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Note: Almost all details below are taken from the "Granada" edition of TV Times which covered the programme's home region.

1990

Issue dated Title Content
13th January to 19th January Acting keeps me active - and healthy says Sally Whittaker Lifestyle interview with the actress - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
20th January to 26th January Highlights page: the night the superstars came out Results of the TV Times top ten awards including Barbara Knox for Best Actress
3rd February to 9th February Watt a feast Kevin Kennedy's recipes for quick meals - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
10th February to 16th February What I watch Helen Worth in a regular feature on what TV stars themselves watch - her choices include Boys from the Blackstuff which features her boyfriend Michael Angelis - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
17th February to 23rd February Inside story of No 11 Feature on the history of No 11. The article states that the Wormold Brothers bought the seven houses in the 1920s for £100 each and that Elsie Tanner bought No 11 in 1976 for £10,000 (although this storyline did not feature in the programme at the time) - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue The way we watched - 1966 A regular small feature which in this issue looks back at the debut of Bet Lynch in 1966.
24th February to 2nd March What I watch This issue features Roy Barraclough's choices
10th March to 16th March Cover
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Same issue Look what Ken's missing! Interview with Anne Kirkbride who confesses that she's a reluctant interviewee as she likes to keep herself well apart from the characters
24th March to 30th March Highlights page: Day in the life of a TV marriage Michael Le Vell and wife Janette Beverley of Children's Ward on their different days at the Granada Television studios
14th April to 20th April Baby, you're a star! Feature on TV babies and the rapport that their fictional parents try to establish. William Ivory tells of his attempts to feed Alexander Graham and the way in which he steals every scene he's in.
21st April to 27th April Best of enemies! Interview with William Roache and Johnny Briggs about their characters' feud
28th April to 4th May What a Carry On in the Street! Interview and feature on the career of Amanda Barrie
5th May to 11th May Highlights page: Right up her Street Michelle Holmes on turning down a part in Bread to star in Rita, Sue and Bob Too.
12th May to 18th May Cover
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Same issue Julie Goodyear unmasked! The actress is interviewed as she spends time at a health farm
19th May to 25th May Save our Rovers! Feature to tie in with storyline about change in the Rovers - viewers are invited to phone in to a voteline with their verdict on the magazine's suggestions - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
26th May to 1st June Cover
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Same issue Hilda's back! (and isn't she posh!) Interview with Jean Alexander to tie in with her return for the 1990 ITV Telethon
9th June to 15th June Yeehah! It's Rhinestone Curly! Country & Western fan Kevin Kennedy on a trip to Nashville
7th July to 13th July The new (look!) kids on the block Simon Gregory and Nicholas Cochrane in a fashion shoot
14th July to 20th July Who's who down at the Rovers Return Short feature on the pub's staff over the years
21st July to 27th July Oh boy! Oh baby! Interview with Kevin Kennedy on fatherhood - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
28th July to 3rd August Will Deirdre go for a Barton? Interview with David Beckett (Dave Barton) and look back at the men in Deirdre's life
4th August to 10th August Mavis mucks in! A reader's promotion for membership to the Organic Gardening Association with Thelma Barlow
Same issue Oops! There goes another flashpot In an article on TV special effects, mention is made of the Rovers Return beer being weak shandy
18th August to 24th August Cover
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Same issue True love is Jack and Vera The Duckworths give advice on how to stay happily married for 33 years. Typical "helpful" hints include, from Jack, "Train 'em right. Give her a book on pigeons for a wedding present"
Same issue Streets ahead Advertisting promotion for the Granada Studios Tour
1st September to 7th September Great TV days out Article on visiting TV location sites throughout the UK including the Granada Studios Tour
6th October to 12th October What I watch: I'm a double telly addict… Johnny Briggs's choice of viewing
Same issue Just look at her now Photo of Anne Kirkbride as a schoolchild and a short interview with the actress
13th October to 19th October Soaps Update: Deirdre's new man ("Soaps Update" was a new regular feature in the magazine much in the style of "The Soaps Page" of the 1980s) Profile of Phil Jennings and Tommy Boyle
20th October to 26th October Win a gala night out! A competition in which readers can win a prize of attending the recording of Happy Birthday Coronation Street on 8th December
27th October to 2nd November Cover
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Same issue Has Deirdre gone too far? A "debate" page with a (premium rate) phone line for readers to cast vote. This debate on whether Deirdre is a man-eater or a lonely heart. Miriam Stoppard gives her case for the latter, Derek Jameson the former.
Same issue Watch out for the ghoulies! Ghost stories from the stars including Bill Waddington who was given a prediction of stardom shortly before gaining the role of Percy Sugden by an actor who had no recollection of the conversation afterwards
3rd November to 9th November Soaps Update: Derek's not trilled! Short interview with Peter Baldwin and Thelma Barlow on their holidays to tie in with storyline of the Wilton's ruined holiday. The title of the article ties in with the Wilton's budgie
10th November to 16th November My first time on TV: Oh what a slip-up Amanda Barrie on her first television appearance on the Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise show Running Wild and her subsequent career
24th November to 30th November Sally makes a capital move Sally Whittaker on her move to Hampstead
Same issue Soaps Update: It's heart-throb Percy! Interview with Bill Waddington and Jill Summers
Same issue Great TV Times Stars choose TV Times from the past to look back on. This feature ran prior to major changes in 1991 when the magazine went multi-channel. Dennis Waterman chooses the 1963 Jack and Annie Walker cover saying "In our house everything came to a standstill for Coronation Street. Even the tap stopped dripping."
1st December to 7th December How did they keep Ken? Highlights of Ken Barlow's 30 years in the show and an interview with William Roache where he admits his only close friend on the programme was Graham Haberfield and his only row was with Patricia Phoenix
8th December to 14th December We're having a street party! A series of articles to celebrate 30th anniversary - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Come on in! At home with No 13 The history of the house and its tenants from Lizzie and Enid Harrison onwards and Lloyd Grossman of Through the Keyhole appraises its internal appearance over the years
Same issue Yes you can! Be a Coronation Street scholar A quiz with fifty questions on the programme's history
Same issue Celebrity birthday The astrological chart for the programme
Same issue Why it's their favourite… Cilla Black, Mike Yarwood, Frazer Hines, Arthur Pentelow and Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach say why like the programme
Same issue Many Happy Returns Various small features: Recipes for Betty's Hotpot and The Wilton Warmer (Mulled port), Women behind bars (four Rovers barmaids), In 30 years at the Rovers… (Rovers facts over the years), Remember, remember (five famous faces who have been in Coronation Street - Diana Coupland, Mollie Sugden, Gorden Kaye, Stan Stennett and Martin Shaw)
Same issue Visit the Street! Competition to win tickets for the Granada Studios Tour
Same issue How they'll look in the year 2020 Eight Coronation Street characters and how they'll look in 30 years time. The characters are Sally Webster, Kevin Webster, Deirdre Barlow, Tracy Barlow, Mark Casey, Mike Baldwin, Gail Tilsley and Martin Platt with illustrations by Paul Cemmick
Same issue A flighty song bird Barbara Knox on her start in the programme in 1964 and her return in 1972.
15th December to 21st December Vote for your top 10 TV Readers get chance to vote for their choices with Julie Goodyear being strongly promoted by the magazine.
22nd December to 4th January 1991 Cover
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Same issue In the Christmas pudding club "Interviews" with Gail and Sally as they expect their babies

1991

Issue dated Title Content
5th January to 11th January The talk of the Street Martin & Gail and Kevin & Sally pictured with their new babies
12th January to 18th January Money makes the world go wrong! Bet on finding out that Alec has left £20,000 to Vicky but nothing to her
Same issue My top ten top tens Kevin Kennedy picks his top ten places to be, records, TV programmes, foods, people, drinks, actors, movies, actresses, and dreams/ambitions
19th January to 25th January Yes you can! Be a ski whizz Johnny Briggs and his wife Christine on a skiing holiday in Breckenridge, Colorado in a holiday promotion.
26th January to 1st February Cover
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Same issue Why Rita needs a new man Interview with Barbara Knox, mostly about her work as she refuses to speak about her private life, plus a recap of parts she's played over the years
16th February to 22nd February Cover
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Same issue The man I love…and why I waited 12 years to marry him Interview with Helen Worth following her recent marriage to Michael Angelis
Same issue Soaps Update: What's up, chuck? Profile of the Duckworths and the storyline involving Vera's mother, Amy Burton.
2nd March to 8th March Girls get Curly in a whirly Preview of Curly Watts/Angie Freeman/Raquel Wolstenhulme storyline and short interview with Sarah Lancashire
9th March to 15th March What I watch - by Sally Whittaker The actress chooses her favourite television programmes
6th April to 12th April Desert Island Dreamers Photos of Helen Worth and Michael Angelis on honeymoon in the Caribbean - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
13th April to 19th April Too many black and white films on TV? Dr Hilary Jones and Peter Baldwin present both sides of the argument with Baldwin against showing fewer such films. Viewers can phone in to vote on a premium phone line
20th April to 26th April Look at him now! William Roache pictured as a baby and the actor's comments on his weight problems
27th April to 3rd May Soaps Update: Alf's got a winning look Preview of the council vote storyline
18th May to 24th May Cover
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Same issue Will he fall for her parsnips? Small feature on the health benefits of eating parsnips to tie in with the present storyline of Mavis and Derek
Same issue Here's to you, Bet! A photo feature looking back on Bet's twenty-one years in the programme (The article neither counts nor mentions the character's appearances in 1966)
25th May to 31st May What a saucy dish, Mavis! Parsnip surprise recipe to tie in with the present storyline
15th June to 21st June Soaps Update: It's a Street triangle Sue Nicholls contrasts Alf and Audrey Roberts with herself and Mark Eden
29th June to 5th July Cover
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Same issue Can Jackie trust Mike? Interview with Johnny Briggs on the Mike Baldwin/Jackie Ingram storyline and a look back at Mike's women
17th August to 23rd August Soaps Special: Alec's young princess Victoria Profiles of Victoria Arden and Chloe Newsome
24th August to 30th August Soap Suds: It's Reg the Greek God! Interview with Ken Morley and the storyline of the Bettabuy's carnival float ("Soap Suds" was a smaller item of news and gossip within the large "Soaps" pages)
31st August to 6th September Step back into the Street's golden years TV Times promotion to buy the 30th anniversary videos
28th September to 4th October Soap Suds: No title Mention of Roy Barraclough taking a break to star in Arthur Miller's The Price at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre. His Coronation Street contract allows time off each year for theatre work
5th October to 11th October Soap Suds: No title Short mention of Lynne Perrie's past singing career
12th October to 18th October Soap Suds: A tough team to tackle Michael Le Vell and Sean Wilson's Sunday charity football playing
19th October to 25th October Soap Suds: Cheers to the odd couples Opposites attract in soap romances, including Alma & Ken, Gail & Martin and Audrey & Alf
26th October to 1st November Soap Suds: "Give Ken the elbow" Advice from columnist Derek Jameson to Alma
2nd November to 8th November Soap Suds: No title Short piece on Peter Baldwin's interest in antique toys
9th November to 15th November Soap Suds: Poison Ivy is a real pain Interview with Lynne Perrie
23rd November to 29th November Soaps: Ghost from Bet's past Interview with Neil Phillips (Des Foster)
30th November to 6th December Did we really look like that? To tie in with the Channel 4 programme snapshots, stars look back at early photos of themselves. Included are Gorden Kaye looking back on his time as Bernard Butler and Johnny Briggs as a 25-year old in the 1960s programme The Younger Generation
7th December to 13th December Soap Suds: No title Warren Jackson on his dislike of football
21st December to 3rd January 1992 Soaps: Look out, Rita, Alan's back! Interview with Mark Eden who appears in the Judy Finnegan-hosted Classic Coronation Street on 29th December

