Carolyn Reynolds assumed the role of producer at the start of the year. Reynolds came to the job having just produced Granada's daytime soap opera Families, which shared its executive producer David Liddiment with Coronation Street. Liddiment remained at the Street until November, when he was appointed Director of Programmes at ITV. Reynolds was the programme's main creative force over the following thirteen years, working as both producer and executive producer in much the same manner as Bill Podmore had (except for two notable periods in 1997 and 2000-2001).
After six years playing Alec Gilroy, Roy Barraclough quit the programme to return to the stage. Barraclough wished for Alec to be killed off but writers instead chose to have him leave Bet. Meanwhile, Nigel Pivaro made a return as Terry Duckworth for a major storyline which ran over two years. Caroline Milmoe was cast as Lisa Horton, Terry's fiancée and eventual wife, and Darryl Edwards as Tom Duckworth, who was born while Terry was in prison for GBH, with Jack and Vera taking care of Lisa and Tom.
Other new cast members included Brian Hibbard as bankrupt mechanic Doug Murray, and Denise Black as Denise Osbourne, a hair stylist in the Elsie Tanner mould who converted No.2 into its familiar form as a salon. Her assistant there was Fiona Middleton, a character played by Angela Griffin whose role would grow significantly over the next few years. Lastly, Mike Baldwin's illegitimate son Mark Redman returned, now played by Chris Cook. Mark was aged up by two years as storylines required that he be the same age as Nicky Platt.
The third and last ITV Telethon was held, and again Coronation Street was featured. This time, a full-length episode was made specially for the event: a comedic piece centring around a Bettabuy staff outing, at which Brendan Scott tries to thwart Reg Holdsworth's attempts to impress Bettabuy supremo Lord Walter Morgan.
In October, the Broadcasting Standards Council attacked the Street for its lack of ethnic faces compared with rival soaps EastEnders and Brookside. The press defended Coronation Street from the claim, referring to the figures from the 1991 census showing that Manchester was 97.8% white, while David Liddiment replied, in the official response from ITV: "The idea that serial drama is there to directly reflect real life is a false one. It is there to entertain, not provide a demographic reflection of Britain."
By the beginning of the year, only Granada and UTV were showing the omnibus edition of Coronation Street. Only BARB's combined ratings are available for this year.
With 21.6 million viewers, Episode 3329 on 8th January was the highest-rated episode of 1992. The average was 18.34 million viewers, an increase of over a million viewers on the aggregated figure from 1991. 27 episodes reached number one, while no episodes dropped out of the top twenty.
On 6th July, for the first time in its history Coronation Street transmitted an hour-long episode. This was in fact two separate episodes edited together to be shown opposite the premiere of the BBC's new soap opera Eldorado. The move was ordered by ITV executives, determined to kill the competition at birth. In any case, Eldorado was a commercial and critical disaster for the BBC, and was cancelled after one year.
