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Trivia: Coronation Street
  • The Character Died with Him: Necessary for Blanche Hunt, as Maggie Jones herself had died in late 2009.
  • The Character Died with Him: Betty Williams, after Driver's death in 2011.
  • The Danza: Betty Driver as Betty Williams (née Turpin).
  • Dawson Casting:
    • Nick Tilsley's current actor, Ben Price, is ten years older than his character's age.
    • While Sunita Alahan was born in 1978, Shobna Gulati was born in 1966.
  • Dueling Shows: With Eastenders. Although they don't broadcast opposite each other, in the UK you're either a fan of one or the other. Or both.
  • Fake Irish: 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.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • Collins has a natural London accent. Opinions vary on how good/bad her Manchester accent is.
    • Carl Munro's actor is Scottish.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Deirdre Barlow has the following:
      • The Weatherfield One.
      • Dreary.
    • Tracy Barlow has Tracyluv.
    • Owen Armstrong has Ricky Gervais (due to his likeness to said).
    • Asha and Aadi Alahan have Asda and Aldi. Gloria Price even accidentally called them this in 2013.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • From the current cast, Craig Charles of Red Dwarf 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 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 Little Britain.
    • Sinead is played by Katie McGlynn, who played Scout on Waterloo Road.
    • Mace Tyrell was the doctor that was treating Tina's head injuries in May/June 2014.
  • I Am Not Spock: Helen Flanagan, aka Rosie Webster.
  • Name's the Same: David Platt. If you don't get it, just Google it.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • 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.
  • Post Script Season: 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 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 Word of God, meant largely as an Affectionate Parody of Coronation Street. 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 led to the video being banned on MTV.
  • Reality Subtext: 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. 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, 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.
  • Rebuilt Set:
    • 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.
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • 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).
  • Role Ending Misdemeanor:
    • 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.
  • Romance on the Set:
    • 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.

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