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

Rating:
4/5 Stars

Production Country: UK

When is Coronation Street next on TV?

It's next showing on ITV Anglia Tonight, 8:00pm and on ITV Border England Tonight, 8:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Todd Boyce
Sair Khan
David Beauchamp
Sally-Ann Matthews
Millie Gibson
Matt Hilton
Joe Frost
Bill Fellows
Jane Hazlegrove
James Craven
Tim Royle
Roberta Kerr
David Neilson...Roy Cropper
Image for Jimmi HarkishinJimmi Harkishin...Dev Alahan
William Roache...Ken Barlow
Harriet Bibby
Helene Wilson
Ellen Taylor
Sue Devaney
Jonathan Harvey