Coronation Street

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Coronation Street

Coronation Street is a British television soap opera that was first broadcast on Granada Television on 9 December 1960. It was soon syndicated on other ITV franchises. The programme centres on the lives of the residents of Coronation Street in the fictional town of Weatherfield, a town based on Salford. Originally broadcast twice weekly, the series began airing six times a week in September 2017. The programme was conceived by scriptwriter Tony Warren and entered production at Granada Television in Manchester in 1960

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Theme Tune

Eric Spear (18 April 1908 – 3 November 1966) was an English composer of film music most noted for writing the theme tune to the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. 

Spear is best known for composing the original theme tune for the UK’s longest-running television soap opera, Coronation Street, for which he was paid £6. The theme, originally entitled “Lancashire Blues” was commissioned by Peter Taylor, at De Wolfe Music, for a new television soap opera called “Florizel Street”. The name of the serial was changed to “Coronation Street” because cast member William Roache (Ken Barlow) could not pronounce the title and because it was felt that the name bore a resemblance to Zoflora, a popular floral concentrated disinfectant


1 Gail Platt- Helen Worth
2 Raquel Wolstenhulme –  Sarah Lancashire
3 Jack Duckworth – William Tarmey
3 Mavis Wilton – Thelma Barlow
5 Vera Duckworth – Elizabeth Dawn
6 Rita Fairclough/Sullivan – Barbara Knox
7 Curly Watts – Kevin Kennedy
7 Derek Wilton  -Peter Baldwin
9 Bet Gilroy – Julie Goodyear
10 Martin Platt – Sean Wilson
10 Alma Sedgewick/Baldwin – Amanda Barrie
12 Liz McDonald – Beverley Callard
13 Jim McDonald – Charles Lawson
14 Audrey Roberts – Sue Nicholls
15 Percy Sugden –  Bill Waddington
16 Angie Freeman – Deborah McAndrew
16 Steve McDonald – Simon Gregson
18 Alec Gilroy – Roy Barraclough
19 Ivy Brennan – Lynne Perrie
19 David Platt  -Thomas Ormson
21 Des Barnes Philip Middlemiss
22 Mike Baldwin – Johnny Briggs
22 Deirdre Barlow Anne Kirkbride
24 Ken Barlow William Roache
25 Kevin Webster – Michael Le Vell
26 Sarah Louise Platt – Lynsay King
27 Don Brennan – Geoff Hinsliff 
28 Emily Bishop – Eileen Derbyshire
29 Betty Turpin – Betty Driver
30 Andy McDonald – Nicholas Cochrane
31 Alf Roberts Bryan Mosley
32 Reg Holdsworth – Ken Morley
32 Phyllis Pearce – Jill Summers
32 Nicky Platt Warren Jackson
35 Lisa Horton/Duckworth Caroline Milmoe
36 Sally Webster – Sally Whittaker
37 Ted Sullivan – William Russell
38 Rosie Webster – Emma Collinge
39 Victoria Arden – Chloe Newsome
40 Tracy Barlow – Dawn Acton
41 Tom Duckworth – Darryl Edwards
42 Kimberley Taylor –  Suzanne Hall
43 Doug Murray – Brian Hibbard
44 Mark Redman – Chris Cook
45 Terry Duckworth – Nigel Pivaro
46 Denise Osbourne – Denise Black
47 Steph Barnes  -Amelia Bullmore
48 Jackie Ingram – Shirin Taylor
49 Fiona Middleton – Angela Griffin

The programme was devised in 1960 by scriptwriter Tony Warren at Granada Television in Manchester. Warren’s initial kitchen sink drama proposal was rejected by the station’s founder Sidney Bernstein but he was persuaded by producer Harry Elton to produce the programme for thirteen pilot episodes. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960 and within six months had become the most-watched programme on British television. It has been one of the most financially lucrative programmes on British commercial television, underpinning the success of Granada Television and ITV.

Coronation Street is made by Granada Television at MediaCityUK in Greater Manchester. It is shown in all ITV regions as well as internationally. On 17 September 2010, it became the world’s longest-running TV soap opera in production.Coronation Street is noted for its depiction of a down-to-earth working class community combined with light-hearted humour and strong characters


Plot 1992
Derek has second thoughts about throwing away a stable job. He is stunned when Hewitt’s offer him another £2,000 as an incentive to work for them. Mr Steele, the health officer calls at the Rovers and insists on inspecting the kitchen. He finds cracked wall tiles and flaking paintwork. He quotes the Food Safety Act to Alec and tells him that the kitchen is not good enough. Mavis tells Derek that she’d rather spend all day with him than be rich. He decides to turn the job down. The atmosphere is strained when Raquel and Des entertain Curly and Angie. They agree to stay mates. Alec is horrified that he is to have a new kitchen fitted. When he discovers that Percy caused the inspector to call, he turns on him and bars him from the pub.


Becky McDonald heads off to Barbados

“Regrets are for people what stop on the ground. We’re heading for the stars.”


Only twice have any celebrities been allowed to play themselves on Coronation Street: the first occasion was when HRH Prince Charles made an appearance on the show’s 40th Anniversary episode (2000), and was seen shaking hands with character Audrey Roberts. The second occasion featured Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt of the British rock band Status Quo (the band itself also being a national institution). The band’s drummer, Matt Lettley, also made a cameo in the episodes. (2005) Appearing in four episodes, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt call into the Rovers Return, and Francis Rossi attacks character Les Battersby (who is played by actor Bruce Jones, himself a massive fan of the group), as Battersby had previously caused him a grievous neck injury. The matter later gets resolved, and the band agree to play at Battersby’s upcoming wedding.


In the episode, 22/11/2004, (where Dev’s corner shops are blown up by Maya) Dev drives his Saab to the shop which is about to be blown up, he parks the car directly outside the shop. Also parked directly outside the shop is another car. As the shop blows up, the camera changes angle to show the blast and Dev’s car has somehow disappeared, just leaving the other car in shot.

Filming Location

Coronation Street hasn’t always been filmed in MediaCity. It was formerly located at the Granada Studios in Quay Street, moving over to the new location in 2014.

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Running time 30 minutes
23–25 minutes (excluding advertisements, with occasional 60 minute episodes)
Production companies
  • Granada Television (1960–2006)
  • ITV Productions (2006–2009)
  • ITV Studios (2009–present)
Original network ITV
Original release 9 December 1960 –
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Turn Out the Lights
The Brothers McGregor
Albion Market
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When the opening titles were re-filmed in the 1970s, no one noticed the cat which wandered across a wall. Now every time they are re-filmed, a cat is used.


On Friday, April 8, 2005 How many viewers watched episode 5,998, in which Ken Barlow remarried ex-wife Deirdre Rachid.

A. 17 Million
B. 12 Million
C. 5 Million
D. 21 Million

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A. 17 Million

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On Friday, April 8, 2005 How many viewers watched episode 5,998, in which Ken Barlow remarried ex-wife Deirdre Rachid.

A. 17 Million
B. 12 Million
C. 5 Million
D. 21 Million

On Friday, April 8, 2005, seventeen million viewers watched episode 5,998, in which Ken Barlow remarried ex-wife Deirdre Rachid. This was four million more than had watched the real-life Royal Wedding between the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles earlier that day. The fictional pair had also been the “other” big wedding event in 1981, the year Prince Charles married his first wife, Lady Diana Spencer.

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