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 itv3 Today, 6:00am and on itv3 Today, 6:25am. See more...

Main Cast

Stephanie Beacham
Image for Sue JohnstonSue Johnston
Andrew Hall
Richard Hawley
Image for June WhitfieldJune Whitfield
Image for Robert DawsRobert Daws
Emma Gilmour
Simon Chadwick
Jack Ellis
Claire King
Image for Michelle CollinsMichelle Collins...Stella Price
Rebecca Callard
Stephanie Cole
Image for Robert VaughnRobert Vaughn
Image for John ThomsonJohn Thomson
Image for Dearbhla MolloyDearbhla Molloy
Andrew Paul
Nigel Havers
Image for Gwen TaylorGwen Taylor
Michael Starke