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1997 was Coronation Street's thirty-eighth year.

Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Kevin Webster Michael Le Vell Full year 140 1099 17
2 Judy Mallett Gaynor Faye Full year 122 217 20
3 Sally Webster Sally Whittaker Full year 120 918 22
3 Jim McDonald Charles Lawson Full year 120 756 9
5 Vera Duckworth Elizabeth Dawn Full year 119 1482 1
6 Gary Mallett Ian Mercer Full year 117 205 28
7 Chris Collins Matthew Marsden From March 116 116 -
7 Alec Gilroy Roy Barraclough Full year 116 726 17
7 Rita Sullivan Barbara Knox Full year 116 1997 8
10 Fiona Middleton Angela Griffin Full year 114 416 13
11 Deirdre Rachid Anne Kirkbride Full year 111 1766 5
11 Samantha Failsworth Tina Hobley Full year 111 154 46
13 Ken Barlow William Roache Full year 108 2637 5
13 Gail Platt Helen Worth Full year 108 1702 22
15 Mike Baldwin Johnny Briggs Full year 101 1486 11
15 Jack Duckworth William Tarmey Full year 101 1321 4
15 Natalie Horrocks Denise Welch From February 101 101 -
18 Ashley Peacock Steven Arnold Full year 99 141 47
19 Angie Freeman Deborah McAndrew From March 98 333 65
20 Maxine Heavey Tracy Shaw Full year 96 206 34
21 Audrey Roberts Sue Nicholls Full year 95 1053 13
22 Emily Bishop Eileen Derbyshire Full year 87 2270 34
22 Maud Grimes Elizabeth Bradley Full year 87 337 26
24 Alma Baldwin Amanda Barrie Full year 86 820 13
24 Martin Platt Sean Wilson Full year 86 851 32
26 Des Barnes Philip Middlemiss Full year 83 674 16
27 Liz McDonald Beverley Callard Full year 82 779 2
28 Curly Watts Kevin Kennedy Full year 78 1078 17
29 Alan McKenna Glenn Hugill Until November 77 87 60
29 Mavis Wilton Thelma Barlow Until October 77 1787 11
31 Janice Lee/Battersby Vicky Entwistle From January 75 75 -
31 Fred Elliott John Savident Full year 75 139 41
33 Andy McDonald Nicholas Cochrane Until November 74 592 3
33 Maureen Holdsworth/Elliott Sherrie Hewson Until October 74 399 20
35 Bill Webster Peter Armitage Until October 73 292 7
36 Betty Williams Betty Driver Full year 73 2044 25
37 Steve McDonald Simon Gregson Full year 67 588 37
38 Roy Cropper David Neilson Full year 66 114 48
39 Les Battersby Bruce Jones From July 60 60 -
40 Rosie Webster Emma Collinge From February 59 319 57
41 Leanne Battersby Jane Danson From July 57 57 -
42 Percy Sugden Bill Waddington Until October 52 980 29
43 Toyah Battersby Georgia Taylor From July 51 51 -
44 Don Brennan Geoff Hinsliff Until May and September to October 48 734 9
44 Zoe Tattersall Joanne Froggatt From May 48 48 -
46 Tricia Armstrong Tracy Brabin Until May 47 193 24
47 Sophie Webster Ashleigh Middleton and Emma Woodward Full year 44 107 54
48 Katy Tattersall/Katy Mallett/Katie Mallett/Shannon Tattersall Lucy Whipday From August 36 36 -
49 Jamie Armstrong Joseph Gilgun Until May 24 107 42
50 Alf Roberts Bryan Mosley Until March and from November 23 1756 29
50 Sean Skinner Terence Hillyer Until May 23 103 51
50 Derek Wilton Peter Baldwin Until April 23 725 26
53 Nick Tilsley Adam Rickitt From October 21 568 58
54 Anne Malone Eve Steele Until February 19 80 39
55 Ida Clough Helene Palmer Full year 18 248 54
56 Becky Palmer Emily Aston Until March 16 51 50
56 Sarah Louise Platt Lynsay King January and from May 16 361 52
58 Claire Palmer Maggie Norris Until April 12 59 44
58 David Platt Thomas Ormson January and July to November 12 307 53
60 Tony Horrocks Lee Warburton Until February 10 77 37
60 Joyce Smedley Anita Carey Until February 10 71 33
62 Spider Nugent Martin Hancock From December 9 9 -
63 Daniel Osbourne Lewis Harney January and July to August 6 101 36
64 Billy Williams Frank Mills Until February 5 60 56
65 Norris Cole Malcolm Hebden April only 4 76 49
65 Terry Duckworth Nigel Pivaro April only 4 305 61
67 Denise Osbourne Denise Black January only 3 268 59
68 Tracy Barlow/Preston Dawn Acton December only 2 586 64
68 Lorraine Horrocks Holly Newman November only 2 2 -
70 Tommy Duckworth Darryl Edwards March only 1 121 61
70 Blanche Hunt Maggie Jones December only 1 101 66

