Changing of the guard
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|83||5269||Sunday 19th May||Jan McVerry||John Anderson|
|84||5270||Monday 20th May||Martin Allen||Eugene Ferguson|
|85||5271||Wednesday 22nd May||John Stevenson||John Anderson|
|86||5272||Friday 24th May||Mark Wadlow||Eugene Ferguson|
|87||5273||Sunday 26th May||Peter Mills||John Anderson|
|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|
|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|
To be added.
Who lives where
- Rovers Return Inn - Fred Elliott (from January). Eve Elliott (January to April). Geena Gregory (May to October). Lillian, Danielle and Timothy Spencer (all July only).
- 1 Coronation Street - Ken Barlow. Deirdre Rachid. Blanche Hunt. Tracy Preston (from December).
- 2a Coronation Street - Bobbi Lewis (until April). Maria Sutherland. Toyah Battersby (from June). Fiz Brown (from August).
- 3 Coronation Street - Emily Bishop. Norris Cole.
- 4 Coronation Street - Ashley and Maxine Peacock. Joshua Peacock (from April). Doreen Heavey (from July).
- 5 Coronation Street - Les Battersby. Toyah Battersby (until February). Kirk Sutherland (from June).
- 6 Coronation Street - Matt Ramsden (until March). Charlie Ramsden (until April). Tommy Nelson. Angela Nelson. Katy Nelson. Craig Nelson (all from November).
- 7 Coronation Street - Curly Watts. Emma Watts. Ben Watts.
- 8 Coronation Street - Gail Platt/Hillman. Sarah Platt. David Platt. Bethany Platt. Richard Hillman (from February). Nick Tilsley (July and August).
- 9 Coronation Street - Jack Duckworth. Vera Duckworth. Tyrone Dobbs.
- 10a Coronation Street - Rita Sullivan.
- 11 Coronation Street - Eileen Grimshaw. Jason Grimshaw. Todd Grimshaw.
- 12 Coronation Street - Steve McDonald and Karen McDonald.
- 13 Coronation Street - Sally Webster. Rosie Webster. Sophie Webster. Kevin Webster (from August).
- Corner Shop flat - Sunita Parekh.
- 14a Victoria Street - Duggie Ferguson (January to February). Janice Battersby (from February). Toyah Battersby (February to June).
- 15a Victoria Street - Vikram Desai (until December). Sam Kingston (mid-January to June).
- 16a Victoria Street - Roy Cropper. Hayley Cropper. Ciaran McCarthy (from December).
- 17a Victoria Street - Kevin Webster (until August). Molly Hardcastle (until May). Martin Platt (April to July).
- 18a Victoria Street - Martin Platt (January to April and July onwards).
- 19a Victoria Street - Peter Barlow. Shelley Unwin (from February). Ciaran McCarthy (August only).
- 23a Balaclava Terrace - Sam Kingston (until mid-January).
- Chapman Street - Janice Battersby. Dennis Stringer (both January only).
- 5 Grasmere Drive - Audrey Roberts (until November). Bet Lynch (June only).
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Betty Williams
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Mike Baldwin
- No. 6 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Dev Alahan. Geena Gregory (until May).
- Nightingale Terrace - Harry Flagg
- 5 Tile Street - Archie Shuttleworth.
Awards and nominations
- Best Soap Coronation Street (Nominee)
National Television Awards
- Best newcomer Brian Capron (Nominee)
- Most popular serial drama Coronation Street (Nominee)
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