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  • Matthew Robinson 1982

    Hello, Coronation Street fans. I’m Matthew Robinson (now running a film & TV company in Cambodia). 

    I directed quite a few episodes of The Street in the '70s and '80s. Recently I stumbled on a day-by-day diary I kept in the early '80s, and some of it covered the time when I happened to be hired to direct a single pair of Corrie episodes.

    I thought a warts-&-all reproduction in the ‘Blog’ section here might be of interest to some. It was a long time ago, of course, but I hope I haven’t offended anyone. Anyway, for better or worse, here goes:

    WEDNESDAY 3 March 1982

    Got home to interesting message on answer machine: Carole Lancaster, Bill Podmore’s secretary at Granada, inquiring if I was free to direct a pair of Coronation Street episodes in April. F…

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  • David the Wavid

    Another year, another update! We passed the point of having 50% guest character articles written this year and are very close to having half of all articles completed including images. In total, 656 articles were completed.

    2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 joined 1960, 1980 and 1988 as completed years, while 1970, 1971 and 1972 are complete in the sense that all articles are fully written, but many are missing images.




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  • David the Wavid

    Hi guys, here I am with the end-of-year guest characters stats. We've had a good year, with 459 finished articles and two years hitting 100%.



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  • Linnette

    I think Yasmeen Nazir should come off corrie bcus.........shes to overbearing!


                                                                                                                    

               

                                                                                                                                    ~sincerely Bonnie~

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  • Mooneyhill165

    On the 1947th episode from November 28, 1979, it was the wedding of Brian (Christopher Quinten) and Gail (Helen Worth) at St. Boniface.  Brian's best man was Andy (Paul Duncan).  Gail's bridesmaid was Suzie (Cheryl Murray).  Attending the wedding was Albert (Jack Howarth), Ena (Violet Carson), Bet (Julie Goodyear), Stan (Bernard Youens), Hilda (Jean Alexander), Ken (William Roache), Deirdre (Anne Kirkbride), Jack (William Tarmey) and Vera (Elizabeth Dawn).

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  • Smusgrave

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fchn.ge%2F1snAiFm&h=-AQF_AEUY

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  • David the Wavid

    Status of our guest character articles of 31st December 2013 by the year the character was introduced.



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  • David the Wavid

    Hi guys,

    I'm thinking about starting a new Coronation Street podcast based around an abridged marathon from the beginning, but am having trouble finding people interested in taking part. So, are there any fans out there who would be up for it? I will post more information if requested, either reply here or PM Corriepedia's Twitter. Looking forward to hearing from you :). David (talk) 11:40, October 2, 2013 (UTC)

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  • Peter s

    Simon Barlow

    September 14, 2013 by Peter s

    Has anybody else wondered how blonde haired Lucy and Peter Barlow begat a swarthy Mediterranean looking son!!

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  • David the Wavid

    A little over five years ago, this Scot was looking for the Corrie Wiki online - because a show as massive and as loved as Coronation Street just had to have one - but found nothing. And so Corriepedia was born - not out of some big masterplan with a team of writers ready with their DVDs loaded and their fingers poised over their keyboards, but out of impulse by a man who'd never heard of Angie Freeman who wanted to read a bit about Corrie without buying any of the tie-in books (I've since bought them - they're brilliant). I told myself there were a fleet of people out there who were chomping at the bit to churn out articles on all things Corrie, and I could bow out gracefully and enjoy the fruits of my labour. I was wrong, it turned out way b…

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  • Akms93

    Info

    April 10, 2013 by Akms93

    I was just woundering where you get all the info and pics from

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    CLICK HERE to enter now! You have until March 31, 2013 to get your Monster Hunter on!

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  • David the Wavid

    I'll be honest, I don't share the fascination some people have for ratings. They just tell you what's popular. But hey, I had no internet access, some time on my hands and a full set of Corrie ratings data by year, so here's a nice companion piece to our excellent article on Viewing Figures, breaking down the programme's chart performances by month and year to shed some light on its highs and lows.

    If you want to know where the viewing figures come from, the article above is where you want to go.

    To help with comparison, the standard conversion ratio of 2.2 viewers to one home is used on episodes shown before 1st August 1977.


    . Not much happened, but people loved it]] The most surprising thing about the early days of Coronation Street is how lon…


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  • XD1

    UK Sweepstakes

    February 21, 2013 by XD1
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    Still don't have the new Paranormal Activity film in your collection? You're in luck!
    Wikia has a sweepstakes running through February 28th for our fellow fans across the pond!
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  • David the Wavid

    All pages have now been checked so here is the first update on minor character articles for all years up to 2012.



