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Video: The First Episode of Coronation Street

By Kathryn Hadley | Posted 9th December 2011, 12:50
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The first episode of Coronation Street was broadcast on December 9th, 1960.

In September 2010 Coronation Street became the world's longest-running television soap opera; it celebrated its fiftieth birthday last year.

But why is this intensely parochial television series that has willfully refused to acknowledge change still going strong? In Coronation Street: A Jubilee Street Party Andrew Roberts explains how and why the soap opera has survived.


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