Production

New broom sweeps clean

1997 marked one of the key turning points in Coronation Street history.

Brian Park - Coronation Streets "smiling axeman"

After being the producer since 1994, Sue Pritchard left the programme in January. Executive producer Carolyn Reynolds appointed Brian Park as Pritchard's replacement, in one of her last acts before departing the series herself. Park joined the Street at a crucial time. Since the introduction of the Sunday episode, it had continually rated lower than the rest of the week by several million viewers, dragging the programme's ratings average below that of EastEnders. The fall in ratings was concentrated in the London area, and as such Carlton and LWT threatened to move the programme out of peak viewing hours. Additionally, ITV was concerned about a PR bias against Coronation Street, with The Sun and The Mirror attacking the programme for being old-fashioned compared with EastEnders and Brookside. Granada instructed Park to target younger viewers in particular to redress an age imbalance in the Street's audience.

Having not been a regular viewer of Coronation Street since the 1960s, Park was sympathetic to the tabloid press' "fuddy-duddy" impression of it. Upon discovering that writers were reluctant to let go of characters despite not having any storylines for them, Park insisted that they get rid of them. On his first day in the job, he dismissed actors Peter Baldwin, Geoff Hinsliff, Lee Warburton, Emily Aston, Maggie Norris, Nicholas Cochrane, Peter Armitage, Frank Mills, Sherrie Hewson, Anita Carey, and Eve Steele from their parts. Baldwin's axing came as a particular shock to the cast due to his longevity in the role and the popularity of Derek and Mavis Wilton, but Park - who had the job of implementing a decision which in fact preceded his arrival - believed that it was the correct choice as Thelma Barlow had recently given her resignation after wrestling with the idea for the past two years, and it was felt that Derek wouldn't work without her. Derek died of a heart attack following a road rage incident six months before the end of Thelma Barlow's contract, giving viewers the opportunity to see Mavis react to his death and begin to adjust to widowhood. His funeral marked the last appearance of Malcolm Hebden in the recurring part of Derek's nemesis Norris Cole until he was brought back as a main cast member in 1999.

News of Coronation Street's biggest cast cull to date gained an immediate reaction from the press, with Daily Mirror columnist Victor Lewis-Smith describing Park as a "smiling axeman" terrorising the Street. The press attention played into ITV's hands, with Park giving interviews for The Guardian (and the Manchester Evening News) to explain what he wanted to achieve on the programme: "I'm going to fight tooth and nail not to become the TV equivalent of the heritage trail. I suppose the stately home analogy is correct. We have to keep it going into the next millennium, adapt it and attract younger viewers without losing the old ones and destroying what makes it singular."

Clearing the deadwood

By the time Park's first credited episode was shown on 16th March, viewers had already seen the last of several characters, some of whom were not given on-screen exits; Billy Williams was not seen again after 14th February, and died off-screen of a heart attack in November, Anne Malone left Weatherfield in February after trying to frame Samantha Failsworth for shoplifting, Claire and Becky Palmer left Des Barnes's life after Claire caught Des sans trousers outside No.7, and Tony Horrocks vanished soon after accidentally killing Joyce Smedley with his car.

Having considered quitting a number of times, Geoff Hinsliff felt no bitterness about his sacking. For Don Brennan's exit, the writers crafted a revenge plot which, while on the surface far-fetched, was consistent with the way the character had progressed since Ivy's death. Continuing to wallow in misery and self-pity, Don kidnapped Alma Baldwin in his taxi and tried to gain her sympathy after Mike sold him the garage which went bust under Don's management. The hour-long episode climaxed with a spectacular scene in which Don's cab plunged into the canal with him and Alma inside. After spending six months in Strangeways, Don re-appeared in October, where he escaped and returned to Coronation Street to kill Mike, only to meet a fiery end himself when he drove Mike's car into the viaduct. From this point onwards, stunt sequences such as this because a more regular staple in Coronation Street's storytelling arsenal.

