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.
Reg panics as his best man Eric Firman is too laid back about the wedding. Maud tells Maureen that she'll be civil to Reg now he's going to be part of the family. Maureen is overcome when Maud gives her an antique cameo brooch to wear. Des takes Raquel to the wedding. Reg fears Maureen will jilt him but she arrives, being given away by brother-in-law Clive Phillips. Charlie and Bet are late for the wedding and arrive in his lorry. Reg and Maureen are married at St. Christopher's. The reception is at the Belstaff Hotel and Reg's speech is full of his love for Maureen. He tells everyone the shop will be opening Sundays. Sally asks Emily for the picture back, explaining it was a gift from Percy. Mike is amazed when Steve offers him a 50-50 partnership at the print shop, offering to put in the capital. Mike refuses so Steve tells him he'll just set himself up in competition. He goes for Steve but Steve threatens him with the police if he touches him. Raquel chats up the photographer, Ben Cunningham. Reg tells Clive that it should be his turn to look after Maud as Maureen's had her for years. Maud overhears them rowing, saying neither of them wants her. She wheels herself away from the hotel. Maureen refuses to leave for Paris until Maud is found. She's rescued but the flight has gone. Maureen is furious to learn Reg has been calling Maud a burden and forgives him and lets him into their room for their wedding night.
Derek starts to redecorate but soon loses all motivation. Tanya looks forward to a weekend in Amsterdam with Alex. Rita is embarrassed to chase Sally for an unpaid paper bill. Sally gets upset and breaks down, explaining she's pregnant and Kevin will kill her. Curly interrogates ten-year old Jamie Armstrong after Ivy catches him shoplifting in Bettabuys. His mother Tricia begs Curly to be lenient. She makes it clear to Curly that she's separated from her husband. Derek becomes crazed, ripping all the wallpaper off the walls. He tells Mavis the room matches him - an empty shell devoid of all warmth and security. Ken prepares a mini-Thai banquet for Denise. She is nervous when he encourages her to talk about herself. Sally tells Kevin about the baby and is stunned when he walks out on her.
Final appearance of Lynne Perrie as Ivy Brennan. Guilt-ridden Des creeps out of Tanya's flat in the morning. Reg accuses Maureen of being obsessed with Maud. She refuses to choose between them. Derek tries to sell to Emily only to find that Norris has beaten him to it and tried everyone on the Street. They agree to be more selective in future. Ivy and Audrey compete to see who can spoil Sarah the most. Martin is upset when Mandy Baker dies in hospital of an asthma attack. Mavis lets Norris and Derek flick through the newspaper book to find the wealthier residents. She is horrified when Rita catches them and throws them out. Des tells Tanya that he can't get her out of his mind but he can't destroy Raquel. He tells Tanya they can't do it again. Tanya tells him that she's Alex's lover and if he found out he'd lose his job. Raquel returns and is pleased to see Des. Maureen packs and returns to Maud's house, telling Reg that she can't bear to think of her alone.
Jack refuses to come off the roof until he's freed Fergie. Curly and Andy try to ignore him. Derek tells Mavis he hasn't accepted Angela's job, or turned it down. Vera tells Jack she's proud of his stand but she leaves him on the roof to go to bingo. Nick tries to get Gail to buy him new trainers but she refuses. Jack ties himself to Curly's chimney stack. Curly opens the observatory window but Fergie still refuses to budge. After Jack's spent a night on the roof, Andy replaces the ladder. Vera celebrates when Fergie flies home but Jack can't move from the roof - his limbs have gone dead. Mavis is horrified to hear Derek begging Don for a job, cleaning taxis. She's upset by Derek's decline. Vera calls the fire brigade and they get Jack down. The Gazette arrive and interview Vera who blames Curly for everything. Mavis is forced to suggest Derek takes Angela's job to stop him wasting away. He phones Angela and is taken on as one of her sales team. Mavis is stunned when he reveals Angela's husband has now left her.
Des is still ranting to Alex, telling him to leave - Alex doesn't realise what is going on. Unseen by Des, Raquel arrives and hears everything. The poker game at Curly's is still going on. Raquel runs to the Rovers, gets Bet out of bed and tells her everything. Meanwhile Alex is getting ready to leave and is calling Tanya names. He and Des start fighting, it continues in the cafe. When Alex leaves Des thinks that it's all okay but Tanya tells him its all over and that he has ruined everything. Des leaves. Bet lets Raquel stay the night and the next day she tells her Tanya is sacked and Des is barred. Alma and Gail arrive at the cafe - Alma goes to see Tanya and tells her she has to leave even though she and Alex have split up. Bet and Raquel go to collect her clothes - Des isn't there. Charlie arrives at the Rovers before Bet can talk to him properly. Tanya arrives - she insists that Bet talk to her. She tells her that she and Alex have finished, that its Des' fault, that he blackmailed her and hit her. Raquel believes it all - Bet still has her doubts.
