1998 was Coronation Street's thirty-ninth year. Brian Park spent a second year as producer before bowing out in December. David Hanson replaced him, with Carolyn Reynolds returning as executive producer at the same time.
208 episodes were shown.
|Ranking||Character||Played by||Duration||Number of Episodes||Running total||Previous year's ranking|
|1||Leanne Battersby/Tilsley||Jane Danson||Full year||128||185||41|
|2||Alec Gilroy||Roy Barraclough||January and March to December||125||850||6|
|3||Les Battersby||Bruce Jones||Full year||121||181||39|
|3||Janice Battersby||Vicky Entwistle||Full year||121||196||31|
|5||Gail Platt||Helen Worth||Full year||119||1821||13|
|6||Sally Webster||Sally Whittaker||Full year except for February||117||1036||3|
|7||Natalie Horrocks/Barnes||Denise Welch||Full year||116||227||16|
|8||Jim McDonald||Charles Lawson||Full year except for August||114||869||4|
|8||Kevin Webster||Michael Le Vell||Full year except for February||114||1215||1|
|10||Vera Duckworth||Elizabeth Dawn||Full year||112||1596||5|
|11||Toyah Battersby||Georgia Taylor||Full year||111||162||43|
|11||Greg Kelly||Stephen Billington||From April||111||111||-|
|13||Nick Tilsley||Adam Rickitt||Full year except for March||110||677||53|
|14||Rita Sullivan||Barbara Knox||Full year||109||2106||6|
|15||Roy Cropper||David Neilson||Full year||108||223||37|
|16||Mike Baldwin||Johnny Briggs||Full year||103||1591||15|
|17||Alma Baldwin||Amanda Barrie||Full year except for May||100||924||24|
|18||Ashley Peacock||Steven Arnold||Full year except for July||98||239||18|
|18||Audrey Roberts||Sue Nicholls||Full year||98||1154||21|
|20||Des Barnes||Philip Middlemiss||January to June and September to November||97||771||26|
|21||Maxine Heavey||Tracy Shaw||Full year||95||301||20|
|22||Steve McDonald||Simon Gregson||February to July and from September||93||681||37|
|23||Liz McDonald||Beverley Callard||January, March to July and September to November||92||872||26|
|24||Ken Barlow||William Roache||Full year except for February||91||2741||13|
|25||Gary Mallett||Ian Mercer||Full year except for August||90||293||6|
|26||Deirdre Rachid||Anne Kirkbride||January, March to April, July to August and from October||86||1854||11|
|26||Martin Platt||Sean Wilson||Full year||86||939||24|
|28||Jack Duckworth||William Tarmey||Full year except for February||85||1406||16|
|28||Spider Nugent||Martin Hancock||Full year except for May and November||85||94||62|
|30||Fred Elliott||John Savident||Full year except for March||80||217||34|
|31||Zoe Tattersall||Joanne Froggatt||January to February, April to June and October to December||78||126||44|
|32||Hayley Patterson||Julie Hesmondhalgh||January to April and from June||77||77||-|
|33||Emily Bishop||Eileen Derbyshire||Full year except for August and October||74||2349||23|
|33||Fiona Middleton||Angela Griffin||January to July and September||74||391||10|
|33||Betty Williams||Betty Driver||February to September and from November||74||2121||36|
|36||Judy Mallett||Gaynor Faye||Full year except for July||73||290||2|
|37||Curly Watts||Kevin Kennedy||January to April and July to September||71||1149||28|
|37||Samantha Failsworth||Tina Hobley||Until June||71||225||12|
|39||Maud Grimes||Elizabeth Bradley||Full year except for March and August||68||405||22|
|40||Sophie Webster||Emma Woodward||From March||54||164||47|
|41||Rosie Webster||Emma Collinge||From March||51||377||39|
|42||Lorraine Brownlow||Holly Newman||From July||46||48||68|
|43||Jackie Dobbs||Margi Clarke||March to April and from November||28||28||-|
|44||Shannon Tattersall||Lucy Whipday||January to February and April||27||67||48|
|45||Chris Collins||Matthew Marsden||Until March||21||137||6|
|46||Tony Horrocks||Lee Warburton||From October to December||20||97||60|
|46||Anne Malone||Eve Steele||From August to October||20||99||54|
|48||Alf Roberts||Bryan Mosley||January to February, July to September and December||19||1772||50|
|49||Tyrone Dobbs||Alan Halsall||From November||12||12||-|
|50||Angie Freeman||Deborah McAndrew||January and March to April||11||344||19|
|51||Sarah Louise Platt||Lynsay King||January to February, May, September and December||9||368||56|
|52||Linda Sykes||Jacqueline Pirie||October and December||8||8||-|
|53||Ida Clough||Helene Palmer||July and August||7||254||55|
|53||Vicky McDonald||Chloe Newsome||December only||7||261||-|