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  • David the Wavid

    Start the new year by following Corriepedia on Twitter...

    https://twitter.com/Corriepedia

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  • David the Wavid

    Another round of stats...

    Great work by John and Karen on these articles, only a couple of years here are low.



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  • David the Wavid

    Happy Christmas...

    December 25, 2012 by David the Wavid

    Happy Christmas to all. Hope Santa is good to you!

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  • David the Wavid

    52nd Anniversary

    December 9, 2012 by David the Wavid

    Ello chuck! At this minute 52 years ago, Coronation Street's first episode was just finishing... David (talk) 19:27, December 9, 2012 (UTC)

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  • Eppearson

    HELP

    October 24, 2012 by Eppearson

    I would appreciate if an Emmerdale fans would come accross and help me on Emmerdale Wiki, Its really in its infancy, Im updating as best I can. But it would be nice to have Emmerdale & Corrie hand in hand.

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  • David the Wavid

    And the next decade...

    Not every year is at 10% this time as I'm still making my way through the decade but it's been a while since the last update so here are the stats.



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  • Al98122

    If you love Corriepedia

    June 24, 2012 by Al98122

    Then you'll love this

    http://emmerdalewiki.wikia.com/wiki/The_Emmerdale_Wiki

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  • David the Wavid

    Another decade of stats...



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  • Jtomlin1uk

    Although it's been less than four weeks since the last update, some real progress has been made on getting more episodes completed with accurate data and in that time the number of episodes without a cast on this site has dropped from 599 to 376! As before, the table below covers just the 1990s although a few updates have been done on episodes from other decades.



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    18
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    Whilst this confidence may end up proving misplaced, we're pretty certain that by the summer we'll have a cast list for each and every episode, then the task of verification to ensure total accuracy begins!--Jtomlin1uk 11:58, February 8, 2012 (UTC)

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  • Jtomlin1uk

    Time for another update as we've now reached just 599 episodes without a cast list and good progress is being made to get it down to zero. The table below covers just the 1990s although a few updates have been done on episodes from other decades.



    Verified
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    --Jtomlin1uk 16:54, January 13, 2012 (UTC)

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  • David the Wavid

    Happy New Year

    January 1, 2012 by David the Wavid

    Happy New Year to everyone at Corriepedia! I hope you didn't get too drunk last night ;) All the best for 2012. David 12:39, January 1, 2012 (UTC)

    And to you too! How was Hogmaney north of the border?--Jtomlin1uk 18:10, January 1, 2012 (UTC)
    Cannae be beat! I was at a house party. Did you have fun? David 22:30, January 1, 2012 (UTC)
    Saw five lots of relatives/friends in seven days over Xmas with several hundred miles on the road so come new year all I really wanted to do was crash out. Always wished there was more of a gap between the two events - Jan and Feb are so dull, so let's move new year out by a month or so!!--Jtomlin1uk 15:50, January 2, 2012 (UTC)
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  • Jtomlin1uk

    Episode images

    December 14, 2011 by Jtomlin1uk

    In line with the recent move towards blogging progress on stats that we have on this site, I thought I'd highlight for the first time where we are on episode page images. Our long-term intention (and goodness knows how we finally achieve this) is to have one screencap per episode on each of the episode pages and you might be surprised to know how much we've achieved towards this goal. As stated elsewhere, 7755 episodes of the programme have been shown in the first fifty-one years and we have images for 4597 of these pages, or 61.48% of them – and that's exact!!

    For those who are interested, the breakdown for each year is as follows:



    Percentage
    100
    35.29
    18.10
    20.19
    24.27
    19.23
    16.35
    16.50
    16.50
    13.46
    26.04
    19.23
    18.27
    22.86
    26.21
    26.47
    62.50
    40.38
    33.98
    39.76
    29…






















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  • David the Wavid

    Happy birthday

    December 9, 2011 by David the Wavid

    Coronation Street is 51 today! David 11:31, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

    Cannot believe a full year has passed since the tram crash. Astonishing.--Jtomlin1uk 16:34, December 9, 2011 (UTC)
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  • David the Wavid

    More of our current stats. A lot of articles are complete but don't have images. 1971 and 1975 are doing really well.



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  • Jtomlin1uk

    With the 1980s now complete and good progress being made on the 1990s, I thought it was time for an update on where we are with episodes with completed cast details.