1992

Issue dated Title Content
4th January to 10th January Soap suds: No title Beverley Callard's past soaps career including June Dewhurst in Coronation Street
18th January to 24th January Just the job? Short preview of Sally's new job storyline on the contents page
Same issue She gets betta and betta! Fashion shoot with Sarah Lancashire
1st February to 7th February Cover
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Same issue Who is Alma's ideal man? Feature on Alma Sedgewick. Celebrities Jimmy Greaves, Cynthia Payne, Don Henderson, Tony Blackburn and Lizzie Webb say who they think would suit her well.
8th February to 14th February Elsie's Big Day Short preview on the contents page for TV Heaven's repeats of Episodes 701 and 702 from September 1967
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Practical joke played on Nicholas Cochrane when told he had a storyline where he falls in love with a cleaner and was asked to pose for publicity photographs with a 55-year old char
Same issue Love is... Romances between stars - includes Sue Nicholls and Mark Eden
15th February to 21st February Soaps: Acting? It's child's play Interview with Judy Brooke
22nd February to 28th February Where did Ken Barlow come from? Tony Warren on how he created Coronation Street and the character of Ken
29th February to 6th March A bright new Dawn! Fashion shoot with Dawn Acton
7th March to 13th March Switch on…: Flushed! ("Switch on..." was a weekly page page of highlights near the start of the magazine) Mention that 30 years ago, Ken became first character to have indoor loo installed in his house
14th March to 20th March Soaps: Soldier of misfortune Short interview with Charles Lawson on his career and the character of Jim McDonald
28th March to 3rd April Soaps: I'm not really grumpy says Percy Short interview with Bill Waddington
4th April to 10th April Switch on…: Street tails Short mention of the animals that have appeared in Coronation Street over the years. On same page, a mention is made of Paul Maxwell's recent death
Same issue Should the Grand National be banned? Opposing views with Bill Waddington saying yes and Nigel Davenport, no, with preimum rate line for viewers to vote
11th April to 17th April Cover
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Same issue Ted and Rita name the day - But what's in store for Mike and Alma? Interviews with Barbara Knox, William Russell, Johnny Briggs and Amanda Barrie who comment on their respective storylines
Same issue Soaps: Now for the good news Interview with Peter Baldwin
17th April to 24th April Switch on…: No title Short quote from William Tarmey about Jack Duckworth - "He'd like to live life in the fast lane, but he never gets off the hard shoulder!"
Same issue Soaps: Showdown! Interview with Peter Gowen (Simon Beatty)
25th April to 1st May Switch on…: No title Mention of Bryan Mosley's stuntman career
Same issue Des hasn’t a clue about women! Interview with Philip Middlemiss on the character and his own success with the opposite sex
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Simon Gregson on his joy at leaving school
2nd May to 8th May Trouble for Vera Short preview on the return of Terry Duckworth on the contents page
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Peter Baldwin and Thelma Barlow both writing books, his on toy theatres and hers on organic farming
9th May to 15th May Soap Suds: No title Nigel Pivaro on taking French lessons and Alec Gilroy's whisky is revealed as being apple juice
16th May to 22nd May Switch on… Short mention that Johnny Briggs made his debut as a boy soprano in 1947
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Betty Driver on her refusal to retire as she reaches her 72nd birthday
23rd May to 29th May Switch on…: Favourite memories Sue Nicholls on the day she lost enough weight that her trousers didn't feel tight
Same issue Soaps: Terry's jail break Preview of storyline and Nigel Pivaro and Caroline Milmoe interview - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
30th May to 5th June Cover
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Same issue TV wedding of the year! Preview of the storyline of Rita Fairclough and Ted Sullivan's wedding which was filmed at the Charterhouse Hotel in Manchester plus a competition to win a slice of the cake
6th June to 12th June Soaps: Remember, remember Joanne Whalley-Kilmer's past in Coronation Street recalled
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Bill Waddington wished a Happy Birthday as he reaches 76
13th June to 19th June Soaps: Mike and Alma together at last! Photo essay of the wedding - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Thelma Barlow wished a Happy Birthday as she reaches 55 on 19th June
20th June to 26th June Soaps: Things look grim for Don! Short interview with Geoff Hinsliff
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Kathy Staff's past in Coronation Street, Johnny Briggs on once dancing with Audrey Hepburn in the review Sauce Tartare and a Happy Birthday to Anne Kirkbride who is 38 on 21st June
27th June to 3rd July Soaps: "Audrey's like a naughty twin sister" Interview with Sue Nicholls
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Mention of Michael Ball's appearance on Coronation Street in 1985
4th July to 10th July Cover (A unique appearance on the cover by Eileen Derbyshire)
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Same issue Perhaps now they'll take Emily seriously A rare Eileen Derbyshire interview which she granted because she believes the issue of depression, recently suffered by Emily in the storyline, is an important one. She says of the character that "underneath that slightly dull exterior, I think there's always been a sensuous woman trying to get out."
Same issue Soap Suds: No title MENSA have voted Coronation Street their favourite programme
Same issue Monday highlights page Preview of hour-long episode as it goes head to head with the launch of Eldorado
11th July to 17th July Soap Suds: No title Mention of Betty Driver once owning a pub and Martin Shaw appearing in Coronation Street in 1968
22nd August to 28th August Cover
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Same issue Switch on…: Ducking and diving Mention of Jack Duckworth meeting Vera at a travelling fairground
Same issue It's goodbye to Alec Interview with Roy Barraclough as he leaves the programme to return to the theatre
Same issue …but what about Bet? Storyline feature about Bet and Alec Gilroy's history
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Promotion for publication of Weatherfield Life
Same issue Visit the Coronation Street set for the weekend Promotion for the Granada Studios Tour
29th August to 4th September Switch on…: No title Elizabeth Dawn on once holding down three different jobs
5th September to 11th September Soaps: Street-wise Catherine Interview with actress Catherine Cusack (Carmel Finnan)
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Best-selling souvenirs on the Coronation Street section of the Granada Studios Tour - mugs are in first place, followed by tea towels and then Reg Holdsworth key rings
12th September to 18th September Soap Suds: No title Eileen Derbyshire confesses that if she'd realised how long the role of Emily Bishop would last, she might not have taken it.
Same issue Soaps: competition 50 copies of The Ogdens of No 13 and The Life and Loves of Elsie Tanner books to be won
19th September to 25th September Soaps: It's grandad Jack! William Tarmey and Elizabeth Dawn on their own grandchildren - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Soap Suds: No title Simon Gregson on buying a speedboat
Same issue Soaps: competition 50 copies of The Importance of Being Percy to be won
17th October to 23rd October Soap Suds: No title Mention that Ena Sharples's hat and Hilda Ogden's pinny are still kept at the Granada studio's costume store
24th October to 30th October Soap Suds: No title Janette Beverly on being married to Michael Le Vell
Same issue Soaps: competition 50 copies of The Coronation Street Cookbook to be won
31st October to 6th November Switch on… :My treasured possessions Sally Whittaker's is her passport
7th November to 13th November Switch on… :No title Coronation Street is to be copied by the Dutch in a series possibly to be called De Straat. Similar deals are possibly soon to take place in Germany and Italy
Same issue Soap Suds: No title (Incorrect) statement that the highest-ever Coronation Street audience was 29 million for the Ken/Deirdre/Mike episodes in 1983
14th November to 20th November Soap Suds: No title Letter sent to "Percy Sugden, England" from New Zealand reached Bill Waddington in just four days and mention that Tony Warren's 13th episode for the programme in which the street is bulldozed was never made
21st November to 27th November Cover
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Same issue Soaps: D-Day for Curly Interview with Kevin Kennedy and his thoughts on the Curly Watts/Kimberley Taylor storyline
28th November to 4th December Soap Suds: No title Johnny Briggs on his time at the Windmill Theatre and Brian Hibbard on shaving off his sideburns to play Doug Murray
12th December to 18th December Switch on… : No title Mention that Coronation Street has been sold to Thailand and Norway
Same issue Soaps: Can Maggie keep her secret? William Roache on the storyline and his personal life including writing his autobiography - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
19th December to 1st January 1993 Granadaland A preview of the BBC2 night of programmes to celebrate Granada Television including a repeat of Episode 95 (8th November 1961)
Same issue The first stars of TV Times Feature on 25 years of TV Times as a national magazine which includes a profile of Anne Reid in her time on the programme

1993

Issue dated Title Content
2nd January to 8th January Soaps: Soap Suds Geoff Hinsliff on being recognised in the street
Same issue How well do you know the street? Quiz to tie in with Classic Coronation Street on Sunday 3rd January
16th January to 22nd January Soaps: Tracy lets her hair down Interview with Dawn Acton
23rd January to 29th January 25 years of TV Times The second of four-part "cut out and keep" guide to 200 stars of past quarter century. While no one from Coronation Street featured in the first instalment, William Tarmey represents the programme this week. Note: The "25 years" tag refers to 1968 when the magazine became a national publication and not the first London-only issue in 1955.
30th January to 5th February Cover
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Same issue Baldwin & Son! Interview with Johnny Briggs and Chris Cook
6th February to 12th February 25 years of TV Times In the fourth and final part of this series, William Roache is featured (No Coronation Street stars appeared in the third instalment)
13th February to 19th February Monday highlights page: Wish You Were Here…? The Coronation Street set and Granada Studios Tours are reviewed on the holiday programme programme.
20th February to 26th February Cover
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Same issue Soaps: What now for little Tom? Feature on the Tommy Duckworth storyline with interviews with Elizabeth Dawn and William Tarmey
27th February to 5th March Soaps: The nanny from hell! Small feature on the return of Carmel Finnan and quotes from Catherine Cusack
6th March to 12th March Soaps: The women in Reg's life Interview with Ken Morley on the character's "love life"
13th March to 19th March Soaps: Gail warns Carmel… 'Leave my man alone!' Feature on the storyline with Catherine Cusack interview - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Enjoy a Krypton Factor weekend Weekend break offer from the magazine to take part on the assault course used in the programme and visit the Coronation Street set on the Granada Studios Tour
20th March to 26th March Switch on…25 TV years ago Article on TV Times from 1968 with Violet Carson quote from her trip to Australia
Same issue Soaps: Meet Reg's old flame Article introducing Maureen Naylor with Sherrie Hewson interview
27th March to 2nd April Soaps: Liz rules the Rovers! Beverley Callard interview as Liz McDonald becomes the Rovers relief manager
3rd April to 9th April Switch on…25 TV years ago A look back to when the Clegg family were introduced in 1968
9th April to 16th April Here come the brides! Feature on past Coronation Street weddings to tie in with the Sunday Classic Coronation Street special
24th April to 30th April Switch on…: Go for it, son! Small mention of Tony Broughton being Arthur Leslie's son
Same issue Soaps: Another romance for Denise? Feature on Denise Osbourne and interview with Denise Black
Same issue First ladies of the Street An eight-page pullout with one page features on Elsie, Hilda, Vera, Rita, Bet and Alma with smaller features on Deirdre, Gail, Liz, Sally, Denise and Raquel - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
1st May to 7th May Soaps: Decision time for Alf Feature on Alf's history at the Corner Shop and an interview with Bryan Mosley
22nd May to 28th May Switch on…25 TV years ago A look back to Dennis and Jenny's 1968 wedding
29th May to 4th June Switch on…Name dropper! Mention of Bryan Mosley's career as a stuntman and his alternative stage names of Buddy Windrush and Dexter Burke
Same issue Come to our birthday party A reader offer to celebrate TV Times 25th anniversary as a national magazine with a visit to the North of England and the Granada Studios Tour
5th June to 11th June Soaps: Is Don falling for Denise? Feature on storyline and an interview with Geoff Hinsliff
12th June to 18th June Cover
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Same issue Soaps: Twins face up to a family crisis Interviews with Simon Gregson and Nicholas Cochrane
19th June to 25th June 25 years of soaps Viewers requested to name their favourite soap, actor and actress for special TV Times awards
26th June to 2nd July Soaps: As Alf and Audrey retire…will they cope? Short interview with Sue Nicholls
17th July to 23rd July Soaps: Will Liz fall for Colin? Ian Embleton interview
31st July to 6th August Soaps: Liz's love triangle - will it be Jim or Colin? Beverley Callard interview on the storyline - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
14th August to 20th August Lovely jubbly! The viewers' responses to the request in 19th June issue. Coronation Street is the favourite soap, Julie Goodyear is the favourite actress (With Jean Alexander 2nd, Barbara Knox 4th and Sarah Lancashire 5th) and Ken Morley is the favourite actor (Johnny Briggs is 4th). The article mistakenly says that Coronation Street began in 1960 as Florizel Street.
Same issue Soaps: Joe's in love with Sally Interview with John Wheatley and Sally Whittaker
28th August to 3rd September Soaps: Will Raquel make the catwalk? Sarah Lancashire interview
4th September to 10th September Happy birthday Tommy! A look back at character's storylines with the loss of his mother and a short interview with Elizabeth Dawn - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
11th September to 17th September Soaps: Jenny's back Interview with Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Bradley returns to the programme and mention of Mitzi the dog whose breed is a Bradeezi Akita - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
18th September to 24th September TV Times Birthday Special: 25 glorious years of TV Centre pages supplement looking back at television from 1968 to 1993. Pictured among the cover stars is Hilda Ogden. Within, the Coronation Street storylines from September 1968 and the top 25 programmes of the last quarter century. On a page about soaps in general, the stories about the Ken/Deirdre/Mike triangle are rehashed.
25th September to 1st October Soaps: Sparks fly between Deirdre and Tracy William Roache interview on the storyline about mother/daughter conflict
9th October to 15th October Soaps: Bishop and the vicar Interview with Roland MacLeod
16th October to 22nd October Soaps: More trouble for Sally…in the shape of Joe's wife Hazel Feature and interview on Fiona McArthur
Same issue My day: William Tarmey New feature in a relaunch of the magazine. Stars gives a run down on their typical day.
27th November to 3rd December Cover
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Same issue You've gone too far this time, Tracy! Interviews with Anne Kirkbride, Dawn Acton and Kieran O'Brien
4th December to 10th December Soaps: Why the world loves the Street As the programme celebrates 33 years, a look back at its success - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
11th December to 17th December Soaps: Denise's torment Denise Black interview on the storyline - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue My day: William Roache Another star's typical day in which he is pictured with James Roache
18th December to 1st January 1994 Soaps: Vera's dreaming of a bright Christmas Elizabeth Dawn interview
Same issue Pick of the day: New Year's Eve Preview of Episode 3640 (31st December 1993) with a cartoon of Curly by John Ireland

