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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  • Episode 4946, broadcast on Friday 8th December 2000, was a special double-length 40th anniversary one. It followed a rescreening of the very first edition and was similarly transmitted live.…
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    Episode 4946, broadcast on Friday 8th December 2000, was a special double-length 40th anniversary one. It followed a rescreening of the very first edition and was similarly transmitted live. As noted above, it incorporated a cameo (seen on a TV) by the Prince of Wales, who was purportedly visiting Weatherfield. Ten years later 65 actors and a 300-strong crew produced the hour-long 50th anniversary edition on 9th December 2010 (episode 7487) which again went out live, to an audience of 14 million viewers.
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  • The original recording of the title music made in 1960 was recorded at IBC Studios in London. An ad-hoc ensemble of session musicians recorded it under the baton of composer Eric Spear.
  • 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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