The Richard Hillman serial killer storyline continued to deliver very strong ratings for Coronation Street as it reached its climax. In January, Maxine Peacock was murdered by Richard in order to silence her while his intended victim, Emily Bishop, survived a blow to the head and recovered. Over the coming weeks, Richard's web of lies collapsed and Gail forced a confession from him in an episode which was mostly a two-hander between Richard and Gail (though Sarah and David Platt made a short appearance). Richard was rejected by Gail but, after spending a few weeks on the run, he returned and tried to drown the family by driving their people carrier into Weatherfield Canal. Richard was the only casualty, with Brian Capron making his final appearance in the series as Richard's corpse.
Tracy Shaw hadn't wanted to leave the programme but, despite an order coming from Granada to spare her, Reynolds ran the storyline regardless. Richard's murders had repercussions for many Coronation Street residents; as well as Maxine and Richard, Maxine's mother Doreen Heavey and rebellious schoolboy Aidan Critchley, who Richard framed for the murder, were written out, while Julia Haworth joined the cast as Claire Casey, Joshua Peacock's new nanny who eventually fell for Ashley. Martin Hancock made a brief return as Spider Nugent, visiting Weatherfield due to the attack on Emily, before reuniting with Toyah Battersby and leaving for London with her to open a juice bar; after playing Toyah for six years, Georgia Taylor left to pursue other acting roles.
By this point, Coronation Street's Monday night double-bills were a regular feature, with five episodes shown on most weeks. The programme reverted to four per week between June and August before going back up to five, now permanently, with the fifth episode fixed at 8.30pm on Monday evenings.
First gay kiss
Todd Grimshaw began to struggle with his sexuality in October, marking the beginning of his coming out storyline which had been in the pipeline since the character debuted in 2001. In Episode 5596, after getting to know his girlfriend Sarah's brother Nick Tilsley, Todd instinctively leaned in for a kiss, leading to the latter storming out and informing Sarah. Adam Rickitt agreed to return full-time in preparation for the storyline. Carefully plotted by Daran Little, Todd's confusion over his sexual identity continued into 2004 and the first consensual gay kiss, between Todd and nurse Karl Foster, occurred in Episode 5733 in April.
Although Todd was promoted as Coronation Street's first gay character (with some newspapers incorrectly assuming that he was initially meant to be straight), homosexuals had appeared in minor roles before Todd kissed Nick. One of them was Sean Tully, a clubber at the hospital disco who was seen in one episode in July. Antony Cotton reprised Sean full-time the following year.
Other cast changes
The Watts family were axed in their entirety in September, marking the departure of Kevin Kennedy as Curly after twenty years and Angela Lonsdale as Emma after three. Curly was written out at the reluctance of Kieran Roberts, who liked the character but conceded that turning him into a family man - a decision taken by his predecessor Jane Macnaught - had been the wrong direction for him. The door was left open, with the Watts moving to Newcastle.
Chris Gascoyne left at the conclusion of Peter Barlow's bigamy storyline. The story saw the birth of Peter's son Simon. Adam Barlow appeared between May and July, in Iain De Caestecker's last stint in the role. Meanwhile, Roy Hudd, Ian Gain and Jonathan Wrather - who had joined the cast in 2002 as, respectively, Archie Shuttleworth, Mick Hopwood and Joe Carter - departed during the summer, with the former quitting and the latter two axed.
Fiz Brown's self-absorbed mother Cilla and younger brother Chesney were introduced. Together with Cilla's partner Les Battersby, the newcomers filled the "neighbours from hell" void left by Les, Janice, Leanne and Toyah, who had softened since 1997. Rovers landlady Shelley Unwin's central role begat the introduction of her mother Bev Unwin and a new builder, Charlie Stubbs, who was her next love after Peter. Dev Alahan and Mike Baldwin also gained new love interests in the form of Maya Sharma and Penny King, while Underworld recruited Sonia Marshall as a machinist.
