Coronation Street

Tuesday 7:30 PM on ITV Premiered Dec 09, 1960 In Season


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  • Cloned Brunettes

    Sadly I have to agree with so many of the previous comments here; I've been a "Corrie" fan ever since it first began but I've increasingly found myself remarking to my husband at every episode these past months as to how much it no longer resembles the show we dedicated followers knew and loved for years and years.

    I predicted that there would be viewers complaining as to the level of violence,threatened violence and bullying,child sex-grooming,homosexual political correctness being OTT in the unbelievable amount of characters in one small street,murders undiscovered and months long kidnapping in a dark house that defies belief and I've seen it come true not only online but in newspaper letters,too.

    To call it Coronation Street these days really is too far removed from any semblance of the "real thing" that was loved by so many generations but nowadays I daresay there are likely very many parents who will not allow viewing even at the early hours.

    Another strange phenomenon is that confusion often abounds in that so many of the female characters look strikingly similar with long dark hair and facial features that are very alike so we do tend to get a bit lost at times in the storylines.

    That may well not be much of a problem,though as far as we are concerned as I feel every time we watch it it gets ever more absurd and it will not be too difficult to ditch what really is no longer the enjoyable programme it once was.

    How "Phelan" carries on these days without wanting to chuck it all in is amazing; he must go home and think in the dark hours how stupid his role has become and a good actor is just wasted on it as are practically all the "greats" still hanging on in there to the last.

    How sad they must feel inside when they remember the fabulous years gone by,especially now with the loss of dear "Vera".

    The show always defends every crisis by saying they are raising important issues of today which may seem commendable but there really can be too much realism in what is or was once a light relief of an evening for families to share together yet now there will be even more of it all with an extra episode each week!

    Also there are so many new characters now it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the storylines and remember who is who and doing what in which family.

    Seriously guys what the hell is going on with Corrie? The story lines are so bad it is almost a bad comedy show. It really is about time the folk coining in a fortune from us actually gave us some entertainment. Story lines are rubbish as well as playing out for far too long. Script writers you need to wisen up quickly or we are gone for good! Never did I think I would see the day that Eastenders was better than Corrie! You should be ashamed.
  • Gone down the wrong road

    I stopped watching Corrie in May, I agree with the comments it's a shame it has come to this

    What are the writers up to? Do they not care anymore it seems not!

    I watched it since I can remember and I remember when the character Tracey was

    Born. Oh well if the writers don't care no one will because I certainly don't as I don't

    Watch it anymore!
  • Unsavoury story lines

    I am so disappointed at this latest storyline depicting kidnap. I have found it hard to watch and I am a grown up, I don't know I would want my youngsters to watch it. Stop trying to compete with Eastenders Corrie, stick to real life every day stuff. Drugs and prison stories are not suitable for the viewing time.
  • What have they done to my soap? :(

    I agree with a lot of the reviews on here. What has happened to Corrie? The storylines are just ridiculous!! I am sick of all the murders, drug-dealing, affairs, etc, etc. I have watched this soap since it started but am afraid I have stopped watching. I emailed them and they responded saying that they have to appeal to everyone. It seems to me that they are appealing to the 'lowest form of denominator!' Do these scriptwriters think they are writing for an all-singing, all-dancing Hollywood movie? I'm sure they'd have car chases included if they could!

    What did it for me was when Norris agreed to marry Mary just ot enter a competition? WTF!!! I could write better scripts. My daughter then texted me when she watched an episode and said is this science fiction?! If Coronation Street is trying to compete with all the American programmes that we can now access they have totally missed the point. Corrie should have stayed true to its roots and its uniqueness would have kept its loyal fan base.

    I feel sad but its the end of an era for me. I'll buying the dvds of Corrie in its heyday.

    RIP my old friend. :(
  • Where do they get these AWFUL Child actors from?

    Coronation street was always my favourite soap and yes, right now its as bad as it ever been.. Terrible Characters, and are they testing how many gay people they can fir on one street?

    But the real issue for me and has always been is..

