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1999 was Coronation Street's fortieth year.

Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Leanne Tilsley/Battersby Jane Danson Full year 148 334 1
2 Janice Battersby Vicky Entwistle Full year 142 338 3
2 Ashley Peacock Steven Arnold Full year 142 381 18
2 Gail Platt Helen Worth Full year 142 1961 5
5 Mike Baldwin Johnny Briggs Full year except for September 137 1726 16
6 Natalie Barnes Denise Welch Full year 136 353 7
7 Sally Webster Sally Whittaker Full year 135 1170 5
8 Audrey Roberts Sue Nicholls Full year 132 1283 18
9 Linda Sykes Jacqueline Pirie Full year except for September 130 138 52
10 Rita Sullivan Barbara Knox Full year 126 2232 13
11 Fred Elliott John Savident Full year 122 342 30
12 Maxine Heavey/Peacock Tracy Shaw Full year 121 423 21
13 Sharon Gaskell/Bentley Tracie Bennett January to November 120 173 -
14 Toyah Battersby Georgia Taylor Full year 119 281 11
15 Martin Platt Sean Wilson Full year 116 1053 26
16 Alma Baldwin Amanda Barrie Full year 113 1033 17
16 Les Battersby Bruce Jones Full year 113 294 3
16 Spider Nugent Martin Hancock Full year except for July 113 207 29
19 Kevin Webster Michael Le Vell Full year except for March 112 1324 9
20 Vera Duckworth Elizabeth Dawn Full year 109 1703 10
21 Jack Duckworth William Tarmey Full year 108 1515 26
22 Deirdre Rachid Anne Kirkbride Full year 102 1954 26
22 Hayley Patterson/Cropper Julie Hesmondhalgh Full year 102 179 32
24 Nita Desai Rebecca Sarker January to August and from October 100 100 -
25 Curly Watts Kevin Kennedy From March 99 1247 38
26 Ken Barlow William Roache Full year 98 2829 24
26 Alison Wakefield Naomi Radcliffe Until September and from December 98 100 59
28 Tyrone Dobbs Alan Halsall Full year except for June 94 106 49
29 Jim McDonald Charles Lawson Full year 91 961 8
30 Roy Cropper David Neilson Full year except for September 90 311 15
31 Gary Mallett Ian Mercer Full year 85 378 25
32 Emily Bishop Eileen Derbyshire Full year except for July 77 2422 34
33 Betty Williams Betty Driver Full year except for April 73 2192 33
34 Vikram Desai Chris Bisson February to August and from October 72 72 -
35 Judy Mallett Gaynor Faye Until September 67 356 36
35 Steve McDonald Simon Gregson Full year 67 748 22
37 Rosie Webster Emma Collinge January to July, September and December 61 430 41
38 Vinny Sorrell James Gaddas From August 58 58 -
39 Maud Grimes Elizabeth Bradley Until November 57 462 39
39 Sophie Webster Emma Woodward January to July, September and December 57 217 40
41 Danny Hargreaves Richard Standing From April 54 54 -
42 Becky Mallett Megan Foster Full year 52 55 57
43 Tom Ferguson Tom Wisdom March to June and from August 51 51 -
44 Billy Mallett Lewis Ablett Full year 49 52 57
45 Sarah Louise Platt Lynsay King and Tina O'Brien Until July and from October 46 416 51
46 Nick Tilsley Adam Rickitt Until April 43 720 13
47 David Platt Thomas Ormson January to July and from October 35 349 53
48 Blanche Hunt Maggie Jones January and from August 26 131 56
49 Lorraine Brownlow Holly Newman Until March 25 73 42
50 Gwen Loveday Annie Hulley From October 24 24 -
51 Jackie Dobbs Margi Clarke Until March 23 51 43
52 Mark Redman Paul Fox From November 20 83 -
53 Doreen Heavey Prunella Gee From July 17 17 -
54 Eunice Gee Meg Johnson January to March and May 16 72 -
55 Terry Duckworth Nigel Pivaro August to October and December 13 318 -
55 Rebecca Hopkins Jill Halfpenny From December 13 13 -
57 Dev Alahan Jimmi Harkishin From November 10 10 -
57 Tracy Preston Dawn Acton March and October 10 596 -
59 Norris Cole Malcolm Hebden From December 9 85 -
60 Greg Kelly Stephen Billington January and May 7 117 12
60 Robert Preston Julian Kay March and October 7 9 -
62 Candice Stowe Nikki Sanderson November only 5 5 -
63 Duggie Ferguson John Bowe October and December 4 4 -
64 Alf Roberts Bryan Mosley January only 1 1776 48