|1||3326||Wednesday 1st January||Adele Rose||David Richards||21,510,000||2|
|2||3327||Friday 3rd January||Julian Roach||David Richards||21,110,000||3|
|3||3328||Monday 6th January||Julian Roach||Brian Mills||19,070,000||5|
|4||3329||Wednesday 8th January||Tom Elliott||Brian Mills||21,550,000||2|
|5||3330||Friday 10th January||Barry Hill||Brian Mills||21,310,000||3|
|6||3331||Monday 13th January||Ken Blakeson||Sarah Harding||19,860,000||2|
|7||3332||Wednesday 15th January||Adele Rose||Sarah Harding||19,680,000||3|
|8||3333||Friday 17th January||Phil Woods||Sarah Harding||19,640,000||4|
|9||3334||Monday 20th January||Peter Whalley||Ian White||19,600,000||5|
|10||3335||Wednesday 22nd January||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Ian White||21,480,000||2|
|11||3336||Friday 24th January||John Stevenson||Ian White||21,250,000||3|
|12||3337||Monday 27th January||John Stevenson||David Richards||19,570,000||6|
|13||3338||Wednesday 29th January||Adele Rose||David Richards||20,440,000||3|
|14||3339||Friday 31st January||Phil Woods||David Richards||20,700,000||2|
|15||3340||Monday 3rd February||Martin Allen||Brian Mills||20,350,000||3|
|16||3341||Wednesday 5th February||Ken Blakeson||Brian Mills||20,270,000||4|
|17||3342||Friday 7th February||Tom Elliott||Brian Mills||20,480,000||2|
|18||3343||Monday 10th February||Barry Hill||June Howson||19,520,000||4|
|19||3344||Wednesday 12th February||Julian Roach||June Howson||19,210,000||5|
|20||3345||Friday 14th February||Peter Whalley||June Howson||19,670,000||2|
|21||3346||Monday 17th February||Tom Elliott||Ian White||19,680,000||5|
|22||3347||Wednesday 19th February||Barry Hill||Ian White||20,570,000||2|
|23||3348||Friday 21st February||Harry Duffin||Ian White||19,890,000||4|
|24||3349||Monday 24th February||Adele Rose||David Richards||19,550,000||3|
|25||3350||Wednesday 26th February||Frank Cottrell Boyce||David Richards||19,380,000||4|
|26||3351||Friday 28th February||Julian Roach||David Richards||17,730,000||8|
|27||3352||Monday 2nd March||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||19,490,000||2|
|28||3353||Wednesday 4th March||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||17,130,000||7|
|29||3354||Friday 6th March||Paul Abbott||Brian Mills||19,360,000||4|
|30||3355||Monday 9th March||Martin Allen||Julian Jarrold||19,240,000||5|
|31||3356||Wednesday 11th March||Phil Woods||Julian Jarrold||20,020,000||2|
|32||3357||Friday 13th March||Stephen Mallatratt||Julian Jarrold||19,270,000||4|
|33||3358||Monday 16th March||Barry Hill||Ian White||19,510,000||4|
|34||3359||Wednesday 18th March||Adele Rose||Ian White||18,670,000||5|
|35||3360||Friday 20th March||John Stevenson||Julian Farino||19,800,000||2|
|36||3361||Monday 23rd March||Peter Whalley||David Richards||19,210,000||4|
|37||3362||Wednesday 25th March||Ken Blakeson||David Richards||20,810,000||1|
|38||3363||Friday 27th March||Julian Roach||David Richards||19,870,000||3|
|39||3364||Monday 30th March||Barry Hill||Brian Mills||19,050,000||2|
|40||3365||Wednesday 1st April||Adele Rose||Brian Mills||21,240,000||1|
|41||3366||Friday 3rd April||Tom Elliott||Brian Mills||18,610,000||3|
|42||3367||Monday 6th April||Phil Woods||Julian Jarrold||18,580,000||3|
|43||3368||Wednesday 8th April||Ken Blakeson||Julian Jarrold||19,230,000||1|
|44||3369||Friday 10th April||Paul Abbott||Julian Jarrold||18,040,000||5|
|45||3370||Monday 13th April||Stephen Mallatratt||Julian Farino||18,000,000||3|
