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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 Gail Platt / ... (2,011 episodes, 1974-2016)
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 Steve McDonald (1,864 episodes, 1989-2016)
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 Ken Barlow / ... (1,822 episodes, 1960-2016)
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 Sally Webster / ... (1,689 episodes, 1986-2016)
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 Audrey Roberts / ... (1,640 episodes, 1979-2016)
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 Rita Sullivan / ... (1,556 episodes, 1964-2016)
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 Deirdre Barlow / ... (1,487 episodes, 1972-2014)
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 Kevin Webster / ... (1,405 episodes, 1981-2016)
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 David Platt (1,397 episodes, 2000-2016)
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 Liz McDonald / ... (1,375 episodes, 1984-2016)
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 Fiz Stape / ... (1,365 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Eileen Grimshaw / ... (1,327 episodes, 1994-2016)
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 Maria Connor / ... (1,309 episodes, 2000-2016)
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 Leanne Battersby / ... (1,307 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Sean Tully (1,305 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Roy Cropper (1,243 episodes, 1995-2016)
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 Emily Bishop / ... (1,231 episodes, 1961-2016)
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 Tyrone Dobbs (1,190 episodes, 1998-2016)
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 Jason Grimshaw (1,186 episodes, 2000-2016)
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 Michelle Connor (1,178 episodes, 2006-2016)
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 Carla Connor / ... (1,162 episodes, 2004-2016)
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 Norris Cole / ... (1,159 episodes, 1974-2016)
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 Sophie Webster (1,025 episodes, 2004-2016)
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 Tracy Barlow / ... (1,015 episodes, 2002-2016)
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 Lloyd Mullaney (913 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Dev Alahan (895 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Rosie Webster (884 episodes, 2000-2012)
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 Anna Windass (877 episodes, 2008-2016)
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 Hayley Cropper / ... (865 episodes, 1998-2014)
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 Tina McIntyre (861 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Peter Barlow (840 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Nick Tilsley (818 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Kirk Sutherland / ... (807 episodes, 1999-2016)
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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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(1960-1989)| (1990-)

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(1960-1969 and 1970-1971)| (1969-1970 and 1971-)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Yorkshire born session musician Ronnie Hunt performed the solo in the title music. He was paid £6. After many takes, composer Eric Spear was unsatisfied by the recording takes. Ronnie Hunt asked him what the music was for, where was the program was set. Once he knew, he created the sound by using a mute on his trumpet to create a cornet 'northern' brass band sound. See more »

Goofs

In the episode, 22/11/2004, (where Dev's corner shops are blown up by Maya) Dev drives his Saab to the shop which is about to be blown up, he parks the car directly outside the shop. Also parked directly outside the shop is another car. As the shop blows up, the camera changes angle to show the blast and Dev's car has somehow disappeared, just leaving the other car in shot. See more »

Quotes

[Dev has just said he'd like to stay at home and take care of Sunita, who is ill, instead of going abroad to marry Maya]
Maya Sharma: I knew it!
[throws some jars at Dev]
Maya Sharma: You don't want to get married! You'd rather stay here and nurse poor little Sunita!
[deliberately knocks another load of tins and jars off the shelf]
Maya Sharma: She's got you wrapped around her little finger!
[knocks more jars of the shelf and then pauses]
Maya Sharma: If you like her so much,
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Referenced in The Voice UK: Blind Auditions 3 (2013) See more »

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I am, I feel
Written by Shellie Poole, Karen Poole and Terry Martin
Performed by Alisha's Attic
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A television classic! The best television soap ever
16 February 2007 | by (Birmingham) – See all my reviews

I was four years old when i first viewed Coronation Street (the episode being Stan and Hilda's second honeymoon in 1977) and immediately (even at such a young age) I hoped that this show would run forever (and by the looks of it, it will!). Im 33 now and during the past nearly 3 decades I have witnessed many changes to the soap. characters have gone (Annie Walker, Elsie Tanner and Hilda and Stan Ogden to name but few) but despite many more adult story lines one key thing remains the same and thats that essentially this is a programme about a huge nucleus of people living in the same community dealing with their own problems and being there for each other (a good example of this is the relationship between the Barlow's and Emily Bishop who is always there for them).

Sure it shows the negative side of life as there have been many baddies walk the weatherfield cobbles (Alan Bradley, Charlie Stubbs and of course Richard Hillman amongst others) but mixed with that is plenty of humour like when Jack (Vera's husband) tried dating several years ago only for Vera's to find out of bet lynch and use her handbag to clobber him out of the rovers return.

The rovers return is the focal point of the programme. Everybody meets here and it is here that some of Corrie's finest acting moments have took place. There have been many fights in the rovers but the best ones have to be the fights between Ken Barlow and Mike Baldwin. Mike had an affair with Ken's wife Deidrie in 1983 and right up to Mikes death last year Ken never really forgave him. Story lines like this are what keeps Corrie firmly stuck in reality and may it be part of our reality for many years to come. God bless Corrie.


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