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Coronation Street is a British drama serial set in the north of England, chronicling the professional and private lives of the residents of a backstreet in Weatherfield, a fictional suburb of Greater Manchester. Created by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television for ITV, it first transmitted on 9th December 1960 and is the longest running drama series in the world still in production.

General information about the programme such as broadcast patterns, etc.
Information on specific episodes
Information on each charactor who has appeared
Information about each actor or actress who's been in Coronation Street since 1960
Information on the people who work behind the camera to bring Coronation Street to our screens

We also cover the spin-offs!


Mr. and Mrs. Roy and Hayley Cropper, the first time
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23rd April 1999: A momentous day for Roy Cropper and Hayley Patterson as they prepared to marry, but trouble was afoot from the off as Les Battersby sunk to a new low by tipping off some reporters that "two blokes" were marrying, inadvertently revealing the location of the wedding. The press wasted no time in hunting down the wedding party, but fortunately Emily Bishop caught on in time to stop Hayley from arriving at the church, leaving a hapless Spider Nugent and the minister Jessica Lundy to bluff the reporters. As the wedding party congregated at Roy's Rolls, Hayley admonished herself for ever expecting a happy ending. However, there was no reason they had to marry in a church, so Roy gathered everyone in the cafe and the ceremony went ahead there, with Hayley's Great Uncle Bert giving her away. Hayley then changed her surname to Cropper although due to UK law their union was not legally recognised.


Alec Gilroy

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Alec Gilroy in 1995

Alec Gilroy was a theatrical agent who had two stints as landlord of the Rovers Return. Alec's first wife was Joyce, with whom he had a daughter, Sandra, in 1958. In 1971, he became estranged from Joyce and Sandra, and concentrated in his career, managing clubs and artistes, including singer Rita Littlewood. In 1986, he was managing the Graffiti Club in Rosamund Street when he had a dalliance with Bet Lynch, then-landlady of the Rovers. He claimed not to be interested in the Rovers but when Bet couldn't afford the tenancy on her own, Alec proposed marriage to her so that they could run the pub together, and Bet accepted. Alec was happy with Bet but they were rather an odd couple; Bet was bold and brassy, while Alec was morose and miserly. Theirs was a marriage of convenience but while they came to love each other, they had different outlooks and goals in life and in 1992, when he was offered the job of MC on a cruise ship, Bet refused to relocate to Southampton with him, and Alec told Bet their marriage was over.

The Featured Character is the latest Main character article upgraded to "good" status on Corriepedia. For more about Alec Gilroy, go here.


...that although the programme has featured seven people have both appeared in and written for the programme, only one person - Noreen Kershaw - has both directed and acted in the show?
...that the programme has only had two episodes which have been Two-hander's?
...that Elizabeth Dawn, William Tarmey, Kathy Jones, Kathy Staff, Fred Feast, Kate Ford and Diana Davies all appeared in the programme as non-speaking extras before graduating to their regular roles?
...that two of the programme's producers have been seen on screen - Bill Podmore in a cameo role in Episode 1604 (31st May 1976) and Phil Collinson in the credited role of Bob Wright in Episode 4302 (19th November 1997)?

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Coronation Street transmission patterns by country:


  • New episodes: (UKTV) Monday-Friday 7:30pm
  • Current Pace: 2 weeks behind UK broadcast
  • Classic eps: (7TWO) Monday-Friday 10.00am, 4.30pm and 5.30pm, current pace: 7 years behind UK broadcast


  • New episodes: Monday to Friday 7.30pm (CBC)
  • Omnibus: Sunday 8.00am (CBC)
  • Current Pace: 3 weeks behind UK broadcast


  • New episodes: simulcast with UK (TV3)

New Zealand

  • New episodes: Friday 7.30pm to 9.00pm (TV ONE)
  • Current Pace: twenty-three months behind UK broadcast

United Kingdom

  • New episodes:
    • Mondays 7.30pm & 8.30pm (ITV1)
    • Wednesdays 7.30pm (ITV1)
    • Fridays 7.30pm & 8.30pm (ITV1)
  • Repeats on ITV2
    • After 6.00am, the weekday morning after original broadcast
    • Midday the weekday after original broadcast,
  • Omnibuses
    • Saturday, after 8:00am ITV2
    • Sunday, after 9.00am ITV2

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