When Was the First Episode of "Coronation Street" Aired in the U.K.?


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The first episode of the British soap opera "Coronation Street" aired on December 9, 1960. After the finale of "As the World Turns" on September 17, 2010, "Coronation Street" became the longest running soap opera of all time, as of 2015.

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"Coronation Street" has been on ITV since 1960. It was created by Tony Warren and Liam Swann, and it produced by Granada Television. Some veteran actors include William Roache, Barbara Knox, Eileen Derbyshire, Helen Worth and Simon Gregson. The show takes place in Manchester, England, where it focuses on the working class people that live there. It began broadcasting in color in 1969. It is typically 30 minutes long, but there have been extended episodes in the past.

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