|Ranking||Character||Played by||Duration||Number of Episodes||Running total||Previous year's ranking|
|1||Gail Platt||Helen Worth||Full year||144||2105||2|
|2||Janice Battersby||Vicky Entwistle||Full year||143||480||2|
|3||Natalie Barnes||Denise Welch||Until December||137||490||6|
|4||Martin Platt||Sean Wilson||Full year||131||1183||15|
|5||Linda Sykes/Baldwin||Jacqueline Pirie||Full year||122||260||9|
|6||Sarah Louise Platt||Tina O'Brien||Full year||120||535||44|
|7||Mike Baldwin||Johnny Briggs||Full year||115||1841||5|
|8||Steve McDonald||Simon Gregson||Full year||110||858||35|
|9||Jim McDonald||Charles Lawson||Until December||108||1069||29|
|10||Tyrone Dobbs||Alan Halsall||Full year||107||213||28|
|11||Duggie Ferguson||John Bowe||Full year except for June and July||103||107||63|
|12||Geena Gregory||Jennifer James||From February||99||99||-|
|13||Toyah Battersby||Georgia Taylor||Full year||98||378||14|
|13||Vera Duckworth||Elizabeth Dawn||Full year||98||1801||20|
|15||Hayley Cropper||Julie Hesmondhalgh||Full year except for February||96||275||22|
|16||Deirdre Rachid||Anne Kirkbride||Full year||95||2048||23|
|17||Ken Barlow||William Roache||Full year except for April||94||2919||25|
|18||Audrey Roberts||Sue Nicholls||Full year||93||1375||8|
|19||Les Battersby||Bruce Jones||Full year except for May and June||92||386||16|
|20||Roy Cropper||David Neilson||Full year||90||401||30|
|21||Fred Elliott||John Savident||Full year||88||429||11|
|21||Rita Sullivan||Barbara Knox||Full year||88||2319||10|
|23||Vinny Sorrell||James Gaddas||Until November||87||145||38|
|24||Vikram Desai||Chris Bisson||Until July and September to November||78||149||34|
|25||Dev Alahan||Jimmi Harkishin||Full year except for July||76||86||57|
|26||David Platt||Thomas Ormson and Jack P. Shepherd||Full year||75||423||47|
|27||Debs Brownlow||Gabrielle Glaister||February to June and August to November||74||74||-|
|28||Norris Cole||Malcolm Hebden||Full year except for April||73||158||59|
|29||Leanne Battersby||Jane Danson||Until August||72||406||1|
|29||Curly Watts||Kevin Kennedy||Full year||72||1318||25|
|29||Sally Webster||Sally Whittaker||Full year||72||1241||7|
|32||Maxine Peacock||Tracy Shaw||Full year except for June||68||491||12|
|32||Mark Redman||Paul Fox||Until July and September||68||151||52|
|32||Kevin Webster||Michael Le Vell||Full year except for July||68||1391||19|
|35||Gwen Loveday/Davies||Annie Hulley||Until June||67||91||50|
|35||Ashley Peacock||Steven Arnold||Full year except for June||67||448||2|
|37||Jack Duckworth||William Tarmey||Full year||65||1581||21|
|38||Danny Hargreaves||Richard Standing||Full year except for August||63||117||40|
|39||Betty Williams||Betty Driver||Full year||59||2250||33|
|40||Emma Taylor/Watts||Angela Lonsdale||From April||57||57||-|
|41||Bethany Platt||Amy & Emily Walton and Mia Cookson||From June||54||54||-|
|42||Dennis Stringer||Charles Dale||February and from July||52||52||-|
|43||Candice Stowe||Nikki Sanderson||Full year||50||55||62|
|44||Alma Baldwin/Halliwell||Amanda Barrie||Full year except for June||49||1083||16|
|45||Emily Bishop||Eileen Derbyshire||Full year except for May||47||2468||32|
|46||Bobbi Lewis||Naomi Ryan||March to June and from August||46||46||-|
|46||Gary Mallett||Ian Mercer||Until October||46||424||31|
|48||Blanche Hunt||Maggie Jones||Full year except for February||42||173||48|
|48||Maria Sutherland||Samia Smith||From May||42||42||-|
|50||Liz McDonald||Beverley Callard||From October||39||910||-|
|51||Anthony Stephens||John Quayle||From July||35||35||-|
|52||Alison Wakefield/Webster||Naomi Radcliffe||January to March and May to June||33||133||25|
|53||Eileen Grimshaw||Sue Cleaver||From May||32||32||-|
|54||Karen Phillips||Suranne Jones||June to October and from December||28||28||-|
|55||Spider Nugent||Martin Hancock||January and April to July||23||230||16|
|56||Nita Desai||Rebecca Sarker||Until May||22||122||24|
|57||Edna Miller||Joan Kempson||June to November||20||21||-|
|58||Rosie Webster||Helen Flanagan||January, March to June, August to September and November to December||20||448||37|
|59||Becky Mallett||Megan Foster and Elizabeth Mackie||February, March, May and July to October||19||70||43|
|59||Billy Mallett||Lewis Ablett||February, March, May and July to October||19||65||45|
|61||Sophie Webster||Emma Woodward||January, March to June, August and November to December||18||232||40|
|62||Tommy Duckworth||Joseph Aston||July and August||17||138||-|
|63||Sam Kingston||Scott Wright||From June||16||16||-|
|64||Peter Barlow||Chris Gascoyne||From December||14||68||-|