|53||David Platt||Thomas Ormson||January to February, May and December||7||318||58|
|56||Blanche Hunt||Maggie Jones||December only||4||105||70|
|57||Billy Mallett||Lewis Ablett||December only||3||3||-|
|57||Becky Mallett||Megan Foster||December only||3||3||-|
|59||Alison Wakefield||Naomi Radcliffe||December only||2||2||-|
|60||Edna Miller||Joan Kempson||June only||1||1||-|
Brian Park announced that he was stepping down as producer in April, feeling that he'd accomplished what he set out to do. After completing his contract, Park set up his own production company, Shed Productions. His replacement was David Hanson, who received his first credit in Episode 4520 on 6th December. Coronation Street's former executive producer Carolyn Reynolds returned to her old role at the same time.
Park's resignation occurred when the programme was resolving its notorious "Deirdre in prison" storyline. After falling for airline pilot Jon Lindsay, Deirdre Rachid had discovered to her cost that her partner was a fraud, and was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of his crimes. The storyline was very well received and generated a lot of press attention, with The Sun and The Guardian entering into the spirit of the occasion by calling for Deirdre's release, dubbing the campaign "Free the Weatherfield One". Deirdre was pardoned after three weeks when another victim of Jon's came forward. Her cellmate in prison was Jackie Dobbs, played by Margi Clarke who reprised her character full-time in November. Jackie was accompanied in her second stint by her oafish but kind-hearted son Tyrone, with Alan Halsall playing Tyrone.
The most noteworthy character created this year - and Park's proudest achievement on the programme - was Hayley Patterson, a new Firman's Freezers recruit who, upon starting a romance with Roy Cropper, confessed to him that she was a pre-op trans woman. Before Hayley, Coronation Street had never featured an LGBT character and ITV had started making enquiries about whether they planned to introduce one. Script editor Ann McManus pitched the character as a way to have the programme be seen to be leading the way instead of chasing the other soaps' coattails. Julie Hesmondhalgh and David Neilson filmed in Amsterdam when Hayley went there to complete her transition, with Roy joining her there and the couple returning together to Weatherfield. Despite the initial focus on Hayley's transgenderism and the difficulties she faced in her everyday life, writers were careful to avoid having it define Hayley's character. Her warm personality and friendships with Roy, Alma Baldwin and Curly Watts were established before revealing the truth to the audience, and over time her transgenderism was mentioned less and less, while Roy and Hayley became one of Coronation Street's most enduring and popular couples.
With Underworld now up and running, new machinists were cast, including Linda Sykes played by Jacqueline Pirie and Alison Wakefield played by Naomi Radcliffe, while Helene Palmer as Ida Clough and Deborah McAndrew as Angie Freeman made their last appearances. Angie dissolved her partnership with Mike to work for Jarvis Rousseau Associates in London, while Ida wasn't given a firm departure. Mike's new partner was the hitherto unknown son of Les Battersby, Greg Kelly, who was developed as a villainous character who moved in on Sally Webster due to her receiving a large inheritance after her mother's death. The year also saw the birth of Billy and Becky Mallett on Christmas Day, the return of Lorraine Brownlow as a new Rovers barmaid, and a one-off appearance by Joan Kempson as miserable cleaner Edna Miller, who returned full-time in 2000.
Jack and Vera Duckworth's reign at the Rovers came to an end when Alec Gilroy bought them out, with the condition that they were kept on as staff and remained in residence. This unworkable agreement ended with a Christmas Day stand-off between Alec and the Duckworths, with Alec eventually admitting defeat and selling up to Natalie Barnes. 26 years after his debut as Alec, Roy Barraclough decided to leave, this time making his final exit from the programme. Chloe Newsome made a brief return as Vicky McDonald for the storyline, in which Alec decided to invest in a wine bar in Brighton with his granddaughter.