1994

Issue dated Title Content
1st January to 7th January Soaps: Jim or the pub: Liz's dilemma Charles Lawson interview
8th January to 14th January Soaps: Is Charlie the man for Bet? John St. Ryan interview
22nd January to 28th January Soaps: Maureen's fairytale wedding Sherrie Hewson interview - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
29th January to 4th February Soaps: Can Ivy forgive and forget? Geoff Hinsliff interview
12th February to 18th February Soaps: Will Bernard be husband No.3? Roland MacLeod interview
19th February to 25th February I gave it all up for love' Christopher Quinten interview as he appears on television for the first time since 1989 and how he can't get work as he's too well known as Brian Tilsley
26th February to 4th March Soaps: 'I hope it will be third time lucky' Sarah Lancashire interview
5th March to 11th March Champagne, candlelight…and Ken Denise Black interview on the storyline
Same issue My day: Sarah Lancashire The actress on her typical day
26th March to 1st April Cover
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Same issue I’ve been a trouble-maker all my life' Eva Pope interview who talks of being expelled from college and her tomboy childhood
Same issue Friends! Josie Lawrence interview in which she talks of her friendship with Denise Black and her wish to join Coronation Street
30th April to 6th May Cover
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Same issue She's a little star Emma Collinge feature and a look back at Coronation Street's other child stars
21st May to 27th May Soaps: Deirdre's back and in for a shock… Preview of the return of Deirdre after Anne Kirkbride's cancer treatment - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
4th June to 10th June Deeply dippy! Major interview with Sherrie Hewson in which she talks of her career and her similarities to Maureen.
Same issue Soaps: After Denise's baby bombshell, what now Ken? William Roache interview on the Ken/Denise storyline - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
11th June to 17th June Soaps: Wacko Jacko! William Tarmey interview
18th June to 24th June Cover
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Same issue Me, marry Ken? Major interview with Denise Black on the character and her enjoyment of being in the programme
Same issue Ken's many other women Look back at Ken's previous girlfriends and wives on the show
25th June to 1st July Soaps: Hot love Eva Pope interview and her thoughts on the character of Tanya Pooley
Same issue TV Talk: no title Betty Driver celebrated twenty five years on the programme with a cake in the shape of a pub bar complete with two hotpots
9th July to 15th July Soaps: Bingo! Vera's in love Preview of the Lester Fonteyne storyline
23rd July to 29th July Soaps: The Street's new hunk Short feature on Jon Welch and actor David Michaels
30th July to 5th August Soaps: Deirdre's sexy shocker Preview of the Samir Rachid storyline - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
6th August to 12th August TV Talk: no title A new range of Coronation Street teapots for sale - the first is of Ena Sharples
13th August to 19th August TV Talk: no title Mention that Jill Summers will return later this year following an illness (In the event, she wasn't seen until Episode 3795 (25th December 1994)
Same issue "I grew it my way!" Thelma Barlow on her organic garden
20th August to 26th August Pick of the day: Friday episode Preview of the France storyline illustrated by a John Ireland cartoon
27th August to 2nd September Cover
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Same issue Soaps: Deirdre's dreamboat Introduction of Samir and interview with Al Nedjari
Same issue Meet the bad lads The trouble-causing teens of soap including Warren Jackson
10th September to 16th September Soaps: Bet to the rescue Preview of storyline of Bet finding Raquel in Croydon - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
17th September to 23rd September Soaps: Tracy's back - stand by for fireworks Dawn Acton interview as Tracy returns to the programme
24th September to 30th September Soaps: Grow up, Steve Preview of Steve McDonald/Fiona Middleton storyline with comments from Angela Griffin - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
1st October to 7th October Take a trip to Coronation Street Granada Studio Tours offer
8th October to 14th October TV Talk: no title Granada are considering building replica Rovers on Blackpool's Golden Mile
Same issue "I don't want to be like dad" Linus Roache interview in which William Roache's son on their previously distant relationship and how he would never want to commit to a series for as long as his father has
Same issue Soaps: Artful Roger Thelma Barlow on the Mavis/Derek/Roger Crompton storyline
15th October to 21st October My favourite TV character by Bill Tarmey The actor chooses Fitz in Cracker
29th October to 4th November TV Talk: no title Eva Pope has been named Britain's sexiest soap star in a men's magazine survey
5th November to 11th November Soaps: It’s little Miss Webster! Sally Whittaker on the birth of Sophie - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
12th November to 18th November Soaps: What will Tracy say? Preview of storyline of Deirdre and Samir breaking the news of their engagement to Tracy
19th November to 25th November Soaps: Third time lucky for Deirdre? Anne Kirkbride and Al Nedjari on the wedding episode - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
26th November to 2nd December Soaps: Curly's indecent proposal Kevin Kennedy on his latest storyline - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
3rd December to 9th December Cover
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Same issue Blonde bimbo? Not me! Major interview with Sarah Lancashire
Same issue Soaps: Alf puts his foot down Sue Nicholls on the Alf/Audrey storyline
Same issue Take a walk down Bet's memory lane for only £5.99 Start of the Time Life Releases of tapes
10th December to 16th December TV Talk: no title Denise Black taking time off to appear in a new musical Mad and her Dad…
17th December to 30th December Soaps: Curly's Christmas Cracker Kevin Kennedy on the Curly/Raquel storyline

1995

Issue dated Title Content
7th January to 13th January Soaps: Dirty Des does it again! Kevin Kennedy on the Curly/Raquel/Des storyline
Same issue Soaps: United! Denise/Ken storyline with comments by Denise Black - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Collect our great Coronation Street cars First voucher for money off collection of five die cast cars based on Coronation Street: Leonard Swindley's election car, Fairclough and Booth van, Newton & Ridley dray cart, Gamma Garments van and bus with Miami Modes advert on side
14th January to 20th January Collect our great Coronation Street cars Second voucher for money off collection of five die cast cars based on Coronation Street
21st January to 27th January Gambling: when the stakes are too high Beverley Callard’s view of the storyline of Steve's gambling addiction and an article on two parents whose son is fixated in real life - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
28th January to 3rd February Are you a soap star? Quiz on the soaps
11th February to 17th February Soaps: Rich kid Short piece on the storyline of Vicky's inheritance
Same issue My weekend Sue Nicholls on her typical weekend
18th February to 24th February TV Talk: no title Short mention that protests in New Zealand have stopped TV bosses cutting down transmissions of Coronation Street from 90 to 60 minutes a week
25th February to 3rd March Mum's a star Interview with Rebecca Callard, star of September Song, about her mother
Same issue Soaps: Tricia and Curly - is it romance? Short piece on the storyline with comments by Tracy Brabin
4th March to 10th March Highlights page Mention of William Roache taking part in That's Showbusiness quiz on BBC1 on Monday
Same issue Soaps: That kiss! Short piece on the storyline of Alf confronting Martin about him kissing a nurse at Christmas
18th March to 24th March I'll never be Hilda again Jean Alexander, appearing in Harry on BBC1, on why she won't return to Coronation Street
25th March to 31st March Soaps: You've broken my heart Helen Worth on the Martin/Gail storyline
1st April to 7th April Soaps: Tracy's drugs hell William Roache on the storyline of Tracy hospitalised after taking ecstasy
8th April to 14th April Soaps: So lonely! Denise Black on her character's storyline
15th April to 21st April Cover
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Same issue Soaps: Is this Denise's new love? Interview with Denise Black on the Denise/Jon storyline
22nd April to 28th April My weekend Johnny Briggs on his typical weekend
29th April to 5th May Soaps: Samir's the only hope Storyline of Samir donating a kidney with comments by Al Nedjari
Same issue Party Animals Food for a children's party suggested by storyline of Vera hosting one for Tommy this week
Same issue Finding the perfect match Article on kidney donor matching and the processes involved
6th May to 12th May TV Talk: no title Mention that Coronation Street is to be screened five times a week in Australia
13th May to 19th May Soaps: 'What have I done?' Comments by Al Nedjari on Samir's reluctance to proceed with the kidney donation
27th May to 2nd June Soaps: Samir proves his love Further comments by Al Nedjari on the developing storyline
Same issue Betty's veggie feast Vegetarian recipes from Betty Driver
17th June to 23rd June Soaps: Vicky's fatal attraction Chloe Newsome on the Steve/Vicky storyline
24th June to 30th June Cover
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Same issue Soaps: For love…or money? Simon Gregson and Chloe Newsome on the Steve/Vicky storyline
1st July to 7th July Soaps: Don't do it, Vicky! Short item on Steve and Vicky's wedding with comments by Julie Goodyear
8th July to 14th July My perfect summer day Dawn Acton on her ideal day out in summer
22nd July to 28th July Soaps: Vicky puts her foot down Short article on Vicky's determination to marry Steve
29th July to 4th August Cover
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Same issue Can £5000 buy Steve off? Chloe Newsome on the wedding storyline
5th August to 11th August Soaps: 'It's all mine, Vera' William Tarmey on the choices facing Jack and Vera with their windfall
12th August to 18th August Tracy's a long way from the Street Feature on Tracy Brabin's north London home she shares with husband Richard Platt - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
19th August to 25th August I'm sorry, I can’t marry you' Soap jiltings including Emily in 1964 and Mavis in 1984
Same issue Soaps: New shock for Don Short feature on Don's news about Ivy
26th August to 1st September TV Talk: no title Julie Goodyear has had a rose named after her
Same issue Soaps: Go for it, Maxine! Short article on Maxine keeping her eye on Des Barnes
2nd September to 8th September Soaps: Love shocks for Des Short feature on Des's reunion with Steph
Same issue 'It was all over in five minutes' Article on men who have had a vasectomy to tie in with the Jim McDonald storyline
9th September to 15th September Soaps: Is it love again? Phil Middlemiss and Amelia Bullmore on Steph's return - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Coronation Street - in your kitchen! Fridge magnet offer
16th September to 22nd September The best TV in the world 40 years of ITV including Coronation Street's debut in 1960
Same issue Soaps: Raquel's Mr Smoothie Short article on Leo Firman with comments from Sarah Lancashire
23rd September to 29th September Soaps: 'I'll always be there for you' Kevin Kennedy on the romance between Curly and Raquel
30th September to 6th October Soaps: 'I want you, Maxine' Amelia Bullmore on Des's complicated love life
7th October to 13th October Teenage sex…are the soaps going too far? Viewers concerns with teenage sex in the soaps including Steve and Vicky. Readers are invited to contribute their views
Same issue Soaps: Bet wages her biggest battle yet Bet's fight to save the Rovers
14th October to 20th October Celebrate 35 years of Coronation Street Painted plate offer
Same issue Soaps: It's bene grand, chuck Major photofeature on Julie Goodyear and Bet's life in the street - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Soaps: Wedding bells for Betty Small feature on Betty's nuptuals
Same issue Monday highlights page Promotion for the episode with Bet's departure storyline illustrated with cartoon by John Ireland
28th October to 3rd November TV Talk: no title Coronation Street will be part of Channel 4's soap weekend later in the year and the programme's stars are getting together with Cliff Richard and Michael Ball to release an album
Same issue Our job is to disappear Extras on the soaps including Chris Canavan in Coronation Street
Same issue Soaps: Will Liz's pub risk pay off? Beverley Callard on Liz's push to run the Rovers
4th November to 10th November Don't miss! Preview of The South Bank Show on Coronation Street
Same issue "With every breath I get more like Ena Sharples" Interview with Tony Warren to tie in with The South Bank Show
Same issue Twins under the skin? Characters in Coronation Street who conform to a classic type - Hilda/Vera, Annie/Bet, Elsie/Denise and Emily/Mavis
Same issue Soaps: The new Rovers dynasty Article on Jack and Vera as they take over the Rovers
Same issue Sunday Highlights page The South Bank Show producer Melissa Raimes on being allowed to film behind the scenes of Coronation Street
11th November to 17th November Sexy soaps turn you off! Viewer's responses to 7th October issue article. Coronation Street producer Sue Pritchard is quoted as saying "We do not and will not depend on explicit or sensationalist storylines to attract an audience".
Same issue Soaps: Meet the Street's wild ones Article introducing the Malletts
18th November to 24th November Cover
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Same issue TV Talk: no title William Hill are offering strong odds on Bet returning before end of 1996
Same issue Soaps: They wouldn't…would they? Beverley Callard on the potential of Liz and Des becoming an item
2nd December to 8th December Cover
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Same issue Editor's letter Concentrates of Coronation Street's 35th birthday
Same issue Don't miss! Preview of Friday's one-hour special
Same issue Unforgettable moments! Photoessay on births, weddings and deaths in Coronation Street
Same issue The houses that Chris builds again…and again! Feature on designer Christopher Walker and his sixteen-strong team who build and decorate the interiors. The props for the programme are stored above numbers 6 and 8 but the Ogdens' flying ducks have gone, given to Jean Alexander when she left the show
Same issue The making of Raquel Sarah Lancashire in make-up as she is transferred into Raquel
Same issue The making of a Coronation Street star Sue Pritchard on the process of devising new characters and introducing them to the show
Same issue Brew up with Ena! Mugs offer
Same issue The cars the star! Toy car offer
Same issue "I watched 14 episodes a day for three years!" Interview with archivist Daran Little who reveals that he inherited a card index system but has replaced it with a computer and persuaded Granada Television to invest in transferring the telerecordings and videos of past episodes onto VHS for him to watch and note down the show's full history
Same issue The Liz File Liz's history in the show from Daran's files
Same issue Thought that face was familiar? Present regulars in their past guest spots in Coronation Street: Geoff Hinsliff, Jill Summers, Bill Waddington and Michael Le Vell
Same issue TV Talk: no title A giant birthday cake in the shape of the street has been donated to the Royal Manchester Children's hospital
Same issue Soaps: Raquel's big decision Preview of the anniversary one-hour special with a Sarah Lancashire interview
Same issue Friday Highlight's Page Facts and stats from 35 years: 3945 eps, 3236 speaking characters and 94 writers
9th December to 15th December TV Talk: no title Coronation Street being launched on the internet
Same issue Soaps page: Win a Coronation Street video Competition to win one of 35 copies of the Cruise video
Same issue Videos to buy Cruise video highlighted
Same issue Celebration Stamps Offer to buy specially minted stamps commissioned by Granada
16th December to 29th December Soaps: Let's celebrate! Kevin Kennedy and Sarah Lancashire on Curly and Raquel's marriage
30th December to 5th January 1996 Passion, shocks…and the patter of tiny feet! Soap predictions for 1996 from astrologer Sally Kirkman including Curly, Vera, Jack and Raquel.