Blanche Hunt was absent between May and November due to Maggie Jones falling ill. She returned in Episode 5630, the episode in which Julie Goodyear began a seven-episode stint as Bet Lynch. Although Goodyear's 2002 comeback had been a failure, with Goodyear quitting due to exhaustion, her willingness to return led writers to consider short storylines featuring Bet which would not overwork the actress. All of Goodyear's scenes were shot on location in Blackpool, with Steve, Karen, Liz and Jim McDonald and Fred Elliott travelling from Weatherfield. Beverley Callard and Charles Lawson returned especially for the storyline which saw Jim escape from prison to confront Liz - now living in Blackpool - about her lover Laurie Dyson. Despite Goodyear's continued interest in returning, these are her final appearances in Coronation Street to date.
For the first time since 1998, the BARB ratings average of the year was higher than the year before. In Coronation Street's strongest year of the decade ratings-wise, the overall figure was 13.23 million viewers, an increase of 1.3m viewers on 2002. This was the biggest jump from year-to-year since 1963.
All months except December were up on the equivalent months in 2002, with the biggest rises - the latter of nearly four million viewers - occurring in February and March as the Richard Hillman storyline reached its climax. Richard's confession to Gail, transmitted on 24th February, gained Coronation Street's highest audience of the decade, with 19.43 million viewers. Only three episodes had audiences below ten million viewers, down from 16 in 2002.
37 episodes reached number one, an increase of three from 2002. No episodes fell outside the top twenty.
|1||5410||Wednesday 1st January||Stephen Russell||David Kester||12,870,000||6|
|2||5411||Friday 3rd January||Jayne Hollinson||David Kester||14,190,000||2|
|3||5412||Sunday 5th January||Mark Wadlow||David Kester||13,710,000||4|
|4||5413||Monday 6th January||1||Peter Whalley||Craig Lines||14,790,000||1|
|5||5414||Monday 6th January||2||Daran Little||Craig Lines||13,900,000||8|
|6||5415||Wednesday 8th January||John Stevenson||Craig Lines||14,710,000||2|
|7||5416||Friday 10th January||Chris Parker||Craig Lines||14,140,000||7|
|8||5417||Sunday 12th January||Joe Turner||Craig Lines||14,340,000||4|
|9||5418||Monday 13th January||1||John Fay||Eugene Ferguson||17,530,000||1|
|10||5419||Monday 13th January||2||Martin Allen||Eugene Ferguson||16,500,000||3|
|11||5420||Wednesday 15th January||Jan McVerry||Eugene Ferguson||16,750,000||2|
|12||5421||Friday 17th January||Ken Blakeson||Eugene Ferguson||14,850,000||5|
|13||5422||Sunday 19th January||David Lane||Eugene Ferguson||15,320,000||4|
|14||5423||Monday 20th January||1||Stephen Russell||Ian Bevitt||16,390,000||1|
|15||5424||Monday 20th January||2||David Lane||Ian Bevitt||15,640,000||2|
|16||5425||Wednesday 22nd January||Carmel Morgan||Ian Bevitt||14,880,000||3|
|17||5426||Friday 24th January||Daran Little||Ian Bevitt||14,320,000||6|
|18||5427||Sunday 26th January||John Fay||Ian Bevitt||14,010,000||8|
|19||5428||Monday 27th January||1||Martin Allen||Duncan Foster||16,420,000||1|
|20||5429||Monday 27th January||2||Peter Whalley||Duncan Foster||16,400,000||2|
|21||5430||Wednesday 29th January||Catherine Hayes||Duncan Foster||15,080,000||5|
|22||5431||Friday 31st January||Mark Wadlow||Duncan Foster||14,720,000||6|
|23||5432||Sunday 2nd February||Debbie Oates||Duncan Foster||15,100,000||4|
