Type
Scripted
Premiered
Dec. 09, 1960
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
Genre

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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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55x169 Fri Aug 29, 2014 [Episode 2] Aired: Aug. 29, 2014

Will Peter give into temptation? The Grimshaws turn on each other. And Dev gets into Julies bad books.

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55x170 Mon Sep 1, 2014 [Episode 1](Monday Sep. 1st, 2014 7:30PM on itv (UK))

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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 swear word heard on the soap was "bloody", said by Ken Barlow in January 1961 following an argument with his mother Ida. The second swear word was "bastard", spoken by Len…
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    The first swear word heard on the soap was "bloody", said by Ken Barlow in January 1961 following an argument with his mother Ida. The second swear word was "bastard", spoken by Len Fairclough about Steve Tanner when Elsie returned to the Street in March 1968.
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  • Laurence Olivier was once offered a guest role.
  • The series began transmitting in High Definition from Monday 31st May 2010, necessitating a new opening titles sequence (the first for eight years) and a new arrangement of the theme tune.
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