Coronation Street

Coronation Street is a British television soap opera first broadcast on Granada Television in 1960. It was soon syndicated on other ITV franchises. The programme concerns the lives of the residents of Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional area of Salford, and centres around its terraced houses, cafe, corner shop, newsagents, textile factory and the Rovers Return pub. The programme was devised in 1960 by local scriptwriter Tony Warren at the recently formed Granada Television in Manchester. Warren's initial kitchen sink drama proposal was rejected by the station's founder Sidney Bernstein but he was persuaded by producer Harry Elton to produce the programme for thirteen pilot episodes. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960 and within six months had become the most-watched programme on British television. It has been one of the most financially lucrative programmes on British commercial television, underpinning the success of the Granada Television franchise and the broadcaster ITV. Coronation Street is made by Granada Television at Granada Studios in Manchester. It is shown in all ITV regions as well as internationally. On 17 September 2010, it became the world's longest-running TV soap opera in production. Coronation Street is noted for its depiction of a down-to-earth working class community combined with light-hearted humour and strong characters.

Created By: Tony Warren |
Genres: Comedy | Drama | Soap |
Production Company:

Coronation Street-Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 09-12-1960
  • Total Sessions: 61
  • Total Episodes: 1771
  • Vote Count: 50
  • IMDB Rating: 5.5
  • Network: ITV |
  • Status: Returning Series
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Photo Name Character
Barbara Knox-Azwaad Movie Database Barbara Knox Rita Sullivan
Jack P. Shepherd-Azwaad Movie Database Jack P. Shepherd David Platt
Chris Gascoyne-Azwaad Movie Database Chris Gascoyne Peter Barlow
Sue Cleaver-Azwaad Movie Database Sue Cleaver Eileen Grimshaw
Alex Bain-Azwaad Movie Database Alex Bain Simon Barlow
David Neilson-Azwaad Movie Database David Neilson Roy Cropper
Sue Nicholls-Azwaad Movie Database Sue Nicholls Audrey Roberts
Michael Le Vell-Azwaad Movie Database Michael Le Vell Kevin Webster
Samia Longchambon-Azwaad Movie Database Samia Longchambon Maria Connor
William Roache-Azwaad Movie Database William Roache Ken Barlow

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Peter M

If I were rating the Coronation Street classic shows from the 60s to the early 90s, I would give it 10 stars. For the last 30 years, however, it would garner more like 5 or 6 stars. This drama started out being fairly realistic, with humor and drama in equal measure, and a cast you pretty much like from top to bottom, and which tried to represent the people of northern England, (Manchester and thereabouts). There were low expectations for the show, but it took off and made rock stars ut of the performers. Now Coronation Street has become more like U.S. soap operas. Some people say it is the influence of the newer soap operas like East Enders, with its screamfests. So now there is less humor, fewer long-term characters, and murder, murder, murder. So if you try the current iteration of Coronation Street and find you don't like it plots or pacing, track down some of the older shows and give them a whirl. You just might get hooked on them.

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