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2002 was Coronation Street's forty-third year.

Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1 Shelley Unwin Sally Lindsay Full year 154 228 37
2 Gail Platt/Hillman Helen Worth Full year 150 2380 2
3 Richard Hillman Brian Capron Full year 138 180 57
4 Audrey Roberts Sue Nicholls Full year 134 1607 15
5 Steve McDonald Simon Gregson Full year 128 1079 20
6 Sarah Platt Tina O'Brien Full year 123 767 8
7 Ken Barlow William Roache Full year 115 3134 17
8 Dev Alahan Jimmi Harkishin Full year 112 288 23
9 Geena Gregory Jennifer James Until October 109 328 4
10 Karen McDonald Suranne Jones Full year 108 224 25
11 Fred Elliott John Savident Full year 105 632 15
12 Kevin Webster Michael Le Vell Full year 104 1582 27
13 Fiz Brown Jennie McAlpine Full year 102 157 46
14 Sally Webster Sally Whittaker Full year 99 1441 12
15 Peter Barlow Chris Gascoyne Full year 98 266 12
15 Toyah Battersby Georgia Taylor Full year 98 593 5
15 Les Battersby Bruce Jones Full year except for November 98 583 14
18 Deirdre Rachid Anne Kirkbride Full year 97 2229 31
19 Vikram Desai Chris Bisson Until December 94 330 27
20 Rita Sullivan Barbara Knox Full year 93 2505 22
21 Norris Cole Malcolm Hebden Full year 91 317 39
22 Janice Battersby Vicky Entwistle Full year 88 696 1
22 Blanche Hunt Maggie Jones Full year 88 309 53
22 Eileen Grimshaw Sue Cleaver Full year 88 221 11
25 Curly Watts Kevin Kennedy Full year 86 1487 32
26 Sunita Parekh Shobna Gulati Full year 84 133 51
26 Maria Sutherland Samia Smith February to August and from October 84 180 48
28 Tyrone Dobbs Alan Halsall Full year 83 401 9
29 Hayley Cropper Julie Hesmondhalgh From February 81 438 32
30 David Platt Jack P. Shepherd Full year 80 590 27
31 Maxine Peacock Tracy Shaw Full year except for February 79 657 26
31 Kirk Sutherland Andrew Whyment From February 79 101 61
33 Emma Watts Angela Lonsdale Full year except for February 77 201 41
34 Ashley Peacock Steven Arnold Full year 75 613 23
35 Bethany Platt Amy & Emily Walton Full year 73 174 54
36 Mike Baldwin Johnny Briggs Full year 72 2026 6
37 Martin Platt Sean Wilson Full year 71 1331 34
38 Roy Cropper David Neilson Full year 70 575 10
39 Vera Duckworth Elizabeth Dawn Full year 70 1967 17
40 Emily Bishop Eileen Derbyshire Full year 68 2580 56
41 Joe Carter Jonathan Wrather From May 65 65 -
42 Archie Shuttleworth Roy Hudd From February 62 62 -
43 Candice Stowe Nikki Sanderson Full year 61 178 42
43 Betty Williams Betty Driver Full year 61 2372 43
45 Jason Grimshaw Ryan Thomas Full year 60 146 30
45 Todd Grimshaw Bruno Langley Full year 60 136 34
47 Eve Elliott Melanie Kilburn Until May 54 115 43
48 Ben Watts Stephen Collins Full year except for February and August 54 57 66
49 Rosie Webster Helen Flanagan March to September and from November 53 553 49
50 Doreen Heavey Prunella Gee From July 39 56 -
51 Sophie Webster Emma Woodward March to September and from November 36 320 51
52 Joshua Peacock Brandon Jackson April to September and November to December 34 34 -
53 Jack Duckworth William Tarmey Until July and from October 32 1681 38
54 Sam Kingston Scott Wright Until June 30 139 20
55 Bobbi Lewis Naomi Ryan Until April 29 134 45
56 Matt Ramsden Stephen Beckett Until April 25 127 19
57 Lucy Richards Katy Carmichael From September 22 22 -
58 Tommy Nelson Thomas Craig From November 22 22 -
59 Angela Nelson Kathryn Hunt From November 22 22 -
60 Charlie Ramsden Clare McGlinn Until April 21 103 34
61 Duggie Ferguson John Bowe Until February 20 250 3
61 Molly Hardcastle Jacqueline Kington Until May 20 80 46
63 Katy Nelson Lucy-Jo Hudson From November 17 17 -
64 Harry Flagg Iain Rogerson From September 15 15 -
65 Ciaran McCarthy Keith Duffy August and from December 12 12 -
65 Nick Tilsley Adam Rickitt July to August 12 732 -
65 Craig Nelson Richard Fleeshman From November 12 12 -
68 Mick Hopwood Ian Gain From October 9 9 -
69 Bet Lynch Julie Goodyear June only 8 1969 -
70 Tracy Preston Kate Ford From December 4 600 -
70 Patrick Tussel Trevor Dwyer-Lynch From December 4 4 -
72 Dennis Stringer Charles Dale January only 3 167 7
73 Gordon Clegg Geoffrey Leesley June only 2 100 -
73 Terry Duckworth Nigel Pivaro January only 2 342 62
75 Adam Barlow Iain De Caestecker February only 1 45 55

