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Coronation Street: Season 1: Episode 7215 -- Maria tells Carla how Tony's confessed to Liam's murder.

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Seasons:
1
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9 December 1960 (UK) See more »
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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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153 wins & 219 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 35 of 2209)

Helen Worth ... Gail Platt / ... (2,031 episodes, 1974-2016)

Simon Gregson ... Steve McDonald (1,872 episodes, 1989-2016)

William Roache ... Ken Barlow / ... (1,836 episodes, 1960-2016)

Sally Dynevor ... Sally Webster / ... (1,697 episodes, 1986-2016)

Sue Nicholls ... Audrey Roberts / ... (1,651 episodes, 1979-2016)

Barbara Knox ... Rita Sullivan / ... (1,560 episodes, 1964-2016)

Anne Kirkbride ... Deirdre Barlow / ... (1,490 episodes, 1972-2014)

Jack P. Shepherd ... David Platt (1,415 episodes, 2000-2016)

Michael Le Vell ... Kevin Webster / ... (1,407 episodes, 1981-2016)

Beverley Callard ... Liz McDonald / ... (1,385 episodes, 1984-2016)

Jennie McAlpine ... Fiz Stape / ... (1,365 episodes, 2001-2016)

Sue Cleaver ... Eileen Grimshaw / ... (1,338 episodes, 1994-2016)

Jane Danson ... Leanne Battersby / ... (1,323 episodes, 1997-2016)

Samia Ghadie ... Maria Connor / ... (1,318 episodes, 2000-2016)

Antony Cotton ... Sean Tully (1,311 episodes, 2003-2016)

David Neilson ... Roy Cropper (1,248 episodes, 1995-2016)

Eileen Derbyshire ... Emily Bishop / ... (1,231 episodes, 1961-2016)

Alan Halsall ... Tyrone Dobbs (1,192 episodes, 1998-2016)

Ryan Thomas ... Jason Grimshaw (1,189 episodes, 2000-2016)

Kym Marsh ... Michelle Connor (1,188 episodes, 2006-2016)

Malcolm Hebden ... Norris Cole / ... (1,164 episodes, 1974-2016)

Alison King ... Carla Connor / ... (1,162 episodes, 2004-2016)

Brooke Vincent ... Sophie Webster (1,031 episodes, 2004-2016)

Kate Ford ... Tracy Barlow / ... (1,023 episodes, 2002-2016)

Craig Charles ... Lloyd Mullaney (913 episodes, 2005-2015)

Jimmi Harkishin ... Dev Alahan (902 episodes, 1999-2016)

Helen Flanagan ... Rosie Webster (884 episodes, 2000-2012)

Debbie Rush ... Anna Windass (881 episodes, 2008-2016)

Julie Hesmondhalgh ... Hayley Cropper / ... (866 episodes, 1998-2014)

Michelle Keegan ... Tina McIntyre (861 episodes, 2008-2014)

Chris Gascoyne ... Peter Barlow (840 episodes, 2000-2015)

Ben Price ... Nick Tilsley (828 episodes, 2009-2016)

Sam Aston ... Chesney Brown / ... (813 episodes, 2003-2016)

Andrew Whyment ... Kirk Sutherland / ... (813 episodes, 1999-2016)

