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.
Shortly after a broadcast of an episode of "Coronation Street" on September 17, 1986, Granada and William Roache paid tribute to Pat Phoenix who passed away earlier that morning from lung cancer.
There are 18 writers for the series and they meet every three weeks for two days. Together, they plan 15 episodes of the show. They each write an episode.
The physical look of Coronation Street itself was modelled on (one side of) Archie Street in Salford's Ordsall district, discovered during a location scout by creator Tony Warren and designer… [show]The physical look of Coronation Street itself was modelled on (one side of) Archie Street in Salford's Ordsall district, discovered during a location scout by creator Tony Warren and designer Denis Parkin in late 1960. It appeared in the first two title sequences, but Archie Street itself was cleared of residents in 1968, remaining derelict until its demolition in 1971. [hide]