23 Facts About Coronation Street

1. Coronation Street has had a large number of major events.

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2. Coronation Street transmitted twice a week when it started on December 9th 1960.

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3. In 2015 Coronation Street is shown on weeknights at 6:50 pm EST.

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4. Coronation Street became known for the portrayal of strong female characters, [8] including original cast characters like Ena, Annie and Elsie, and Hilda Ogden, who first appeared in 1964; who became household names during the 1960s.

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

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6. Coronation Street began at 7pm on Friday 9th December 1960.

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7. Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield.

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8. Coronation Street is the longest-running television soap opera in the United Kingdom.

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9. Coronation Street started broadcasting 5 episodes a week in April 2002.

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10. Coronation Street was called as the longest running TV soap opera in production in the world on September 17th, 2010.

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11. Coronation Street is on the move: after 53 years at Granada's Manchester studios, the soap is off to a new 7.7-acre site at Salford's MediaCityUK.

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12. Coronation Street fans disgusted as Gina Seddon betrays sister Sally Metcalfe to keep her locked up in prison.

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13. Coronation Street star's 21-year-old daughter, Emilie, has just announced that she's expecting a baby with her boyfriend of six months, reports The Mirror.

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14. Coronation Street is the second most award-winning British soap opera in the UK, behind rival soap EastEnders.

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15. Coronation Street Uncovered: Live, hosted by Stephen Mulhern was shown after the episode with the tram crash was aired on ITV 2.

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16. On 21 December 2012, Coronation Street produced a Text Santa special entitled A Christmas Corrie which featured Norris Cole in the style of Scrooge, being visited by the ghosts of dead characters.

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17. Coronation Street was shown on USA Network for an unknown period starting in 1982.

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18. Coronation Street has broadcast on each of the main Irish networks, except for the Irish Language Network TG4.

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19. Coronation Street rates as one of the most watched programmes on UK television for every day it is aired.

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20. Coronation Street was the last British soap to make the switch to 16:9.

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21. Coronation Street became known for the portrayal of strong female characters, including original cast characters like Ena, Annie and Elsie, and Hilda Ogden, who first appeared in 1964; who became household names during the 1960s.

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22. On 23 September 2015, Coronation Street was broadcast live to mark ITV's sixtieth anniversary.

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23. Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960.

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