William Tarmey ... Jack Duckworth / ... (813 episodes, 1976-2010)
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Series Directed by
John Anderson (356 episodes, 1999-2016)
David Kester (277 episodes, 1999-2016)
Ian Bevitt (260 episodes, 2000-2016)
Tony Prescott (257 episodes, 1999-2015)
Duncan Foster (255 episodes, 2002-2016)
Kay Patrick (240 episodes, 1994-2015)
Terry Dyddgen-Jones (221 episodes, 1997-2014)
Tim Dowd (147 episodes, 1994-2016)
Pip Short (133 episodes, 2002-2010)
Mervyn Cumming (100 episodes, 1990-2001)
Alan Wareing (100 episodes, 2001-2010)
Durno Johnston (94 episodes, 2009-2016)
Noreen Kershaw (91 episodes, 1996-2013)
Alan Grint (90 episodes, 1973-2015)
Stephen Butcher (86 episodes, 1973-1999)
Laurence Moody (80 episodes, 1974-2012)
Stuart Davids (70 episodes, 2006-2010)
Brian Mills (66 episodes, 1968-2000)
Griff Rowland (62 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tracey Rooney (54 episodes, 2002-2006)
Peter Rose (49 episodes, 2011-2016)
Judith Dine (47 episodes, 2006-2016)
Graeme Harper (43 episodes, 2005-2013)
Diana Patrick (42 episodes, 2002-2016)
Tessa Hoffe (42 episodes, 2005-2016)
Tim Finn (42 episodes, 2012-2016)
Jerry Smith (40 episodes, 2007-2009)
Michael Lacey (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
Tim O'Mara (38 episodes, 2002-2008)
Audrey Cooke (38 episodes, 2013-2016)
Brett Fallis (38 episodes, 2013-2016)
Daniel Wilson (34 episodes, 2003-2005)
Menhaj Huda (34 episodes, 2013-2016)
Lee Salisbury (31 episodes, 2014-2015)
Dominic Leclerc (30 episodes, 2008-2011)
Eugene Ferguson (29 episodes, 1982-2003)
Howard Baker (28 episodes, 1961-1988)
Derek Lister (27 episodes, 1975-1976)
Alan Bromly (27 episodes, 1977-1980)
Nickie Lister (26 episodes, 2014-2016)
Tim Hopewell (25 episodes, 2002-2006)
Jo Johnson (25 episodes, 2014-2016)
Mickey Jones (24 episodes, 2012-2013)
Paul Bernard (22 episodes, 1971-1987)
Michael Kerrigan (22 episodes, 1994-2008)
Derek Bennett (21 episodes, 1960-1961)
Richard Signy (21 episodes, 1990-1996)
Malcolm Taylor (20 episodes, 1979-1987)
Colin Cant (19 episodes, 1971-2004)
Nicky Higgens (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Pip Banyard (18 episodes, 2007-2009)
Matt Hilton (17 episodes, 2014-2016)
Garth Tucker (15 episodes, 1997-2001)
Richard Everitt (14 episodes, 1961-1964)
Christopher McMaster (14 episodes, 1962-1966)
Eric Prytherch (14 episodes, 1969-1972)
Bob Hird (13 episodes, 1965-1966)
Pauline Shaw (12 episodes, 1961-1965)
Graham Wetherell (12 episodes, 1999-2001)
Michael Scott (11 episodes, 1960-1962)
Ian White (11 episodes, 1989-1992)
Tim Jones (10 episodes, 1968-1969)
Joe Boyer (10 episodes, 1969-1973)
Oliver Horsbrugh (10 episodes, 1976-2004)
Mike Adams (10 episodes, 1997-2007)
Piotr Szkopiak (10 episodes, 2006)
Illy (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Abe Juckes (10 episodes, 2014-2016)
Richard Holthouse (9 episodes, 1979-1990)
Tim Sullivan (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Richards (9 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gill Wilkinson (9 episodes, 2016)
Richard Argent (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Michael Apted (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
Les Chatfield (8 episodes, 1967-1970)
John Michael Phillips (8 episodes, 1982-2001)
Charles Lauder (8 episodes, 1993-2005)
Haldane Duncan (8 episodes, 2000-2004)
Stuart Latham (7 episodes, 1961)
Mike Newell (7 episodes, 1966)
Bill Gilmour (7 episodes, 1973-1987)
Mary McMurray (7 episodes, 1979-1990)
Jim Loach (7 episodes, 2000)
Max Morgan Witts (6 episodes, 1961)
Wally Butler (6 episodes, 1965-1967)
June Howson (6 episodes, 1968-1999)
Spencer Campbell (6 episodes, 1989-1991)
Will Brenton (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Philip Wood (6 episodes, 2000-2002)
Matthew Robinson (5 episodes, 1977-1982)
Sarah Harding (5 episodes, 1986-1991)
Penelope Shales (5 episodes, 1995-1996)
Anne Ross Muir (5 episodes, 2001-2004)
Craig Lines (5 episodes, 2003)
Nigel Keen (5 episodes, 2007)
Stephen Moore (5 episodes, 2007)
Dominic Keavey (5 episodes, 2015)
Jordan Hogg (5 episodes, 2016)
Eric Price (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Michael Beckham (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Douglas Hurn (4 episodes, 1964)
Richard Doubleday (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Roland Joffé (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Darnell (4 episodes, 1991)
Julian Farino (4 episodes, 1992-1994)
Romey Allison (4 episodes, 1993)
Neil Alderton (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Vivian Milroy (3 episodes, 1961-1963)
Peter Plummer (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Bill Podmore (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Nick Burrell-Davis (3 episodes, 1974)
John Black (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tristan de Vere Cole (3 episodes, 1977)
Jeremy Summers (3 episodes, 1979-1990)
Ken Horn (3 episodes, 1991)
Robert Khodadad (3 episodes, 1994-1998)
Jim O'Hanlon (3 episodes, 1998)
Sean Crotty (3 episodes, 2006)
Jason Beresford (3 episodes, 2008)
John Llewellyn Moxey (2 episodes, 1961)
Gerard Dynevor (2 episodes, 1963)
David Boisseau (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Richmond Harding (2 episodes, 1965)
Barry Davis (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard Guinea (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Tony Wharmby (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gerry Mill (2 episodes, 1969)
Baz Taylor (2 episodes, 1970)
Ken Grieve (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Quentin Lawrence (2 episodes, 1974)
June Wyndham-Davies (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Darrol Blake (2 episodes, 1977)
Roger Cheveley (2 episodes, 1977)
Philip Draycott (2 episodes, 1977)
Colin Richards (2 episodes, 1977)
Charles Sturridge (2 episodes, 1978)
Brian Lennane (2 episodes, 1980)
Charles Kitchen (2 episodes, 1981)
Kenny McBain (2 episodes, 1981)
Patrick Lau (2 episodes, 1984)
Gareth Morgan (2 episodes, 1985-1993)
Gerald Blake (2 episodes, 1987)
Ric Mellis (2 episodes, 1987)
Alan Marsden (2 episodes, 1990)
Simon Massey (2 episodes, 1994-1996)
Rob Rohrer (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Henry Foster (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Tony Warren (8,998 episodes, 1960-2016)
Catherine Cookson (807 episodes, 2009-2013)
Peter Whalley (522 episodes, 1979-2014)
Martin Allen (322 episodes, 1992-2016)
Mark Wadlow (320 episodes, 1993-2016)
Joe Turner (306 episodes, 1999-2016)
Jonathan Harvey (225 episodes, 2004-2016)
David Lane (217 episodes, 1998-2012)
Chris Fewtrell (217 episodes, 2004-2016)
Jayne Hollinson (201 episodes, 1990-2016)
Julie Jones (184 episodes, 2005-2016)
Damon Rochefort (180 episodes, 2004-2016)
Simon Crowther (175 episodes, 2006-2016)
Jan McVerry (173 episodes, 1997-2016)
Debbie Oates (166 episodes, 2002-2016)
Mark Burt (151 episodes, 2004-2016)
Nazrin Choudhury (140 episodes, 2002-2003)
Carmel Morgan (125 episodes, 2002-2015)
Daran Little (103 episodes, 2000-2010)
John Kerr (102 episodes, 2009-2016)
Peter Mills (84 episodes, 1997-2004)
Stephen Russell (73 episodes, 2002-2010)
John Stevenson (72 episodes, 1976-2006)
Ellen Taylor (70 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jack Rosenthal (68 episodes, 1961-1969)
Susan Oudot (67 episodes, 2012-2016)
Stephen Mallatratt (53 episodes, 1987-1999)
Leslie Duxbury (52 episodes, 1966-1991)
Harry Driver (50 episodes, 1961-1973)
Adele Rose (45 episodes, 1961-1997)
Catherine Hayes (45 episodes, 1997-2008)
John Fay (35 episodes, 2002-2007)
Lucy Gannon (34 episodes, 2007-2009)
Carole Simpson Solazzo (33 episodes, 2014)
Stephen Bennett (32 episodes, 1999-2008)
John Finch (29 episodes, 1961-1970)
H.V. Kershaw (27 episodes, 1961-1988)
Susan Pleat (26 episodes, 1966-1970)
Perrie Balthazar (25 episodes, 2014-2016)
Esther Rose (24 episodes, 1968-1981)
Julian Roach (21 episodes, 1970-1997)
Patrea Smallacombe (21 episodes, 1993-2006)
Geoffrey Lancashire (19 episodes, 1964-1971)
Ken Blakeson (19 episodes, 1990-2004)
Ben Tagoe (19 episodes, 2015-2016)
John Pennington (18 episodes, 1961-1964)
Tom Elliott (18 episodes, 1987-1997)
Barry Hill (16 episodes, 1971-1997)
Peter Tonkinson (16 episodes, 1973-1981)
Bob Mason (16 episodes, 1981-1987)
George Reed (15 episodes, 1964-1965)
Paula Milne (15 episodes, 1976-1979)
Paul Abbott (15 episodes, 1987-1993)
Vince Powell (14 episodes, 1961-1967)
Phil Woods (14 episodes, 1991-1998)
Chris Parker (14 episodes, 2003-2005)
Malcolm Lynch (13 episodes, 1969-1971)
Brian Finch (13 episodes, 1970-1988)
Peter Eckersley (12 episodes, 1962-1969)
Jane Carter Woodrow (11 episodes, 1988)
Stephen Lowe (11 episodes, 1996-2004)
Sally Wainwright (10 episodes, 1996-1998)
Janey Preger (9 episodes, 1975-1978)
Mariam Vossough (8 episodes, 1998-2001)
Di Burrows (8 episodes, 1998-2000)
Sue Mooney (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Martin Sterling (8 episodes, 2008-2013)
Cardy O'Donnell (8 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jim Allen (7 episodes, 1965-1967)
Phil Ford (7 episodes, 1997-2002)
Nick West (7 episodes, 1998-2001)
Julie Gearey (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Barbara Clegg (6 episodes, 1961)
Ron McDonnell (6 episodes, 1965-1970)
David Bowker (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jim Cartwright (6 episodes, 2011)
Pam Tickell (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Trevor Suthers (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
Darren Fairhurst (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kathleen Beedles (5 episodes, 2000)
Liam Swann (5 episodes, 2015)
Ella Greenhill (5 episodes, 2016)
Johnny Whyte (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Robert Holles (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Leo Knowles (4 episodes, 1971-1975)
Frank Cottrell Boyce (4 episodes, 1991-1995)
Harry Duffin (4 episodes, 1991-1993)
Karl Lucas (4 episodes, 2005)
Allan Prior (3 episodes, 1961)
Charles Vites (3 episodes, 1961)
Ray Dunbobbin (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
James Bryant (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Anthea Ingham (3 episodes, 1969)
John Temple (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Tony Perrin (3 episodes, 1971-1983)
Kay McManus (3 episodes, 1972-1978)
Elizabeth Malpas (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jim Hitchmough (3 episodes, 1996)
Maureen Chadwick (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Steve Hughes (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
Susan Wilkins (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Tony Hammond (3 episodes, 2000)
Lyn Papadopoulos (3 episodes, 2003-2013)
Martyn Hesford (3 episodes, 2012)
John Allridge (2 episodes, 1961)
Wyn Davies (2 episodes, 1961)
Michael Dines (2 episodes, 1961)
Douglas Enefer (2 episodes, 1961)
John O'Toole (2 episodes, 1961)
Andrew Mayer (2 episodes, 1968)
Kenneth Eastaugh (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ben Steed (2 episodes, 1978)
Diane Culverhouse (2 episodes, 1989)
Graham Carlisle (2 episodes, 1991)
Marvin Close (2 episodes, 1991)
David Millard (2 episodes, 1997-2003)
Gareth Roberts (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Wendy Lee (2 episodes, 2000)
Michelle Langan (2 episodes, 2013)