Production

David Hanson

The Desais - Coronation Street's first Asian family make their debut

After starting in late 1998, David Hanson remained in charge of Coronation Street for most of the year, with Carolyn Reynolds continuing as executive producer. Former production assistant Jane Macnaught became the programme's producer with Episode 4704, while Reynolds left after Episode 4691 and was not replaced.

Since his 1997 heart attack, Bryan Mosley had been appearing as Alf Roberts in a reduced capacity but, despite further problems including a dramatic weight loss, he had refused to call it a day. Out of concern for the actor, Hanson instructed writers to kill off Alf. Mosley's character passed away peacefully - and unnoticed - while slumped in a chair at Nick Tilsley's 18th birthday party in the New Year's Day episode. Mosley then died on 9th February, six weeks after his character's on-screen death.

Hanson inherited Brian Park's plans to introduce Coronation Street's first Asian family. These were Indian divorcee Ravi Desai, his daughter Nita and teenage son Vikram, who appeared over January and February. Writers were careful to avoid ethnic stereotypes but the show was accused of re-enforcing them by placing the family in the Corner Shop - a move which was defended by Rebecca Sarker (Nita) who commented that it was a fact of life that there were a lot of Asian shopkeepers in Britain. The Desais were meant as a long-term addition to the programme, but after seven months actor Saeed Jaffrey was dismissed from the role of Ravi by Jane Macnaught. Jaffrey's axing came two days before the actor spent the night in a cell for being drunk and disorderly on a train. Ravi was subsequently written out off-screen, returning to India after his brother Raj's sudden death.

In November, Jimmi Harkishin first appeared as Nita and Vikram's cousin Dev Alahan, who a month later bought Ravi's chain of corner shops. Instead of being a family-run business, the Corner Shop was run by Dev as a solitary character.

Comings and goings

Sharon Gaskell kicks off at her wedding after discovering fiancé Ian Bentley's infidelity. 19.84 million viewers watch the episode, Coronation Street's biggest audience of the year

The departures of Mosley, Beverley Callard, Philip Middlemiss and Roy Barraclough left room for more new cast members. Tracie Bennett was brought back as Rita Sullivan's former foster daughter Sharon Gaskell and was involved in one of the biggest storylines of the year, as Sharon learned about her fiancé Ian Bentley's fling with Natalie Barnes and dumped him at the altar. Writers put Sharon at the forefront of the show by having Rita give her the Kabin, only to pull the plug on the character after ten months and have her marry Ian after all and leave Weatherfield. Sharon's place at Rita's side was taken by Norris Cole, Derek Wilton's former nemesis who was brought back on a full-time basis. Pompous, nosy and prattling, Emily Bishop's eventual lodger in some respects served as a replacement for both Mavis Wilton and Percy Sugden.

Meg Johnson also returned as Eunice Gee, making her first appearance since 1982 for a short storyline showing Jack and Vera Duckworth become residents and eventual managers of the Park Road B&B. The Duckworths were joined by lodger Tyrone Dobbs, who was retained after mother Jackie was written out in March. Jackie's exit storyline tied into Curly Watts's return, with Curly enlisting help from the neighbours to remove the squatting Dobbs from No.7.

