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.
Emily refuses to let the delay upset her and she sets out for the chapel, surprising everyone. Ernie follows Emily there and they are married. At the reception, Mavis takes a shine to Jerry. Ken reads the telegrams from Dave Smith, Jed Stone and Dennis Tanner. The Bishops honeymoon walking in Edale. Ray asks Vicki to marry him. She tells him she's pregnant.
Rita refuses to return to Harry Bates but Len refuses to have her at No.9. The band starts up - Ernie on piano, Billy and Ken on trumpet and Alan on guitar. When Elsie refuses, Maggie takes Rita in. Stan discharges himself from hospital. Billy tells Annie about the brewery's offer - she calls him "Judas". Annie goes to the Brewery. Len goes to see Harry at his roadworks site.
After some "negotiation", the Henshaws swap one of Stan's streets for a bigger one. Len wants to get to know Rita again. She agrees. Stan discovers his new patch is being demolished. The police want Jacko over a break-in at a jewellers in Longsight.
The residents of the Street turn on Stan who protests his innocence. Jerry calls him sick. Len tells Rita to choose between him and Benny. The residents decide not to call in the police over Stan. Hilda sticks by him. Benny asks Rita to marry him and she accepts him. Hilda angrily tells the residents what she thinks of them and spits on the Rovers' floor. PC Conway tells the residents they've caught the real Peeping Tom in Bessie Street.
Maggie is upset that Alf hasn't told her about Phyllis' death. Tommy and Dirty Dick try to lure Dolores to them in the Street in a witnessed contest to see who she regards as her true owner but Dolores goes to sleep. Alf tells Maggie that he can't see so much of her because of his feelings towards her. Tommy gives Dolores to Dick. Dr. Mitchell tells Billy they have to get Annie up and about.
Stan has alcoholic poisoning. Hilda discovers that his mates have bet against him and she fires him up. At the pub Olympics Stan wins the beer drinking, Betty wins the darts contest, Ena wins dominoes but Jacko loses at crib and Len loses at billiards. Franny Slater tells Sharon Duffy the truth about Ray's penthouse. The Rovers win the Olympics. Annie gets a call from Concepta Hewitt saying she's arriving for a visit. Sharon persuades Ray to give her the key to the flat.
Tommy and Dirty Dick are served with notice to quit the stable. Alf and Len bend over backwards to be nice to people. Maggie tells Ken that Norma is vulnerable. Hilda is annoyed that she is paid the same as Bessie Proctor when she is senior cleaner. Billy and Rita embarrass Len in front of Mayor Alderman Chapman at the opening of The Capricorn. Rita gets into a fight with a drunken woman and ends up on Chapman's lap, all to the delight of Alf and Alderman Rogers.
Ken goes to Glasgow to visit Peter and Susan and Ena goes to West Hartlepool to visit Karen, Colin, and Jason Lomax for Christmas Day. Elsie realises that Alan is on his way to getting a drink problem. The residents gather in the select of the Rovers for the 40's show: