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Coronation Street

Coronation Street's current opening credits, introduced in 2002.
Format Soap opera: "Kitchen sink"-style working-class realism
Created by Tony Warren
Developed by Granada Television
Starring See current cast
Opening theme Eric Spear
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 6841 [+]

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Production
Producer(s) Kim Crowther,
Kieran Roberts (Executive Producer)
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 22 minutes
(excluding adverts)
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Picture format 4:3 (1960-2001), 16:9 Widescreen (2002-present)
Original run 9 December 1960 – present (47 years)
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. It is one of the longest-running television shows in the United Kingdom, first broadcast on Friday, 9 December 1960, made by Granada and broadcast in all but two of the regions of ITV as it existed at the time. The programme is consistently one of the highest-rated programmes on British television.[1] The multiple-camera setup (aka, multiple-camera mode of production) is a method of shooting films and television programs. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... British television broadcasting has a range of different broadcasters, broadcasting multiple channels over a variety of distribution media. ...

Contents

Production history

The show was created by Tony Warren and is still produced by Granada Television, holder of the ITV franchise for the northwest of England, and was shown by most of the ITV stations then operating (See Scheduling details below). It became fully networked on 6 March 1961, when ATV, the only remaining franchise then still not broadcasting the programme, began airing it.[2][3] Tony Warren (born 1936) is a British television scriptwriter, best known for creating the soap opera Coronation Street. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The working title of the show was Florizel Street, but a tea lady named Agnes remarked that "Florizel" sounded like a brand of disinfectant, so the name was changed.[4] The choice of new name was between Jubilee Street and Coronation Street, with Granada executives Harry Latham, Harry Elton, and H. V. Kershaw deciding on the latter.[5] A tea lady is a woman in an office or working environment, whose sole job is to provide beverages and/or light snacks when they are wanted. ...


Setting

Coronation Street (commonly nicknamed and written as Corrie, Coro or the Street) is set in a fictional street in Weatherfield, a fictional town in Greater Manchester.[6] The programme focuses on the experiences and driving forces behind the residents of Coronation Street, and examines families and individuals within the community who are of different ages, classes, and social structures.[7] Weatherfield is a fictional suburb of Greater Manchester in the British ITV soap opera Coronation Street. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ...


Coronation Street itself consists of:

The programme also incorporates the residents of neighbouring streets, including Rosamund Street, Victoria Street, and Viaduct Street.[8] A street of British Victorian/Edwardian terraced homes. ... Pub redirects here. ... The Rovers Return Inn is a fictional public house on the long running British television soap, Coronation Street. ... Smiths Gully General Store in Smiths Gully, Australia. ...


Broadcasts

In the United Kingdom, as of January 2008, Coronation Street is broadcast at 19.30 and 20.30 on Mondays and Fridays, and at 19.30 Wednesdays on terrestrial network ITV. Repeat episodes and specials can be seen on ITV's main digital channel, ITV2, with an omnibus edition shown on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. ITV2 has offered this sort of catchup since the channel began broadcasting Coronation Street in December 1998. Since January 2008, the omnibus has moved back to the main ITV channel where it currently aires early Sunday morning. For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... ITV2 is a 24 hour a day free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... In broadcasting an Omnibus (sometimes called an Omnibus edition) is a compliation of daily episodes that is usually broadcast during the following weekend. ...


In the Republic of Ireland, Coronation Street is simulcast on TV3. Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. ... TV3 Ireland is the sole commercial terrestrial television channel in the Republic of Ireland. ...


In Canada, Coronation Street airs nightly on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) at 19:00 local time Monday-Friday, with an omnibus on Sundays usually starting at 07:30 EXCEPT during Stanley Cup hockey playoff season (April-May) when only the Sunday omnibus airs. Canada is currently 9 months behind Britain.


In New Zealand, Coronation Street airs nearly every Tuesday and Thursday on TV1 at 19:30. New Zealand is currently 14 months behind Britain.


In Australia the show airs on Cable network Foxtel 6 days a week and is currently 15 months behind Britain.


Characters

See also: List of characters from Coronation Street

Since 1960, Coronation Street has featured many characters, whose popularity with viewers and critics has differed. The original cast was created by Tony Warren, with the characters of Ena Sharples (Violet Carson), Elsie Tanner (Patricia Phoenix) and Annie Walker (Doris Speed) as central figures.[9] These three women remained with the show for 20 years or more, and became archetypes of British soap opera, often being emulated by other serials, with Ena as the street's busybody, battleaxe and self-proclaimed moral voice;[10] Elsie as the tart with a heart, who was constantly hurt by men in the search for true love;[11] and Annie Walker, landlady of the Rovers Return Inn, who had delusions of grandeur and saw herself as better than other residents of Coronation Street.[12] Here follows a detailed guide to cast members and characters featured on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Ena Sharples was one of the original characters of the long-running British soap opera, Coronation Street. ... Violet Carson, in an interview with a reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1966. ... Elsie Tanner (née Grimshaw, known as Howard from 1970 until the dissolution of her marriage in 1978) was a soap opera character played by Patricia Phoenix on Coronation Street from 1960 to 1973 and from 1976 until 1984. ... Patricia Phoenix, as Elsie Tanner on Coronation Street, in a still from an episode first aired in the early 1970s. ... Annie Walker with Betty Turpin. ... Doris Speed, OBE (February 3, 1899 - November 16, 1994) was a British actress, most known for her role as snooty Rovers Return manageress Annie Walker on Coronation Street, a role she played from 1960 to 1983. ... For other uses, see Archetype (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rovers Return Inn is a fictional public house on the long running British television soap, Coronation Street. ... Delusions Of Grandeur is a progressive metal band, formed originally by Matt Dawson and Adam Ferree during their senior year of high school. ...


For a number of years, Coronation Street became known for the portrayal of strong female characters,[13] with characters like Ena Sharples, Annie Walker, Elsie Tanner and Hilda Ogden becoming household names during the 1960s.[14] Tony Warren created a programme that was largely matrifocal, which some commentators put down to the female-dominant environment in which he grew up.[15]. As a consequence, the show also has a long tradition of hen-pecked husbands, most famously Stan Ogden and Jack Duckworth, husbands of Hilda and Vera respectively. Alexander in character as Hilda Ogden, in a still from an episode first aired in the early 1970s. ... Bernard Youens (December 28, 1914 - August 27, 1984) was a heavyweight British character actor, best remembered for his portrayal of the workshy, beer swilling Stan Ogden in Coronation Street from 1964 until his death in 1984. ... John Harold Jack Duckworth, played by William Tarmey, is a fictional character on the British television soap opera Coronation Street. ...


Of the characters in the original episodes, only one remains: Ken Barlow (William Roache). Barlow entered the storyline as a young radical, reflecting the youth of 1960s Britain, where figures like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and the model Twiggy were to reshape the concept of youthful rebellion. Though the rest of the original Barlow family were killed off, Ken has remained the constant link throughout 47 years of Coronation Street. Kenneth Ken Barlow is a fictional character in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. ... William Bill Roache MBE, Hon D.Litt (born April 25, 1932 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire) is an English television actor, who plays the part of Ken Barlow in the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... This article is about the English supermodel. ...

Bet Gilroy (née Lynch) from a 1994 episode of Coronation Street.
Bet Gilroy (née Lynch) from a 1994 episode of Coronation Street.

1964 saw the introduction of Stan and Hilda Ogden, with Hilda (Jean Alexander) becoming one of the most famous British soap characters of all time. In a 1982 poll, Hilda was voted the fourth most recognizable woman in Britain, after Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales.[16] Hilda's best-known attributes were her pinny, hair curlers, and the "muriel" in her living room with three "flying" duck ornaments. Hilda Ogden's final episode on 25 December 1987, remains the highest-rated episode of Coronation Street ever, with nearly 27 million viewers.[17] Image File history File linksMetadata Bet_lynch. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bet_lynch. ... Bernard Youens (December 28, 1914 - August 27, 1984) was a heavyweight British character actor, best remembered for his portrayal of the workshy, beer swilling Stan Ogden in Coronation Street from 1964 until his death in 1984. ... Jean Alexander, in a still from an interview done in 2000. ... Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite; 4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002), was the Queen Consort of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1936 until his death in 1952. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Diana Spencer redirects here. ... Girl wearing a white pinafore over her dress (about 1910). ... Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ... A sitting room in the UK. A living room, also known as sitting room (especially in the UK), lounge room or lounge (in the United Kingdom and Australia), is a room for entertaining guests, reading, watching TV or other activities. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ...


Bet Lynch (Julie Goodyear) first appeared in 1966, before becoming a regular in 1970, and would go on to become one of the most famous Corrie characters.[18] Bet stood as the central character of the show from 1987 until departing in 1995, often being dubbed as "Queen of the Street" by the media, and indeed herself.[19] Julie Goodyear, in a still from an interview done in 2000. ...


