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RIP Ernst Walder 17th November 1927 - 6th September 2021


Coronation Street is a British soap opera which chronicles the lives of the residents of a backstreet terrace in Weatherfield, a fictional town in the north of England. Created by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television and then ITV plc for the country's main commercial network, it was first transmitted on 9th December 1960 and is the world's longest-running television drama series.


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Bet and Rita go on holiday

25th June 1979: Short-notice work commitments meant Len Fairclough had to pull out of a caravan holiday with wife Rita in Morecambe, but Rita angered Len by inviting Bet Lynch instead. In Morecambe, Bet enjoyed flirting with two men, but Rita did her best to put them off. When she finally relented, letting them stay the night in the caravan - but only because she and Bet were scared of prowlers - Len showed up, creating a difficult situation for Rita to explain away. Len ended up going fishing with the men, leaving Bet and Rita to their own devices.


Zoe Tattersall

Zoe Tattersall in 1998

Zoe Tattersall was the young mother of Shannon Tattersall who left Weatherfield to join the religious "Cult of Nirab" after her daughter's tragic death in 1998. Becoming pregnant at sixteen after growing up in care, Zoe did not feel able to provide for Shannon and struck a deal to sell her to the childless Malletts after they took her in at 9 Coronation Street. However, soon after the baby was born, Zoe reclaimed her daughter and reconciled with her biological father, Liam Shepherd. Shannon's death at eight months old caused Zoe to have a mental breakdown, with the grieving mother kidnapping Morgan Middleton and attempting suicide. She later found solace with the Etheric Foundation, becoming indoctrinated into the cult. She left the street for a new life in America with her new friends.

Previous featured characters: Ivy Brennan, Oliver Battersby, Summer Spellman, Amy Barlow; Bethany Platt; Mavis Wilton.


...that Anthony Schaeffer holds the current record of most roles in the programme with fifteen credited to date?
...that the first episode of the programme ever transmitted that did not feature any of the original cast members from 1960 was Episode 1428 (23rd September 1974)?
...that Stanley Wood, who wrote Episode 1237 (22nd November 1972), was the father of comedian Victoria Wood?
...that in Episode 1183 (17th May 1972), the character of Rita Bates gave her maiden name as "Foster" and not the later-established "Littlewood"?
...that although the character of Armistead Caldwell had died in 1935, his voice was heard in Episode 1256 (29th January 1973)?
...that the first ever repeat of an episode of Coronation Street was on Friday 10th February 1961 when strike action prevented the transmission of that night's edition and Episode 1 was shown in its place?

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Coronation Street transmission patterns by country:


  • New episodes: Monday-Friday 9.20am and 8:30pm, Omnibus Monday 3.00am (UKTV)
  • Current Pace: A week and a half behind UK broadcast


  • New episodes: Monday to Friday 7.00pm and 12.00am - two episodes on Fridays (CBC)
  • Omnibus: Sunday 8.00am
  • Current Pace: Two weeks behind UK broadcast


New Zealand

  • New episodes: Tuesday through Thursday at 9.30pm (TVNZ1)
  • Current Pace: One week behind behind UK broadcast
  • Catch-up (episodes from 2016 to 2018) - weekdays at 1.00pm

United States

  • New episodes: Released to stream just after UK broadcast (BritBox)
  • Current Pace: In line with UK schedule

United Kingdom

  • New episodes:
    • Mondays 8.00pm (ITV1)
    • Wednesdays 8.00pm (ITV1)
    • Fridays 8.00pm (ITV1)
  • Omnibus
    • Saturday early morning ITV2
  • Episodes available for 30 days on ITV Hub


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