1996

Issue dated Title Content
6th January to 12th January Soaps: Passion Denise Black on the storyline of her romance with brother-in-law Brian Dunkley
13th January to 19th January Cover
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Same issue Soaps: I can't risk losing Daniel Denise Black on the storyline of not wanting Ken to find out about Brian Dunkley
20th January to 26th January Soaps: Audrey's shock news Sue Nicholls on the storyline of Audrey discovering Stephen Reid is coming to the UK
27th January to 2nd February Cover
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Same issue Soaps: Danger! Charles Lawson on Jim McDonald finding out about Liz and Des's fling
3rd February to 9th February Marilyn…? No, it's Maxine! Major interview with Tracy Shaw - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Ivy's back - or is she? Preview of Ivy's ghost storyline
10th February to 16th February Screen lovers! Quiz on soap romances including Coronation Street
Same issue Soaps: Nanny knows best! Sarah Moffett on playing nanny Kelly Thomson
17th February to 23rd February Soaps: Alma's smitten! Amanda on the Alma/Stephen Reid romance
24th February to 1st March Soaps: "Yes, I've been having an affair" Preview of the Jim/Liz storyline with comments from Beverley Callard
2nd March to 8th March Soaps: It's all over Jim! Further comments from Beverley Callard - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
16th March to 22nd March I couldn't find a writing partner so I grew my own! Interview with Adele Rose and daughter Carrie as they write together for the first time for the series Island (which stars Matthew Marsden)
Same issue Soaps: "I want some answers, Dad!" Nicholas Cochrane on the McDonald storyline
Same issue Mum's favourite - Curry & Chips! Cooking tips from Angela Griffin
23rd March to 29th March Sunday Highlights page Coronation Street - The Cruise is shown in an edited version
30th March to 5th April Soaps: "It's got to stop, Reg!" Sherrie Hewson on the breakdown of the Holdsworth's marriage
Same issue My weekend Geoff Hinsliff on his typical weekend
6th April to 12th April Soaps: Look who's back! Short feature on the return of Alec Gilroy
20th April to 26th April Cover
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Same issue Soaps: Vicky's new terror Chloe Newsome on the Malcolm Fox storyline (mistakenly called Michael Fox in the feature)
Same issue Win! The behind closed doors video of Coronation Street Competition to win 35 copies of video of South Bank Show special
4th May to 10th May More Corrie…more Emmerdale…but is it good news for viewers? Concerns from viewers that going out four nights a week (and in Emmerdale's case three nights a week) will dilute quality. Readers are invited to ring a phone line to cast their vote
Same issue Soaps: Has Des found a new love? Philip Middlemiss on Des Barnes's love life
11th May to 17th May TV Talk: no title Sherrie Hewson has found out that she is distantly related to Cliff Richard
Same issue Soaps: Maureen fights back Sherrie Hewson on the end of Maureen's marriage
18th May to 24th May I loved him, but I had to turn him in Interview with a women who had to turn her boyfriend in for a criminal offence, mirroring Vicky's dilemma
Same issue Soaps: Will Vicky take the blame? Simon Gregson on the Steve/Vicky storyline
25th May to 31st May Wednesday highlights page Competition to win Daran Little's The Coronation Street Story plus a mug
1st June to 7th June Soaps: "I'll always love you" Angela Griffin on the Fiona/Steve storyline
Same issue My weekend Betty Driver on her typical weekend
15th June to 21st June Two-timers we've loved A look at soap "love rats" including Des Barnes
Same issue More soaps on TV? You say no! Reader's views on the story in the 4th May issue. 69% don't want an increased numbers of episodes
Same issue Soaps: Terry's back but what's he up to now? Nigel Pivaro on his return to the programme
22nd June to 28th June Soaps: Don't trust him, Vera More comments from Nigel Pivaro
Same issue My weekend Sherrie Hewson on a typical weekend
29th June to 5th July Soaps: 'I will survive!' Sherrie Hewson on Maureen's storyline
6th July to 12th July Soaps: Sally goes her own way Sally Whittaker on her storyline
Same issue You can have a flat tummy in 10 weeks - I'll show you how Part 1 of Beverley Callard's exercise plan - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
13th July to 19th July Cover
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Same issue Soaps: Traitors! Tracy Shaw on her storyline
Same issue A shapely bottom in ten weeks Part 2 of Beverley Callard's exercise tips
20th July to 26th July Say hello to slender thighs Part 3 - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
27th July to 2nd August Where did you get that dress? Costume design and choice for soap characters including Raquel, Bet, Jack, Maxine and Vicky
Same issue Soaps: Tricia's shattered dreams Tracy Brabin
Same issue Firm up your bust the Beverley Callard way Part 3
3rd August to 9th August Soaps: Where are you, Nick? Helen Worth interview
10th August to 16th August Soaps: Becky barges in! Maggie Norris interview
17th August to 23rd August Baby, I can make you a soap star Soap babies including Emma Collinge, Warren Jackson, Leah & Lynsay King
31st August to 6th September Soaps (now increased pages with a re-launch of the magazine and at least one story per soap in each issue): Runaway Nick spills the beans! Nick's life in London
Same issue Soaps: gossip Simon Gregson is a guest presenter on The Big Breakfast
Same issue Life after the pill Health article to tie in with Gary and Judy Mallett storyline
7th September to 13th September Soaps: gossip Ken Barlow is the only left-handed resident of the street
Same issue Soaps: soapfile Profile of Angela Griffin
14th September to 20th September Soaps: Is Tricia safe from her past? Tracy Brabin on her storyline
Same issue Soaps: gossip Samantha Failsworth worked as a barmaid in Ireland during a break from drama college
21st September to 27th September TV Talk: no title Sarah Lancashire is quitting Coronation Street but she will return in Where The Heart Is
Same issue Soaps: gossip The Coronation Street cricket team, including Charles Lawson, Philip Middlemiss and Kevin Kennedy have raised £10,000 in just one match
28th September to 4th October TV Talk: no title Beverley Callard is making an exercise video
Same issue Don't miss Granada Plus launches with classic episodes of Coronation Street and a preview of The Life and Loves of Ken Barlow
Same issue Soaps: gossip Tracy Brabin and Ian Mercer once appeared together in Peak Practice and Eve Steele once auditioned for the part of Maxine
5th October to 11th October Soaps: soapfile Joseph Gilgun profile
Same issue Soaps: gossip Sherrie Hewson has had a makeover and Eve Steele's real name is Emma
Same issue Saturday Highlight's page: The Ghost of Ivy Tilsley Preview of profile of Lynne Perrie
12th October to 18th October Soaps: Claire's secret is out! Maggie Norris on her storyline
Same issue Soaps: gossip John Savident used to be a Manchester policeman
Same issue Secrets of the soap stars Eight page pullout on soap stars
  • Tracy Shaw, Angela Griffin and Philip Middlemiss on their nights out
  • Michael Le Vell, Helen Worth, Sally Whittaker, Nicholas Cochrane, Beverley Callard on what they would change in their looks
  • Tracy Brabin on her home
  • Philip Middlemiss on dating model and "wannabe actress" Alison King (later to be Carla Connor) and Kevin Kennedy and Sally Whittaker on their real-life weddings
  • Tracy Brabin on her daredevil antics including bungee jumping and parachuting and Johnny Briggs and Geoff Hinsliff on golf
19th October to 25th October Soaps: gossip Sherrie Hewson and Elizabeth Bradley are the best of friends in real life and even spent New Year's Eve together
Same issue I just want what's fair, Jim Beverley Callard on the storyline
Same issue Unforgettable: 100 TV electrifying moments Includes Mike/Deirdre/Ken in 1983, the Rovers fire in 1986, Tanya/Des/Raquel love triangle, Brian Tilsley's death and Alan Bradley's death
Same issue Divorce…but who gets what? Feature to tie in with storyline of the McDonalds' split
26th October to 1st November TV Talk: no title A Coronation Street trivial pursuit game with video clips is being released at Christmas
Same issue Soaps: gossip Bryan Mosley has celebrated his ruby wedding
Same issue Soaps: Nothing will stand in my way! Sherrie Hewson on the Bill/Maureen/Maud storyline
Same issue Soaps: soapfile Sarah Lancashire profile
Same issue When falling asleep can be deadly An article with a tenuous link to Coronation Street with storyline of Alf Roberts worrying about passing his driving test at 70 and narcolepsy
2nd November to 8th November Soaps: Tracy springs a surprise Dawn Acton on the storyline
Same issue Soaps: gossip Samantha Beckinsale in Coronation Street and Anne Kirkbride on not being recognised when out shopping
9th November to 15th November Don’t miss Raquel leaves the street
Same issue Soaps: Tracy says 'I do…'in Doc Martins Dawn Acton on her storyline
Same issue Soaps: goodbye, Angel, farewell, Raquel… Two soap departures this week including Raquel - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Wednesday highlights page Preview of wedding episode
Same issue Friday Highlight's Page Preview of Raquel departure episode
16th November to 22nd November Soaps: Another chance for Ken and Deirdre William Roache on the storyline
Same issue Soaps: gossip Tracy Shaw on being a workaholic and not being fazed by the addition of a fourth weekly episode
Same issue Friday Highlight's Page Denise's return
23rd November to 29th November Cover
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Same issue Soaps: 'I want Daniel back! Denise Black on her storyline
Same issue Sunday Highlights page The programme now on four nights a week
30th November to 6th December Soaps: gossip Angie Freeman returns and Sherrie Hewson on her birthday
Same issue Soaps: Will Ken put passion on hold? William Roache on his storyline
7th December to 13th December Soaps: soapfile Beverley Callard profile
14th December to 20th December Soaps: gossip Sally Whittaker is expecting her second child
Same issue Soaps: soapfile Philip Middlemiss profile
Same issue Cindy in panto? Oh yes she is! Soap stars in panto including Chloe Newsome
Same issue Wednesday highlights page Ken and Denise in court
21st December to 3rd January 1997 Soaps: This what I call a Happy Christmas! Curly's Christmas with Kevin Kennedy
Same issue Soaps: gossip Glenn Hugill on not being like Alan McKenna, set designers on stopping pine needles falling from Christmas trees on set and the Mallett's "Santa's Nookie Nest" sign being specially made for the show
Same issue Christmas Day highlights page Preview of the Christmas day episode

1997

Note: From this year onwards, many of the soap page articles became more generically focused on the storylines and contained little additional information from the actors or anyone else concerned by way of opinion and usually just repeated information concerning what was going to happen within the episodes. A comparison between the headline of the articles and the episodes shown that week will usually illustrate what the article refers to and no further explanation below is necessary. Where the headline is not explicit enough, the information in brackets contains additional information.

