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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 and then ITV plc for the country's main commercial network, 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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A faked situation becomes reality

8th February 2010: Joe McIntyre's life had spiralled out of control after he had been prescribed painkillers following a work accident and subsquently became addicted to them. His debts mounting, he made the mistake of borrowing money off Rick Neelan, a violent loan shark who started to pressurise Joe to breaking point. Joe and his wife Gail went for a short break to Lake Windermere, sailing on his boat where he broke the news to a disbelieving Gail that he planned to fake his own death on the water so that he and his family would be free from Neelan. He would lie low in Ireland for seven years with a new identity and a new job, sending Gail money and waiting for the time that he could be declared dead and she could claim a large sum of insurance. Gail was horrified but was unable to stop him setting sail into the dark night, However, a gust of wind knocked the boom into Joe who fell into the freezing water where he drowned.


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Jerry Booth

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Jerry Booth in 1972

Jerry Booth was a Coronation Street resident and longstanding partner of Len Fairclough in building firm Fairclough and Booth in the 1960s and 1970s. Jerry arrived in the Street in 1962 and served his apprenticeship with Len, the elder builder taking the naive youngster under his wing. A nervous but kind-hearted man, Jerry hoped to marry his sweetheart Sheila Birtles in 1963 but ended up marrying the imprudent Myra Dickinson in haste instead. The Booths had lived at 13 Coronation Street for six months when debt incurred from Myra's compulsive spending on Hire Purchase forced them to give up the house and move in with Myra's parents. They separated in 1965 when their daughter was stillborn and Jerry returned to Coronation Street, where he became Len's business partner. In 1968, Jerry's divorce came through and he left the Street again. Three years later, he returned to find work and was taken on by Len, who was now in partnership with Ray Langton. Jerry was effectively Len and Ray's housekeeper at No.9, where he was given lodgings, but in 1973 after he rescued the business he was made a partner again. He died suddenly from a heart attack in 1975.

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


Didyouknow


...that in Episode 1183 (17th May 1972), the character of Rita Bates gave her maiden name as "Foster" and not the later-established "Littlewood"?
...that although the character of Armistead Caldwell had died in 1935, his voice was heard in Episode 1256 (29th January 1973)?
...that the first ever repeat of an episode of Coronation Street was on Friday 10th February 1961 when strike action prevented the transmission of that night's edition and Episode 1 was shown in its place?

...that the entire plotline of Episode 1524 (25th August 1975) takes place in the Rovers Return Inn over one night and the following day?
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"I wouldn't give 'im the steam off me tea - a pillock is always a pillock."
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Coronation Street transmission patterns by country:

Africa, the Middle East and Asia

  • New episodes: Weekdays 7.15pm (UK Time) ITV Choice

Australia

  • New episodes: (UKTV) Monday-Friday 6:50pm
  • Current Pace: 2 weeks behind UK broadcast

Canada

  • New episodes: Monday to Friday 6.30pm (CBC)
  • Omnibus: Sunday 8.00am (CBC)
  • Current Pace: 1 week behind UK broadcast

Ireland

  • New episodes: simulcast with UK (TV3)
  • Omnibus: Saturday 8.30am (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

Sweden

  • New episodes: Weekdays 12.45pm and 1.20pm (TV4)
  • Current Pace: three years 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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