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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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Episode 3884

Roy Cropper in his first appearance

19th July 1995: Three years after moving into the 5 Crimea Street flats, Roy Cropper introduced himself to the new caretaker, Deirdre Rachid, who had been given a job and room by the flats' new owner Mike Baldwin. Roy found Deirdre hoovering the hall and, after establishing that she was the caretaker, tried to be friendly by telling her where the gas and electric meters and the stop cock were, despite her telling him she already knew. Deirdre didn't know what to make of Roy, but as she went on living at the flat she found increasingly odd and had to get Mike to warn him to back off.


Josie Clarke

Josie Clarke 1995

Josie Clarke in 1995

Josie Clarke was a short-term Coronation Street resident who moved into No.5 with Don Brennan after his marriage to Ivy ended. In 1996, Josie and Don were scammed into buying MVB Motors at an inflated price by Mike Baldwin, who employed Josie as office manager at his factory Baldwin's Sportswear. When the garage went into receivership due to Don's poor business decisions, Don turned against Josie, causing her to leave him. Away from Don, Josie's life improved and as of 1997 she was married to a doctor.

Previous featured characters: Evelyn Plummer; Jacob Hay; Zoe Tattersall; Ivy Brennan; Oliver Battersby; Summer Spellman.


...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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