Iain Macleod

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Iain Macleod said : “The readers of TV Choice are proper telly connoisseurs, so to receive anything at these awards is always great but to sweep the board is an incredible endorsement of all the graft and grit put in by the whole Coronation Street team” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 7, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “The readers of TV Choice are proper telly connoisseurs, so to receive anything at these awards is always great but to sweep the board is an incredible endorsement of all the graft and grit put in by the whole Coronation Street team” External link

thecourier Monday, September 7, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “The readers of TV Choice are proper telly connoisseurs, so to receive anything at these awards is always great – but to sweep the board is an incredible endorsement of all the graft and grit put in by the whole Coronation Street team” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 7, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explaining : "We had planned right before the pandemic to be doing something that was quite production intensive and challenging and would have required lots of SFX and elaborate design builds from our brilliant designs team. " External link

themirror Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

westerntelegraph Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

icWales Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

yorkpress Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

newsandstar Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We've got more coming up for Daniel Osborne. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

worcesternews Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

oxfordtimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "There was one, really high-profile week of episodes that would have required a location shoot and we have a [suspension] on all off-site filming at the moment so that had to go in the bin. " External link

themirror Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained ( about Liz McDonald ) : "Liz's departure is a long way off yet, but we want it to be big, heroic and befitting of the character. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained ( about Liz McDonald ) : "Liz's departure is a long way off yet, but we want it to be big, heroic and befitting of the character. " External link

themirror Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The staple of a good soap episode is a punch-up or a fight," External link

CBC Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "You might end one scene with an aggressor turning up and holding a pipe," "Then the camera drifts into the alleyway and we find the victim badly beaten" External link

CBC Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "We had one particularly big storyline which was due to climax in the finals week of Britain's Got Talent," External link

themirror Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “It will be a day/night thing,” External link

nytimes Monday, June 22, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In some cases we'll be telling a story that accounts for them (characters) being off screen for the time being but in other cases we'll imagine that they're just upstairs unseen. " External link

thisisderbyshire Monday, June 22, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In some cases we'll be telling a story that accounts for them (characters) being off screen for the time being but in other cases we'll imagine that they're just upstairs unseen. " External link

derbytelegraph Monday, June 22, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In some cases they physically can't be in the building," External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In some cases they physically can't be in the building," External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “If you consider that every time somebody touches something that has been bought in from our buying team, then been placed on set by somebody from our design team - that’s three possible chains of transmission for any virus particles that might be on any of their hands” External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We had a scene that would in a pre-pandemic universe would have required character A to attempt to kiss character B and there would have been some lip on lip contact, which is obviously not acceptable within what we are doing for biosecurity reasons" External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "It works equally well, it is just a different scene," External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “If you consider that every time somebody touches something that has been bought in from our buying team, then been placed on set by somebody from our design team - that’s three possible chains of transmission for any virus particles that might be on any of their hands” External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We had a scene that would in a pre-pandemic universe would have required character A to attempt to kiss character B and there would have been some lip on lip contact, which is obviously not acceptable within what we are doing for biosecurity reasons" External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "It works equally well, it is just a different scene," External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod admitted : "Our request to directors has been: cheat it. We will use focal distancing and foreshortening to make it look like married couples are closer than they are and create a bit of intimacy. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Dustin Hoffman ) : “We took the view that it’s better to let viewers see the new world that we all live in rather than talk about it,” “I don’t think people tune in to Coronation Street wanting to see more people banging on about the pandemic. We want to stay true to what Corrie is, not suddenly turn it into a medical drama or a soap version of the Dustin Hoffman movie Outbreak” External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “The episode on 24 July is the first one [filmed] after the pandemic hit,” External link

guardian Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “I think the viewers will like it,” “It doesn’t feel like compromised Corrie, it feels like classic Corrie” External link

guardian Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod admitted : "Our request to directors has been: cheat it. We will use focal distancing and foreshortening to make it look like married couples are closer than they are and create a bit of intimacy. " External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Dustin Hoffman ) : “We took the view that it’s better to let viewers see the new world that we all live in rather than talk about it,” “I don’t think people tune in to Coronation Street wanting to see more people banging on about the pandemic. We want to stay true to what Corrie is, not suddenly turn it into a medical drama or a soap version of the Dustin Hoffman movie Outbreak” External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It’s not Ray or Scott connected like fan theories suggest – we have yet to meet the mystery character involved. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It’s not Ray or Scott connected like fan theories suggest – we have yet to meet the mystery character involved. " External link

themirror Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Read More ) : "Safety remains our number one priority and we are under no illusions about the challenges still facing us and the nation as a whole. Read More Related Articles There'll be no hanky-panky between characters who aren't living together, thank you very much (Image: ITV) " External link

themirror Monday, June 1, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Safety remains our number one priority and we are under no illusions about the challenges still facing us and the nation as a whole. There'll be no hanky-panky between characters who aren't living together, thank you very much (Image: ITV) " External link

irishmirror Monday, June 1, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "The whole team at Coronation Street has pulled together to generate an ingenious, intricate set of protocols, to allow filming to restart as safely as humanly possible. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, June 1, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The whole team at Coronation Street has pulled together to generate an ingenious, intricate set of protocols, to allow filming to restart as safely as humanly possible. " External link

irishmirror Monday, June 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The whole team at Coronation Street has pulled together to generate an ingenious, intricate set of protocols, to allow filming to restart as safely as humanly possible. " External link

themirror Monday, June 1, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "Above all, we wanted to do justice to the stories of the many thousands of families who have to deal with diagnoses similar to Oliver's, be it a mitochondrial disorder or another life-limiting condition. " External link

heart Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "The younger contingent think you should deal with it head on, and zero tolerance, where Ed and [his wife] Aggie have a slightly more 'keep your head held high and ignore it because you will never change these idiots' minds, lads' view. " External link

irishmirror Friday, May 15, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "The younger contingent think you should deal with it head on, and zero tolerance, where Ed and [his wife] Aggie have a slightly more 'keep your head held high and ignore it because you will never change these idiots' minds, lads' view. " External link