Issue dated Title Content
4th January to 10th January Soaps: Sorry, Curly, but we didn't mean it Eve Steele on Curly/Anne Malone storyline
Same issue Soaps: gossip Elizabeth Dawn would like to retire in three years when she reaches 60 years of age
11th January to 17th January Soaps Truce! But can Ken trust Denise?
18th January to 24th January Soaps 'You're going to pay, Curly' (Anne Malone)
Same issue Soaps: gossip Tracy Brabin is expecting her second baby
25th January to 31st January Soaps: gossip Jack Kirkbride, father of Anne, is the new official cartoonist of Coronation Street's official magazine
Same issue Soaps New passion - and old flames (Sam/Sean Skinner and Ken/Deirdre storylines)
1st February to 7th February Soaps Is Sam leading a double life?
Same issue Soaps: soapfile Tracy Shaw profile
8th February to 14th February Soaps It's TOO early' (Brad Armstrong's birth and Tracy Brabin's own pregnancy)
15th February to 21st February Cover
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Same issue Soaps 'I'll do anything to nail Fraser' (Alan McKenna)
Same issue Soaps: soapfile Tracy Brabin profile
Same issue Soaps: gossip Maggie Norris's new hair
22nd February to 28th February Soaps: gossip Denise Welch joins the programme this week and Terry Duckworth might be returning
Same issue Soaps 'Mum's dead and it's all my fault'
1st March to 7th March Soaps: gossip Matthew Marsden joins the show
Same issue Soaps: soapfile Tina Hobley profile
Same issue 'How Grant nearly got me arrested' Article on female soap writers including Jan McVerry and Patrea Smallacombe
Same issue Wednesday highlights page Preview of Liz/Fraser Henderson storyline illustrated with a cartoon of Beverley Callard by John Ireland
8th March to 14th March TV Talk: no title Preview of Red Nose day spoof of University Challenge with Coronation Street (Gail, Vera, Jim and Curly in match against St Lukes college, Cambridge)
Same issue Soaps Is Des for the high jump?
15th March to 21st March Soaps Now Tricia wants to have fun
Same issue Soaps: soapfile Sally Whittaker profile
Same issue Soaps: gossip Geoff Hinsliff is happy about his exit storyline
22nd March to 28th March Soaps 'Prove you love me, Alan' (Fiona), Will he never learn? (Des)
Same issue Wednesday highlights page Preview of Don/Mike storyline
29th March to 4th April Soaps: soapfile Gaynor Faye profile
5th April to 11th April Soaps: Goodbye Derek Feature on Derek's departure from the programme - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Soaps: Dopey Derek's daftest moments Five classic Derek comedy moments
Same issue Monday highlights page Preview of Derek's exit
Same issue Wednesday highlights page Preview of episode in which Mavis finds out she is a widow
Same issue Friday highlight's Page Preview of Mike/Don storyline with John Ireland cartoon
12th April to 18th April Soaps 'I'll get revenge for you, Derek' (Derek's funeral) / 'Don't kill me, Don' (Alma)
Same issue Monday highlights page Preview of Derek's funeral (which mentions it was filmed at St Mary's Prestwich and the new producer is stated as being Brian Cox, not Brian Park)
Same issue Friday highlight's Page Preview of Alma/Don cab ride storyline
19th April to 25th April Don't miss Preview of Alma/Don cab ride storyline and Terry's return
Same issue Axemen Article on new soap producers including Brian Park together with suggestions as to which characters could go next - Mike and Alma are the Coronation Street suggestions
Same issue Soaps The rat returns (Terry)
Same issue Soaps: gossip Vera's new sleeker hairdo
Same issue Friday highlight's Page Preview of Kevin/Natalie Horrocks storyline
26th April to 2nd May Soaps Come home quickly, Sally!
Same issue Friday highlight's Page Preview of Tricia leaving the street
3rd May to 9th May Cover
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Same issue Soaps 'He's putty in my hands' (Natalie/Kevin)
Same issue Alan? Here's what Fiona really fancies! Angela Griffin's cookery choices
10th May to 16th May Cover
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Same issue Soaps: Who's man enough for Sam? Tina Hobley on Sam's male choices - contenders suggested are Curly, Ken, Andy, Fred, Ashley and - the winner - Chris Collins
Same issue What really went on at the BAFTAs Photospread of BAFTA awards including Coronation Street cast.
Same issue Friday highlight's Page Preview of Jack and Vera off to Las Vegas and other storylines wit a John Ireland cartoon
17th May to 23rd May Tina Baker’s soap gossip Short gossip mentions of Tina Hobley and Matthew Marsden
Same issue Soaps Maureen's love disaster
Same issue Make-up, meditation and Maureen…They're right up my Street! Feature on Matthew Marsden on the Kids Zone page
24th May to 30th May Tina Baker’s soap gossip Matthew Marsden
31st May to 6th June This time I'll save my bad boy act for the screen Simon Gregson on his return to the programme after his suspension for drug use
Same issue Soaps Found out! But Kevin still can't say no
Same issue Tina Baker’s soap gossip Tracy Shaw, Amanda Barrie and Johnny Briggs
Same issue Friday highlight's Page Preview of Natalie/Kevin storyline
7th June to 13th June Cover
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Same issue How wrong can the TV watchdogs be? Article refuting the ITC's recent statement that there is too much drama and soaps on ITV at the expense of documentaries and arts programmes. Coronation Street's success in the ratings is used as proof that the watchdogs have got it wrong
Same issue Soaps What's wrong, Kevin? (Sally's return)
Same issue Tina Baker’s soap gossip Geoff Hinsliff
Same issue Sunday highlights page Preview of Sally's return
14th June to 20th June Tina Baker’s soap gossip Denise Welch
Same issue Soaps: soapfile Michael Le Vell
21st June to 27th June He's the boy who can say no! Matthew Marsden interview - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Tina Baker’s soap gossip Tina Hobley
Same issue Friday highlight's Page Kevin/Sally storyline preview
28th June to 4th July Cover
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Same issue Soaps How could you, Kevin?
Same issue Soaps Corrie's new family from hell (preview of the Battersbys)
Same issue Tina Baker’s soap gossip Beverley Callard and Bryan Mosley
Same issue Monday highlights page Kevin/Sally/Denise with John Ireland cartoon
5th July to 11th July Soaps Will Maxine own up?
12th July to 18th July Cover
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Same issue I'd kill anyone who tried to take MY husband! Denise Welch interview in which she speaks about her recurring bouts of depression
Same issue Soaps: gossip Angela Griffin and Tina Hobley
Same issue New kids on the box! As part of the National Television Awards (NTA's), short profiles of Tina Hobley and Matthew Marsden
Same issue Monday highlights page Curly attacking the Battersbys' music is in the spotlight
19th July to 25th July Cover
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Same issue Soaps Judy hits back at the gossips
Same issue Soaps: gossip Sally Whittaker
Same issue Fiona and Jim? You must be joking! Article on seemingly mis-matched couples in soaps, questioning if the storyliners are being realistic. For Coronation Street, aside from Fiona and Jim, also Ashley & Maxine, Natalie & Kevin, Maureen & Fred, Rita & Fred, Deirdre & Samir and Curly & Maxine, Maureen and Anne Malone are all questioned, seemingly on the basis of looks, not their characters
26th July to 1st August Soaps "You're a stranger, daddy"' (Daniel Osbourne)
Same issue Soaps: gossip Matthew Marsden
Same issue What a gripping soap year! As part of the promotion of the NTA's, the soaps's past year are put under the spotlight: for Coronation Street, the arrival of Brian Park and the subsequent axings, Ken's Barlow's fling with Sue Jeffers and Kevin and Natalie's affair are highlighted
Same issue Friday highlight's Page Short profile of Sally Webster's year with comments from Sally Whittaker
2nd August to 8th August Soaps Three proposals and a blessing! (Ashley/Maxine, Ashley/Fred and a "third street man" Jim/Fiona - the blessing refers to a ceremony in Neighbours)
Same issue Soaps: gossip Steven Arnold and Michael Le Vell
Same issue Saturday highlights page: Bet Lynch - Blondes have more fun Six classic Coronation Street episodes on Granada Plus highlighted
Same issue Sunday highlights page The three proposals are mentioned as well as stating that "Hundreds of disgruntled fans have written to TV Times protesting against recent storylines and some might say these proposals again push the Street's credibility beyond the limit."
9th August to 15th August Soaps 'Help me through the pain, Des' - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Soaps: gossip Bryan Mosley
Same issue Soapfile Sherrie Hewson is profiled
Same issue Saturday highlights page: There's a party in the street Six classic Coronation Street episodes on Granada Plus highlighted
16th August to 22nd August Soaps "You've got Kevin - but you're not getting his money"
23rd August to 29th August Soaps "Come home, Kevin"
Same issue Soaps: gossip Jane Danson
Same issue Wednesday highlights page Zoe Tattersall/Judy Mallett surrogacy storyline is highlighted
30th August to 5th September Soaps "Who cares if Deirdre gets hurt" (Owen Aaronovitch interview)
Same issue Soaps: The plot thickens… Upcoming soap storylines. Coronation Street's is Don Brennan's reign of terror
6th September to 12th September Cover
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Same issue Assault and Battersby Interview with Brian Park who is delighted at the viewer reaction to the new family, saying "Much as we love and cherish our older viewers, if you want this soap to go on beyond the millennium, then you've got to bring in the younger generation". Jane Danson and Georgia Taylor are also interviewed.
Same issue Soaps: This week's big stories Mavis and Rita, Sally, Ken and Jon Lindsay, Fiona and her mum, Pam Middleton, and Sam and Des's storylines are briefly profiled
Same issue Soaps She's crazy for Katy
Same issue Soap suds (takes over from "Soaps: gossip") Beverly Callard and Gaynor Faye
13th September to 19th September Soaps: This week's big stories Fiona, Des, Mavis, Sally and Alan
Same issue Soaps Will Des lose Sam after all?
Same issue Tina on TV The writer pokes fun at Nicky "The incredible Sulk" Tilsley returning to the programme "with a new head"
20th September to 26th September Cover
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Same issue Caught on Corrie Small feature on Warren Clarke being in Coronation Street previously with a picture of his 1968 appearance as Elsie's nephew Gary Bailey
Same issue Soaps: This week's big stories Sally, Chris, Maureen and Fred, Fiona, Martin, Mavis
Same issue Soaps: "We're the best of friends" Sally Whittaker on her friendship with Denise Welch
Same issue Soaps "I've wed Maureen, I say, I've wed Maureen"
Same issue Soap suds William Tarmey's new record, Down home
Same issue Tina on TV Mention of potential ban on showing characters smoking on TV, saying that the sight of Alec and Jack lighting up is enough to put anyone off
27th September to 3rd October Soaps: This week's big stories Maureen, Maud, Fred, Don, Sally, Natalie, Mavis and Rita
Same issue Soaps "We should never have married" (Maureen/Fred and a list of "Maureen's magic moments")
Same issue Tina on TV Bryan Mosley's return to the programme after having shed four stone with suggestion he should do his own exercise video "Alfie's Aerobics"
4th October to 10th October Cover
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Same issue Hot topics Mention of Germany wanting to make its own version of Coronation Street
Same issue Don't miss Coronation Street stars pictured at the NTA's
Same issue The Insider: Quitting Mention of Glen Hugill quitting to prevent himself being typecast
Same issue Who'll win the battle of the soaps? Coronation Street against its competitors at the NTA's
Same issue Soaps: This week's big stories Don, Mavis, Rita, Ken, Jon, Deirdre, Fred and Maud
Same issue Soaps: "It's the right time to go" Short interview with Thelma Barlow in which she says she's been thinking of quitting for two years and "Mave's Magic Moments" looks back at the character's past
Same issue Soaps Danger man! Don's gunning for Mike
Same issue Soap suds Joan Collins makes a cameo appearance in new (unnamed) video and a mention of a "jazzed-up" version of the theme for the video. Also, Adam Rickitt joining the show
Same issue Saturday highlight's page: Baldwin's Casuals Six classic Coronation Street episodes on Granada Plus highlighted
Same issue Wednesday highlights page NTA's highlighted with Tracy Shaw, Tina Hobley and Angela Griffin pictured
11th October to 17th October The Insider Short mention that Ray Langton could return to the programme after 19 years (no mention of his return in the Viva Las Vegas! video)
Same issue The Insider William Tarmey, Elizabeth Dawn, Tracy Shaw and Angela Griffin pictured in Las Vegas
Same issue Soaps: This week's big stories Emily, Gary, Martin, Maud and Fred
Same issue Soaps Nick's back to see Don off
Same issue Soaps Jon's bumpy landing
Same issue Soap suds Matthew Marsden and Jane Danson are both up for record deals
18th October to 24th October Cover
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Same issue Every one a winner! Matthew Marsden, winner of Best Newcomer award at the NTA's, pictured
Same issue So where did you get that dress? Thelma Barlow, Gaynor Faye, Denise Welch and Tina Hobley pictured at the NTA’s
Same issue The Insider Sally Whittaker pictured getting her new hairstyle from top crimper Nicky Clarke
Same issue Soaps: This week's big stories Nick and Leanne, Gail, Rita, Emily, Judy, Sally, Chris, Kevin
Same issue Soap suds Another mention of the possible German version of Coronation Street
Same issue Soaps Now Sally's feeling raunchy
Same issue Tina on TV Tongue in cheek suggestions for Brian Park as to how to further change the programme
25th October to 31st October The Insider: Sticky moment! Sneak preview of Fiona's wedding
Same issue Soaps: This week's big stories Ken, Leanne, Nick, Sally, Chris, Gail, Natalie, Kevin, Jon, Deirdre
Same issue Soap suds Dawn Acton is expecting a baby
Same issue Soaps: The vixens of soapland Natalie Horrocks is one of those featured
Same issue Soaps They're together again - so they are! (Jim and Liz)
1st November to 7th November The Insider Matthew Marsden has signed a record deal with Columbia
Same issue Soaps: This week's big stories Vera, Betty, Natalie, Chris, Lorraine Brownlow, Sally, Fiona, Jim, Liz
Same issue Soap suds Sarah Lancashire still watches Coronation Street
Same issue Soaps So where do they go from here? (Sally and Chris)
Same issue Soaps Happy ever after? (Fiona and Alan's wedding)
8th November to 14th November Soap suds Vicky Entwistle and Matthew Marsden
Same issue Soaps In love…and in trouble (Nick and Leanne)
Same issue The Insider Tracy Shaw is releasing a Christmas record
15th November to 21st November Soap suds …reveals that the scenes in Mavis's Cartmel B&B were filmed at a house just outside Manchester
Same issue Soaps: Come back soon Characters in soaps who the magazine thinks should return including Bet Gilroy and Tanya Pooley
Same issue Soaps Leanne puts her foot in it!
Same issue Soaps Floored Escort (Ken)
Same issue Win the latest Coronation Street video Ten copies of Viva Las Vegas! to be won
Same issue Tina on TV: So who'd you have soap-napped? Article on recent spate of kidnapping storylines in Coronation Street with request for reader's suggestions as to who they would like to see taken
Same issue The Insider Mention of Matthew Marsden stripping to his underwear on Zoe Ball's Radio 1 Breakfast Show
22nd November to 28th November Soap suds Further mentions of the recording deals of William Tarmey, Matthew Marsden and Tracy Shaw
Same issue Soaps Baby snatcher (Judy Mallett)
Same issue The Insider Mention of Sean Wilson and his wife expecting a baby
29th November to 5th December Those wonderful TV Times Cover of 4th to 10th December 1971 reprinted with profile of Patricia Phoenix
Same issue Soaps Shock for Judy
Same issue Saturday highlight's page: The dilemmas of Deirdre Six Granada Plus episodes
Same issue The Insider Quote from Jean Alexander on her virginity
6th December to 12th December Soap suds Adam Rickitt dealing with sudden fame
Same issue Soaps Look who knows Sally's secret! (Natalie)
Same issue Soaps Vera's blind date shock - and it's not Cilla!
Same issue Soaps Offer to buy teapots in shape of soap pubs including the Rovers
Same issue What's in the stars for 98? Simon Gregson's horoscope
Same issue Jack on the Box Jack Lillie's barbed comments on TV news including statement that he wonders how Ken Barlow has "walked among the living for the past 30 years"
13th December to 19th December Cover
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Same issue The Insider Readers can get Coronation Street news sent to their mobile phones
Same issue The best - and the rest - in '97 Spoof TV Times awards - includes Liz McDonald's hair and Sally and Natalie for best punch-up. The magazine says Thelma Barlow will be missed
Same issue Soaps Hands off my baby! (Zoe/Judy)
Same issue Soaps Hands off my wife! (Kevin/Chris)
Same issue 10 Unmissable Christmas treats The editor's choice includes Coronation Street
20th December to 2nd January 1998 Soaps Will cheating Kev be home for the holidays? (Sally Whittaker and Adam Rickitt on their Christmas storylines)
Same issue Soap suds Sarah Lancashire on watching Coronation Street on Christmas Day and a mention of Les's Christmas turkey
Same issue Soaps You rat! Deirdre's had enough of Jon

