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1993 was Coronation Street's thirty-fourth year.

Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Jack Duckworth William Tarmey Full year 102 943 3
2 Curly Watts Kevin Kennedy Full year 101 726 7
3 Deirdre Barlow Anne Kirkbride Full year 100 1434 22
4 Raquel Wolstenhulme Sarah Lancashire Full year 99 252 2
5 Liz McDonald Beverley Callard Full year 98 399 12
6 Jim McDonald Charles Lawson Full year 92 362 13
6 Gail Platt Helen Worth Full year 92 1294 1
6 Mavis Wilton Thelma Barlow Full year 92 1432 3
9 Alf Roberts Bryan Mosley Full year 90 1541 31
9 Audrey Roberts Sue Nicholls Full year 90 712 14
11 Alma Baldwin Amanda Barrie Full year 89 456 10
11 Rita Sullivan Barbara Knox Full year 89 1592 6
13 Kevin Webster Michael Le Vell Full year 88 728 25
14 Emily Bishop Eileen Derbyshire Full year 85 1987 28
14 Steve McDonald Simon Gregson Full year 85 272 16
16 Vera Duckworth Elizabeth Dawn Full year 83 1061 5
16 Sally Webster Sally Whittaker Full year 83 603 37
18 Denise Osbourne Denise Black Full year 81 91 46
19 Des Barnes Philip Middlemiss Full year 78 312 21
20 Bet Gilroy Julie Goodyear Full year 77 1813 9
21 Ken Barlow William Roache Full year 76 2250 24
22 Reg Holdsworth Ken Morley Full year 74 247 32
22 Betty Turpin Betty Driver Full year 74 1715 29
24 Mike Baldwin Johnny Briggs Full year 72 1134 22
25 Andy McDonald Nicholas Cochrane Full year 71 252 30
26 Don Brennan Geoff Hinsliff Full year 69 440 27
26 Tom/Tommy Duckworth Darryl Edwards Until December 69 97 41
26 Percy Sugden Bill Waddington Full year 69 720 15
29 Maureen Naylor Sherrie Hewson From March 66 66 -
30 Rosie Webster Emma Collinge Full year 64 165 38
31 Angie Freeman Deborah McAndrew Until September 62 232 16
32 Derek Wilton Peter Baldwin Full year 60 472 7
33 Ivy Brennan Lynne Perrie Full year 53 1147 19
34 Tracy Barlow Dawn Acton Full year 52 543 40
35 Tanya Pooley Eva Pope From May 51 51 -
36 Phyllis Pearce Jill Summers Full year 50 456 32
37 Martin Platt Sean Wilson Full year 50 543 10
38 David Platt Thomas Ormson Until March and from June 47 178 19
39 Doug Murray Brian Hibbard Until June 44 62 43
40 Nicky Platt Warren Jackson Until March and July to November 39 431 32
41 Fiona Middleton Angela Griffin From March 35 36 49
42 Mark Redman Chris Cook January to April and August to October 31 50 44
43 Victoria/Vicky Arden Chloe Newsome January to April and from September 29 87 39
44 Sarah Louise Platt Lynsay King Until March and from July 25 232 26
45 Maud Grimes Elizabeth Bradley From April 16 16 -
46 Lisa Duckworth Caroline Milmoe Until February 15 75 35
47 Jenny Bradley Sally Ann Matthews September to October 9 289 -
47 Terry Duckworth Nigel Pivaro February and November to December 9 293 45
49 Charlie Whelan John St. Ryan From December 2 2 -

Production

Jack thumps Terry as he reveals his true colours

Carolyn Reynolds was producer for a second year, after which she took up the position of executive producer which she held for most of the next twelve years.

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.

Viewing figures

Ratings chart for the year

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.

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Writer Director Viewing
Figures
(With omnibus)
Chart
Position
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
Charles Lauder
Brian Mills
19,150,000 4
27 3510 Wednesday 3rd March Martin Allen Howard Baker
Charles Lauder
Brian Mills
19,410,000 3
28 3511 Friday 5th March Tom Elliott Howard Baker
Charles Lauder
Brian Mills
19,850,000 2
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
Mervyn Cumming
15,680,000 2
98 3581 Monday 16th August Phil Woods Eugene Ferguson
Mervyn Cumming
13,430,000 5
99 3582 Wednesday 18th August Barry Hill Eugene Ferguson
Mervyn Cumming
15,410,000 2
100 3583 Friday 20th August Paul Abbott Eugene Ferguson
Mervyn Cumming
14,300,000 4
101 3584 Monday 23rd August Phil Woods Charles Lauder
Mervyn Cumming
16,140,000 3
102 3585 Wednesday 25th August Adele Rose Charles Lauder
Mervyn Cumming
16,720,000 1
103 3586 Friday 27th August Mark Wadlow Charles Lauder
Mervyn Cumming
16,340,000 2
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

Storylines

Who lives where

Coronation Street

Rosamund Street

  • Jim's Cafe flat - Angie Freeman (from March to September). Andy McDonald (November only).

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