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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 10538: 17/01/2022 - 1


Sally becomes convinced that Tim is hiding something from her. Amy makes it her mission to fight for change at school. Dev's generosity impresses Bernie and Gemma





Tim MetcalfeJoe Duttine
Sally MetcalfeSally Dynevor
Amy BarlowElle Mulvaney
Summer SpellmanHarriet Bibby
Bernie WinterJane Hazlegrove
Gemma WinterDolly-Rose Campbell
Joseph BrownWilliam Flanagan
Chesney BrownSam Aston
Aadi AlahanAdam Hussain
Dev AlahanJimmi Harkishin
Asha AlahanTanisha Gorey
Peter BarlowChris Gascoyne
Adam BarlowSamuel Robertson
Tracy McDonaldKate Ford
Kevin WebsterMichael Le Vell
Eileen GrimshawSue Cleaver
George ShuttleworthTony Maudsley
Mary TaylorPatti Clare
Sean TullyAntony Cotton
Orla CrawshawCarla Mendonca
Stu CarpenterBill Fellows
Yasmeen MetcalfeShelley King
Alya NazirSair Khan
Zeedan NazirQasim Akhtar
Faye WindassEllie Leach
Craig TinkerColson Smith
Emma BrookerAlexandra Mardell
Hope StapeIsabella Flanagan
PC MillsSerena Ryan
Abi WebsterSally Carman
Daisy MidgeleyCharlotte Jordan
Tyrone DobbsAlan Halsall
Clint StubbinsFergus O'Donnell
Billy MayhewDaniel Brocklebank
Ruby DobbsMacy Alabi
Leanne BattersbyJane Danson
Shona PlattJulia Goulding
Imran HabeebCharlie de Melo
Aggie BaileyLorna Laidlaw
Daniel OsbourneRob Mallard
Jenny ConnorSally-Ann Matthews
Leo ThompkinsJoe Frost
Roy CropperDavid Neilson
Carla BarlowAlison King
PC TymsSteve Cooper
Mindy HillsEmma Laidlaw
Rahul PaswanMicky Satiar
Suki WatersLaura Littlewood
FaithLiz Simmons
MylesJames Lewis
Dr HandleyGeoffrey Newland
CardiologistParvinder Shergill


WriterJohn Kerr
ProducerIain MacLeod
DirectorAfia Nkrumah

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