Maggie Jones reprised Blanche Hunt full-time for the first time since 1976. Blanche played a key role in bringing Ken and Deirdre back together after ten years, in a storyline which saw Dawn Acton play Tracy for the last time prior to the re-cast of the character in 2002. Ken and Deirdre's reconciliation occurred as two marriages ended; Mike and Alma Baldwin divorced after Mike's fling with Julia Stone, while Martin Platt embarked on an affair with fellow nurse Rebecca Hopkins in a storyline which continued into 2000. Mike's life went in a new direction, with Mike getting engaged to one of his machinists, Linda Sykes, and his son Mark Redman, now 18, joining as a full-time character played by Paul Fox. Meanwhile, the focus of the Platts' storylines also shifted; with Adam Rickitt quitting his role of Nick Tilsley to pursue a pop career, and Nick moving to Canada after forcing Leanne to abort their baby, Gail's younger children became more prominent. In October, Tina O'Brien replaced Lynsay King as Sarah Louise, who was given a best friend in the form of Candice Stowe, played by Nikki Sanderson.

Tom Wisdom joined as hairdresser Tom Ferguson, joined in October by John Bowe as his father Duggie, while Annie Hulley played Underworld worker Gwen Loveday, Richard Standing played market trader Danny Hargreaves, Sally Webster's new partner, and James Gaddas played Vinny Sorrell, the Rovers' new cellarman.

Departures included Elizabeth Bradley as Maud Grimes, Holly Newman as barmaid Lorraine Brownlow, and Stephen Billington as Greg Kelly. Greg departed on New Year's Day but returned for six episodes in May. The storyline climaxed with an episode focused entirely on Greg taking Rosie and Sophie hostage in No.13 in order to use Sally as a pawn in his battle against Mike. Meanwhile, Gaynor Faye decided to leave after four years as Judy Mallett. As the character had only recently given birth to twins, Judy was killed off, suffering an embolism caused by a car crash.

Set and title changes

Following the closure of the Granada Studios Tour, Coronation Street's set was extended to include part of Victoria Street. The new development was comprised of four new shop units, two houses, six flats and a builders' yard. Most of the building work took place later in the year but a frontage for Roy's Rolls's new premises was built months earlier so that cafe could be transferred there, removing the need for location filming whenever the cafe exterior was seen at its present Rosamund Street location.

With the arrival of Jane Macnaught as producer, a minor change was made to the title sequence: the programme logo was moved to the start of the sequence, and writer and director credits added.

Coronation Street: After Hours

In August, ITV announced a six-part late evening spin-off of Coronation Street set in Brighton and Calais, featuring the returns of several ex-cast members. The series was transmitted over six consecutive evenings in November, and starred Julie Goodyear, Ken Morley and Chloe Newsome as Bet Gilroy, Reg Holdsworth and Vicky McDonald, together with Simon Gregson and Chris Bisson as Steve McDonald and Vikram Desai who journeyed down to Brighton from Weatherfield.

Unlike its parent programme, Coronation Street - After Hours was shot by a single video camera, not unlike film work. There was some speculation that a late-night slot would lead to a more "adult" presentation than the usual "family" fare of the main programme but in the event it stayed firmly within the boundaries expected by its viewer base.

Viewing figures

Ratings chart for the year

Ratings slipped from their 1998 high to an average of 15.57 million viewers (aggregated), representing a drop of almost 200,000 viewers on the previous year's figure. January to March, along with May, June and August were up on the same months in 1998, while the other six months experienced falls. October to December saw the biggest drops, each of over 1.5 million viewers.

The number of episodes at number one also fell, with 25 episodes reaching the top spot - the lowest figure since 1991.

Episode 4572 (7th March 1999) was the highest-rated episode of the year, gaining an audience of 19.84 million viewers. The episode saw Sharon Gaskell jilt Ian Bentley for his affair with Natalie Barnes.

