All About Coronation Street
In the era of streaming giants, soap opera’s are holding on their own. Coronation Street is the longest-running soap opera in the UK. The show was first broadcasted on 9th December, 1960 and has been ruling over the hearts since.
Coronation Street (also known as Corrie) was developed by Tony Warren. It is tuned as a kitchen sink drama serial about the household lives of the working class in Coronation Street in the fictional town of Weatherfield in Salford. The show has been produced by Granada Television since 1960 and is one of the most high-rated shows in the UK.
Coronation Street is a blend of drama and humour usually throwing light on the social issues which have been in our societies since a long period of time. Recently it was announced by ITV that the show is returning for shooting starting 9th June which means the show will premiere in July with around 3 shows per week.
Background Of Coronation Street:
Coronation Street was developed by Tony Warren. The show was a result of a desire by Granada(production company) to produce a television drama set in England, as they were obliged by a contract to employ regional actors and production staff.
The storyline illustrated the lives of working-class community leading unspectacular lives. Tony wrote the first twelve episodes and he created all the original characters, including Ken Barlow, Ena Sharples, Elsie Tanner and Annie Walker.
Even though the show received a mixed response from critics and less support from Granada, yet it was a hit among viewers. The viewers were captivated by the normalcy of the series and the characters that showed the characters speaking the local dialect and accent. This fascinated them as using the local accent was rare during those days on television.
As the programme’s popularity grew, more ITV regions started broadcasting Coronation Street.
The journey of sixty years, together with changing characters and competition from other soaps and web series hasn’t led the ratings and viewership down and it still tops the rating often.
Cast of Coronation Street:
The cast for the latest season will see a huge change since the actors above the age of 70 won’t be allowed on set due to the ongoing pandemic.
According to sources, the spokesperson from ITV said that the crew and cast will be taking full precautions. From sanitising to social distancing, everything will be taken care off to avoid the spread or contact of coronavirus.
There are many actors who will be leaving the soap-opera while many will be joining new and some of them will be returning, so here is the list of all the cast…
Cast members leaving :
- William Roache(Ken Barlow)
- Stirling Gallacher(Paula Martin)
- James Burrows(Ali Neeson)
- Lucy Fallon(Bethany Platt)
- Lottie Henshall(Jade Rowan)
- Beverley Callard(Liz McDonald)
Cast members joining:
- Paul Copley (Arthur Medwin)
- Kel Allen (Claire, Kelly’s mum)
- Tony Maudsley ( Archie Shuttleworth’s son)
- Tom Roberts (Scott Emberton)
Cast members returning:
- Julia Goulding(Shona Platt)
- Ruxandra Porojnicu(Alina Pop)
- Malcolm Hebden(Norris Cole)
- Jane Hazelgrove(Bernie Winter)
- Brooke Vincent(Sophie Webster)
Coronation Street spoilers:
We all hate spoilers, but apparently sometimes spoilers increase our interests in a particular episode and gives an idea what’s about to hit us.
Here are some of the spoilers that you can see in the upcoming episodes:
- Geoff’s escort secret is revealed.
- Shona tries to adjust to Weatherfield.
- Asha stands her ground.
- Alarm bells ring for Gary.
These were few of the spoilers headlines for the week of June 1. For the upcoming spoilers stay tuned to our website.
The whole world is going suffering from the global pandemic, so we will only get to see three episodes per week instead of six episodes per week. This decision was taken due to the restrictions implied after the country went into lockdown on 23rd March. So, you might be a little disappointed but something’s better than nothing.