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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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Ken finds out the truth about Denise

17th January 1996: Brian Dunkley finally put Ken Barlow out of his misery and told him that he was having an affair with Denise Osbourne. Ken knew that Brian and his wife Alison - Denise's sister - were having marriage problems but had no idea Denise was involved. On finding out, Ken threw them both out of his house. The next day, Denise surprised Ken by admitting that he was right in calling her an unfit mother and then leaving with Brian. Having fought for parental rights over their son Daniel the previous year, Ken was now a single father.


Ivy Brennan

Ivy Tilsley in 1981

Ivy Brennan was the God-fearing mother of Brian Tilsley and mother-in-law of Gail. A long-term employee at Baldwin's Casuals, Ivy was a resident of 5 Coronation Street from 1979 to 1994. Prior to living in the Street, Ivy had been employed at the Mark Brittain Warehouse and between 1976 and 1989 she was a machinist at Baldwin's denim factory, also serving as shop steward and supervisor at various times. She was never afraid to speak her mind and frequently stood up to Mike on behalf of her colleagues, including Ida Clough and best friend Vera Duckworth. 1979 saw Ivy, her husband Bert and 20-year-old son Brian move into No.5 and Brian fly the nest to marry Gail Potter. As a widow, Ivy's attentions were focused on Brian's family, including her grandchildren Nicky and Sarah Louise who Ivy doted on. A staunch Catholic, Ivy disapproved of Brian and Gail's decision to separate and ultimately divorce. After Brian was killed in a stabbing in 1989, Ivy continued to meddle under the guise of protecting his memory, notably attempting to thwart Gail's second husband Martin Platt's plans to adopt Brian's children.

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


...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?

"You haven't heard about the time she used real toads in Toad In The Hole? And poor Jack's never been the same since she did coq au vin..."
Kevin Webster about Vera Duckworth's cooking

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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 7.30pm & 8.30pm (ITV1)
    • Wednesdays 7.30pm & 8.30pm (ITV1)
    • Fridays 7.30pm & 8.30pm (ITV1)
  • Omnibus
    • Saturday early morning ITV2
  • Episodes available for 30 days on ITV Hub


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