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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Coronation Street

The first episode of Coronation Street, the world's longest-running television soap opera, was broadcast in the United Kingdom on December 9, 1960. It was expected to last just 13 weeks.

Within six months of its start in 1960, Coronation Street was the most-watched program in the UK.

Research in 1997 showed that the mortality rates of Coronation Street characters are worse than those of oil rig divers or bomb disposal men.  New characters in their twenties had a 10 per cent chance of being killed off within five years.

The Rovers Return Inn in Coronation Street takes its name from the Rover’s Return in Withy Grove, Manchester, which was demolished in 1958.

William Roache has played Ken Barlow in Coronation Street since it was first started in 1960 by Tony Warren.

The video of the 1984 Queen single "I Want to Break Free" parodied the show's female characters.

Source Daily Express

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