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
Rover drinker
Sophie Auld
Script Editor
Script Editor
Paul Giblin
PC Rowland
Visitor to pub
Youth Court Judge
Sean Corey
Jowanna Rose
Dr Douglas
Pete Melling
Drug Dealer
Pete Melling
Passer By
Chris Fulton
Sound Recordist
Boom Operator/Sound Supervisor
Dominic Stephenson
2nd Assistant Director
Susan Parker
Lee Petcher
Zack - Journalist 2
Matt Lanigan
Corey Weekes
Voice Over: English
Morgan Middleton
Night club walker Pass