Coronation Street (colloquially known as Corrie, Corro, or The Street) is an award-winning prime time soap opera set and produced in Manchester created by Tony Warren. It is the longest running and most watched soap opera on British television. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960, made by Granada Television (now ITV Studios) and broadcast in all regions of ITV almost throughout its existence.
Hilda sees a lot of money in the tea leaves. She thinks about becoming a professional clairvoyant. Janice stays at No.9. Ray isn't keen on having her about and realises she has given her probation officer the slip. Ena tells Emily she can sleep on her sofa rather than at Elsie's. Ena worries about Minnie's gambling. Ray wants Janice to leave. He gives her money to buy a decent dress and is appalled when she buys a mini dress. Emily tells Ena she's going to stay with Elsie. Dave Smith frightens Emily by his presence at No.11. Hilda wants a prediction to come true before Stan can persuade her to become a clairvoyant.
Ena searches for Minnie. She informs the police of her disappearance. She breaks down, blaming herself. The residents rally round, contacting the hospital, newspaper and hostels. Dave agrees to use his grapevine to try to find Minnie. Len goes to Liverpool to find Jed. Emily rows with Dave. Ena is afraid that Minnie's dead. In a hospital a nurse finds Minnie's name on one of the patients.less
The residents rally round as Ken goes in search of the twins. They help search the fairground. Maggie's sister Betty Turpin arrives, telling Maggie she's come to look after her. The police take over the search as Val breaks down. Mrs Allendale brings the twins back after finding them and giving them their teas. Maggie has to stop Val from going for her. Hilda finds two library books, overdue by five years. Maggie fears Betty will take over her life. Elsie gives Jack 300 to give to Len, in his name, not hers
Ted Loftus challenges Betty to a darts match. Ernie asks Emily to be his assistant. Len accuses Elsie of being jealous and hits her. The regulars bet on the darts match. Jack tells Len it was Elsie's money. Betty loses the match deliberately so that Ray will have to pay out money. Emily and Ena both decide to take Ernie's offers up. Janet gives Len his presents back and tells him to apologise to Elsie. Elsie packs and leaves the Street
The twins go down with mumps. The residents watch the football. At half time the scores are 3 - 2 to the Flying Horse. Ken tells Val that Dave Robbins is coming to dinner. Hilda scores the equaliser. Val is nervous about seeing Dave again. The Rovers win at the toss of a coin. Dave shows an interest in the maisonettes
Ray and Audrey flirt on the coach to Dickie's anger. The coach company gets in touch with the police. Ray persuades the driver to take an alternative route. The police try, in vain, to contact the coach. Ray persuades Audrey to go off with him from the crowd. Dickie goes after Audrey. Ken stops Dickie and Ray fighting. The coach brakes fail and it crashes into a tree
The residents find themselves in Casualty. Annie and Hilda break down, Ena faints and Elsie is stunned. Everyone is separated from each other. Val comes to in a hospital bed. Ena slips back into thinking of air raid black outs. In the street, Dot hears the news over the radio. Elsie disappears from hospital and turns up at No.11. Ena discovers Minnie is unconcious
Annie accuses Hilda of stealing the necklace and suspends her. Maggie is annoyed that Val has taken Alan's job and has let her down at the shop. Irma agrees to work in the shop over Christmas because she's bored. Sandra asks Alan for a job at the Salon. Alan asks Elsie to run the Salon as manageress, above Val. She takes the job when he agrees to employ the Butlers. Ena tells Maggie she'll be her new assistant and is upset when she sees Irma there. When Hilda declares her innocence, Annie considers Betty and Emily as thieves. Annie hints to Betty that she suspects her. Betty walks out of the pub. Elsie tells Ena that she's not interested in Alan. Ena doesn't believe her.