themirror Friday, May 15, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "They then move onto someone else so it's right we look back at Geoff's previous relationships and see he has done this before. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Geoff does not find it easy to, ultimately, have Yasmeen outside of this sphere of influence and that becomes quite significant as the legal proceedings unfold" External link

themirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "I think, typically, abusers of this type do not get better and I think it would possibly be a dangerous message to impart to our audience to say, 'Oh, actually these people can change.'" External link

themirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. "Coronation Street has had many iconic double acts down the years. Indeed, it's a defining feature of the show. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Tracy and Steve McDonald's relationship has been anything but smooth Image copyright PA Media Image caption Sunita and Dev Alahan enjoyed an on-off relationship in the soap. "I hope fans will agree that the ones we've chosen, after much heated debate, are among the best of the bunch" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

hulldailymail Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. " External link

cambridge-news Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

leicestermercury Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

bathchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. " External link

icWales Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

exeterexpressandecho Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

derbytelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. " External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "In Oliver’s case it was latent from first then manifest in 3-4. There are 100s maybe thousands of strands so his case is different. Oliver is rushed to the hospital once again. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "In Oliver’s case it was latent from first then manifest in 3-4. There are 100s maybe thousands of strands so his case is different. " External link

themirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "This is a story about a family coming to terms with the most difficult news anyone can face and the ways in which this strengthens and shatters relationships in unpredictable ways. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In Oliver’s case it was latent from first then manifest in 3-4. There are 100s maybe thousands of strands so his case is different. He was been asymptomatic but his diagnosis means he is going to have a seriously limited lifespan. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "This is a story about a family coming to terms with the most difficult news anyone can face and the ways in which this strengthens and shatters relationships in unpredictable ways. " External link

themirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In Oliver’s case it was latent from first then manifest in 3-4. There are 100s maybe thousands of strands so his case is different. He was been asymptomatic but his diagnosis means he is going to have a seriously limited lifespan. " External link

themirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : “The scripts were generated though work-shopping with the actors. "I was acutely aware that as a middle-aged white man I don’t have any direct experiences of racism. It made sense to get the actors’ perceptions” External link

themirror Monday, May 11, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "I can tell you for sure that it's not Ray or Scott – it's somebody we have yet to meet," External link

themirror Friday, May 8, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod replied : "Interesting! I think the short answer is yes, in a way. That's certainly part of what we're writing in scripts. " External link

themirror Friday, May 8, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The Coronation Street that we love is the one that reflects modern Britain, albeit in a more heightened way sometimes. " External link

thevisitor Friday, May 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The Coronation Street that we love is the one that reflects modern Britain, albeit in a more heightened way sometimes. " External link

YorkshirePost Friday, May 8, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "What we thought when we considered the Geoff story was that we thought it was highly unlikely that this was the first time Geoff had exhibited these behaviours in a relationship. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "What we thought when we considered the Geoff story was that we thought it was highly unlikely that this was the first time Geoff had exhibited these behaviours in a relationship. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "People want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well. They don't want suddenly to be watching a different programme" External link

skynews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "People want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well. They don't want suddenly to be watching a different programme" External link

heart Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "People want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well. They don't want suddenly to be watching a different programme" External link

skynews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "As you can imagine, Alya's very heavily involved but Sally comes to be quite pivotal and she, I think is fair to say, has never been Geoff's biggest fan. And she is among the first people to start to see what is going on behind closed doors over the road - or next door, as I should say. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "It will be there, you will be able to see evidence of it in the way people behave - hand washing protocols, the way businesses are run will be tweaked to put more takeaways and the like," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod pointed out : "Look at the reaction to the Geoff and Yasmeen story - that's as far as you can get from comedic story as you can probably get," "It's evidence that people want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well" External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The timelines have been shunted around as a result of the lockdown and things like that. But I think it's fair to imagine it will certainly be this year, we think. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The timelines have been shunted around as a result of the lockdown and things like that. But I think it's fair to imagine it will certainly be this year, we think. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "As you can imagine, Alya's very heavily involved but Sally comes to be quite pivotal and she, I think is fair to say, has never been Geoff's biggest fan. And she is among the first people to start to see what is going on behind closed doors over the road - or next door, as I should say. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "It will be there, you will be able to see evidence of it in the way people behave - hand washing protocols, the way businesses are run will be tweaked to put more takeaways and the like," External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod pointed out : "Look at the reaction to the Geoff and Yasmeen story - that's as far as you can get from comedic story as you can probably get," "It's evidence that people want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well" External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod says : "If they read the scripts and didn't think something was right we would get rid of it. "There is the potential to do as much harm as good if we do it wrongly. If the message we put out persuades people not to get help it would be catastrophic" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod says : "It is death by a thousand cuts. It gradually corrodes somebody's personality, their social life, isolates them from their friends in such a bespoke fashion," "Often they don't realise it is happening" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

themirror Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was ‘doomed from the outset.’ "I am first and foremost a massive fan of the show and I watched this landmark episode with absolute glee. It is uniquely Corrie: funny, poignant and characterful - and a glorious homage to the comedic charabanc trips of times past, packed with strong female characters and sparkling dialogue. "It’s a really great exhibition of Coronation Street’s classic qualities as we start a new decade on the cobbles” External link

heart Monday, January 27, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

stokesentinel Monday, January 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

derbytelegraph Monday, January 27, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 27, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

icWales Monday, January 27, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

cambridge-news Monday, January 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

hulldailymail Monday, January 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

bathchronicle Monday, January 27, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

leicestermercury Monday, January 27, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Tyrone Dobbs ) : "Beyond new year, we have the final exciting chapter of the Tyrone, Fiz and Jade story" External link

themirror Sunday, January 5, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Yeah she will but it's not a story about her being in physical peril, it's an emotional story for her around Christmas" External link

irishmirror Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Yeah she will but it's not a story about her being in physical peril, it's an emotional story for her around Christmas" External link

themirror Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “We’ve always done cosy Christmas’, but this year I thought let’s go for something really big, there’s a tonne of really high octane stuff in there” External link