Production

Changing of the guard

Kieran Roberts, later Coronation Street's long-running executive producer, initially joined the programme as its producer in December 2001

Kieran Roberts had taken up the position of producer in December 2001, two months after the removal of Jane Macnaught as executive producer and six months after Roberts left Emmerdale, which he had produced for three years. Granada's drama controller Carolyn Reynolds had been responsible for the day-to-day running of Coronation Street in the immediate aftermath of Macnaught's departure and remained exec producer during Roberts's reign to enable a smooth transition. The duo were first credited in their roles with Episode 5228 on 8th March.

To lure back lapsed viewers, producers adopted a back-to-basics approach, playing to Coronation Street's traditional strengths such as comedy and avoiding the issue-led storylines favoured by Jane Macnaught. The changes began in the writers' room. Roberts believed that writers weren't being given enough freedom over scripts, resulting in the programme becoming too plot-driven, and ordered a change to lessen the influence of the storyliners. Meanwhile, Reynolds re-hired writers Ken Blakeson, Jan McVerry and John Stevenson, who had resigned after clashing with Macnaught in 2000, and in order to affect the desired stylistic changes to the programme, five of Macnaught's key writers - Mariam Vossough, Jo O'Keefe, Phil Ford, Julie Gearey and Susan Wilkins - left the team, allowing an influx of new talent in the form of Carmel Morgan, Debbie Oates, Stephen Russell, Chris Parker and John Fay.

The now customary cast cull followed. At a two-day story conference, Reynolds, Roberts and the writers discussed the future potential of each character and from those analyses it was decided to write out Duggie Ferguson, Bobbi Lewis, Evelyn Elliott, Molly Hardcastle, Sam Kingston, and Matt and Charlie Ramsden. The Ramsdens left in April, deciding to fight for their marriage and put Matt's tryst with Maxine Peacock behind them, despite the fact that Maxine's son Joshua could be Matt's and not Ashley's. Duggie was dramatically killed off during an argument with Richard Hillman at The Ridings, a house they were redeveloping into flats; Duggie leaned against a shoddy bannister which gave way, causing him to fall two flights to his death. Richard's never-ending financial problems continued for the rest of the year, with him taking ever more desperate actions - including murdering his ex-wife Patricia and trying to kill Audrey Roberts and Emily Bishop for their money - in order to provide for oblivious wife Gail and the children. Richard's storyline was a key factor in restoring Coronation Street's success and the programme's ratings rose the longer it went on.

The glorious past

In taking Coronation Street back to its roots, writers gave more screentime to the senior cast members, engendered a greater sense of community spirit, and included more allusions to the past - both the programme's and the characters'. In August, the residents marked the centenary of the Rovers Return, and in June, to mark Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee, the programme showed an episode in which the characters re-enacted an historical Weatherfield battle. In August, the 2002 Commonwealth Games, held in Manchester, was written into storylines, with Norris Cole working as a volunteer and Les Battersby putting up two Australian girls in exchange for a "Sydney Sandwich" (which turned out to be a real sandwich).