Coronation Street and its characters often rely heavily on archetypes, with the characterisation of some its current cast based loosely on past characters. Blanche Hunt (Maggie Jones) embodies the role of the acid-tongued busybody originally held by Ena Sharples, Sally Webster (Sally Whittaker) has grown snobbish, like Annie Walker, and a number of the programme's female characters mirror the vulnerability of Elsie Tanner and Bet Lynch. Other recurring archetypes include the war veteran (Albert Tatlock, Percy Sugden), the bumbling retail manager (Leonard Swindley, Reg Holdsworth, Norris Cole), and the perennial losers (Stan and Hilda Ogden, Jack and Vera Duckworth, and Les Battersby-Brown).[20] However, former archivist and scriptwriter Daran Little cautions against characterising the show as a collection of stereotypes. "Rather, remember that Elsie, Ena and Co. were the first of their kind ever seen on British television. If later characters are stereotypes, it's because they are from the same original mould. It is the hundreds of programmes that have followed which have copied Coronation Street."[21]. Blanche Hunt (née Linfield) is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Maggie Jones (born 1934 in London) is an English actress. ... Sally Webster (née Seddon), played by Sally Whittaker, is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Sally Whittaker, in a still from Coronation Street. ... Albert Tatlock Albert Tatlock was a fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... A Coronation Street character played by Bill Waddington between 1983 and 1997. ... Leonard Swindley was a fictional character in the UK soap opera Coronation Street, played by Arthur Lowe. ... , played by trekky, is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... John Harold Jack Duckworth, played by William Tarmey, is a fictional character on the British television soap opera Coronation Street. ... Veronica Vera Duckworth (née Burton), played by Elizabeth Dawn, is a popular fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Leslie Les Battersby-Brown (né Battersby) was a fictional character on the British ITV soap opera Coronation Street. ...


History

1960s

Ken Barlow in the first episode of Coronation Street.
Ken Barlow in the first episode of Coronation Street.

The serial began on 9 December 1960 and was not initially a critical success. Granada Television commissioned only 13 episodes and some inside the company doubted the show would last its planned production run.[22] Despite the negativity, viewers were immediately drawn to the serial, won over by Coronation Street's 'ordinary' characters.[23] The programme also made use of Northern English language and dialect; affectionate local terms like "eh, chuck?", "nowt" (IPA:/naʊt/, rhymes with out, means nothing), and "by heck!" became widely heard on British television for the first time.[24] Image File history File links Ken_barlow. ... Image File history File links Ken_barlow. ... Kenneth Ken Barlow is a fictional character in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Northern English is a group of dialects of the English language. ... For dialects of programming languages, see Programming language dialect. ...


Early episodes told the story of student Kenneth Barlow, who had won a place at university and thus found his background something of an embarrassment.[25] The character is one of the few to have experienced life 'outside' of Coronation Street, and in some ways predicts the growth of globalisation and the decline of similar communities. In a 1961 episode, Barlow declares: "You can't go on just thinking about your own street these days. We're living with people on the other side of the world. There's more to worry about than Elsie Tanner and her boyfriends."[26] Economic globalization has had an impact on the worldwide integration of different cultures. ... Elsie Tanner (née Grimshaw, known as Howard from 1970 until the dissolution of her marriage in 1978) was a soap opera character played by Patricia Phoenix on Coronation Street from 1960 to 1973 and from 1976 until 1984. ...

Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner argue in a 1965 episode of Coronation Street.
Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner argue in a 1965 episode of Coronation Street.

Also at the centre of many early stories was Ena Sharples, caretaker of the Glad Tidings Mission Hall, and her friends: timid Minnie Caldwell (Margot Bryant) and bespectacled Martha Longhurst (Lynne Carol). The trio were likened to the Greek chorus, and the three witches in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, as they would sit in the snug bar of the Rovers Return, passing judgement over family, neighbours and frequently each other.[27] Headstrong Ena often clashed with Elsie Tanner, whom she believed espoused a rather disgusting set of morals. Elsie resented Ena's interference and gossip, which, most of the time, had little basis in reality. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Ena Sharples was one of the original characters of the long-running British soap opera, Coronation Street. ... Minnie Caldwell, at left with her friends Ena Sharples and Martha Longhurst. ... Margot Bryant (1897 - January 1, 1988) was a British actress. ... Martha Longhurst (née Hartley) played by Lynne Carol was a character in the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... Lynne Carol (June 29, 1914, Monmouthshire Scotland–30 June 1990, Blackpool) was an English actress made famous by playing busybody Martha Longhurst in soap opera Coronation Street from the first episode in 1960 until the character was killed off in 1964. ... The Greek chorus (choros) is believed to have grown out of the Greek dithyrambs and tragikon drama in tragic plays of the ancient Greek theatre. ... The Weird Sisters, (sometimes Wyrd Sisters or Three Weird Sisters), is the Germanic mythological group name given to the Nordic fates, or Norns. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about Shakespeares play. ...


In September 1961, Coronation Street reached No.1 in the television ratings and remained there for the rest of the year.[3] Earlier in 1961, a Television Audience Measurement (TAM) showed that 75% of available viewers (15 million) tuned into Corrie and by 1964 the programme had over 20 million regular viewers, with ratings peaking on December 2, 1964, at 21.36 million viewers.[28][29] Television ratings may refer to: Arbitron or Nielsen Ratings, a private U.S. companys measurement of television audiences TV Parental Guidelines, a U.S. television rating system used to flag potentially offensive content This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...


Storylines throughout the decade included: a mystery poison-pen letter received by Elsie Tanner, the 1962 marriage of Ken Barlow and Valerie Tatlock, the death of Martha Longhurst in 1964, the birth of the Barlow twins in 1965, Elsie Tanner's wedding to Steve Tanner as well as a train crashing from the viaduct (both in 1967), the murder of Steve Tanner in 1968, and a coach crash in 1969. Valerie and Ken Barlow. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


In spite of rising popularity with viewers, Coronation Street was criticised by some for its outdated portrayal of the urban working-class, and its representation of a community that was a nostalgic fantasy.[30] After the first episode in 1960, the Daily Mirror printed: "The programme is doomed from the outset.... For there is little reality in this new serial, which apparently, we have to suffer twice a week."[31] By 1967, critics were suggesting that the programme no longer reflected life in 1960s Britain, but reflected how life was in the 1950s. Granada hurried to update the programme, with the hope of introducing more issue-driven stories, including drugs, sex, homosexuality and out of wedlock pregnancy, but all of these ideas were dropped for fear of upsetting viewers.[32] Statue of a coal miner in Charleston, WV, USA. Working class is a term used in academic sociology and in ordinary conversation. ... Look up nostalgia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Alternate newspaper: The Daily Mirror (Australia) The Daily Mirror is a popular British tabloid daily newspaper. ...


1970s

Val Barlow in her final scene mending the plug of a hairdryer before she was electrocuted.
Val Barlow in her final scene mending the plug of a hairdryer before she was electrocuted.

The show's production team was tested when many core cast members left the programme in the early 1970s. When Arthur Leslie died suddenly in 1970, his character, Rovers landlord Jack Walker, died with him.[33] Anne Reid quit as Valerie Barlow, and was killed off in 1971, electrocuting herself with a faulty hairdryer.[34] Ratings reached a low of 8 million in February 1973, Pat Phoenix quit as Elsie Tanner, Violet Carson (Ena Sharples) was written out for most of the year due to illness, and Doris Speed (Annie Walker) took two months’ leave.[35] ITV daytime soap Crossroads saw a marked increase in viewers at this time, as its established cast, such as Meg Richardson (Noele Gordon), grew in popularity.[35] These sudden departures forced the writing team to quickly develop characters who had previously stood in the background. The roles of Bet Lynch, Deirdre Hunt (Anne Kirkbride), Rita Littlewood (Barbara Knox) and Mavis Riley (Thelma Barlow) were built up between 1972 and 1973 with characters such as Gail Potter (Helen Worth), Blanche Hunt (Patricia Cutts and Maggie Jones) and Vera Duckworth (Elizabeth Dawn) first appearing in 1974. These characters would remain at the centre of the programme for many years.[36][6] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Production teams are the groups of technical staff whom put on the show. ... Anne Reid (born 28 May 1935) is an accomplished British actress with a lengthy career on TV, stage and film. ... Crossroads is a British television soap opera set in a motel near Birmingham, England. ... Noele Gordon (December 25, 1919 - April 14, 1985) was a British film and television actress. ... Bet Lynch (née Elizabeth Theresa Lynch, previously Gilroy) is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Deirdre Anne Barlow (née Hunt, formerly Langton and Rachid) is a long-running fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... Anne Kirkbride, in a still from an interview in 2000. ... Rita Sullivan (née Littlewood, previously Fairclough and Bates) is a fictional character on Coronation Street. ... Barbara Knox (born Barbara Brothwood, September 30, 1933 in Oldham, Lancashire, England, sometimes credited by her first married name, Barbara Mullaney) is a British actress mainly known for playing Rita Sullivan in the television soap opera Coronation Street. ... Mavis Wilton, née Mavis Riley, was one of Coronation Street s most renowned characters between 1971 and 1997. ... Thelma Barlow (born 19 June 1929) is an English television actress and writer, most famous for her roles as Mavis Wilton in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street and as Dolly Bellfield in the sitcom dinnerladies. ... Gail Platt (née Potter; previously Tilsley, Hillman and Hsakaraðokorvendroþenovich) is a fictional character played by actress Helen Worth on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. ... Helen Worth, in a still from an interview done in 2000. ... Blanche Hunt (née Linfield) is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Patricia Cutts (July 20, 1926 - September 6, 1974) was a British film and television actress. ... Maggie Jones (born 1934 in London) is an English actress. ... Veronica Vera Duckworth (née Burton), played by Elizabeth Dawn, is a popular fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Elizabeth Dawn OBE (aka Liz Dawn, born 1939 in Leeds) is a British actress, best known for her role as Vera Duckworth in the long running British soap opera, Coronation Street. ...


