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Spongebob456 Spongebob456 8 September
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The Downstream - September 10

Hey again folks!

Fandom is holding another edition of The Downstream on Friday, September 10 at 11am EST.

This 2-hour event is held on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/Fandom and is a bit like a mini Community Connect 4 times a year. Fandom staff brief viewers on what is happening on Fandom, with the latest news and updates.

In this edition, guests include:

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 28 August
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A Corrie fan in Cumbria

Hi everyone! Back with another blog post on a vaguely Corrie-related topic.

As this is 2021, my holiday plans fell through so I dusted off some old plans to visit the filming locations from the coach crash episode from 1969 (#923 if you're interested). As a Scot, the Lake District wasn't that far away and yet my experience of Cumbria didn't extend further than the M6 motorway. Finally, I decided to put that right. Here's the match report.

The night before: I sit down to plan my trip and the internet goes out. After turning the modem off and on again fails, I have a rant on Whatsapp and go to bed.

7.00am: I wake up and the internet's back on. Clearly it was just toying with me. I start planning my route.

10.30am: I belatedly set off, with a ful…

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Spongebob456 Spongebob456 1 June
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The FandomDesktop opt-in is LIVE

Hey all,

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There you go, you're on the new skin! Now not all wikis will have theming set up and templates may look different. To help with this, there is a Preparation Guide to help admins prepare their wikis. Admins - if you have any issues - please do contact me via my wall or on Discord at Spongebob456#7402. You can test out the new Theme Designer and if you feel your wiki is ready to be fully migrated to FandomDesktop, there is a button to mark it as such in…

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Spongebob456 Spongebob456 28 May
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The Downstream - 28.05.21

Hey folks!

Today Fandom hosted The Downstream where they offered news extended from coverage from Community Connect.

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Spongebob456 Spongebob456 1 May
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FandomDesktop: Share your navigation feedback

Hey everyone,

In 2021, Fandom is releasing a new, redesigned skin called FandomDesktop. We have been reaching out in order to help communities prepare for the change, but also so they can offer feedback.

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Spongebob456 Spongebob456 31 March
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Post your FandomDesktop feedback

Hey everyone!

Fandom posted a preview of the new Fandom desktop experience, called FandomDesktop.

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We really want your feedback, both good and bad, so please feel free to fire away! If we know of your concerns beforehand, we can pass that on so those areas can receive extra attention, to help the transition go as smooth as possible.

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Spongebob456 Spongebob456 14 March
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Bug smashing efforts

Hey everyone!

My name is Chris, a Fandom Wiki Representative working with this community.

Today I have an exciting project to share - Fandom announced in a blog that it would be devoting two weeks on a quality of life project - a two-week bug squashing effort!

So my question to you is - are there any bugs that have been really annoying on Fandom that you would like fixed? These can be big bugs or small bugs - any report is appreciated!

Please include below the following to help us work on these issues:

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 12 March
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Book: 60 YEARS OF CORONATION STREET

I'm the proud owner of a copy of the official history. Marked price says it's 20 quid in the UK. All copyright, of course. but could be handy for fact-checking. Good 6page index, not perfect - no entry for Sunita's maiden name. for example. List of most residents of the Street's houses, past and present, with varying-length biographies of characters and/or actors. Four beautiful family trees. Fold-out section showing the evolution of the sets and a current map of the three or four main streets. I can't see reference to it here but I guess I got tired of seeing "Template:60 years..." when I searched...

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 8 November 2020
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A Corrie fan's fantasy 2010s boxset

We're into a new decade now and if we're lucky that means Corrie fans can soon expect a new DVD boxset from Network covering 2010 through 2019. 80 episodes over ten discs, like the previous five sets, to take us up to the present day.

But that's a big if. And I'm impatient to see how the highlights of the 2010s stack up to the other decades. To that end, as a thought experiment I've gone through the events of the last ten years and made my own list of episodes that could feasibly end up on such a boxset.

