* TheDanza: Betty Driver as Betty Williams (née Turpin).
* DuelingShows: With ''{{Eastenders}}''. Although they don't broadcast opposite each other, in the UK you're either a fan of one or the other. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both]].
* FakeIrish: A borderline example with the Connor family. While Michelle, Liam and Paul were presumably reared in England, they were born to Irish parents and seem to have kept close contact with Ireland (their parents returned to Dublin to live). Of the three, only the actor playing Paul had any known Irish ancestry and even his parents were English-born.
* HeyItsThatGuy: From the current cast, Creator/CraigCharles of Series/RedDwarf fame plays Lloyd Mullaney; Keith Duffy from Boyzone plays Kiaran [=McCarthy=]; Alison King (Carla Conner) used to star in ''Dream Team'' on Sky One; Ben Price (Nick Tilsley) used to have roles in ''Footballer's Wives'' & ''{{Casualty}}''; Kym Marsh from Hear'Say plays Michelle Conner; Alex Bain (Simon Barlow) used to be in adverts for Rice Krispies; and [[Series/{{Hollyoaks}} Chris Fountain]] took over the role of Tommy Duckworth in early 2011.
** Plus, there's the list of people who have made brief guest appearances, which includes Sir Ian [=McKellen=], Peter Kay & ''Prince Charles''.
** Cherylee Houston, who plays Izzy Armstrong, previously appeared on a couple of episodes of ''LittleBritain''.
** Sinead is played by Katie [=McGlynn=], who played Scout on ''WaterlooRoad''.
** [[Series/GameOfThrones Mace Tyrell]] was the doctor that was treating Tina's head injuries in May/June 2014.
* IAmNotSpock: Helen Flanagan, aka Rosie Webster.
* NamesTheSame: David Platt. If you don't get it, just Google it.
* TheOtherDarrin: Tracy Barlow. Played by various actors, with Dawn Acton and Kate Ford being one of the best-known.
** Tracy's step-brother Peter has been played by six different actors. One even reappeared recently as a completely different character (Kirsty's father).
** Most of the characters introduced as children.
** Nick Tilsley. ''Twice'', and both times as an adult.
** Averted with Chesney Brown -- Sam Aston has played the character from a child to an adult.
* PostScriptSeason: Probably the ultimate example -- it has essentially been on a series of postscript seasons since ''1961''. It was originally intended to be thirteen episodes long, with Coronation Street bulldozed in a [[MadeForTVMovie Made-for-TV Movie.]] However, it proved so popular that a new series was commissioned, and it's been broadcasting more or less continuously to the present day.
* {{Queen}}: Their "I Want To Break Free" video, where the bandmembers are dressed in drag as characters from the show, are, according to WordOfGod, meant largely as an AffectionateParody of ''CoronationStreet''. [[PopCultureIsolation The fact that the soap isn't well-known in America]] meant Americans weren't familiar with what Queen were parodying, and the crossdressing aspect [[ValuesDissonance led to the video being banned]] on {{MTV}}.
* RealitySubtext: Sally Webster was scripted to reveal to her husband Kevin that she had cancer on Christmas Day, 2009. The storyline prompted Sally Dynevor, the actress playing her, to see a doctor and undergo tests for the disease in order to research the role. [[TearJerker Sally found out she had cancer hours after filming the scene where she told Kevin about the cancer]], so when they shot the scenes where they told their on-screen daughters, [[EnforcedMethodActing the tears were real]]. The storyline was rewritten so that the actress was off-screen for six months whilst she was undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
* 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=].
* RealLifeRelative: Linus and James Roache, the real life sons of Bill Roache (who plays Ken Barlow) played his son and his grandson, respectively.
** Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster) and Ellie Leach (Faye Windass) are cousins in real life.
** William Rush, who appeared in 2014 as one of the lads that bully Maddie in her room in the homeless hostel, is the real life son of Debbie Rush (who plays Anna Windass).
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor:
** Averted with William Roache (Ken Barlow) & Michael [=LeVell=] (Kevin Webster) - both characters were written off the show whilst their actors were awaiting trial for sexual offences. Both actors were found not guilty, allowing the show to bring them back to the show.
** Chris Fountain (Tommy Duckworth) was abruptly fired after a homemade rap video where he sang about rape was discovered online.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Tina O'Brien (Sarah Louise Platt) dated Bruno Langley (Todd Grimshaw), the couple splitting up before their characters began dating.
** She then began dating Ryan Thomas, who plays Jason Grimshaw, Todd's brother and Sarah Louise's future husband.