John Sullivan (unknown episodes, 1997)
Cyril Abraham (unknown episodes)
Gerry Davis (unknown episodes)
Matt Jones (unknown episodes)
James Robson (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Kieran Roberts .... executive producer / producer (1,614 episodes, 2002-2016)
Clare Ormerod .... head of production (1,566 episodes, 2006-2011)
Robbie Sandison .... head of production / line producer (1,084 episodes, 2010-2016)
Bill Podmore .... producer / executive producer (846 episodes, 1976-1989)
Stuart Blackburn .... producer (846 episodes, 2013-2016)
Phil Collinson .... producer (703 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ella Kelly .... assistant producer (678 episodes, 2013-2016)
Mervyn Watson .... producer (667 episodes, 1982-1992)
David Liddiment .... executive producer (617 episodes, 1988-1992)
Steve Frost .... producer (588 episodes, 2006-2008)
Kim Crowther .... producer (564 episodes, 2008-2010)
Tony Wood .... producer (511 episodes, 1994-2010)
Sue Pritchard .... producer (509 episodes, 1994-1997)
H.V. Kershaw .... producer / executive producer (491 episodes, 1962-1972)
Louise Sutton .... assistant producer (469 episodes, 2010-2012)
Gavin Blyth .... assistant producer (375 episodes, 2006-2008)
Brian Park .... producer (360 episodes, 1996-1998)
John G. Temple .... producer (260 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jane Macnaught .... executive producer / producer (255 episodes, 1999-2002)
Eric Prytherch .... producer / co-producer (204 episodes, 1972-1975)
Carolyn Reynolds .... executive producer / producer (156 episodes, 1992-2005)
Kate Oates .... assistant producer (131 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kathryn Pugsley .... assistant producer (112 episodes, 2012-2013)
Tony Hammond .... assistant producer (109 episodes, 2016)
Margaret Morris .... producer (99 episodes, 1963-1964)
Derek Granger .... producer (80 episodes, 1961-1962)
Kay Patrick .... associate producer (68 episodes, 1996-1997)
Stuart Latham .... producer (66 episodes, 1960-1964)
Howard Baker .... producer (52 episodes, 1965)
Peter Eckersley .... producer (52 episodes, 1966)
Tim Aspinall .... producer (39 episodes, 1964)
Richard Everitt .... executive producer / producer (31 episodes, 1965-1968)
Wayne Henry .... associate producer (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Hanson .... producer (12 episodes, 1998-1999)
Susi Hush .... producer / co-producer (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Leslie Duxbury .... producer (5 episodes, 1971-1977)
Jack Rosenthal .... producer (4 episodes, 1967)
Richard Doubleday .... producer (4 episodes, 1968)
John Finch .... producer (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Brian Armstrong .... producer (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Trafford .... production executive (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Di Burrows .... story producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Original Music by
Eric Spear (2 episodes, 1996-2000)
 
