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Coronation Street

Features

Meet the show’s charismatic cast; attempt to find out why TV soap operas are such an integral part of our live, plus 10 things you never know…

Reality Check

A close parallel is made between the fictional world of Weatherfield and the everyday world inhabited by its audience, and the programme shows a high degree of social realism.

Reality Check
Moving with the times

Moving with the times

A huge part of Coronation Street's success is due to its ability to move with the times without losing its grip on what Corrie fans love the show for: humour, gentle storylines and characters they can relate to. That doesn't mean the show hasn't experimented or had its ups and downs however...

A never-ending story...

For all its ups and downs and its many critics, Coronation Street has managed to remain a national favourite – a soap opera stalwart – embedded within the hearts of the nation for what will soon be half a decade.

A never-ending story...
Stellar cast

Stellar cast

Integral to Coronation Street’s success is its eclectic and talented cast. From the bawdy and gaudy barmaid Bet Gilroy, to the uptight and tight-lipped Roy Cropper, Corrie’s cast of skilled actors and actresses are a mixed and lovable bunch and of an incredibly high calibre.

Ten things…

You may not have known about Coronation Street…

Ten things…