heart Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : "There’s the interesting next chapter in the Daniel and Bethany story which is about Daniel’s grief. “Soaps can struggle to tell a realistic grief timeline – there comes a point where viewers find it dark and downbeat but I think we’ve found a clever way to realistically play out the next chapter of that. Daniel kisses Bethany (Image: Coronation Street/ITV) “In one of their heads it’s a romance but in the others it’s a lot more complicated. It’s a really interesting grief story where it’s not just about Daniel sitting alone in his flat, feeling lonely. It will ultimately form part of Lucy Fallon’s exit story" External link

tamworthherald Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : "There’s the interesting next chapter in the Daniel and Bethany story which is about Daniel’s grief. “Soaps can struggle to tell a realistic grief timeline – there comes a point where viewers find it dark and downbeat but I think we’ve found a clever way to realistically play out the next chapter of that. Daniel kisses Bethany (Image: Coronation Street/ITV) “In one of their heads it’s a romance but in the others it’s a lot more complicated. It’s a really interesting grief story where it’s not just about Daniel sitting alone in his flat, feeling lonely. It will ultimately form part of Lucy Fallon’s exit story" External link

birminghammail Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Christmas Day this year is big and exciting and a bit bonkers and in my long and varied career in soap, we've done cosy Christmasses and camp Christmasses and slightly crazy Christmasses and I thought, let's just go for something really big and cataclysmic for Christmas this year. " External link

birminghammail Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "I think we're rediscovering a bit of what Gary Windass was when he came into the show," External link

birminghammail Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Anything like that is a tough decision. Killing any character, whether it's Christmas or not, is a tough decision. I'm always fully conscious of the fact that these aren't just characters - there is an actor and a human being that plays that part. " External link

birminghammail Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Christmas Day this year is big and exciting and a bit bonkers and in my long and varied career in soap, we've done cosy Christmasses and camp Christmasses and slightly crazy Christmasses and I thought, let's just go for something really big and cataclysmic for Christmas this year. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "I think we're rediscovering a bit of what Gary Windass was when he came into the show," External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Anything like that is a tough decision. Killing any character, whether it's Christmas or not, is a tough decision. I'm always fully conscious of the fact that these aren't just characters - there is an actor and a human being that plays that part. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “We’ve always done cosy Christmas’, but this year I thought let’s go for something really big, there’s a tonne of really high octane stuff in there” External link

heart Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about David Platt ) : "The events of Christmas Day precipitate a really heartbreaking and dead serious story for the Platts, more specifically for David and Shona. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "There's the interesting next chapter of the Bethany and Daniel story which, without putting too much of a finer point on it, is about Daniel's grief" External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "Christmas Day this year is big and exciting and a bit bonkers and in my long and varied career in soap, we've done cosy Christmasses and camp Christmasses and slightly crazy Christmasses and I thought, let's just go for something really big and cataclysmic for Christmas this year. Gary Windass' redemption arc will be sparked over the events at Christmas Derek accuses Gary of ruining his life and steals a gun to kill him. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "I think we're rediscovering a bit of what Gary Windass was when he came into the show," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Anything like that is a tough decision. Killing any character, whether it's Christmas or not, is a tough decision. I'm always fully conscious of the fact that these aren't just characters - there is an actor and a human being that plays that part. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "There is a view that Coronation Street should embrace guns at its peril, most famously Ernie Bishop was killed with a shotgun many years ago so it's not as though it's the first time we've done anything of this scale. Shona and Davd will also be affected by this year's Christmas shooting. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Yeah she will but it's not a story about her being in physical peril, it's an emotional story for her around Christmas. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about David Platt ) : "The events of Christmas Day precipitate a really heartbreaking and dead serious story for the Platts, more specifically for David and Shona. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "There's the interesting next chapter of the Bethany and Daniel story which, without putting too much of a finer point on it, is about Daniel's grief" External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "Christmas Day this year is big and exciting and a bit bonkers and in my long and varied career in soap, we've done cosy Christmasses and camp Christmasses and slightly crazy Christmasses and I thought, let's just go for something really big and cataclysmic for Christmas this year. Gary Windass' redemption arc will be sparked over the events at Christmas Derek accuses Gary of ruining his life and steals a gun to kill him. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "I think we're rediscovering a bit of what Gary Windass was when he came into the show," External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Anything like that is a tough decision. Killing any character, whether it's Christmas or not, is a tough decision. I'm always fully conscious of the fact that these aren't just characters - there is an actor and a human being that plays that part. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Yeah she will but it's not a story about her being in physical peril, it's an emotional story for her around Christmas. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "There is a view that Coronation Street should embrace guns at its peril, most famously Ernie Bishop was killed with a shotgun many years ago so it's not as though it's the first time we've done anything of this scale. Shona and Davd will also be affected by this year's Christmas shooting. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The story going forward is about loneliness and isolation. " External link

themirror Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod told : "The reality is that for minority languages, any kind of media representation is very valuable," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "There are millions of Canadians who don't speak English and French and that doesn't make them any less Canadian," "I think if they want to tell those stories in their own languages, they should absolutely have the right to do that. Those stories are no less Canadian" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Sinead Tinker ) : "More or less yes. When I started Katie and I spoke at length about what the right ending would be. Sinead's husband Daniel is by her side as she struggles on in pain. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "More or less yes. When I started Katie and I spoke at length about what the right ending would be. Sinead's husband Daniel is by her side as she struggles on in pain Read More " External link

themirror Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It felt like the respectful way of doing it, the most interesting way of doing it and the least " External link

heart Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It felt like the respectful way of doing it and the most interesting way of doing it and the least soapy way of doing it was to just be in there really and see the difficulties they both experience, see the moments of laughter that were still in there, the moments of warmth and just let it tell its own story and take its own time. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gemma Winter ) : "Gemma and Paul’s family background has always been fascinating to me - the inseparable bond of twins but with a huge fault-line down the middle, which we’ve hinted at but never explained. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gemma Winter ) : "Gemma and Paul’s family background has always been fascinating to me - the inseparable bond of twins but with a huge fault-line down the middle, which we’ve hinted at but never explained. " External link