1998

Issue dated Title Content
3rd January to 9th January Soaps Passion…and pain (General round up but mention of Coronation Street's Nick and Leanne storyline)
Same issue Soaps "How could I have been so stupid?" (Deirdre)
10th January to 16th January Soaps Nicked! For loving the wrong man (Deirdre)
17th January to 23rd January Soap suds Suggestion that Adam Rickett could be the next James Bond
Same issue Ain't Life Grand Interview with Tim Healy (star of The Grand) about the difficulties of his wife Denise Welch being recognised wherever they go
24th January to 30th January Soaps: Mr and Mrs? Jane Danson interview in her Leanne and Nick storyline
Same issue Soap suds Elizabeth Dawn is to receive honorary degree from Leeds University in April
31st January to 6th February Jack on the Box Mention of the Cadbury's £10m sponsorship of Coronation Street
Same issue Soap suds Angela Griffin's thoughts on what Fiona will be like in twenty years’ time
Same issue Soaps Desperate Sam
Same issue Tina on TV: I'm washed out The writer on the rumours that Coronation Street is to go out five times a week
7th February to 13th February Soap suds Adam Rickett and Tina Hobley on Valentine's Day
Same issue Soaps A Gail-force mum
14th February to 20th February Soaps Oh boy! I cut that fine (Fiona's baby)
21st February to 27th February Soaps Men…who needs them (Fiona and Sam)
28th February to 6th March Cover To be added
Same issue I've snogged him too, Sam! Comments from editor Liz Murphy on Matthew Marsden
Same issue The Insider: Celebrating Dawn Acton and husband Stuart West have had a baby - a boy, 7lb, 10oz named Thomas Kyle
Same issue Soaps Sam likes it hot!
Same issue Soaps: Has the Street broken the last taboo? Article on ground-breaking stories in soaps following the revelation that Hayley Patterson is a transsexual. Past Coronation Street stories that fall into the "taboo" category are Gordon Clegg's illegitimacy in 1975, Janet Barlow's suicide in 1977 and Emily's bigamist marriage in 1980
7th March to 13th March Before they were famous Photo of Johnny Briggs as a young man and a profile of his career
Same issue Soaps: Ding ding round two Ken and Mike's feud continues with a cartoon illustration by John Ireland
Same issue Soaps Gotcha now, Chris!
Same issue WicKID! Profile of Adam Rickett on the kids page
14th March to 20th March The Insider: Quitting Short mention of Tina Hobley leaving Coronation Street "to spend more time with her fiance"
Same issue Soap suds Joanne Froggatt's make-up to make her hair greasy and Spider Nugent to stay in Coronation Street "for some time"
Same issue Soaps Chris pines for Sally
Same issue Soaps: Why I really love a rat Mention that soap "rats" are usually typecast when they leave their roles with focus on Owen Aaronovitch and updates of the careers of John St. Ryan, Ken Morley, Mark Eden and Nigel Pivaro
21st March to 27th March TV's Top 100 Article on the top 100 television shows ever by audience. 49 of the places are episodes of Coronation Street with Episode 2479 (2nd January 1985) correctly placed with 21.40 million at number 13. EastEnders figures are excluded due to the repeat being added to the number. The top programme ever is To The Manor Born with 23.95 million on 11th November 1979
Same issue Soaps Who will the jury believe?
Same issue Soaps: Other storylines that left us dangling to the end Other episodes of soaps where two endings were filmed - includes Coronation Street's with Curly and Raquel's wedding in 1995
Same issue Win a VIP trip for two to Coronation Street Competition with Cadburys with prize of an all-expenses paid trip to Manchester for the Granada Studios tours
28th March to 3rd April Cover
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Same issue Send Deirdre to jail - I would! Editorial by Liz Murphy in which she tells the programme-makers to hold their nerve and send Deirdre down
Same issue The Insider: Suing Short piece about William Roache suing Carter-Ruck and Partners for negligence
Same issue The Insider: Buying Darren Day has bought a £500k mansion for him and Tracy Shaw to live in
Same issue The Insider: Does Hayley lack street cred? Short piece on the criticism from the transsexual lobby groups for not giving the role to a real transsexual
Same issue Soaps: Chris him goodbye Matthew Marsden is leaving the show and starting his recording career
Same issue Soaps Will Deirdre go down?
Same issue Soaps: Twenty years of trauma Deirdre's problem-ridden past is detailed
4th April to 10th April Soap suds Jane Danson on being crowned Rosebud Queen of her morris dancing team when she was ten
Same issue Soaps You've got it all wrong, Alma
11th April to 17th April Editor's choice The Things You Do For Love
Same issue Eee, chuck…can this be our Pat? Interviews with Denise Black and Sue Johnstone as they play Patricia Phoenix in The Things You Do For Love
Same issue The real life loves of the Queen of Soaps Pat Phoenix's love life and her three husbands
Same issue Soap suds Tina Hobley on looking forward to leaving the show to spend more time with her fiancé
Same issue Soaps: Too sexy to be a Battersby Interview with Stephen Billington as he joins the programme
Same issue Soaps It gets brutal behind bars
18th April to 24th April Soap suds Adam Rickett on his boxing lessons at school proving useful when yobs pester him
Same issue Soaps "I blame you, Zoe" (Judy and Zoe)
Same issue Soaps Jim battles it out
25th April to 1st May Soap suds Johnny Briggs on Mike Baldwin's character
Same issue Soaps Desperate Zoe turns on Judy
Same issue Win a night with the Stars Competition to win tickets to this year’s BAFTA awards. The Coronation Street cast is pictured at the previous year's event for winning a special award for "enduring contribution to TV
2nd May to 8th May The Insider: Wake and shake with Beverley Beverley Callard and her sister Stephanie are to present a new four-week slot Shape up for Summer on GMTV
Same issue Going out with a bang: shock tactics A look back at famous TV deaths includes Val Barlow
Same issue Soap suds Jane Danson on her fame frightening men off and Gaynor Faye is in no hurry to be a mum yet
Same issue Soaps Will Natalie delight Des?
Same issue Soaps Zoe goes over the edge
9th May to 15th May Soap suds Brian Park claims he is avoiding his home town of Peterborough for fear of what lynch mobs will do to him for putting Deirdre through her jail ordeal
Same issue Soaps Has Zoe given up on life?
Same issue Soaps Sam goes for revenge
16th May to 22nd May Soaps The future's looking grim for Jim
Same issue Soap suds Peter Baldwin's ambitions
23rd May to 29th May Soaps Is Sam really pregnant?
Same issue Soap suds Tracy Shaw on her love of pigs
Same issue Tina on TV: Our Vera fits the bill Viewer's suggestion that Vera and Big Bird from Sesame Street are lookalikes
30th May to 5th June Have we got secrets for you! Snippets from the BAFTA awards on Adam Rickitt and Sarah Lancashire
Same issue The Insider: From the Cradle to the Grave Sally Whittaker has banned 3-year old daughter Phoebe Dynevor from watching Coronation Street because it's become "too adult"
Same issue I've learned what love really means Interview with Angela Griffin
Same issue Soaps Will Sally give Kevin the boot after this?
Same issue Soap suds Denise Welch on Natalie NOT being a man-eater
6th June to 12th June The Insider Mention that Laburnum Street in Salford in the titles is to be demolished because of vandalism and drug-related crime
Same issue The Insider: From the Cradle to the Grave Charles Lawson is to marry make-up girl Ellie Bond
Same issue Soaps Maxine's mad passion - includes a general interview with Tracy Shaw
Same issue Soaps Sam's got evil in mind
Same issue Soap suds Tina Hobley is marrying Steve Wallington this month
13th June to 19th June The Insider Beverley Callard on her decision to quit, saying that she wants to play someone who wears longer skirts
Same issue Soaps Sam zooms out of the Street…
Same issue Soaps …while Sal zooms in on Greg
20th June to 26th June Cover
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Same issue A real triumph for the young ones Editor Liz Murphy highlights the cover feature
Same issue The Insider: From the Cradle to the Grave Mention of Angela Griffin leaving the show in October to pursue a film career
Same issue Street smart Article on the youngsters who have started to appear in the programme including Steven Arnold, Joanne Froggatt, Jane Danson, Adam Rickitt, Georgia Taylor and Martin Hancock with comments by Brian Park
Same issue Soaps Tell the truth Nick!
Same issue Soaps Will Roy follow his heart?
27th June to 3rd July The Insider Vicky Entwistle on being asked back to work in a factory by a boss who didn't know she was in Coronation Street
Same issue Soaps Jim's desperate action
Same issue Soaps Dutch courage
Same issue Soap suds Fight scene between Les and Janice in which Bruce Jones really was hurt
Same issue Soap suds Bryan Mosley on being married for forty-two years
4th July to 10th July The Insider Philip Middlemiss selling the pub he co-owns with Gary Webster (of Minder fame) - the Grant Arms Hotel in Ramsbottom
Same issue Soaps Will Roy speak his mind?
Same issue Soaps Heartbreaker! (Greg Kelly)
Same issue Soap suds Speculation that Tracy Shaw might be recording a duet with fiancée Darren Day and Georgia Taylor on storylines she'd like for Toyah
Same issue Revealed! The Secret World of the Street Behind the scenes photo essay on Brian Park's day as a producer
Same issue Tina on TV The journalist has a strange vision of William Tarmey, Roy Barraclough, Bryan Mosley, John Savident and David Neilson appearing on Stars In Your Eyes as Take That!
11th July to 17th July Cover
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Same issue Soaps The heat is on! (Greg/Sally)
Same issue Soaps Can Jim rekindle love?
Same issue Soap suds Sally Whittaker on her marriage to Tim Dynevor
Same issue Unforgettable! In a centre-spread section for the National Television Awards, the "Weatherfield One" storyline is highlighted as an unforgettable moment from the past year's viewing
18th July to 24th July Insider: I'd rather tangle with Fred Elliott! Tracy Shaw on The Zig and Zag Show