|46||3371||Wednesday 15th April||John Stevenson||Julian Farino||19,890,000||1|
|47||3372||Friday 17th April||Peter Whalley||Julian Farino||16,320,000||11|
|48||3373||Monday 20th April||Peter Whalley||Stephen Butcher||15,720,000||7|
|49||3374||Wednesday 22nd April||Barry Hill||Stephen Butcher||19,520,000||2|
|50||3375||Friday 24th April||Paul Abbott||Stephen Butcher||19,560,000||1|
|51||3376||Monday 27th April||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Brian Mills||18,690,000||2|
|52||3377||Wednesday 29th April||Ken Blakeson||Brian Mills||18,930,000||1|
|53||3378||Friday 1st May||Julian Roach||Brian Mills||18,520,000||4|
|54||3379||Monday 4th May||John Stevenson||Julian Jarrold||14,950,000||9|
|55||3380||Wednesday 6th May||Stephen Mallatratt||Julian Jarrold||19,020,000||2|
|56||3381||Friday 8th May||Tom Elliott||Julian Jarrold||19,220,000||1|
|57||3382||Monday 11th May||Phil Woods||Julian Farino||17,870,000||1|
|58||3383||Wednesday 13th May||Peter Whalley||Julian Farino||16,700,000||4|
|59||3384||Friday 15th May||Stephen Mallatratt||Julian Farino||16,720,000||3|
|60||3385||Monday 18th May||Julian Roach||Stephen Butcher||16,150,000||1|
|61||3386||Wednesday 20th May||Harry Duffin||Stephen Butcher||14,830,000||3|
|62||3387||Friday 22nd May||Adele Rose||Stephen Butcher||15,940,000||2|
|63||3388||Monday 25th May||Martin Allen||Brian Mills||13,110,000||11|
|64||3389||Wednesday 27th May||Barry Hill||Brian Mills||17,400,000||2|
|65||3390||Friday 29th May||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||18,640,000||1|
|66||3391||Monday 1st June||John Stevenson||Alan Marsden||17,660,000||2|
|67||3392||Wednesday 3rd June||Peter Whalley||Alan Marsden||16,540,000||4|
|68||3393||Friday 5th June||Martin Allen||Alan Marsden||19,280,000||1|
|69||3394||Monday 8th June||Tom Elliott||Julian Farino||17,430,000||1|
|70||3395||Wednesday 10th June||Phil Woods||Julian Farino||13,990,000||7|
|71||3396||Friday 12th June||Barry Hill||Julian Farino||14,300,000||6|
|72||3397||Monday 15th June||Stephen Mallatratt||Ian White||13,240,000||8|
|73||3398||Wednesday 17th June||Paul Abbott||Ian White||12,850,000||10|
|74||3399||Friday 19th June||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Ian White||17,010,000||1|
|75||3400||Monday 22nd June||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Stephen Butcher||14,840,000||4|
|76||3401||Wednesday 24th June||Barry Hill||Stephen Butcher||16,120,000||2|
|77||3402||Friday 26th June||Peter Whalley||Stephen Butcher||12,470,000||11|
|78||3403||Monday 29th June||Harry Duffin||Alan Marsden||15,410,000||5|
|79||3404||Wednesday 1st July||Adele Rose||Alan Marsden||17,900,000||1|
|80||3405||Friday 3rd July||Ken Blakeson||Alan Marsden||16,920,000||2|
|81||3406||Monday 6th July||Paul Abbott|
|82||3408||Wednesday 8th July||Julian Roach||Julian Farino||18,730,000||1|
|83||3409||Friday 10th July||Stephen Mallatratt||Nicholas Ferguson||17,590,000||2|
|84||3410||Monday 13th July||John Stevenson||Nicholas Ferguson||18,340,000||1|
|85||3411||Wednesday 15th July||Phil Woods||Nicholas Ferguson||16,930,000||2|
|86||3412||Friday 17th July||Julian Roach||Ian White||16,080,000||4|
|87||3413||Monday 20th July||Harry Duffin||Ian White||18,140,000||1|
|88||3414||Wednesday 22nd July||Phil Woods||Charles Lauder||17,100,000||2|
|89||3415||Friday 24th July||Adele Rose||Brian Mills||16,540,000||3|
|90||3416||Monday 27th July||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||16,420,000||1|
|91||3417||Wednesday 29th July||Stephen Mallatratt||Brian Mills||16,040,000||2|
