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.
The factory girls have their pet at work.
Mike tells the factory girls to get rid of their pet.
Emily is divided in her loyalties to the girls and to Mike
Alf doesn't know how to throw Bet out on the street.
A ghost from Bet's past returns.
Gail has a date.
The search for Nick continues.
Gail comes to a decision.
Gail isn't happy.
Hilda discovers something.
Mike consoles himself with a couple of drinks.
Rita has preparations to make.
Alf finds the card and realises he forgot to post it. He pushes it through No.13's door. Eddie starts to use a CB radio with the callsign of "Slim Jim" and he contacts a woman calling herself "Stardust Lil". Hilda finds her Valentine and hides it from Stan. Deirdre is cool towards Ken. Hilda thinks she's got a secret admirer, Stan says he sent it but she refuses to believe him as he's never sent her one before. Eddie spends the day talking to Stardust Lil. He tells her he's a business man. She is impressed by him. He asks her for a date and she agrees. Hilda dresses up in case her admirer makes himself known to her. Wilf turns up to see Elsie. She worries that he's left home. He tells her that he would never leave Dot for her. She feels better when he tells her his marriage has been wrecked for a long time, now he wants a bit of happiness. Eddie decides he'll nick Hilda's keys to Mike's flat to entertain Lil.
Brian tells a delighted Gail that he's not leaving.
Maggie starts packing to for her move into Mikes.
Hilda is shocked to discover that Maggie has moved in with Mike.
Fred gets into more debt.
Brian decides to go into partnership with Ron.
Fred is conned.
Bet receives visitors.
Maggie asks Mike for a loan. An old flame returns.
Fred tarts himself up for his massage. Elsie uses her state of Coventry to insult the other girls as they can't reply. Annie thinks it's wonderful that Fred is expecting a Swedish massage. Bet and Annie try not to laugh as Nipper Harris sets upon Fred. Wilf threatens to resign unless the order is reinstated. Nipper tells Annie there's nothing wrong with Fred after he's pulled him all over the bed. Elsie tricks Vera into speaking to her. The mood is broken to everyone's delight. Fred tells Annie that Nipper has put him back weeks. Annie tells him that he'd have to give up the Rovers if he's got a suspect back. Websters calls Wilf's bluff and accepts his resignation. He plans to make a new start and asks Elsie to take him in, she refuses; she can't make a big commitment to him. Fred returns to work.
Mike turns Maggies loan proposal down.
The Faircloughs buy Sharon some earrings and a tool kit for her birthday. The wheels are nicked off Alec's van whilst he sleeps in it. Ron Sykes reveals Brian is homesick and didn't want to come home as he's getting settled and doesn't want to be disturbed again. Gail has a phone installed at the house. Len and Rita spoil Sharon's party by their presence. Sharon convinces them to leave them to it. Ron tells Gail that Brian is missing her but couldn't get leave. At the party Sharon is pleased when Steve Dunthorne tells her he fancies her. She is annoyed when her brother Wayne Gaskell turns up and starts causing trouble. Betty offers Alec the £40 back so he can get some new wheels and he accepts. When Wayne starts a fight with Steve, Sharon gets Len to return and sort Wayne out. Alec agrees to stay with Betty until his van is repaired. When all the guests are gone, Steve tries to get Sharon upstairs. Len throws him out, upsetting Sharon. Gail phones Brian and discovers he's in Cairo on leave.
Somebody wants to start a family.
A pregnant Maggie turns down Mikes proposal and she suggests that they split up.
Jackie Moffatt looks after Nicky as Gail returns to work at the cafe. Bet enjoyed her night out with Jack and is keen to continue seeing him so long as no one finds out. Vera tells Bet that she had a great night out with Vic. When Jack tackles Vera about her whereabouts she tells him she was with Bet, he tells her that she's a liar; he spent the evening with Bet. Ivy is furious to find Gail working in the cafe and tells her that she has no need to as Brian is sending lots of money home. Vera goes for Bet in the Rovers, accusing her of having a joke at her expense. Bet calls her a hypocrite. Vera tells Bet to get back to the gutter. Annie throws Vera out and blames Bet for attracting the row. Bet tells Jack that he's daft for telling Vera about them, she refuses to see him anymore. Vera dumps Jack's clothes on the Rovers' bar and tells him that she's throwing him out.
Betty is in Weatherfield General. Bet rushes to her side. Fred is furious that she was a victim. Ivy has told Brian that Gail is back at work. He rings Gail and rows with her. Betty has a broken arm and a battered face. She tried to fight the muggers for her handbag but they kicked her. Eddie is furious to discover Stan didn't pass on Marion's message and she thinks he stood her up. Deirdre visits Betty in hospital and is sickened when Ken still refuses to tell the police about Raymond Attwood. Eddie lays into Stan for ruining his chances with Marion. Marion forgives him. Gail refuses to hold the fort at the cafe alone and threatens to walk out when she does. Deirdre tells the police about Attwood's new found wealth. Eddie tells Marion he has been in prison. She tells him it makes no difference to her. He builds up enough courage to suggest they get engaged. She agrees.
Mavis receives a letter from the Palace thanking her for her jumper. She worries as Harry appears to be unwell. Fred watches horse racing on Annie's TV, putting it on the bar top. "Harry" lays an egg, Mavis realises "he" must be a girl. Ron Sykes shows Brian round a garage on Albert Street. It has been empty for fifteen years and is going cheap. Ron wants to rent it and asks Brian to come into partnership with him, 60-40. Brian is interested. Mavis renames Harry "Harriet". Brian will have to invest all his money, £2,000, in the garage to make it a success. Annie is annoyed to find her TV on the bar top. Fred tells her he brought in down for a customer. Eddie tells Mavis that the egg won't hatch unless it's been fertilised. She refuses to believe him and feels it will hatch if kept warm. Sammy Chadwick turns up in the Rovers and tells Fred he owes him £85 and he's closing his credit account. He wants repaying in the morning.
Mike refuses to let Maggie walk out of his life with his child. Marion returns to No.11. Eddie is delighted to see her. Mike tells Deirdre that pregnant Maggie has left him. His story upsets her. Marion tells Elsie she went to live with Phil Moss but found she no longer loved him. An important cheque is sent to Len at No.9. Chalkie gives it to Len a week later. Len is furious and shouts at him. Chalkie tells them that he won't forward any letters in future. Eddie fears that Marion doesn't want to see him again. Mike hears people talking about Maggie leaving him and sacks Hilda, even though she swears she hasn't told anyone. Marion feels that Eddie doesn't want to see her anymore.
Hilda is cross not to be invited to the Rovers' staff party so Annie is forced to invite her. Emily manages to convince Mavis there is nothing between Victor and her. Deirdre wants to see a film at the pictures and is annoyed when Ken refuses to take her as he wants to watch a documentary on TV. Mavis apologises to Victor and is thrilled when he agrees to start afresh with her. Deirdre has a boring time over Christmas and goes to the pictures alone. Victor tries to get Mavis to take him into her flat but she refuses. Fred gives the girls presents and realises Bet has conned him as they haven't anything for him. After the pictures, Deirdre refuses to go straight home and calls on Mike. They drink together.