In April, Sally's Hardware in Victoria Street burned down, which led to Kevin and Sally Webster reconciling and re-marrying five years after they first split up. The hardware shop premises lay empty until 2005.

Julie Goodyear crashes out

Producers were eager to bring back a major character and in January, Julie Goodyear signed to return full-time as Bet Lynch after a seven-year absence from the main programme. On-screen, Bet visited to Coronation Street ostensibly to attend Betty Williams's retirement party at the Rovers but in actuality she was there to testify against her former lover, Phil Bennett, who had stolen money from her. The plan was for Fred Elliott to persuade Bet to run the Rovers for him, but Goodyear struggled with the hectic filming schedule and after recording eight episodes she took three weeks off, citing exhaustion. She never returned to filming. The storyline was re-written with Bet losing her court case and leaving Weatherfield off-screen, and Lillian Spencer, an Annie Walker-type character played by Maureen Lipman, taking over the pub in her place. Lillian was meant as a stop-gap character while writers decided the future of the Rovers and in July barmaid Shelley Unwin ascended to landlady. Following the high-profile failure of Goodyear's return, no other old cast members were brought back.

New and old faces

The first new character to arrive in 2002 was undertaker Archie Shuttleworth, played by comedian Roy Hudd. Other newcomers included Jonathan Wrather as ex-con Joe Carter, former boyband singer Keith Duffy as smooth-talking Ciaran McCarthy, and Iain Rogerson as cleaner Harry Flagg.

Betty's retirement storyline (although she subsequently returned to work) was also notable for featuring a brief appearance by a recast Gordon Clegg. Geoffrey Leesley played the role both in 2002 and 2004 in the absence of Bill Kenwright.

The Nelsons: Angela, Tommy, Katy and Craig

Cast changes in the latter half of the year included the full-time return of Prunella Gee as Maxine's mother Doreen Heavey, the arrivals of cabbie Patrick Tussel, PC Mick Hopwood and florist Lucy Richards, and the departures of Chris Bisson as Vikram Desai and Jennifer James as Geena Gregory. In November, the Nelson family moved into No.6. Comprised of dad Tommy, mum Angela, and teenagers Katy and Craig, the "Nelsons" were in fact the Harrises who had been placed in Weatherfield as part of a witness protection scheme. After their initial storyline played out, the Harrises reverted to their true surname and continued in the programme. The last new face of the year, first appearing on Christmas Day, was Kate Ford as a recast Tracy Preston. For her return - the first time Tracy had appeared regularly since 1995 - Tracy was turned into a more antagonistic character and man-eater.

Additionally, Adam Rickitt made a short return as Nick Tilsley at the time of Gail and Richard's wedding, and William Tarmey took time off between July and October to undergo a bypass operation.

Recording upgrades

With Episode 5191 on 7th January, Coronation Street was broadcast in 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, which had become the industry standard. A new title sequence was introduced in the same episode. This sequence used CGI to integrate shots recorded on the outdoor set with others shot on location in Salford, allowing for Coronation Street to be shown surrounded by other terraced houses for the first time.

The end credits underwent a change with Episode 5370 on 28th October. Beginning with this episode, the credits switched to an ITV standardised full-screen with blue background, matching other ITV programmes of the time.

Coronation Street continued to experiment with showing five episodes per week; some weeks in the first third of the year had additional episodes on Tuesday, and up to July there were four instances of two episodes being shown on the same day. Beginning on 9th September, when a major storyline was playing two episodes would be shown on a Monday night, at 7.30pm and 8.30pm. These episodes had a single title sequence and combined end credits roll at the end of the second episode.

Viewing figures

Ratings chart for the year

The new system adopted by BARB whereby the ratings for each showing of an episode were counted separately makes it impossible to compare 2002's ratings with those from 2001, which include the omnibus' figures. However, while the year started with ratings 2.5 million down on 2001's aggregated figures, the gap narrowed as the year progressed, with October and November less than 200,000 viewers down on 2002 and December's ratings were up on the same month in 2001. Except for January-April (where the gaps are wider), all months were 2-3 million viewers down on 1990 which was the previous year to 2002 for which all first-showing ratings are available. The average for 2002 was 12.97 million viewers.