|24||5433||Monday 3rd February||1||Jayne Hollinson||David Kester||16,500,000||1|
|25||5434||Monday 3rd February||2||Jan McVerry||David Kester||16,020,000||2|
|26||5435||Wednesday 5th February||Peter Mills||David Kester||15,370,000||4|
|27||5436||Friday 7th February||Joe Turner||David Kester||13,510,000||9|
|28||5437||Sunday 9th February||Chris Parker||David Kester||14,310,000||7|
|29||5438||Monday 10th February||Carmel Morgan||Tony Prescott||14,180,000||4|
|30||5439||Wednesday 12th February||Martin Allen||Tony Prescott||14,080,000||5|
|31||5440||Friday 14th February||Mark Wadlow||Tony Prescott||14,290,000||3|
|32||5441||Sunday 16th February||Jayne Hollinson||Tony Prescott||13,210,000||8|
|33||5442||Monday 17th February||1||Peter Whalley||Oliver Horsbrugh||15,780,000||1|
|34||5443||Monday 17th February||2||Peter Whalley||Oliver Horsbrugh||14,440,000||4|
|35||5444||Wednesday 19th February||Catherine Hayes||Oliver Horsbrugh||12,960,000||7|
|36||5445||Friday 21st February||Joe Turner||Oliver Horsbrugh||14,220,000||5|
|37||5446||Sunday 23rd February||Ken Blakeson||Oliver Horsbrugh||14,680,000||2|
|38||5447||Monday 24th February||1||John Stevenson||Ian Bevitt||18,730,000||2|
|39||5448||Monday 24th February||2||John Fay||Ian Bevitt||19,430,000||1|
|40||5449||Wednesday 26th February||Debbie Oates||Ian Bevitt||16,980,000||3|
|41||5450||Friday 28th February||David Lane||Ian Bevitt||15,730,000||4|
|42||5451||Sunday 2nd March||Daran Little||Ian Bevitt||15,350,000||5|
|43||5452||Monday 3rd March||1||Stephen Russell||Duncan Foster||16,500,000||1|
|44||5453||Monday 3rd March||2||David Lane||Duncan Foster||15,900,000||2|
|45||5454||Wednesday 5th March||Daran Little||Duncan Foster||15,300,000||3|
|46||5455||Friday 7th March||John Stevenson||Duncan Foster||14,660,000||5|
|47||5456||Sunday 9th March||Catherine Hayes||Duncan Foster||14,210,000||6|
|48||5457||Monday 10th March||1||Debbie Oates||David Kester||17,460,000||2|
|49||5458||Monday 10th March||2||Ken Blakeson||David Kester||17,270,000||3|
|50||5459||Wednesday 12th March||John Fay||Tim Dowd||17,840,000||1|
|51||5460||Friday 14th March||Peter Whalley||Tim Dowd||16,660,000||4|
|52||5461||Sunday 16th March||Jan McVerry||David Kester||15,430,000||5|
|53||5462||Monday 17th March||1||Peter Mills||Tony Prescott||15,810,000||1|
|54||5463||Monday 17th March||2||Carmel Morgan||Tony Prescott||15,460,000||2|
|55||5464||Wednesday 19th March||Joe Turner||Tony Prescott||14,560,000||4|
|56||5465||Friday 21st March||Mark Wadlow||Tony Prescott||13,450,000||7|
|57||5466||Sunday 23rd March||Chris Parker||Tony Prescott||14,140,000||6|
|58||5467||Monday 24th March||1||Martin Allen||Eugene Ferguson||15,630,000||2|
|59||5468||Monday 24th March||2||Peter Whalley||Eugene Ferguson||15,870,000||1|
|60||5469||Wednesday 26th March||Jan McVerry||Eugene Ferguson||14,690,000||3|
|61||5470||Friday 28th March||Catherine Hayes||Eugene Ferguson||13,630,000||8|
|62||5471||Sunday 30th March||Daran Little||Eugene Ferguson||13,030,000||9|
|63||5472||Monday 31st March||1||David Lane||Ian Bevitt||14,740,000||1|
|64||5473||Monday 31st March||2||David Lane||Ian Bevitt||14,010,000||3|
|65||5474||Wednesday 2nd April||John Stevenson||Ian Bevitt||12,750,000||6|
|66||5475||Friday 4th April||Peter Mills||Ian Bevitt||12,560,000||7|
|67||5476||Sunday 6th April||Jayne Hollinson||Ian Bevitt||14,260,000||2|
|68||5477||Monday 7th April||1||Joe Turner||Duncan Foster||13,920,000||1|
