Hilda Ogden is returning to TV screens this week after an absence of
almost ten years as the star of the launch campaign for Granada Sky
Broadcasting’s cable and satellite TV channels.
Jean Alexander, who played Ogden in Coronation Street for 20 years, has
agreed to revive the character for the launch of Granada Plus.
Granada Plus - a golden oldie station that will draw on the Granada TV
and LWT programme libraries - is one of seven cable and satellite
channels being launched by the BSkyB/Granada joint venture. Classic
episodes of Coronation Street will be one of its main attractions.
The commercial has been created by Lansdown Conquest. It was produced by
Mark Stothert and directed by Tom Hooper through John S. Clarke
In the ad, Ogden gossips to viewers about the new GSB channels, before
settling down to watch them.
The spot breaks on Friday during the centre break of Coronation Street.