Series Film Editing by
Paul Griffiths-Davies (68 episodes, 1998-1999)
Peter Deakin (63 episodes, 2015)
Michael Aspinall (55 episodes, 2010-2015)
Phill Lees (35 episodes, 2008-2015)
Michelle Brereton (28 episodes, 2015)
Sophie Byrne (25 episodes, 2015)
Mike Eccles (23 episodes, 2008-2015)
Julian Coleman (15 episodes, 2015)
David C. Jones (11 episodes, 1998)
Richard Hannan (11 episodes, 2015)
David Mercer (10 episodes, 2009-2012)
Bridgette Williams (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Louise Pearson (10 episodes, 2015)
Janey Walklin (6 episodes, 2009)
Ben Drury (5 episodes, 2007)
Rachel Hoult (5 episodes, 2011)
Stephen Seddon (5 episodes, 2012)
Russell Beeden (5 episodes, 2015)
Peter Hallworth (5 episodes, 2015)
David Williams (3 episodes, 2007)
Nigel Davies (2 episodes, 2015)
Danielle Jones (2 episodes, 2015)

Dave Deakin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Janet Hampson (227 episodes, 2013-2014)
Harriet Spenser (20 episodes, 2014)
June West (14 episodes, 1997-2010)
Judi Hayfield (12 episodes, 1997-2000)
Gennie Radcliffe (3 episodes, 2004-2013)
James Bain (1 episode, 1987-1995)
 
Series Production Design by
Rosie Mullins-Hoyle (210 episodes, 2014-2015)
Denis Parkin (63 episodes, 1960-1966)
Julian Perkins (14 episodes, 1997-2003)
Peter Caldwell (13 episodes, 1963-1965)
Knowles Bentley (7 episodes, 1967-1975)
Ed Buziak (6 episodes, 1972-1974)
Roy Graham (5 episodes, 1969-1987)
Stephen Graham (5 episodes, 1989)
Colin Rees (4 episodes, 1968)
Tim Farmer (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Eric Deakins (4 episodes, 1977)
Michael Grimes (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Peter Beard (3 episodes, 1968)
Eugene Ferguson (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Christopher Walker (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Alan Price (2 episodes, 1966)
Terry Pritchard (2 episodes, 1966)
Stephen Fineren (2 episodes, 1976-1991)
Tim Wilding (2 episodes, 1978-1987)
Ann Swarbrick (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Chris Truelove (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul Rowan (2 episodes, 1991-1998)
 
Series Art Direction by
Huw Matthews (120 episodes, 2011-2016)
Jonathan Melhenney-Hayward (57 episodes, 2014-2016)
Rosie Jones (46 episodes, 2015-2016)
Chris Kay (31 episodes, 2015)
Andrew Hare (26 episodes, 2015)
Celina Norris (15 episodes, 2012)
Martyn Doust (11 episodes, 2012)
Ros Aynsley (10 episodes, 2014-2015)
Gavin Lloyd Smith (9 episodes, 2015)
Michelle Wardingly (5 episodes, 2014)
Helen Keast (5 episodes, 2015)
Maddy Turnbull (5 episodes, 2015)
Lisa O'Grady (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume Design by
Eve Salter (142 episodes, 2015)
Lynne Gibson (69 episodes, 2000-2015)
 
