Type
Scripted
Premiered
Dec. 09, 1960
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
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Coronation Street (UK)

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.

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57x124 Fri Jun 24 2016 Part 2 Aired: Jun. 24, 2016

Jason saves David from a heart breaking choice. Nick catches Leanne red handed. And Bethany confesses to Gail.

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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.

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  • 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…
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    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.
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  • In January 2002, at the same time the show went widescreen, CGI was added to the opening titles to make the neighborhood look bigger (in particular the Metrolink Tram that runs past the…
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    In January 2002, at the same time the show went widescreen, CGI was added to the opening titles to make the neighborhood look bigger (in particular the Metrolink Tram that runs past the street on the viaduct).
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  • Anne Reid, who played Valerie Barlow from 1961-1971, and Thelma Barlow, who played Mavis Wilton from 1971-1997, both went on to co-star in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies (1998-2000).…
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    Anne Reid, who played Valerie Barlow from 1961-1971, and Thelma Barlow, who played Mavis Wilton from 1971-1997, both went on to co-star in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies (1998-2000). Shobna Gulati, Andrew Dunn, Maxine Peake and Sue Cleaver appeared alongside them in the latter, and all would go on to appear in Coronation Street.
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