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Writer Director Viewing
Figures
(With omnibus)
Chart
Position
1 4535 Friday 1st January Mark Wadlow Brian Mills 16,280,000 7
2 4536 Sunday 3rd January John Stevenson Jim O'Hanlon 18,580,000 3
3 4537 Monday 4th January Stephen Bennett Jim O'Hanlon 19,600,000 2
4 4538 Wednesday 6th January Peter Whalley Jim O'Hanlon 18,800,000 3
5 4539 Friday 8th January Peter Mills Jim O'Hanlon 16,760,000 7
6 4540 Sunday 10th January Phil Ford Terry Dyddgen-Jones 16,040,000 8
7 4541 Monday 11th January Phil Woods Terry Dyddgen-Jones 19,670,000 1
8 4542 Wednesday 13th January Martin Allen Terry Dyddgen-Jones 19,130,000 3
9 4543 Friday 15th January Martin Allen Terry Dyddgen-Jones 18,160,000 5
10 4544 Sunday 17th January Peter Mills Ged Maguire 16,780,000 6
11 4545 Monday 18th January Peter Whalley Ged Maguire 18,660,000 3
12 4546 Wednesday 20th January Phil Ford Ged Maguire 17,460,000 4
13 4547 Friday 22nd January Sally Wainwright Ged Maguire 16,220,000 7
14 4548 Sunday 24th January Catherine Hayes Tim Dowd 16,570,000 6
15 4549 Monday 25th January John Stevenson Tim Dowd 18,740,000 2
16 4550 Wednesday 27th January Mark Wadlow Tim Dowd 18,520,000 3
17 4551 Friday 29th January Stephen Bennett Tim Dowd 16,070,000 7
18 4552 Sunday 31st January Phil Ford Brian Mills 16,410,000 6
19 4553 Monday 1st February Mark Wadlow Brian Mills 17,980,000 1
20 4554 Wednesday 3rd February Sally Wainwright Brian Mills 17,520,000 3
21 4555 Friday 5th February Catherine Hayes Brian Mills 16,100,000 7
22 4556 Sunday 7th February Phil Woods Michael Kerrigan 15,980,000 6
23 4557 Monday 8th February John Stevenson Michael Kerrigan 18,300,000 1
24 4558 Wednesday 10th February Peter Whalley Michael Kerrigan 18,150,000 2
25 4559 Friday 12th February Ken Blakeson Michael Kerrigan 15,880,000 7
26 4560 Sunday 14th February Ken Blakeson Terry Dyddgen-Jones 17,080,000 5
27 4561 Monday 15th February Catherine Hayes Terry Dyddgen-Jones 18,050,000 3
28 4562 Wednesday 17th February Stephen Bennett Terry Dyddgen-Jones 17,980,000 4
29 4563 Friday 19th February Maureen Chadwick Terry Dyddgen-Jones 16,780,000 7
30 4564 Sunday 21st February John Stevenson Ged Maguire 17,140,000 6
31 4565 Monday 22nd February Phil Woods Ged Maguire 17,960,000 3
32 4566 Wednesday 24th February Martin Allen Ged Maguire 17,830,000 4
33 4567 Friday 26th February David Lane Ged Maguire 17,260,000 6
34 4568 Sunday 28th February Martin Allen Jim O'Hanlon 17,640,000 5
35 4569 Monday 1st March Phil Woods Jim O'Hanlon 18,260,000 4
36 4570 Wednesday 3rd March Ken Blakeson Jim O'Hanlon 14,970,000 9
37 4571 Friday 5th March John Stevenson Jim O'Hanlon 17,750,000 5
38 4572 Sunday 7th March Mark Wadlow Brian Mills 19,840,000 1
39 4573 Monday 8th March Phil Ford Brian Mills 18,840,000 1
40 4574 Wednesday 10th March Catherine Hayes Brian Mills 18,440,000 2
41 4575 Friday 12th March Jan McVerry Brian Mills 15,790,000 8
42 4576 Sunday 14th March Sally Wainwright Michael Kerrigan 16,120,000 6
43 4577 Monday 15th March Joe Turner Michael Kerrigan 17,800,000 2