Taking my lead from the existing sets, I've picked out eight episodes per year, avoiding any that have already been issued on DVD (meaning no tram crash or factory explosion from 2010). As the 2000s set contained one hour-long episode for ea…

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 6 October 2020
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Help with writing character lead sections

Hi everyone, this is my helpful guide to writing the lead sections on character pages - what to include and what to leave out. These sections are found on the articles of every regular and are very important to Corriepedia as they are often the first thing someome reads when browsing the site. For that reason, I want them to have a consistent style in terms of content, structure and length.

The goal is that they should contain all the essential details about the character in question, a condensed version of the full article if you will covering the broad strokes such as their marriages, children, any notable jobs they held, and their key storylines, written as concisely as possible.

To illustrate this, here are three examples of a 'good' int…

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 30 July 2020
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The history of Coronation Street backwards

Coronation Street premiered in 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In its early days, the soap opera examined the effects of the coronavirus on a typical working-class community in the northern town of Weatherfield. However, within weeks producer Iain MacLeod decided that the programme would shun all mention of the virus and instead develop the marriage of breakout characters Yasmeen and Geoff Metcalfe, with kindly Geoff helping to bring his estranged wife out of her shell. The formula was an immediate success and after four months broadcaster ITV doubled the number of weekly episodes from three to six.

After Iain MacLeod moved to Emmerdale, Kate Oates took over Coronation Street. Under Oates, the programme focused heavily on social i…

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Mooneyhill1 Mooneyhill1 24 December 2019
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How to edit

I want you to edit.  With new categories: 1960s episodes, 1970s episodes, 1980s episodes, 1990s episodes, 2000s episodes, 2010s episodes, Christmas Eve episodes, Christmas Day episodes, and more...

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Wendigoana Wendigoana 19 November 2019
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Which episode should I start at?

I've not properly watched Corrie yet, but I was wondering whens the best time to jump into it. I really want to start with the 2000s episodes and work my way up from there, but wheres the most ideal episode to start?

I like all eras, all years, but I have to say that the choice of starting the ITV3 repeats in Jan 1986 was a very sensible one in many ways.--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 03:05, January 31, 2020 (UTC)
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Druscilla Penny Druscilla Penny 4 September 2019
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Jim McDonald/Richard Wilmore

Whilst watching a recent episode of classic Coronation Street from June 1993, the episde ended abruptly. I found this quite irritating.The episode showed Jim McDonald punching Richard Wilmore. I looked for the episode on Youtube because I was curious as to why they cut the end of the episode. I managed to find the episode, and now know why the ending was cut. This is all very well, but it is irritating. Perhaps in future, there should be a note at the end of the episode, stating that the content has been slightly edited. Let the viewers make up their own minds about what is appropriate material, rather than wrapping them up in cotton wool.

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Ginsin Ginsin 18 August 2019
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Memories

Hello everyone. I have just been looking through some of the old episodes and have come across episode 8605 shown in March 2015 where Callum and David play football with Max on a rather snowy park, they speak to a lady, that was me. I have been an SA on Coronation Street for 35 years and loved every moment. Lots of memories of wonderful cast members past and present. ep 2015.]] Gina Sinclare

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 10 August 2019
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1970: The year that wasn't

A massive thank-you to Kaleidoscope for granting us access to their script archive and making this possible.


The summer of 1970 was an interesting time for Coronation Street. June Howson was settling in as producer and the traditional cast shake-up was underway; Irma Barlow was already back on our screens, Alan Howard was soon to become the third Mr. Elsie Tanner, Julie Goodyear would shortly begin her 25-year stint as Bet Lynch and the axe had fallen on most of the younger cast, namely Sandra and Bernard Butler and the somewhat lifeless Dickie and Audrey Fleming. But it was the sad passing of Arthur Leslie on 30th June that affected the programme the most. As well as a much-loved member of the cast, as Rovers landlord Jack Walker he played …

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Rollockingbat Rollockingbat 16 July 2019
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Series 29

All synopses taken from the ITV3 EPG. Any incorrect information (including character names) are as they appeared.



