History Trivia / CoronationStreet

22nd Jan '18 5:57:14 AM NathanJohnson1967
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** Bet Lynch was going to become manageress of the Rovers Return following her 2002 return. However this never came about as Julie Goodyear dropped from the show due to health reasons, meaning the character was only on-screen for a couple of weeks and left suddenly off-screen.


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** Although Stephanie Cole (Sylvia Goodman) was going to leave the series, she was meant to remain throughout Hayley's cancer storyline and bring some caustic charm to the screens during the story. However after suffering a personal loss, she ended up leaving much earlier, meaning the character was suddenly written out and absent during the storyline.
4th Jan '18 5:22:58 PM danlansdowne
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* ThrowItIn: When the title sequence was redone in the 1970s, the film crew did not notice that a cat has found its way onto the set. It's been a fixture of the show ever since.
21st Dec '17 5:28:34 PM danlansdowne
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** Bruno Langley (Todd Grimshaw) was fired after being charged with sexual assault in October 2017. At the time of writing, Todd's fate is unknown.

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** Bruno Langley (Todd Grimshaw) was fired after being charged with sexual assault in October 2017. At the time of writing, Todd's fate is unknown.disappearance was explained by having him punch a police officer off-screen.
21st Dec '17 5:25:39 PM danlansdowne
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** Averted with Chesney Brown -- Sam Aston has played the character from a child to an adult.



** Averted with Chesney Brown -- Sam Aston has played the character from a child to an adult.
30th Nov '17 10:51:03 AM ClintEastwood
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Necessary for Blanche Hunt, as Maggie Jones herself had died in late 2009.
** Also with Betty Williams, after Driver's death in 2011.
** Again with Deirdre Barlow, after Anne Kirkbride's death in 2015.

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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Necessary for Betty Driver died aged 91, so her character Betty Williams was killed off as well. This has happened several times: Jack Walker, Jerry Booth, Albert Tatlock, Stan Ogden, Bert Tilsley, Blanche Hunt, Hunt. Elsie Tanner and Christine Hardman were both mentioned as Maggie Jones herself had having died in late 2009.
** Also with Betty Williams,
several years after Driver's death they left the show and Annie Walker is talked about in 2011.
** Again with Deirdre Barlow, after Anne Kirkbride's death in 2015.
the past tense.



* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: The show has had a few wheelchair-using characters in its time, though previously they were played by able-bodied actors. Currently, however, both Izzy Armstrong and actress Cherylee Houston, who plays her, suffer from a rare connective tissue disorder, Type III Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.



** Owen Armstrong has Ricky Gervais (due to his likeness to said).

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** Owen Armstrong has Ricky Gervais Creator/RickyGervais (due to his likeness to said).



* HideYourPregnancy: An actress playing a post-op transgender woman become pregnant; it started with the character sitting down a lot, and later she went on holiday to keep things from getting too obvious.



* PlayingAgainstType: Andrew Sachs, best known as Manuel from ''Series/FawltyTowers'' appeared as a ShrinkingViolet dying of a brain tumour.



* RebuiltSet:
** Many times throughout the history of the program.
** The most recent move was in 2014 to a larger, life-size (the previous 1982--2014 set was only 3/4 size in the exterior) reproduction in [=MediaCity=].


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* TooSoon:
** The show changed a storyline in which a character's baby was abducted due to similarities with the Madeline [=McCann=] abduction case.
** The episode scheduled to air on the 2nd June 2010 was cancelled by Creator/{{ITV}} due to the then-breaking news about the Cumbria massacre. The episode in question featured scenes with guns.


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* WrittenInInfirmity: Sally Webster had a storyline where she battles breast cancer. Turns out that the actress who plays her, Sally Whittaker, ''discovered she had breast cancer as a result of researching the storyline for the role''. She says that she would never have noticed if the storyline hadn't been given to her, so [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the show effectively saved her life]].
30th Nov '17 10:17:02 AM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/LaurenceOlivier was once offered a guest role.
** Creator/JohnNathanTurner wanted to produce the series and his agent put his name forward to be considered, but he was unsuccessful. Nathan-Turner said prior to his death that he was a particular fan of the series and not becoming producer was his biggest unfulfilled ambition.
* WorkingTitle: Tony Warren had to rename the series from its original title ''Florizel Street'', which was considered to sound like a disinfectant.
30th Oct '17 9:16:37 PM danlansdowne
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** Bruno Langley (Todd Grimshaw) was fired after being charged with sexual assault in October 2017. At the time of writing, Todd's fate is unknown.
5th Oct '17 11:16:40 AM fruitstripegum
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2nd Jul '17 3:14:26 AM NathanJohnson1967
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** Pat Phelan becoming a killer resembles Richard Hillman storyline from 15 years ago. Phelan [[spoiler: allowing Michael to die at a building site]] is similar to Richard leaving Duggie to die. This was then followed up by Phelan [[spoiler: committing his first murder by killing Andy Carver]], similar to Richard's first proper murder being his wife. Funnily enough, Phelan killing took place before his wedding, just like Richard's first killing took place before his wedding.
20th Jun '17 9:44:50 AM Erin582
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* RecycledScript:
** Many fans and critics have noted that when the Windasses made their debut in 2008 that they and their circumstances were a bit too similar to the Battersbys, i.e., the "family from Hell", who made their debut over a decade earlier.
** Steve having a baby outside of his current marriage has been done twice: first in 2004, when he got Tracy pregnant while he and then-wife Karen had broken up, but remarried that same year and became pregnant with a child that she miscarried and then again in 2017, when he got Leanne pregnant while he and then-wife Michelle were separated but soon reconciled, became pregnant with their own child and that pregnancy also ending in a miscarriage.
** The storyline involving [[spoiler: Daniel]] pushing Ken down the stairs is nearly identical to the storyline of David pushing Gail down a flight of stairs. Also, both incidents happened for the same reason: [[spoiler: a strained relationship with the parent and the latter convincing the former's girlfriend to get an abortion,]] only the earlier storyline was not a Whodunit.
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