44 4578 Wednesday 17th March Peter Mills Michael Kerrigan 15,750,000 8
45 4579 Friday 19th March Maureen Chadwick Michael Kerrigan 16,430,000 6
46 4580 Sunday 21st March Phil Ford Tim Dowd 17,530,000 3
47 4581 Monday 22nd March Martin Allen Tim Dowd 17,580,000 2
48 4582 Wednesday 24th March Phil Woods Tim Dowd 17,870,000 1
49 4583 Friday 26th March Peter Whalley Tim Dowd 16,640,000 3
50 4584 Sunday 28th March Phil Woods Ged Maguire 15,900,000 5
51 4585 Monday 29th March Ken Blakeson Ged Maguire 16,600,000 3
52 4586 Wednesday 31st March Peter Whalley Ged Maguire 16,720,000 2
53 4587 Friday 2nd April John Stevenson Ged Maguire 16,000,000 5
54 4588 Sunday 4th April Sally Wainwright Terry Dyddgen-Jones 13,060,000 7
55 4589 Monday 5th April Maureen Chadwick Terry Dyddgen-Jones 15,730,000 2
56 4590 Wednesday 7th April Phil Ford Terry Dyddgen-Jones 13,860,000 7
57 4591 Friday 9th April Mark Wadlow Terry Dyddgen-Jones 14,460,000 4
58 4592 Sunday 11th April Peter Whalley Brian Mills 14,020,000 5
59 4593 Monday 12th April David Lane Brian Mills 16,760,000 2
60 4594 Wednesday 14th April Jan McVerry Brian Mills 16,370,000 4
61 4595 Friday 16th April Maureen Chadwick Brian Mills 15,100,000 7
62 4596 Sunday 18th April Martin Allen Michael Kerrigan 15,740,000 6
63 4597 Monday 19th April Catherine Hayes Michael Kerrigan 17,140,000 1
64 4598 Wednesday 21st April John Stevenson Michael Kerrigan 16,510,000 4
65 4599 Friday 23rd April Phil Ford Michael Kerrigan 17,020,000 2
66 4600 Sunday 25th April Maureen Chadwick Tim Dowd 15,970,000 5
67 4601 Monday 26th April Phil Ford Tim Dowd 16,240,000 1
68 4602 Wednesday 28th April Stephen Bennett Tim Dowd 14,290,000 3
69 4603 Friday 30th April Jan McVerry Tim Dowd 13,910,000 4
70 4604 Sunday 2nd May Phil Woods Adrian Bean 12,420,000 7
71 4605 Monday 3rd May John Stevenson Adrian Bean 13,270,000 7
72 4606 Wednesday 5th May Ken Blakeson Adrian Bean 15,560,000 2
73 4607 Friday 7th May Peter Whalley Adrian Bean 15,430,000 3
74 4608 Sunday 9th May Mark Wadlow Terry Dyddgen-Jones 15,220,000 5
75 4609 Monday 10th May Phil Ford David Kester 16,490,000 1
76 4610 Wednesday 12th May John Stevenson Terry Dyddgen-Jones 15,700,000 3
77 4611 Friday 14th May Martin Allen Terry Dyddgen-Jones 14,630,000 6
78 4612 Sunday 16th May Ken Blakeson June Howson 15,950,000 2
79 4613 Monday 17th May Peter Whalley June Howson 16,800,000 1
80 4614 Wednesday 19th May David Lane June Howson 15,340,000 4
81 4615 Friday 21st May Jan McVerry June Howson 15,030,000 5
82 4616 Sunday 23rd May Peter Mills Brian Mills
David Penn
15,840,000 2
83 4617 Monday 24th May John Stevenson Brian Mills
David Penn
16,990,000 1
84 4618 Wednesday 26th May Joe Turner Brian Mills
David Penn
15,420,000 3
85 4619 Friday 28th May Mark Wadlow Brian Mills
David Penn
14,930,000 6
86 4620 Sunday 30th May Stephen Bennett Brian Mills
David Penn
13,350,000 7
87 4621 Monday 31st May Jan McVerry Brian Mills
David Penn
14,580,000 6
88 4622 Wednesday 2nd June Peter Whalley Brian Mills
David Penn
