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Coronation Street 

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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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Series cast summary:
William Roache ...  Ken Barlow / ... 3,311 episodes, 1960-2019
Helen Worth ...  Gail Platt / ... 3,156 episodes, 1974-2019
Sally Dynevor ...  Sally Webster / ... 2,764 episodes, 1986-2019
Simon Gregson ...  Steve McDonald 2,723 episodes, 1989-2019
Barbara Knox ...  Rita Sullivan / ... 2,692 episodes, 1964-2019
Sue Nicholls ...  Audrey Roberts / ... 2,663 episodes, 1979-2019
Anne Kirkbride ...  Deirdre Barlow / ... 2,585 episodes, 1972-2014
Michael Le Vell ...  Kevin Webster / ... 2,400 episodes, 1981-2019
Eileen Derbyshire ...  Emily Bishop / ... 2,216 episodes, 1961-2016
Beverley Callard ...  Liz McDonald / ... 1,917 episodes, 1984-2019
David Neilson ...  Roy Cropper 1,915 episodes, 1995-2019
Sue Cleaver ...  Eileen Grimshaw / ... 1,905 episodes, 1994-2019
Jack P. Shepherd ...  David Platt 1,842 episodes, 2000-2019
Jane Danson ...  Leanne Battersby / ... 1,786 episodes, 1997-2019
Jennie McAlpine ...  Fiz Stape / ... 1,785 episodes, 2001-2018
Alan Halsall ...  Tyrone Dobbs 1,679 episodes, 1998-2018
Malcolm Hebden ...  Norris Cole / ... 1,549 episodes, 1974-2017
Samia Longchambon ...  Maria Connor / ... 1,541 episodes, 2000-2019
Antony Cotton ...  Sean Tully 1,529 episodes, 2003-2019
Kym Marsh ...  Michelle Connor 1,525 episodes, 2006-2019
Kate Ford ...  Tracy Barlow / ... 1,475 episodes, 2002-2019
Betty Driver ...  Betty Turpin / ... 1,457 episodes, 1969-2012
Ryan Thomas ...  Jason Grimshaw 1,385 episodes, 2000-2016
Elizabeth Dawn ...  Vera Duckworth / ... 1,356 episodes, 1972-2010
William Tarmey ...  Jack Duckworth / ... 1,353 episodes, 1976-2010
Tina O'Brien Tina O'Brien ...  Sarah Platt / ... 1,352 episodes, 1999-2019
Alison King ...  Carla Connor / ... 1,344 episodes, 2004-2019
Johnny Briggs ...  Mike Baldwin / ... 1,344 episodes, 1974-2006
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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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1960 (UK) See more »

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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-)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Betty Driver, who later played Betty Turpin, first auditioned for the role of Hilda Ogden, which was later played by Jean Alexander. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[on hearing that Peter and Leanne want their own bar]
Blanche Hunt: An alcoholic and an arsonist open a bar? Sounds like the start of a joke.
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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.30 (2009) See more »

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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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