Coronation Street is credited as being one of the longest running soaps in the world and the longest running television soap in Britain (with the longest running overall being The Archers on BBC radio). The show has been on British TV screens since 1960 and has aired over 6,000 episodes.
Jim McDonald Returning To 'Coronation Street' Coronation Street will bring back Jim McDonald. Upon return he'll be serving time for armed robbery. Jim is played by Charlie Lawson; he'll begin filming in June and return to the screen later in the year.