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Coronation Street postpones second episode

Gray O'Brien as Tony Gordon and Alison King as Carla Gordon
Tony Gordon has returned to get revenge on his wife Carla

A further episode of Coronation Street has been postponed following the Cumbrian shootings, ITV has announced.

It is the second night running in which the soap has been pulled from the schedule as a result of the killings.

The soap had been due to feature a siege involving guns, resulting in two characters dying after Tony Gordon escapes from jail.

ITV said the move was taken in light of Wednesday's "tragic events in Cumbria" where a gunman shot 12 people dead.

The network said revised episode dates and times would be announced later.

On Wednesday night the episode was replaced with Harry Hill's TV Burp.

Coronation Street had been scheduled to broadcast six episodes, instead of the usual five, throughout the week as the plot unfolded on screen.

Preview information released last week revealed that Gordon, who is played by Gray O'Brien, would be seen exacting his revenge on those he believes have wronged him.

This would lead to a hostage plot.

The episodes of the soap took four weeks to film and used a purpose-built set.



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