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Coronation Street

Season 26 1985

  • 1985-02-27T19:30:00+00:00 on ITV
  • 30 mins
  • 4 hours, 30 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama, Soap

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.

9 episodes

26x01 27 February 1985

  • Season Premiere

    1985-02-27T19:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sally resigns from the Weatherfield Recorder, the Gazette having offered her a job. The Gazette reports on Mavis' win. She grows hysterical. Henry Wakefield tells Hilda he's starting afresh away from Weatherfield. Ken realises Sally got the job at the Gazette because of Mavis' story. He tells her to leave the Recorder immediately. A reporter, Jim Lomax, from the Nationals calls on Mavis. He frightens her into giving him her side of the story.

26x02 3 April 1985

  • 1985-04-03T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Brian refuses to view a house that Gail is keen on. Mavis is delighted when Ken asks her to join the Rovers' quiz team. Gail packs and gets Kevin to drive her and Nicky to Audrey's in Cadishead. Hilda has a wonderful time at the Lowthers'. She returns home to find she's been burgled. Her bill money, £8.50 is taken and the house is vandalised. Wilf Starkey joins the quiz team. Brian returns home to find Gail has left. Ivy breaks down.

26x03 17 April 1985

  • 1985-04-17T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Ivy is furious that Brian spent the night in a club. The Duckworths celebrate their twenty-eighth wedding anniversary. Terry and Curly go halves on the car. Brian plans another night out and tells Ivy he's single again. The White Swan team are made up of professionals. Bet worries about the Rovers' reputation. The car breaks down and Curly has to run to the Rovers to be in time for the quiz. Terry realises Jack knew the engine was knackered and it'll cost a fortune to repair. Stella Rigby is put out when the Rovers take a lead over the White Swan. Percy gets the deciding question on sport wrong and the Rovers lose the quiz. He is sorry but everyone shuns him. Ivy packs Brian's bag and tells him to leave.

26x04 1 July 1985

  • 1985-07-01T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Betty takes command of the Rovers whilst Bet holidays. In Blackpool, Mavis is embarrassed when men whistle at Bet. Rita finds herself caught in the middle of their bickering. Bet grows frustrated as she hasn't met any men. Barman Frank Mills makes her night by telling her a load of toy reps are checking into the hotel. Mavis goes to the zoo on her own. Bet and Rita ensnare a couple of reps. Mavis meets up with Norris Birchall who shares her taste in literature. Rita is embarrassed by the youthful age of her rep, Glenn Pritchard. Bet flirts heavily with hers - Wally Trainer. Norris turns out to be the reps' boss. Kevin and Michelle babysit with Nicky. Michelle worries that Kevin is getting too serious.

26x05 3 July 1985

  • 1985-07-03T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Emily realises Mike has not advertised for a replacement for her. Bet gets Wally Trainer into bed but he bursts into tears and confesses he's married. Rita is upset when Glenn Pritchard treats her like a mother. Emily agrees to withdraw her notice from the factory after lecturing Mike on his business practises. Gail advises Kevin to think seriously about his future. Mavis and Norris Birchall enjoy a day sightseeing in a pony and trek before they, to their regret, part company.

26x06 22 July 1985

  • 1985-07-22T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Andrea is annoyed that Terry knows about the baby. Alf tells builder Les Pringle that he wants to enlarge the shop. Terry feels the Claytons are treating him like dirt by not saying anything to him about the baby. Harry threatens Terry when he calls round. Andrea tells him she wants nothing from him. Ivy and George throw an engagement party. The Claytons can't understand the Duckworths' happy mood. When Jack asks them to join in the celebrations, they row. Harry tells them that Andrea is pregnant. Vera insinuates that Andrea is a slut causing Harry to thump Jack

26x07 9 September 1985

  • 1985-09-09T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Alf lays on wine for the grand opening. Miss Weatherfield is too ill to open the shop. Bet opens the mini-market as Miss Weatherfield 1957. Sam Tindall asks Phyllis to go on the bowling club outing with him. She tells him she'll go with him if he beats Percy at bowls. Alf gets drunk and proposes to Rita. She tells him to leave it until he's sober.

26x08 21 October 1985

  • 1985-10-21T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Deirdre becomes hysterical and fears that Tracy has been abducted. Tracy arrives in Newcastle. A man tries to pick her up but Tracy threatens to tell a policeman. The police take her in. Emily tries to comfort Deirdre who blames herself for Tracy's disappearance. The police tell the Barlows that Tracy is in Newcastle with Susan. Tracy tells Susan she wants to stay with her and not return home. Vera fancies the idea of being a pub landlady and encourages Jack. Gail pushes Audrey to find a job. She helps Alf out at the shop with Deirdre worrying about Tracy. Susan brings Tracy home. Stella Rigby tells the Rovers' staff about Bet's probation and smilingly tells Bet she'll support her all she can.

26x09 23 December 1985

  • 1985-12-23T19:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Alf throws the pudding away. He is hungover and ill-prepared for the wedding. Audrey worries about giving up her singleness. She and Gail laugh at the thought this being her first wedding day. Sam demands compensation from Bet for his lost pudding. Frank moves into the Rovers for Christmas. Gail, Brian, Ivy, Mike, Ken and Deirdre gather for Alf and Audrey's wedding. Alf and Audrey are married at the Registry Office. Bet lays on a wedding spread in the select of the Rovers. The celebrations turn into a Christmas party. Rita wishes Alf well. Ken is displeased to see Mike dancing with Susan at the party. Bet is upset to see Frank and Gloria flirting together. The Roberts sneak off on honeymoon to Paris.