17,080,000 1
89 4623 Friday 4th June Martin Allen Brian Mills
David Penn
15,400,000 3
90 4624 Sunday 6th June Mark Wadlow Tim Dowd 13,370,000 7
91 4625 Monday 7th June Stephen Bennett Tim Dowd 16,090,000 1
92 4626 Wednesday 9th June Peter Whalley Tim Dowd 14,030,000 6
93 4627 Friday 11th June Phil Woods Tim Dowd 14,000,000 7
94 4628 Sunday 13th June David Lane Adrian Bean 15,220,000 3
95 4629 Monday 14th June Peter Mills Adrian Bean 15,490,000 1
96 4630 Wednesday 16th June Stephen Mallatratt Adrian Bean 14,380,000 3
97 4631 Friday 18th June John Stevenson Adrian Bean 13,730,000 6
98 4632 Sunday 20th June Peter Mills Garth Tucker 13,500,000 7
99 4633 Monday 21st June Ken Blakeson Garth Tucker 15,730,000 3
100 4634 Wednesday 23rd June Phil Woods Garth Tucker 14,750,000 5
101 4635 Friday 25th June Phil Ford Garth Tucker 12,920,000 7
102 4636 Sunday 27th June Peter Whalley June Howson 14,460,000 6
103 4637 Monday 28th June Martin Allen June Howson 15,550,000 1
104 4638 Wednesday 30th June Maureen Chadwick David Kester 15,370,000 2
105 4639 Friday 2nd July Joe Turner David Kester 12,780,000 6
106 4640 Sunday 4th July Joe Turner Brian Mills 13,010,000 5
107 4641 Monday 5th July Phil Ford Brian Mills 15,580,000 1
108 4642 Wednesday 7th July Peter Whalley Brian Mills 14,450,000 2
109 4643 Friday 9th July David Lane Brian Mills 12,670,000 6
110 4644 Sunday 11th July Mark Wadlow Ged Maguire 12,630,000 7
111 4645 Monday 12th July Phil Woods Ged Maguire 14,160,000 4
112 4646 Wednesday 14th July Stephen Mallatratt Ged Maguire 15,190,000 1
113 4647 Friday 16th July John Stevenson Ged Maguire 13,620,000 5
114 4648 Sunday 18th July Stephen Mallatratt Adrian Bean 11,160,000 7
115 4649 Monday 19th July Stephen Bennett Adrian Bean 15,640,000 1
116 4650 Wednesday 21st July Mark Wadlow Adrian Bean 15,080,000 2
117 4651 Friday 23rd July David Lane Adrian Bean 13,080,000 6
118 4652 Sunday 25th July Peter Mills John Anderson 12,410,000 7
119 4653 Monday 26th July John Stevenson John Anderson 13,900,000 2
120 4654 Wednesday 28th July Phil Ford John Anderson 14,580,000 1
121 4655 Friday 30th July Martin Allen John Anderson 12,190,000 6
122 4656 Sunday 1st August David Lane David Kester 12,030,000 7
123 4657 Monday 2nd August Catherine Hayes David Kester 15,230,000 1
124 4658 Wednesday 4th August Maureen Chadwick David Kester 14,920,000 4
125 4659 Friday 6th August Peter Mills David Kester 13,070,000 7
126 4660 Sunday 8th August John Stevenson Brian Mills 13,890,000 6
127 4661 Monday 9th August Ken Blakeson Brian Mills 15,820,000 2
128 4662 Wednesday 11th August Phil Ford Brian Mills 11,760,000 7
129 4663 Friday 13th August Peter Whalley Brian Mills 14,010,000 5
130 4664 Sunday 15th August Peter Whalley Ged Maguire 13,750,000 6
131 4665 Monday 16th August Peter Mills Ged Maguire 15,080,000 3
132 4666 Wednesday 18th August Catherine Hayes Ged Maguire 15,700,000 2
133 4667 Friday 20th August Joe Turner Ged Maguire 13,950,000 6
134 4668 Sunday 22nd August John Stevenson Garth Tucker 12,950,000 7
