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.
Ken talks to Andy about the book. Andy refuses to listen. Curly and Raquel go to Buxton where judge Brendan Scott tries to chat her up at the hotel. The Barnes slide further apart. The Bettabuys judges vote Luddenden Foot third, Blundell Sands second and Stalybridge first. Raquel blames pre-contest sex with Curly. When Ken tries to lecture Jim, he gets the cold shoulder. Curly, in underpants, catches Brendan planning to seduce Raquel. Raquel shuts them both out in the corridor. WART member Vivian Barford convinces Alf that he must stand for Council.
The water goes off on the terraced side of the Street and Vera gets short shrift from the Wiltons when she wants to use their toilet. As Alec considers he got Alf elected as Councillor, he demands that Alf sorts it out. Raquel gives Curly the push as she wishes to further her modelling career. Angie finds some of her designs have been ripped off and sold to a manufacturer. She and Curly kiss.
Mike is surprised to find Deirdre has applied for the job. Mavis is pleasantly surprised when the parsnips start working. Alf decides he will open the shop evenings and works out a rota. Audrey complains but Alf reminds her that he is the boss. Deirdre tells Mike that she's not after a handout but he tells her that he's glad she came to him. Steve helps Des out on the boat. He tells Steph he knows that he's not going to pass his re-sits. Derek confesses to Mavis that he slapped the cleaner's bottom at work.
The Duckworths put the new wallpaper up. Steph assures Steve that she hasn't been making a joke about his feelings. He agrees to be friends with her. Audrey wants Ivy out of the shop but doesn't want to work there herself. Mr Thomas of the insurance company tells the Duckworths they don't believe the claim for the hallway is true and refuse to pay anything. Steve refuses to listen to Liz going on about Steph and tells her to gossip in the corner shop if she wants to talk about her. Vera is furious with Jack for trying to get the hall on the claim. He promises to pay for the decorations himself. Derek buys a sunlounger for Mavis. Audrey leaves Alf. Des installs the motor after Kevin has tuned it up. The motion of the motor makes the boat topple over, crushing the Wiltons' fence and sunlounger.
Jackie and Mike agree to keep the factory if he can save it. Phil asks Mike for £500. Mike feels he'd never get it back and refuses. Percy shows Mrs Cudlip round No.3 in Emily's absence. He tries to put her off the house. She loves the house but is put off when he tells her it's a noisy area. Kevin is pleased that Sally is working evenings when he finds out she's earning £9 a night. Dean Lockwood grows tired of not being paid by Phil. Emily tells Percy he'll have to accept the fact that she is selling. Phil asks Jackie for a £500 loan. He tries to charm her but she realises he's in trouble and tells him Mike runs the business. In revenge he tells her all he knows about Mike's deceptions and previous marriages. Mike lands a big contract and wants to celebrate. He is bewildered when Jackie tells him she wants rid of the factory and him. She tells him she knows all about Deirdre and Susan and how he set Charlie Travers up to put in a low offer on the factory. She accuses him of setting her up and throws her rings at him. Jack wins on the horses. Phil arranges a card game with him and Don. Reg is interested in buying No.3. Jackie threatens Mike with a shotgun, he takes it off her and she drives off. He is shocked to find the gun was loaded.
Alec sees movement in No.1 and calls the police not knowing it's Vicky and the twins. Vicky enjoys herself DJ'ing on 'Just Can't Wait' Radio. Bet discovers they're the intruders and rush them out before the police arrive. The residents watch the carnival. Vivian Barford enacts Britannia on the WART float. Liz takes the radio equipment off the twins. Phyllis startles Percy, causing him to knock Vivian off her chair, bringing the Union Jack down on top of them both. Bettabuys win the prize for best float. Gail refuses to marry Martin. Angie gives Reg a design bill of £406. Reg refuses to pay it and gives Curly a £10 voucher to give her.
Gail has second thoughts about marrying Martin as he hasn't had the decency to tell her where he is. When he returns in the morning she tells him to throw himself on the Council tip. She throws his things at him and tells him to leave. Audrey tells him to leave Gail to her. Ivy is surprised when Don is aggressive towards her. Mavis enjoyed babysitting for Gail. Alma and Audrey make Gail laugh by telling her she has to marry Martin as they've bought new hats. Jim looks after Rosie so that Sally can go to the wedding. Liz realises he's trying to prove a point to himself. Martin can't believe it when Gail turns up in time. Kevin and Alma are the witnesses, Sally, Ivy, Des, Curly, Don, the Platts, Rita, Audrey and the children watch as Gail and Martin are married at the Registry Office. Reg minds The Kabin whilst Mavis delivers papers. The guests gather at the Rovers for the reception. Ken and Alma set off on their weekend. Ivy tells Nick never to forget that Brian is his real dad. Rita throws Reg out of The Kabin. Ken and Alma are both booked into the same room and the hotel is fully booked. Ken swears to Alma he didn't plan it. The Platts give Martin and Gail a present - a honeymoon in Abersoch. Barbara Platt moves into their house to look after the children. Ken sleeps on the sofa in the hotel room. Liz tells Jim she thinks they'd better have the baby. Jim tells her she won't regret the decision.
Mike tells Alma he'll make up the last year to her. He explains how he used Tracy to get Ken out of the way. She is shocked and appalled at the way he's manipulated everyone to get her in bed. She tells him he makes her feel dirty and she doesn't want any more. She throws him out, he is stunned. A gift-wrapped brick is thrown through the McDonalds' window. Curly ruins Christmas dinner by cooking the chicken with the giblets still inside. Des and Angie get drunk together and get physical. The Wiltons, feeling sorry for lonely Des, call on him and are embarrassed. Ivy tries to prove to Gail she's a changed person. Gail isn't convinced. Vicky keeps out of Bet and Des Foster's way. Des tells Bet he fancies her and she's very desirable. She tries to fend him off as he makes a pass at her. He accuses her of teasing him and hits her. She tearfully throws him out, witnessed by a disgusted Vicky.