|69||5478||Monday 7th April||2||Mark Wadlow||Duncan Foster||12,830,000||4|
|70||5479||Wednesday 9th April||Ken Blakeson||Duncan Foster||13,680,000||2|
|71||5480||Friday 11th April||Stephen Russell||Duncan Foster||12,660,000||5|
|72||5481||Sunday 13th April||Chris Parker||Duncan Foster||12,240,000||6|
|73||5482||Monday 14th April||1||Debbie Oates||David Kester||14,550,000||2|
|74||5483||Monday 14th April||2||David Lane||David Kester||14,940,000||1|
|75||5484||Wednesday 16th April||Jan McVerry||David Kester||12,210,000||5|
|76||5485||Friday 18th April||Jayne Hollinson||David Kester||12,270,000||4|
|77||5486||Sunday 20th April||Carmel Morgan||David Kester||12,190,000||6|
|78||5487||Monday 21st April||1||Daran Little||Tony Prescott||12,590,000||5|
|79||5488||Monday 21st April||2||Daran Little||Tony Prescott||13,920,000||2|
|80||5489||Friday 25th April||1||Peter Mills||Tony Prescott||12,900,000||4|
|81||5490||Friday 25th April||2||Peter Whalley||Tony Prescott||10,880,000||10|
|82||5491||Sunday 27th April||John Stevenson||Tony Prescott||13,460,000||3|
|83||5492||Monday 28th April||1||Joe Turner||Eugene Ferguson||14,090,000||1|
|84||5493||Monday 28th April||2||John Fay||Eugene Ferguson||13,510,000||2|
|85||5494||Wednesday 30th April||Ken Blakeson||Eugene Ferguson||13,300,000||3|
|86||5495||Friday 2nd May||Martin Allen||Eugene Ferguson||13,200,000||4|
|87||5496||Sunday 4th May||Mark Wadlow||Eugene Ferguson||11,750,000||8|
|88||5497||Monday 5th May||1||Mark Wadlow||Ian Bevitt||11,220,000||8|
|89||5498||Monday 5th May||2||John Stevenson||Ian Bevitt||12,830,000||2|
|90||5499||Wednesday 7th May||Daran Little||Ian Bevitt||12,590,000||3|
|91||5500||Friday 9th May||Stephen Russell||Ian Bevitt||12,590,000||3|
|92||5501||Sunday 11th May||Peter Mills||Ian Bevitt||11,870,000||6|
|93||5502||Monday 12th May||1||John Fay||Alan Wareing||13,670,000||1|
|94||5503||Monday 12th May||2||Martin Allen||Alan Wareing||12,900,000||2|
|95||5504||Wednesday 14th May||Chris Parker||Alan Wareing||11,790,000||8|
|96||5505||Friday 16th May||Catherine Hayes||Alan Wareing||12,820,000||3|
|97||5506||Sunday 18th May||Debbie Oates||Alan Wareing||11,390,000||10|
|98||5507||Monday 19th May||1||Joe Turner||Tracey Rooney||13,870,000||1|
|99||5508||Monday 19th May||2||Peter Whalley||Tracey Rooney||13,770,000||2|
|100||5509||Wednesday 21st May||Ken Blakeson||Tracey Rooney||12,420,000||5|
|101||5510||Friday 23rd May||Jayne Hollinson||Tracey Rooney||11,980,000||6|
|102||5511||Sunday 25th May||David Lane||Tracey Rooney||10,640,000||9|
|103||5512||Monday 26th May||1||David Lane||Tony Prescott||11,880,000||1|
|104||5513||Monday 26th May||2||Carmel Morgan||Tony Prescott||11,250,000||5|
|105||5514||Wednesday 28th May||Catherine Hayes||Tony Prescott||9,820,000||8|
|106||5515||Friday 30th May||John Fay||Tony Prescott||10,620,000||6|
|107||5516||Sunday 1st June||Martin Allen||Tony Prescott||11,830,000||3|
|108||5517||Monday 2nd June||1||Jan McVerry||Steve Goldie||12,910,000||2|
|109||5518||Monday 2nd June||2||Ken Blakeson||Steve Goldie||12,930,000||1|
|110||5519||Wednesday 4th June||Mark Wadlow||Steve Goldie||11,930,000||4|
|111||5520||Friday 6th June||John Stevenson||Steve Goldie||11,510,000||7|
|112||5521||Sunday 8th June||Chris Parker||Steve Goldie||12,330,000||3|
|113||5522||Monday 9th June||1||Jayne Hollinson||John Anderson||12,580,000||1|
|114||5523||Monday 9th June||2||Daran Little||John Anderson||12,220,000||2|
|115||5524||Wednesday 11th June||Sue Mooney||John Anderson||11,520,000||4|