The 1970s was also the decade when Coronation Street began to include more comedy in its storylines, at the insistence of new producer Bill Podmore who joined in 1976, having worked on Granada comedy productions prior to his appointment.[37] Stan and Hilda Ogden were often at the centre of overtly funny story lines, with other comic characters including Eddie Yeats (Geoffrey Hughes), Fred Gee (Fred Feast) and Jack Duckworth (William Tarmey) all making their first appearances during the decade. Bill Podmore (August 1931 - January 1994) was a British television producer. ... Geoffrey Hughes as his character Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances. ... Geoffrey Hughes as his character Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances. ... A relatively unpleasant and unsympathetic character who arrived in Coronation Street in 1975. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Harold Jack Duckworth, played by William Tarmey, is a fictional character on the British television soap opera Coronation Street. ... William Tarmey (born William Cleworth-Piddington on April 4, 1941) is a British actor best known for playing Jack Duckworth on the soap opera Coronation Street, a role he has played on a continuous basis since 1983. ...

Brian Tilsley marries Gail Potter in a 1979 episode of Coronation Street.
Brian Tilsley marries Gail Potter in a 1979 episode of Coronation Street.

In 1976, Pat Phoenix returned to her role as Elsie Tanner and, after a spate of ill health, Violet Carson returned as Ena.[38] Coronation Street's stalwart cast slotted back into the programme alongside the newcomers, examining new relationships between characters of different ages and backgrounds: Eddie Yeats became the Ogdens' lodger, Gail Potter and Suzie Birchall moved in with Elsie, Mike Baldwin (Johnny Briggs) arrived in 1976 as the tough factory boss, and Annie Walker reigned at the Rovers with her trio of staff Bet Lynch, Betty Turpin and Fred Gee. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Suzie Birchall was a fictional character on the television series Coronation Street, played by actress Cheryl Murray from January 1977 to December 1979 and then again in 1983. ... For other persons of the same name, see John Briggs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Storylines throughout the decade included: a warehouse fire in 1975, the birth of Tracy Langton in 1977, the murder of Ernest Bishop in 1978, a lorry crashing into the Rovers Return in 1979, and the marriage of Brian Tilsley and Gail Potter (also in 1979). Tracy Lynette Barlow (née Langton; previously Cropper and Preston) was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Ernest tells Emily to stop being a barmaid in a 1970 episode. ... Brian John Tilsley was a fictional character from the soap opera Coronation Street and was played by Christopher Quinten. ...


Coronation Street had little competition within its prime time slot, and certain critics suggested that the programme had grown complacent, moving away from socially-viable story lines and again presenting a dated view of working-class life.[39]


1980s

Between 1980 and 1989, Coronation Street underwent some of the biggest changes since its launch. By May 1984, Ken Barlow stood as the only original cast member, after the departures of Ena Sharples (in 1980), Annie Walker (in 1983), Elsie Tanner (in 1984) and Albert Tatlock (also 1984).[40] In 1983, antihero Len Fairclough (Peter Adamson), one of the show's central male characters since 1961, was killed off, and in 1984, Bernard Youens (Stan Ogden) died.[41] While the press predicted the end of Corrie, H. V. Kershaw reminded viewers that "There are no stars in Coronation Street."[42] Writers drew on the show's many archetypes, with previously established characters stepping into the roles left by the original cast.[43] Phyllis Pearce (Jill Summers) was hailed as the new Ena Sharples in 1982, the Duckworths moved into No.9 in 1983 and slipped into the role once held by the Ogdens, while Percy Sugden (Bill Waddington) appeared in 1983 and took over the grumpy war veteran role from Albert Tatlock.[44][45] The question of who would take over the Rovers Return after Annie Walker's 1983 exit was answered in 1985 when Bet Lynch (who also mirrored the vulnerability and strength of Elsie Tanner) was installed as landlady. In 1983, Shirley Armitage became the first major black character in her role as machinist at Baldwin's Casuals.[43] A cast member is a term used to refer to a person who could be one of three possiblities; A cast member is someone who performs in a motion picture. ... Albert Tatlock Albert Tatlock was a fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... In literature and film, an anti-hero is a central or supporting character that has some of the personality flaws and ultimate fortune traditionally assigned to villains but nonetheless also have enough heroic qualities or intentions to gain the sympathy of readers or viewers. ... Len Fairclough, (played by Peter Adamson) was, for 23 years, the hard man of Coronation Street. ... Peter Adamson (16 February 1930 - 17 January 2002) was a British actor born in Liverpool. ... Bernard Arthur Youens (December 28, 1914 - August 27, 1984) was a heavyweight British character actor, best remembered for his portrayal of the workshy, beer-swilling Stan Ogden in Coronation Street from 1964 until his death in 1984. ... Phyllis Pearce was a character in ITVs Coronation Street between 1982 and 1996. ... Bill Waddington (1916 - 2000) was a British music hall performer and comedian with late life stardom as the pompous ex serviceman, Percy Sugden, in Granada Televisions long running soap opera, Coronation Street ...

Ken and Deirdre Barlow row after the revelation of Deirdre's affair with Mike Baldwin in a 1983 episode of Coronation Street.
Ken and Deirdre Barlow row after the revelation of Deirdre's affair with Mike Baldwin in a 1983 episode of Coronation Street.

Ken Barlow married Deirdre Langton on 27 July 1981. The episode was watched by over 24 million viewers - more ITV viewers than the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana two days later.[46] The 1980s also saw the cementing of relationships between established characters: Alf Roberts (Bryan Mosley) married Audrey Potter (Sue Nicholls) in 1985, Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) married Sally Seddon (Sally Whittaker) in 1986.[47] Bet Lynch married Alec Gilroy in 1987 and the marriages of Ivy Tilsley and Don Brennan, and Derek Wilton and Mavis Riley took place in 1988.[48] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... “Prince Charles” redirects here. ... Diana Spencer redirects here. ... Alf Roberts was a fictional character in Coronation Street. ... Bryan Mosley (August 25, 1931 – February 9, 1999) was a British actor, known best as grocer Alf Roberts in Coronation Street. ... Audrey Roberts (née Potter), played by Sue Nicholls, is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... The Honourable Susan Frances Harmar Nicholls (born 23 November 1943 in Walsall, Staffordshire) is a British actress, most known today for her long-running role as Audrey Roberts on Coronation Street. ... Kevin John Webster, played by Michael Le Vell, is a fictional character in the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Michael Le Vell (real name Michael Turner) (born December 15, 1964 in Manchester) is an English character actor who since 1983 has played the role of garage mechanic, Kevin Webster, in the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Sally Webster (née Seddon), played by Sally Whittaker, is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Sally Whittaker, in a still from Coronation Street. ... Alexander Alec Gilroy was a long-standing character in British soap Coronation Street. ... Donald Michael (Don) Brennan was a fictional character in the British soap opera, Coronation Street. ... This is an article about the actor, for the Australian Labor politician, see Peter Baldwin (Australian politician) Peter Baldwin is an British actor, born in 1933, best known for his role of Derek Wilton in the UK soap opera Coronation Street. ...


The arrival of Channel 4 and its edgy new serial Brookside in 1982 was one of the biggest changes for Coronation Street, as well as the BBC's new prime time soap opera, EastEnders in 1985.[49] While ratings for Coronation Street remained consistent throughout the decade, EastEnders regularly obtained higher viewing figures.[50] With prime time competition, Corrie was again seen as being old fashioned, with the introduction of the 'normal' Clayton family in 1985 being failure with viewers.[51] Between 1988 and 1989, many aspects of the show were modernised by new producer, David Liddiment. A new exterior set had been built in 1982 and in 1989 it was redeveloped to include new houses and shops. Production techniques were also changed, with a new studio being built and the inclusion of more location filming, which had moved from being shot on film to videotape in 1988.[52] New pressures also saw introduction of the third weekly episode on 20 October 1989, broadcast each Friday at 19:30.[52] This article is about the British television station. ... For other uses, see Brookside (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Albert Square in the 1980s. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording images and sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 1980s featured some of the most prominent storylines in the programme's history, such as Deirdre Barlow's affair with Mike Baldwin in 1983, the first soap story line to receive widespread media attention.[53] The feud between Ken Barlow and Mike Baldwin would continue for many years, with Mike even marrying Ken's daughter, Susan. In 1986 there was a fire at the Rovers Return, and between 1986 and 1989, the story of Rita Fairclough's psychological abuse at the hands of Alan Bradley (Mark Eden), and his subsequent death under the wheels of a Blackpool tram, was played out. The show's highest rated episode (26.6 million viewers) came in 1987, when Hilda Ogden left the show. Other stories included: the birth of Nicky Tilsley in 1980, Elsie Tanner's departure and Stan Ogden's funeral in 1984, the birth of Sarah-Louise Tilsley in 1987, and Brian Tilsley's murder in 1989. Deirdre Anne Barlow (née Hunt, formerly Langton and Rachid) is a long-running fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... Rita Sullivan (née Littlewood, previously Fairclough and Bates) is a fictional character on Coronation Street. ... Psychological abuse refers to the humiliation or intimidation of another person, but is also used to refer to the long-term effects of emotional shock. ... Alan Bradley was a character in the British mega-soap Coronation Street. ... Mark Eden (born 14 February 1928 in London) is a British actor. ... Brush Railcoach No 623 in Mystique livery Illuminated tram No 633, rebuilt in the shape of a Trawler Blackpool tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England and is the only surviving first-generation tramway in the United Kingdom (UK). ... Nick Tilsley was a fictional character from the soap opera Coronation Street and was played by Adam Rickitt Info Nick Tilsley is the son of Brian Tilsley and Gail Platt and the brother of Sarah-Louise Platt and half brother to David Platt and also uncle to Bethany Platt Nick... Sarah-Louise Platt (neé Tilsley) is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ...