|92||3418||Friday 31st July||Ken Blakeson||Alan Marsden||15,510,000||3|
|93||3419||Monday 3rd August||Martin Allen||Alan Marsden||16,110,000||2|
|94||3420||Wednesday 5th August||Barry Hill||Alan Marsden||15,430,000||4|
|95||3421||Friday 7th August||Barry Hill||Nicholas Ferguson||15,780,000||3|
|96||3422||Monday 10th August||Stephen Mallatratt||Nicholas Ferguson||16,610,000||3|
|97||3423||Wednesday 12th August||Peter Whalley||Nicholas Ferguson||17,540,000||1|
|98||3424||Friday 14th August||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Charles Lauder||16,030,000||4|
|99||3425||Monday 17th August||Adele Rose||Charles Lauder||16,900,000||1|
|100||3426||Wednesday 19th August||Julian Roach||Charles Lauder||16,610,000||3|
|101||3427||Friday 21st August||Martin Allen||Brian Mills||15,980,000||4|
|102||3428||Monday 24th August||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||18,120,000||2|
|103||3429||Wednesday 26th August||Tom Elliott||Brian Mills||18,920,000||1|
|104||3430||Friday 28th August||John Stevenson||Howard Baker||17,740,000||3|
|105||3431||Monday 31st August||Adele Rose||Howard Baker||17,520,000||5|
|106||3432||Wednesday 2nd September||Peter Whalley||Howard Baker||19,430,000||1|
|107||3433||Friday 4th September||Stephen Mallatratt||Julian Farino||18,850,000||3|
|108||3434||Monday 7th September||Martin Allen||Julian Farino||17,790,000||2|
|109||3435||Wednesday 9th September||Paul Abbott||Julian Farino||17,640,000||3|
|110||3436||Friday 11th September||Ken Blakeson||Charles Lauder||18,820,000||1|
|111||3437||Monday 14th September||Phil Woods||Charles Lauder||17,480,000||2|
|112||3438||Wednesday 16th September||Barry Hill||Charles Lauder||15,500,000||8|
|113||3439||Friday 18th September||Barry Hill||Brian Mills||17,610,000||1|
|114||3440||Monday 21st September||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||18,170,000||3|
|115||3441||Wednesday 23rd September||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||18,600,000||2|
|116||3442||Friday 25th September||Stephen Mallatratt||Howard Baker||18,650,000||1|
|117||3443||Monday 28th September||Julian Roach||Howard Baker||17,820,000||3|
|118||3444||Wednesday 30th September||Adele Rose||Howard Baker||18,660,000||2|
|119||3445||Friday 2nd October||Phil Woods||Julian Farino||19,200,000||1|
|120||3446||Monday 5th October||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Julian Farino||18,400,000||4|
|121||3447||Wednesday 7th October||Paul Abbott||Julian Farino||19,480,000||3|
|122||3448||Friday 9th October||Barry Hill||Charles Lauder||19,670,000||2|
|123||3449||Monday 12th October||Tom Elliott||Charles Lauder||18,560,000||4|
|124||3450||Wednesday 14th October||Julian Roach||Charles Lauder||20,100,000||1|
|125||3451||Friday 16th October||Ken Blakeson||Brian Mills||19,230,000||2|
|126||3452||Monday 19th October||Stephen Mallatratt||Brian Mills||18,480,000||5|
|127||3453||Wednesday 21st October||Martin Allen||Brian Mills||19,880,000||2|
|128||3454||Friday 23rd October||Adele Rose||Brian Mills||19,870,000||3|
|129||3455||Monday 26th October||John Stevenson||Ian White||19,870,000||4|
|130||3456||Wednesday 28th October||Peter Whalley||Ian White||20,880,000||3|
|131||3457||Friday 30th October||Phil Woods||Ian White||19,630,000||5|
|132||3458||Monday 2nd November||Barry Hill||June Howson||19,480,000||3|
|133||3459||Wednesday 4th November||Tom Elliott||June Howson||18,600,000||5|
|134||3460||Friday 6th November||Stephen Mallatratt||June Howson||19,850,000||2|