The three remaining axed actors departed later in the year. Maureen Holdsworth ran off to Germany with Bill Webster in October, less than two weeks after marrying Fred Elliott, while Andy McDonald left to make a new life in Barcelona in November. October also marked Thelma Barlow's final appearance as Mavis, as she left Rita's side to run a B&B in Cartmel, as well as Bill Waddington as Percy Sugden. Waddington had complained to the press about the increase in "raunchy" storylines since Park took over and announced his intention to quit. Percy left the street in October to live in a flat at Mayfield Court retirement complex. Meanwhile, after three years playing Tricia Armstrong, Tracy Brabin quit the show. After giving birth to son Brad, Tricia and Jamie Armstrong left Weatherfield with Tricia's new partner Ray Thorpe.

The new generation

The Battersbys, the "family from hell"

In their place came a horde of new characters, including a new family to take over No.5, which had been repossessed from Don Brennan and sold to the council while he was in prison. Les and Janice Battersby, and their teenager daughters Leanne and Toyah, arrived in the street in July. The Battersbys were a new creed of character; loud, obnoxious, thieving, and self-centred, they were referred to in the press as a "problem family", designed to upset the other street residents. For maximum impact, their early storylines showed them at their worst, with Les headbutting Curly Watts when a sleep-deprived Curly threw the girls' CD player out of the window. Anticipating accusations of dragging the programme downmarket (despite the idea for the family preceding him), Park told the Manchester Evening News: "People don't like innovation and change and they have selective memories - they thought the Ogdens were pretty rough at first - but the Battersbys follow in the Ogden's great tradition. After a while, familiarity breeds contempt." The first member of the family to appear was Janice, played by Vicky Entwistle, as a member of Mike Baldwin's workforce.

Other new characters included hunky mechanic Chris Collins played by Matthew Marsden, and Joanne Froggatt as troubled teen Zoe Tattersall. In February, Denise Welch joined the cast as Natalie Horrocks, mother of Tony, who replaced her son as Kevin Webster's partner at the garage. Welch was immediately brought to the forefront of the programme in a storyline which came about when Brian Park noticed that neither Kevin nor Sally Webster had ever had an affair; Park decided that Kevin would find himself in the arms of older woman Natalie. Sally Whittaker took maternity leave during the storyline; upon her return Sophie Webster was recast, with Emma Woodward replacing original actress Ashleigh Middleton.

Actors joining in the latter half of the year included Holly Newman as Natalie's niece Lorraine Brownlow, Martin Hancock as Emily Bishop's eco-warrior nephew and new lodger Geoffrey "Spider" Nugent, and Adam Rickitt as Nick Tilsley, who re-appeared on the programme for Don Brennan's funeral in October. Warren Jackson had planned to come back as Nick after completing his GCSEs, but Park took the opportunity to recast with someone more photogenic who could attract the elusive teen audience who watched Home and Away and Neighbours. Lastly, Deborah McAndrew was brought back full-time as Angie Freeman.

Bryan Mosley was absent for most of the year after suffering a major heart attack on 3rd February, shortly after recording his scenes for Episode 4159. He returned eight months later in Episode 4294. In consideration for Mosley's health, Alf's role was much reduced.

Structural changes

As well as shaking up the cast and characters, Park pushed for bolder and longer storylines, prioritising telling compelling storylines over the writing of individual scripts in order to weave more intricate plots. Story conferences were halved in length, with greater responsibility placed on the story associates which increased in number from three to five, with Ann McManus acting as story/script editor. Some writers were upset at this transfer of power away from them, and the team lost Tom Elliott, Julian Roach, Barry Hill and its longest-serving writer Adele Rose, all of whom were dismissed, Rose after disagreeing with Park on a storyline.

Two of Park's biggest changes harkened back to the show's past. The Rovers Return changed hands, with Jack and Vera Duckworth selling half of the pub to Alec Gilroy to settle a huge VAT bill, while, after Baldwin's Sportswear was gutted in a fire, Mike Baldwin went into business with Angie Freeman, opening lingerie factory Underworld in the empty unit in Coronation Street. Firman's Freezers continued to appear, with Park keen to maintain the amount of comedy in scripts.