135 4669 Monday 23rd August Stephen Bennett Garth Tucker 14,930,000 2
136 4670 Wednesday 25th August Maureen Chadwick Garth Tucker 14,210,000 4
137 4671 Friday 27th August Phil Ford Garth Tucker 13,420,000 5
138 4672 Sunday 29th August Peter Whalley John Anderson 12,330,000 7
139 4673 Monday 30th August Maureen Chadwick John Anderson 15,180,000 3
140 4674 Wednesday 1st September Martin Allen John Anderson 14,550,000 4
141 4675 Friday 3rd September Peter Mills John Anderson 12,860,000 9
142 4676 Sunday 5th September Catherine Hayes David Kester 13,590,000 8
143 4677 Monday 6th September David Lane David Kester 16,280,000 3
144 4678 Wednesday 8th September Stephen Bennett David Kester 13,670,000 8
145 4679 Friday 10th September Joe Turner David Kester 13,450,000 10
146 4680 Sunday 12th September Susan Wilkins Ged Maguire 14,120,000 7
147 4681 Monday 13th September Catherine Hayes Ged Maguire 16,420,000 1
148 4682 Wednesday 15th September Ken Blakeson Ged Maguire 12,280,000 9
149 4683 Friday 17th September Peter Mills Ged Maguire 14,800,000 4
150 4684 Sunday 19th September Peter Whalley Brian Mills 15,890,000 2
151 4685 Monday 20th September Mark Wadlow Brian Mills 16,370,000 3
152 4686 Wednesday 22nd September Jan McVerry Brian Mills 13,380,000 7
153 4687 Friday 24th September Phil Ford Brian Mills 15,920,000 4
154 4688 Sunday 26th September John Stevenson Garth Tucker 17,350,000 1
155 4689 Monday 27th September Mark Wadlow Garth Tucker 17,250,000 1
156 4690 Wednesday 29th September David Lane Garth Tucker 14,340,000 6
157 4691 Friday 1st October Joe Turner Garth Tucker 14,730,000 5
158 4692 Sunday 3rd October Martin Allen Neil Adams 14,030,000 7
159 4693 Monday 4th October Peter Mills Neil Adams 16,150,000 7
160 4694 Wednesday 6th October Peter Whalley Neil Adams 16,560,000 5
161 4695 Friday 8th October Phil Woods Neil Adams 14,320,000 9
162 4696 Sunday 10th October John Stevenson David Kester 16,480,000 6
163 4697 Monday 11th October Peter Mills David Kester 16,600,000 4
164 4698 Wednesday 13th October Catherine Hayes David Kester 16,420,000 5
165 4699 Friday 15th October Phil Woods David Kester 15,900,000 7
166 4700 Sunday 17th October Maureen Chadwick June Howson 15,880,000 8
167 4701 Monday 18th October Joe Turner June Howson 16,690,000 5
168 4702 Wednesday 20th October Stephen Bennett June Howson 12,540,000 9
169 4703 Friday 22nd October Mark Wadlow June Howson 13,600,000 8
170 4704 Sunday 24th October Joe Turner Graham Wetherell 15,520,000 6
171 4705 Monday 25th October Peter Whalley Graham Wetherell 16,770,000 5
172 4706 Wednesday 27th October Stephen Bennett Graham Wetherell 13,430,000 9
173 4707 Friday 29th October Catherine Hayes Graham Wetherell 15,590,000 7
174 4708 Sunday 31st October Ken Blakeson Tony Prescott 15,600,000 6
175 4709 Monday 1st November David Lane Garth Tucker 17,450,000 3
176 4710 Wednesday 3rd November Martin Allen Garth Tucker 13,200,000 11
177 4711 Friday 5th November Joe Turner Garth Tucker 14,600,000 8
178 4712 Sunday 7th November John Stevenson Brian Mills 16,590,000 4