New characters were introduced, such as Kevin and Sally Webster, Curly Watts (Kevin Kennedy), Martin Platt (Sean Wilson), Reg Holdsworth (Ken Morley) and the McDonald family. Norman Watts, better known as Curly Watts is a character who used to be in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. ... Kevin Kennedy (born 4 September 1961, in Manchester) is a British actor, singer and guitarist. ... Martin Platt is a character from ITVs Coronation Street. ... For the speedway rider, see Sean Wilson (speedway rider). ... Ken Morley (born 1943 Chorley, Lanchashire, United Kingdom) is a beaming, balding, rotund British comedian and actor who shot to stardom as Reg Holdsworth in Coronation Street. ...


1990s

In spite of updated sets and production changes, Coronation Street still received criticism. In 1992, chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council, Lord Rees-Mogg, criticised the low-representation of ethnic minorities and the programme's portrayal of the cosy familiarity of a bygone era. Some newspapers ran headlines such as 'Coronation Street shuts out blacks' (The Times) and 'Put colour in t'Street' (Daily Mirror).[54] Patrick Stoddart of The Times wrote: "The millions who watch Coronation Street – and who will continue to do so despite Lord Rees-Mogg – know real life when they see it […] in the most confident and accomplished soap opera television has ever seen".[55] Black and Asian characters had appeared, but it wasn't until 1999 that show featured its first regular non-white family, the Desai family. Ofcom is a regulator for communication industries in the United Kingdom. ... William Rees-Mogg, Baron Rees-Mogg (born July 14, 1928) is a journalist and politician in the United Kingdom. ... “Minority” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Times. ...


New characters Des and Steph Barnes moved into one of the new houses in 1990, being dubbed by the media as 'Yuppies'.[56] Raquel Wolstenhulme (Sarah Lancashire) first appeared in 1991 and went on to become one of the most popular characters. The McDonald family were developed and the fiery relationships between Liz, Jim, Steve and Andy interested viewers.[57][58] Other newcomers were Maud Grimes (Elizabeth Bradley), Roy Cropper (David Neilson), Judy and Gary Mallett, Fred Elliot (John Savident) and Ashley Peacock (Steven Arnold). The amount of slapstick and physical humour in storylines increased during the 1990s, with comic characters such as Reg Holdsworth and his water bed.[59] Des Barnes was a character on ITV drama Coronation Street played by actor Philip Middlemiss. ... Yuppies (young urban professionals, young up and coming professionals or less commonly young upwardly-mobile professionals[1]) is a market segment whose consumers are characterized as self-reliant, financially secure individualists. ... Raquel Catherine Watts (nee Wolstenhulme) was a fictional character in the UK soap opera Coronation Street Raquel first appeared as a supermarket assistant who had become big-headed as a result of winning a beauty contest. ... Sarah Lancashire (born October 4, 1964) is a British actress. ... Liz McDonald, played by Beverley Callard, is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... James Jim McDonald, known for his violent nature and his passionate love for Liz McDonald (Elizabeth Jane Greenwood), was a fictional character in the soap opera Coronation Street who has appeared on and off since 1989, played by Charles Lawson. ... Steven James Steve McDonald, played by Simon Gregson, is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Andrew Richard (Andy) McDonald, played by Nicholas Cochrane, was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Maud was a fictional character on Coronation Street from 1993-1999. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Royston Roy Cropper, played by David Neilson, is a fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... David Neilson David Neilson (born 13 March 1949 in Loughborough, Leicestershire) is an English actor best known for portraying Roy Cropper in Coronation Street from 1995 onwards. ... Frederick Fred Handel Elliott was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... John Savident (born 1938) is a well-known British actor. ... Ashley Sibelius Peacock is a character from ITVs Coronation Street. ... Steven Arnold (born 12 December 1974, Warrington, Cheshire) is an English actor best known for his role as Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street. ... For other uses, see Slapstick (disambiguation). ...


Storylines in the early part of the decade included: the death of newborn Katie McDonald in 1992, Mike Baldwin's wedding to Alma Sedgewick (Amanda Barrie) in 1992, Tommy Duckworth being sold by his father Terry in 1993, Deirdre Barlow's marriage to Moroccan Samir Rachid, and the rise of Tanya Pooley (Eva Pope) between 1993 and 1994. Amanda Barrie (born Shirley Anne Broadbent on 14 September 1935 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is an English actress. ... Tanya Pooley was a fictional character on Coronation Street from 1993 to 1994. ... Eva Pope is a British actress. ...

Deirdre Rachid being jailed in a 1998 episode of Coronation Street.
Deirdre Rachid being jailed in a 1998 episode of Coronation Street.

In 1997, Brian Park took over as producer, with the idea of promoting young characters as opposed to the older cast. On his first day he axed the characters of Derek Wilton, Don Brennan, Percy Sugden, Bill Webster, Billy Williams and Maureen Holdsworth.[60] Thelma Barlow, who played Derek's wife Mavis, was angered by the sacking of her co-star and resigned, while the production team also lost some of its key writers when Barry Hill, Adele Rose and Julian Roach all resigned.[60] Deirdre Rachid, sent down in a 1998 episode. ... Deirdre Rachid, sent down in a 1998 episode. ... This is an article about the actor, for the Australian Labor politician, see Peter Baldwin (Australian politician) Peter Baldwin is an British actor, born in 1933, best known for his role of Derek Wilton in the UK soap opera Coronation Street. ... Donald Michael (Don) Brennan was a fictional character in the British soap opera, Coronation Street. ... A Coronation Street character played by Bill Waddington between 1983 and 1997. ... William Geoffrey Bill Webster is a fictional character on Coronation Street, played by Peter Armitage. ... Maureen Holdsworth (née Grimes, previously Naylor, previously Elliott) was a character in Coronation Street played by Sherrie Hewson. ... Thelma Barlow (born 19 June 1929) is an English television actress and writer, most famous for her roles as Mavis Wilton in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street and as Dolly Bellfield in the sitcom dinnerladies. ...


In line with Park's suggestion, younger characters were introduced: Nick Tilsley was recast, played by Adam Rickitt, single mother Zoe Tattersall first appeared, and the Battersbys moved into No.5. Storylines focussed on tackling 'issues', such as drug dealers, eco-warriors, religious cults and a transsexual.[61] Park quit in 1998, after deciding that he had done what he intended to do; he maintained that his biggest achievement was the introduction of Hayley Patterson (Julie Hesmondhalgh), the first transsexual character in a British soap.[61] Adam Peter Rickitt (born 29 May 1978 in Crewe, Cheshire), is an English actor, former singer and model. ... It has been suggested that Baby mama be merged into this article or section. ... Panamanian motor vessel Gatun during the largest cocaine bust in United States Coast Guard history (20 tons), off the coast of Panama. ... Hayley Anne Cropper (né Harold Patterson) is a fictional character in the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... Julie Hesmondhalgh in character as Hayley Cropper on Coronation Street. ... A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ...


Viewers were alienated by the new-look Coronation Street, and the media voiced disapproval. Having received criticism of being too out of touch, Corrie now struggled to emulate the more modern Brookside and EastEnders. In the Daily Mirror, Victor Lewis-Smith wrote: "Apparently it doesn't matter that this is a first-class soap opera, superbly scripted and flawlessly performed by a seasoned repertory company."[60] Alternate newspaper: The Daily Mirror (Australia) The Daily Mirror is a popular British tabloid daily newspaper. ... Victor Lewis-Smith is a British satirist, producer, critic and prankster. ...


One of Coronation Street's best known storylines took place in 1998, with Deirdre Rachid being wrongfully imprisoned after a relationship with con-man Jon Lindsay. 19 million viewers watched Deirdre being sent to prison, and 'Free the Weatherfield One' campaigns sprung up in a media frenzy.[61] Prime Minister Tony Blair even passed comment on Deirdre’s sentencing in Parliament.[62] Deirdre was freed after three weeks, with Granada stating that they had always intended for her to be released, in spite of the media interest.[61] Deirdre Anne Barlow (née Hunt, formerly Langton and Rachid) is a long-running fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency...