A small change to the title sequence was made in Episode 4168 (30th March 1997). After a few years without a regular title caption (with the title instead appearing over various shots of activity in the street), the sequence was standardised, now ending with its fifth shot which showed a cat relaxing in the back yards (shown at the top of the page).

Viva Las Vegas

Following the success of 1995's direct-to-video spin-off entitled Coronation Street - The Feature Length Special, the experiment was repeated, with a different set of characters having an overseas adventure. Written by former story associate Russell T. Davies, Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas! focused on the Duckworths as they flew to Las Vegas to renew their wedding vows. Hairdressers Maxine Heavey and Fiona Middleton featured in a story of their own, as their attempts to find fun in Vegas often backfired. Neville Buswell - by 1997 working as a bank manager in Vegas - was tracked down and made a cameo appearance as his old character Ray Langton (although this was ignored when the character returned to the main show in 2005). The events of the special, as well as the set up within Coronation Street, took place in late May but the VHS wasn't released until 17th November of that year.

Viewing figures

Ratings chart for the year

In a crucial year for the programme, Coronation Street logged its lowest average of the decade, with an aggregated figure of 14.93 million viewers, representing a loss of 800,000 viewers from 1996. The drop is mostly due to the poor performance of the Sunday episode, introduced the previous November; the last three months of 1997 were up on the same months in 1996, while the biggest drops all occurred in the first half of the year. June was the only month outside the last quarter up on 1996, rising by 700,000 viewers.

The highest-rated episode of the year was Episode 4301 (17th November 1997), which gained an audience of 18.03 million viewers (again, an aggregated figure including the omnibus repeat). This was the lowest peak in any year since the omnibus began in 1989.

Meanwhile, Coronation Street's stranglehold on the charts continued, with 43 episodes reaching number one - a drop of only two episodes, while no episodes fell outside the top twenty for the sixth time of the decade.