|65||Andrea Clayton||Caroline O'Neill||November and December||11||40||-|
|66||Andy McDonald||Nicholas Cochrane||November and December||8||600||-|
|67||Paul Clayton||Lee Booth||November and December||7||7||-|
|67||Tom Ferguson||Tom Wisdom||January only||7||58||42|
|67||Matt Ramsden||Stephen Beckett||From November||7||7||-|
|70||Charlie Ramsden||Clare McGlinn||From November||6||6||-|
|71||Terry Duckworth||Nigel Pivaro||November and December||5||323||55|
|71||Molly Hardcastle||Jacqueline Kington||From November||5||5||-|
|73||Raquel Watts||Sarah Lancashire||January only||2||532||-|
|74||Evelyn Sykes||Melanie Kilburn||October only||1||1||-|
|74||Jason Grimshaw||Ryan Thomas||From December||1||1||-|
|74||Kirk Sutherland||Andrew Whyment||October only||1||1||-|
For the first time since 1996, a single producer oversaw Coronation Street for an entire year. Like Brian Park, Jane Macnaught worked with no executive producer over her, and in November she assumed that title herself. Macnaught had no drama show-running experience when she took charge but had a clear vision for the programme. Under her, the programme began featuring more issue-driven plots, and the amount of violent storylines increased. To maintain a high profile all year round, event episodes such as weddings, crimes, revelations and deaths were shown regularly at a rate of one per month.
Much of the violence centred around the character of drug dealer and gangster Jez Quigley, played by Lee Boardman. After early plots including setting up a robbery of the Rovers Return in the New Year's Day episode, and getting Leanne Battersby addicted to cocaine, Jez was unveiled as Tony Horrocks's killer. Jez was charged with the murder but found not guilty, after which he had Steve McDonald beaten and left for dead as payback for grassing him up. The storyline reached a climax when Jez, hospitalised after being set upon by Jim, made his way to Steve's bed to finish the job only to rupture his spleen and die himself. The storyline heralded Charles Lawson's departure from the series after 11 years, with Jim confessing to beating Jez and receiving an eight-year custodial sentence for manslaughter. Writers decided to drop the character as they felt that he had reached the end of his shelf-life in light of Beverley Callard's departure. Callard and Nicholas Cochrane returned briefly later in the year for Lawson's final episodes, which saw Jim and Liz remarry.
The grittier depiction of violence was also seen in October's Freshco siege storyline. In the story, various characters were trapped inside Freshco by armed robbers, resulting in the police storming the supermarket and shooting one of the robbers, who was revealed to be Linda Baldwin's brother Dean Sykes. Two episodes were shown on one day, with most of the action taking place in the latter hour-long instalment which aired post-watershed at 10.00pm. Melanie Kilburn made an appearance as Linda's mother Eve, a role she reprised the following year. After this, Freshco was retired as a recurring location, ending a tradition which had begun with Bettabuy in 1989.
A notable example of Macnaught's predilection for issue-based storylines was Sarah Platt's teenage pregnancy. In February, 13-year-old Sarah was revealed to be five months pregnant, and in June gave birth to baby Bethany, played by twins Amy and Emily Walton. In doing the storyline, Coronation Street was criticised by the National Viewers and Listeners Association for turning teenage pregnancy into entertainment, but the storyline was otherwise well received and won Best Storyline at the British Soap Awards.
Seven actors resigned over the course of the year. Having only introduced Natalie Barnes's sister Debs Brownlow in February, writers dropped the character after Denise Welch and James Gaddas, who played Rovers landlady Natalie and her boyfriend Vinny Sorrell, both quit. Natalie left Weatherfield in the last episode of the year, a month after Vinny and Debs had a fling and ran off together. With no obvious replacement for Natalie at the Rovers, Beverley Callard was offered a new contract, with Liz becoming landlady. Callard was back for Jim's storyline but with the actress uninterested in returning full-time, Duggie Ferguson took over the establishment in a business partnership with Mike Baldwin and Fred Elliott.
Naomi Radcliffe quit after 18 months as Alison Wakefield. Alison ran into the path of a lorry following the death of her newborn son Jake Webster from a Group B Strep infection, ending a new chapter of Kevin's life in a double tragedy.
