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Password is Courage, The

Dirk Bogarde and Corrie’s Alan Bradley predate McQueen and co. with this strikingly similar great escape adventure. Apropos nothing at all, we often wonder which Corrie stars we’d choose for an all-Weatherfield remake of The Great Escape. Eddie Yates as the Cooler King and Fred Elliot as Donald Pleasance’s forger are shoo-ins, obviously, but what about Gordon Jackson’s character? Reg Holdsworth? And the Nazis – surely you couldn’t beat Ena Sharples for Colonel von Luger? Unless of course, you know better.

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