The highest-rated episode of the year was Episode 5383 on 17th November, which was a four-hander in which Audrey tries to convince Archie Shuttleworth that son-in-law Richard is trying to kill her. The episode drew an audience of 15.01 million viewers.

34 episodes reached number one in the ratings - a massive increase from the three episodes which did so in 2001. No episodes fell outside the top twenty.

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Part Writer Director Viewing
Figures
Chart
Position
1 5186 Tuesday 1st January 1 Phil Ford Colin Cant 11,970,000 8
2 5187 Tuesday 1st January 2 Phil Ford Colin Cant 14,280,000 2
3 5188 Wednesday 2nd January Julie Gearey David Kester 13,900,000 3
4 5189 Friday 4th January Daran Little David Kester 13,530,000 5
5 5190 Sunday 6th January Jayne Hollinson David Kester 11,700,000 9
6 5191 Monday 7th January Susan Wilkins
Peter Whalley
Ian Bevitt 13,730,000 2
7 5192 Wednesday 9th January Jo O'Keefe Ian Bevitt 13,120,000 4
8 5193 Friday 11th January Martin Allen Ian Bevitt 12,530,000 6
9 5194 Sunday 13th January Joe Turner Ian Bevitt 11,320,000 8
10 5195 Monday 14th January Jo O'Keefe Philip Wood 13,940,000 2
11 5196 Wednesday 16th January Susan Wilkins Philip Wood 12,760,000 5
12 5197 Friday 18th January Daran Little Philip Wood 11,920,000 8
13 5198 Sunday 20th January Peter Whalley Philip Wood 12,270,000 6
14 5199 Monday 21st January Joe Turner Tony Prescott 13,900,000 1
15 5200 Wednesday 23rd January Mark Wadlow Tony Prescott 13,890,000 2
16 5201 Friday 25th January David Lane Tony Prescott 12,670,000 6
17 5202 Sunday 27th January Catherine Hayes Tracey Rooney 12,410,000 8
18 5203 Monday 28th January Joe Turner John Anderson 14,070,000 1
19 5204 Wednesday 30th January Phil Ford John Anderson 12,580,000 5
20 5205 Friday 1st February Mariam Vossough John Anderson 10,720,000 11
21 5206 Sunday 3rd February Daran Little John Anderson 12,240,000 6
22 5207 Monday 4th February Jayne Hollinson
Martin Allen
David Kester 13,640,000 1
23 5209 Wednesday 6th February Julie Gearey David Kester 12,060,000 8
24 5210 Friday 8th February Peter Whalley David Kester 12,660,000 6
25 5211 Sunday 10th February David Lane David Kester 12,060,000 8
26 5212 Monday 11th February Julie Gearey Ian Bevitt 13,620,000 1
27 5213 Wednesday 13th February Mark Wadlow Ian Bevitt 11,510,000 7
28 5214 Friday 15th February Catherine Hayes Ian Bevitt 12,510,000 4
29 5215 Sunday 17th February Daran Little Ian Bevitt 11,200,000 8
30 5216 Monday 18th February Jo O'Keefe Colin Cant 13,950,000 1
31 5217 Tuesday 19th February Martin Allen Colin Cant 10,110,000 12
32 5218 Friday 22nd February David Lane Colin Cant 12,380,000 4
33 5219 Sunday 24th February Peter Whalley Colin Cant 13,490,000 3
34 5220 Monday 25th February Daran Little Tony Prescott 13,330,000 1
35 5221 Tuesday 26th February Joe Turner Tracey Rooney 9,770,000 11
36 5222 Friday 1st March Mariam Vossough Tracey Rooney 12,110,000 6
37 5223 Sunday 3rd March Mark Wadlow Tracey Rooney 12,640,000 3
38 5224 Monday 4th March Jayne Hollinson John Anderson 13,040,000 2
39 5225 Tuesday 5th March David Lane John Anderson 9,960,000 9
40 5226 Wednesday 6th March Peter Whalley John Anderson 11,730,000 5