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Writer Director Viewing
Figures
(With omnibus)
Chart
Position
1 4118 Wednesday 1st January Peter Whalley Mervyn Cumming 15,210,000 6
2 4119 Friday 3rd January Sally Wainwright Mervyn Cumming 16,350,000 4
3 4120 Sunday 5th January Barry Hill Colin Cant 13,770,000 9
4 4121 Monday 6th January John Stevenson Colin Cant 17,660,000 2
5 4122 Wednesday 8th January Peter Whalley Colin Cant 17,700,000 1
6 4123 Friday 10th January Peter Whalley Colin Cant 16,830,000 5
7 4124 Sunday 12th January Sally Wainwright Noreen Kershaw 12,760,000 13
8 4125 Monday 13th January Tom Elliott Noreen Kershaw 17,660,000 1
9 4126 Wednesday 15th January Peter Whalley Noreen Kershaw 17,470,000 2
10 4127 Friday 17th January Phil Woods Noreen Kershaw 16,060,000 6
11 4128 Sunday 19th January Peter Whalley Brian Mills 13,600,000 9
12 4129 Monday 20th January John Stevenson Brian Mills 17,560,000 1
13 4130 Wednesday 22nd January Adele Rose Brian Mills 17,280,000 2
14 4131 Friday 24th January Patrea Smallacombe Brian Mills 16,300,000 6
15 4132 Sunday 26th January Sally Wainwright Mervyn Cumming 13,970,000 7
16 4133 Monday 27th January Catherine Hayes Mervyn Cumming 17,050,000 2
17 4134 Wednesday 29th January Martin Allen Mervyn Cumming 17,390,000 1
18 4135 Friday 31st January Julian Roach Mervyn Cumming 16,270,000 6
19 4136 Sunday 2nd February Peter Whalley Garth Tucker 13,880,000 8
20 4137 Monday 3rd February Patrea Smallacombe Garth Tucker 17,090,000 3
21 4138 Wednesday 5th February Martin Allen Garth Tucker 17,430,000 1
22 4139 Friday 7th February Tom Elliott Garth Tucker 15,750,000 7
23 4140 Sunday 9th February John Stevenson Noreen Kershaw 13,450,000 9
24 4141 Monday 10th February Phil Woods Noreen Kershaw 17,300,000 2
25 4142 Wednesday 12th February Adele Rose Noreen Kershaw 16,060,000 5
26 4143 Friday 14th February Julian Roach Noreen Kershaw 16,320,000 4
27 4144 Sunday 16th February Peter Whalley Brian Mills 14,170,000 8
28 4145 Monday 17th February Patrea Smallacombe Brian Mills 17,600,000 1
29 4146 Wednesday 19th February Adele Rose Brian Mills 17,590,000 2
30 4147 Friday 21st February Tom Elliott Brian Mills 15,730,000 6
31 4148 Sunday 23rd February John Stevenson Mervyn Cumming 13,970,000 9
32 4149 Monday 24th February Catherine Hayes Mervyn Cumming 17,880,000 2
33 4150 Wednesday 26th February Phil Woods Mervyn Cumming 16,990,000 3
34 4151 Friday 28th February Sally Wainwright Mervyn Cumming 15,440,000 7
35 4152 Sunday 2nd March Sally Wainwright Garth Tucker 13,670,000 8
36 4153 Monday 3rd March Ken Blakeson Garth Tucker 17,380,000 1
37 4154 Wednesday 5th March Adele Rose Garth Tucker 13,990,000 6
38 4155 Friday 7th March Catherine Hayes Garth Tucker 15,310,000 3
39 4156 Sunday 9th March John Stevenson Noreen Kershaw 13,240,000 8
40 4157 Monday 10th March Julian Roach Noreen Kershaw 17,500,000 1
41 4158 Wednesday 12th March Tom Elliott Noreen Kershaw 17,250,000 2
42 4159 Friday 14th March Martin Allen Noreen Kershaw 12,870,000 8
43 4160 Sunday 16th March Patrea Smallacombe Brian Mills 13,400,000 7
44 4161 Monday 17th March Phil Woods Brian Mills 16,820,000 1
45 4162 Wednesday 19th March John Stevenson Brian Mills 14,050,000 5
46 4163 Friday 21st March Adele Rose Brian Mills 14,470,000 4
47 4164 Sunday 23rd March Peter Whalley Laurence Moody 13,070,000 7
48 4165 Monday 24th March Catherine Hayes Laurence Moody 16,250,000 3
49 4166 Wednesday 26th March Martin Allen Laurence Moody 16,840,000 1
50 4167 Friday 28th March John Stevenson Laurence Moody 14,610,000 6
51 4168 Sunday 30th March Tom Elliott Garth Tucker 12,460,000 7
52 4169 Monday 31st March Peter Whalley Garth Tucker 14,010,000 7
53 4170 Wednesday 2nd April Barry Hill Garth Tucker 16,850,000 1