|116||5525||Friday 13th June||Peter Whalley||John Anderson||10,300,000||6|
|117||5526||Sunday 15th June||Joe Turner||John Anderson||10,120,000||9|
|118||5527||Monday 16th June||Joe Turner||Kay Patrick||11,670,000||2|
|119||5528||Wednesday 18th June||Debbie Oates||Kay Patrick||12,370,000||1|
|120||5529||Friday 20th June||John Stevenson||Kay Patrick||10,980,000||6|
|121||5530||Sunday 22nd June||Daran Little||Kay Patrick||11,360,000||4|
|122||5531||Monday 23rd June||Chris Parker||Alan Wareing||11,760,000||2|
|123||5532||Wednesday 25th June||Jayne Hollinson||Alan Wareing||11,190,000||6|
|124||5533||Friday 27th June||Peter Mills||Alan Wareing||11,240,000||4|
|125||5534||Sunday 29th June||David Lane||Alan Wareing||11,240,000||4|
|126||5535||Monday 30th June||Stephen Russell||Eugene Ferguson||10,370,000||5|
|127||5536||Wednesday 2nd July||John Fay||Eugene Ferguson||12,000,000||2|
|128||5537||Friday 4th July||John Fay||Eugene Ferguson||10,400,000||4|
|129||5538||Sunday 6th July||Peter Whalley||Eugene Ferguson||10,350,000||6|
|130||5539||Monday 7th July||Martin Allen||Tracey Rooney||12,280,000||1|
|131||5540||Wednesday 9th July||Martin Allen||Tracey Rooney||11,280,000||3|
|132||5541||Friday 11th July||Carmel Morgan||Tracey Rooney||10,320,000||6|
|133||5542||Sunday 13th July||Jan McVerry||Tracey Rooney||8,800,000||9|
|134||5543||Monday 14th July||David Lane||Tony Prescott||10,720,000||4|
|135||5544||Wednesday 16th July||Carmel Morgan||Tony Prescott||11,320,000||2|
|136||5545||Friday 18th July||Daran Little||Tony Prescott||10,660,000||5|
|137||5546||Sunday 20th July||Peter Whalley||Tony Prescott||12,700,000||1|
|138||5547||Monday 21st July||John Fay||John Anderson||13,480,000||1|
|139||5548||Wednesday 23rd July||Mark Wadlow||John Anderson||12,290,000||3|
|140||5549||Friday 25th July||Peter Mills||John Anderson||11,580,000||4|
|141||5550||Sunday 27th July||Jan McVerry||John Anderson||10,780,000||8|
|142||5551||Monday 28th July||Jan McVerry||Alan Wareing||13,210,000||2|
|143||5552||Wednesday 30th July||Sue Mooney||Alan Wareing||11,640,000||4|
|144||5553||Friday 1st August||Stephen Russell||Alan Wareing||11,620,000||5|
|145||5554||Sunday 3rd August||Catherine Hayes||Alan Wareing||9,460,000||8|
|146||5555||Monday 4th August||Martin Allen||Kay Partick||11,850,000||1|
|147||5556||Wednesday 6th August||Jayne Hollinson||Kay Partick||11,220,000||3|
|148||5557||Friday 8th August||Mark Wadlow||Kay Partick||10,370,000||5|
|149||5558||Sunday 10th August||Joe Turner||Kay Partick||10,000,000||6|
|150||5559||Monday 11th August||John Stevenson||Eugene Ferguson||11,810,000||1|
|151||5560||Wednesday 13th August||David Lane||Eugene Ferguson||10,920,000||3|
|152||5561||Friday 15th August||Debbie Oates||Eugene Ferguson||10,580,000||4|
|153||5562||Sunday 17th August||Chris Parker||Eugene Ferguson||10,120,000||7|
|154||5563||Monday 18th August||Peter Whalley||Tim O'Mara||12,860,000||1|
|155||5564||Wednesday 20th August||Jan McVerry||Tim O'Mara||12,100,000||3|
|156||5565||Friday 22nd August||Daran Little||Tim O'Mara||11,680,000||4|
|157||5566||Sunday 24th August||John Fay||Tim O'Mara||10,110,000||8|
|158||5567||Monday 25th August||1||Jan McVerry||Charles Lauder||11,980,000||3|
|159||5568||Monday 25th August||2||John Fay||Charles Lauder||12,590,000||1|
|160||5569||Wednesday 27th August||Mark Wadlow||Charles Lauder||12,260,000||2|
|161||5570||Friday 29th August||Joe Turner||Charles Lauder||11,580,000||4|