Natalie's ownership of the Rovers was bittersweet, coming a month after the death of her husband Des Barnes at the hands of drug dealers. After nearly nine years playing Des, Philip Middlemiss decided to leave but, against his wishes, writers chose to kill off Des to make Natalie's story more tragic. Lee Warburton returned briefly as Tony Horrocks, on the run from gangsters who caught up with him at No.6, leading Des to try to intervene only to receive a fatal blow to the head.
Meanwhile, Chris Collins departed when Matthew Marsden quit after a year to attempt a pop music career, Tina Hobley quit after two years as Samantha Failsworth, and Joanne Froggatt left after 19 months as Zoe Tattersall, departing with a memorable storyline in which Zoe joined a religious cult, the Etheric Foundation, after the death of her daughter Shannon from meningitis. Fiona Middleton left after six years - taking her son Morgan with her - and Liz McDonald after nine years, although Beverley Callard would make several returns to the part starting in 2000.
Two major storylines were affected by the unavailability of Kevin Kennedy as Curly Watts. In the first instance, Kennedy had emergency surgery after picking up a bug on holiday, causing Curly to be hurriedly excised from Samantha Failsworth's exit storyline. Three months later, Kennedy checked into a clinic to be treated for his alcoholism. Curly was written out of a revenge storyline in which Anne Malone returned to ruin Curly, causing him to be wrongly arrested for blackmail. Her plans backfired when a security guard accidentally locked her inside a walk-in freezer when she was putting WD-40 on the fish fingers at Freshco, resulting in her being frozen to death. Kennedy left the clinic after a month having beaten the bottle but Curly spent the rest of the year off-screen, having skipped bail and gone travelling.
For the first time in six years, Coronation Street increased its yearly average. At 15.76 million viewers, this put 1998 slightly ahead of 1996 and well ahead of 1997. This was also only the fourth time - and the first since the 1960s - that every month increased its audience from the same month the year before. The biggest increases were in March and December, each of a million and a half viewers. The former month featured Deirdre and Jon Lindsay's trial for fraud.
Des Barnes's death was the biggest audience-puller of the year, drawing 20.3 million viewers. This was the highest peak since 1993. As in 1997, 43 episodes reached number one in the ratings, and none fell outside the top twenty.
ITV2 started transmission on 7th December and consequently Episode 4521 (7th December 1998) was the first edition of the programme to be repeated on that channel later on the night of its first showing.
|1||4327||Friday 2nd January||Catherine Hayes||Laurence Moody||16,950,000||2|
|2||4328||Sunday 4th January||Sally Wainwright||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||18,370,000||1|
|3||4329||Monday 5th January||Sally Wainwright||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||18,320,000||1|
|4||4330||Wednesday 7th January||John Stevenson||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||17,550,000||2|
|5||4331||Friday 9th January||John Stevenson||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||16,830,000||3|
|6||4332||Sunday 11th January||Catherine Hayes||Kay Patrick||14,460,000||8|
|7||4333||Monday 12th January||Maureen Chadwick||Kay Patrick||18,000,000||1|
|8||4334||Wednesday 14th January||Peter Whalley||Kay Patrick||17,970,000||2|
|9||4335||Friday 16th January||Martin Allen||Kay Patrick||17,390,000||3|
