to be broadcast on last night, featured a siege and hostage situation heavily involving guns.
The soap was replaced with an episode of. ITV released a statement "ITV has postponed tonight's episode of Coronation Street out of respect to those affected by today's tragedy. Coronation Street will be replaced by a compilation episode of TV Burp."
The broadcast was shelved after a man shot dead 12 people and injured several more in Cumbria. This episode of Coronation Street is one of a six part collection of episodes. They took around four weeks to film.
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