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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56x42 Fri Feb 27 2015 Part 2 Aired: Feb. 27, 2015

Tony juggles Liz and Tracy Luke owns up to Maria Rita reflects on the evening

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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 colour title sequence, used between November 1969 and June 1975, opens with a shot of a modern tower block, to emphasize the changing times. This is the fifteen-storey Grafton Court…
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    The first colour title sequence, used between November 1969 and June 1975, opens with a shot of a modern tower block, to emphasize the changing times. This is the fifteen-storey Grafton Court in Manchester's Trafford area, still in use to this day.
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  • 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…
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    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.
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  • 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…
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    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.
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