54 4171 Friday 4th April Sally Wainwright Garth Tucker 15,420,000 4
55 4172 Sunday 6th April Ken Blakeson Noreen Kershaw 11,700,000 15
56 4173 Monday 7th April Phil Woods Noreen Kershaw 16,370,000 1
57 4174 Wednesday 9th April Adele Rose Noreen Kershaw 15,540,000 2
58 4175 Friday 11th April John Stevenson Noreen Kershaw 14,330,000 5
59 4176 Sunday 13th April Tom Elliott Brian Mills 12,970,000 7
60 4177 Monday 14th April Peter Whalley Brian Mills 16,520,000 3
61 4178 Wednesday 16th April Ken Blakeson Brian Mills 15,670,000 6
62 4179 Friday 18th April Catherine Hayes Kay Patrick 17,050,000 2
63 4180 Sunday 20th April Adele Rose Kay Patrick 15,810,000 5
64 4181 Monday 21st April Patrea Smallacombe Kay Patrick 17,400,000 1
65 4182 Wednesday 23rd April Sally Wainwright Laurence Moody 13,860,000 5
66 4183 Friday 25th April John Stevenson Kay Patrick 15,470,000 3
67 4184 Sunday 27th April John Stevenson Garth Tucker 13,690,000 6
68 4185 Monday 28th April Adele Rose Garth Tucker 16,450,000 2
69 4186 Wednesday 30th April Tom Elliott Garth Tucker 14,140,000 4
70 4187 Friday 2nd May Phil Woods Garth Tucker 12,600,000 6
71 4188 Sunday 4th May Martin Allen Terry Dyddgen-Jones 12,590,000 7
72 4189 Monday 5th May Ken Blakeson Terry Dyddgen-Jones 15,100,000 3
73 4190 Wednesday 7th May Peter Whalley Terry Dyddgen-Jones 16,500,000 1
74 4191 Friday 9th May Peter Whalley Terry Dyddgen-Jones 14,200,000 5
75 4192 Sunday 11th May Martin Allen Brian Mills 12,980,000 7
76 4193 Monday 12th May Mark Wadlow Brian Mills 15,790,000 1
77 4194 Wednesday 14th May Tom Elliott Brian Mills 13,550,000 6
78 4195 Friday 16th May Phil Woods Brian Mills 13,770,000 5
79 4196 Sunday 18th May Ken Blakeson Laurence Moody 11,920,000 7
80 4197 Monday 19th May Patrea Smallacombe Laurence Moody 15,300,000 2
81 4198 Wednesday 21st May Catherine Hayes Laurence Moody 15,760,000 1
82 4199 Friday 23rd May John Stevenson Laurence Moody 13,370,000 5
83 4200 Sunday 25th May Adele Rose Garth Tucker 10,180,000 10
84 4201 Monday 26th May Ken Blakeson Garth Tucker 12,650,000 2
85 4202 Wednesday 28th May Paul Cornell Garth Tucker 10,860,000 8
86 4203 Friday 30th May Patrea Smallacombe Garth Tucker 11,610,000 5
87 4204 Sunday 1st June Catherine Hayes Terry Dyddgen-Jones 11,440,000 6
88 4205 Monday 2nd June Tom Elliott Terry Dyddgen-Jones 14,540,000 1
89 4206 Wednesday 4th June Peter Whalley Terry Dyddgen-Jones 13,460,000 6
90 4207 Friday 6th June Martin Allen Terry Dyddgen-Jones 13,710,000 4
91 4208 Sunday 8th June Mark Wadlow Brian Mills 12,140,000 7
92 4209 Monday 9th June Andy Armitage Brian Mills 14,760,000 2
93 4210 Wednesday 11th June John Stevenson Brian Mills 14,910,000 1
94 4211 Friday 13th June Peter Whalley Brian Mills 13,340,000 5
95 4212 Sunday 15th June Maureen Chadwick Laurence Moody 13,110,000 7
96 4213 Monday 16th June Patrea Smallacombe Laurence Moody 14,570,000 2
97 4214 Wednesday 18th June Phil Woods Laurence Moody 15,180,000 1
98 4215 Friday 20th June Ken Blakeson Laurence Moody 14,170,000 4
99 4216 Sunday 22nd June Patrea Smallacombe Garth Tucker 12,850,000 7
100 4217 Monday 23rd June Ken Blakeson Garth Tucker 15,290,000 1
101 4218 Wednesday 25th June Adele Rose Garth Tucker 15,100,000 2
102 4219 Friday 27th June Mark Wadlow Garth Tucker 14,780,000 3
103 4220 Sunday 29th June Catherine Hayes Lou Wakefield 13,920,000 5
104 4221 Monday 30th June John Stevenson Lou Wakefield 16,010,000 1
105 4222 Wednesday 2nd July John Stevenson Lou Wakefield 15,370,000 2
106 4223 Friday 4th July Sally Wainwright Lou Wakefield 13,410,000 5
107 4224 Sunday 6th July Sally Wainwright Terry Dyddgen-Jones 11,740,000 7
108 4225 Monday 7th July John Stevenson Terry Dyddgen-Jones 14,920,000 1
109 4226 Wednesday 9th July Phil Woods Terry Dyddgen-Jones 14,120,000 3