    The AWFUL Child actors!! They have ALWAYS been crap!

    I remember the young Nick Tilsley adn thinking how did that child get on the most popular soap in UK and he cant act in the slightest?

    All through the years this has NEVER changed, it seems any actors under the age of 12 have to be Awful or they will not be employed, currently the little guy who David owns (there is also no natural mother, father child situation in the street!) is SHOCKINGLY bad! How did that little guy get on TV when he cannot act!!???

    Simon was terrible but he has improved as he got older, the same with Tracys daughter (cant recall her name)

    The thing is where do they get these awful acting kids from? cos their must be better agencies out there as ive seen kids acting better in adverts and even in eastenders kids acting is at least 'average'

    Just cos they're Kids doesnt mean they cannot be crap actors
  • A slow painful death.

    Please help me, Coronation Street is causing me to die an agonizing miserable death by being subjected to kindergarten level story lines . Surely the sponsors have a fiduciary duty of care to rescue us from this horrible decline in what once was the hallmark of great television entertainment .What a disgrace to the actors that made this series a mandatory must see program .
  • Pants

    Watched for is utter rubbish now. the only soap i stopped. storylines now are ridiculous
  • End of an era

    I have watched this show for 40+ years. It's been my guilty pleasure through many tough times. It's proven to be a good source of comfort with its down to earth honest no frills story lines full of the right mix of humour and heartbreak.

    Sadly, I will no longer be tuning in. I feel bereft in a way, like the the loss of a dear friend but the show is now no longer enjoyable for me. There's no humour or light relief and escape for 30 mins. It is now constant arguments, screaming, slanging matches and duplicity. It's become a relentless bombardment of depression that I can do without.

    If, by any chance, it suddenly changes back to its long standing quality please let me know but for now RIP my dear friend xxx
  • It now borders on rubbish

    Presumably the scriptwriters have been told to write stuff which appeals only to those viewers with low IQs, and who spend the rest of the day watching youtube videos of kittens and puppies, in between sending hundreds of pictures of their faces (mainly their teeth) to friends on snapchat.

    The storylines are just nonsense. The local police can't identify a murderer until they have arrested every innocent person in the neighbourhood, and no one seems to give a toss that one of the men who conned them all out of 20k each is still living in the same road.

    And let's not forget the body that is still under the Platt's garage conversion which no one now seems to care about after their previous months of non-stop panic.

    Now we are supposed to be enthusiastic about a "Ken whodunnit" when the real culprit (Rob, who escaped from a prison van and is now seeking revenge from his hide-out in the gym - and known only to Tracy) isn't even in the choice of suspects.

    Yeah right.

    Wait until Simon and Amy start collapsing outside the Kabin, after doing a kilo of spice they bought from Audrey; and Jim McDonald runs riot with an AK47 in the Bistro while out on parole.
  • Dismal story lines!

    What's happening to Corrie? Gave up watching Eastenders a few years ago because of the depressing story lines and child actors taking over but have always loved Corrie because of the light hearted nature of the program and good acting from adults. I find myself recording episodes now and only watching them when I am desperate for something to watch. Producers, please, please, please stop putting pathetic story lines with so called child actors into the show, get some realism back with police procedures ect. and PLEASE listen to genuine fans of the show and get it back on track.
  • Give up watching thanks to Rosie webster

    I no longer watch it thanks to it being More like hollyoaks Rosie Webster well what can I say can't act to save her life. Why oh why would they ever bring her mistake I can't stand to watch it now I think its gone stupid and very its been totally ruined I used to love coronation street really looked forward to watching it not bad bad
  • Script writers lost the plot

    I've watched the Street from the very first episode. It has never had very good actors but you watched it because it was light hearted and fun. Now it is all aggression, scheming and plotting and violence. The writers wring every last line out of a plot to the point of total boredom, in particular Phelan. The producers keep bringing back in actors that have left and that were totally useless first time round. Rosie's performance is the worst acting I have ever seen, she is a disaster. Get some new script writers because I can't see the Street picking up any awards this year apart from worst British soap ever!
  • Bad story lines