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Gloria is stunned when Linda tells her she’s left Graham for Mike. Ken refuses to give up the recorder. Bet returns from Morocco.

Alec and Bet become frightened at the prospect of parenthood. Linda tells Gloria she's left Graham for good but is not going to chase af…





































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Josh.g04 Josh.g04 14 July 2019
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Jim's family information

Hi there i live 13 miles away from enniskillen which is the home town of chatles lawson (Jim mcdonald) and i was just wondering, it says on jims page about his mother father and grandfather Masie, edward and james and i was wondering what episodes their names were mentioned

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Druscilla Penny Druscilla Penny 12 July 2019
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Martin Platt

I have been watching the classic episode of Corrie, and have come to the conclusion that Martin Platt was a bully and not a very likable character. He presurised Gail into keeping their baby, he presurised her into marrying him and he presurised her into purchasing the house in Coronation Street. He comes across as arrogant and unsympathetic - he didn't listen to anyone's concerns about Carmel. I wonder what Gail ever saw in him. But then again, Gail was always rather headstrung:)

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Jim barrington Jim barrington 7 May 2019
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EDNA GEE

When Edna Gee died in 1975, who was the other person that died in the warehouse fire?

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Mattehhh Mattehhh 28 February 2019
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What exactly does 'Underworld' do as a business?

Sorry if it seems a daft question, but I'm just curious as to how Corrie has Underworld running.

So obviously they design women's lingerie etc, but do they just sell them onto other retailers to then sell in their own shop?

Thanks

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Josh.g04 Josh.g04 9 February 2019
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Len windass

Any one remember len windass uncle of gary. I have always wanted him to come back he was a great character i actually thought he was going to come back and kill phelan back in june. I think eddie should return iswell it especially now that anna is gone gary needs a perant of some sort. So i hope some day eddie and len return from Germany that would be great

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Blondie71 Blondie71 4 January 2019
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Mavis gives present they throw it out of flat window

I want to find the episode I watched as a kid in horror as I felt so sorry for Mavis. As far as I can remember she takes a present to someone in a flat. As she’s walking away they throw the present out of the flat window and Mavis sees and is really upset

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Robin Patterson Robin Patterson 4 January 2019
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Councils

Dozens or hundreds of articles refer to Weatherfield's local council. Unless there is a contradictory reference I haven't seen, the council is still officially the Weatherfield Metropolitan Borough Council, which started life early in the series, in 1974. Its predecessor was the Weatherfield County Borough Council.

I have just checked undated red links to the ambiguous term Weatherfield Borough Council and confirmed that they were all to the current council, so I've created that page as a redirect, transforming a couple of dozen red links into workable article links.

To ease the workload of editors in the future, I have assumed that few if any edits will now want to create links to the old council, and I have therefore made "council" a redir…

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Lisab100 Lisab100 4 October 2018
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Am I bothered?

All my life, can I say, all my life I have been raised on Coro. I live in NZ, where the theme song had me running out of the room from age five. Now I am regular watcher... well I haven't really given up (my mum's biggest story is, 'hey, I don't watch Coro any more, I watch Emmerdale!). I don't care... I like the bumped up, larger than life drama Coro has become. I adore the over-the-top theatrics of its main players and I enjoy how the soap is embracing every people on the fringe. However, for the first time since I was around 10, the series has me running from the room. Hannah (forget her name) is hideous. Who did her styling? I am sorry but Liz would be all over that milksop of a character you have put before us. I hate her hair, her te…

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VB1989 VB1989 2 June 2018
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Rest in Peace Pat Phelan

 PAT PHELAN
  10th October 1963 - 1st June 2018
 
 

Rest in Peace to a great man.

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 22 May 2018
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Ten years of Corriepedia

Yesterday was the website's tenth anniversary and I couldn't let the date pass without paying tribute to the hard work put in over the years by our team. How to do this? By going through each year systematically and explaining in painstaking detail why each one was the best yet, of course. That's how we roll in these parts.


