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Coronation Street 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Series (1960– )
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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.


Tony Warren
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Series cast summary:
William Roache ...  Ken Barlow / ... 3,952 episodes, 1960-2020
Helen Worth ...  Gail Platt / ... 3,553 episodes, 1974-2020
Sally Dynevor ...  Sally Webster / ... 3,151 episodes, 1986-2020
Anne Kirkbride ...  Deirdre Barlow / ... 3,120 episodes, 1972-2014
Simon Gregson ...  Steve McDonald 3,096 episodes, 1989-2020
Barbara Knox ...  Rita Sullivan / ... 3,053 episodes, 1964-2020
Sue Nicholls ...  Audrey Roberts / ... 2,972 episodes, 1979-2020
Michael Le Vell ...  Kevin Webster / ... 2,757 episodes, 1981-2020
Eileen Derbyshire ...  Emily Bishop / ... 2,450 episodes, 1961-2019
Beverley Callard ...  Liz McDonald / ... 2,260 episodes, 1984-2020
David Neilson ...  Roy Cropper 2,146 episodes, 1995-2020
Jack P. Shepherd ...  David Platt 2,030 episodes, 2000-2020
Sue Cleaver ...  Eileen Grimshaw / ... 2,019 episodes, 1994-2020
Jane Danson ...  Leanne Battersby / ... 1,947 episodes, 1997-2020
Jennie McAlpine ...  Fiz Stape / ... 1,879 episodes, 2001-2020
Alan Halsall ...  Tyrone Dobbs / ... 1,826 episodes, 1996-2020
Betty Driver ...  Betty Turpin / ... 1,761 episodes, 1969-2020
Samia Longchambon ...  Maria Connor / ... 1,675 episodes, 2000-2020
Antony Cotton ...  Sean Tully 1,667 episodes, 2003-2020
Kym Marsh ...  Michelle Connor 1,637 episodes, 2006-2019
Kate Ford ...  Tracy Barlow / ... 1,619 episodes, 2002-2020
William Tarmey ...  Jack Duckworth / ... 1,611 episodes, 1976-2010
Malcolm Hebden ...  Norris Cole / ... 1,610 episodes, 1974-2020
Elizabeth Dawn ...  Vera Duckworth / ... 1,604 episodes, 1972-2010


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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Coronation Street, it's the nations street.


Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Legendarily, creator Tony Warren had to rename the series from its original title "Florizel Street", which was considered to sound like a disinfectant. Denis Forman has recalled that at least two members of Granada's board were dead-set against the show, considering it a "disagreeable" and "downmarket" concept. Company co-founder Sidney Bernstein was also reluctant to commit to the idea. His brother Cecil, with Forman, pushed for the greenlight. See more »


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 »


Rita Littlewood: I've seen some hard-faced bitches in my time but you take the bloody gold medal!
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Referenced in Room 101: Episode #2.4 (1995) See more »


Coronation Street Theme
Written by Eric Spear
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Lost it's way
3 December 2005 | by walfordqueenSee 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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Release Date:

9 December 1960 (UK) 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-)


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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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