Coronation Street (1960– )

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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

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Series cast summary:
Helen Worth ...
 Gail Platt / ... (1,659 episodes, 1974-2014)
Simon Gregson ...
 Steve McDonald (1,628 episodes, 1989-2014)
William Roache ...
 Ken Barlow / ... (1,501 episodes, 1960-2013)
Sally Dynevor ...
 Sally Webster / ... (1,378 episodes, 1986-2014)
Sue Nicholls ...
 Audrey Roberts / ... (1,372 episodes, 1979-2014)
Anne Kirkbride ...
 Deirdre Barlow / ... (1,355 episodes, 1972-2014)
Barbara Knox ...
 Rita Sullivan / ... (1,323 episodes, 1964-2014)
Jennie McAlpine ...
 Fiz Brown / ... (1,209 episodes, 2001-2014)
Samia Ghadie ...
 Maria Sutherland / ... (1,197 episodes, 2000-2014)
Michael Le Vell ...
 Kevin Webster / ... (1,147 episodes, 1981-2014)
Jane Danson ...
 Leanne Battersby / ... (1,095 episodes, 1997-2014)
Jack P. Shepherd ...
 David Platt (1,093 episodes, 2000-2014)
...
 Sean Tully (1,083 episodes, 2003-2014)
Eileen Derbyshire ...
 Emily Bishop / ... (1,082 episodes, 1961-2014)
Sue Cleaver ...
 Eileen Grimshaw / ... (1,080 episodes, 1994-2014)
Beverley Callard ...
 Liz McDonald / ... (1,066 episodes, 1984-2014)
Ryan Thomas ...
 Jason Grimshaw (984 episodes, 2000-2014)
David Neilson ...
 Roy Cropper (984 episodes, 1995-2014)
Alan Halsall ...
 Tyrone Dobbs (979 episodes, 1998-2014)
Malcolm Hebden ...
 Norris Cole / ... (978 episodes, 1974-2014)
Kym Marsh ...
 Michelle Connor (914 episodes, 2006-2014)
...
 Carla Connor / ... (909 episodes, 2004-2014)
...
 Rosie Webster (898 episodes, 2000-2012)
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 Tina McIntyre (861 episodes, 2008-2014)
Julie Hesmondhalgh ...
 Hayley Cropper / ... (834 episodes, 1998-2014)
Brooke Vincent ...
 Sophie Webster (827 episodes, 2004-2014)
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 Lloyd Mullaney (794 episodes, 2005-2014)
Chris Gascoyne ...
 Peter Barlow (777 episodes, 2000-2014)
Jimmi Harkishin ...
 Dev Alahan (750 episodes, 1999-2014)
Kate Ford ...
 Tracy Barlow / ... (733 episodes, 2002-2014)
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 Becky Granger / ... (704 episodes, 2006-2012)
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 Jack Duckworth / ... (685 episodes, 1977-2010)
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

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When the opening titles were re-filmed in the 1970s, no one noticed the cat which wandered across a wall. Now every time they are re-filmed a cat is used. See more »

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In the episode where Candice is going out with Vik, he gives her a ride home. You can clearly see the reflection of a cameraman, his camera and microphone in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

[at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting]
Blanche Hunt: I've never heard such self-indulgent whinging in all my life. Is there some correlation between how boring you are and how much you drink?
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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Sorry! (2008) See more »

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Written by Shellie Poole, Karen Poole and Terry Martin
Performed by Alisha's Attic
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Lost it's way
3 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Coronation Street was very good last year and lucky because EastEnders which was usually the no.1 soap in the UK was having a bit of bad luck, this gave Coronation Street the chance to shine and be noticed and they did use this chance. We had some excellent story lines, some very strong writing and the right balance between comedy and drama which is what the show usually does best. However they have totally lost the plot this year, the writing is no longer good it's amateurish and often lazy and the plot lines are so bizarre especially the comedy ones which have been pure panto. Too much comedy and not enough action as forced this show to take a back seat whilst EastEnders bounces back. I have no doubt Coronation Street will be able to pull itself back soon, they always do but the stuff they're churning out now leaves a lot to be desired. Stupid larger than life panto characters like Diggory the baker and the notoriously unrealistic Cilla are what has dragged the show down. The main storyline of the year was the Shelley/Charlie fiasco which to an extent was good but there was just not enough interest in the storyline and it dragged on too long. They tried to play it for realism rather than conforming to the soap code and it didn't work for them. Soap viewers today aren't interested in such tosh and especially when it's tedious and repetitive, I can't count how many times the same scenes occurred with practically the same dialogue. I'm yawning just thinking about it and the scriptwriters probably didn't pen anything new they probably just made slight edits to existing scripts for the pair. Bad continuity, scripts, story lines together with rubbish characters and appalling acting from some of their "stars" has resulted in 2005 being one of Corrie's worst years ever in my opinion. ITV haven't helped the show either they churn out far too many episodes which has affected the show enough yet they still add extra episodes when they feel like it or to prop up their other shows which don't need propping up well except in the case of Celebrity Love Island. Corrie will never be as good as it once was when more of it's big stars were there but it proved last year that it can still be great but I'm really disappointed this year. Awful I expect more from Corrie afterall it's probably the second longest running soap behind The Guiding Light.


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