Unhappy with his reduced role since the death of his screen wife, Ian Mercer decided to leave after five years as Gary Mallett. Gary moved in with his girlfriend Paula Shipley in Blackpool, taking twins Billy and Becky with him. Gary's departure was used as an opportunity to return Jack and Vera Duckworth to their old home of 9 Coronation Street, which had been the Malletts' abode since 1995 when the Duckworths took over the Rovers.
The other departees were Martin Hancock, Jane Danson and Paul Fox. In their cases, the door was left open, although only Danson subsequently came back full-time; Spider Nugent went travelling in India after quitting his job at the DSS, Leanne fled to Amsterdam to get away from Jez Quigley, and Mark Redman was thrown out by father Mike after his affair with Linda was exposed on Mike and Linda's wedding day.
These resignations were coupled with the now-standard round of axings. Most of these were characters introduced the year before by David Hanson: Tom Wisdom as Tom Ferguson departed in January, Rebecca Sarker as Nita Desai in May, and Annie Hulley as Gwen Davies in June, while Rosie Webster and David Platt changed heads, now played by Helen Flanagan and Jack P. Shepherd respectively.
Arrivals and set changes
The set extension into Victoria Street was completed in April, bringing three new businesses to the show: Sally Webster and Danny Hargreaves's hardware shop D & S Hardware, Elliott & Son butcher shop, and taxi firm Street Cars. Street Cars was owned by Steve McDonald and Vikram Desai, with Sue Cleaver making her debut appearance as switch operator Eileen Grimshaw in May. Eileen proved a popular addition to the cast, and her son Jason was introduced on Christmas Day.
Rosamund Street was also built up, with a doctor's surgery opening in the old Graffiti Club building in November. The programme's first professional couple was introduced in the form of Dr. Matt Ramsden GP and his teacher wife Charlie, who moved into No.6, while Molly Hardcastle was introduced as a practice nurse and Gail Platt became the centre's receptionist.
Other new characters included Samia Ghadie as Maria Sutherland, a kennel maid who stole Tyrone Dobbs's heart, Andrew Whyment as her dimwitted brother Kirk, Jennifer James as new Rovers barmaid Geena Gregory, Suranne Jones and Naomi Ryan as Underworld machinists Karen Phillips and Bobbi Lewis, Angela Lonsdale as Emma Taylor, a police officer girlfriend (and, by the end of the year, wife) of Curly Watts, Charles Dale as biker Dennis Stringer, Scott Wright as stripper Sam Kingston, and John Quayle as bookshop owner Anthony Stephens. Meanwhile, Joan Kempson returned full-time as pessimistic cleaner Edna Miller, and Chris Gascoyne became the seventh actor to play Peter Barlow, who made his first appearance since 1986 when he became a regular for the first time since 1971.
Coronation Street's 40th anniversary year began with the surprise return of Sarah Lancashire as Raquel Watts. Raquel was first glimpsed at the end of the New Year's Day episode, which saw the residents celebrate the Millennium with a street fancy dress party. The following instalment was a 45-minute two-hander - the programme's first - which saw Raquel return to Weatherfield to tell Curly that they had a daughter, Alice, and to ask for a divorce to marry her French partner Armand de Beaux. The episode was written by Raquel's creator John Stevenson who felt that her 1996 departure had left the couple with unfinished business.
Lancashire made no further appearances as Raquel but Alice was seen later in the year when Curly, Emma, Fred, Audrey, Ashley and Maxine went to stay at Raquel's chateau in the wake of the Freshco siege. Filming took place in Paris for three episodes which, in a first for Coronation Street, featured no scenes set in the UK.
For its actual anniversary in December, producers decided to broadcast an hour-long live episode of Coronation Street, the first episode not pre-recorded since 3rd February 1961. The main storyline saw the residents campaign to stop the council replacing the cobbles with tarmac, with their efforts resulting in Northern Heritage granting a preservation order for them. The episode featured guest appearances by Noddy Holder, Sir Trevor McDonald (as himself) and, in a pre-recorded segment, Prince Charles. The episode also saw Vera Duckworth have a brush with death after donating a kidney to her sick grandson Paul Clayton. Nigel Pivaro made another of his semi-annual returns to the role of Terry for the storyline, while the characters of Andrea and Connie Clayton appeared for the first time since 1985 (although only Andrea was played by the original actress).
The (aggregated) ratings average suffered its biggest drop in a single year since 1993, to a figure of 14.54 million viewers, representing a drop of over a million viewers from 1999. For the third time in its history, every month fell year-on-year from the year before, with the biggest drops occurring in March and May which were down by almost two million viewers.
The programme's chart performance was also down on 1999, with 21 episodes reaching number one (four fewer than the year before).