    My partner and I enjoy Coronation Street it is the only soap which we watch, but the story lines are badly written and totally unrealistic. Do the writers think that the viewers fail to notice that at present Phelan has killed someone and there is no investigation - so annoying, plus they found a dead body underneath Gail's new bedroom, there was no police search, maybe the police do not find it that important, but we do! It is terribly irritating when something drastic happens and they fail to follow it up and just forget about it - they just move on to something else. Nothing stacks up a child could do better..
  • Can it get Worse

    Having been a loyal Corrie Fan all my life. The story lines are at their worst. Am I missing something, but didn't Cara buy a share of the pub at the time Tracy and Tony were up to no good. Somebody please correct me if I am wrong, also Tracy was given a house by her Grandmother ( the one next Phelan story line is pathetic, and to make matter worse they bring back Helen Flanagan , who couldn't act the 1st time round. Thanks for the ability to record and fast forward her scenes.
  • Embarrassing Viewing

    I'm 44 and like most of my generation Coronation Street has been a staple of our household TV a long and stressful day, coming home to sit with the family to watch the street is what our family have done since I was a kid. I don't know what's happened here but the viewing experience is some what embarrassing. It's without doubt TV at its worst...

    Storylines and NOW the acting is just cringing to watch...

    My dissapointmet has run to deleting this series link off my sky box and I've deleted my web link to gossip on the street

    RIP Corrie.......
  • A comedy show!

    This show is getting out of all proportion. Where is the body Phelan dealt with?? the story lines are rubbish, and the whole show is fourth rate. GET BACH TO REALITY
  • Scripts are unbelievable

    What's happening to coronation street? Just watched Mondays episode and the storylines are ridiculous!!!! Please hire new scriptwriters immediately and producers and directors.... Seriously or I think it might be time to ditch the soap I've watched and loved for 20 years!!!!!
  • What's happened to the writing?

    What has happened to Coronation Street? I have been a fan for most of my life, but in the last couple of months the humour has gone & the storylines have become ridiculously over dramatic and unbelievable - I think I'm done with it....
  • Lost its charm and become as depressing as Eastenders!

    I have loved Corrie for years. I watch it for the characters and the humour. This it what made it stand out from the other soaps. Recently though, it has gone downhill very quickly with ridiculous Eastenders style story lines and completely changing characters. My friends have stopped watching and I will probably look elsewhere now for a bit of escapism. Such a shame!
  • OH come on !

    My deceased aunt got me hooked on Coronation St about 20 yrs. ago. I just loved that show so much everybody knew not to call me when I was watching it !

    I don't understand what is going on with the show.... the scripts are CRAP !!!! Fed up of police, murder, manipulation, lies, deceit, change of characters..... & where is everybody's sense of humour gone ?

    Please change writers & get back to what Corrie St was you're about to lose another faithful listener ( my girlfriend has stopped watching because she can't stand the show anymore)
  • Queer st.

    Absolutely fed up with the ridiculous story lines and all the homosexual PLEASE get rid of Anthony really does turn my guts actor EVER.
  • Common sense leaves the building

    So having invested around 65k from Jason's inheritance, his mothers takes it upon herself to spend 30k on tiles and we are expected to be convinced? Given the size of the development based on the model and the live shots of the building, both Jason's proxy investment and Eileen's profligacy are simply unbelievable. Even more ridiculous is the idea that the proposed purchasers from Sarah to Rita would sign a contract without the advice and support of a solicitor. It's one thing to suspend disbelief quite another to abandon common sense. For God's sake get some new writers.
  • Losing the will to watch