|162||5571||Sunday 31st August||Catherine Hayes||Charles Lauder||11,410,000||5|
|163||5572||Monday 1st September||1||David Lane||Colin Cant||13,690,000||1|
|164||5573||Monday 1st September||2||John Stevenson||Colin Cant||13,120,000||2|
|165||5574||Wednesday 3rd September||Debbie Oates||Colin Cant||12,150,000||5|
|166||5575||Friday 5th September||Daran Little||Colin Cant||11,960,000||7|
|167||5576||Sunday 7th September||Peter Mills||Colin Cant||11,790,000||8|
|168||5577||Monday 8th September||1||Jayne Hollinson||John Anderson||13,620,000||2|
|169||5578||Monday 8th September||2||Stephen Russell||John Anderson||12,680,000||4|
|170||5579||Wednesday 10th September||Carmel Morgan||John Anderson||11,850,000||8|
|171||5580||Friday 12th September||Martin Allen||John Anderson||12,000,000||6|
|172||5581||Sunday 14th September||Peter Whalley||John Anderson||12,510,000||5|
|173||5582||Monday 15th September||1||Joe Turner||Ian Bevitt||13,800,000||2|
|174||5583||Monday 15th September||2||Peter Whalley||Ian Bevitt||14,780,000||1|
|175||5584||Wednesday 17th September||Debbie Oates||Ian Bevitt||12,850,000||4|
|176||5585||Friday 19th September||John Stevenson||Ian Bevitt||12,540,000||6|
|177||5586||Sunday 21st September||Peter Mills||Ian Bevitt||13,330,000||3|
|178||5587||Monday 22nd September||1||Stephen Russell||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||15,090,000||1|
|179||5588||Monday 22nd September||2||John Fay||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||14,820,000||2|
|180||5589||Wednesday 24th September||Carmel Morgan||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||12,590,000||5|
|181||5590||Friday 26th September||Sue Mooney||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||12,470,000||7|
|182||5591||Sunday 28th September||Stephen Lowe||Terry Dyddgen-Jones||11,380,000||9|
|183||5592||Monday 29th September||Chris Parker|
|184||5594||Wednesday 1st October||Mark Wadlow||Mike Adams||13,930,000||3|
|185||5595||Friday 3rd October||Martin Allen||Mike Adams||13,280,000||6|
|186||5596||Sunday 5th October||Daran Little||Mike Adams||13,470,000||5|
|187||5597||Monday 6th October||1||Daran Little||Daniel Wilson||14,880,000||2|
|188||5598||Monday 6th October||2||Daran Little||Daniel Wilson||13,920,000||5|
|189||5599||Wednesday 8th October||Debbie Oates||Daniel Wilson||13,980,000||4|
|190||5600||Friday 10th October||Chris Parker||Daniel Wilson||12,900,000||9|
|191||5601||Sunday 12th October||Stephen Russell||Daniel Wilson||13,540,000||6|
|192||5602||Monday 13th October||1||Peter Mills||Colin Cant||14,190,000||2|
|193||5603||Monday 13th October||2||Carmel Morgan||Colin Cant||13,540,000||5|
|194||5604||Wednesday 15th October||John Fay||Colin Cant||13,540,000||5|
|195||5605||Friday 17th October||John Fay||Colin Cant||12,970,000||8|
|196||5606||Sunday 19th October||Jayne Hollinson||Colin Cant||13,750,000||3|
|197||5607||Monday 20th October||1||David Lane||Duncan Foster||15,220,000||1|
|198||5608||Monday 20th October||2||Martin Allen||Duncan Foster||13,280,000||7|
|199||5609||Wednesday 22nd October||Catherine Hayes||Duncan Foster||13,920,000||2|
|200||5610||Friday 24th October||Mark Wadlow||Duncan Foster||12,780,000||8|
|201||5611||Sunday 26th October||Peter Whalley||Duncan Foster||13,550,000||4|
|202||5612||Monday 27th October||1||Mark Wadlow||Ian Bevitt||14,800,000||1|
|203||5613||Monday 27th October||2||John Fay||Ian Bevitt||13,870,000||4|
|204||5614||Wednesday 29th October||Joe Turner||Ian Bevitt||14,080,000||3|