The highest-rated episode was Episode 4746 on 3rd January, which gained an audience of 19.06 million viewers (including omnibus repeat). The episode took place immediately after the Curly and Raquel two-hander.
|1||4745||Saturday 1st January||Peter Mills||David Kester||15,820,000||9|
|2||4745a||Sunday 2nd January||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||18,170,000||6|
|3||4746||Monday 3rd January||John Stevenson||Michael Kerrigan||19,060,000||4|
|4||4747||Wednesday 5th January||Phil Woods||Michael Kerrigan||18,280,000||5|
|5||4748||Friday 7th January||Stephen Bennett||Michael Kerrigan||16,060,000||6|
|6||4749||Sunday 9th January||Martin Allen||Garth Tucker||15,120,000||7|
|7||4750||Monday 10th January||Catherine Hayes||Garth Tucker||17,490,000||4|
|8||4751||Wednesday 12th January||David Lane||Garth Tucker||17,570,000||3|
|9||4752||Friday 14th January||Mark Wadlow||Garth Tucker||16,150,000||6|
|10||4753||Sunday 16th January||Julie Gearey||Graham Wetherell||16,020,000||7|
|11||4754||Monday 17th January||Peter Mills||Graham Wetherell||17,590,000||3|
|12||4755||Wednesday 19th January||Catherine Hayes||Graham Wetherell||18,080,000||2|
|13||4756||Friday 21st January||Peter Whalley||Graham Wetherell||15,580,000||7|
|14||4757||Sunday 23rd January||Ken Blakeson||Tony Prescott||17,580,000||4|
|15||4758||Monday 24th January||Stephen Bennett||Tony Prescott||17,860,000||2|
|16||4759||Wednesday 26th January||Phil Woods||Tony Prescott||17,150,000||4|
|17||4760||Friday 28th January||John Stevenson||Tony Prescott||16,070,000||6|
|18||4761||Sunday 30th January||Stephen Bennett||Colin Cant||15,480,000||7|
|19||4762||Monday 31st January||Joe Turner||Colin Cant||17,800,000||3|
|20||4763||Wednesday 2nd February||Ken Blakeson||Colin Cant||17,100,000||5|
|21||4764||Friday 4th February||Peter Whalley||Colin Cant||16,460,000||6|
|22||4765||Sunday 6th February||Susan Wilkins||Tim Dowd||17,340,000||4|
|23||4766||Monday 7th February||Phil Ford||Tim Dowd||17,810,000||3|
|24||4767||Wednesday 9th February||Phil Woods||Tim Dowd||17,360,000||4|
|25||4768||Friday 11th February||Mark Wadlow||Tim Dowd||15,220,000||7|
|26||4769||Sunday 13th February||Peter Whalley||Garth Tucker||16,280,000||6|
|27||4770||Monday 14th February||Peter Mills||Garth Tucker||17,380,000||1|
|28||4771||Wednesday 16th February||Julie Gearey||Garth Tucker||16,980,000||4|
|29||4772||Friday 18th February||Ken Blakeson||Garth Tucker||17,050,000||2|
|30||4773||Sunday 20th February||John Stevenson||John Anderson||16,940,000||6|
|31||4774||Monday 21st February||Mark Wadlow||John Anderson||17,760,000||4|
|32||4775||Wednesday 23rd February||Joe Turner||John Anderson||17,690,000||5|
|33||4776||Friday 25th February||Phil Ford||John Anderson||16,400,000||6|
|34||4777||Sunday 27th February||Mark Wadlow||Tony Prescott||14,600,000||7|
|35||4778||Monday 28th February||Martin Allen||Tony Prescott||17,620,000||2|
|36||4779||Wednesday 1st March||Joe Turner||Tony Prescott||18,120,000||1|
|37||4780||Friday 3rd March||Susan Wilkins||Tony Prescott||15,420,000||7|
|38||4781||Sunday 5th March||Catherine Hayes||David Kester||16,100,000||6|
|39||4782||Monday 6th March||Phil Woods||David Kester||17,090,000||1|
|40||4783||Wednesday 8th March||Stephen Bennett||David Kester||13,200,000||7|
|41||4784||Friday 10th March||John Stevenson||David Kester||15,390,000||6|
|42||4785||Sunday 12th March||Catherine Hayes||Tim Dowd||16,010,000||4|
|43||4786||Monday 13th March||Peter Mills||Tim Dowd||17,260,000||1|
|44||4787||Wednesday 15th March||Julie Gearey||Tim Dowd||12,230,000||7|
|45||4788||Friday 17th March||Martin Allen||Tim Dowd||14,430,000||6|
|46||4789||Sunday 19th March||David Lane||Brian Mills||16,190,000||2|
|47||4790||Monday 20th March||Stephen Bennett||Brian Mills||17,150,000||1|
|48||4791||Wednesday 22nd March||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||12,210,000||12|
|49||4792||Friday 24th March||Joe Turner||Brian Mills||15,090,000||6|
|50||4793||Sunday 26th March||Stephen Bennett||John Anderson||15,080,000||7|
|51||4794||Monday 27th March||Catherine Hayes||John Anderson||16,550,000||1|
