Days after the announcement that Jack Duckworth was leaving the road but not the show, Google has announced that it is taking its Street View cameras down Coronation Street.
We can hardly wait. After all it is not as though the Street is shown in glorious colour on television screens every other night of the bloody week is it? What we really need is the ability to clunk through a pre-arranged look at some characters bobbling about doing things that are not very important on our computers as well.
An ITV spokesperson said: "Thanks to Street View, fans will be able to have a good nose around the set in a way that would have been unimaginable almost 50 years ago when the show first aired".
Yes, it is hard to picture anyone in the 1950s imagining that a car from a web company would drive down a television programme set, photograph it, and then spend six months painstakingly putting the photos back together in order to give yet another look at what you can see on the television anyway. Fifty years ago people had more important things to worry about. Like 'the bomb'.
As everyone knows, Google strips out all of the interesting photos from Street View anyway, so even if someone called 'our kid' was caught doing something outrageous with the she/he from the cafe, we'd still all be none the wiser.
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