The Corner Shop received a facelift courtesy of new owner Brendan Scott, former Bettabuy manager, who beat Reg Holdsworth to the punch. Scott's transformation of the shop into an old-fashioned grocery included restoring the counter to its former position, facing the door, and introducing a darker colour scheme. Other changes - such as serving customers in a boater and dressing assistant Deirdre Barlow in a mop cap and frilly apron - were temporary. After Scott died of a heart attack in the shop, it spent a brief period again under Alf Roberts's ownership before it was sold to Reg.
The programme's first mixed race marriage was planned between the characters of Andy McDonald and Amy Nelson, a newcomer played by Louise Duprey. Andy and Amy's relationship was developed over six months, with Andy giving up university so that he, Amy and her son Dominic could be a family, causing a rift between Andy, Jim and Liz. Shortly after the recording of Episode 3601, Duprey had a nervous breakdown, having struggled with the pressures of fame. The wedding plans were shelved and the character was only seen once more, in Episode 3609 in which she was played by Melanie Brown. The programme's first mixed race marriage took place the following year, between Deirdre and Samir Rachid.
Caroline Milmoe left the cast when her character Lisa Duckworth was killed off in a road accident. As there was no Christmas Day episode this year (for the only time since 1987), the storyline climaxed the evening before, in which Jack Duckworth disowned Terry after discovering that he had sold his son Tommy to Lisa's parents. Brian Hibbard left after eight months as Doug Murray, while Deborah McAndrew also departed, with her character Angie Freeman leaving for a job in Mexico.
Newcomers included Sherrie Hewson as scatter-brained Maureen Naylor, Elizabeth Bradley as "Medusa on wheels" Maud Grimes, Coronation Street's first wheelchair-bound character, and John St. Ryan as lorry driver Charlie Whelan, brought in as a love interest for Bet Gilroy. Spiteful barmaid Tanya Pooley, played by Eva Pope, was also introduced, first seen at Liz McDonald's pub The Queens which appeared from May onwards. Jenny Bradley also made a temporary comeback, with Sally Ann Matthews reprising her role for nine episodes.
December marked the last appearances of Deirdre Barlow and Phyllis Pearce for five and twelve months respectively, as Anne Kirkbride took time off to be treated for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and Jill Summers for abdominal abscess.
Omnibus figures were down by 1.5 million viewers on 1992. The average for the year was 16.81 million viewers. Note that the number of ITV stations which showed the omnibus varied from month to month; in September, all stations agreed to country-wide repeats of individual episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12.55pm, a situation which remained until December when Granada and Ulster reverted to weekend repeats.
Figures for the initial showings of each episode are not available for this year.
The highest-rated episode of the year was Episode 3518 on 22nd March. 51 episodes reached number one - the third time in history (after 1962 and 1965) that fifty or more Coronation Street episodes topped the charts in a single year and last to date. Again, no episodes dropped out of the top twenty.
