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Coronation Street

  • 1960
  • Drama
  • Soap
  • 12


"Coronation Street", created in 1960 by Tony Warren, is the world's longest running soap. After debuting on December 9 of that year, the ITV show, which was expected to run for just a few episodes, soon struck a chord with millions. Centring on a typical Manchester cobbled street in working class Weatherfield, where local residents laughed and cried between the local pub, corner shop or their respective houses, the show has seen a handful of key figures become household names: Ken Barlow, the studious teacher who romanced just about every attractive lady that passed through; Emily Bishop, the do-gooder who has spent almost as much time in the soap, local businessman - and mayor - Alf Roberts, and classic, much missed characters such as warbling cleaner Hilda Ogden, pompous Rovers landlady Annie Walker, love rat builder Ray Langton, Foghorn Leghorn-style butcher Fred Elliott, amorous supermarket manager Reg Holdsworth and those feuding legends Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner. Plots have involved armed sieges at the local supermarket, a lorry crashing into the Rovers Return, murderous Tracy Barlow beating her two-timing boyfriend (Charlie Stubbs) to death, along with assorted affairs, scandals, and those unhinged characters we loved to hate, such as Alan Bradley, Jez Quigley, Richard Hillman and Tony Gordon. However, if one storyline really caught the imaginations of millions it was the love triangle between Ken Barlow, wife Deirdre and knicker factory boss Mike Baldwin. Thanks to some stunning acting from William Roache (Ken), the end of the affair made TV history and helped turn soap stars into tabloid favourites. Aside from making the likes of Anne Kirkbride (Deirdre) and Johnny Briggs (Mike) household names, Corrie has attracted no end of famous faces, including Joanna Lumley, Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellen, Noddy Holder, Molly Sugden, Maureen Lipman and Roy Hudd.


Episode 10464: 25/10/2021-1


Simon blames himself for Harvey's destruction. Leo shares disturbing information with David. Dev struggles with his guilt





Asha AlahanTanisha Gorey
Roy CropperDavid Neilson
Leanne BattersbyJane Danson
Nick TilsleyBen Price
Sam BlakemanJude Riordan
Natasha BlakemanRachel Leskovac
Dev AlahanJimmi Harkishin
Aadi AlahanAdam Hussain
Brian PackhamPeter Gunn
Cathy MatthewsMelanie Hill
Debbie WebsterSue Devaney
Sally MetcalfeSally Dynevor
Kirk SutherlandAndrew Whyment
Leo ThompkinsJoe Frost
Jenny ConnorSally Ann Matthews
Johnny ConnorRichard Hawley
Suki WatersLaura Littlewood
Carla BarlowAlison King
Peter BarlowChris Gascoyne
Simon BarlowAlex Bain
Sarah BarlowTina O’Brien
David PlattJack P Shepherd
Shona PlattJulia Goulding
Summer SpellmanHarriet Bibby
Daisy MidgeleyCharlotte Jordan
Daniel OsbourneRob Mallard
Toyah BattersbyGeorgia Taylor
Emma BrookerAlexandra Mardell
Curtis DelamereSam Retford
Ronnie BaileyVinta Morgan
Billy MayhewDaniel Brocklebank
Craig TinkerColson Smith
Sean TullyAntony Cotton
Nina LucasMollie Gallagher
Stu CarpenterBill Fellows
Corey BrentMaximus Evans
Stefan BrentPaul Opacic
Abi FranklinSally Carman
Jack WebsterKyran Bowes
Kevin WebsterMichael Le Vell
Tez WyattStephen Lord
Tim MetcalfeJoe Duttine
Steve McDonaldSimon Gregson
Ryan ConnorRyan Prescott
Alya NazirSair Khan
Zeedan NazirQasim Akhtar
Hashim ElaminVincent Ebrahim
DoctorJowanna Rose
DudleyChristian Foster
DS SwainVicky Myers


WriterDavid Proud
ProducerIain MacLeod
DirectorPip Short
DirectorBrett Fallis
DirectorSuri Krishnamma
DirectorGeorge C Siougas

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