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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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Episode7417

Ken discovers he has a family he's never known about

5th September 2010: Back in the winter of 1960, Ken Barlow had started a relationship with Susan Cunningham, a young girl he met at University who was from a different class and background to his terraced street upbringing. They parted after a couple of months and Ken spent the next half-century hardly giving her a thought. That was until Norris Cole discovered a long-lost letter dating from 1961 that Susan had sent Ken in which she told him that she was pregnant with his child. Ken traced Susan and discovered that she'd since passed away but Lawrence Cunningham, his son, was alive and well. Ken invited him round to No. 1 without telling him why, much to the annoyance of wife Deirdre who was further exasperated when Lawrence turned out to be a younger version of Ken with similar tastes and a similar history of philandering. Ken admitted his paternity to Lawrence and found out that he had two grandchildren he had never met, James and Chloe.


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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 the entire plotline of Episode 1524 (25th August 1975) takes place in the Rovers Return Inn over one night and the following day?
...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?

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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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