41 5227 Friday 8th March Susan Wilkins John Anderson 11,350,000 6
42 5228 Sunday 10th March Phil Ford John Anderson 11,090,000 8
43 5229 Monday 11th March Phil Ford David Kester 12,980,000 1
44 5230 Tuesday 12th March Julie Gearey David Kester 9,670,000 11
45 5231 Friday 15th March Martin Allen David Kester 11,150,000 6
46 5232 Sunday 17th March Peter Whalley David Kester 10,820,000 7
47 5233 Monday 18th March Jo O'Keefe Ian Bevitt 12,940,000 1
48 5234 Tuesday 19th March Catherine Hayes Ian Bevitt 9,430,000 10
49 5235 Friday 22nd March Joe Turner Ian Bevitt 11,350,000 4
50 5236 Sunday 24th March Daran Little Ian Bevitt 10,310,000 7
51 5237 Monday 25th March Daran Little Tony Prescott 13,040,000 1
52 5238 Wednesday 27th March Peter Whalley Tony Prescott 11,620,000 4
53 5239 Friday 29th March Martin Allen Tony Prescott 11,190,000 6
54 5240 Sunday 31st March David Lane Tony Prescott 10,910,000 8
55 5241 Monday 1st April Ken Blakeson Tracey Rooney 11,500,000 3
56 5242 Tuesday 2nd April Mariam Vossough Tracey Rooney 10,410,000 7
57 5243 Friday 5th April Peter Mills Tracey Rooney 10,960,000 6
58 5244 Sunday 7th April Joe Turner Tracey Rooney 11,420,000 4
59 5245 Monday 8th April Mark Wadlow John Anderson 12,840,000 1
60 5246 Tuesday 9th April John Stevenson John Anderson 10,220,000 8
61 5247 Friday 12th April Jayne Hollinson John Anderson 12,190,000 2
62 5248 Sunday 14th April Susan Wilkins John Anderson 10,520,000 6
63 5249 Monday 15th April Susan Wilkins David Kester 12,650,000 2
64 5250 Tuesday 16th April Phil Ford David Kester 10,990,000 9
65 5251 Wednesday 17th April David Lane David Kester 12,380,000 3
66 5252 Friday 19th April Catherine Hayes David Kester 11,400,000 7
67 5253 Sunday 21st April Martin Allen David Kester 11,260,000 8
68 5254 Monday 22nd April Ken Blakeson Ian Bevitt 13,450,000 1
69 5255 Tuesday 23rd April John Stevenson Ian Bevitt 9,920,000 10
70 5256 Friday 26th April Jayne Hollinson Ian Bevitt 11,470,000 5
71 5257 Sunday 28th April Daran Little Ian Bevitt 11,280,000 6
72 5258 Monday 29th April 1 Jan McVerry Tony Prescott 12,640,000 1
73 5259 Monday 29th April 2 Peter Whalley Tony Prescott 10,900,000 4
74 5260 Friday 3rd May Julie Gearey Tony Prescott 11,030,000 3
75 5261 Sunday 5th May Joe Turner Tony Prescott 10,000,000 9
76 5262 Monday 6th May Joe Turner Tracey Rooney 12,470,000 1
77 5263 Wednesday 8th May Peter Whalley Tracey Rooney 11,200,000 5
78 5264 Friday 10th May Ken Blakeson Tracey Rooney 10,770,000 7
79 5265 Sunday 12th May Julie Gearey Tracey Rooney 10,770,000 7
80 5266 Monday 13th May Phil Ford Eugene Ferguson 13,220,000 1
81 5267 Tuesday 14th May Catherine Hayes Eugene Ferguson 9,550,000 11
82 5268 Friday 17th May Daran Little Eugene Ferguson
John Anderson
10,890,000 6
83 5269 Sunday 19th May Jan McVerry John Anderson
Eugene Ferguson
10,900,000 5
84 5270 Monday 20th May Martin Allen Eugene Ferguson
John Anderson
11,760,000 4
85 5271 Wednesday 22nd May John Stevenson John Anderson
Eugene Ferguson
11,450,000 7
86 5272 Friday 24th May Mark Wadlow Eugene Ferguson
John Anderson
10,820,000 8
87 5273 Sunday 26th May Peter Mills John Anderson
Eugene Ferguson