themirror Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It’s common for people to think abusive behaviour has to be physical - but you can damage someone profoundly without laying a finger on them. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It’s common for people to think abusive behaviour has to be physical - but you can damage someone profoundly without laying a finger on them. " External link

themirror Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. " External link

icWales Monday, June 24, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Read More ) : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. Read More " External link

birminghammail Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Read More ) : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. Read More " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. " External link

themirror Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Lucy advised us at the start of this year that she would like to leave at the end of her current contract in 2020 to pursue other projects. " External link

heart Friday, May 3, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Lucy Fallon ) : "Lucy advised us at the start of this year that she would like to leave at the end of her current contract in 2020 to pursue other projects. "She is an amazing performer and has been at the centre of some huge stories for us during her time on the show" External link

bbc Friday, May 3, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Lucy Fallon ) : "Lucy advised us at the start of this year that she would like to leave at the end of her current contract in 2020 to pursue other projects. " External link

chroniclelive Friday, May 3, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We are keen to highlight that slavery hides in plain sight – the salon which does your nails for a too-good-to-be-true price, the car wash which valets your hatchback for half the going rate… these could all be staffed by people who are being coerced, threatened and exploited. " External link

themirror Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Norris Cole ) : "Norris is not leaving the show, we just thought that given the circumstances that we find ourselves in, it made sense to put a family in number three. " External link

msn-uk Monday, April 22, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Norris Cole ) : "Norris is not leaving the show, we just thought that given the circumstances that we find ourselves in, it made sense to put a family in number three. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “I don’t really know. Manchester has a large proportion of black residents so it did feel overdue we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately” External link

irishmirror Monday, April 8, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “I don’t really know. Manchester has a large proportion of black residents so it did feel overdue we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately” External link

themirror Monday, April 8, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Manchester is a city which has a large proportion of black residents and Weatherfield is part of Manchester. It did feel sort of overdue that we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately" External link

msn-uk Sunday, April 7, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The north-west and Great Britain as a whole is a big melting pot of people from different backgrounds and ethnicities and the more representative we can make Corrie of Manchester and Britain the better really. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We wanted to look at a modern story about a young, gay man. It won't be your normal coming out story where we see James wrestling with his sexuality. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about British ) : "They do, in a fairly British, polite way, rub the neighbours up the wrong way a little bit when they arrive and then Aggie takes offence at something one of her neighbours says and it becomes a little bit of a tit for tat war. It's the residents of number one, " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Manchester is a city which has a large proportion of black residents and Weatherfield is part of Manchester. It did feel sort of overdue that we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately" External link

hulldailymail Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The north-west and Great Britain as a whole is a big melting pot of people from different backgrounds and ethnicities and the more representative we can make Corrie of Manchester and Britain the better really... It's was a no-brainer" External link

bbc Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Short answer - I don't really know. "Manchester has a large proportion of black residents so it did feel sort of overdue we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately" External link

bbc Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Manchester is a city which has a large proportion of black residents and Weatherfield is part of Manchester. It did feel sort of overdue that we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately" External link

msn-uk Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Short answer - I don't really know. Michael is played by CBeebies House presenter Ryan Russell, while James is played by musical theatre star Nathan Graham. Lorna Laidlaw, who starred in Doctors for eight years, will play Aggie - with Corrie producers revealing she is set to clash with the Barlows next door. MacLeod said: " External link

skynews Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "The North West and Great Britain as a whole is a big melting pot of people from different backgrounds and ethnicities and the more representative we can make Corrie of Manchester and Britain the better really. " External link

skynews Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Norris Cole ) : "Norris is not leaving the show, we just thought that given the circumstances that we find ourselves in, it made sense to put a family in number three. " External link

msn-uk Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “We wanted to look at homophobia in sport, so that will be a component of the story but also we wanted to look at a modern story about a young gay man” External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 6, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “We wanted to look at homophobia in sport, so that will be a component of the story but also we wanted to look at a modern story about a young gay man” External link

themirror Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Monday, March 18, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Monday, March 18, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Sunday, March 17, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “They will come pretty close to killing each other,” External link

msn-uk Friday, March 8, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Monday, February 25, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "He's back for a short stint in a little sort of cameo return in the hope we can have him back permanently in the future. " External link

msn-uk Friday, February 8, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Friday, February 8, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 28, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:34:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained ( about Gemma Winter ) : "He's like a male Gemma with even fewer of the rough edges smoothed," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "All the Lewis and Audrey stuff is a launchpad for a massive family saga for the Platts that will draw in and pit against all of the members of the Platt family. Lewis and Audrey's storyline will spark a divide between the Platt family Read More " External link

themirror Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Carla Connor ) : "At that point the characters don't know that it was caused by someone else. So that will trigger a massive storyline for Carla" External link

themirror Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "In keeping with their characters, I don't think anybody is expecting dancing girls and show tunes," External link

themirror Saturday, October 22, 2016 6:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Christmas is very Christmassy this year. We wanted it to be slightly fluffier, although that’s not to say it won’t have its own dramatic twists and turns” External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don’t,” External link

japantimes Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless,” External link

japantimes Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don’t,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 19, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 19, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

GulfDailyNews Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don’t,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

startribune Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

startribune Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don’t,” External link

therepublic Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless,” External link

therepublic Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : “We try to downplay the ‘On Golden Pond’ connection and concentrate on the natural history and beauty of the area,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, July 31, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
boss5.93%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
producer40.68%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
executive producer11.86%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
politician3.39%EN09/24/201724/09/2017
itv boss0.85%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
executive director20.34%EN09/06/201606/09/2016
director10.17%EN09/06/201606/09/2016
researcher0.85%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
new producer1.69%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
secretary3.39%EN11/30/201330/11/2013
chancellor0.85%EN07/17/200517/07/2005
Names Lang Count
Iain MacleodEN90.62%
Iain MacleodFR9.38%


