Brenda Elder played a total of ten roles on Coronation Street:
- A Waitress in December 1964
- Female Customer in February 1967
- Mrs Bolan in January 1968
- A Bride in May of the same year
- Mark Brittain Warehouse worker Flo in April 1972
- Mrs Hillkirk in November 1973
- Shoplifting Eunice Wheeler in December 1975
- A Woman in a Corridor in April 1978
- Mrs Mossop in April 1983
- Sally Webster's mother Elsie Seddon, who appeared sporadically between May 1986 and July 1997.
In Daran Little's 1995 book The Coronation Street Story he stated that at that time Miss Elder held the joint-record with John Pickles for most characters played in the programme with eight parts each, although ten are known for Miss Elder and nine for Mr Pickles. (Anthony Schaeffer holds the current record for roles in the Street with fourteen parts to his name).
Her other credits include How We Used to Live, Brookside and Heartbeat.