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Coronation Street

Coronation Street

Dec 09, 1960 30m GB
5.7
42 votes
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Soap

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Coronation Street is a British television soap opera first broadcast on Granada Television in 1960. It was soon syndicated on other ITV franchises. The programme concerns the lives of the residents of Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional area of Salford, and centres around its terraced houses, cafe, corner shop, newsagents, textile factory and the Rovers Return pub. The programme was devised in 1960 by local scriptwriter Tony Warren at the recently formed 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 the Granada Television franchise and the broadcaster ITV. Coronation Street is made by Granada Television at Granada Studios in 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.

Title Coronation Street
First Air Date Dec 09, 1960
Last Air Date May 22, 2020
Episodes 1537
Seasons 61
Companies
Keywords northern england, pub, community, manchester
Simon Gregson

Simon Gregson

Steve McDonald
Alan Halsall

Alan Halsall

Tyrone Dobbs
Barbara Knox

Barbara Knox

Rita Sullivan
Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman

Evelyn Plummer
Chris Gascoyne

Chris Gascoyne

Peter Barlow
Sue Cleaver

Sue Cleaver

Eileen Grimshaw
Michael Le Vell

Michael Le Vell

Kevin Webster
David Neilson

David Neilson

Roy Cropper
Sue Nicholls

Sue Nicholls

Audrey Roberts
Lorna Laidlaw

Lorna Laidlaw

Aggie Bailey
Sair Khan

Sair Khan

Alya Nazir
Sally Dynevor

Sally Dynevor

Sally Webster / Sally Seddon
Helen Worth

Helen Worth

Gail Platt
Mikey North

Mikey North

Gary Windass
Ian Bartholomew

Ian Bartholomew

Geoff Metcalfe
Shelley King

Shelley King

Yasmeen Metcalfe
Jane Danson

Jane Danson

Leanne Battersby
Sally Carman

Sally Carman

Abi Franklin
Kate Ford

Kate Ford

Tracy McDonald