|52||4795||Wednesday 29th March||Susan Wilkins||John Anderson||15,790,000||3|
|53||4796||Friday 31st March||David Lane||John Anderson||13,180,000||8|
|54||4797||Sunday 2nd April||Martin Allen||Tony Prescott||15,550,000||4|
|55||4798||Monday 3rd April||Phil Ford||Tony Prescott||16,530,000||1|
|56||4799||Wednesday 5th April||Peter Mills||Tony Prescott||14,130,000||5|
|57||4800||Friday 7th April||Peter Whalley||Tony Prescott||13,710,000||6|
|58||4801||Sunday 9th April||Julie Gearey||David Kester||14,420,000||4|
|59||4802||Monday 10th April||John Stevenson||David Kester||15,310,000||4|
|60||4803||Wednesday 12th April||David Lane||David Kester||15,830,000||1|
|61||4804||Friday 14th April||Stephen Bennett||David Kester||13,930,000||7|
|62||4805||Sunday 16th April||Phil Ford||Tim Dowd||14,040,000||6|
|63||4806||Monday 17th April||Martin Allen||Tim Dowd||15,910,000||1|
|64||4807||Wednesday 19th April||Phil Woods||Tim Dowd||13,410,000||6|
|65||4808||Friday 21st April||Mark Wadlow||Tim Dowd||14,290,000||4|
|66||4809||Sunday 23rd April||Susan Wilkins||Brian Mills||11,830,000||7|
|67||4810||Monday 24th April||Mark Wadlow||Brian Mills||14,740,000||4|
|68||4811||Wednesday 26th April||Catherine Hayes||Brian Mills||14,880,000||2|
|69||4812||Friday 28th April||Phil Ford||Brian Mills||13,050,000||6|
|70||4813||Sunday 30th April||John Stevenson||John Anderson||12,750,000||7|
|71||4814||Monday 1st May||Peter Whalley||John Anderson||14,600,000||1|
|72||4815||Wednesday 3rd May||Ken Blakeson||John Anderson||11,140,000||8|
|73||4816||Friday 5th May||Phil Woods||John Anderson||13,350,000||6|
|74||4817||Sunday 7th May||Peter Whalley||Tony Prescott||13,650,000||5|
|75||4818||Monday 8th May||John Stevenson||Tony Prescott||14,320,000||1|
|76||4819||Wednesday 10th May||Phil Ford||Tony Prescott||12,860,000||6|
|77||4820||Friday 12th May||Ken Blakeson||Tony Prescott||13,170,000||4|
|78||4821||Sunday 14th May||Peter Mills||David Kester||12,420,000||7|
|79||4822||Monday 15th May||Julie Gearey||David Kester||13,900,000||5|
|80||4823||Wednesday 17th May||Phil Woods||David Kester||14,320,000||3|
|81||4824||Friday 19th May||Joe Turner||David Kester||13,580,000||7|
|82||4825||Sunday 21st May||Peter Whalley||Graham Wetherell||13,890,000||6|
|83||4826||Monday 22nd May||Julie Gearey||Graham Wetherell||14,220,000||4|
|84||4827||Wednesday 24th May||Joe Turner||Graham Wetherell||10,670,000||8|
|85||4828||Friday 26th May||Jan McVerry||Graham Wetherell||13,550,000||5|
|86||4829||Sunday 28th May||John Stevenson||Brian Mills||12,970,000||6|
|87||4830||Monday 29th May||Peter Mills||Brian Mills||11,690,000||7|
|88||4831||Wednesday 31st May||Martin Allen||Brian Mills||15,060,000||1|
|89||4832||Friday 2nd June||Phil Ford||Brian Mills||14,320,000||4|
|90||4833||Sunday 4th June||John Stevenson||John Anderson||14,780,000||2|
|91||4834||Monday 5th June||Julie Gearey||John Anderson||16,400,000||2|
|92||4835||Wednesday 7th June||Jan McVerry||John Anderson||17,210,000||1|
|93||4836||Friday 9th June||Catherine Hayes||John Anderson||14,490,000||6|
|94||4837||Sunday 11th June||Peter Whalley||Tony Prescott||14,370,000||7|
|95||4838||Monday 12th June||Peter Mills||Tony Prescott||15,110,000||1|
|96||4839||Wednesday 14th June||Joe Turner||Tony Prescott||14,800,000||3|
|97||4840||Friday 16th June||Mark Wadlow||Tony Prescott||11,700,000||6|
|98||4841||Sunday 18th June||David Lane||Philip Wood||11,870,000||5|
|99||4842||Monday 19th June||Peter Whalley||Philip Wood||11,900,000||6|
|100||4843||Wednesday 21st June||Joe Turner||Philip Wood||11,360,000||7|
|101||4844||Friday 23rd June||Mark Wadlow||Philip Wood||12,990,000||3|
|102||4845||Sunday 25th June||Stephen Bennett||Graham Wetherell||12,580,000||5|
|103||4846||Monday 26th June||Martin Allen||Graham Wetherell||13,470,000||4|
|104||4847||Wednesday 28th June||John Stevenson||Graham Wetherell||12,300,000||7|
|105||4848||Friday 30th June||Ken Blakeson||Graham Wetherell||12,850,000||6|
|106||4849||Sunday 2nd July||David Lane||David Kester
|107||4850||Monday 3rd July||Phil Ford||David Kester
|108||4851||Wednesday 5th July||Susan Wilkins||David Kester