110 4227 Friday 11th July Catherine Hayes Terry Dyddgen-Jones 14,370,000 2
111 4228 Sunday 13th July Peter Whalley Brian Mills 12,400,000 7
112 4229 Monday 14th July Martin Allen Brian Mills 15,560,000 1
113 4230 Wednesday 16th July Ken Blakeson Brian Mills 14,870,000 2
114 4231 Friday 18th July Maureen Chadwick Brian Mills 13,810,000 4
115 4232 Sunday 20th July Patrea Smallacombe Sue Dunderdale 10,830,000 10
116 4233 Monday 21st July Peter Whalley Sue Dunderdale 14,330,000 1
117 4234 Wednesday 23rd July Adele Rose Sue Dunderdale 13,980,000 2
118 4235 Friday 25th July Sally Wainwright Sue Dunderdale 13,010,000 3
119 4236 Sunday 27th July Phil Woods Laurence Moody 11,170,000 7
120 4237 Monday 28th July Catherine Hayes Laurence Moody 13,900,000 2
121 4238 Wednesday 30th July Andy Armitage Laurence Moody 14,160,000 1
122 4239 Friday 1st August Maureen Chadwick Laurence Moody 13,370,000 3
123 4240 Sunday 3rd August Peter Whalley Lou Wakefield 11,850,000 6
124 4241 Monday 4th August Adele Rose Lou Wakefield 14,420,000 1
125 4242 Wednesday 6th August Maureen Chadwick Lou Wakefield 14,220,000 2
126 4243 Friday 8th August Catherine Hayes Lou Wakefield 11,530,000 5
127 4244 Sunday 10th August Mark Wadlow June Howson 10,880,000 7
128 4245 Monday 11th August Ken Blakeson June Howson 14,050,000 2
129 4246 Wednesday 13th August John Stevenson June Howson 14,110,000 1
130 4247 Friday 15th August Sally Wainwright June Howson 12,070,000 3
131 4248 Sunday 17th August Patrea Smallacombe Brian Mills 10,970,000 7
132 4249 Monday 18th August Ken Blakeson Brian Mills 14,140,000 1
133 4250 Wednesday 20th August Peter Whalley Brian Mills 13,670,000 2
134 4251 Friday 22nd August Martin Allen Brian Mills 12,120,000 6
135 4252 Sunday 24th August Andy Armitage Sue Dunderdale 12,500,000 4
136 4253 Monday 25th August Sally Wainwright Sue Dunderdale 12,380,000 8
137 4254 Wednesday 27th August Mark Wadlow Sue Dunderdale 14,200,000 1
138 4255 Friday 29th August Catherine Hayes Sue Dunderdale 13,600,000 5
139 4256 Sunday 31st August Mark Wadlow Laurence Moody 14,080,000 2
140 4257 Monday 1st September Patrea Smallacombe Laurence Moody 14,500,000 4
141 4258 Wednesday 3rd September Maureen Chadwick Laurence Moody 16,000,000 2
142 4259 Friday 5th September Adele Rose Laurence Moody 12,850,000 9
143 4260 Sunday 7th September Peter Whalley Lou Wakefield 12,420,000 11
144 4261 Monday 8th September Andy Armitage Lou Wakefield 15,050,000 1
145 4262 Wednesday 10th September Sally Wainwright Lou Wakefield 14,170,000 4
146 4263 Friday 12th September Catherine Hayes Lou Wakefield 14,370,000 3
147 4264 Sunday 14th September Maureen Chadwick Robert Khodadad 13,490,000 8
148 4265 Monday 15th September Adele Rose Robert Khodadad 15,380,000 1
149 4266 Wednesday 17th September Peter Whalley Robert Khodadad 12,820,000 8
150 4267 Friday 19th September Patrea Smallacombe Robert Khodadad 15,150,000 3
151 4268 Sunday 21st September Sally Wainwright Will Brenton 14,400,000 4
152 4269 Monday 22nd September Catherine Hayes Will Brenton 15,840,000 1
153 4270 Wednesday 24th September Martin Allen Will Brenton 15,730,000 3
154 4271 Friday 26th September Phil Woods Will Brenton 14,740,000 5
155 4272 Sunday 28th September Peter Mills Sue Dunderdale 14,750,000 4
156 4273 Monday 29th September Ken Blakeson Sue Dunderdale 16,130,000 1
157 4274 Wednesday 1st October Phil Woods Sue Dunderdale 13,590,000 7
158 4275 Friday 3rd October Catherine Hayes Sue Dunderdale 15,140,000 3
159 4276 Sunday 5th October Maureen Chadwick Mike Adams 14,950,000 4
160 4277 Monday 6th October Martin Allen Mike Adams 16,710,000 2
161 4278 Wednesday 8th October John Stevenson Mike Adams 17,350,000 1
162 4279 Friday 10th October Peter Whalley Mike Adams 16,140,000 5
163 4280 Sunday 12th October Maureen Chadwick June Howson 16,250,000 4
