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.
Coronation Street: Season 55, Episode #414 - Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Ken’s terrified Peter will drink himself to death. Tracy advises against informing the prison for fear of…
Coronation Street: Season 55, Episode #412 - Mon, Aug 18, 2014, Part 1
In Wales, Deirdre is underwhelmed by the primitive surroundings of the caravan park while Ken relishes making…
Series Fun Facts
- 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.
- In 2011 Philip Lowrie broke the world record for the longest gap between appearances in the same television show, having regularly appeared as Dennis Tanner from the first edition in 1960…
[show]In 2011 Philip Lowrie broke the world record for the longest gap between appearances in the same television show, having regularly appeared as Dennis Tanner from the first edition in 1960 through to June 1968, before returning to the part in May 2011. In doing so (beating one-time co-star Kenneth Cope, who was absent from the role of Jed Stone for 42 years between 1966 and 2008) he was awarded with an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.
- 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.