|10||4336||Sunday 18th January||Phil Ford||Michael Kerrigan||15,700,000||5|
|11||4337||Monday 19th January||Catherine Hayes||Michael Kerrigan||18,330,000||1|
|12||4338||Wednesday 21st January||Jan McVerry||Michael Kerrigan||17,500,000||2|
|13||4339||Friday 23rd January||David Lane||Michael Kerrigan||16,500,000||3|
|14||4340||Sunday 25th January||Peter Mills||Brian Mills||15,010,000||6|
|15||4341||Monday 26th January||Adele Rose||Brian Mills||17,850,000||1|
|16||4342||Wednesday 28th January||Martin Allen||Brian Mills||17,610,000||2|
|17||4343||Friday 30th January||Maureen Chadwick||Brian Mills||16,340,000||3|
|18||4344||Sunday 1st February||Adele Rose||Laurence Moody||16,250,000||5|
|19||4345||Monday 2nd February||Sally Wainwright||Laurence Moody||17,030,000||2|
|20||4346||Wednesday 4th February||Catherine Hayes||Laurence Moody||17,260,000||1|
|21||4347||Friday 6th February||Mark Wadlow||Laurence Moody||16,780,000||3|
|22||4348||Sunday 8th February||Peter Whalley||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||15,460,000||4|
|23||4349||Monday 9th February||Peter Whalley||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||17,390,000||1|
|24||4350||Wednesday 11th February||Maureen Chadwick||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||16,870,000||2|
|25||4351||Friday 13th February||John Stevenson||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||15,630,000||4|
|26||4352||Sunday 15th February||Mark Wadlow||Garth Tucker||15,770,000||3|
|27||4353||Monday 16th February||Phil Ford||Garth Tucker||17,370,000||1|
|28||4354||Wednesday 18th February||Phil Woods||Garth Tucker||17,020,000||2|
|29||4355||Friday 20th February||David Lane||Garth Tucker||16,620,000||3|
|30||4356||Sunday 22nd February||Peter Mills||Michael Kerrigan||16,130,000||5|
|31||4357||Monday 23rd February||Jan McVerry||Michael Kerrigan||17,200,000||1|
|32||4358||Wednesday 25th February||John Stevenson||Michael Kerrigan||16,690,000||2|
|33||4359||Friday 27th February||Maureen Chadwick||Michael Kerrigan||16,210,000||4|
|34||4360||Sunday 1st March||Catherine Hayes||Brian Mills||16,280,000||3|
|35||4361||Monday 2nd March||Jan McVerry||Brian Mills||17,440,000||1|
|36||4362||Wednesday 4th March||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||13,040,000||7|
|37||4363||Friday 6th March||David Lane||Brian Mills||15,710,000||3|
|38||4364||Sunday 8th March||Maureen Chadwick||Laurence Moody||15,850,000||2|
|39||4365||Monday 9th March||Andy Armitage||Laurence Moody||17,310,000||1|
|40||4366||Wednesday 11th March||Peter Mills||Laurence Moody||17,010,000||2|
|41||4367||Friday 13th March||Phil Ford||Laurence Moody||15,950,000||4|
|42||4368||Sunday 15th March||Phil Ford||Mike Adams||16,120,000||3|
|43||4369||Monday 16th March||Phil Woods||Mike Adams||17,480,000||1|
|44||4370||Wednesday 18th March||Peter Whalley||Mike Adams||14,960,000||4|
|45||4371||Friday 20th March||Sally Wainwright||Mike Adams||15,030,000||3|
|46||4372||Sunday 22nd March||Mark Wadlow||Garth Tucker||16,000,000||2|
|47||4373||Monday 23rd March||Catherine Hayes||Garth Tucker||17,570,000||2|
|48||4374||Wednesday 25th March||John Stevenson||Garth Tucker||16,430,000||3|
|49||4375||Friday 27th March||Martin Allen||Garth Tucker||15,840,000||4|
|50||4376||Sunday 29th March||Martin Allen||Michael Kerrigan||17,610,000||1|
|51||4377||Monday 30th March||John Stevenson||Michael Kerrigan||17,130,000||1|
|52||4378||Wednesday 1st April||Peter Mills||Michael Kerrigan||13,370,000||5|
|53||4379||Friday 3rd April||David Lane||Michael Kerrigan||15,520,000||3|
|54||4380||Sunday 5th April||Adele Rose||Brian Mills||15,860,000||2|
|55||4381||Monday 6th April||Jan McVerry||Brian Mills||15,920,000||3|