Samir starts work at The Casablanca, Deirdre fears they'll never see each other. She admits she borrowed the money for his fare and he swears to pay it all back. Bet is furious with Charlie for telling Tanya about Raquel's misfortune. He tells her she shouldn't have sacked Tanya. Mavis keeps her nude picture at The Kabin as she doesn't want Derek to see it. Alma tells Tanya she saw her upset Raquel and if she misses one rent payment she'll be evicted. Derek sees the picture when Rita views it, he tells Mavis it isn't very good as it looks more like a man than a woman. Tanya tries to put her side to Bet but Bet refuses to listen, upsetting Charlie who is convinced Tanya did not mean any malice. Bet throws her out. Charlie tells Bet he hates the way she treats people, him included. Don tells Nicky he's welcome to stay as long as he obeys the house rules. He tells Nick that Brian hated smoking as it wrecks health. Curly cooks Raquel a meal and tries to buck her up, telling her she's due some good luck. She thanks him for being a good friend. Charlie calls on Tanya, telling her she feels bad about her sacking. Tanya tells him how Bet uses people until she's tired of them. She encourages him to kiss her so he does. Raquel falls asleep after her meal. Curly tucks her up on the sofa. Charlie carries Tanya into the bedroom.
Bet tells the Rovers' staff that Charlie is working away in Hamburg. She can't face the public, fearing they'll all have guessed. She tells Raquel how Tanya got back at her by stealing her man. She feels humiliated and Raquel tries to comfort her. Mike offers Kevin work chauffeuring. Band manager Marcus Saunders gives Steve a huge order to make merchandise for a UK tour. Steve bluffs his way through the deal, saying he can handle it. Don tells Gail he'll tell Nicky he's working nights and then he'll have to return home. To bring Bet out of herself, Raquel suggests a tips contest. Jack joins them. Steve works out he needs £20,000 to clinch the deal. Don tells Nicky he'll have to go home as he's working nights. The barstaff rush around trying to please the customers for tips. Roger Crompton has tea with the Wiltons and feels for Mavis, married to insensitive Derek. Raquel and Bet draw equal in the tips contest. After hours they spend the winnings on cocktails. Raquel smokes to practice for modeling and gives Bet tips on walking gracefully. She shows Bet her way of keeping hated people's names in the knife drawer and Bet writes out a whole list to put in the drawer.
The Websters are delighted as Sally gives birth to a daughter. Rita looks after Rosie and loves being involved with the family. Alma throws Steve out of the cafe when he starts talking about Mike conning him. Derek calls at No.4 to collect some belongings for his new bedsit and finds Harry dead in his cage. He is horrified thinking about Mavis' reaction and sets about burying him. Norris pops into The Kabin to tell Mavis her budgie is dead. The Websters bring the baby home and call her Lauren. The Wiltons are united in their grief over Harry. Mavis tells Derek they killed him with their bickering and hatred of each other. They embrace each other and accept their relationships with Angela and Roger Crompton. Des tries to bring Curly out of himself. Mike threatens to take Steve to court for slander if he continues to mouth off about him. In order to keep Samir in the country but to stop him working, Deirdre proposes marriage.
Betty is thrilled and proud to wear the Mayoral chain. Samir gets another job, at a Spanish restaurant, with more money than before. Alf is proud of Betty as she is charming and dignified. Denise asks Jon to buy the Salon and offers him a good price. Curly and 'fiancée' Raquel go to the Soopascoopa Christmas party. She wears Bet's engagement ring and enjoys the make-believe. Mavis is miffed when Rita takes Roger Crompton to the newsagents' ball. She thinks Rita is trying to buy his friendship. Jon Welch acknowledges it seems a good idea to buy the Salon but is reluctant. He tells Denise he'll think about it. Ken is disturbed to hear Denise is moving away. Raquel is touched by the way Curly cares for her and starts to believe they are engaged as it seems so natural. Audrey demands that Alf gets rid of Betty but he refuses to hurt her feelings. Raquel is stunned when Curly asks her to marry him.
Jack is put out when Vera gives him cigarettes for Christmas whilst Cliff gets a jumper. Gail gives Martin a rough time as he goes to work for the day. She entertains Don, the children and Audrey whilst Alf goes round the hospital with Betty. Percy is horrified when Phyllis tracks him down with some mistletoe. He is forced to kiss her. Martin comforts student nurse Cathy Power when she has to deal with her first death. Samir tells Deirdre he's not going to wait to be deported; he's going back to Morocco and expects her to go with him. After working Martin can't face going home so opens some wine with Cathy. When Deirdre refuses to live in Morocco, Samir tells her the officials are right; their marriage is a sham. Alf is disturbed when during the hospital visiting he spies Martin kissing Cathy. Jack writes out a will for Cliff to sign. Cliff insists everything is left jointly to Jack and Vera before signing it. Gail feels guilty about her behaviour when an exhausted Martin comes home. Jack finds the wills invalid as the two witnesses used comic names rather than their own. Curly has a star named Mrs Raquel Watts for Raquel's Christmas present. She is thrilled. Deirdre tells Samir that he's right; they must stay together and she will go to Morocco.