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

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Tony Warren
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Cast

Series cast summary:
William Roache ...  Ken Barlow / ... 3,196 episodes, 1960-2018
Helen Worth ...  Gail Platt / ... 3,047 episodes, 1974-2018
Sally Dynevor ...  Sally Webster / ... 2,655 episodes, 1986-2018
Simon Gregson ...  Steve McDonald 2,641 episodes, 1989-2018
Barbara Knox ...  Rita Sullivan / ... 2,571 episodes, 1964-2018
Sue Nicholls ...  Audrey Roberts / ... 2,555 episodes, 1979-2018
Anne Kirkbride ...  Deirdre Barlow / ... 2,466 episodes, 1972-2014
Michael Le Vell ...  Kevin Webster / ... 2,306 episodes, 1981-2018
Eileen Derbyshire ...  Emily Bishop / ... 2,139 episodes, 1961-2016
Sue Cleaver ...  Eileen Grimshaw / ... 1,887 episodes, 1994-2018
David Neilson ...  Roy Cropper 1,865 episodes, 1995-2018
Jack P. Shepherd ...  David Platt 1,819 episodes, 2000-2018
Beverley Callard ...  Liz McDonald / ... 1,816 episodes, 1984-2018
Jennie McAlpine ...  Fiz Stape / ... 1,777 episodes, 2001-2018
Jane Danson ...  Leanne Battersby / ... 1,755 episodes, 1997-2018
Alan Halsall ...  Tyrone Dobbs 1,657 episodes, 1998-2018
Malcolm Hebden ...  Norris Cole / ... 1,544 episodes, 1974-2017
Samia Longchambon ...  Maria Connor / ... 1,530 episodes, 2000-2018
Antony Cotton ...  Sean Tully 1,518 episodes, 2003-2018
Kym Marsh ...  Michelle Connor 1,509 episodes, 2006-2018
Kate Ford ...  Tracy Barlow / ... 1,458 episodes, 2002-2018
Ryan Thomas ...  Jason Grimshaw 1,385 episodes, 2000-2016
Betty Driver ...  Betty Turpin / ... 1,379 episodes, 1969-2012
Tina O'Brien Tina O'Brien ...  Sarah Platt / ... 1,329 episodes, 1999-2018
Alison King ...  Carla Connor / ... 1,314 episodes, 2004-2018
Chris Gascoyne ...  Peter Barlow 1,301 episodes, 2000-2018
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The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK] | official website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Coronation St See more »

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Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Mono (1960-1989)| Stereo (1990-)

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Black and White (1960-1969 and 1970-1971)| Color (1969-1970 and 1971-)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Rovers Return exterior is really as small as it looks from the outside, inside. The interior of the set on the street is no bigger than a small bathroom. The actual scenes are filmed behind the street. 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

Rita Littlewood: Did you ever run away from home?
Norris Cole: No, I most certainly did not!
Rita Littlewood: That must have been a great disappointment to your mother!
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Connections

Featured in Granada Reports: 16 March 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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A television classic! The best television soap ever
16 February 2007 | by richardclarke13See 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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