|56||4382||Wednesday 8th April||Sally Wainwright||Brian Mills||16,570,000||1|
|57||4383||Friday 10th April||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||15,170,000||4|
|58||4384||Sunday 12th April||Maureen Chadwick||June Howson||15,950,000||2|
|59||4385||Monday 13th April||Martin Allen||June Howson||17,510,000||1|
|60||4386||Wednesday 15th April||John Stevenson||June Howson||14,740,000||4|
|61||4387||Friday 17th April||Sally Wainwright||June Howson||17,140,000||3|
|62||4388||Sunday 19th April||Phil Ford||Mike Adams||17,440,000||2|
|63||4389||Monday 20th April||Jan McVerry||Mike Adams||16,720,000||1|
|64||4390||Wednesday 22nd April||Phil Woods||Mike Adams||16,590,000||2|
|65||4391||Friday 24th April||Peter Whalley||Mike Adams||15,180,000||4|
|66||4392||Sunday 26th April||David Lane||Garth Tucker||15,660,000||3|
|67||4393||Monday 27th April||Catherine Hayes||Garth Tucker||16,210,000||1|
|68||4394||Wednesday 29th April||Maureen Chadwick||Garth Tucker||15,480,000||2|
|69||4395||Friday 1st May||Peter Mills||Garth Tucker||14,630,000||3|
|70||4396||Sunday 3rd May||Mark Wadlow||Tim Dowd||13,870,000||4|
|71||4397||Monday 4th May||John Stevenson||Tim Dowd||16,150,000||2|
|72||4398||Wednesday 6th May||Phil Woods||Tim Dowd||16,290,000||1|
|73||4399||Friday 8th May||Phil Woods||Tim Dowd||13,770,000||5|
|74||4400||Sunday 10th May||Jan McVerry||Noreen Kershaw|
|75||4401||Monday 11th May||Phil Woods||Noreen Kershaw|
|76||4402||Wednesday 13th May||Ken Blakeson||Noreen Kershaw|
|77||4403||Friday 15th May||Martin Allen||Noreen Kershaw|
|78||4404||Sunday 17th May||Maureen Chadwick||Noreen Kershaw|
|79||4405||Monday 18th May||John Stevenson||Noreen Kershaw|
|80||4406||Wednesday 20th May||David Lane||Noreen Kershaw|
|81||4407||Friday 22nd May||Catherine Hayes||Brian Mills|
|82||4408||Sunday 24th May||Peter Whalley||June Howson||12,670,000||4|
|83||4409||Monday 25th May||Peter Mills||June Howson||15,220,000||1|
|84||4410||Wednesday 27th May||Mark Wadlow||June Howson||14,900,000||2|
|85||4411||Friday 29th May||Phil Ford||June Howson||13,240,000||4|
|86||4412||Sunday 31st May||David Lane||Mike Adams||13,030,000||5|
|87||4413||Monday 1st June||Martin Allen||Mike Adams||16,200,000||1|
|88||4414||Wednesday 3rd June||Sally Wainwright||Mike Adams||15,840,000||2|
|89||4415||Friday 5th June||Catherine Hayes||Mike Adams||14,140,000||4|
|90||4416||Sunday 7th June||Maureen Chadwick||Laurence Moody||15,790,000||3|
|91||4417||Monday 8th June||Peter Mills||Laurence Moody||16,350,000||1|
|92||4418||Wednesday 10th June||Phil Woods||Laurence Moody||14,430,000||3|
|93||4419||Friday 12th June||Mark Wadlow||Laurence Moody||12,640,000||6|
|94||4420||Sunday 14th June||John Stevenson||Tim Dowd||14,750,000||2|
|95||4421||Monday 15th June||Ken Blakeson||Tim Dowd||15,720,000||1|
|96||4422||Wednesday 17th June||Catherine Hayes||Tim Dowd||14,760,000||2|
|97||4423||Friday 19th June||Peter Whalley||Tim Dowd||12,360,000||4|
|98||4424||Sunday 21st June||Phil Ford||Brian Mills||13,540,000||3|
|99||4425||Monday 22nd June||Maureen Chadwick||Brian Mills||14,030,000||5|
|100||4426||Wednesday 24th June||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||13,500,000||6|
|101||4427||Friday 26th June||Martin Allen||Brian Mills||12,570,000||9|
|102||4428||Sunday 28th June||Sally Wainwright||Robert Khodadad||12,590,000||8|
|103||4429||Monday 29th June||Phil Woods||Robert Khodadad||14,170,000||4|
|104||4430||Wednesday 1st July||Peter Whalley||Robert Khodadad||14,420,000||3|
|105||4431||Friday 3rd July||Peter Mills||Robert Khodadad||12,330,000||6|
|106||4432||Sunday 5th July||Maureen Chadwick||Noreen Kershaw||13,130,000||5|