 
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Iain Macleod said : “The readers of TV Choice are proper telly connoisseurs, so to receive anything at these awards is always great but to sweep the board is an incredible endorsement of all the graft and grit put in by the whole Coronation Street team” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 7, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “The readers of TV Choice are proper telly connoisseurs, so to receive anything at these awards is always great but to sweep the board is an incredible endorsement of all the graft and grit put in by the whole Coronation Street team” External link

thecourier Monday, September 7, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “The readers of TV Choice are proper telly connoisseurs, so to receive anything at these awards is always great – but to sweep the board is an incredible endorsement of all the graft and grit put in by the whole Coronation Street team” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 7, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explaining : "We had planned right before the pandemic to be doing something that was quite production intensive and challenging and would have required lots of SFX and elaborate design builds from our brilliant designs team. " External link

themirror Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

westerntelegraph Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

icWales Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

yorkpress Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

newsandstar Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We've got more coming up for Daniel Osborne. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

worcesternews Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. " External link

oxfordtimes Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "There was one, really high-profile week of episodes that would have required a location shoot and we have a [suspension] on all off-site filming at the moment so that had to go in the bin. " External link

themirror Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained ( about Liz McDonald ) : "Liz's departure is a long way off yet, but we want it to be big, heroic and befitting of the character. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained ( about Liz McDonald ) : "Liz's departure is a long way off yet, but we want it to be big, heroic and befitting of the character. " External link

themirror Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The staple of a good soap episode is a punch-up or a fight," External link

CBC Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "You might end one scene with an aggressor turning up and holding a pipe," "Then the camera drifts into the alleyway and we find the victim badly beaten" External link

CBC Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "We had one particularly big storyline which was due to climax in the finals week of Britain's Got Talent," External link

themirror Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “It will be a day/night thing,” External link

nytimes Monday, June 22, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In some cases we'll be telling a story that accounts for them (characters) being off screen for the time being but in other cases we'll imagine that they're just upstairs unseen. " External link

thisisderbyshire Monday, June 22, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In some cases we'll be telling a story that accounts for them (characters) being off screen for the time being but in other cases we'll imagine that they're just upstairs unseen. " External link

derbytelegraph Monday, June 22, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In some cases they physically can't be in the building," External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In some cases they physically can't be in the building," External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “If you consider that every time somebody touches something that has been bought in from our buying team, then been placed on set by somebody from our design team - that’s three possible chains of transmission for any virus particles that might be on any of their hands” External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We had a scene that would in a pre-pandemic universe would have required character A to attempt to kiss character B and there would have been some lip on lip contact, which is obviously not acceptable within what we are doing for biosecurity reasons" External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "It works equally well, it is just a different scene," External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “If you consider that every time somebody touches something that has been bought in from our buying team, then been placed on set by somebody from our design team - that’s three possible chains of transmission for any virus particles that might be on any of their hands” External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We had a scene that would in a pre-pandemic universe would have required character A to attempt to kiss character B and there would have been some lip on lip contact, which is obviously not acceptable within what we are doing for biosecurity reasons" External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "It works equally well, it is just a different scene," External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod admitted : "Our request to directors has been: cheat it. We will use focal distancing and foreshortening to make it look like married couples are closer than they are and create a bit of intimacy. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Dustin Hoffman ) : “We took the view that it’s better to let viewers see the new world that we all live in rather than talk about it,” “I don’t think people tune in to Coronation Street wanting to see more people banging on about the pandemic. We want to stay true to what Corrie is, not suddenly turn it into a medical drama or a soap version of the Dustin Hoffman movie Outbreak” External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “The episode on 24 July is the first one [filmed] after the pandemic hit,” External link

guardian Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “I think the viewers will like it,” “It doesn’t feel like compromised Corrie, it feels like classic Corrie” External link

guardian Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod admitted : "Our request to directors has been: cheat it. We will use focal distancing and foreshortening to make it look like married couples are closer than they are and create a bit of intimacy. " External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Dustin Hoffman ) : “We took the view that it’s better to let viewers see the new world that we all live in rather than talk about it,” “I don’t think people tune in to Coronation Street wanting to see more people banging on about the pandemic. We want to stay true to what Corrie is, not suddenly turn it into a medical drama or a soap version of the Dustin Hoffman movie Outbreak” External link

themirror Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It’s not Ray or Scott connected like fan theories suggest – we have yet to meet the mystery character involved. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It’s not Ray or Scott connected like fan theories suggest – we have yet to meet the mystery character involved. " External link

themirror Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Read More ) : "Safety remains our number one priority and we are under no illusions about the challenges still facing us and the nation as a whole. Read More Related Articles There'll be no hanky-panky between characters who aren't living together, thank you very much (Image: ITV) " External link

themirror Monday, June 1, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Safety remains our number one priority and we are under no illusions about the challenges still facing us and the nation as a whole. There'll be no hanky-panky between characters who aren't living together, thank you very much (Image: ITV) " External link

irishmirror Monday, June 1, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "The whole team at Coronation Street has pulled together to generate an ingenious, intricate set of protocols, to allow filming to restart as safely as humanly possible. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, June 1, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The whole team at Coronation Street has pulled together to generate an ingenious, intricate set of protocols, to allow filming to restart as safely as humanly possible. " External link

irishmirror Monday, June 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The whole team at Coronation Street has pulled together to generate an ingenious, intricate set of protocols, to allow filming to restart as safely as humanly possible. " External link

themirror Monday, June 1, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "Above all, we wanted to do justice to the stories of the many thousands of families who have to deal with diagnoses similar to Oliver's, be it a mitochondrial disorder or another life-limiting condition. " External link

heart Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "The younger contingent think you should deal with it head on, and zero tolerance, where Ed and [his wife] Aggie have a slightly more 'keep your head held high and ignore it because you will never change these idiots' minds, lads' view. " External link

irishmirror Friday, May 15, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "The younger contingent think you should deal with it head on, and zero tolerance, where Ed and [his wife] Aggie have a slightly more 'keep your head held high and ignore it because you will never change these idiots' minds, lads' view. " External link

themirror Friday, May 15, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "They then move onto someone else so it's right we look back at Geoff's previous relationships and see he has done this before. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Geoff does not find it easy to, ultimately, have Yasmeen outside of this sphere of influence and that becomes quite significant as the legal proceedings unfold" External link

themirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "I think, typically, abusers of this type do not get better and I think it would possibly be a dangerous message to impart to our audience to say, 'Oh, actually these people can change.'" External link