    The state of play now is:

    (1960s unchanged)



    Verified
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    44
    51
    32
    45
    80
    94
    29
    15
    32
    15
    14
    14
    19
    12
    18
    9
    17
    23
    20
    25
    132
    110
    63
    24
    55
    5
    7
    11
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    The totals for the four decades are therefore as follows:



    Verified
    139
    479
    161
    436

    So we're down to just 768 episodes that currently don't have a cast list. Just 22 episodes' details are missing from 1990 to 1993 where we don't have sufficient info (e.g. the Corrienet synopsis are too short or not detailed enough to be meaningful). For the record those 22 are as follows and if anyone can get hold of a tape of these and update the entries, we'd be very grateful:

    • Episode 3134 (15t…






































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  • Jtomlin1uk

    Somewhat quicker than I thought, here's an update on the state of episode casts lists on this site from 1960 to 1999. The reason for the update is that I've just completed 1993 with what data is available at the moment and it seemed timely to show the decade totals:



    Verified
    139
    479
    153
    410

    --Jtomlin1uk 15:39, November 14, 2011 (UTC)

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  • Jtomlin1uk

    Episode cast lists

    November 9, 2011 by Jtomlin1uk

    Chris, a.k.a Notdoppler, suggested that I should write a blog about our constant efforts to have on this site a complete set of cast lists for all of the episodes. This sounded a good idea to advise of progress and problems, so here goes:

    First some background: Stangely enough, it's not the 1960s or 1970s which give us most problems in this area but more recent decades. A few weeks after Coronation Street began in 1960, TV Times began publishing cast lists in the billings. Previous to that, they had just credited the writer and the main production staff. Fortunately, the casts started to appear in billings prior to Episode 12 (18th January 1961) (the last consecutive episode available on VHS) and because they published a seperate cast list for…

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  • David the Wavid

    The first of five blog posts, giving our current stats on minor character articles for each decade.
    Notes:

    • Main characters aren't included in the totals. This is for guest characters only.
    • Each character is only counted once (in the year they first appeared), so for example Vera Lomax only counts towards 1960's totals even though she appeared in other years too. I may change this in future for a more accurate summation of each year but for now this is how I'm doing it.
    • Articles completed (im) - what I mean by this is articles which don't have an infobox image but are otherwise complete. I've separated this and given a percentage because for most characters we can't get an image and I think it's unfair that these should be counted as incomplete…

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  • Chalet girl

    leanne Barlow

    June 16, 2011 by Chalet girl

    send me create a new blog post for me

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  • Chalet girl

    Tommy Duckworth

    June 16, 2011 by Chalet girl

    Tommy so hot I am crush on you will you send me back tomorrow morning or evening

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  • David the Wavid

    Happy third anniversary everyone! How time flies. David 08:19, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

    Is it really three years?! Good lord.--Jtomlin1uk 12:13, May 21, 2011 (UTC)
    My goal for this year is not to miss any days for 'On this day' templates. David 13:40, May 22, 2011 (UTC)
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  • Benny1982

    I first started watching Coronation Street in 1992 and one of the first scenes I remember is Tommy Duckworth being born. And now he is an 18 year old rebel character in the show. My older brother used to watch Corrie and it got me hooked. I started becoming interested in the history of the show in 1995 when I was 13 and fondly remember the 35th anniversary celebrations in December 1995. Stan Ogden and Albert Tatlock are two of my fave characters of the past.

    I have recently realised I have been to a few real life locations used for Corrie such as Blackpool (seen in various episodes over the years), Lake Windermere (seen in a 1969 ep), Oxford Street, London and outside Buck House (Both seen in a 1973 and 1995 episode) and near Salford which …

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  • David the Wavid

    50th

    December 9, 2010 by David the Wavid

    Happy 50th birthday to Coronation Street and Ken Barlow! Here's to the next fifty! David 10:21, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

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  • Ann Owen

    A Special Relationship

    September 19, 2010 by Ann Owen

    In September 1965, I was the wife of the Vicar of Carno, in deepest mid-Wales, the developing base at that time of the Laura Ashley empire. I was expecting very shortly the birth of my second child, and had been assured by Mrs Eunice Watkin, the local white witch, that the day of delivery would be the 27th - much to my chagrin as I was hoping for a fortnight earlier at least! On the 26th, a Sunday, the Church Warden and his wife rang and asked if we could do them an immense favour, and put up an unexpected visitor, whose sudden arrival posed complicated family difficulties. So we made up a bed and welcomed a rather stressed young person for the night.

    Next morning she was duly collected and all was calm until suddenly my waters broke. Even …

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  • David the Wavid

    Happy Christmas

    December 23, 2009 by David the Wavid

    Happy Christmas to all Corriepedia readers and editors! David 11:34, December 23, 2009 (UTC)

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