  • 1 2008
  • 2 2009
  • 3 2010
  • 4 2011
  • 5 2012
  • 6 2013
  • 7 2014
  • 8 2015
  • 9 2016
  • 10 2017
  • 11 2018

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Progress: The first four articles created were Coronation Street, Corriepedia, Coronation Street in 1960 and Ken Barlow, all of whose first edits simply read "Will fill this out soon". Episode 1 followed the next day, then Episode 2 and so on until 25th May when it was pointed out to me that going through them in order may not be the most practical idea. The f…



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Sharronkenzie Sharronkenzie 27 March 2018
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Danny Roach

Does anyone know of Danny Roach(March 1966)He was played by Frank Thornton and I can't find anything about him....thanks

Not at the moment but we will do in time as our researches progress through the years.--Jtomlin1uk (talk) 13:31, March 27, 2018 (UTC)
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Dave Harton Dave Harton 7 January 2018
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Summer & Billy?

Is Summer going to be returning to the show this year, I know that Todd isn't as he has been fired from the show?

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Followtheyellowbrickroad Followtheyellowbrickroad 29 October 2017
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Unused photos

For those who are displeased at the downgrading of certain images, please do not be hasty, for before they were added, they were in the category of unused photos.

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 10 January 2017
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My guide to writing character articles

Hello all, I thought I'd take a moment to give some advice to anyone writing or wanting to write character articles for this Wiki, specifically "main" characters. I know how daunting it can be starting out on a new article and hope that this guide will keep you on the right path and help you deliver a brilliant article! For additional help, check our manual of style.


  • 1 Structure
  • 2 Research
  • 3 Background information
  • 4 Writing the article
  • 5 Images

Before commencing, you'll find it useful to decide on a structure for your article as this will save you time later. Main characters are formatted as follows:

  • Lead section
  • Biography
  • Personality
    • Traits (if appropriate)
  • Relationships (if appropriate)
  • Role in the community (if appropriate)
  • Hobbies and interests (if appr…


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David the Wavid David the Wavid 1 January 2017
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Minor characters 2016 update

It's that time again! (Yes, I'm doing this at midnight on Hogmanay).

It's been a lean year on the guest characters side as our work has been focused in other areas, although we did reach the milestone of having 50% complete with images. In total we created 177 new articles, and 138 more are complete with image than this time last year.






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Matthew Robinson 1982 Matthew Robinson 1982 21 November 2016
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Directing Corrie in the '80s

Hello, Coronation Street fans. I’m Matthew Robinson (now running a film & TV company in Cambodia). 

I directed quite a few episodes of The Street in the '70s and '80s. Recently I stumbled on a day-by-day diary I kept in the early '80s, and some of it covered the time when I happened to be hired to direct a single pair of Corrie episodes.

I thought a warts-&-all reproduction in the ‘Blog’ section here might be of interest to some. It was a long time ago, of course, but I hope I haven’t offended anyone. Anyway, for better or worse, here goes:

WEDNESDAY 3 March 1982

Got home to interesting message on answer machine: Carole Lancaster, Bill Podmore’s secretary at Granada, inquiring if I was free to direct a pair of Coronation Street episodes in April. F…

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 31 December 2015
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Minor characters 2015 update

Another year, another update! We passed the point of having 50% guest character articles written this year and are very close to having half of all articles completed including images. In total, 656 articles were completed.

2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 joined 1960, 1980 and 1988 as completed years, while 1970, 1971 and 1972 are complete in the sense that all articles are fully written, but many are missing images.







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David the Wavid David the Wavid 31 December 2014
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Minor characters 2014 update

Hi guys, here I am with the end-of-year guest characters stats. We've had a good year, with 459 finished articles and two years hitting 100%.






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Linnette Linnette 18 December 2014
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why think Yasmeen Nazir should not be on corrie

I think Yasmeen Nazir should come off corrie bcus.........shes to overbearing!


