NEWS: Granada Sky brings back Corrie’s Hilda Ogden for ads blitz

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.

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

Productions.



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.



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