A copy of Bruce Dickinson’s ‘Balls To Picasso’ can be seen on a shelf in the newsagents The Kabin. This was taken from an episode of the long running British soap opera “Coronation Street”. The episode featuring this scene was first broadcast on January 4 2016 on ITV. This is very likely the first time Bruce Dickinson’s solo work finally on mainstream UK TV. Coincidence? Probably! Or maybe one of the crew members is a huge fan. As simple as that.

Coronation Street‘ (informally known as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on Salford, its terracedhouses, café, corner shop, newsagents, textile factory and The Rovers Return pub. In the show’s fictional history, the street was built in the early 1900s and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII.

‘Coronation Street’ is noted for its depiction of a down-to-earth working class community combined with light-hearted humour, and strong characters.