|1||3484||Friday 1st January||John Stevenson||June Howson||18,580,000||3|
|2||3485||Monday 4th January||Peter Whalley||Charles Lauder||19,600,000||4|
|3||3486||Wednesday 6th January||Harry Duffin||Charles Lauder||21,800,000||2|
|4||3487||Friday 8th January||John Stevenson||Charles Lauder||21,330,000||3|
|5||3488||Monday 11th January||Phil Woods||Brian Mills||20,400,000||4|
|6||3489||Wednesday 13th January||Stephen Mallatratt||Brian Mills||21,460,000||2|
|7||3490||Friday 15th January||Tom Elliott||Brian Mills||20,340,000||5|
|8||3491||Monday 18th January||Barry Hill||Eugene Ferguson||19,660,000||5|
|9||3492||Wednesday 20th January||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Eugene Ferguson||20,710,000||3|
|10||3493||Friday 22nd January||Adele Rose||Eugene Ferguson||20,910,000||2|
|11||3494||Monday 25th January||Stephen Mallatratt||Spencer Campbell||19,960,000||4|
|12||3495||Wednesday 27th January||Paul Abbott||Spencer Campbell||20,390,000||2|
|13||3496||Friday 29th January||Peter Whalley||Spencer Campbell||20,020,000||3|
|14||3497||Monday 1st February||Martin Allen||Charles Lauder||19,500,000||2|
|15||3498||Wednesday 3rd February||Tom Elliott||Charles Lauder||20,690,000||1|
|16||3499||Friday 5th February||Julian Roach||Charles Lauder||20,160,000||3|
|17||3500||Monday 8th February||Ken Blakeson||Brian Mills||19,860,000||5|
|18||3501||Wednesday 10th February||Adele Rose||Brian Mills||21,300,000||1|
|19||3502||Friday 12th February||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||21,350,000||2|
|20||3503||Monday 15th February||Ken Blakeson||Eugene Ferguson||20,160,000||4|
|21||3504||Wednesday 17th February||Stephen Mallatratt||Eugene Ferguson||20,200,000||3|
|22||3505||Friday 19th February||Barry Hill||Eugene Ferguson||20,390,000||2|
|23||3506||Monday 22nd February||Peter Whalley||David Richards||19,500,000||4|
|24||3507||Wednesday 24th February||Julian Roach||David Richards||19,980,000||1|
|25||3508||Friday 26th February||John Stevenson||David Richards||19,640,000||2|
|26||3509||Monday 1st March||Paul Abbott||Howard Baker|
|27||3510||Wednesday 3rd March||Martin Allen||Howard Baker|
|28||3511||Friday 5th March||Tom Elliott||Howard Baker|
|29||3512||Monday 8th March||Tom Elliott||Brian Mills||19,290,000||4|
|30||3513||Wednesday 10th March||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||20,220,000||2|
|31||3514||Friday 12th March||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||16,810,000||5|
|32||3515||Monday 15th March||Paul Abbott||Romey Allison||19,700,000||3|
|33||3516||Wednesday 17th March||Phil Woods||Romey Allison||19,490,000||4|
|34||3517||Friday 19th March||Adele Rose||Romey Allison||20,630,000||1|
|35||3518||Monday 22nd March||Ken Blakeson||David Richards||20,730,000||2|
|36||3519||Wednesday 24th March||Harry Duffin||David Richards||20,340,000||3|
|37||3520||Friday 26th March||Stephen Mallatratt||David Richards||19,400,000||5|
|38||3521||Monday 29th March||Barry Hill||Howard Baker||18,920,000||4|
|39||3522||Wednesday 31st March||Ken Blakeson||Howard Baker||19,430,000||3|
|40||3523||Friday 2nd April||John Stevenson||Howard Baker||18,820,000||5|
|41||3524||Monday 5th April||Adele Rose||Brian Mills||18,080,000||3|
|42||3525||Wednesday 7th April||Stephen Mallatratt||Brian Mills||16,830,000||5|
|43||3526||Friday 9th April||Julian Roach||Brian Mills||17,010,000||4|
|44||3527||Monday 12th April||Patrea Smallacombe||Romey Allison||17,020,000||5|
|45||3528||Wednesday 14th April||Paul Abbott||Romey Allison||17,440,000||3|