2000s

On 8 December 2000, the show celebrated its fortieth year by broadcasting a live, hour-long, episode. The Prince of Wales made a cameo in the episode, appearing in a pre-recorded segment as himself in an ITV News bulletin report, presented by Trevor McDonald.[63] Earlier in the year, 13-year old Sarah-Louise Platt (Tina O'Brien) had fallen pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl, Bethany, on 4 June. The episode where Gail was told of her daughter's pregnancy being watched by 15 million viewers.[64] The year also saw the programme's first two-hander, between Curly and Raquel Watts.[64] is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... “Prince Charles” redirects here. ... ITV News is the name of the news broadcasts on British TV network ITV. It has one of the largest television audiences for news in the UK. It is produced by Independent Television News (ITN), and was more commonly known simply as ITN until 1999. ... Sir Trevor McDonald presenting News at Ten, on 5 March 1999. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tina OBrien (born 7 August 1983) is an English actress. ... Bethany Britney Platt (born 4 June 2000) is a fictional character in the TV soap Coronation Street. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gail Platt (née Potter; previously Tilsley, Hillman and Hsakaraðokorvendroþenovich) is a fictional character played by actress Helen Worth on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. ... Two-hander is a term for a play or movie with only two main characters. ...


From 1999-2001, Jane MacNaught was Coronation Street's executive producer, and received harsh criticism from both viewers and critics. In an attempt to compete with EastEnders, issue-led story lines were introduced such as Toyah Battersby's rape, Roy and Hayley Cropper abducting their foster child, Sarah Platt's Internet chat room abduction and Alma Halliwell's death of cervical cancer.[65] Such storylines were unpopular with viewers and ratings dropped and in October 2001, Macnaught was abruptly moved to another Granada department and Carolyn Reynolds took over. Corrie continued to struggle in the ratings, with EastEnders introducing some of its strongest stories. In 2002, Kieran Roberts was appointed as producer and aimed to re-introduce "gentle story lines and humour", after deciding that the Street shouldn't try and compete with other soaps.[66] Toyah Battersby was a fictional character played by Georgia Taylor on Coronation Street. ... This article is about the modern child welfare system of placing children in state custody in the homes of temporary caregivers. ... A chat room or chatroom is a term used primarily by mass media to describe any form of synchronous conferencing, occasionally even asynchronous conferencing. ... Alma Halliwell previously Alma Baldwin and Alma Sedgewick, played by Amanda Barrie, was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Cervical cancer is a malignant cancer of the cervix. ...

Karen McDonald and Tracy Barlow feuding at Karen's wedding to Steve in a 2004 episode of Coronation Street.
Karen McDonald and Tracy Barlow feuding at Karen's wedding to Steve in a 2004 episode of Coronation Street.

In 2002, one of Coronation Street's best-known storylines began, which culminated in 2003. Gail Platt married Richard Hillman (Brian Capron), a financial advisor, who would go on to leave Duggie Ferguson to die, murder his ex-wife Patricia, attempt to murder his mother-in-law, Audrey Roberts, murder Maxine Peacock and attempt to murder Emily Bishop. After confessing to the murder of Maxine and his ex-wife, Hillman attempted to kill Gail, her children Sarah and David, and her granddaughter Bethany, by driving them into a canal. The storyline received wide press attention, and viewing figures peaked at 19.4 million, with Hillman dubbed a "serial killer" by the media.[67] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Richard Hillman was a fictional character in Coronation Street played by Brian Capron. ... Brian Capron (born 11 February 1949 Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK) is a British actor. ... A financial advisor is a professional who renders investment advice and financial planning services to individuals and businesses. ... Douglas William (Duggie) Ferguson was a fictional character on Coronation Street. ... A persons mother-in-law is the mother of his wife or her husband. ... Maxine Peacock (née Heavey) was a fictional character played by Tracy Shaw on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Emily Bishop (née Nugent, previously Swain) is a fictional character on Coronation Street. ... David Platt is a fictional character on the popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street. ...


Todd Grimshaw began to question his sexuality in 2003, becoming Corrie's first regular homosexual character, after years of criticism about non-representation.[68] The character of Karen McDonald (Suranne Jones) was developed, with her fiery marriage to Steve and warring with Tracy Barlow. Todd James Grimshaw was a character in the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... Karen McDonald was a fictional character on the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Tracy Lynette Barlow (née Langton; previously Cropper and Preston) was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ...


In 2004, Coronation Street retconned the Baldwin family when Mike's nephew Danny Baldwin and his wife Frankie moved to the area from Essex, with their two sons Jamie and Warren. Until this time, Mike Baldwin had been portrayed as an only child, with his father appearing in the programme between 1980 and 1982 confirming the fact. Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the portmanteau word retcon – refers to the act of changing previously established details of a fictional setting, often without providing an explanation for the changes within the context of that setting. ... Daniel Danny Baldwin, played by Bradley Walsh, is a fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street. ... An only child is a child with no siblings, either biological or adopted. ...


During the decade, a range of other storylines featured, such as the bigamy of Peter Barlow, Maya Sharma's revenge on former lover Dev Alahan, Katy Harris murdering her father and subsequently committing suicide, Charlie Stubbs's psychological abuse of Shelley Unwin, and the deaths of Mike Baldwin and Fred Elliott. Two new families were also introduced into the show: The Connors and The Mortons, the latter being not as popular as the Connors when introduced [1], and being written out by the next year [69]. Polygamy, literally many marriages in ancient Greek, is a marital practice in which a person has more than one spouse simultaneously (as opposed to monogamy where each person has a maximum of one spouse at any one time). ... Peter Barlow was a fictional character in Coronation Street. ... Maya Sharma was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Devendra Dev Alahan is a character on Coronation Street who first appeared on the show in November 1999. ... Katy Harris (previously Nelson) was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Shelley Unwin was a character from ITVs Coronation Street. ... Frederick Fred Handel Elliott was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ...


In 2007, several strange, groundbreaking storylines took place on Coronation Street, such as Leanne Battersby becoming a prostitute and the first bi-sexual love triangle (between Michelle Connor, Sonny Dhillon, and Sean Tully). The Connor family were central to many storylines during 2007 - the accidental death of a Polish worker at Underworld due to overworking, Michelle's discovery that her brothers Paul and Liam were the cause of her husband's death, Paul's use of an escort service, his kidnapping of Leanne and his subsequent death. The Connor family continued to dominate storylines in 2008 with Michelle learning that Ryan was not her biological son, having been accidentally swapped at birth and her emotional struggle to accept her biological son Alex. Elsewhere, Carla began to develop feelings for brother in law Liam, despite the fact Liam had married Maria Sutherland. During an estrangement from Maria after she had to give birth to her already dead child, Liam had a one night stand with Carla, a story which helped pave the way for his departure. [2] Leanne Anika Battersby (previously Tilsley) is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... Michelle Connor (played by Kym Ryder) is a fictional character from the ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street. ... Sonny Dhillon is a fictional character in ITVs Coronation Street, played by Pal Aron. ... Sean Tully is a fictional character played by Antony Cotton on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Paul Connor is a fictional character from the ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street, played by Sean Gallagher. ... Liam Barrington Connor is a fictional character from the British ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street, played by Rob James-Collier since 2006. ... Ryan Connor is a fictional character from the ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street, played by Ben Thompson. ... Carla Connor is a fictional character in the popular ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street. ...


Many big names left in 2007. In January, Charlie Stubbs was killed by vengeful girlfriend Tracy Barlow. Tracy would go on to receive a life sentence in March 2007. Tina O'Brien revealed in the British press on 4 April 2007 that she would be leaving Coronation Street before the end of the year.[70]. Sarah-Louise, who was involved in some of the decade's most controversial stories, left town in December 2007. In summer 2007, 34-year veteran Liz Dawn told producers that she wanted to retire her character Vera Duckworth because her emphysema was restricting her acting and movement. Scriptwriters initially planned an exit for Vera in December 2007, with occasional guest appearances. However, after further discussion, writers, producer Steve Frost, and Liz Dawn agreed to kill off Vera in a tear-jerking story. In January 2008, whilst entering their house for many years singing a song, Jack discovered that Vera had quietly passed away in her armchair. Jack combed her hair and made her presentable, then sang one of their romantic sweetheart songs. [3] In May 2008, Jack Duckworth, Tyrone Dobbs and Molly Compton agreed to get rid of the stone cladding on No 9, which Vera put there in 1989 to make the house stand out from the others, but learned the cladding had become embedded in the brick and would be nearly impossible to remove. As in life, Vera had had the last word. Tracy Lynette Barlow (née Langton; previously Cropper and Preston) was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Tina OBrien (born 7 August 1983) is an English actress. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Elizabeth Dawn MBE (aka Liz Dawn, born 1939 in Leeds) is a British actress, best known for her role as Vera Duckworth in the long running British soap opera, Coronation Street. ... Veronica Vera Duckworth (née Burton), played by Elizabeth Dawn, is a popular fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Steve Frost is a producer of the TV show Coronation Street. ... John Harold Jack Duckworth, played by William Tarmey, is a fictional character on the British television soap opera Coronation Street. ... Tyrone sylvester dobbs is a character from ITVs Coronation Street,born on 17th december 1982. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Coronation Street. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Much of the decade was spent on the family dramas of Gail Platt. Sarah-Louise occupied much of her time for the first half of the decade. In the latter half of the decade, Gail's son David Platt (Coronation Street) (Jack P. Shepherd) became increasingly unbalanced, with various plots and schemes culminating in a 2008 episode where he pushed her down the stairs in a fit of anger. Gail stood by him, in part due to her belief her mother Audrey had not been there for her as a child. Enraged that Gail refused to press charges, David smashed up the street and was sent to a young offenders' facility for several months. David returned from the facility on the 6th June. He has plans to start a new life with his mother and girlfriend [71] In May 2008, Gail finally met Ted Paige, the father she'd never known. David Platt is a fictional character on the popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street. ... Jack P. Shepherd (born 14 January 1988) is an English actor best known for his role in Coronation Street playing David Platt, son of Gail and Martin Platt. ...