themirror Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. "Coronation Street has had many iconic double acts down the years. Indeed, it's a defining feature of the show. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Tracy and Steve McDonald's relationship has been anything but smooth Image copyright PA Media Image caption Sunita and Dev Alahan enjoyed an on-off relationship in the soap. "I hope fans will agree that the ones we've chosen, after much heated debate, are among the best of the bunch" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

hulldailymail Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. " External link

cambridge-news Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

leicestermercury Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

bathchronicle Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. " External link

icWales Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

exeterexpressandecho Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

derbytelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. " External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion. (Image: PA) " External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "In Oliver’s case it was latent from first then manifest in 3-4. There are 100s maybe thousands of strands so his case is different. Oliver is rushed to the hospital once again. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "In Oliver’s case it was latent from first then manifest in 3-4. There are 100s maybe thousands of strands so his case is different. " External link

themirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "This is a story about a family coming to terms with the most difficult news anyone can face and the ways in which this strengthens and shatters relationships in unpredictable ways. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In Oliver’s case it was latent from first then manifest in 3-4. There are 100s maybe thousands of strands so his case is different. He was been asymptomatic but his diagnosis means he is going to have a seriously limited lifespan. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "This is a story about a family coming to terms with the most difficult news anyone can face and the ways in which this strengthens and shatters relationships in unpredictable ways. " External link

themirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "In Oliver’s case it was latent from first then manifest in 3-4. There are 100s maybe thousands of strands so his case is different. He was been asymptomatic but his diagnosis means he is going to have a seriously limited lifespan. " External link

themirror Monday, May 11, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : “The scripts were generated though work-shopping with the actors. "I was acutely aware that as a middle-aged white man I don’t have any direct experiences of racism. It made sense to get the actors’ perceptions” External link

themirror Monday, May 11, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "I can tell you for sure that it's not Ray or Scott – it's somebody we have yet to meet," External link

themirror Friday, May 8, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod replied : "Interesting! I think the short answer is yes, in a way. That's certainly part of what we're writing in scripts. " External link

themirror Friday, May 8, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The Coronation Street that we love is the one that reflects modern Britain, albeit in a more heightened way sometimes. " External link

thevisitor Friday, May 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The Coronation Street that we love is the one that reflects modern Britain, albeit in a more heightened way sometimes. " External link

YorkshirePost Friday, May 8, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "What we thought when we considered the Geoff story was that we thought it was highly unlikely that this was the first time Geoff had exhibited these behaviours in a relationship. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod confirmed : "What we thought when we considered the Geoff story was that we thought it was highly unlikely that this was the first time Geoff had exhibited these behaviours in a relationship. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "People want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well. They don't want suddenly to be watching a different programme" External link

skynews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "People want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well. They don't want suddenly to be watching a different programme" External link

heart Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "People want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well. They don't want suddenly to be watching a different programme" External link

skynews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "As you can imagine, Alya's very heavily involved but Sally comes to be quite pivotal and she, I think is fair to say, has never been Geoff's biggest fan. And she is among the first people to start to see what is going on behind closed doors over the road - or next door, as I should say. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "It will be there, you will be able to see evidence of it in the way people behave - hand washing protocols, the way businesses are run will be tweaked to put more takeaways and the like," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod pointed out : "Look at the reaction to the Geoff and Yasmeen story - that's as far as you can get from comedic story as you can probably get," "It's evidence that people want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well" External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The timelines have been shunted around as a result of the lockdown and things like that. But I think it's fair to imagine it will certainly be this year, we think. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The timelines have been shunted around as a result of the lockdown and things like that. But I think it's fair to imagine it will certainly be this year, we think. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "As you can imagine, Alya's very heavily involved but Sally comes to be quite pivotal and she, I think is fair to say, has never been Geoff's biggest fan. And she is among the first people to start to see what is going on behind closed doors over the road - or next door, as I should say. " External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "It will be there, you will be able to see evidence of it in the way people behave - hand washing protocols, the way businesses are run will be tweaked to put more takeaways and the like," External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod pointed out : "Look at the reaction to the Geoff and Yasmeen story - that's as far as you can get from comedic story as you can probably get," "It's evidence that people want to watch drama and they want to watch the same hard-hitting stories that Corrie does so well" External link

themirror Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod says : "If they read the scripts and didn't think something was right we would get rid of it. "There is the potential to do as much harm as good if we do it wrongly. If the message we put out persuades people not to get help it would be catastrophic" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod says : "It is death by a thousand cuts. It gradually corrodes somebody's personality, their social life, isolates them from their friends in such a bespoke fashion," "Often they don't realise it is happening" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

themirror Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was ‘doomed from the outset.’ "I am first and foremost a massive fan of the show and I watched this landmark episode with absolute glee. It is uniquely Corrie: funny, poignant and characterful - and a glorious homage to the comedic charabanc trips of times past, packed with strong female characters and sparkling dialogue. "It’s a really great exhibition of Coronation Street’s classic qualities as we start a new decade on the cobbles” External link

heart Monday, January 27, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

stokesentinel Monday, January 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

derbytelegraph Monday, January 27, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 27, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

icWales Monday, January 27, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

cambridge-news Monday, January 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

hulldailymail Monday, January 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

bathchronicle Monday, January 27, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was 'doomed from the outset.' " External link

leicestermercury Monday, January 27, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Tyrone Dobbs ) : "Beyond new year, we have the final exciting chapter of the Tyrone, Fiz and Jade story" External link

themirror Sunday, January 5, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Yeah she will but it's not a story about her being in physical peril, it's an emotional story for her around Christmas" External link

irishmirror Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Yeah she will but it's not a story about her being in physical peril, it's an emotional story for her around Christmas" External link

themirror Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “We’ve always done cosy Christmas’, but this year I thought let’s go for something really big, there’s a tonne of really high octane stuff in there” External link