|107||4433||Monday 6th July||Sally Wainwright||Noreen Kershaw||15,280,000||3|
|108||4434||Wednesday 8th July||Jan McVerry||Noreen Kershaw||14,790,000||4|
|109||4435||Friday 10th July||Peter Mills||Noreen Kershaw||13,090,000||8|
|110||4436||Sunday 12th July||Phil Woods||Laurence Moody||13,280,000||7|
|111||4437||Monday 13th July||Catherine Hayes||Jim O'Hanlon||16,660,000||1|
|112||4438||Wednesday 15th July||David Lane||Laurence Moody||14,970,000||2|
|113||4439||Friday 17th July||Mark Wadlow||Laurence Moody||13,000,000||3|
|114||4440||Sunday 19th July||David Lane||Tim Dowd||12,240,000||6|
|115||4441||Monday 20th July||Peter Mills||Tim Dowd||14,810,000||2|
|116||4442||Wednesday 22nd July||Sally Wainwright||Tim Dowd||15,220,000||1|
|117||4443||Friday 24th July||Martin Allen||Tim Dowd||13,070,000||3|
|118||4444||Sunday 26th July||Ken Blakeson||Brian Mills||13,050,000||7|
|119||4445||Monday 27th July||Maureen Chadwick||Brian Mills||15,330,000||2|
|120||4446||Wednesday 29th July||Phil Ford||Brian Mills||15,550,000||1|
|121||4447||Friday 31st July||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||14,340,000||5|
|122||4448||Sunday 2nd August||Maureen Chadwick||Will Brenton||11,900,000||7|
|123||4449||Monday 3rd August||Peter Mills||Will Brenton||16,010,000||1|
|124||4450||Wednesday 5th August||John Stevenson||Will Brenton||14,250,000||3|
|125||4451||Friday 7th August||Ken Blakeson||Will Brenton||13,130,000||6|
|126||4452||Sunday 9th August||Phil Woods||Noreen Kershaw||11,150,000||7|
|127||4453||Monday 10th August||Peter Whalley||Noreen Kershaw||13,910,000||2|
|128||4454||Wednesday 12th August||Phil Ford||Noreen Kershaw||12,290,000||7|
|129||4455||Friday 14th August||Jan McVerry||Noreen Kershaw||13,390,000||3|
|130||4456||Sunday 16th August||Jan McVerry||Jim O'Hanlon||12,860,000||5|
|131||4457||Monday 17th August||Peter Whalley||Jim O'Hanlon||15,380,000||2|
|132||4458||Wednesday 19th August||Mark Wadlow||Laurence Moody||13,300,000||7|
|133||4459||Friday 21st August||Phil Ford||Laurence Moody||13,840,000||6|
|134||4460||Sunday 23rd August||Jim O'Hanlon||Ged Maguire||14,350,000||5|
|135||4461||Monday 24th August||Phil Ford||Ged Maguire||15,790,000||2|
|136||4462||Wednesday 26th August||Peter Mills||Ged Maguire||15,860,000||1|
|137||4463||Friday 28th August||Phil Woods||Ged Maguire||13,960,000||6|
|138||4464||Sunday 30th August||Mark Wadlow||Michael Kerrigan||11,520,000||8|
|139||4465||Monday 31st August||John Stevenson||Michael Kerrigan|
|140||4466||Wednesday 2nd September||Martin Allen||Michael Kerrigan|
|141||4467||Friday 4th September||Phil Ford||Michael Kerrigan|
|142||4468||Sunday 6th September||Catherine Hayes||Will Brenton||15,300,000||3|
|143||4469||Monday 7th September||Jan McVerry||Will Brenton||16,610,000||1|
|144||4470||Wednesday 9th September||Peter Mills||Will Brenton||16,420,000||2|
|145||4471||Friday 11th September||Peter Whalley||Will Brenton||15,310,000||4|
|146||4472||Sunday 13th September||Phil Ford||Noreen Kershaw||13,860,000||6|
|147||4473||Monday 14th September||John Stevenson||Noreen Kershaw||16,330,000||1|
|148||4474||Wednesday 16th September||Catherine Hayes||Noreen Kershaw||13,390,000||7|
|149||4475||Friday 18th September||Ken Blakeson||Noreen Kershaw||15,180,000||3|
|150||4476||Sunday 20th September||Peter Whalley||Jim O'Hanlon||14,270,000||6|
|151||4477||Monday 21st September||Sally Wainwright||Jim O'Hanlon||15,370,000||4|
|152||4478||Wednesday 23rd September||Peter Whalley||Jim O'Hanlon||16,780,000||1|
|153||4479||Friday 25th September||Phil Woods||Jim O'Hanlon||15,880,000||2|
|154||4480||Sunday 27th September||John Stevenson||Mike Adams||15,650,000||3|