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Armistead .... make-up designer (210 episodes, 2015)
Andrea Dowdall .... makeup artist / make-up assistant / ... (178 episodes, 2009-2015)
Helen King .... make-up supervisor / make-up assistant / ... (40 episodes, 2015)
Lorraine Hackman .... make-up assistant / make-up supervisor / ... (39 episodes, 2015)
Alison Noble .... make-up supervisor / make-up assistant (36 episodes, 2015)
Jacqui Walsh .... make-up supervisor (35 episodes, 2015)
Jacqueline Walker .... make-up supervisor / make-up assistant (33 episodes, 2015)
Linda Strath .... make-up supervisor (32 episodes, 2015)
Rachael Bryant .... make-up assistant (26 episodes, 2015)
Jane Hatch .... make-up assistant / make-up supervisor (26 episodes, 2015)
Victoria Robinson .... make up assistant / make-up supervisor / ... (22 episodes, 2015)
Olivia Rotheram-Jones .... make up assistant / make-up assistant (20 episodes, 2015)
Jill Stansfield .... make-up supervisor / make-up assistant (19 episodes, 2015)
Kathy Ducker .... make-up supervisor / make up supervisor (15 episodes, 2015)
Belinda Green-Smith .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 2010)
Tina Lyons .... make-up assistant (10 episodes, 2015)
Vienna McMahon .... make-up assistant (10 episodes, 2015)
Juliet Jackson .... make-up assistant (8 episodes, 2015)
Natalie Allan .... make-up assistant / junior makeup assistant (7 episodes, 2015)
Caroline Rose .... make-up supervisor (7 episodes, 2015)
Amy Brand .... make-up assistant (5 episodes, 2015)
Nicola Davies .... make-up assistant (5 episodes, 2015)
Janita Doyle .... make-up assistant (5 episodes, 2015)
Tori Robinson .... make-up assistant (5 episodes, 2015)
Victoria Yates .... make-up assistant (5 episodes, 2015)
Clare Golds .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2000)
Kelly Zampogna .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Sue Bunyan .... post-production supervisor / production consultant / ... (183 episodes, 2012-2015)
Robbie Sandison .... head of production (90 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lee Rayner .... production manager (53 episodes, 2013-2015)
Donna Henshaw .... production manager (35 episodes, 2015)
Helen Moran .... production manager (5 episodes, 2000)
Winston Azzopardi .... production manager: Malta (3 episodes, 2007)
Christine Watt-Walker .... production manager (2 episodes, 2000)

Anne Wilkie-Millar .... production manager (unknown episodes, 1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Heskin .... second assistant director / first assistant director: dailies (83 episodes, 2012-2015)
Stephen Polack .... second assistant director (37 episodes, 2013-2015)
John Folkard .... first assistant director (36 episodes, 2015)
Jaron Vujakovic .... first assistant director / second assistant director (36 episodes, 2015)
Antonia Carter .... second assistant director (32 episodes, 2015)
Susan Turnell .... second assistant director / lead second assistant director (32 episodes, 2015)
Addie Orfila .... first assistant director (30 episodes, 2007-2008)
Marc Hough .... first assistant director / second assistant director (28 episodes, 2015)
Peter Shaw .... first assistant director (28 episodes, 2015)
Claire Jo Benjamin .... second assistant director (27 episodes, 2015)
Keith Duncan .... first assistant director (26 episodes, 2015)
Sally Matthews .... first assistant director / second assistant director (26 episodes, 2015)
Clare Wade .... first assistant director (25 episodes, 2015)
Nick Troth .... first assistant director (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
Suey Ross .... first assistant director (16 episodes, 2003-2015)
Frances O'Dea .... second assistant director (16 episodes, 2015)
Matt Hilton .... second assistant director (15 episodes, 2015)
Lee Rayner .... first assistant director (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Adele Hilliard .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 2015)
Chantelle Stoffel .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 2015)
Mirofora Panayiotou .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2015)
Christopher Toyne .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1973)
Andy Gradwell .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Seth Elkins .... second assistant director / additional third assistant director (6 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tim Royle .... first assistant director / third assistant director (6 episodes, 2013-2015)
Simon Maloney .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2010)
Dayle Evans-Kar .... first assistant director / lead first assistant director (5 episodes, 2015)
Andy Kitching .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2015)
Paul Sparrow .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2015)
Tom Bray .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2015)
Neil Shand .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2015)

Philip Lewis .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Dave Lawson .... set dresser / prop dresser (365 episodes, 2012-2015)
Lisa Spencer .... supervising art director / senior art director / ... (62 episodes, 2014-2015)
Emily Morement .... action props (39 episodes, 2015-2016)
Jonathan Melhenney-Hayward .... standby art director / stand-by art director (37 episodes, 2015-2016)
Rebecca Clayden .... Action Props / action props (32 episodes, 2015)
Maria Austin .... action props (30 episodes, 2014-2016)
Anthony Griffiths .... prop dresser (29 episodes, 2014-2015)
Nick Lomas .... prop dresser (26 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rebecca Key .... art director: live action segments (20 episodes, 2004-2010)
Dan Hall .... prop dresser (19 episodes, 2015)
Helen Keast .... action props / standby art director (17 episodes, 2014-2015)
Edward Hoyle .... prop dresser (16 episodes, 2015)
Abe Juckes .... prop dresser (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
Lara Scott-Thomas .... stand-by art director / action props / ... (13 episodes, 2015)
Tommy Lyons .... standby art director / prop dresser (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
Tony Martin .... prop dresser (10 episodes, 2015)
Huw Matthews .... standby art director (10 episodes, 2015)
Chris Heap .... prop dresser / action props (9 episodes, 2014-2016)
Sue Ryder .... action props / prop dresser (7 episodes, 2015)
Michelle Wardingly .... standby art director (7 episodes, 2015)
Sion Clarke .... stand-by art director (5 episodes, 2008)
Victoria Cutts .... standby art director (5 episodes, 2015)
Matt Hay .... prop dresser (5 episodes, 2015)
Philip Barratt .... stand-by art director (5 episodes, 2016)
Mike Fallon .... production buyer (3 episodes, 1997)
Brian Beamish .... prop dresser (3 episodes, 2016)
Yvonne Lloyd .... prop dresser / set dresser (3 episodes, 2016)
John Eccles .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2000)
Mike Curtis .... action props (2 episodes, 2014)

