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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!


Toyah rape
Toyah after her attack

13th April 2001: Toyah Battersby was raped in the ginnel behind the Rovers while returning home from a night out with Sam Kingston. Toyah was found by Jason Grimshaw, who helped her home. A doctor's examination revealed that she had been raped, although when interviewed by the police Toyah could not identify her attacker. Peter Barlow emerged as the prime suspect when he refused to submit to a DNA test, but although he was released from police custody he was already condemned by his neighbours, leading to a difficult few days for him until the DNA results came through vindicating him. Toyah was traumatised and struggled to piece together what had happened while wondering who could have did it. When her friend Phil Simmonds visited her, Toyah recognised his voice as that of the attacker and screamed, attracting the attention of Peter Barlow, who arrived and caught Phil in time.


Alec Gilroy

Alec gilroy
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 19:30
  • Current Pace: 5 weeks behind UK broadcast
  • Classic eps: (7TWO) Monday-Friday 17:30, current pace: 10 years behind UK broadcast


  • New episodes: Monday to Friday 18.30 (CBC)
  • Omnibus: Sunday 07.30 (CBC)


  • New episodes: simulcast with UK (TV3)

New Zealand

  • New episodes: Tuesday & Thursday 19.30 & 20:00 (TV ONE)

United Kingdom

  • New episodes:
    • Mondays 19.30 & 20.30 (ITV1)
    • Wednesdays 19.30 (ITV1)
    • Fridays 19.30 & 20.30 (ITV1)
  • Repeats on ITV2
    • Later the same night as original ITV1 broadcast
      - after midnight
    • 6am, the weekday morning after original broadcast
    • Midday the weekday after original broadcast,
  • Omnibuses
    • Saturday, 6:25am ITV2
    • Sunday 9.35am ITV2

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