|109||4852||Friday 7th July||Julie Gearey||David Kester
|110||4853||Sunday 9th July||Peter Whalley||David Kester
|111||4854||Monday 10th July||Mark Wadlow||David Kester
|112||4855||Wednesday 12th July||Joe Turner||David Kester
|113||4856||Friday 14th July||Peter Mills||David Kester
|114||4857||Sunday 16th July||Catherine Hayes||Brian Mills||12,150,000||7|
|115||4858||Monday 17th July||Peter Whalley||Brian Mills||13,970,000||2|
|116||4859||Wednesday 19th July||Joe Turner||Brian Mills||13,340,000||5|
|117||4860||Friday 21st July||Phil Woods||Brian Mills||11,830,000||7|
|118||4861||Sunday 23rd July||Martin Allen||Colin Cant||13,310,000||6|
|119||4862||Monday 24th July||Phil Ford||Colin Cant||14,930,000||2|
|120||4863||Wednesday 26th July||Mark Wadlow||Jim Loach||13,180,000||5|
|121||4864||Friday 28th July||Susan Wilkins||Colin Cant||13,060,000||6|
|122||4865||Sunday 30th July||Phil Woods||John Anderson||10,560,000||7|
|123||4866||Monday 31st July||Martin Allen||John Anderson||13,770,000||3|
|124||4867||Wednesday 2nd August||Joe Turner||John Anderson||13,320,000||5|
|125||4868||Friday 4th August||David Lane||John Anderson||12,460,000||6|
|126||4869||Sunday 6th August||Phil Ford||Graham Wetherell||11,630,000||7|
|127||4870||Monday 7th August||Susan Wilkins||Graham Wetherell||14,420,000||3|
|128||4871||Wednesday 9th August||Catherine Hayes||Graham Wetherell||13,950,000||5|
|129||4872||Friday 11th August||Peter Whalley||Graham Wetherell||12,170,000||6|
|130||4873||Sunday 13th August||Phil Ford||David Kester||11,980,000||7|
|131||4874||Monday 14th August||Martin Allen||David Kester||14,480,000||2|
|132||4875||Wednesday 16th August||Peter Whalley||David Kester||13,360,000||4|
|133||4876||Friday 18th August||Phil Woods||David Kester||12,440,000||6|
|134||4877||Sunday 20th August||David Lane||Ian Bevitt||12,220,000||7|
|135||4878||Monday 21st August||Mark Wadlow||Ian Bevitt||14,360,000||1|
|136||4879||Wednesday 23rd August||Julie Gearey||Ian Bevitt||13,210,000||4|
|137||4880||Friday 25th August||Joe Turner||Ian Bevitt||12,440,000||6|
|138||4881||Sunday 27th August||Peter Mills||Colin Cant||11,080,000||7|
|139||4882||Monday 28th August||Peter Whalley||Colin Cant||11,840,000||5|
|140||4883||Wednesday 30th August||David Lane||Jim Loach||13,330,000||1|
|141||4884||Friday 1st September||Phil Ford||Jim Loach||12,290,000||3|
|142||4885||Sunday 3rd September||Catherine Hayes||Anne Ross Muir||11,520,000||7|
|143||4886||Monday 4th September||Martin Allen||Anne Ross Muir||14,060,000||5|
|144||4887||Wednesday 6th September||Julie Gearey||Anne Ross Muir||14,290,000||4|
|145||4888||Friday 8th September||Susan Wilkins||Anne Ross Muir||13,400,000||6|
|146||4889||Sunday 10th September||Joe Turner||Tony Prescott||15,840,000||2|
|147||4890||Monday 11th September||Joe Turner||Tony Prescott||15,870,000||1|
|148||4891||Wednesday 13th September||Peter Whalley||Tony Prescott||11,460,000||8|
|149||4892||Friday 15th September||Peter Mills||Tony Prescott||14,590,000||3|
|150||4893||Sunday 17th September||Catherine Hayes||Graham Wetherell||14,600,000||2|
|151||4894||Monday 18th September||Susan Wilkins||Graham Wetherell||14,830,000||2|
|152||4895||Wednesday 20th September||Phil Woods||Graham Wetherell||11,360,000||9|
|153||4896||Friday 22nd September||Mark Wadlow||Graham Wetherell||12,650,000||6|
|154||4897||Sunday 24th September||Julie Gearey||Graham Wetherell||14,610,000||3|
|155||4898||Monday 25th September||Susan Wilkins||Ian Bevitt||14,720,000||3|
|156||4899||Wednesday 27th September||Joe Turner||Ian Bevitt||11,540,000||9|
|157||4900||Friday 29th September||Peter Whalley||Ian Bevitt||11,930,000||8|
|158||4901||Sunday 1st October||Phil Woods||Ian Bevitt||14,760,000||2|
|159||4902||Monday 2nd October||David Lane||Jim Loach||15,740,000||1|
|160||4903||Wednesday 4th October||Phil Ford||Jim Loach||14,930,000||6|
|161||4904||Friday 6th October||Peter Mills||Jim Loach||13,500,000||7|
|162||4905||Sunday 8th October||Julie Gearey||Jim Loach||14,950,000||5|
|163||4906||Monday 9th October||Julie Gearey||Haldane Duncan||16,760,000||1|