Production

Broadcast format

Between 9 December 1960 and 3 March 1961, Coronation Street was broadcast twice weekly, on Wednesday and Friday.[72] During this period, the Friday episode was broadcast live, with the Wednesday episode being pre-recorded 15 minutes earlier.[2] When the programme went fully networked on 6 March 1961, broadcast days changed to Monday and Wednesday.[3] The last regular episode to be shown live aired on 3 February 1961. is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Transmitted in black and white for the majority of the 1960s, preparations were made to film episode 923 (transmitted Wednesday October 29, 1969), which featured the street residents on a coach trip to the Lake District, in colour. In the event, suitable colour stock for the film cameras could not be found and the episode was made in black and white. The following episode, transmitted Monday November 3, was videotaped in colour but featured black and white film inserts and title sequence. Like BBC1, the ITV network was broadcast in black and white at this point so viewers noticed nothing unusual. The reasons why episodes were made in colour for monochrome transmission are not stated in any literature but it is possible that it was for the purposes of testing the look of sets and costumes using the new cameras. Certainly one set (that of the Rovers Return) undergoes a subtle change of colours in November 1969 without any on-screen explanation. is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest United Kingdom, and indeed, the world. ...


Daran Little, for many years the official programme archivist, claims that the first episode to be transmitted in colour was episode 930 shown on Monday November 24, 1969[73] however the ITV network, like BBC1, began full colour transmissions on Saturday November 15, 1969 and it is therefore possible that the first transmitted colour episode is number 928 shown on Monday November 17. In October 1970 a long-simmering technician's dispute turned into a work-to-rule when sound staff were denied a pay rise given to camera staff the year before for working with colour recording equipment. The terms of the work to rule were that staff refused to work with the new equipment and therefore programmes had to be recorded and transmitted in black and white, including Coronation Street[74] The dispute was resolved in early 1971 and the last black and white episode aired on 8 February 1971. is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest United Kingdom, and indeed, the world. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Work-to-rule is a job action in which employees do no more than the minimum required by the rules of a workplace, and follow safety or other regulations to the letter in order to cause a slowdown. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


Production staff

Coronation Street's creator, Tony Warren wrote the first 13 episodes of the programme in 1960, and continued to write for the programme intermittently until 1976.[75] He still retains links with Coronation Street, often advising on storylines.


H V Kershaw (Harry Kershaw)[76] was the script editor for Coronation Street when the programme began in 1960, working alongside Tony Warren. Kershaw was also a script writer for the programme and the show's producer between 1962 and 1971. He remains the only person, along with John Finch, to have held the three posts of script editor, writer and producer. Kershaw continued to write for the programme until his retirement in January 1988. H V Kershaw (AKA Harry Kershaw) (1918 - 1992) was a British television scriptwriter and dramatist best known for his long association with the top rating soap opera, Coronation Street, a programme he continued to pen scripts for until the mid-1980s. ...


Adele Rose was the longest-serving Coronation Street writer, completing 455 scripts between 1961 and 1998. She went on to create Byker Grove.[77] Adele Rose was a prolific writer on Coronation Street, UK televisions longest running soap opera, penning around 500 scripts between 1961 and her eventual departure from the programme in 1998. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Byker Grove is a British television series which aired between 1989 and 2006 and was created by Adele Rose. ...


Bill Podmore was the show's longest serving producer. By the time he stepped down in 1988 he had completed 13 years at the production helm. Nicknamed the "godfather" by the tabloid press,[78] he was renowned for his tough, uncompromising style and was feared by both crew and cast alike. He is probably most famous for sacking Peter Adamson, the show's Len Fairclough, in 1983. Bill Podmore (August 1931 - January 1994) was a British television producer. ... Peter Adamson (16 February 1930 - 17 January 2002) was a British actor born in Liverpool. ...


Michael Apted, best known for the Up! series of documentaries was a director on the programme in the early 1960s. This period of his career marked the first of his many collaborations with writer Jack Rosenthal. Rosenthal, noted for such television plays as Bar Mitzvah Boy, began his career on the show, writing over 150 episodes between 1961 and 1969.[79] Paul Abbott was a story editor on the programme in the 1980s and began writing episodes in 1989, but left in 1993 to produce Cracker, for which he later wrote, before creating his own highly-acclaimed dramas such as Touching Evil and Shameless.[80] Russell T. Davies[4] was briefly a storyliner on the programme in the mid-1990s, also writing the script for the direct-to-video special "Viva Las Vegas".[81] He, too, has become a noted writer of his own high-profile television drama programmes, including Queer as Folk and the 2005 revival of Doctor Who.[82] Jimmy McGovern also wrote some episodes.[83] The current Executive Producer is Kieran Roberts who was once a Producer of "Emmerdale" and the Producer is now Kim Crowther who took over from Steve Frost in February 2008 Michael Apted (born 10 February 1941;) is an English director, producer, writer and actor. ... For the soft drink, see 7 Up. ... Jack Rosenthal, CBE (8 September 1931 - 29 May 2004) , was a playwright, who wrote several early episodes of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street and a number of successful plays and films. ... One of the Play for Today series on BBC1. ... Paul Abbott (born February 22, 1960 in Burnley, Lancashire) is an English television scriptwriter, who has worked on many popular series, including Coronation Street, Cracker and Shameless, the latter of which he created. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Cracker is the title of a television crime series in the United Kingdom, made by Granada Television for ITV and created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern. ... Touching Evil was a 1997 British television drama serial, produced by Granada Television and screened on the ITV network. ... Shameless is an offbeat British comedy drama television series set in the fictional Chatsworth Estate in Manchester, England. ... Russell T Davies, interviewed for the documentary series Doctor Who Confidential in 2005. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... Queer as Folk Series 1 DVD Cover Queer as Folk is a 1999 British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men let loose in Manchesters gay village around Canal Street. ... This article is about the television series. ... Jimmy McGovern (born 1949 in Liverpool, England, UK) is a British television scriptwriter, known for his powerful and thought-provoking dramas often based around hard-hitting social issues or controversial real-life events. ...


Theme music

The show's theme music, a cornet piece, accompanied by a brass band plus clarinet and double bass, reminiscent of northern band music, was written by Eric Spear and has been only slightly modified since its debut.[84] The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Bâ™­ cornet The cornet is a brass instrument very similar to the trumpet, distinguished by its conical bore, compact shape, and mellower tone quality. ... A brass band a musical group consisting mostly or entirely of brass instruments, often with a percussion section. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left, with capped mouthpiece) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ... Eric Spear ( 1908 – 3 November 1966) was an English composer of film music. ...


David Browning played the trumpet on the original recording of the theme, and was given the choice of either a royalty payment for each time the theme was aired, or a one-off payment at the time of recording. He opted for the one-off payment, and although he would have received more money in the long run with the royalty payment approach this is something he has been able to laugh about in more recent years.


The theme music was also performed on television by the TV entertainer Roy Castle. Roy Castle OBE (born August 31, 1932 in Scholes, near Holmfirth; died September 2, 1994) was a British dancer, singer, comedian, actor and musician. ...


Sets

Rosamund Street viaduct as seen in opening credits of Coronation Street.
Rosamund Street viaduct as seen in opening credits of Coronation Street.

As befitting the soap-opera genre, Coronation Street is made up of individual housing units, plus communal areas: a newsagent's (The Kabin), a small café (Roy's Rolls), a general grocery shop (D&S Alahan's), a factory (Underworld) and a public house, the Rovers Return Inn, which is the main meeting place for characters on the programme.[34] There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Coronation Street is Britains longest-running television soap opera, first broadcast on Friday December 9, 1960, in the Granada region of ITV. The programme is consistently the highest-rated programme on British television. ... Underworld is the name of a fictional knicker factory in ITV soap Coronation Street. ...


From 1960–1968, all interactions on the 'outside' street were filmed on a sound stage, with the houses reduced in scale by 3/4 and constructed from wood.[85] In 1968, Granada built an outside set which was not all that different from the interior version previously used, with the wooden façades from the studio simply being erected on the new site initially.[85] These were replaced with brick façades, and back yards were added in the 1970s.


In 1982, a full-size exterior street was built in the Granada backlot, constructed from reclaimed Salford brick.[85] The set was updated in 1989, with the construction of a new factory, two shop units and three modern semi-detached houses on the south side of Coronation Street.[86] A backlot is an area behind or adjoining a movie studio with permanent exterior sets for outdoor scenes in motion picture and/or television productions. ... For other uses, see Salford (disambiguation). ... Semi-detached housing (usually abbreviated to semi, as in three-bedroom semi) consists of pairs of houses built side by side as units sharing a party wall and usually in such a way that each houses layout is a mirror image of its twin. ...


