Coronation Street's plans to celebrate it's fiftieth birthday were interrupted today as a tram crashed into the street.
The original plot lines that were meant for the live episode of the iconic soap opera had to be hastily rewritten, and in several scenes actors can be seen cramming lines in the background.
Unfortunately, three of the actors from the soap including Jimmi Harkishin, who plays the laid-back Dev Alahan, were severely hurt in the crash and may have to be written out of the soap permanently. The tram, which crosses the viaduct at the end of the street, was derailed after vandals left a block of cement on the line. Fortunately, the tram was empty except for the driver, who is expected to make a full recovery in time to appear in the next episode of Spooks.
The tram itself crashed into the Kabin, the corner shop near Rosalin Street, outside of which Dev was stood.
"It was a miracle he survived at all," said Charlie Fairhead, who has previously appeared in Casualty and Holby City.
Superintendent Jack Meadows, who was just passing after the axing of The Bill, took control of the scene, orchestrating the cast of London's Burning as they extracted the actors from within the wreckage. It is expected that the case of The Bill will be reunited in order to investigate the vandalism. This investigation will be shown in a special Christmas edition of The Bill, entitled "Coronation Street Vandals."
John Anderson, the director for the episode, was distraught: "Who are all these people? I didn't order them!"