|135||3461||Monday 9th November||Adele Rose||Howard Baker||18,940,000||5|
|136||3462||Wednesday 11th November||John Stevenson||Howard Baker||20,190,000||4|
|137||3463||Friday 13th November||Ken Blakeson||Howard Baker||20,380,000||3|
|138||3464||Monday 16th November||Harry Duffin||Brian Mills||19,350,000||4|
|139||3465||Wednesday 18th November||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Brian Mills||20,170,000||3|
|140||3466||Friday 20th November||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||18,480,000||5|
|141||3467||Monday 23rd November||Peter Whalley||Eugene Ferguson||19,130,000||5|
|142||3468||Wednesday 25th November||John Stevenson||Eugene Ferguson||19,430,000||3|
|143||3469||Friday 27th November||Tom Elliott||Eugene Ferguson||19,190,000||4|
|144||3470||Monday 30th November||Barry Hill||June Howson||19,150,000||5|
|145||3471||Wednesday 2nd December||Stephen Mallatratt||June Howson||20,190,000||2|
|146||3472||Friday 4th December||Julian Roach||June Howson||19,960,000||3|
|147||3473||Monday 7th December||Martin Allen||Charles Lauder||18,520,000||5|
|148||3474||Wednesday 9th December||Adele Rose||Charles Lauder||19,140,000||2|
|149||3475||Friday 11th December||Paul Abbott||Charles Lauder||19,880,000||1|
|150||3476||Monday 14th December||Paul Abbott||Brian Mills||18,680,000||6|
|151||3477||Wednesday 16th December||Harry Duffin||Brian Mills||19,020,000||5|
|152||3478||Friday 18th December||Phil Woods||Brian Mills||19,360,000||2|
|153||3479||Monday 21st December||Martin Allen||David Richards||19,040,000||6|
|154||3480||Wednesday 23rd December||Stephen Mallatratt||David Richards||19,930,000||4|
|155||3481||Friday 25th December||Julian Roach||David Richards||15,630,000||14|
|156||3482||Monday 28th December||Adele Rose||June Howson||15,850,000||12|
|157||3483||Wednesday 30th December||Peter Whalley||June Howson||20,280,000||2|
Who lives where
- Rovers Return Inn - Bet Gilroy and Victoria Arden. Alec Gilroy (until September). Raquel Wolstenhulme (from May onwards).
- 1 Coronation Street - Deirdre and Tracy Barlow.
- 2a Coronation Street - Denise Osbourne (from December onwards).
- 3 Coronation Street - Emily Bishop and Percy Sugden.
- 4 Coronation Street - Derek and Mavis Wilton.
- 5 Coronation Street - Ivy Brennan. Don Brennan (until July, then October onwards).
- 6 Coronation Street - Des Barnes. Raquel Wolstenhulme (from January to May). Steph Barnes (May only).
- 7 Coronation Street - Angie Freeman and Curly Watts.
- 8 Coronation Street - Martin, Gail, Nicky, Sarah Louise and David Platt. Carmel Finnan (from October to December).
- 9 Coronation Street - Jack and Vera Duckworth. Lisa Duckworth (from May to November). Tommy Duckworth (from September to November).
- 10a Coronation Street - Rita Fairclough/Sullivan. Ted Sullivan (from June to September).
- 11 Coronation Street - Jim, Liz, Andy and Steve McDonald.
- 12 Coronation Street - Reg Holdsworth.
- 13 Coronation Street - Kevin, Sally and Rosie Webster.
- Corner Shop flat - Ken Barlow.
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Betty Turpin.
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Mike Baldwin. Alma Sedgewick/Baldwin (from July onwards).
- 4 Gorton Close - Phyllis Pearce.
- 5 Grasmere Drive - Alf and Audrey Roberts.
- Wentworths Guest House, Ashdale Road - Don Brennan (from July to September).
- 33 Atlee Place - Don Brennan (from September to October)
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