Between 1989 and 1999, the Granada Studios Tour allowed members of the public the opportunity to visit the set. The exterior set was extended and updated in 1999, to include more of Rosamund Street, Victoria Street and a new viaduct on Rosamund Street. The majority of interior scenes are shot in the adjoining purpose-built studio.[86] Granada Studios Tour was an entertainment complex in Castlefield, Manchester operating from 1988 to 1999. ... Weatherfield is a fictional suburb of Greater Manchester in the British ITV soap opera Coronation Street. ...


In 2008, Victoria Court, an apartment building full of luxury flats, was started on Victoria Street.[87]


The Granada backlot is situated in an area between Quay Street and Liverpool Road in Manchester.[5].


Popularity

The programme is now one of the highest rated television programmes on British television.

  • On 1st February 2000 Coronation Street attracted 15.7 million viewers when 13 year old Sarah Platt found out she was five months pregnant, with her mother Gail present.
  • On 14 March 2003 Coronation Street attracted 19.43 million viewers when serial killer Richard Hillman died, when he drove his car into a canal in an attempt to kill the entire Platt family.
  • On 16 April 2004 16.33 million viewers tuned in to see Tracy Barlow sabotaging the second wedding of Steve and Karen McDonald with the revelation that Steve was the father of Tracy's daughter Amy.
  • On 7 April 2006 12.34 million viewers watched long running character Mike Baldwin die in the arms of his arch rival Ken Barlow.
  • On 2 April 2007 Coronation Street attracted 12.7 million viewers when the verdict of Tracy Barlow's court trial for murdering her lover Charlie Stubbs was announced.
  • On Christmas Day 2007 9.91 million viewers watched the affair between Rosie Webster and her school teacher John Stape be exposed. However was beaten by rival EastEnders which drew in a total of 14.3 million viewers in a similar storyline.
  • On 18 January 2008 12.5 million viewers watched to see the death of long running character Vera Duckworth
  • The popularity of the show declined somewhat during Q2 of 2008. On 15 June 2008 Coronation Street received one of it's lowest viewing figures ever with just 5.7 million viewers tuning in to see the return of Liam and Maria Connor from their holiday away.

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Scheduling

United Kingdom

For 48 years, Coronation Street has remained at the centre of ITV's prime time schedule. The programme is currently shown in five episodes, over three evenings a week on the ITV Network.


From Friday 9 December 1960 until Friday 3 March 1961, the programme was shown in two episodes broadcast Wednesday and Friday at 19.00.[3] Schedules were changed and from Monday 6 March 1961 until Wednesday 18 October 1989, the programme was shown in two episodes broadcast Monday and Wednesday at 19.30.[3] The third weekly episode was introduced on Friday 20 October 1989, broadcast at 19.30.[88] is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Aside from Granada, the programme originally appeared on the following stations of the ITV network:

From Episode 14 on Wednesday January 25, 1961, Tyne Tees Television broadcast the programme. That left ATV in the Midlands as the only ITV station not carrying the show. When they decided to broadcast the programme, national transmission was changed from Wednesday and Friday at 19.00 to Monday and Wednesday at 19.30 and the programme became fully networked under this new arrangement from Episode 25 on Monday March 6, 1961. Associated-Rediffusion, later Rediffusion, London, was the British ITV contractor for London, on weekdays between 1954 (transmissions started on September 22, 1955) and July 29, 1968. ... Scottish Television (now legally known as STV Central Ltd and referred to on-air as STV) is Scotlands largest ITV franchisee, and has held the ITV franchise for Central Scotland since August 31, 1957. ... TWW Logo Television Wales and the West (TWW) was the British Independent Television (commercial television) contractor for the South Wales and West of England franchise area 1956-1968 (franchise awarded October 26, 1956, started transmissions on January 14, 1958). ... Southern Television was the first ITV holder for the south and south east of England from 30 August 1958 until 1 January 1982. ... For other uses of the UTV acronym see UTV (disambiguation) Ulster Television plc (UTV) is a media company based in Northern Ireland. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tyne Tees Television is the ITV television contractor for North East England. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As the ITV network grew over the next few years, the programme was transmitted by these new stations on these dates onward:

At this point, the ITV network became complete and the programme was broadcast almost continuously across the country at 19.30 on Monday and Wednesday for the next twenty-seven years. Westward Television was the first ITV franchise holder for the South West of England from 29 April 1961 until 31 December 1981. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ITV Border Ltd (formerly and more commonly known as Border Television, or simply Border) is the ITV franchisee for the border region between England and Scotland (including the south of Scotland, much of Cumbria and, until December 2006, the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed), and also the Crown dependency of... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grampian Television is the ITV franchisee for the North of Scotland, based in Aberdeen. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The current Channel TV ident Channel Television (CTV) is a British television station which has served as an Independent Television (ITV), contractor to the Channel Islands since 1962. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Teledu Cymru -- Wales (West and North) Television - WWN was the British Independent Television (commercial television) contractor awarded the North and West Wales franchise area for 1962-1968 (franchise awarded June 6, 1961, started transmissions on September 14, 1962, ceased transmissions through financial failure January 26, 1964 when the franchise area... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From Episode 2981 on Friday October 20, 1989 at 19:30, a third weekly episode was introduced and this increased to four episodes a week from Episode 4096 on Sunday November 24, 1996, again at 19:30.[89] The second Monday episode was introduced in 2002 and was broadcast at 20:30 to usher in the return of Bet Lynch.[90] The Monday 20:30 episode was used intermittently during the popular Richard Hillman story line but has become fully-scheduled since Episode 5568 on Monday August 25, 2003. Additional episodes have been aired during the weekly schedule of ITV at certain times, notably in 2004 when, between 22 November and 26 November, eight episodes were shown.[91] is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Bet Lynch (née Elizabeth Theresa Lynch, previously Gilroy) is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Older episodes had been broadcast by satellite and cable channel Granada Plus from launch in 1996. The first episodes shown were from episode 1588 (Originally transmitted on Monday April 5, 1976) onwards. Originally listed and promoted as Classic Coronation Street, the "classic" was dropped in early 2002, at which stage the episodes were from late 1989. By the time of the channel's closure in 2004, the repeats had reached January 1994. Granada Plus was a satellite channel run by Granada Sky Broadcasting. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to this, "specials" were broadcast on Saturday afternoons in the early years of the channel with several episodes based around a particular theme or character(s) were shown. The latest episode shown in these specials was from 1991. In addition, on 27 & 28 December 2003, several Christmas Day editions of the show were broadcast. Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


In early 2008 ITV announced that during 2008 the Sunday episode would be dropped and replaced on Fridays, thus having two half hour episodes on both Monday and Friday (at 19:30 and 20:30) and maintaining a single episode on Wednesdays (at 19:30). However there is also discussion about creating an hour-long episode on Monday instead of two separate episodes. This seems unlikely because it would conflict with rival soap Eastenders. An episode has been shown on a Sunday twice since then, but this was due to the football scheduling.


Overseas

Coronation Street is also shown in many countries worldwide. In the Republic of Ireland it is broadcast on TV3 according to the ITV schedule in the UK. TV3 Ireland is the sole commercial terrestrial television channel in the Republic of Ireland. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ...


Viewers in Northern Ireland can watch Coronation Street on UTV (a regional company of ITV) and TV3, because the domestic population of Northern Ireland have access to view both the British Channels (BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 and Five) and Irish Channels (RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, TV3 and TG4). Northern Irish viewers can see the soap opera on at the same time by tuning between UTV and TV3. Coronation Street is broadcast on TV3 approximately 2 minutes behind of its broadcast on UTV.[92] For other uses of the UTV acronym, see UTV (disambiguation) UTV (formerly Ulster Television) is the ITV franchise for Northern Ireland. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... RTÉ One (Irish: RTÉ a hAon) is the Republic of Irelands oldest and most popular television channel, operated by Irish state broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann. ... RTÉ Two (Irish: RTÉ a Dó) (known from 1988 to 2004 as Network 2, RTÉ Network Two, RTÉ2 or N2) is Irelands second-oldest television channel, operated by Irish state broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann. ... TG4 (Irish: TG Ceathair or TG a Ceathair; IPA: /tiː dÊ’iː kʲahəɾʲ/) is a television channel in Ireland, aimed at Irish-language speakers and established as a wholly owned subsidiary by Radio Telefís Éireann on 31 October 1996. ...


In Canada, episodes of Coronation Street air on CBC Television. As of 2007, episodes appear on CBC about eight-and-a-half months after their UK air date. It moved from a daytime slot on CBC to prime time in 2004.[93] CBC Country Canada, a digital television service operated by CBC, broadcasts older episodes as Corrie Classics.[94] The 2002 edition of the Guinness Book of Records recognizes the 1,144 episodes sold to CBC-owned Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, TV station CBKST by Granada TV on 31 May 1971 to be the largest number of TV shows ever purchased in one transaction. CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... CBC Country Canada is a Canadian category 1 digital cable specialty channel owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Digital television (DTV) refers to the sending and receiving of moving images and sound by means of discrete (digital) signals, in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV. Introduced in the late 1990s, this technology appealed to the television broadcasting business and consumer electronics industries as offering new... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... Saskatoon is a city located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. ... CBKST is the television call sign for the CBCs television station in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan which went on the air in 1971. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


The programme started to be shown in Australia in 1963 on TCN 9 Sydney, GTV 9 Melbourne and NWS 9 Adelaide, and by 1966 Corrie was more popular in Australia than in the UK.[95] The show eventually left free-to-air television in Australia in the early 1980s, briefly returning to the Nine Network in a daytime slot during 1994-95. In 1996 Pay-TV began and Arena began screening the series in one-hour installments on Saturday and Sundays at 18:30. The series was later moved to Pay-TV channel UK.TV where it is still shown weeknights at 18:00. Episodes on UK.TV are 15 months behind the UK.[96] Arena is a pay-TV general entertainment channel in Australia, available for viewing on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus TV featuring Foxtel Digital carriers. ... UKTV is a subscription television channel in Australia and New Zealand, screening UK entertainment programming, sourced mainly from the archives of the BBC, TALKBACKThames and ITV Plc. ...