Kay Brown .... stand-by art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Dean Covill .... sound re-recording mixer / sound editor / ... (289 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tim Cockerill .... sound editor / sound re-recording mixer (189 episodes, 2008-2011)
Mark Cochran .... sound supervisor (67 episodes, 2015)
Jamie Dodd .... boom operator / sound supervisor (62 episodes, 2015)
Tony Coyne .... sound supervisor / sound (61 episodes, 2000-2015)
Chris Fulton .... boom operator (55 episodes, 2015)
Thomas Cribb .... boom operator (54 episodes, 2015)
Max Wilkie .... boom operator (53 episodes, 2015)
Martyn Whitley .... dubbing mixer / audio dubbing (40 episodes, 2000-2015)
Samantha Handy .... dubbing editor / dubbing mixer (40 episodes, 2015)
Mhairi MacRitchie .... sound editor (30 episodes, 2013-2014)
Vaughan Smith .... boom operator / sound supervisor (30 episodes, 2015)
Jamie Ballinger .... boom operator (29 episodes, 2015)
Neil Wareing .... sound supervisor / sound (28 episodes, 2010-2015)
Marc Cliffe .... boom operator (21 episodes, 2015)
Keith Goodman .... boom operator (16 episodes, 2015)
Michael Leigh .... dubbing editor (15 episodes, 2015)
John Osborne .... boom operator (14 episodes, 2015)
Lynne Hegarty .... sound re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mark Ryder .... dubbing mixer (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Adam Huckett .... boom operator (10 episodes, 2015)
Gareth Hall .... sound supervisor (6 episodes, 2015)
Dave Armstrong .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2015)
Ben Brookes .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2015)
Jordan Crosse .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2015)
Paddy McGuirk .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2015)
John Whitworth .... dubbing mixer / film dubbing (4 episodes, 1976-1979)
Lee Sharp .... boom operator (4 episodes, 2013)
Sam Warren .... boom operator (4 episodes, 2015)
Phil Smith .... film sound (3 episodes, 1969-1974)
Frank H. Griffiths .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
Paul Preca Trapani .... second boom operator (3 episodes, 2007)
Alan Monks .... head of sound / sound (2 episodes, 2000-2015)
 
Series Special Effects by
Danny Hargreaves .... special effects supervisor: Real SFX (3 episodes, 2015)
Jade Poole .... special effects assistant coordinator: Real SFX (3 episodes, 2015)
Martin 'Marty' McLaughlin .... senior special effects technician (2 episodes, 2013)
Russ Perkin .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2013)

Graham Aikman .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Sam Highfield .... visual effects / additional vfx (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ron Bowman .... digital matte painter (3 episodes, 2010)
Becci Blood .... visual effects coordinator (3 episodes, 2015)
Tanvir Hanif .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2015)
Katie Bates .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Stunts
Renny Krupinski .... fight arranger (4 episodes, 2005-2010)
Andy Bradford .... fight arranger (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Steve Griffin .... stunt driver (2 episodes, 1998)
Amanda Foster .... stunt double: Natalie Gumede / stunt double: Shobna Gulati (2 episodes, 2013)
Crispin Layfield .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2015)
Rob Pavey .... stunt double: Jimi Mistry (2 episodes, 2015)
Charlotte Williams .... stunt double: amy (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dominic Hyndman .... grip (269 episodes, 2010-2015)
Emma Moate .... assistant camera (253 episodes, 2014)
Andrew Sheard .... camera operator / camera crew leader (53 episodes, 2015)
Paul Burton .... lighting director (51 episodes, 2010-2015)
James Duffy .... lighting director / cinematographer: Lighting director / ... (48 episodes, 2000-2015)
Chris Chisnall .... lighting director / head of lighting (43 episodes, 2015)
Vikki Rutter .... assistant camera (34 episodes, 2013)
Dave Carey .... camera operator / steadicam operator (32 episodes, 2015)
Louise Ready .... camera operator (31 episodes, 2015)
Lee Harrison .... lighting director (30 episodes, 2015)
Simon Jackson .... camera operator (25 episodes, 2015)
Lisa Gresty .... camera operator (23 episodes, 2015)
Kevin Boyle .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2009-2015)
Christine Braithwaite .... assistant camera (16 episodes, 2006)
Tim Highmoor .... camera operator (16 episodes, 2015)
Carl Summerscales .... lighting director / camera operator (16 episodes, 2015)
Owen Rowlands .... camera operator / camera crew leader (15 episodes, 2015)
Chris Shaw .... camera operator (14 episodes, 2015)
Andy Bennett .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2015)
Chris Barroccu .... lighting director (11 episodes, 2015)
Nic Finch .... camera operator (11 episodes, 2015)
Mark Smithers .... lighting director (11 episodes, 2015)
Jared Clayton .... lighting director (10 episodes, 2015)
Andrew Hibbert .... lighting director (10 episodes, 2015)
Darrell Thornton .... lighting director (10 episodes, 2015)
Andrew Stephen .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2015)
Joe Piotrowski .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tony Blackmore .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Fiona Ogden .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 2013)
John Taylor .... steadicam operator / steadicam (7 episodes, 2000-2015)
Dave Fox .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2010-2015)
Daniel Moger .... assistant grip (6 episodes, 2011)
Joshua Bosley .... camera trainee - experience (6 episodes, 2015-2016)
Alwyn Davies .... jib operator (6 episodes, 2015)
Alison Banham .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2015)
Chris Roach .... lighting director (5 episodes, 2015)
David Wood .... film camera (3 episodes, 1969-1977)
Ray Goode .... film camera (3 episodes, 1969-1974)
George Jesse Turner .... film camera (2 episodes, 1973-1977)
Jim Robson .... lighting director (2 episodes, 2000-2003)