Same issue Soaps Sexy eyes! (Sally/Greg/Maxine)
Same issue Soap suds Holly Newman on disliking Lorraine Brownlow's costume choices
Same issue Soap suds Sue Nicholls on wanting to do her own comedy show
25th July to 31st July The Insider Quote from Sally Whittaker that in Coronation Street a shared bottle of red wine leads to bed
Same issue Hayley, is that really you? Julie Hesmondhalgh features at No 31st in a list of TV's 50 coolest stars - major interview with the actress
Same issue Soaps Spider's new web of love
Same issue Soap suds William Roache predicts that Ken and Deirdre will get back together
Same issue Soap suds Natalie Welch on being called Natalie by fans rather than her real name
Same issue What's in a soaps name? Small article on giving characters their names - Natalie Horrocks was originally going to be called Nadine
Same issue Tina on TV: Dog-gone! Scamper the missing dog is living in Newcastle with Gary's brother Shane Mallett
Same issue Tina on TV: Send in the clones More lookalikes - this time Vera is compared to Fleur Pompidou from Cartoon Critters
1st August to 7th August Soaps Spider leaves Toyah in a spin
Same issue Soap suds: Gran's gay ideas Holly Newman on her gran suggesting Lorraine's character would be a lesbian as "they've not had one yet"
Same issue Soap suds: Love's bustin' out Comments about Tracy Shaw's cleavage
8th August to 14th August Cover
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Same issue Now it's sexy Sally… Editor Liz Murphy highlights the cover feature
Same issue The mouse that phwoarred! Major interview with Sally Whittaker
Same issue Soaps Hayley can't hide her secret any longer…
Same issue Soaps …and the truth hits Maxine
15th August to 21st August Soaps Open your eyes Sally!
Same issue Tina on TV: Give us a flash! The writer wants warnings before certain scenes in television including Jim and Liz McDonald kissing
22nd August to 28th August Cover
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Same issue Sally's mum is a record breaker! Editor Liz Murphy highlights the cover feature - the headline refers to Brenda Elder playing the most parts on the show (at that time)
Same issue TV's all-time record breakers Coronation Street entries are: Longest-surviving soap actor (William Roache), Longest-surviving soap actress (Eileen Derbyshire), Longest-running soap, Most single mums in a soap (14 since Vicki Bright in 1972 but omits Sheila Birtles in 1966), Most soap characters played by one actress (Brenda Elder with 8), Most soap characters played by one actor (John Pickles with 8)
Same issue Soaps Cautious Kev leaps into action…at last!
Same issue Soaps Toyah's had enough!
Same issue Soapvine (replaces Soap suds) Will she, won't she? Speculation that Angela Griffin will marry actor Will Mellor
Same issue Donna Hay column begins The writer previously presented short summaries of the week's events
29th August to 4th September Soaps Sparks fly as Sally and Greg pay the price…
Same issue Soaps: Can the wrinklies find the path to true romance? Small feature on romance among the older characters in soaps including Rita and Alec
5th September to 11th September Soaps: Donna Hay column The fight for custody of Rosie and Sophie
Same issue Soaps Naughty…but nice (Steve McDonald)
Same issue Soaps Curly wants a woman but not this one!
Same issue Soapvine: A friend in need Eve Steele promises to help Kevin Kennedy in his fight with alcoholism
12th September to 18th September Soaps Fiona gets her revenge
Same issue Soapvine: Curly's sweet 16 Kevin Kennedy on vow not to leave after 16 years on the programme
Same issue Soapvine: Dogged fan Roy Hattersley on watching the programme with his dog Buster
Same issue Soapvine: Otherwise engaged Dale Winton on his love of Coronation Street and EastEnders, saying friends know better than to ring him when they're on
19th September to 25th September Cover
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Same issue All this… and a brain too! Editor Liz Murphy highlights the cover feature mention of Adam Rickitt
Same issue Soaps: Fireworks as hair-raiser Fiona comes to the end of the Street Angela Griffin interview as she leaves the programme
Same issue Soaps: Donna Hay column The week's article covers exits from soaps including Fiona and suggests that all of the McDonalds should be ditched from Coronation Street
Same issue Soaps Greg's ready for the showdown
Same issue Older women, bulimia and my biggest fear Adam Rickitt interview
Same issue Wickid! Children's page prints picture of Georgia Taylor in response to viewer's request
26th September to 2nd October Don't call me featherbrain Georgia Taylor interview
Same issue Soaps Can Hayley and Roy make true love work?
Same issue Soaps Our unfair fight (The Websters)
Same issue Soaps: Donna Hay column Tangled love lives in the soaps including Des Barnes
Same issue Soapvine: Awfully good The love/hate reaction Stephen Billington gets from female fans
Same issue Tina on TV Mentions of Coronation Street clothing line available and summary of present plotlines
3rd October to 9th October Soaps Heartbreaker (Toyah and Dobber)
Same issue Soaps Spider creeps up on evil Anne
Same issue Soaps Friend or foe? (Michael Wall/Jim)
Same issue Soapvine: Bonking Mad Stephen Billington has only had two roles where he didn't have love scenes
10th October to 16th October Cover
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Same issue Soaps Love therapy for cheat Liz
Same issue Soaps Spider's surprise
Same issue Soaps Quote from Kevin Kennedy on Spike Milligan, his hero of comedy
Same issue Soaps No Kevin! Des is the man of my dreams
Same issue Tina on TV Short list of cocktails linked to soap stars including the "Bloody Vera" and the "Heavey Wallbanger"
Same issue Insider: Cradle to grave Tracy Shaw and Darren Day's engagement called off
17th October to 23rd October Soaps It's a champagne corker for Natalie
Same issue Soaps Hayley's secret is out
Same issue Soapvine: Hilda's back The return of Hilda Ogden in The Women of Coronation Street
Same issue Soapvine: Stateside Mike Johnny Briggs says he wants to live in the United States when he retires
Same issue Insider: Cradle to grave Short snippets about Beverley Callard's car broken into at traffic lights and Tina Hobley is expecting
24th October to 30th October Soaps Can anything put a smile on Zoe's face?
Same issue Soaps 'I don't want to hurt Jim'
Same issue Soaps Trouble at the double (Tony Horrocks and Dobber with emphasis on the latter)
Same issue Secrets of the stars' big night Adam Rickitt and Jane Danson nominated for best newcomer in the National Television Awards
Same issue Leanne lights up London Photo spread of Jane Danson's day in London preparing for the National Television Awards at the Albert Hall
Same issue Soaps Sally's slip up brings out the beast in Greg
31st October to 6th November Soaps Don't be shy, Nick!
Same issue Soaps Can Jim bear the truth?
Same issue Soaps: I'm going to set fire to all those mini-skirts Interview with Beverley Callard as she leaves the programme
7th November to 13th November Soaps Quote from Dominic Rickhards on his nerves on joining the programme
Same issue Come on and party with the stars Photo spread of National Television Awards where Coronation Street won best soap
Same issue Tina on TV: Dear Tina Joke problem page letter from Sally to Tina
Same issue Soaps Last kiss for lover boy Des?
14th November to 20th November Soaps Quote from Jean Alexander that Coronation Street is now almost as depressing as EastEnders
Same issue Soapvine Alison King on wanting to work with her boyfriend Philip Middlemiss
Same issue Soaps Cult-ivating Zoe
Same issue Soaps Look who's here, Deirdre (Jackie Dobbs)
21st November to 27th November Soaps Quote from Sally Whittaker on how she now gets told she's a terrible mother by people in the street
Same issue It's simply Santastic Christmas preview of programme's including Sally's ordeal with Greg and the Mallett twins being born
Same issue Tina on TV: Dear Tina Joke problem page letter from Nick Tilsley
Same issue The awful moment of truth… Editor Liz Murphy highlights the cover feature story
28th November to 4th December Cover
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Same issue Soaps The last straw (Sally)
Same issue Tina on TV: The eyes have it, Amanda Viewer's letter pointing out similarity between the eyes of the Furby toy and Alma Halliwell
Same issue Insider: Cradle to grave Simon Gregson had his driving ban reduced from 12 to 6 months after appealing on the grounds that taking public transport is difficult because he gets recognised.
5th December to 11th December Soaps Zoe drops a bombshell
Same issue Soapvine Thelma Barlow still gets fan mail for Mavis
Same issue Wickid!: Revealing all Adam Rickitt on Linford's Record Breakers this week giving a tour of the studio
Same issue My wife loves Roy…and so do I Major interview with David Neilson
Same issue Playing a strong woman made me strong Major interview with Margi Clarke
12th December to 18th December TV Times Awards Spoof page of "awards" for the year including "The Life After Soap Award" for Anne Reid, "The Most Likely to Change Award" for Julie Hesmondhalgh, "The Victor Meldrew 'I don't belieeeeve it' award for the most implausible storyline" (Michael Wall falling for Liz McDonald), "The Community Service award" for Deirdre Rachid and "The most tragic character award" for Zoe Tattersall (with an interview with Joanne Froggatt)
Same issue Soaps Ashley snaps into action
Same issue Soaps Sally picks up the pieces
Same issue Soaps Sherrie Hewson quote on being horrified at the thought of Roy and Hayley sleeping together
Same issue Soapvine: On-the-wall humour Recent in-joke that picture of Nirab was that of Brian Park
Same issue Tina on TV: You can say that again! Quotes that stars might regret including Darren Day's statements of his engagement to Tracy Shaw
Same issue Soaps The best present ever (the Mallett twins)
19th December to 1st January 1999 Soapvine: One-hit wonder Johnny Brigg's desire for a hole in one at golf
Same issue Soaps We'll miss you (Preview of Alf's departure on New Year's Day)