|46||3529||Friday 16th April||Peter Whalley||Romey Allison||17,080,000||4|
|47||3530||Monday 19th April||Harry Duffin||David Richards||17,860,000||3|
|48||3531||Wednesday 21st April||Peter Whalley||David Richards||15,950,000||5|
|49||3532||Friday 23rd April||Ken Blakeson||David Richards||18,330,000||1|
|50||3533||Monday 26th April||Martin Allen||Gareth Morgan||17,140,000||1|
|51||3534||Wednesday 28th April||Adele Rose||Gareth Morgan||16,300,000||4|
|52||3535||Friday 30th April||John Stevenson||Gareth Morgan||16,250,000||5|
|53||3536||Monday 3rd May||Julian Roach||Brian Mills||14,900,000||6|
|54||3537||Wednesday 5th May||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Brian Mills||17,340,000||2|
|55||3538||Friday 7th May||Barry Hill||Brian Mills||16,630,000||3|
|56||3539||Monday 10th May||Stephen Mallatratt||Romey Allison||17,290,000||2|
|57||3540||Wednesday 12th May||Adele Rose||Romey Allison||16,720,000||5|
|58||3541||Friday 14th May||Peter Whalley||Romey Allison||17,180,000||3|
|59||3542||Monday 17th May||Martin Allen||Eugene Ferguson||17,380,000||1|
|60||3543||Wednesday 19th May||Tom Elliott||Eugene Ferguson||16,680,000||2|
|61||3544||Friday 21st May||Julian Roach||Eugene Ferguson||15,330,000||4|
|62||3545||Monday 24th May||John Stevenson||Gareth Morgan||14,970,000||4|
|63||3546||Wednesday 26th May||Paul Abbott||Gareth Morgan||13,970,000||6|
|64||3547||Friday 28th May||Ken Blakeson||Gareth Morgan||16,130,000||2|
|65||3548||Monday 31st May||Paul Abbott||Brian Mills||13,110,000||7|
|66||3549||Wednesday 2nd June||Tom Elliott||Brian Mills||14,670,000||3|
|67||3550||Friday 4th June||Stephen Mallatratt||Brian Mills||15,410,000||2|
|68||3551||Monday 7th June||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Julian Farino||15,440,000||3|
|69||3552||Wednesday 9th June||John Stevenson||Julian Farino||15,280,000||4|
|70||3553||Friday 11th June||Adele Rose||Julian Farino||16,870,000||1|
|71||3554||Monday 14th June||Julian Roach||Eugene Ferguson||16,390,000||2|
|72||3555||Wednesday 16th June||Barry Hill||Eugene Ferguson||17,150,000||1|
|73||3556||Friday 18th June||Peter Whalley||Eugene Ferguson||15,960,000||4|
|74||3557||Monday 21st June||Peter Whalley||Charles Lauder||15,540,000||3|
|75||3558||Wednesday 23rd June||Tom Elliott||Charles Lauder||15,550,000||2|
|76||3559||Friday 25th June||Paul Abbott||Charles Lauder||15,720,000||1|
|77||3560||Monday 28th June||Barry Hill||Brian Mills||12,820,000||5|
|78||3561||Wednesday 30th June||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||14,380,000||2|
|79||3562||Friday 2nd July||Patrea Smallacombe||Brian Mills||15,160,000||1|
|80||3563||Monday 5th July||Adele Rose||Julian Farino||14,470,000||4|
|81||3564||Wednesday 7th July||Ken Blakeson||Julian Farino||15,860,000||3|
|82||3565||Friday 9th July||Martin Allen||Julian Farino||16,790,000||1|
|83||3566||Monday 12th July||Julian Roach||Eugene Ferguson||14,990,000||5|
|84||3567||Wednesday 14th July||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Eugene Ferguson||16,480,000||2|
|85||3568||Friday 16th July||Adele Rose||Eugene Ferguson||15,650,000||4|
|86||3569||Monday 19th July||Paul Abbott||David Richards||15,480,000||3|
|87||3570||Wednesday 21st July||Peter Whalley||David Richards||15,180,000||4|
|88||3571||Friday 23rd July||Ken Blakeson||David Richards||15,800,000||2|
|89||3572||Monday 26th July||Tom Elliott||Charles Lauder||15,290,000||4|
|90||3573||Wednesday 28th July||Barry Hill||Charles Lauder||14,720,000||5|
|91||3574||Friday 30th July||John Stevenson||Charles Lauder||15,770,000||3|