164 4281 Monday 13th October Mark Wadlow June Howson 16,930,000 2
165 4282 Wednesday 15th October Adele Rose June Howson 17,470,000 1
166 4283 Friday 17th October Martin Allen June Howson 15,360,000 5
167 4284 Sunday 19th October John Stevenson Robert Khodadad 15,630,000 4
168 4285 Monday 20th October Peter Whalley Robert Khodadad 17,400,000 1
169 4286 Wednesday 22nd October Ken Blakeson Robert Khodadad 12,810,000 8
170 4287 Friday 24th October Phil Woods Robert Khodadad 15,680,000 4
171 4288 Sunday 26th October Adele Rose Will Brenton 16,630,000 2
172 4289 Monday 27th October Sally Wainwright Will Brenton 17,390,000 1
173 4290 Wednesday 29th October Andy Armitage Will Brenton 17,040,000 2
174 4291 Friday 31st October Catherine Hayes Will Brenton 15,060,000 7
175 4292 Sunday 2nd November Peter Whalley Kay Patrick 15,810,000 4
176 4293 Monday 3rd November Martin Allen Kay Patrick 17,710,000 1
177 4294 Wednesday 5th November Ken Blakeson Kay Patrick 13,520,000 8
178 4295 Friday 7th November Maureen Chadwick Kay Patrick 17,500,000 2
179 4296 Sunday 9th November Maureen Chadwick Mike Adams 17,450,000 3
180 4297 Monday 10th November Andy Armitage Mike Adams 17,780,000 2
181 4298 Wednesday 12th November Adele Rose Mike Adams 17,720,000 3
182 4299 Friday 14th November Martin Allen Mike Adams 16,620,000 5
183 4300 Sunday 16th November Ken Blakeson Noreen Kershaw 16,100,000 6
184 4301 Monday 17th November Peter Mills Noreen Kershaw 18,030,000 1
185 4302 Wednesday 19th November Mark Wadlow Noreen Kershaw 17,510,000 3
186 4303 Friday 21st November Sally Wainwright Noreen Kershaw 15,410,000 6
187 4304 Sunday 23rd November Jan McVerry Robert Khodadad 16,790,000 4
188 4305 Monday 24th November Catherine Hayes Robert Khodadad 17,540,000 2
189 4306 Wednesday 26th November Andy Armitage Robert Khodadad 12,120,000 11
190 4307 Friday 28th November Mark Wadlow Robert Khodadad 15,860,000 4
191 4308 Sunday 30th November Peter Whalley Terry Dyddgen-Jones 16,750,000 3
192 4309 Monday 1st December John Stevenson Terry Dyddgen-Jones 17,880,000 1
193 4310 Wednesday 3rd December Adele Rose Terry Dyddgen-Jones 17,170,000 2
194 4311 Friday 5th December Maureen Chadwick Terry Dyddgen-Jones 15,580,000 6
195 4312 Sunday 7th December Catherine Hayes Kay Patrick 16,280,000 4
196 4313 Monday 8th December Phil Ford Kay Patrick 17,270,000 1
197 4314 Wednesday 10th December John Stevenson Kay Patrick 12,460,000 8
198 4315 Friday 12th December Phil Woods Kay Patrick 14,770,000 3
199 4316 Sunday 14th December Peter Whalley Mike Adams 15,560,000 2
200 4317 Monday 15th December Ken Blakeson Mike Adams 17,400,000 1
201 4318 Wednesday 17th December Jan McVerry June Howson 17,220,000 2
202 4319 Friday 19th December Maureen Chadwick June Howson 15,130,000 6
203 4320 Sunday 21st December Sally Wainwright Brian Mills 15,370,000 3
204 4321 Monday 22nd December Peter Mills Brian Mills 17,250,000 1
205 4322 Thursday 25th December Peter Whalley Brian Mills 14,060,000 5
206 4323 Friday 26th December Peter Whalley Brian Mills 13,550,000 8
207 4324 Sunday 28th December Martin Allen Laurence Moody 13,890,000 6
208 4325 Monday 29th December Jan McVerry Laurence Moody 16,650,000 3
209 4326 Wednesday 31st December John Stevenson Laurence Moody 15,640,000 4

Storylines

To be added.

Who lives where

Coronation Street

Rosamund Street

Victoria Street

Others

Awards and nominations

Bafta Awards

  • The Lew Grade Award for Significant and Popular Programme

TV Quick Awards

National Television Awards

Mental Health Media Awards

  • Soap Opera Storyline: Don Brennan's mental breakdown (Nominee)

Royal Television Society (North West) Awards

Coronation Street in the 1990s
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