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Eileen Derbyshire played Emily Bishop in 3298 episodes of Coronation Street in 1961 and from 1962 to 1966 and 1967 onwards. The gaps in her tenure were due to the Equity actors' strike which lasted from November 1961 to April 1962 and the actress taking time off for maternity leave in February 1966. She also appeared in the (non-canonical) 1987 spin-off video The Life and Loves of Elsie Tanner and the charity sketch Text Santa in 2012.

Before Miss Derbyshire assumed the role, the character appeared briefly as a non-speaking part in Episode 4 (21st December 1960) played by an uncredited walk-on actress. This appearance is not included in the statistics below.

The character was credited as:

Note:
(u) denotes an uncredited appearance.

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Year Year total Running total No of consecutive appearances No of consecutive absences
19613232714
19625082164
196377159346
196468227178
196563290189
19661030084
196759359148
1968574161010
196973489246
1970535421612
197165607136
19726667388
1973597321010
197465797188
197557854136
197658912128
197756968148
1978591027166
197940106798
1980611128148
1981541182128
1982561238188
19835312911610
1984571348198
1985671415228
19865514701410
1987641534126
19888016142710
19897116851014
19908817731716
19916518381017
19926619041115
19938519891212
1994782067913
1995582125821
1996602185718
19978722721526
19987423461034
1999772423935
2000472470623
2001432513422
2002682581721
2003832664819
2004562720733
2005772797621
20067528721234
2007402912435
2008492961540
2009743035820
2010493084334
2011423126523
2012583184836
2013333217464
2014393256338
2015403296538
20162329820

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