The series is also currently shown in New Zealand, on Television New Zealand's TV One. In New Zealand, the show consistently rates in the top ten programmes nationally. Hour long episodes are shown at 19:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. "Coro Street catchups" are often scheduled on Wednesdays over summer to prevent falling further behind. Currently, an omnibus episode screens every Saturday afternoon, a replay screening of the preivous week's episodes. Episodes are around thirteen months behind those broadcast in the UK.[97] The TVNZ Television Centre in Central Auckland. ...


Dutch broadcaster VARA showed 428 sub-titled episodes on Netherlands TV between 1967 and 1975. The Omroepvereniging VARA (VARA Broadcasting Association) is a public broadcasting organization in the Netherlands, founded in 1925 as the Vereeniging van Arbeiders Radio Amateurs (Association of Worker Radio Amateurs). ...


In 2006, the small network Vitaya started broadcasting Coronation Street for viewers in Belgium, with episodes aired roughly two years behind the UK.[98] In the U.A.E., episodes of Coronation Street are aired two months after their UK showing.[99] UAE redirects here; for other uses of that term, see UAE (disambiguation) The United Arab Emirates is an oil-rich country situated in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. ...


Merchandise

Several classic episodes were released on VHS video in the 1980s and 1990s in different sets, while a number of specially recorded feature-length episodes were released exclusively to video (see Coronation Street VHS and DVD releases). Many selected episodes, and specially-produced episodes, of the British television soap opera Coronation Street have been released on video and DVD. // 1980s The Magic of Coronation Street: Part One, with the character Ena Sharples on the front of the cover. ...


The Street, a magazine dedicated to the show, was launched in 1989. Edited by Bill Hill, the magazine contained a summary of recent storylines, interviews, articles about classic episodes, and stories that occurred from before 1960. The format was initially A5 size, expanding to A4 from the seventh issue.[100] The magazine folded after issue 23 in 1993 when the publisher's contract with Granada Studios Tour expired and Granada wanted to produce their own magazine.[101] ISO 216 specifies international standard (ISO) paper sizes, used in most countries in the world today. ...


Spin-offs

Granada launched one spin-off in 1965, Pardon the Expression, following the story of clothing store manager Leonard Swindley (Arthur Lowe) after he left Weatherfield. Swindley's management experience was tested when he was appointed assistant manager at a fictional department store, Dobson and Hawks. Granada produced two series of the spin-off, which ended in 1966.[102] Pardon The Expression! was an ITV sitcom that ran from 2 June 1965 to 27 June 1966. ... Arthur Lowe (22 September 1915 — 15 April 1982) was a BAFTA Award winning English actor. ... The interior of a typical Macy*s department store. ...


In 1968, Arthur Lowe returned as Leonard Swindley in Turn Out The Lights, a sequel to Pardon the Expression. It ran for just six episodes before it was cancelled.[103]


In 1999, six special episodes of Coronation Street were produced, following the story of Steve McDonald, Vicky McDonald, Vikram Desai, Bet Gilroy and Reg Holdsworth in Brighton.[104] This spin-off was subtitled The Rover Returns and released on VHS tape. Steven James Steve McDonald, played by Simon Gregson, is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Victoria Frances McDonald (née Arden), played by Chloe Newsome, was a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Vikram Desai was a fictional character on the british soap opera Coronation Street. ... Bet Lynch (born May 4, 1940) is a fictional character on the soap opera Coronation Street. ... Reg Holdsworth was a fictional character in the ITV Soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale Reg was first seen as the manager of the Bettabuys store, he liked to think of himself as a ladies man, he once took Curly Watts with him to a Salon so that he could have...


In 2008, ITV announced filming is to get underway for a new special DVD episode set in Africa. [6]


Sponsorship

Harveys Publicity stunt.
Harveys Publicity stunt.

Cadburys was the first sponsor of Coronation Street beginning in July 1996. In the Summer of 2006 Cadbury Trebor Bassetts had to recall over 1 million chocolate bars, due to suspected salmonella contamination, and Coronation Street stopped the sponsorship for several months. In late 2006 Cadbury did not renew their contract, but agreed to sponsor the show until Coronation Street found a new sponsor. On 16 September 2007, the Cadbury sponsor adverts aired for the last time. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Cadbury Schweppes plc (Cadbury Trebor Bassett) is a chocolate and beverage company with its headquarters in London, UK. Jacob Schweppe developed a method to make mineral water in Geneva, Switzerland in 1783. ... Sponsorship can refer to several concepts: A sponsors support of an event, activity, person, or organization. ... Cadbury Trebor Bassett is a British confectionery company, associated with several famous types of confectionery including liquorice allsorts, jelly babies, flumps and Dolly Mix. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In July 2007 an ITV press release announced that Harveys (a furniture superstore) was the new sponsor of Coronation Street on the ITV Network. Harveys' sponsorship began on 30 September 2007. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Awards

Producers

The first producer was Stuart Latham, from December 1960 to July 1961. In the 1960s and 1970s, most producers did stints of about one years. Longer-running producers included Eric Prytherch (May 1972 - April 1974); Bill Podmore (September 1977 - July 1982); Carolyn Reynolds (1991-1993); and Sue Pritchard (1993-1996). Since 2008, the soap has been produced by Kim Crowther. For more information, see the List of Coronation Street producers.


Footnotes

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  3. ^ a b c d e Little. (2000) p.10. Note: both Kershaw and Little make errors in relating the early transmission of the programme. The information here is taken from broadcast details in contemporary editions of The Times and TV Times.
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  7. ^ Little. (1995) p.8.
  8. ^ Street Map (Website). itv.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-08.
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  11. ^ Tinker. p.57.
  12. ^ Tinker. p.40.
  13. ^ Geraghty, Christine. Women and Soap Opera, Polity Press, London, 1991. (ISBN 0-7456-0568-0)
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  15. ^ Hadcroft, Will. Daran Little interview (Website). Corrie.net. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
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  17. ^ Barker, Dennis. "Obituary: Leslie Duxbury" (Website edition), The Guardian, November 7, 2005. Retrieved on 2006-09-02. 
  18. ^ Little. (2000) p.66.
  19. ^ Queen Of The Street The Amazing Life Of Julie Goodyear (Website). Alken M.R.S. Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
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  22. ^ Little. (1995) p.10.
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  24. ^ Miller, Jeffrey (1986). in Graham Nown: Street Talk: The Language of Coronation Street. London: Ward Lock. ISBN 0-7063-6514-3. 
  25. ^ TV Times. (1960) p.8.
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  39. ^ Liddement. (2004)
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Print references

  • Collier, Katherine (2003). Coronation Street: The Epic Novel. London: Carlton. ISBN 0-233-05097-3. 
  • Hanson, David; Jo Kingston (1999). Coronation St.: Access All Areas. London: Andre Deutsch. ISBN 0-233-99722-9. 
  • Kershaw, H. V. (1981). The Street Where I Live. London: Granada. ISBN 0-246-11734-6. 
  • Little, Daran (1995). The Coronation Street Story. London: Boxtree. ISBN 1-85283-464-1. 
  • Little, Daran (1998). The Women of Coronation Street. London: Boxtree. ISBN 0-7522-2443-3. 
  • Little, Daran (2000). 40 Years of Coronation Street. London: Andre Deutsch. ISBN 0-233-99806-3. 
  • Little, Daran (2002). Who's Who on Coronation Street. London: Andre Deutsch. ISBN 0-233-99994-9. 
  • Podmore, Bill; Peter Reece (1990). Coronation Street: The Inside Story. London: Macdonald. ISBN 0-356-17971-0. 
  • Tinker, Jack (1987). Coronation Street: A fully-illustrated record of television's most popular serial. Treasure Press. ISBN 0-862-73240-9. 

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External links

  • ITV Coronation Street homepage
  • Corriepedia - Coronation Street wiki
  • Coronation Street Blog - CorrieBlog
  • Coronation Street fan website
  • Web Widget News RSS Previews and Catch UP
  • Weekly episode review
  • News and updates from the show
  • Link to CBC Show Page for Canadian Fans
  • Coronation Street Weekly Updates, wirtten for internet since 1995
  • Corrie pop art by Jayne Bickerton
  • Coronation Street Updates and Fan Blog
  • Corrie Canuck for Canadian Fans
  • Weatherfield Web

Video and DVD references

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  • This Is Coronation Street. Dir. John Black. DVD. Acorn Media Publishing, 2003.
  • Coronation Street: Secrets. Dir. John Black. DVD. Morningstar Entertainment, 2004.
  • Coronation Street: Early Days. Video. Granada Media Group, 2001.
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