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


Tony Warren
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Series cast summary:
William Roache ...  Ken Barlow / ... 4,056 episodes, 1960-2021
Helen Worth ...  Gail Platt / ... 3,682 episodes, 1974-2021
Sally Dynevor ...  Sally Webster / ... 3,312 episodes, 1986-2021
Simon Gregson ...  Steve McDonald 3,209 episodes, 1989-2021
Anne Kirkbride ...  Deirdre Barlow / ... 3,179 episodes, 1972-2014
Barbara Knox ...  Rita Sullivan / ... 3,155 episodes, 1964-2021
Sue Nicholls ...  Audrey Roberts / ... 3,050 episodes, 1979-2021
Michael Le Vell ...  Kevin Webster / ... 2,926 episodes, 1981-2021
Eileen Derbyshire ...  Emily Bishop / ... 2,519 episodes, 1961-2019
Beverley Callard ...  Liz McDonald / ... 2,330 episodes, 1984-2020
David Neilson ...  Roy Cropper 2,231 episodes, 1995-2021
Jane Danson ...  Leanne Battersby / ... 2,137 episodes, 1997-2021
Jack P. Shepherd ...  David Platt 2,082 episodes, 2000-2021
Sue Cleaver ...  Eileen Grimshaw / ... 2,055 episodes, 1994-2021
Jennie McAlpine ...  Fiz Stape / ... 1,935 episodes, 2001-2021
Alan Halsall ...  Tyrone Dobbs / ... 1,912 episodes, 1996-2021
Betty Driver ...  Betty Turpin / ... 1,827 episodes, 1969-2020
Samia Longchambon ...  Maria Connor / ... 1,707 episodes, 2000-2021
Antony Cotton ...  Sean Tully 1,702 episodes, 2003-2021
Elizabeth Dawn ...  Vera Duckworth / ... 1,696 episodes, 1972-2010
William Tarmey ...  Jack Duckworth / ... 1,683 episodes, 1976-2010
Kate Ford ...  Tracy Barlow / ... 1,659 episodes, 2002-2021
Johnny Briggs ...  Mike Baldwin / ... 1,648 episodes, 1974-2006
Kym Marsh ...  Michelle Connor 1,637 episodes, 2006-2019


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

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Coronation Street, it's the nations street.


Drama | Romance


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Betty Driver, who later played Betty Turpin, first auditioned for the role of Hilda Ogden, which was later played by Jean Alexander. See more »


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 »


[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,
[throws a large jar of something on the floor and it smashes extremely loudly]
Maya Sharma: ...
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Coronation Street Theme
Written by Eric Spear
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A shadow of it's former self
25 March 2019 | by Aroura64See all my reviews

There was a time, when I used to look forward to watching Coronation Street, but those days are no more. There are a number of reasons for the decline in the show, to understand them you have to seperate the show into two eras - before and after Eastenders! The soap was significantly different before February 1985 - the year that Eastenders began. The characters were likable and you warmed to them, the stoylines were almost an issue free environment. In order to compete with the new kid on the block, the establshed characters, and their storylines became darker. New, more realistic characters were introduced, in the begining they worked quite well. We are talking about the period from 1989 to the early nineties. The episodes increased from twice a week, to the six we have in the modern era. The quality of the writing and acting has fallen dramatically. Many of the modern storylines are issue led, which can make for tedious viewing. I can't tell whether I am watching Eastenders or Brookside sometimes!. The show has become a shadow of it's former self,

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Release Date:

9 December 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Coronation Street See more »

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Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (1960-1989)| Stereo (1990-)| Dolby Digital (3.1 Surround)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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