11,460,000 6
88 5274 Monday 27th May Joe Turner David Kester 11,990,000 4
89 5275 Wednesday 29th May John Fay David Kester 10,970,000 6
90 5276 Friday 31st May David Lane David Kester 9,620,000 8
91 5277 Sunday 2nd June Mark Wadlow David Kester 9,260,000 9
92 5278 Monday 3rd June Martin Allen Ian Bevitt 8,190,000 17
93 5279 Wednesday 5th June Jayne Hollinson Ian Bevitt 11,800,000 3
94 5280 Friday 7th June Julie Gearey Ian Bevitt 10,710,000 6
95 5281 Sunday 9th June Catherine Hayes Ian Bevitt 11,490,000 4
96 5282 Monday 10th June 1 John Stevenson Tony Prescott 12,790,000 1
97 5283 Monday 10th June 2 John Stevenson Tony Prescott 11,630,000 6
98 5284 Wednesday 12th June Daran Little Tony Prescott 11,320,000 8
99 5285 Friday 14th June Peter Whalley Tony Prescott 10,860,000 9
100 5286 Sunday 16th June Ken Blakeson Tony Prescott 9,910,000 11
101 5287 Monday 17th June David Lane Tracey Rooney 11,490,000 2
102 5288 Wednesday 19th June Jan McVerry Tracey Rooney 10,720,000 6
103 5289 Friday 21st June Joe Turner Tracey Rooney 10,440,000 8
104 5290 Sunday 23rd June Jayne Hollinson Tracey Rooney 10,170,000 9
105 5291 Monday 24th June Chris Parker John Anderson 10,320,000 5
106 5292 Wednesday 26th June Mark Wadlow John Anderson 11,140,000 4
107 5293 Friday 28th June Peter Whalley John Anderson 9,830,000 9
108 5294 Sunday 30th June Peter Mills John Anderson 11,690,000 1
109 5295 Monday 1st July 1 John Stevenson Diana Patrick 11,540,000 4
110 5296 Monday 1st July 2 Daran Little Diana Patrick 10,440,000 9
111 5297 Wednesday 3rd July Ken Blakeson
Jan McVerry
Diana Patrick 11,440,000 5
112 5298 Friday 5th July Catherine Hayes Diana Patrick 11,700,000 3
113 5299 Sunday 7th July Joe Turner Ian Bevitt 11,060,000 6
114 5300 Monday 8th July Peter Whalley Ian Bevitt 11,880,000 3
115 5301 Wednesday 10th July Daran Little Ian Bevitt 11,490,000 4
116 5302 Friday 12th July Julie Gearey Ian Bevitt 10,250,000 6
117 5303 Sunday 14th July David Lane Tony Prescott 9,140,000 9
118 5304 Monday 15th July John Fay Tony Prescott 12,140,000 1
119 5305 Wednesday 17th July John Stevenson Tony Prescott 11,480,000 4
120 5306 Friday 19th July Martin Allen Tony Prescott 10,790,000 5
121 5307 Sunday 21st July Catherine Hayes Alan Wareing 9,130,000 8
122 5308 Monday 22nd July Mark Wadlow Alan Wareing 12,610,000 1
123 5309 Friday 26th July Peter Mills Alan Wareing 9,880,000 6
124 5310 Sunday 28th July Jan McVerry Alan Wareing 11,510,000 4
125 5311 Monday 29th July Martin Allen Duncan Foster 11,310,000 2
126 5312 Wednesday 31st July Ken Blakeson Duncan Foster 11,580,000 1
127 5313 Friday 2nd August Peter Mills Duncan Foster 10,970,000 4
128 5314 Sunday 4th August David Lane Duncan Foster 10,930,000 5
129 5315 Monday 5th August Julie Gearey David Kester 12,390,000 1
130 5316 Wednesday 7th August Jan McVerry David Kester 11,120,000 3
131 5317 Friday 9th August Chris Parker David Kester 10,440,000 6
132 5318 Sunday 11th August John Fay David Kester 10,480,000 5
133 5319 Monday 12th August Peter Whalley Ian Bevitt 12,040,000 1
134 5320 Wednesday 14th August Peter Whalley Ian Bevitt 10,440,000 4
135 5321 Friday 16th August Jayne Hollinson Ian Bevitt 10,090,000 7
