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Coronation Street is a British soap opera which chronicles the lives of the residents of a backstreet terrace in Weatherfield, a fictional town in the north of England. Created by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television and then ITV plc for the country's main commercial network, it was first transmitted on 9th December 1960 and is the world's longest-running television drama series.


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John Stape begins his revenge on Rosie Webster...

19th September 2008: In 2007 teacher John Stape had conducted an ill-advised affair with pupil Rosie Webster. This had been discovered on Christmas Day of that year and had resulted in John being beaten up by Kevin Webster. John's relationship with girlfriend Fiz Brown Also suffered as she left him and he, in turn, left Weatherfield and was forced out of his beloved teaching profession. He returned the next year, took a job as a taxi driver and briefly reconciled with Fiz. The two fell out again though over his plans to move to his late gran's house in the country. Driving his taxi one night, he had been given a job to pick up Rosie in town and the sight of her flirting with boyfriend Saj drove him over the edge. Blaming her for the state of his professional and personal life, he bundled her in his taxi and drove her to his empty gran's house. Rosie's month-long ordeal as a captive was about to begin...


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Billy Walker

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Billy Walker in 1972

Billy Walker was the son of Rovers Return landlords Jack and Annie Walker who had a brief spell as the pub's licensee after his mother retired in 1984. Billy grew up in Coronation Street before moving south to make his millions in 1961. Most of the 1960s was spent running garages in London while searching for Miss Right; by 1969, he had been in two serious relationships and engaged once but never married. In 1970, Jack's sudden death forced Billy to return home to Weatherfield. He did his duty by living at the Rovers and helping out at the pub to support Annie, but resisted the brewery's attempts to install him as landlord, preferring to forge his own path. Returning to his trade, he bought the Canal Garage and divided his time between that and the Rovers. In 1975, he was weeks away from marrying Deirdre Hunt when his fiancée called it off. Billy decided that it was time to move on and left to work in a hotel bar in Jersey, which he made his home.

Previous featured characters: David Barlow; Maggie Cooke; Steph Barnes; Jackie Ingram; Phil Jennings; Jenny Connor.


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...that the first episode of the programme ever transmitted that did not feature any of the original cast members from 1960 was Episode 1428 (23rd September 1974)?
...that Stanley Wood, who wrote Episode 1237 (22nd November 1972), was the father of comedian Victoria Wood?
...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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"If you take a mirror and stick it up your nose - like dividing your face - well, if you look into another mirror, you can sort of make one big face out of half of your face, and it's different right and left. One of them's more what your face would be if you were a man, and the other's more what it would be if you were a woman, if you weren't one already. So when you fall for somebody, what you're seeing - now hang on a minute 'cos this bit's complicated - you see the face made up of the halves they'd be if that person were the same sex as you are. So your brain is imagining, although you don't know this, and if your brain is seeing that person as being the sort of person that you think you are yourself, then you fancy that person, and it's as simple as that."
Raquel Wolstenhulme describing something on a television documentary she watched

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Coronation Street transmission patterns by country:

Africa, the Middle East and Asia

  • New episodes: Weekdays 4.10pm - UK Time (ITV Choice)
  • Current Pace: Two days behind UK broadcast

Australia

  • New episodes: Monday-Friday 9.00am and 7:20pm (UKTV)
  • Current Pace: Two weeks behind UK broadcast

Canada

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

Ireland

  • New episodes: simulcast with UK (UTV Ireland)
  • Weekly episodes repeated on Sunday afternoons

New Zealand

  • New episodes: Wednesday through Friday after 9.00pm (TV ONE)
  • Current Pace: One week behind behind UK broadcast
  • Catch-up (episodes from 2016 to 2018) - weekdays at 1.00pm

United Kingdom

  • New episodes:
    • Mondays 7.30pm & 8.30pm (ITV1)
    • Wednesdays 7.30pm & 8.30pm (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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