1999

Issue dated Title Content
2nd January to 8th January Soaps Naughty Nat's now Queen of the Rovers
Same issue Soaps The Pub's Hall of Fame (Past landlords and landladies of the Rovers Return)
Same issue Soaps A new shock for Audrey
Same issue Soapvine: Spicing up Jane Jane Danson reveals that Leanne was originally going to be a Goth
9th January to 15th January Knockout! Major interview with Jacqueline Pirie
Same issue Soaps Is Alison the one for Kevin?
Same issue Soaps New Year, New Faces (in soaps including Sharon Gaskell)
Same issue Soapvine: All right? Sue Nicholls on her inability to gauge left from right
16th January to 22nd January Soaps Natalie gets tough
Same issue Soaps Kev dashes Sally's hopes
Same issue Soaps Quote from Michael Crawford who says he once auditioned as Elsie Tanner's boyfriend and would love to be Natalie's new man
23rd January to 29th January Soaps Quote from Adam Rickitt that his biggest fear in life is that he won't meet his soulmate
Same issue Stuck in a Street time warp Returning characters from the past - Eunice Gee, Vicky Arden, Blanche Hunt and Sharon Gaskell
30th January to 5th February From Cradle to Grave: Applying Bryan Mosley has asked for a part in The World is Not Enough
Same issue It's all mine - and I’m not sharing with any man! Major interview with Vicky Entwistle
Same issue Soaps Quote from Julie Goodyear that you can never have enough wardrobe space
Same issue Soaps Naughty Natalie?
Same issue Soapvine Bruce Jones on his hope not to have to go to hospital after Les's treatment of Martin
Same issue I followed my Denise onto the Street… Interview with actor Vin Welch who appeared as Des Barnes's father Bob Barnes
6th February to 12th February Soaps Ian is tempted
Same issue Soaps Could Roy be a love cheat?
Same issue Soapvine: Love match Naomi Radcliffe promises to be a match for Sally Webster
Same issue Tina on TV: Wish 'em well The writer wishes for Ken and Deirdre to get back together
13th February to 19th February Soaps Wowie, it's Bowie (the 70's night)
Same issue Soaps Roy's Love Bombshell
Same issue Soapvine: Peek Street New video coming out in which Lloyd Grossman goes Through the Keyhole on the Street set
20th February to 26th February The Insider Sally Whittaker supporting Daffodil Day on behalf of Marie Curie cancer care
Same issue Soaps Will Kevin lose the girls?
Same issue Soapvine: Fingertip control Denise Welch says that Natalie's mark as a landlady will be her nails
Same issue Soaps Quote from Adam Rickitt about how he'd attract girls at a party
Same issue Tina on TV: Give us a flush TV Polska has bought 150 episodes of Coronation Street
Same issue Tina on TV: Chin chin Bet! Comments about recent press pics of Julie Goodyear's weight
27th February to 5th March The Insider He came, he sword, he conquered (Tribute to Bryan Mosley, featuring his past work as a stuntman)
Same issue The XXXXX Files Famous kisses on television including Mike and Deirdre in 1983
Same issue Soaps Will Betty blab on love-rat Ian?
Same issue Soapvine: Tribute to Alf A statue of Bryan Mosley may be erected in his home town of Shipley
6th March to 12th March Soaps Will Sharon find out the truth too late?
Same issue Soaps A bit more of a do (Billy and Becky Mallett's christening)
Same issue Soapvine: Bev's mini horror Beverley Callard admits she couldn't bear watching herself but has not ruled out a return to the programme
13th March to 19th March Soaps We're having a baby…But how will we cope? (Nick/Leanne)
Same issue Soaps Pull the other one - isn't that the girl from the Street? (Dawn Acton interview)
Same issue Soaps Quote from Michael Le Vell on not doing specialised research for storyline of Kevin losing the girls
20th March to 26th March Soaps Will Tracie stay in the Street - Tracie Bennett interview
Same issue Soapvine: Trouble's brewing Brian Park on never offering actors who he's sacking a cup of tea to avoid embarrassing waits
Same issue Soaps Quote from Adam Rickitt on his impending pop career
27th March to 2nd April Cover
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Same issue 'He was there in the bushes. I looked the Ripper straight in the eye' Bruce Jones interview - incident was 22nd years before when he and a workmate found one of the Yorkshire Ripper's victims
Same issue Soaps You're the love of my life - feature on Ken and Deirdre's past loves and flings
3rd April to 9th April Soaps This baby is wrong for us (Nick/Leanne)
Same issue Soaps Will Jessica give her blessing?
Same issue Soapvine: Cut and dried Tom Wisdom's girlfriend is Emma Linley of Family Affairs
Same issue Soapvine: Denise's top tips Denise Welch on not feeling the cold in Natalie's skimpy tops
Same issue Soapvine: Femme Fayetale A "Raunchy" film with Gaynor Faye, Fanny and Elvis, is due out in the Autumn
Same issue Win Lunch with a Soap Star Competition to win lunch with star of Coronation Street or Emmerdale
10th April to 16th April Soaps Will Julia have her wicked way with Mike?
Same issue Soaps Smiles and fury as Kevin returns
17th April to 23rd April Soaps Lousy Les turns the big day into a circus
Same issue Soaps It all ends in tear for Nick
Same issue Soapvine: Fine Figures Ornaments of Coronation Street characters are to be created
Same issue Soapvine: Shaggy Dog Tail More on the missing Scamper - Daran Little admits that they forgot to add a line in about the dog when Shane Mallett recently visited his brother
Same issue Tina of TV: Nice Trunk, shame about the woodwork! Viewers nominate wooden actors including Adam Rickitt
24th April to 30th April Soaps Love-rat Mike faces blackmail
Same issue Soapvine: On the soap trail The Winged Fellowship, a charity for disabled people and their carers, recently visited the set and raised funds by an auction of soap memorabilia including one of Emily's dresses
Same issue Soaps Quote from David Neilson on Monica Lewinsky and her supposed similarity to Marilyn Monroe!
1st May to 7th May Soaps Watch out Sally! Bad boy Greg's back on the Street (Stephen Billington interview)
Same issue Soapvine: Nick's big ideas Jane Danson on why Nick and Leanne would never have worked out.
8th May to 14th May Cover To be added
Same issue There's never been a story like it! Editor Peter Genower on the Greg/Sally storyline and the two part cover
Same issue Soaps Revenge! Greg's gunning for Mike
Same issue Soapvine: Really steamy Betty's hotpot is real, unlike the Rovers drinks, but just before a take, hot water is poured over it to make it steam
Same issue Soaps Quote from Adam Rickitt on how he is not the next Bob Marley
Same issue Tina on TV: He's one hot dog Roy Hattersley's dog, Buster, made a lunge for one of Betty's hot pots when he recently visited the set to film "soap secrets"
15th May to 21st May Cover To be added
Same issue Soaps uncovered TV Times writer Donna Hay discusses the nominations for awards at the soap awards including David Neilson as best actor, Jane Danson as sexiest female, Barbara Knox as best actress, Bruce Jones for best comedy performance, Sally Whittaker for best dramatic performance, Roy & Hayley for best couple, Les and Greg for best villains. She also gives her best awards including Bruce Jones and Adam Rickitt for overacting
Same issue Soaps Sally's hostage terror
Same issue Soapvine: Tom's Temptresses Tom Wisdom on his liking for older women
Same issue Soapvine: Never in the loo Julie Hesmondhalgh on being starstruck herself - the title refers to her once asking someone for an autograph in the toilet
22nd May to 28th May The Insider: From the Kabin to Hollywood Tracie Bennett presents "Tracie goes to Hollywood" on GMTV this week
Same issue Insider: From the cradle to the grave Tracy Shaw is going out with a Habitat manager after her broken engagement to Darren Day
Same issue It's the Great Bafta Bashta! Tracy Shaw and Denise Welch pictured at the BAFTA's
Same issue Soaps Carry on Camping
Same issue Soapvine Fiona Allen has blasted reports that she is to be a Coronation Street regular as rubbish and hates her age being quoted incorrectly
Same issue Soaps You're my son, I say son (Fred/Ashley)
Same issue We've got designs on Les Bruce Jones in a fashion shoot for suits
29th May to 4th June Cradle to grave: Charging Johnny Briggs to appear on drink-driving charges later this month
Same issue Soaps Quote from Elizabeth Dawn that he favourite part in life is that of a grandma
Same issue Soapvine Julie Hedmondhalgh's mum saw she had "Hayley's mum" on her dental record on a visit recently
5th June to 11th June Soaps Alma's shock move
Same issue Soapvine: Loveless match Jane Danson quashes speculation that Leanne and Ashley could get together
12th June to 18th June The Insider: Fact Fiona Allen's grandfather was Harry Allen, executioner of Derek Bentley, James Hanratty and Ruth Ellis
Same issue Soaps Linda's set for sexy overtime with Mike
Same issue Soaps Ashley paints with passion
19th June to 25th June Cover To be added
Same issue Cradle to grave: Walking Johnny Briggs received a 14-month driving ban
Same issue Cradle to grave: Splitting Simon Gregson has split up with his publicist girlfriend
Same issue Heartbreak has made me so strong Major interview with Tracy Shaw
Same issue Soaps Romeo father and son propose to have a ball (Ashley/Fred)
26th June to 2nd July Soaps Can Les fight off love rival Owen?
Same issue Soaps I will for love, not money (Ashley/Maxine)
Same issue Soaps Quote from Tracie Bennett on her fight to remain slim
3rd July to 9th July The Insider Response to viewer's letters about dress worn by Tracy Shaw on recent cover
Same issue Soaps I'm the mumbling wreck, not Alison (Naomi Radcliffe interview)
Same issue Tina on TV: Tongue-tied turn-offs Kissing scenes that the writer dislikes including Mike Baldwin and Julia Stone's recent scenes
10th July to 16th July Cover To be added
Same issue Soaps Leanne's a rebel woman (Jane Danson interview)
Same issue Isn't television just great! Voting centre pull-out for National Television Awards including Naomi Radcliffe (Best newcomer), and Coronation Street for most popular serial drama
Same issue Tina on TV: The one that away Daran Little states that in the storylines Elsie is still living it up in Portugal
17th July to 23rd July Cradle to grave: Passing Mention of Fred Feast's death at the age of 69
Same issue Soapvine: no title Bruce Jones almost took car at Manchester Airport meant for Toyah Willcox that she thought was for his on-screen daughter
Same issue Soaps Glam bam, that's Mike's ma'am (Linda)
24th July to 30th July The Insider: Street Nay-bours Preview of the storyline of the Coronation Street residents at Haydock Racecourse
Same issue Soaps Now Alma can hit Mike where it really hurts
Same issue Soapvine: no title Gary Mallett isn't being axed when Gaynor Faye leaves and she is hoping the character isn't being killed off
31st July to 6th August Soaps Fatal attraction for Maud?
Same issue Soaps He'll wow 'em in the aisles (Ken Barlow)
7th August to 13th August Cover To be added
Same issue Summer Soap Special eight-page special: Mad, bad and dangerous to know (Bitches including Linda Sykes, Baddies including Terry Duckworth), The Famous Five (five memorable soap storylines - Coronation Street's is Deirdre in prison), How Brian makes the soaps sizzle (Brian Park interview), Links between soap stars, Soap Holidays Uncovered (including Majorca in 1974 and Blackpool in 1989),
Same issue Soaps: No title Bruce Jones on his attempts to cut down smoking
Same issue Soaps Will it be a total eclipse of the heart? (Martin Hancock interview)
Same issue Soaps Double trouble (Return of Terry Duckworth)
14th August to 20th August Cradle to Grave: Dating Martin Hancock is seeing ex-lap dancer Gaynor Britt Royle
Same issue Cradle to grave: Reaffirming Kevin Kennedy and wife Clare have renewed their vows in Mexico three years after their Caribbean wedding
Same issue The big quiz £1000 prize, includes questions on soap locations
Same issue Soaps Love dilemmas for the girls (Kevin/Alison)
Same issue Soapvine: No title Preview of James Gaddas joining show
21st August to 27th August Insider: Snapshots Denise Welch at premiere of Wild Wild West
Same issue Insider: From cradle to grave: Returning Julie Goodyear returning in Brighton Special
Same issue Soaps What's so bad about Alison?
Same issue Tina on TV: Burble and squeak Character's voices who annoy viewers including Ashley Peacock
28th August to 3rd September Insider: From cradle to grave: Fighting Bill Waddington's wish to return to Coronation Street even though he's battling Parkinsons
Same issue Soaps Vinnie's tempted by Natalie
Same issue 50 of the dumbest things TV's done Including Deirdre's "saucer-shaped" specs, allowing Tracie Bennett to take over Lorraine Kelly's holiday spot on TV-AM and Linda and Mike never kissing
4th September to 10th September Soaps Kevin's fears for his girls
Same issue What’s in store for soaps Preview of upcoming storylines
11th September to 17th September Soaps They can't resist each other (Sally/Danny Hargreaves)
Same issue Soaps Tyrone's flat out for fame (Alan Halsall interview)
Same issue Soaps A matter of (bad) taste - photo essay as Alan Halsall shows off the sets of the Park Road B&B
Same issue Soapvine Adam Rickitt on working at a posh golf club where he was treated badly by the players
18th September to 24th September Cover
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Same issue Soaps Loser-in-love Sharon wants to end it all
Same issue Soaps So happy I cried real tears (Tracy Shaw)
Same issue Soaps Judy's shock departure
Same issue Soaps Quote from Martin Hancock that an agent told him that his looks meant that he could only be cast as a junkie
25th September to 1st October Soaps What the blazes are you doing, Ian?
Same issue Soaps It's my fault she's dead (Gary Mallett)
2nd October to 8th October Insider: From cradle to grave - returning News that Dawn Acton is returning for Ken's 60th birthday
Same issue Soaps Has Terry got away with it?
Same issue Soaps Baby sparks a Gail warning
9th October to 15th October Insider: Corrie stars are up India's street India Farmer, a six-year old who has overcome leukaemia, on a visit to the street set
Same issue Tonight Matthew I'm going to be Petula Clark Interview with Denise Welch as she appears on Star in their Eyes - the cover of this issue mentions this feature
Same issue Soaps Saloon brawl sparked by salon squall (Tom and Duggie Ferguson)
Same issue Soaps The icing on the cake for Ken
16th October to 22nd October Insider: From cradle to grave - engaging Ian Mercer is to marry partner Susan Fenwick next year
Same issue Promising start to 2000 The stars pledges for millennium charity work including Elizabeth Dawn and Sally Whittaker
Same issue Soaps Will mum bond with newlyweds (Doreen Heavey)
23rd October to 29th October Cover
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Same issue Soaps Love rat Ian gets a second chance
Same issue Soaps It's Corrie 2000 (offer for Coronation Street calendar)
Same issue Soapvine Georgia Taylor on the studio lights making the actor's hair look so shiny
Same issue Can the young guns triumph? Article on National Television Awards with spotlight on young soap stars including Alan Halsall, Naomi Radlciffe, Steven Arnold, Julie Hesmondhalgh
30th October to 5th November Soaps Sharon's whacko wedding
Same issue Soapvine Tracy Shaw on having to really cut a man's hair when doing a public appearance
Same issue Monday highlights page Features Our Vera
6th November to 12th November Cover
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Same issue We'll party like it's 1999 National Television Awards with small feature on Coronation Street winning most popular drama serial
Same issue Backs are the new fronts Dresses at the National Television Awards with Tracy Shaw featured
Same issue Jules shows how to dress for less Julie Hesmondhalgh at the National Television Awards with a dress that cost her £10 in 2nd hand shop
Same issue It's a wrap for TV's hot stars More dresses including Naomi Radcliffe
Same issue Where on earth did they go? TV characters who have moved abroad in their storylines including Nick Tilsley to Canada and Raquel Watts to Kuala Lumpur
Same issue Soaps Three Rovers Return - article on forthcoming spin-off. Julie Goodyear says she spent time in Spain on research on ex-pats
Same issue Soapvine Tracy Shaw on missing Jill Summers
13th November to 19th November Soaps A wolf in sheep's clothing (Paul Fox interview and feature on Mark Redman)
Same issue Soapvine Steven Arnold on being a boxing fan
Same issue Make a streetdate Reader's offer for calendar
20th November to 26th November Insider Adam Rickitt on his supposed excitement at buying his first hoover and Tracy Shaw on buying her first digital television package
Same issue Soaps Retail Attraction (Nita Desai/James Kitching)
Same issue Tina Baker: Blank it out with Matthew Viewer's suggestions for soap merchandise including "Changing rooms the Spider Nugent way" and "Vegetarian Recipes" by Fred Elliott
27th November to 3rd December Soaps The over sex-ties club - feature on older romances in soaps including Ken and Deirdre and Gail and Martin
Same issue Soapvine Carolyn Reynolds on her hope for more spin-offs after the Brighton special
Same issue Soaps Mike's sobering night in jail
Same issue Tina Baker: Oh deer, oh deer! The writer's favourite comedy talents are in Coronation Street - Ashley and Tyrone
4th December to 10th December Soaps Give us a smile, Ashley - Donna Kay on the lack of humour from some soap characters including Ashley (in contrast to Tina Baker last week!)
Same issue Soaps Are the nurses carrying on? (Martin and Rebecca)
11th December to 17th December The very best TV shows in the world, ever! The last of countdown which has been appearing in the magazine for several months linked to the millennium as decided by the editors. As the top ten is reached, Coronation Street is in at No 8. (Blackadder is No. 1)
Same issue Soaps Leanne takes Mark for a dope
18th December to 31st December Welcome to Christmas On the editor's page, Tracy Shaw welcomes readers dressed as an angel
Same issue Soaps Is it nookie for afters, Natalie? (Coronation Street's Christmas storylines)
Same issue Soaps The festering season - famous Christmas storylines from the past including births, deaths and weddings
31st December to 7th January Soaps Well, look who's back! (Raquel)
Same issue Soaps Like father, like son (Mark Redman)
Same issue Soapvine Denise Welch is looking to buy a family home near Manchester
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