TV Show directory - Coronation Street

The UKs longest running soap opera, followed by Emmerdale which also airs on ITV. It is set in Weatherfield, a fictional town in Greater Manchester.

The first episode hit screens in December 1960 and the show has gone from strength to strength. The show went on to become the most watched show on British television. It has been praised for its 'kitchen sink realism' and has continued to capture the hearts of audiences with each subsequent generation. It has literally hundreds of award nominations and countless wins.

The soap has had a long running battle with the BBC's Eastenders, which has been seen to have a grittier feel to the often light-hearted and comedic tone of Corrie (as it is known by fans).

The show's audience have grown up with the families depicted on the screen for so long that they are seen by many as real. Some of the most beloved families include, the Barlows, Platts, Connors, McDonalds, Websters & Grimshaws. William Roache who plays Ken Barlow starred in the show's first episode.

Due to the soap's incredible popularity there have been spinoffs, crossovers and films a plenty. This has lead to countless Mandy members finding work on show over the years. The shows draws around 6 million viewers per episode and so it is set to continue for many years more. It celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020.

Production Company: Granada Television, ITV Studios

Year of Publication: 1960

Companies connected with this show

Granada ITV

Connected mandy members

John Stevens
Actor
Rover drinker
Sakinah May
Customer Service
paramedic
Alex Sutton
Camera Operator
Camera Operator
Sophie Auld
Script Editor
Script Editor
Paul Giblin
Actor
PC Rowland
Visitor to pub
Wilf
Lucy Mizen
Actor
Lou Breslin
Youth Court Judge
Sean Corey
Actor
Paramedic
Jack Loy
Actor
Tom (2 episodes)
Jowanna Rose
Actor
Dr Douglas
Sakinah May
Customer Service
paramedic
Lauren
Pete Melling
Actor
Drug Dealer
Teresa Miles
Pete Melling
Actor
Passer By
Chris Fulton
Sound Recordist
Boom Operator/Sound Supervisor
Anthony
Helena