                                                                                                                

           

                                                                                                                                ~sincerely Bonnie~


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Smusgrave Smusgrave 16 July 2014
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Not showing the true side of ADHD

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fchn.ge%2F1snAiFm&h=-AQF_AEUY

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 31 December 2013
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Minor characters 2013 update

Status of our guest character articles of 31st December 2013 by the year the character was introduced.






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David the Wavid David the Wavid 2 October 2013
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Abridged marathon podcast

Hi guys,

I'm thinking about starting a new Coronation Street podcast based around an abridged marathon from the beginning, but am having trouble finding people interested in taking part. So, are there any fans out there who would be up for it? I will post more information if requested, either reply here or PM Corriepedia's Twitter. Looking forward to hearing from you :). David (talk) 11:40, October 2, 2013 (UTC)

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Peter s Peter s 14 September 2013
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Simon Barlow

Has anybody else wondered how blonde haired Lucy and Peter Barlow begat a swarthy Mediterranean looking son!!

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 21 May 2013
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Five years of Corriepedia: A look back

A little over five years ago, this Scot was looking for the Corrie Wiki online - because a show as massive and as loved as Coronation Street just had to have one - but found nothing. And so Corriepedia was born - not out of some big masterplan with a team of writers ready with their DVDs loaded and their fingers poised over their keyboards, but out of impulse by a man who'd never heard of Angie Freeman who wanted to read a bit about Corrie without buying any of the tie-in books (I've since bought them - they're brilliant). I told myself there were a fleet of people out there who were chomping at the bit to churn out articles on all things Corrie, and I could bow out gracefully and enjoy the fruits of my labour. I was wrong, it turned out way b…

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Akms93 Akms93 10 April 2013
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Info

I was just woundering where you get all the info and pics from

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Wagnike2 Wagnike2 22 March 2013
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Sweepstakes


Excited to get your Monster Hunter on with the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate?

Wikia is so excited that we have a sweepstakes for our fellow fans across the pond. Enter for a chance to win a Nintendo 3DS XL and a copy of the game in a Monster Hunter Bundle! (To qualify for this giveaway you MUST currently be a resident of the UK or you won’t be able to view the page.)

CLICK HERE to enter now! You have until March 31, 2013 to get your Monster Hunter on!

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 4 March 2013
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Coronation Street - A history in numbers

I'll be honest, I don't share the fascination some people have for ratings. They just tell you what's popular. But hey, I had no internet access, some time on my hands and a full set of Corrie ratings data by year, so here's a nice companion piece to our excellent article on Viewing Figures, breaking down the programme's chart performances by month and year to shed some light on its highs and lows.

If you want to know where the viewing figures come from, the article above is where you want to go.

To help with comparison, the standard conversion ratio of 2.2 viewers to one home is used on episodes shown before 1st August 1977.


  • 1 The 1960s
  • 2 The 1970s
  • 3 The 1980s
  • 4 The 1990s
  • 5 The 2000s to present

. Not much happened, but people loved it]] The most surpris…



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XD1 XD1 21 February 2013
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UK Sweepstakes

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 4 January 2013
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Minor characters all years

All pages have now been checked so here is the first update on minor character articles for all years up to 2012.






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David the Wavid David the Wavid 2 January 2013
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Corriepedia on Twitter

Start the new year by following Corriepedia on Twitter...

https://twitter.com/Corriepedia

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 26 December 2012
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Minor characters 2000-09

Another round of stats...

Great work by John and Karen on these articles, only a couple of years here are low.






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David the Wavid David the Wavid 25 December 2012
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Happy Christmas...

Happy Christmas to all. Hope Santa is good to you!

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David the Wavid David the Wavid 9 December 2012
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52nd Anniversary

Ello chuck! At this minute 52 years ago, Coronation Street's first episode was just finishing... David (talk) 19:27, December 9, 2012 (UTC)

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