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.
Sean Wilson has revealed that he left the series because he didn't want to do a storyline about his character having a relationship with a fourteen-year-old girl.
The first overseas location work was not until 1974, when producer Susi Hush elected to send the women of Weatherfield on a package holiday to Majorca. The two-episode shoot was not idyllic… [show]The first overseas location work was not until 1974, when producer Susi Hush elected to send the women of Weatherfield on a package holiday to Majorca. The two-episode shoot was not idyllic for the actresses: the production team were housed in a 5* hotel, the cast in a 2* alongside genuine holidaymakers who became unhappy at being shooed away from the pool by director Quentin Lawrence to accommodate his camera crew. Adding insult to injury, make-up was applied at 6am in a room adjacent to an open sewer. [hide]
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.