Coronation Street prepare for live episode

The cast of 'Coronation Street' will have had four full run-throughs before they go live for their special hour-long episode tonight (23.09.15)

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The cast of the live 'Coronation Street' episode

The cast of the live 'Coronation Street' episode

The cast of 'Coronation Street' will have had four full run-throughs before the live episode tonight (23.09.15).

A new image of the 47 cast members involved in the highly anticipated special episode has been released along with a list of fun facts.

A number of the ITV soap's stars including Kym Marsh, Michael Le Vell, Brooke Vincent and Les Dennis can be seen in the official photograph as well as Jack P. Shepherd, Tina O'Brien and Sean Ward who will feature heavily in the hour-long episode.

The cast were given two weeks to learn their lines, had 12 days of rehearsals and four full run-throughs before they take to the cobbles to celebrate ITV's 60th anniversary tonight (23.09.15).

A whopping 260 crew members and 180 production staff have also been involved in bringing the episode to life while 85 extras have been drafted to appear alongside the cast.

It's also been revealed that 15 lines of cabling and 10 hidden BTS cameras will be used to air the episode in real time while the crew have been scheduled to work 112 hours.

Meanwhile, an estimated 600 camera shots will make up the live episode.

'Coronation Street' goes live tonight (23.09.15) at 7.30pm.

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