Marc Tempest .... key grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Solomon Artistes .... extras casting (2,803 episodes, 2005-2015)
Mavis Formosa .... casting coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
Shenaz Khan .... extras casting (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jade Hussain .... costume assistant (64 episodes, 2004-2015)
Jayne Collinge .... costume supervisor (37 episodes, 2015)
Michael Stringer .... costume supervisor (29 episodes, 2015)
Sam Scragg .... costume supervisor (28 episodes, 2015)
Amy Stokeld .... costume supervisor (25 episodes, 2015)
Tracey Cliffe .... costume supervisor (23 episodes, 2015)
Julia Emmerson .... costume supervisor (20 episodes, 2015)
Philippa Wood .... costume supervisor / costume dresser (17 episodes, 2015)
Judith Wroe .... costume supervisor / costume dresser (17 episodes, 2015)
Jason Crossley .... costume supervisor (12 episodes, 2015)
Karen Bevins .... costume supervisor (10 episodes, 2015)
Daniella Pearman .... costume supervisor (8 episodes, 2015)
Heidi McQueen-Prentice .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 1960)
Joanne Trevor .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2015)
Lynne Gibson .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dayle Evans-Kar .... vision mixer (61 episodes, 2015)
Denise Watson .... storyliner (56 episodes, 2015)
Linda Kelly .... vision mixer (52 episodes, 2015)
Jane Rossi .... vision mixer (45 episodes, 2015)
Tom Chittenden .... assistant editor (40 episodes, 2015)
Stephen Edwards .... colourist (39 episodes, 2015)
Melanie Byrne .... senior assistant editor / assistant editor (35 episodes, 2015)
Lorna Murray .... vision mixer (32 episodes, 2015)
Jenny Bozson .... vision mixer (29 episodes, 2015)
Nick Holes .... on-line editor (26 episodes, 2015)
Sam Palmer .... assistant editor (25 episodes, 2015)
Michael Leigh .... assistant editor (20 episodes, 2015)
Michelle Brereton .... acting on-line editor / on-line editor / ... (12 episodes, 2011-2015)
Stuart Vile .... on-line editor (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
Phill Lees .... on-line editor (9 episodes, 2015)
Mary Crothers .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 2015)
Matthew East-Jones .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2013)
Don Kelly .... film editor (2 episodes, 1969-1974)
Bob Morton .... film editor (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
Jon Felix .... film editor (2 episodes, 1984)
Di Burrows .... script editor (2 episodes, 2000)
Paul Walker .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Location Management
Ken Mair .... location manager (25 episodes, 2015)
Naomi Sloyan .... location manager (21 episodes, 2015)
Anna Lee .... location manager (17 episodes, 2015)

Jim Capper .... location manager (unknown episodes, 1996-1998)
 
Series Music Department
Eric Spear .... composer: theme music (8,996 episodes, 1960-2016)
Ronnie Hunt .... musician: trumpet (6,875 episodes, 1960-2009)
Mark Thomas .... music arranger (29 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Transportation Department
Buddy Hunter .... transportation location captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Iain MacLeod .... story editor / researcher (1,066 episodes, 2006-2013)
Gareth Philips .... series editor / script editor (490 episodes, 2004-2006)
Gavin Blyth .... story associate / story editor (299 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rebecca Gillespie .... production assistant / production runner assistant (250 episodes, 2014-2015)
Leanne Fairbrother .... production secretary (164 episodes, 2010-2011)
Faisal A. Qureshi .... researcher (90 episodes, 2008)
Henry R. Swindell .... script editor (55 episodes, 2011)
David Roden .... script editor (52 episodes, 2013-2014)
Carly Ferguson .... desk runner (34 episodes, 2004)
Helen Nugent .... archivist / story associate (30 episodes, 2004-2015)
Kathryn Pugsley .... senior script editor / script editor (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
Verity Macleod .... senior script editor / script editor (25 episodes, 2015)
Jenny Heelham .... script editor (20 episodes, 2015)
H.V. Kershaw .... serial editor (19 episodes, 1961)
Graham Carlisle .... story associate (16 episodes, 1990-1992)
Brenda Bentham .... script supervisor (16 episodes, 2000-2015)
John Friend Newman .... senior location manager (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
Merlyn Rice .... script supervisor (16 episodes, 2015-2016)
David Isaac .... script editor (16 episodes, 2015)
Paul Abbott .... story editor / story associate (13 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jane Carter Woodrow .... story associate (13 episodes, 1988)
Joyce Kitchen .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 2015)
Angela Murgatroyd .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 2015)
Lynne Jones .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 2013-2015)
Gillian Cresswell .... story associate (10 episodes, 1994-1996)
Dominic Khouri .... researcher (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Del Bowen-Hayes .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 2013-2015)
Tina Kirk .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 2015)
Christine Mellor .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 2015)
Loren Mclaughlan .... script secretary (9 episodes, 2010)
Alison Hunt .... assistant script editor / script editor (8 episodes, 2015)
Tom Elliot .... story associate / story editor (7 episodes, 1985-1990)
Elizabeth Malpas .... story associate (7 episodes, 1990)
Brian B. Thompson .... story associate (7 episodes, 1997)
Steve Hughes .... story associate (7 episodes, 1998-2000)
Liz Briggs .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2008-2013)
Matt Owens .... fire safety / fire safety coordinator / ... (7 episodes, 2013-2015)
David Millard .... story associate (6 episodes, 1994-1997)
Kathleen Beedles .... story associate (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Darren Fairhurst .... story associate (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Nick West .... story associate / story editor (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rachel Jane Edwards .... runner / production staff / ... (6 episodes, 2012)
Lyn Papadopoulos .... story associate (5 episodes, 2003-2010)
Sharon Ranger .... script supervisor: dailies (5 episodes, 2014)
Karen Everson .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2015)
Sarah Mayman .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015)
Wendy Rees .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2015)
John Finch .... story editor (4 episodes, 1961)
Leslie Duxbury .... script editor (4 episodes, 1974-1977)
Mark Bickerton .... senior story associate / story associate (4 episodes, 2004-2013)
Paul Hardy .... script editor (4 episodes, 2014)
Azz Mohammed .... floor runner (4 episodes, 2015)
Malcolm Lynch .... script editor (3 episodes, 1968-1972)
Jan McVerry .... story associate (3 episodes, 1992-1995)
Anne Harris .... story associate (3 episodes, 1996)
Di Burrows .... story associate / script editor (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Mariam Vossough .... story associate / story editor (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Pamela Woods .... script editor (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Trina Fraser .... head of production (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Bryan Kirkwood .... story editor / story associate (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Karen Guy .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2000)
Daran Little .... program associate (2 episodes, 2000)
Alison Sinclair .... publicist (2 episodes, 2000)
Kim Crowther .... script editor / series editor (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
Cathianne Hall .... story associate (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jane Pearson .... story associate (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Martin Sterling .... story associate (2 episodes, 2006-2010)
Matt Bensley .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2010)
Tom Heaven .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2010)
Robbie Sandison .... head of production (2 episodes, 2013)