136 5322 Sunday 18th August Daran Little Ian Bevitt 10,290,000 5
137 5323 Monday 19th August Mark Wadlow Tracey Rooney 11,940,000 1
138 5324 Wednesday 21st August Mark Wadlow Tracey Rooney 11,590,000 3
139 5325 Friday 23rd August John Stevenson Tracey Rooney 10,550,000 5
140 5326 Sunday 25th August John Stevenson Tracey Rooney 9,050,000 7
141 5327 Monday 26th August Peter Whalley Alan Wareing 10,000,000 8
142 5328 Wednesday 28th August Julie Gearey Alan Wareing 10,810,000 3
143 5329 Friday 30th August Ken Blakeson Alan Wareing 11,230,000 2
144 5330 Sunday 1st September Jayne Hollinson Alan Wareing 10,430,000 4
145 5331 Monday 2nd September Catherine Hayes Duncan Foster 10,130,000 9
146 5332 Wednesday 4th September Peter Mills Duncan Foster 11,690,000 3
147 5333 Friday 6th September John Stevenson Duncan Foster 11,260,000 6
148 5334 Sunday 8th September David Lane Duncan Foster 11,210,000 7
149 5335 Monday 9th September 1 Joe Turner David Kester 12,980,000 2
150 5336 Monday 9th September 2 Joe Turner David Kester 11,250,000 6
151 5337 Wednesday 11th September John Fay David Kester 11,400,000 5
152 5338 Friday 13th September John Fay David Kester 10,750,000 8
153 5339 Sunday 15th September Mark Wadlow David Kester 11,060,000 7
154 5340 Monday 16th September 1 Joe Turner Tim O'Mara 12,910,000 1
155 5341 Monday 16th September 2 Martin Allen Tim O'Mara 11,390,000 6
156 5342 Wednesday 18th September John Stevenson Tim O'Mara 11,810,000 3
157 5343 Friday 20th September Peter Mills Tim O'Mara 10,950,000 8
158 5344 Sunday 22nd September Jayne Hollinson Tim O'Mara 11,120,000 7
159 5345 Monday 23rd September 1 Daran Little Pip Short 12,630,000 1
160 5346 Monday 23rd September 2 Daran Little Pip Short 11,630,000 4
161 5347 Wednesday 25th September Catherine Hayes Pip Short 12,050,000 2
162 5348 Friday 27th September David Lane Pip Short 11,240,000 8
163 5349 Sunday 29th September David Lane Pip Short 8,640,000 13
164 5350 Monday 30th September 1 Ken Blakeson Alan Wareing 12,800,000 1
165 5351 Monday 30th September 2 Ken Blakeson Alan Wareing 11,590,000 7
166 5352 Wednesday 2nd October Julie Gearey Alan Wareing 11,930,000 5
167 5353 Friday 4th October Chris Parker Alan Wareing 11,410,000 8
168 5354 Sunday 6th October John Fay Alan Wareing 12,080,000 3
169 5355 Monday 7th October 1 John Fay Eugene Ferguson 12,980,000 2
170 5356 Monday 7th October 2 Joe Turner Eugene Ferguson 11,750,000 8
171 5357 Wednesday 9th October Peter Mills Eugene Ferguson 13,000,000 1
172 5358 Friday 11th October Ken Blakeson Eugene Ferguson 11,960,000 6
173 5359 Sunday 13th October Stephen Russell Eugene Ferguson 11,580,000 9
174 5360 Monday 14th October 1 Peter Whalley Tracey Rooney 13,290,000 1
175 5361 Monday 14th October 2 Peter Whalley Tracey Rooney 11,770,000 8
176 5362 Friday 18th October Mark Wadlow Tracey Rooney 12,560,000 3
177 5363 Sunday 20th October Jayne Hollinson Tracey Rooney 11,970,000 6
178 5364 Monday 21st October 1 Jan McVerry Tim O'Mara 14,040,000 2
179 5365 Monday 21st October 2 Jan McVerry Tim O'Mara 14,060,000 1
180 5366 Wednesday 23rd October David Lane Tim O'Mara 13,470,000 3
181 5367 Friday 25th October Daran Little Tim O'Mara 13,330,000 5