heart Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : "There’s the interesting next chapter in the Daniel and Bethany story which is about Daniel’s grief. “Soaps can struggle to tell a realistic grief timeline – there comes a point where viewers find it dark and downbeat but I think we’ve found a clever way to realistically play out the next chapter of that. Daniel kisses Bethany (Image: Coronation Street/ITV) “In one of their heads it’s a romance but in the others it’s a lot more complicated. It’s a really interesting grief story where it’s not just about Daniel sitting alone in his flat, feeling lonely. It will ultimately form part of Lucy Fallon’s exit story" External link

tamworthherald Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : "There’s the interesting next chapter in the Daniel and Bethany story which is about Daniel’s grief. “Soaps can struggle to tell a realistic grief timeline – there comes a point where viewers find it dark and downbeat but I think we’ve found a clever way to realistically play out the next chapter of that. Daniel kisses Bethany (Image: Coronation Street/ITV) “In one of their heads it’s a romance but in the others it’s a lot more complicated. It’s a really interesting grief story where it’s not just about Daniel sitting alone in his flat, feeling lonely. It will ultimately form part of Lucy Fallon’s exit story" External link

birminghammail Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Christmas Day this year is big and exciting and a bit bonkers and in my long and varied career in soap, we've done cosy Christmasses and camp Christmasses and slightly crazy Christmasses and I thought, let's just go for something really big and cataclysmic for Christmas this year. " External link

birminghammail Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "I think we're rediscovering a bit of what Gary Windass was when he came into the show," External link

birminghammail Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Anything like that is a tough decision. Killing any character, whether it's Christmas or not, is a tough decision. I'm always fully conscious of the fact that these aren't just characters - there is an actor and a human being that plays that part. " External link

birminghammail Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Christmas Day this year is big and exciting and a bit bonkers and in my long and varied career in soap, we've done cosy Christmasses and camp Christmasses and slightly crazy Christmasses and I thought, let's just go for something really big and cataclysmic for Christmas this year. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "I think we're rediscovering a bit of what Gary Windass was when he came into the show," External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Anything like that is a tough decision. Killing any character, whether it's Christmas or not, is a tough decision. I'm always fully conscious of the fact that these aren't just characters - there is an actor and a human being that plays that part. " External link

tamworthherald Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “We’ve always done cosy Christmas’, but this year I thought let’s go for something really big, there’s a tonne of really high octane stuff in there” External link

heart Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about David Platt ) : "The events of Christmas Day precipitate a really heartbreaking and dead serious story for the Platts, more specifically for David and Shona. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "There's the interesting next chapter of the Bethany and Daniel story which, without putting too much of a finer point on it, is about Daniel's grief" External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "Christmas Day this year is big and exciting and a bit bonkers and in my long and varied career in soap, we've done cosy Christmasses and camp Christmasses and slightly crazy Christmasses and I thought, let's just go for something really big and cataclysmic for Christmas this year. Gary Windass' redemption arc will be sparked over the events at Christmas Derek accuses Gary of ruining his life and steals a gun to kill him. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "I think we're rediscovering a bit of what Gary Windass was when he came into the show," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Anything like that is a tough decision. Killing any character, whether it's Christmas or not, is a tough decision. I'm always fully conscious of the fact that these aren't just characters - there is an actor and a human being that plays that part. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "There is a view that Coronation Street should embrace guns at its peril, most famously Ernie Bishop was killed with a shotgun many years ago so it's not as though it's the first time we've done anything of this scale. Shona and Davd will also be affected by this year's Christmas shooting. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Yeah she will but it's not a story about her being in physical peril, it's an emotional story for her around Christmas. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about David Platt ) : "The events of Christmas Day precipitate a really heartbreaking and dead serious story for the Platts, more specifically for David and Shona. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "There's the interesting next chapter of the Bethany and Daniel story which, without putting too much of a finer point on it, is about Daniel's grief" External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "Christmas Day this year is big and exciting and a bit bonkers and in my long and varied career in soap, we've done cosy Christmasses and camp Christmasses and slightly crazy Christmasses and I thought, let's just go for something really big and cataclysmic for Christmas this year. Gary Windass' redemption arc will be sparked over the events at Christmas Derek accuses Gary of ruining his life and steals a gun to kill him. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gary Windass ) : "I think we're rediscovering a bit of what Gary Windass was when he came into the show," External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Anything like that is a tough decision. Killing any character, whether it's Christmas or not, is a tough decision. I'm always fully conscious of the fact that these aren't just characters - there is an actor and a human being that plays that part. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Yeah she will but it's not a story about her being in physical peril, it's an emotional story for her around Christmas. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "There is a view that Coronation Street should embrace guns at its peril, most famously Ernie Bishop was killed with a shotgun many years ago so it's not as though it's the first time we've done anything of this scale. Shona and Davd will also be affected by this year's Christmas shooting. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The story going forward is about loneliness and isolation. " External link

themirror Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod told : "The reality is that for minority languages, any kind of media representation is very valuable," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "There are millions of Canadians who don't speak English and French and that doesn't make them any less Canadian," "I think if they want to tell those stories in their own languages, they should absolutely have the right to do that. Those stories are no less Canadian" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Sinead Tinker ) : "More or less yes. When I started Katie and I spoke at length about what the right ending would be. Sinead's husband Daniel is by her side as she struggles on in pain. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "More or less yes. When I started Katie and I spoke at length about what the right ending would be. Sinead's husband Daniel is by her side as she struggles on in pain Read More " External link

themirror Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It felt like the respectful way of doing it, the most interesting way of doing it and the least " External link

heart Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It felt like the respectful way of doing it and the most interesting way of doing it and the least soapy way of doing it was to just be in there really and see the difficulties they both experience, see the moments of laughter that were still in there, the moments of warmth and just let it tell its own story and take its own time. " External link

birminghammail Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gemma Winter ) : "Gemma and Paul’s family background has always been fascinating to me - the inseparable bond of twins but with a huge fault-line down the middle, which we’ve hinted at but never explained. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Gemma Winter ) : "Gemma and Paul’s family background has always been fascinating to me - the inseparable bond of twins but with a huge fault-line down the middle, which we’ve hinted at but never explained. " External link

themirror Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It’s common for people to think abusive behaviour has to be physical - but you can damage someone profoundly without laying a finger on them. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "It’s common for people to think abusive behaviour has to be physical - but you can damage someone profoundly without laying a finger on them. " External link