|92||3575||Monday 2nd August||Julian Roach||Romey Allison||14,780,000||5|
|93||3576||Wednesday 4th August||Patrea Smallacombe||Romey Allison||16,090,000||3|
|94||3577||Friday 6th August||John Stevenson||Romey Allison||16,940,000||1|
|95||3578||Monday 9th August||Stephen Mallatratt||Julian Farino||15,730,000||1|
|96||3579||Wednesday 11th August||Adele Rose||Julian Farino||15,660,000||3|
|97||3580||Friday 13th August||Peter Whalley||Julian Farino|
|98||3581||Monday 16th August||Phil Woods||Eugene Ferguson|
|99||3582||Wednesday 18th August||Barry Hill||Eugene Ferguson|
|100||3583||Friday 20th August||Paul Abbott||Eugene Ferguson|
|101||3584||Monday 23rd August||Phil Woods||Charles Lauder|
|102||3585||Wednesday 25th August||Adele Rose||Charles Lauder|
|103||3586||Friday 27th August||Mark Wadlow||Charles Lauder|
|104||3587||Monday 30th August||Patrea Smallacombe||Romey Allison||13,430,000||8|
|105||3588||Wednesday 1st September||Barry Hill||Romey Allison||15,870,000||3|
|106||3589||Friday 3rd September||Tom Elliott||Romey Allison||17,140,000||2|
|107||3590||Monday 6th September||John Stevenson||Mervyn Cumming||19,370,000||2|
|108||3591||Wednesday 8th September||Martin Allen||Mervyn Cumming||17,040,000||4|
|109||3592||Friday 10th September||Peter Whalley||Mervyn Cumming||15,530,000||5|
|110||3593||Monday 13th September||Mark Wadlow||Eugene Ferguson||19,390,000||1|
|111||3594||Wednesday 15th September||Paul Abbott||Eugene Ferguson||17,080,000||4|
|112||3595||Friday 17th September||Julian Roach||Eugene Ferguson||15,710,000||5|
|113||3596||Monday 20th September||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Charles Lauder||18,830,000||1|
|114||3597||Wednesday 22nd September||Patrea Smallacombe||Charles Lauder||16,280,000||4|
|115||3598||Friday 24th September||Tom Elliott||Charles Lauder||15,880,000||5|
|116||3599||Monday 27th September||Peter Whalley||Romey Allison||19,560,000||1|
|117||3600||Wednesday 29th September||Martin Allen||Romey Allison||18,280,000||3|
|118||3601||Friday 1st October||Adele Rose||Romey Allison||16,720,000||5|
|119||3602||Monday 4th October||Adele Rose||Brian Mills||20,100,000||1|
|120||3603||Wednesday 6th October||Stephen Mallatratt||Brian Mills||17,460,000||4|
|121||3604||Friday 8th October||Mark Wadlow||Brian Mills||16,740,000||5|
|122||3605||Monday 11th October||Peter Whalley||Eugene Ferguson||20,450,000||1|
|123||3606||Wednesday 13th October||Julian Roach||Eugene Ferguson||19,270,000||2|
|124||3607||Friday 15th October||Ken Blakeson||Eugene Ferguson||17,790,000||5|
|125||3608||Monday 18th October||Barry Hill||Charles Lauder||19,780,000||1|
|126||3609||Wednesday 20th October||Martin Allen||Charles Lauder||18,020,000||4|
|127||3610||Friday 22nd October||Phil Woods||Charles Lauder||17,220,000||5|
|128||3611||Monday 25th October||Phil Woods||Jeremy Summers||19,860,000||2|
|129||3612||Wednesday 27th October||Martin Allen||Jeremy Summers||18,210,000||4|
|130||3613||Friday 29th October||Peter Whalley||Jeremy Summers||17,660,000||5|
|131||3614||Monday 1st November||Stephen Mallatratt||Brian Mills||20,900,000||1|
|132||3615||Wednesday 3rd November||Paul Abbott||Brian Mills||17,900,000||4|
|133||3616||Friday 5th November||Ken Blakeson||Brian Mills||15,710,000||6|
|134||3617||Monday 8th November||Tom Elliott||Mervyn Cumming||21,430,000||1|
|135||3618||Wednesday 10th November||Barry Hill||Mervyn Cumming||18,100,000||5|
|136||3619||Friday 12th November||John Stevenson||Mervyn Cumming||18,150,000||4|
