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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 (complete)
Information on each charactor who has appeared (in progress)
Information about each actor or actress who's been in Coronation Street since 1960 (in progress)
Information on the people who work behind the camera to bring Coronation Street to our screens (in progress)

We also cover the spin-offs!

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Episode 5607

Les Battersby meets the world's worst mother...

20th October 2003: Les Battersby's taste in women was often dubious and this was never demonstrated to greater effect than when he chatted up the barmaid in the Weatherfield Arms. "Lulu" seemed to fall for his cheesy chat-up yarns that he, "Clint", was a talent scout for a record company who had come along to assess the acts in that evening's karaoke. He told her that it was him who had discovered Lisa Stansfield and "the Quo" and Lulu excitedly told him that she was a singer who would be on in a few minutes. Believing every one of his fictions, she asked him if he knew Sting and Les had to admit that he'd had some dealings with the police in the past. Les thought he was on to a good thing, little knowing that the woman was in fact Cilla Brown, Fiz's mum, and "the worst mother in the world."


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Hilda Ogden

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Hilda Ogden in 1971

Hilda Ogden was a resident of 13 Coronation Street from 1964 to 1987. The devoted wife of Stan, Hilda and her husband were the roughnecks of Coronation Street and had frequent clashes with their neighbours. Hilda and Stan were life's losers. Due to Stan's drunken rages, two of their children - Tony and Sylvia - were taken into council care, and their other two children - Irma and Trevor - ran away from home. They lived on the breadline, with Hilda holding up to five charing jobs at once just to keep the house going, compensating for Stan who ducked out of work whenever possible to drink and laze around. No one knew Stan's flaws better than Hilda, who often had to nag him out to work, but for the most part she doted on him and defended him vehemently against his detractors. Except for the rare social occasions, Hilda wore her hair in curlers and a headscarf. She was the Street's principal gossip and revelled in spreading it around, particularly if it could cause trouble. As a result, she had no real friends in the Street, and the neighbours treated her and Stan like a joke - a matter which greatly upset Hilda. As part of her continuing quest to gain the respect and envy of the neighbours, Hilda erected a mural on No.13's parlour wall. She also considered herself a skilled clairvoyant, and offered teacup readings for a fee.

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


Didyouknow


...that Jim O'Hanlon is the only person who has both written for and directed the programme?
...that due to strikes and the staged introduction of Colour Television, only viewers in the areas formally covered by Granada and Yorkshire Television have had the opportunity to watch every episode in its original transmitted broadcast format?
...that guest actress Maudie Edwards spoke the first scripted lines in the programme?
...that Episode 3340 (3rd February 1992) was transmitted with David Plowright, the Chairman of Granada Television, credited as producer in a gesture of protest at his sacking earlier that day?
...that creator Tony Warren first tried to interest the BBC with the idea of Coronation Street in 1956 when he submitted a script to them with the title of Our Street?

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Coronation Street transmission patterns by country:

Australia

  • 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: 6 years behind UK broadcast

Canada

  • New episodes: Monday to Friday 7.30pm (CBC)
  • Omnibus: Sunday 8.00am (CBC)
  • Current Pace: 1 week behind UK broadcast

Ireland

  • New episodes: simulcast with UK (TV3)

New Zealand

  • New episodes: Friday 7.30pm to 9.30pm and Saturday 8.30pm to 9.30pm (TV ONE)
  • Current Pace: eighteen 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 and Sunday, mid-morning ITV2
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