Welcome to the show Julie Hesmondhalgh who played Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street.
Julie chats to Lee abut how important Corrie has been in her life, her wonderful relationship with David Neilson who played Roy, Hayley’s red coat, taking her mum to the Soap Awards and her work on Catastrophe, Cucumber and Broadchurch.
They talk in depth about Julie’s portrayal of a transgender character and how she hopes Hayley has encouraged inclusion and diversity. Find out more about these issues here:
Julie’s time portraying Hayley also involved storylines about pancreatic cancer and exploring issues around the right to die. If these issues affect you, you can find information and support here:
Julie is involved in the Manchester based theatre company Take Back and you can check them out here:
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Lee Salisbury directed Continuing Drama for over 10 years. Notable episodes including the Cot Death in Emmerdale and Barbara Windsor’s leaving episodes for Eastenders. He s now a Series Producer… and of course a Podcaster!
Thanks to David Stevens at The Bothy for editing and technical wizardry.
Thanks to Iain McCallum for his press help.
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