Entertainment: Coronation Street

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Entertainment: Coronation Street Gender: N/A
TV series
born on 9 December 1960 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Manchester, England, 53n30, 2w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°43' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°53 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 29°10'

Entertainment: Coronation Street (studio set, 2000)
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British soap opera created by Granada Television. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on Salford, its terraced houses, café, corner shop, newsagents, textile factory and The Rovers Return pub. In the show's fictional history, the street was built in the early 1900s and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII.

On 17 September 2010, it became the world's longest-running TV soap opera in production. On 23 September 2015, Coronation Street was broadcast live to mark ITV's 60th anniversary.

Coronation Street is noted for its depiction of a down-to-earth working class community combined with light-hearted humour, and strong characters.

The programme was conceived in 1960 by scriptwriter Tony Warren at Granada Television in Manchester. Within six months of the show's first broadcast, it had become the most-watched programme on British television, and is now a significant part of British culture. The show has been one of the most financially lucrative programmes on British commercial television, underpinning the success of Granada Television and ITV.

Coronation Street is made by Granada Television at MediaCity Manchester and shown in all ITV regions, as well as internationally.

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  • associate relationship with Alexander, Jean (born 11 October 1926). Notes: Played Mrs Webb, 1962
  • associate relationship with Dubosc, Franck (born 7 November 1963). Notes: Played Patric Podevin, 1987, 1988
  • associate relationship with Gumede, Natalie (born 20 March 1984). Notes: Played Kirsty Soames, 2011–2013
  • associate relationship with Hewson, Sherrie (born 17 September 1950). Notes: Played Maureen Webster, 1993–1997, 2006
  • associate relationship with Hobley, Tina (born 20 May 1971). Notes: Played Samantha Failsworth, 1996–1998
  • associate relationship with Keegan, Michelle (born 3 June 1987). Notes: Played Tina McIntyre, 2008–2014
  • associate relationship with Kirkbride, Anne (born 21 June 1954). Notes: Played Deirdre Barlow, 1972, 1973–1993, 1994–2014
  • associate relationship with Lumley, Joanna (born 1 May 1946). Notes: Played Elaine Perkins, 1973
  • associate relationship with Noone, Peter (born 5 November 1947). Notes: Played Stanley Fairclough, 1961–
  • associate relationship with Pirie, Jacqueline (born 10 October 1974). Notes: Played Linda Baldwin, 1998–2001
  • associate relationship with Roache, William (born 23 April 1932). Notes: Plays Ken Barlow, 1960–
  • associate relationship with Routledge, Patricia (born 17 February 1929). Notes: Played Sylvia Snape, 1961
  • associate relationship with Sachs, Andrew (born 7 April 1930). Notes: Played Ramsay Clegg, 2009
  • associate relationship with Shepherd, Jack P. (born 14 January 1988). Notes: Plays David Platt, since 26 April 2000
  • associate relationship with Whyment, Andrew (born 2 April 1981). Notes: Plays Kirk Sutherland, 2000–

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Anglia ITV" in "Radio and TV Programmes: BBC Television," The Guardian [London, UK], 9 Dec. 1960, p. 21.

Same data in Frank Clifford's "British Entertainers," no source given.


  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (World's longest-running TV soap opera in production)
  • Mundane : Civic/Entertainment : Foundings
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