Coronation Street history

Real world

  • 1970 - Granada Television technicians belonging to the ACTT (Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians) Union go on strike in support of a 12% pay rise, partly for working in colour, a side of the dispute that would escalate into the ITV Colour Strike on 13th November of the same year. The strike only affected Granada - the rest of the ITV network carried on as usual but without any Granada programmes, including Coronation Street. The dispute was called off on Saturday 20th June but it took until Monday 22nd June for the service to be resumed, which it did at 2.35pm. Aside from the 1979 strike, it was the longest stoppage in the programme's history.
  • 1982 - The Grape Street set used for outdoor shots of the Street since 1968 is seen for the last time.
  • 1985 - Lucy Evans (Lauren Wilson) born.


Episodes were broadcast on 26th May on the following years:

25th May Dates
27th May

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