    I don't know who will read this, if anybody. But I used to hate soaps and change the channel every time Corrie came on the tv. I broke the habit of a lifetime and watch Corrie on a slow day a few years ago and was completely sucked in. For the last few years I've had it on a series record and couldn't wait for the next episode. I think the last time I really felt Corrie was Corrie, was when Callum was killed by Kylie Plat. And although I think the plot line with Phelan has merit and I am desperate for him to get his comeuppance, the plots are starting to feel very contrived and don't ring true for some of the characters that I have come to know and love over the last few years. I'm beginning to feel like I'm watching a northern version of East Enders. Corrie used to be mostly gentle everyday stuff with a lot of humour and a pinch of dastardly every now and then to get your blood boiling and calling for justice. For me it now feels like a mish mash of half cooked plots that stop and start whenever we need a space filling in the program. Sorry for the rant, but I'm beginning not to care whether I watch or not.
  • Paternity check

    Maybe Peter Barlow is returning to find out why his son is mixed race (bearing in mind Peter and his ex wife/partner are white)?

    Glad to hear that Sharif is leaving - his acting skills are non-existent as are Dev's, Nick's, Eva's .........

    Also I'm curious to know why Eileen and the rest of the people that live in her house don't use the front room that they walk past every episode to use the back room and kitchen?
  • Get rid of Alex - please!

    Alex ruins it - to the extent I'm verging on giving up after 40 yrs viewing. His silly voice makes me want to turn off. V politically correct I'm sure but after a hard day I watch to be entertained not to give the disabled an opportunity.

    Phelan is fantastic. Alia's family are not like any Muslims I've ever met (but the story with the mistress has Andy is pointless. Love Sally (show's funniest moments) and Amy is showing potential as great little actress.
  • Coronation st

    Been watching for years but the last year has been so boring I just can't do it anymore. The plot lines are so uninteresting and boring and they go on and on. You feel like you are watching the same episode a hundred times over. Every one drinks at all times of the day it's their only answer to a problem . They only eat takeaways ,every one is horrible to one another and angry . The days of Maureen and reg and curly and racquel I used to fall around laughing. So uplifting . They got les Denis comedian and he is another miserable character always down in the dumps angry at the world. Terrible script writing , Maria running around in a lions out fit for no reason ,that says it all really.
  • Corrie and The Implausibilty Matrix

    Corrie darling what are you doing????

    I have loved you for years and still watch but I am soooo fed up with these contrived storylines and implausible rubbish.

    If it weren't for the corpse under the granny flat this show would have almost nothing good going for it at all. Why have you brought back the nauseating Phelan and the irritant Jenny? Can't you think of anything new? No wonder Carla left the show after you thought we would believe that she wanted to marry Nick. Eileen would never have got together with Phelan. How tedious was that massively improbable storyline about Carla being Johnny's daughter and that's why his wife died blah blah and Aidan wanted to thump him but now they have all completely forgotten about it. And you REALLY expect us to believe this crap about Leanne Battersby and Steve?????? Of course on the same day Michelle decides she wants a baby. No wonder Liz is so po-faced about everything.

    KEEP: Tracy, Mary, Gemma, Todd, Sally, Tim, Beth and Steve (but give him the comedy storylines back for goodness' sake).

    LOSE: PHELAN, JENNY, that boring couple from the restaurant, Fizz (PLEASE) and those rotten bit-part actors who can't act!!!

    BRING BACK: TED ROBBINS!!! Ask Kate Robbins if she will join the cast too, she is awesome.

    And STOP introducing actors from other soaps!!!! No one buys it!

  • new ideas

    aftrer alot of research i think a true story line should be false accusations there are thousands out there inneed of this story lines to be seen maybe ken barlow have a false accusation against him which he already had yrs ago or jason have a false accusation against him on a rape charge just to show how the justice system in this day and age is a joke how a person can make a false alligation with no evidence at all there is plenty of info out there on how a fa can ruin innocent lives also how the police and cps hide any evidence that can help the accused so they can get a guilty verdict plus how the accuser gets compo just for making the accusation were as in most cases this day an age its the accused who is the innocent person and when found to be innocent it still stays on record and the accuser walks free to do it again no charges brought against them were is the justice i think it would be a great story line to gain more research check out on face book thanks
  • closed caption issue

    i wanted to watch Coronation street on Hulu but there is no closed caption ,,,,
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