Jon Older .... floor manager (unknown episodes, 1980)
Josie Burne .... story associate (unknown episodes)
Rupert Laight .... story associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Jill Summers .... in memory of (1 episode, 1997)
Therese Meek .... in loving memory of (1 episode, 2009)
Bruce Wilson .... in memory of (1 episode, 2014)
Anne Kirkbride .... in loving memory of (1 episode, 2015)
James Bain .... in memory of (1 episode, 2016)
Tony Warren .... in loving memory of (1 episode, 2016)
 

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Trivia:
The first overseas location work was not until 1974, when producer Susi Hush elected to send the women of Weatherfield on a package holiday to Majorca. The two-episode shoot was not idyllic for the actresses: the production team were housed in a 5* hotel, the cast in a 2* alongside genuine holidaymakers who became unhappy at being shooed away from the pool by director Quentin Lawrence to accommodate his camera crew. Adding insult to injury, make-up was applied at 6am in a room adjacent to an open sewer.See more »
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Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[Marvin and Ashley square up ahead of their big fight]
Marvin Maddocks:When the bell starts ringing and the trainer says "Go", I'm telling you, girlie, there's something you ought to know. Your knees are going to tremble, your feet will turn to lead. I'm going to smack your nose into the back of your head.
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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Corrie on regardless, 30 November 2000
Author: Dodger-9 from York

TV is a fickle business and never more so than in one of its dramatic mainstays - the humble soap.

Getting the balance between comedy and drama can be a tricky affair, not to mention having (and keeping) a cast of likeable characters who make you want to tune in for more week after week.

While Eldorado and Albion Market failed to capture the imagination of the nation, there are others that manage to shrug off the birth pangs, cope with a difficult adolesence and settle down while seizing the heart of the nation.

In case you didn't know it, Corrie is 40 this year and as one of the world's longest running soaps it has earned its place in the record books.

It began not with a bang but with a whimper.

The opening scenes are still etched in the mind of creator Tony Warren, who developed the show while still a mere slip of a lad. Mrs Lappin slipped a coin into a bubblegum machine outside her corner shop, and Ena Sharples, scowling like a bulldog beneath THAT hairnet, demanded: "Are those fancies today's? I'll take half a dozen - and no eclairs. NO eclairs."

Lest we forget, the show gave rise to some of the best actors and writers in the business, including Joanna Lumley, Ben Kingsley and The Royle Family's much loved mate, Twiggy (Geoffrey Hughes).

Scriptwriters like Jack Rosenthal (Yentl, London's Burning) and Frank Cottrell Boyce (Jude, Hillary and Jackie) gave us dialogue and scenes that went above and beyond the realms of most shows while it enlivened many a dull night's TV by its very presence alone.

Over the years, we have relished the clashes between Ena (Violet Carson) and Elsie (Pat Phoenix), thrown soft furnishings at the TV while dithery Derek (Peter Baldwin) and Mavis (Thelma Barlow) tested the patience of saints and wept buckets as Judy Mallett (Gaynor Faye), Des Barnes (Phil Middlemiss) and most of Ken Barlow's (William Roache) wives became another statistic in the suspiciously high list of Weatherfield residents who met their maker far too early.

This year has been as unmissable as any in its four decade history with the Tony Horrocks murder and the 'Martn' (Sean Wilson) and Rebecca (Jill Halfpenny) affair coming to a head, not to mention Jez (the excellent Lee Boardman) and Alison (Naomi Radcliffe) reaching a sticky end as polar opposite characters both cut short by some brutal scripting.

The Street has become so ingrained in people's hearts that, over the years, many have lost sight of that thin line between fact and fiction.

When Elsie Tanner was lying unidentified in a London hospital after being knocked down by a taxi, viewers wrote to her husband to tell him where she was.

Dozens of women took up their knitting needles to make dustman Eddie Yates a new woolly hat when his own was shredded in the washing machine, and when Ena lost her post as secretary of the Glad Tidings mission, the job offers flooded in.

People have even tried to book Christmas parties at the Rovers Return and rent the houses which become vacant in Britain's most celebrated terraced street. Former producer Bill Podmore once said: 'All over the country, old terraces like Coronation Street are disappearing, but a change in the Street could destroy the roots of the programme, because the architecture is as much a part of its character as the people.'

But it was regular script writer Harry Kershaw who summed up it's enduring popularity and extraordinary success both at home and abroad. 'Coronation Street is about life,' he said, 'and life has its universal situations, its problems and laughter; therefore it has an international appeal.'

We have laughed, cried and run screaming by the sight of hamster-faced Gail (Helen Worth) and the haircut from Hell, poodle-haired Liz (Beverley Callard) dressing like a woman half her age and Mike Baldwin (Johnny Briggs) working his way through the Street's female residents. How long can all this go on?

Well, as long as Granada keep hiring some of the best cast and crew in the business while putting a fresh spin on age old stories of love, lust, infidelity and, in Fred Elliott's case, fine meat products, let's hope it never ends.

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