|205||5615||Friday 31st October||Daran Little||Ian Bevitt||12,220,000||7|
|206||5616||Sunday 2nd November||Catherine Hayes||Ian Bevitt||13,760,000||5|
|207||5617||Monday 3rd November||1||Stephen Lowe||Tim O'Mara||14,780,000||1|
|208||5618||Monday 3rd November||2||Carmel Morgan||Tim O'Mara||13,690,000||2|
|209||5619||Wednesday 5th November||Peter Whalley||Tim O'Mara||12,490,000||8|
|210||5620||Friday 7th November||David Lane||Tim O'Mara||12,810,000||5|
|211||5621||Sunday 9th November||Martin Allen||Tim O'Mara||14,430,000||2|
|212||5622||Monday 10th November||1||Ken Blakeson||Oliver Horsbrugh||15,200,000||2|
|213||5623||Monday 10th November||2||Debbie Oates||Oliver Horsbrugh||13,160,000||8|
|214||5624||Wednesday 12th November||Sue Mooney||Oliver Horsbrugh||13,600,000||7|
|215||5625||Friday 14th November||Jayne Hollinson||Oliver Horsbrugh||13,620,000||6|
|216||5626||Sunday 16th November||John Stevenson||Oliver Horsbrugh||13,820,000||5|
|217||5627||Monday 17th November||1||Joe Turner||Haldane Duncan||15,190,000||2|
|218||5628||Monday 17th November||2||Mark Wadlow||Haldane Duncan||14,070,000||4|
|219||5629||Wednesday 19th November||Martin Allen||Haldane Duncan||12,160,000||7|
|220||5630||Friday 21st November||Daran Little||Haldane Duncan|
|221||5631||Sunday 23rd November||Ken Blakeson||Haldane Duncan|
|222||5632||Monday 24th November||1||Peter Whalley||Kay Patrick|
|223||5633||Monday 24th November||2||Peter Whalley||Kay Patrick||13,330,000||6|
|224||5634||Wednesday 26th November||John Stevenson||Kay Patrick|
|225||5635||Friday 28th November||John Stevenson||Kay Patrick||11,750,000||9|
|226||5636||Sunday 30th November||Debbie Oates||Kay Patrick||13,830,000||3|
|227||5637||Monday 1st December||1||Carmel Morgan||Diana Patrick||14,100,000||2|
|228||5638||Monday 1st December||2||Stephen Lowe||Diana Patrick||13,330,000||4|
|229||5639||Wednesday 3rd December||Catherine Hayes||Diana Patrick||13,530,000||3|
|230||5640||Friday 5th December||Sue Mooney||Diana Patrick||11,990,000||7|
|231||5641||Sunday 7th December||Peter Mills||Diana Patrick||11,840,000||8|
|232||5642||Monday 8th December||1||Jayne Hollinson||Duncan Foster||14,830,000||1|
|233||5643||Monday 8th December||2||Chris Parker||Duncan Foster||13,820,000||3|
|234||5644||Wednesday 10th December||Stephen Russell||Duncan Foster||13,220,000||4|
|235||5645||Friday 12th December||David Lane||Duncan Foster||12,590,000||6|
|236||5646||Sunday 14th December||John Fay||Duncan Foster||12,180,000||8|
|237||5647||Monday 15th December||1||Jayne Hollinson||Ian Bevitt||14,650,000||1|
|238||5648||Monday 15th December||2||Carmel Morgan||Ian Bevitt||14,590,000||2|
|239||5649||Wednesday 17th December||David Lane||Ian Bevitt||13,220,000||4|
|240||5650||Friday 19th December||Stephen Russell||Ian Bevitt||12,410,000||6|
|241||5651||Sunday 21st December||Chris Parker||Ian Bevitt||11,490,000||8|
|242||5652||Monday 22nd December||Sue Mooney||Charles Lauder||12,040,000||8|
|243||5653||Wednesday 24th December||John Stevenson||Charles Lauder||9,820,000||13|
|244||5654||Thursday 25th December||Stephen Lowe||Charles Lauder||12,700,000||4|
|245||5655||Friday 26th December||Joe Turner||Charles Lauder||11,630,000||10|
|246||5656||Sunday 28th December||Joe Turner||Charles Lauder||12,320,000||6|
|247||5657||Monday 29th December||Peter Whalley||Oliver Horsbrugh||11,950,000||8|
|248||5658||Wednesday 31st December||Peter Whalley||Oliver Horsbrugh||10,420,000||12|
To be added.
