Coronation Street also know as Corrie is a British soap opera created by Granada TV and has been airing on ITV since 1960. The first episode of Coronation Street was aired on 9th December 1960. The programme focuses on Coronation street in Weatherfield, which is a fictional town based on Salford, its terraced houses, cafe, corner shop and many other things such as newsagents, textile factory and The Rovers Return pub. The street was built in the early 1990’s as per the show and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII.

Coronation Street became the longest running show in the world on 17 September 2010. There is also a live broadcast of coronation street on 23 September 2015.

The first ever set of coronation street was built in the 1960 now in a disused studio. Due the restriction of size the street set was built in two halves, as a result shot of the whole terrace were impossible. The pavment and cobbles were painted onto the studio floor.

The beer which served in the show is very weak shandy – mainly lemonade. It’s so sweet that actor Bill ward (Charlie Stubbs 2003-07) could be seen on the screen visibly recoiling while drinking it.


Regular characters

Character Current actor Character duration
Ken Barlow William Roache 1960–
Rita Sullivan Barbara Knox 1964, 1972–
Peter Barlow Chris Gascoyne 1965–1971, 1973–1975, 1977–1978, 1986, 2000–2003, 2007–
Gail McIntyre Helen Worth 1974–
Tracy Barlow Kate Ford 1977–1983, 1985–1997, 1999, 2002–2007, 2010–
Audrey Roberts Sue Nicholls 1979–1982, 1984–
Kevin Webster Michael Le Vell 1983–
Jenny Bradley Sally Ann Matthews 1986–1991, 1993, 2015–
Sally Webster Sally Dynevor 1986–
Sarah Platt Tina O’Brien 1987–2007, 2015–
Gina Seddon Connie Hyde 1988–1989, 2017–
Liz McDonald Beverley Callard 1989–1998, 2000–2001, 2003–2011, 2013–
Steve McDonald Simon Gregson 1989–
Rosie Webster Helen Flanagan 1990–2012, 2017–
David Platt Jack P. Shepherd 1990–
Norris Cole Malcolm Hebden 1994–1997, 1999–
Sophie Webster Brooke Vincent 1994–
Daniel Osbourne Rob Mallard 1995–1997, 2007, 2016–
Roy Cropper David Neilson 1995–
Robert Preston Tristan Gemmill 1996, 1999, 2003, 2015–
Leanne Battersby Jane Danson 1997–2000, 2004–
Toyah Battersby Georgia Taylor 1997–2003, 2016–
Tyrone Dobbs Alan Halsall 1998–
Dev Alahan Jimmi Harkishin 1999–
Eileen Grimshaw Sue Cleaver 2000–
Maria Connor Samia Longchambon 2000–
Kirk Sutherland Andrew Whyment 2000–
Bethany Platt Lucy Fallon 2000–2007, 2015–
Adam Barlow Sam Robertson 2001–2007, 2016–
Fiz Brown Jennie McAlpine 2001–
Sean Tully Antony Cotton 2003–
Chesney Brown Sam Aston 2003–
Michelle Connor Kym Marsh 2006–
Carla Connor Alison King 2006–
Anna Windass Debbie Rush 2008–2018
Gary Windass Mikey North 2008–
Mary Taylor Patti Clare 2008–
Brian Packham Peter Gunn 2010–2013, 2015–
Izzy Armstrong Cherylee Houston 2010–
Faye Windass Ellie Leach 2011–
Eva Price Catherine Tyldesley 2011–2018
Beth Tinker Lisa George 2011–
Craig Tinker Colson Smith 2011–
Tim Metcalfe Joe Duttine 2013–
Sinead Tinker Katie McGlynn 2013–
Pat Phelan Connor McIntyre 2013–2014, 2016–
Alya Nazir Sair Khan 2014–
Yasmeen Nazir Shelley King 2014–
Zeedan Nazir Qasim Akhtar 2014–
Gemma Winter Dolly-Rose Campbell 2014–
Billy Mayhew Daniel Brocklebank 2014–
Cathy Matthews Melanie Hill 2015–
Aidan Connor Shayne Ward 2015–2018
Alex Warner Liam Bairstow 2015–
Johnny Connor Richard Hawley 2015–
Kate Connor Faye Brookes 2015–
Rana Habeeb Bhavna Limbachia 2016–
Seb Franklin Harry Visinoni 2016–
Shona Ramsey Julia Goulding 2016–
Jude Appleton Paddy Wallace 2016–
Nicola Rubinstein Nicola Thorp 2017–
Angie Appleton Victoria Ekanoye 2017–
Imran Habeeb Charlie de Melo 2017–

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