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1992 was Coronation Street's thirty-third year.

Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Gail Platt Helen Worth Full year 129 1202 5
2 Raquel Wolstenhulme Sarah Lancashire Full year 125 153 40
3 Jack Duckworth William Tarmey Full year 121 841 1
3 Mavis Wilton Thelma Barlow Full year 121 1340 8
5 Vera Duckworth Elizabeth Dawn Full year 113 978 5
6 Rita Fairclough/Sullivan Barbara Knox Full year 108 1503 14
7 Curly Watts Kevin Kennedy Full year 106 625 15
7 Derek Wilton Peter Baldwin Full year 106 412 25
9 Bet Gilroy Julie Goodyear Full year 96 1736 4
10 Martin Platt Sean Wilson Full year 95 493 20
10 Alma Sedgewick/Baldwin Amanda Barrie Full year 95 367 7
12 Liz McDonald Beverley Callard Full year 94 301 2
13 Jim McDonald Charles Lawson Full year 90 270 12
14 Audrey Roberts Sue Nicholls Full year 89 622 2
15 Percy Sugden Bill Waddington Full year 87 651 17
16 Angie Freeman Deborah McAndrew Full year 83 170 23
16 Steve McDonald Simon Gregson Full year 83 187 32
18 Alec Gilroy Roy Barraclough Until September 82 517 17
19 Ivy Brennan Lynne Perrie Full year 79 1094 11
19 David Platt Thomas Ormson Full year 79 131 34
21 Des Barnes Philip Middlemiss Full year 77 234 11
22 Mike Baldwin Johnny Briggs Full year 76 1062 26
22 Deirdre Barlow Anne Kirkbride Full year 76 1334 13
24 Ken Barlow William Roache Full year 75 2177 19
25 Kevin Webster Michael Le Vell Full year 73 640 23
26 Sarah Louise Platt Lynsay King Full year 71 207 36
27 Don Brennan Geoff Hinsliff Full year 69 371 9
28 Emily Bishop Eileen Derbyshire Full year 67 1903 27
29 Betty Turpin Betty Driver Full year 64 1641 16
30 Andy McDonald Nicholas Cochrane Full year 63 180 31
31 Alf Roberts Bryan Mosley Full year 62 1451 27
32 Reg Holdsworth Ken Morley Full year 61 173 21
32 Phyllis Pearce Jill Summers Full year 61 406 32
32 Nicky Platt Warren Jackson Full year 61 392 35
35 Lisa Horton/Duckworth Caroline Milmoe February and from May 60 60 -
36 Sally Webster Sally Whittaker Full year 54 520 22
37 Ted Sullivan William Russell February to September 47 47 -
38 Rosie Webster Emma Collinge Full year 39 101 29
39 Victoria Arden Chloe Newsome January and April to September 31 58 41
40 Tracy Barlow Dawn Acton January to March, June and from October 30 492 39
41 Tom Duckworth Darryl Edwards From September 28 28 -
42 Kimberley Taylor Suzanne Hall August to November 23 105 42
43 Doug Murray Brian Hibbard From October 18 18 -
44 Mark Redman Chris Cook From September 13 19 45
45 Terry Duckworth Nigel Pivaro January to February, May to June and November 12 284 -
46 Denise Osbourne Denise Black From December 10 10 -
47 Steph Barnes Amelia Bullmore April to May 6 121 30
48 Jackie Ingram Shirin Taylor April and June 2 75 38
49 Fiona Middleton Angela Griffin December only 1 1 -

Production

1992 cast image

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."

Viewing figures

Ratings chart for the year

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.

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Writer Director Viewing
Figures
(With omnibus)
Chart
Position
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
Tom Elliott
Julian Farino 15,400,000 4
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

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