Who lives where
- Rovers Return Inn - Fred Elliott (until February). Ashley and Joshua Peacock (both part of January and February). Peter Barlow (March to September). Shelley Unwin (from March). Bev Unwin (from March). Adam Barlow (May only).
- 1 Coronation Street - Ken Barlow. Deirdre Rachid. Blanche Hunt. Tracy Preston (January and from May). Adam Barlow (July only). Peter Barlow (September to November).
- 2a Coronation Street - Toyah Battersby (until February). Maria Sutherland. Fiz Brown. Candice Stowe (from September). Chesney Brown (from November).
- 3 Coronation Street - Emily Bishop. Norris Cole (part of January and from mid-February). Spider Nugent (January to February).
- 4 Coronation Street - Ashley Peacock (early January and from March). Maxine Peacock (until January). Joshua Peacock (early January and from March). Doreen Heavey (until January). Fred Elliott (from March).
- 5 Coronation Street - Les Battersby. Kirk Sutherland. Norris Cole (January to February). Cilla Brown (from November).
- 6 Coronation Street - Tommy Harris (until November and from late-December). Angela Harris. Katy Harris (until September). Craig Harris.
- 7 Coronation Street - Curly Watts. Emma Watts and Ben Watts (all until September).
- 8 Coronation Street - Gail Hillman/Platt. Richard Hillman (until February). Sarah Platt (until August). David Platt. Bethany Platt (until August). Nick Tilsley (from September).
- 9 Coronation Street - Jack Duckworth. Vera Duckworth and Tyrone Dobbs.
- 10a Coronation Street - Rita Sullivan.
- 11 Coronation Street - Eileen Grimshaw. Jason Grimshaw. Todd Grimshaw (until June). Steve McDonald (April to May). Tony Stewart (July to September).
- 12 Coronation Street - Steve McDonald (until April and from July). Karen McDonald. Joe Carter (May to June).
- 13 Coronation Street - Kevin Webster. Sally Webster. Rosie Webster and Sophie Webster.
- Corner Shop flat - Sunita Parekh (until July). Ciaran McCarthy (February only).
- 14a Victoria Street - Janice Battersby. Mick Hopwood (April to September).
- 15a Victoria Street - Joe Carter (January to May). Steve McDonald (May to July). Tommy and Craig Harris (both December only).
- 16a Victoria Street - Roy Cropper. Hayley Cropper. Ciaran McCarthy (January to February).
- 17a Victoria Street - Todd Grimshaw (from June). Sarah and Bethany Platt (both from August).
- 18a Victoria Street - Martin Platt. Katy Harris (from September).
- 19a Victoria Street - Peter Barlow and Shelley Unwin (both until March). Ciaran McCarthy (from June). Sunita Parekh (July to December).
- 2 Douglas Road - Derek Heavey. Doreen Heavey (from January).
- 5 Grasmere Drive - Audrey Roberts.
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Betty Williams.
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Mike Baldwin.
- No. 6 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Dev Alahan. Tracy Preston (January to April). Maya Sharma (from December).
- Nightingale Terrace - Harry Flagg.
- 26 Palmer Street - Charlie Stubbs.
- 5 Tile Street - Archie Shuttleworth.
Awards and nominations
Royal Television Society
- Soap Coronation Street (Winner)
- Soap Coronation Street (Winner)
National Television Awards
- Most Popular Serial Drama Coronation Street (Nominee)
- Most Popular Actor Brian Capron (Nominee)
- Most Popular Actress Suranne Jones (Nominee)
- Most Popular Newcomer Kate Ford (Nominee)
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