Coronation Street

Episodes featuring Ian McKellen as Mel Hutchwright

First broadcast on ITV
Sunday 1 May 2005

Blanche gets the shock of her life when favourite author Mel Hutchwright (Ian McKellen) turns up at the book club in response to her letter.

Monday 2 May 2005 (2 episodes)Celebrity author Mel Hutchwright reveals he's suffering from writer's block, though a blazing public row between Janice and Cilla provides some much-needed inspiration.
Sunday 8 May 2005Candice prepares for a radio audition, while Mel ensures the drinks keep coming by telling the residents he's looking to base his fictional hero on an upstanding member of the community.
Friday 13 May 2005Mel realises Ken isn't taken in by his lies and sets about annoying him at every opportunity.
Monday May 16, 2005 (2 episodes)Mel manages to get lunch out of Audrey.
Wednesday 18 May 2005Norris has good news for Mel.
Friday 20 May 2005Ken finds he's the only one speaking out in protest when the members of the book club offer to pay to publish Mel's novel.
Sunday 22 May 2005Mel's book-club scam looks all set to come off - until Ken puts a spanner in the works.

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