In this, the launch episode, Raz and Hannah talk to special guest, actress and all-round wonder woman, Julie Hesmondhalgh. They discuss life, theatre, activism, and her legacy as Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street.
Since leaving the cobbles, Julie has been on our televisions in award-winning dramas like Broadchurch, Doctor Who, The A Word and Happy Valley, as well as on stage in plays all over the UK.
Raz has directed Julie in Wit at the Royal Exchange Manchester for which they both won awards, and most recently in The Greatest Play in The History of the World which played the Exchange, the Edinburgh Festival, and the West End. It is due to go on a 7-week tour of the North from the middle of May - pandemic permitting!
* Created and presented by Raz Shaw and Hannah Harris
* “Reach” composed by Cathy Dennis
* Excerpt from The Greatest Play In The History Of The World by Ian Kershaw, performed by Martha Kershaw