182 5368 Sunday 27th October Martin Allen Tim O'Mara 13,190,000 6
183 5369 Monday 28th October 1 Martin Allen John Anderson 14,840,000 1
184 5370 Monday 28th October 2 Jayne Hollinson John Anderson 14,270,000 2
185 5371 Wednesday 30th October Chris Parker John Anderson 13,270,000 5
186 5372 Friday 1st November Daran Little John Anderson 13,190,000 6
187 5373 Sunday 3rd November Julie Gearey John Anderson 12,060,000 8
188 5374 Monday 4th November 1 Mark Wadlow Ian Bevitt 13,870,000 2
189 5375 Monday 4th November 2 Joe Turner Ian Bevitt 12,270,000 8
190 5376 Wednesday 6th November Catherine Hayes Ian Bevitt 13,770,000 3
191 5377 Friday 8th November David Lane Ian Bevitt 13,160,000 6
192 5378 Sunday 10th November Debbie Oates Ian Bevitt 13,560,000 4
193 5379 Monday 11th November 1 Peter Whalley Tim Dowd 14,470,000 2
194 5380 Monday 11th November 2 Ken Blakeson Tim Dowd 14,410,000 3
195 5381 Wednesday 13th November Jan McVerry Tim Dowd 13,640,000 5
196 5382 Friday 15th November John Stevenson Tim Dowd 12,360,000 8
197 5383 Sunday 17th November John Fay Tim Dowd 15,010,000 1
198 5384 Monday 18th November Peter Mills Colin Cant 14,030,000 3
199 5385 Wednesday 20th November John Fay Colin Cant 14,320,000 1
200 5386 Friday 22nd November Martin Allen Colin Cant 13,440,000 5
201 5387 Sunday 24th November Stephen Russell Colin Cant 13,790,000 4
202 5388 Monday 25th November Joe Turner Tracey Rooney 14,120,000 1
203 5389 Wednesday 27th November Mark Wadlow Tracey Rooney 13,450,000 3
204 5390 Friday 29th November Peter Whalley Tracey Rooney 12,770,000 5
205 5391 Sunday 1st December Chris Parker Tracey Rooney 13,170,000 4
206 5392 Monday 2nd December David Lane Eugene Ferguson 12,860,000 5
207 5393 Wednesday 4th December Julie Gearey Eugene Ferguson 13,280,000 2
208 5394 Friday 6th December Daran Little Eugene Ferguson 12,290,000 7
209 5395 Sunday 8th December John Stevenson Eugene Ferguson 13,470,000 1
210 5396 Monday 9th December 1 John Stevenson John Anderson 14,740,000 1
211 5397 Monday 9th December 2 John Stevenson John Anderson 14,470,000 2
212 5398 Wednesday 11th December Peter Mills John Anderson 13,880,000 3
213 5399 Friday 13th December John Fay John Anderson 12,730,000 7
214 5400 Sunday 15th December Jayne Hollinson Ian Bevitt 13,870,000 4
215 5401 Monday 16th December Joe Turner Ian Bevitt 13,100,000 3
216 5402 Wednesday 18th December Martin Allen Ian Bevitt 13,220,000 2
217 5403 Friday 20th December Carmel Morgan Ian Bevitt 12,180,000 8
218 5404 Sunday 22nd December Debbie Oates Ian Bevitt 12,740,000 5
219 5405 Monday 23rd December David Lane Tim Dowd 12,460,000 10
220 5406 Wednesday 25th December Peter Whalley Tim Dowd 14,180,000 3
221 5407 Friday 27th December Daran Little Tim Dowd 14,150,000 4
222 5408 Sunday 29th December Catherine Hayes Tim Dowd 11,920,000 11
223 5409 Monday 30th December Catherine Hayes David Kester 14,190,000 2

Storylines

To be added.

Who lives where

Coronation Street

Victoria Street

Others

Awards and nominations

BAFTA

National Television Awards

  • Best newcomer Brian Capron (Nominee)
  • Most popular serial drama Coronation Street (Nominee)
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