|164||4907||Wednesday 11th October||1||Jo O'Keefe||Haldane Duncan||15,900,000||2|
|165||4908||Wednesday 11th October||2||Mark Wadlow||John Anderson||14,030,000||9|
|166||4909||Thursday 12th October||Joe Turner||John Anderson||14,740,000||6|
|167||4910||Friday 13th October||Susan Wilkins||Haldane Duncan||14,060,000||8|
|168||4911||Sunday 15th October||Phil Ford||Haldane Duncan||15,730,000||3|
|169||4912||Monday 16th October||Phil Woods||Tony Prescott||16,300,000||2|
|170||4913||Wednesday 18th October||Mariam Vossough||Tony Prescott||12,040,000||8|
|171||4914||Friday 20th October||Peter Whalley||Tony Prescott||13,680,000||6|
|172||4915||Sunday 22nd October||David Lane||Tony Prescott||14,120,000||5|
|173||4916||Monday 23rd October||Nick Doughty||Philip Wood||16,310,000||3|
|174||4917||Wednesday 25th October||Susan Wilkins||Graham Wetherell||11,460,000||9|
|175||4918||Friday 27th October||Catherine Hayes||Philip Wood||13,460,000||7|
|176||4919||Sunday 29th October||Julie Gearey||Graham Wetherell||15,550,000||4|
|177||4920||Monday 30th October||Peter Whalley||Philip Wood||16,670,000||4|
|178||4921||Wednesday 1st November||Mark Wadlow||Graham Wetherell||15,330,000||6|
|179||4922||Friday 3rd November||David Lane||Philip Wood||14,530,000||7|
|180||4923||Sunday 5th November||Phil Ford||Philip Wood||14,480,000||8|
|181||4924||Monday 6th November||Jo O'Keefe||Brian Mills||17,370,000||3|
|182||4925||Wednesday 8th November||Martin Allen||Brian Mills||12,400,000||9|
|183||4926||Friday 10th November||Mark Wadlow||Brian Mills||14,070,000||6|
|184||4927||Sunday 12th November||Julie Gearey||Brian Mills||14,870,000||5|
|185||4928||Monday 13th November||Wendy Lee||Jim Loach||16,810,000||3|
|186||4929||Wednesday 15th November||Mariam Vossough||Jim Loach||15,110,000||6|
|187||4930||Friday 17th November||David Lane||Jim Loach||12,980,000||9|
|188||4931||Sunday 19th November||David Lane||Jim Loach||15,240,000||5|
|189||4932||Monday 20th November||Peter Mills||John Anderson||16,540,000||3|
|190||4933||Wednesday 22nd November||Martin Allen||John Anderson||12,040,000||10|
|191||4934||Friday 24th November||Nick Doughty||John Anderson||13,720,000||9|
|192||4935||Sunday 26th November||David Lane||John Anderson||14,780,000||6|
|193||4936||Monday 27th November||Mark Wadlow||Tony Prescott||16,710,000||3|
|194||4937||Tuesday 28th November||Jo O'Keefe||Tony Prescott||13,850,000||8|
|195||4938||Wednesday 29th November||Phil Ford||Tony Prescott||15,490,000||4|
|196||4939||Thursday 30th November||Joe Turner||Tony Prescott||13,100,000||10|
|197||4940||Friday 1st December||Julie Gearey||Graham Wetherell||13,870,000||7|
|198||4941||Saturday 2nd December||Peter Whalley||Graham Wetherell||12,810,000||11|
|199||4942||Sunday 3rd December||Mariam Vossough||Graham Wetherell||15,190,000||5|
|200||4943||Monday 4th December||Mariam Vossough||Colin Cant||16,550,000||4|
|201||4944||Wednesday 6th December||Peter Whalley||Colin Cant||12,360,000||8|
|202||4945||Friday 8th December||Peter Whalley||Tony Prescott||16,680,000||3|
|203||4946||Sunday 10th December||Phil Ford||Colin Cant||15,390,000||6|
|204||4947||Monday 11th December||Joe Turner||Brian Mills||15,560,000||4|
|205||4948||Wednesday 13th December||Jo O'Keefe||Brian Mills||15,610,000||3|
|206||4949||Friday 15th December||Julie Gearey||Brian Mills||13,590,000||6|
|207||4950||Sunday 17th December||David Lane||Brian Mills||12,370,000||7|
|208||4951||Monday 18th December||Wendy Lee||Jim Loach||16,710,000||3|
|209||4952||Wednesday 20th December||Susan Wilkins||Jim Loach||15,270,000||5|
|210||4953||Friday 22nd December||Mark Wadlow||Jim Loach||13,650,000||7|
|211||4954||Sunday 24th December||Peter Mills||Jim Loach||14,070,000||6|
|212||4955||Monday 25th December||Julie Gearey||John Anderson||15,950,000||4|
|213||4956||Tuesday 26th December||Phil Ford||John Anderson||13,190,000||8|
|214||4957||Wednesday 27th December||David Lane||Noreen Kershaw||14,860,000||5|
|215||4958||Friday 29th December||Mariam Vossough||Noreen Kershaw||14,520,000||7|
|216||4959||Sunday 31st December||Joe Turner||Noreen Kershaw||12,910,000||9|
To be added.