|155||4481||Monday 28th September||Mark Wadlow||Mike Adams||16,680,000||1|
|156||4482||Wednesday 30th September||Peter Whalley||Mike Adams||12,350,000||8|
|157||4483||Friday 2nd October||Phil Woods||Mike Adams||16,350,000||3|
|158||4484||Sunday 4th October||Sally Wainwright||Michael Kerrigan||16,470,000||2|
|159||4485||Monday 5th October||Martin Allen||Michael Kerrigan||17,230,000||1|
|160||4486||Wednesday 7th October||Catherine Hayes||Michael Kerrigan||17,160,000||2|
|161||4487||Friday 9th October||Peter Mills||Michael Kerrigan||16,290,000||5|
|162||4488||Sunday 11th October||Peter Mills||Will Brenton||16,950,000||3|
|163||4489||Monday 12th October||Catherine Hayes||Will Brenton||17,120,000||2|
|164||4490||Wednesday 14th October||Jan McVerry||Will Brenton||15,870,000||5|
|165||4491||Friday 16th October||Sally Wainwright||Will Brenton||17,330,000||1|
|166||4492||Sunday 18th October||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||16,810,000||3|
|167||4493||Monday 19th October||Sally Wainwright||Brian Mills||18,170,000||1|
|168||4494||Wednesday 21st October||Mark Wadlow||Brian Mills||13,510,000||10|
|169||4495||Friday 23rd October||Ken Blakeson||Brian Mills||17,530,000||2|
|170||4496||Sunday 25th October||Peter Mills||Jim O'Hanlon||17,110,000||3|
|171||4497||Monday 26th October||Sally Wainwright||Jim O'Hanlon||17,470,000||4|
|172||4498||Wednesday 28th October||Jan McVerry||Jim O'Hanlon||17,890,000||3|
|173||4499||Friday 30th October||John Stevenson||Jim O'Hanlon||17,190,000||5|
|174||4500||Sunday 1st November||John Stevenson||Mike Adams||16,810,000||7|
|175||4501||Monday 2nd November||Martin Allen||Mike Adams||18,290,000||1|
|176||4502||Wednesday 4th November||Catherine Hayes||Mike Adams||14,690,000||8|
|177||4503||Friday 6th November||Mark Wadlow||Mike Adams||16,780,000||5|
|178||4504||Sunday 8th November||Catherine Hayes||Michael Kerrigan||16,560,000||6|
|179||4505||Monday 9th November||John Stevenson||Michael Kerrigan||17,690,000||3|
|180||4506||Wednesday 11th November||Peter Whalley||Michael Kerrigan||18,960,000||1|
|181||4507||Friday 13th November||Peter Whalley||Michael Kerrigan||16,200,000||7|
|182||4508||Sunday 15th November||Phil Ford||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||17,170,000||5|
|183||4509||Monday 16th November||Phil Ford||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||19,400,000||2|
|184||4510||Wednesday 18th November||Phil Ford||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||20,300,000||1|
|185||4511||Friday 20th November||Catherine Hayes||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||17,960,000||3|
|186||4512||Sunday 22nd November||Catherine Hayes||Brian Mills||17,610,000||5|
|187||4513||Monday 23rd November||Catherine Hayes||Brian Mills||18,450,000||1|
|188||4514||Wednesday 25th November||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||14,390,000||8|
|189||4515||Friday 27th November||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||17,570,000||3|
|190||4516||Sunday 29th November||Peter Whalley||Jim O'Hanlon||17,650,000||2|
|191||4517||Monday 30th November||Phil Ford||Jim O'Hanlon||18,410,000||4|
|192||4518||Wednesday 2nd December||Phil Ford||Jim O'Hanlon||18,570,000||3|
|193||4519||Friday 4th December||Phil Ford||Jim O'Hanlon||17,300,000||5|
|194||4520||Sunday 6th December||Maureen Chadwick||June Howson||17,200,000||7|
|195||4521||Monday 7th December||Peter Whalley||June Howson||18,740,000||1|
|196||4522||Wednesday 9th December||John Stevenson||June Howson||15,260,000||7|
|197||4523||Friday 11th December||Phil Ford||June Howson||17,210,000||6|
|198||4524||Sunday 13th December||Mark Wadlow||Michael Kerrigan||17,560,000||5|
