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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 10470: 01/11/2021-1


Abi's words come back to haunt her, Maria learns of the council's plans to bulldoze the Red Rec and Ryan informs Alya of his concerns about Zeedan





Abi FranklinSally Carman
Kevin WebsterMichael Le Vell
Debbie WebsterSue Devaney
Maria ConnorSamia Longchambon
Curtis DelamereSam Retford
Emma BrookerAlexandra Mardell
Stu CarpenterBill Fellows
Tim MetcalfeJoe Duttine
Yasmeen MetcalfeShelley King
Sally MetcalfeSally Dynevor
Fergus DunfordToby Hadoke
Chris GoldingLois Mackie
Zeedan NazirQasim Akhtar
Alya NazirSair Khan
Craig TinkerColson Smith
Ryan ConnorRyan Prescott
Sean TullyAntony Cotton
Tyrone DobbsAlan Halsall
Jack WebsterKyran Bowes
Ken BarlowWilliam Roache
Mary TaylorPatti Clare
Roy CropperDavid Neilson
Nina LucasMollie Gallagher
Gary WindassMikey North
Aggie BaileyLorna Laidlaw
Ronnie BaileyVinta Morgan
Danny TomlinsonDylan Brady
James BaileyNathan Graham
Daniel OsbourneRob Mallard
Phill WhittakerJamie Kenna
Fiz StapeJennie McAlpine
Tracy McDonaldKate Ford
Steve McDonaldSimon Gregson
Imran HabeebCharlie de Melo
Corey BrentMaximus Evans
Stefan BrentPaul Opacic
Bernie WinterJane Hazlegrove
Christian HigginsonRonan Holdsworth
Leanne BattersbyJane Danson
Sam BlakemanJude Riordan
Liam ConnorCharlie Wrenshall
Nick TilsleyBen Price
Asha AlahanTanisha Gorey
Audrey RobertsSue Nicholls
George ShuttleworthTony Maudsley
Kelly NeelanMillie Gibson
NurseGaye Shepherd
RegistrarAnt Bacon
Tom CarswoodJack Loy
DS SwainVicky Myers
SolicitorJennifer Preston


WriterMark Wadlow
ProducerIain MacLeod
DirectorJohn Anderson

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