179 4713 Monday 8th November Mark Wadlow Brian Mills 17,140,000 3
180 4714 Wednesday 10th November Ken Blakeson Brian Mills 17,360,000 2
181 4715 Friday 12th November Susan Wilkins Brian Mills 15,960,000 6
182 4716 Sunday 14th November Jan McVerry David Kester 16,980,000 4
183 4717 Monday 15th November Joe Turner David Kester 17,510,000 2
184 4718 Friday 19th November David Lane David Kester 15,110,000 4
185 4719 Friday 19th November Peter Whalley David Kester 13,490,000 10
186 4720 Sunday 21st November Julie Gearey Stephen Butcher 16,530,000 3
187 4721 Monday 22nd November Phil Woods Stephen Butcher 17,510,000 1
188 4722 Wednesday 24th November David Lane Stephen Butcher 13,130,000 9
189 4723 Friday 26th November Joe Turner Stephen Butcher 14,150,000 6
190 4724 Sunday 28th November Ken Blakeson Graham Wetherell 15,660,000 5
191 4725 Monday 29th November Peter Whalley Graham Wetherell 17,280,000 1
192 4726 Wednesday 1st December Jan McVerry Graham Wetherell 16,350,000 4
193 4727 Friday 3rd December Susan Wilkins Graham Wetherell 15,280,000 7
194 4728 Sunday 5th December David Lane Colin Cant 16,310,000 5
195 4729 Monday 6th December Catherine Hayes Colin Cant 16,740,000 2
196 4730 Wednesday 8th December Peter Mills Colin Cant 13,980,000 7
197 4731 Friday 10th December Jan McVerry Colin Cant 15,600,000 5
198 4732 Sunday 12th December Joe Turner Brian Mills 15,290,000 6
199 4733 Monday 13th December Susan Wilkins Brian Mills 16,100,000 3
200 4734 Wednesday 15th December Ken Blakeson Brian Mills 15,690,000 5
201 4735 Friday 17th December Phil Ford Brian Mills 14,220,000 8
202 4736 Sunday 19th December Stephen Bennett Tony Prescott 15,440,000 6
203 4737 Monday 20th December Peter Whalley Tony Prescott 17,250,000 2
204 4738 Wednesday 22nd December Mark Wadlow Tony Prescott 16,360,000 5
205 4739 Friday 24th December John Stevenson Tony Prescott 15,510,000 7
206 4740 Saturday 25th December Phil Ford David Kester 15,560,000 6
207 4741 Sunday 26th December Catherine Hayes Noreen Kershaw 13,970,000 9
208 4742 Monday 27th December Susan Wilkins Noreen Kershaw 16,080,000 8
209 4743 Wednesday 29th December Jan McVerry Noreen Kershaw 17,420,000 7
210 4744 Friday 31st December Joe Turner Noreen Kershaw 11,780,000 20

Storylines

To be added.

Who lives where

Coronation Street

Rosamund Street

Victoria Street

Others

Awards and nominations

British Soap Awards

TV Quick Awards

  • Best Soap Actress: Julie Hesmondhalgh (Winner)
  • Best Soap Actor: David Neilson (Nominee)
  • Best Newcomer: Alan Halsall (Nominee)
  • Best Soap: Coronation Street (Nominee)

National Television Awards

  • Most Popular Serial Drama: Coronation Street (Winner)
  • Most Popular Newcomer: Alan Halsall (Nominee), Naomi Radcliffe (Nominee)
  • Most Popular Actress: Julie Hesmondhalgh (Nominee)
  • Most Popular Actor: Steven Arnold (Nominee)

Inside Soap Awards

  • Best Young Actor: Alan Halsall (Winner)
  • Best Comic Performer: John Savident (Winner)
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