|199||4525||Monday 14th December||Phil Woods||Michael Kerrigan||17,700,000||3|
|200||4526||Wednesday 16th December||Peter Mills||Michael Kerrigan||17,260,000||4|
|201||4527||Friday 18th December||Peter Mills||Michael Kerrigan||16,800,000||5|
|202||4528||Sunday 20th December||Peter Mills||Tim Dowd||15,810,000||7|
|203||4529||Monday 21st December||Phil Woods||Tim Dowd||17,890,000||4|
|204||4530||Wednesday 23rd December||Peter Whalley||Tim Dowd||18,460,000||3|
|205||4531||Friday 25th December||John Stevenson||Tim Dowd||17,710,000||5|
|206||4532||Sunday 27th December||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||16,250,000||8|
|207||4533||Monday 28th December||Phil Ford||Brian Mills||16,210,000||8|
|208||4534||Wednesday 30th December||Mark Wadlow||Brian Mills||17,330,000||6|
To be added.
Who lives whereEdit
- Rovers Return Inn - Jack and Vera Duckworth.
- 1 Coronation Street - Ken Barlow. Deirdre Rachid (January, March and April).
- 2a Coronation Street - Fiona Middleton (until September). Morgan Middleton (February to September). Steve McDonald (April to September). Maxine Heavey (December onwards).
- 3 Coronation Street - Emily Bishop. Spider Nugent. Log Thwaite (March only).
- 4 Coronation Street - Ashley Peacock. Zoe Tattersall. Shannon Tattersall (January to April). Nick and Leanne Tilsley (both from February).
- 5 Coronation Street - Les, Janice and Toyah Battersby. Leanne Battersby (until February). Nick Tilsley (February only).
- 6 Coronation Street - Des Barnes (until November). Samantha Failsworth (until May). Natalie Horrocks/Barnes (from October). Tony Horrocks (November to December).
- 7 Coronation Street - Curly Watts (until September). Angie Freeman (until April). Samantha Failsworth (May to June). Jackie and Tyrone Dobbs (both from December onwards).
- 8 Coronation Street - Martin, Gail, Sarah Louise and David Platt. Nick Tilsley (until February).
- 9 Coronation Street - Gary and Judy Mallett. William and Rebecca Mallett (both from December onwards).
- 10a Coronation Street - Rita Sullivan. Sally Webster (December onwards).
- 11 Coronation Street - Jim McDonald. Liz McDonald (July to November). Steve McDonald (September onwards).
- 12 Coronation Street - Alec Gilroy (until December).
- 13 Coronation Street - Kevin Webster. Sally Webster (until September). Rosie and Sophie Webster (except for part of September).
- Corner Shop flat - Chris Collins (until March). Greg Kelly (July to December). Sally Webster (September to December). Rosie and Sophie Webster (both for part of September only).
- 17a Victoria Street - Liz McDonald (January to July). Deirdre Rachid (April onwards). Liz McDonald (November only). Jackie and Tyrone Dobbs (both from November to December).
- 2 Douglas Road - Maxine Heavey (until December).
- 5 Grasmere Drive - Alf and Audrey Roberts.
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Betty Williams.
- Mayfield Court - Maud Grimes.
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Mike and Alma Baldwin. Deirdre Rachid (March only).
- 9 Oak Grove, Didsbury - Deirdre Rachid (January only).
- 16 Orchard Close - Anne Malone (until October).
- 23 Seymour Drive, Oakhill - Fred Elliott.
- St. Agnes House - Zoe and Shannon Tattersall (both for part of January only).
Awards and nominationsEdit
TV Quick Awards
- Best Soap: Coronation Street (Nominee)
- Best Soap Storyline: Deirdre Rachid's imprisonment (Winner)
- Best Soap Actress: Anne Kirkbride (Nominee)
- Best Soap Actor: Philip Middlemiss (Nominee)
- Best Soap Newcomer: Jane Danson (Nominee), Adam Rickitt (Nominee)
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