Coronation Street is a Soap programme that first aired in 1960.

Coronation Street is a 4 star programme

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Coronation Street (1960)

Originally the set was based on real-life streets like Coronation Street near Manchester and as the longest running TV soap ever, remains as strong and amazingly addictive as it was back in the 60's.

The resident's lives are filled with enough drama and turmoil to fill any normal resident's lifetime! But as with EastEnders the soap remains very much character-led and will only address bigger issues if it feels the need to move a character onwards.

One merit factor of the soap is that a large number of the cast are long running characters who have lived there for long periods of time. This reflects the fact that long term residents of streets such as Coronation Street do really exist!

However the soap would not exist without one major factor - common-as-muck, down-to-earth, brassy dominant women. Look at Elsie Tanner, Bet Lynch, Vera Duckworth, Hilda Ogden and now the latest contenders, Deidre Barlow, Janice Battersby, Karen McDonald and to a lesser extent Sally Webster.

Genre: Soap

Production Year: 1960

4/5 Stars

Production Country: UK

When is Coronation Street next on TV?

It's next showing on itv2 Today, 12:45pm and on itv2 Plus 1 Today, 1:45pm. See more...

Main Cast

Qasim Akhtar
Bhavna Limbachia
Elle Mulvaney
Image for Kym MarshKym Marsh
Richard Hawley
Claire King
Andrew Paul
Mark Moraghan
Jack Shepherd
Melanie Hill
Image for Eve GordonEve Gordon
Tristan Gemmill
Caroline Strong
Rhea Bailey
Image for Susan CooksonSusan Cookson
Derek Griffiths
Daniel Brocklebank
Peter Mitchell
Leon Ockenden
Samantha Power