Alf is looking forward to finally selling his house at the property auction. The Duckworths enjoy the last day of their holiday in Blackpool. Rita is disgruntled when Jenny shows signs of staying in ...
Shelley finds Eric to be amusing company during their meal but she is not laughing once he takes her back to his house. Distraught at Kirk's disappearance, Fiz enlists Tyrone's help in returning the ...
The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.
Pam St. Clement
The first time Coronation Street was filmed in HD was for the special 'Siege Week', aired in May and June 2010. The story followed villain Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien)'s escape from prison to kidnap his ex-wife Carla Connor ('Alison King'), who is bound and gagged in her Underworld factory with Hayley Cropper (Julie Hesmondhalgh). King (I)' filmed the majority of the scenes of the 'Siege Week' tied up on a chair with her mouth gagged, taped shut with duct tape. Following the conclusion of 'Siege Week', the show was filmed from then on in HD. See more »
The night before Steve and Karen's wedding after Steve decides to let his mum invite Ken and Deidre, she walks out the front door, straight past the Barlows. Then, after they finish their dialog about Tracy, she comes out of the toilet. See more »
[talking about café owner Roy Cropper and his transsexual wife Hayley]
He's a looney and she's a man.
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As far as soaps go this is by far my all time favorite
Coronation Street is now nearing its 50th birthday and even today it remains one of Britain's most popular series. The reason for its continuous popularity is very simple. It has good story lines, humor and wit, drama and tension, colorful characters, excellent lightning and direction, simple locations and it evokes the majority's emotions on a weekly basis.
These things are very simple and most soap operas incorporate them but Coronation Street has the upper hand continuously because they juggle all them in every episode and there is never central focus on any particular theme it is all dealt with equality of division.
The star of the show is not the actors or the story lines but the characters. When people tune in they do not do so to watch Bruce Jones who plays Les Battersby but they do so to watch Les Battersby. Les Battersby and the other characters have become as real as the actors that are playing them and in most cases more famous. The characters are wonderfully written and in most cases portrayed by very talented individuals who seldom over act but are willing. They successfully cover a wide spectrum of human emotions and their acting ability should be honored considering that being an actor on Coronation Street could sometimes mean story lines that require 24:7 attendances on the set.
The story lines are very good also and they always have two to three separate story lines going at all times. But there will always be a major theme covered over a pro-longed period. At the moment they are dealing with Post-Natal Depression a topic that has been touched upon before in many soaps but not as vividly as it has been done in Coronation Street. Not only is it a hooking storyline but also it is very educational on it can manifest itself in different people and the adverse effect it can have on the families and friends that are involved.
Coronation Street has consistently been the publics favorite for many years because of it's down to earth approach to characters and story lines but it only loses out to other soaps because it has a reluctance to over do it with crime or natural disaster stories. It does from time to time have larger than life story lines consisting of serial killers or murders but these are few and far between. Unfortunately it's attempts to keep with up with rival soaps means that it is transmitted four times a week also means that this provides me with my only fault and this is viewers can be over exposed to heavy story lines and this can be quite daunting even for the most hardcore fan. Other than this I would say you could do a lot worse.
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