|137||3620||Monday 15th November||Tom Elliott||David Penn||21,590,000||1|
|138||3621||Wednesday 17th November||Paul Abbott||David Penn||15,910,000||10|
|139||3622||Friday 19th November||Julian Roach||David Penn||19,290,000||4|
|140||3623||Monday 22nd November||Peter Whalley||Jeremy Summers||22,040,000||1|
|141||3624||Wednesday 24th November||Adele Rose||Jeremy Summers||18,600,000||4|
|142||3625||Friday 26th November||Patrea Smallacombe||Jeremy Summers||16,040,000||9|
|143||3626||Monday 29th November||Stephen Mallatratt||Brian Mills||21,360,000||1|
|144||3627||Wednesday 1st December||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||18,480,000||4|
|145||3628||Friday 3rd December||Frank Cottrell Boyce||Brian Mills||17,970,000||6|
|146||3629||Monday 6th December||Stephen Mallatratt||Mervyn Cumming||21,280,000||1|
|147||3630||Wednesday 8th December||Ken Blakeson||Mervyn Cumming||19,700,000||4|
|148||3631||Friday 10th December||Adele Rose||Mervyn Cumming||17,840,000||5|
|149||3632||Monday 13th December||Barry Hill||David Penn||20,900,000||1|
|150||3633||Wednesday 15th December||Peter Whalley||David Penn||18,900,000||4|
|151||3634||Friday 17th December||Tom Elliott||David Penn||17,650,000||5|
|152||3635||Monday 20th December||John Stevenson||Romey Allison||20,380,000||2|
|153||3636||Wednesday 22nd December||Mark Wadlow||Romey Allison||18,500,000||9|
|154||3637||Friday 24th December||Paul Abbott||Romey Allison||15,110,000||17|
|155||3638||Monday 27th December||Paul Abbott||Brian Mills||20,430,000||3|
|156||3639||Wednesday 29th December||Ken Blakeson||Brian Mills||19,350,000||4|
|157||3640||Friday 31st December||Phil Woods||Brian Mills||15,140,000||11|
Who lives where
- Rovers Return Inn - Bet Gilroy, Victoria Arden and Raquel Wolstenhulme.
- 1 Coronation Street - Deirdre. Tracy Barlow (until December). Craig Lee (from November to December).
- 2a Coronation Street - Denise Osbourne.
- 3 Coronation Street - Emily Bishop and Percy Sugden.
- 4 Coronation Street - Derek and Mavis Wilton
- 5 Coronation Street - Don and Ivy Brennan.
- 6 Coronation Street - Des Barnes. Lisa and Tommy Duckworth (from January to February). Doug Murray (May only). Colin Barnes (from July to August).
- 7 Coronation Street - Curly Watts. Angie Freeman (until March). Andy McDonald (from November onwards).
- 8 Coronation Street - Martin, Gail, Nicky, Sarah Louise and David Platt. Carmel Finnan (until January).
- 9 Coronation Street - Jack and Vera Duckworth. Tommy Duckworth (from February to December). Doug Murray (from April to May).
- 10a Coronation Street - Rita Sullivan. Jenny Bradley (from September to October).
- 11 Coronation Street - Jim McDonald (until May and from June onwards). Liz McDonald (until May). Andy McDonald (until November). Steve McDonald (until June, from July to August and from August to November).
- 12 Coronation Street - Reg Holdsworth.
- 13 Coronation Street - Kevin, Sally and Rosie Webster.
- Corner Shop flat - Ken Barlow.
- Jim's Cafe flat - Angie Freeman (from March to September). Andy McDonald (November only).
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Betty Turpin.
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Mike and Alma Baldwin.
- 4 Gorton Close - Phyllis Pearce.
- 5 Grasmere Drive - Alf and Audrey Roberts.
- 7 Nightingale Street - Maud Grimes and Maureen Naylor.
- The Queens - Jim McDonald (from May to June). Liz McDonald (from May onwards). Steve McDonald (from June to July, August only and November onwards).
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