Who lives where
- Rovers Return Inn - Natalie Barnes. Leanne Battersby (until August). Vinny Sorrell (until November). Toyah Battersby (from September onwards).
- 1 Coronation Street - Ken Barlow. Deirdre Rachid. Blanche Hunt (from January onwards). Peter Barlow (December only).
- 2a Coronation Street - Tom Ferguson (January only). Geena Gregory. Bobbi Lewis (both from May onwards).
- 3 Coronation Street - Emily Bishop. Norris Cole (from July onwards).
- 4 Coronation Street - Ashley Peacock. Maxine Peacock.
- 5 Coronation Street - Les Battersby. Janice Battersby. Dennis Stringer (from July onwards).
- 6 Coronation Street - Debs Brownlow (February to November). Duggie Ferguson (October only). Matt Ramsden. Charlie Ramsden (both from December onwards).
- 7 Coronation Street - Curly Watts. Emma Taylor (from August onwards).
- 8 Coronation Street - Martin Platt (until October). Gail Platt. Sarah Platt. David Platt. Bethany Platt (from June onwards).
- 9 Coronation Street - Gary Mallett. Billy Mallett. Becky Mallett (all until October). Jack Duckworth. Vera Duckworth. Tyrone Dobbs (all from October onwards).
- 10a Coronation Street - Rita Sullivan.
- 11 Coronation Street - Jim McDonald (until September). Steve McDonald (until March). Gwen Davies (March to June). Liz McDonald (from October onwards).
- 12 Coronation Street - Mark Redman (January to June). Empty thereafter.
- 13 Coronation Street - Sally Webster. Rosie Webster. Sophie Webster. Danny Hargreaves (from March onwards).
- 15a Coronation Street - Nita Desai (until February). Dev Alahan (February to December). Peter Barlow (from December onwards).
- 14a Victoria Street - Vacant
- 15a Victoria Street - Steve McDonald. Vikram Desai (both from May onwards).
- 16a Victoria Street - Roy Cropper. Hayley Cropper.
- 17a Victoria Street - Kevin Webster. Alison Wakefield/Webster (until June).
- 18a Victoria Street - Martin Platt (from October onwards).
- 19a Victoria Street - Vacant
- Flat 3, 6 Arnica Street - Spider Nugent (until July). Toyah Battersby (until September).
- 23a Balaclava Terrace - Sam Kingston.
- 5 Grasmere Drive - Audrey Roberts. Alma Baldwin/Halliwell.
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Betty Williams.
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Mike Baldwin. Linda Sykes/Baldwin.
- No. 6 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Dev Alahan (from December onwards).
- Park Road B&B - Jack Duckworth. Vera Duckworth. Tyrone Dobbs (all until October). Norris Cole (until July). Maria Sutherland (August to October).
- 23 Seymour Drive, Oakhill - Fred Elliott.
- 4 The Brambles, Oakhill - Duggie Ferguson (until September).
Awards and nominations
- Best Soap and Continuing Drama: Coronation Street (Nominee)
British Soap Awards
Ceremony televised on 31st May 2000
- Best British Soap: Coronation Street (Nominee)
- Best Actor: John Savident (Nominee)
- Best Comedy Performance: Sue Nicholls (Winner)
- Best Storyline: The teenage pregnancy of Sarah-Louise Platt (Winner)
- Best Newcomer: Tina O'Brien (Nominee)
- Special Achievement Award: Tony Warren
National Television Awards
Ceremony held on 10th October 2000
|Coronation Street in the 2000s|
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