themirror Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. " External link

icWales Monday, June 24, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Read More ) : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. Read More " External link

birminghammail Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Read More ) : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. Read More " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. " External link

themirror Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Lucy advised us at the start of this year that she would like to leave at the end of her current contract in 2020 to pursue other projects. " External link

heart Friday, May 3, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Lucy Fallon ) : "Lucy advised us at the start of this year that she would like to leave at the end of her current contract in 2020 to pursue other projects. "She is an amazing performer and has been at the centre of some huge stories for us during her time on the show" External link

bbc Friday, May 3, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Lucy Fallon ) : "Lucy advised us at the start of this year that she would like to leave at the end of her current contract in 2020 to pursue other projects. " External link

chroniclelive Friday, May 3, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We are keen to highlight that slavery hides in plain sight – the salon which does your nails for a too-good-to-be-true price, the car wash which valets your hatchback for half the going rate… these could all be staffed by people who are being coerced, threatened and exploited. " External link

themirror Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Norris Cole ) : "Norris is not leaving the show, we just thought that given the circumstances that we find ourselves in, it made sense to put a family in number three. " External link

msn-uk Monday, April 22, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Norris Cole ) : "Norris is not leaving the show, we just thought that given the circumstances that we find ourselves in, it made sense to put a family in number three. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “I don’t really know. Manchester has a large proportion of black residents so it did feel overdue we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately” External link

irishmirror Monday, April 8, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “I don’t really know. Manchester has a large proportion of black residents so it did feel overdue we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately” External link

themirror Monday, April 8, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Manchester is a city which has a large proportion of black residents and Weatherfield is part of Manchester. It did feel sort of overdue that we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately" External link

msn-uk Sunday, April 7, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The north-west and Great Britain as a whole is a big melting pot of people from different backgrounds and ethnicities and the more representative we can make Corrie of Manchester and Britain the better really. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "We wanted to look at a modern story about a young, gay man. It won't be your normal coming out story where we see James wrestling with his sexuality. " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about British ) : "They do, in a fairly British, polite way, rub the neighbours up the wrong way a little bit when they arrive and then Aggie takes offence at something one of her neighbours says and it becomes a little bit of a tit for tat war. It's the residents of number one, " External link

tamworthherald Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Manchester is a city which has a large proportion of black residents and Weatherfield is part of Manchester. It did feel sort of overdue that we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately" External link

hulldailymail Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "The north-west and Great Britain as a whole is a big melting pot of people from different backgrounds and ethnicities and the more representative we can make Corrie of Manchester and Britain the better really... It's was a no-brainer" External link

bbc Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Short answer - I don't really know. "Manchester has a large proportion of black residents so it did feel sort of overdue we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately" External link

bbc Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Manchester is a city which has a large proportion of black residents and Weatherfield is part of Manchester. It did feel sort of overdue that we did this and represented modern Manchester a bit more accurately" External link

msn-uk Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Short answer - I don't really know. Michael is played by CBeebies House presenter Ryan Russell, while James is played by musical theatre star Nathan Graham. Lorna Laidlaw, who starred in Doctors for eight years, will play Aggie - with Corrie producers revealing she is set to clash with the Barlows next door. MacLeod said: " External link

skynews Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "The North West and Great Britain as a whole is a big melting pot of people from different backgrounds and ethnicities and the more representative we can make Corrie of Manchester and Britain the better really. " External link

skynews Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Norris Cole ) : "Norris is not leaving the show, we just thought that given the circumstances that we find ourselves in, it made sense to put a family in number three. " External link

msn-uk Saturday, April 6, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “We wanted to look at homophobia in sport, so that will be a component of the story but also we wanted to look at a modern story about a young gay man” External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 6, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “We wanted to look at homophobia in sport, so that will be a component of the story but also we wanted to look at a modern story about a young gay man” External link

themirror Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Monday, March 18, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Monday, March 18, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Sunday, March 17, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “They will come pretty close to killing each other,” External link

msn-uk Friday, March 8, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Monday, February 25, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod explained : "He's back for a short stint in a little sort of cameo return in the hope we can have him back permanently in the future. " External link

msn-uk Friday, February 8, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Friday, February 8, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 28, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : “there won’t be a dry eye in the house” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:34:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod explained ( about Gemma Winter ) : "He's like a male Gemma with even fewer of the rough edges smoothed," External link

themirror Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "All the Lewis and Audrey stuff is a launchpad for a massive family saga for the Platts that will draw in and pit against all of the members of the Platt family. Lewis and Audrey's storyline will spark a divide between the Platt family Read More " External link

themirror Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said ( about Carla Connor ) : "At that point the characters don't know that it was caused by someone else. So that will trigger a massive storyline for Carla" External link

themirror Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:21:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod added : "In keeping with their characters, I don't think anybody is expecting dancing girls and show tunes," External link

themirror Saturday, October 22, 2016 6:55:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Christmas is very Christmassy this year. We wanted it to be slightly fluffier, although that’s not to say it won’t have its own dramatic twists and turns” External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:43:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don’t,” External link

japantimes Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless,” External link

japantimes Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don’t,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 19, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 19, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

GulfDailyNews Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:19:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don’t,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:38:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

ABCnews Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:05:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don't," External link

startribune Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : "When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless," External link

startribune Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:58:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “Some of them make it to South America. A lot of them don’t,” External link

therepublic Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod said : “When they hit South America, they are kind of clueless,” External link

therepublic Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:57:00 PM EAT

Iain Macleod says : “We try to downplay the ‘On Golden Pond’ connection and concentrate on the natural history and beauty of the area,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, July 31, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
boss5.93%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
producer40.68%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
executive producer11.86%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
politician3.39%EN09/24/201724/09/2017
itv boss0.85%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
executive director20.34%EN09/06/201606/09/2016
director10.17%EN09/06/201606/09/2016
researcher0.85%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
new producer1.69%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
secretary3.39%EN11/30/201330/11/2013
chancellor0.85%EN07/17/200517/07/2005
Names Lang Count
Iain MacleodEN90.62%
Iain MacleodFR9.38%


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