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Coronation Street

Biography

Join us as we take a stroll along “the Street’s” famous cobbles, and find out what makes the soap such a success…

The Basics

Created in 1960, Coronation Street is one of the longest-running television shows in the UK and takes pride of place as the nation’s favourite soap opera.

The Basics
Success story

Success story

“There was life before Coronation Street, but it didn’t add up to much.” (Russell Harty)

Behind the scenes

Early episodes of the Street were recorded live without editing, and therefore required a high standard of performance. The subsequent theatrical style of production undoubtedly influenced the overall tone of the programme and reinforces why the show’s high quality script writing and acting is so important.

Behind the scenes
The Street

The Street

“One does get rather tired of this dreary landscape. This desert of bricks and cobbled streets. Blackened chimneys piercing through the sultry sky line like jagged teeth.” (Annie Walker, played by Doris Speed)