Julie Hesmondhalgh who plays Hayley
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Corrie storyline 'challenging' to cover

The final scenes of long-running Coronation Street character Hayley Cropper have been praised by critics as brave and emotionally charged.

The episode saw Hayley carrying out her wish to die rather than suffer from pancreatic cancer.

A peak audience of 10,2 million people tuned in to watch her final moments. The two-part story had an average audience of 9.6 million for the first episode at 1930 GMT and 9.4 million at 2030 GMT.

Lorna Fraser from the Samaritans helped to advise Coronation Street's writers with the storyline. She spoke to BBC Breakfast about how they went about tackling the issue.

  • 21 Jan 2014
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