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.
Irma goes against Hilda's advice and returns to David. David changes his mind about the shop to Irma's delight. Minnie worries about her lack of money. Stan thinks he's come up on the pools not knowing Hilda has just filled out the winning numbers to check his. He buys drinks all round. Lionel accepts the Barlow's offer. Jack calculates Stan has won £75,000. He cries with happiness.
The residents celebrate Stan's pool win. Hilda breaks the news to Stan. He goes berserk and tries to kill her - she escapes. Clara and Ena blame each other when Minnie hasn't any coal or money. Annie gives Stan a bill for £6 18/6 for the drinks. Ken calls on Jackie and they exchange a kiss.
Ena is accused of not paying for two tins of salmon at 4/6 each. The Store Manager saw her put them in her basket. Minnie realises Ena is confused and the police are called in and charge Ena with shoplifting. Elsie's endowment policy expires and she has £50. She decides to decorate. Ena makes the police search the Vestry and No.5 to prove she's not a thief. Ken and Elsie try to help Ena but she feels she's being patronised. She refuses a solicitor and plans to plead not guilty.
Minnie has been overworking and is told to rest. Bobby goes down with flu and they are both nursed by Jed. Stan starts with his ice cream van. The skeleton staff moves into the factory in readiness for the opening and two of them, Bet Lynch and her friend Cilla investigate the Rovers. Stan does well in the ice cream van. Irma and Lucille get jobs at the factory, as welders. Annie is horrified. Jack reminds her that she started off in the weaving shed. Irma gives Hilda the job of assistant at the shop. David is annoyed. Ice cream baroness, Mary Bonnetti catches Stan on her patch and declares war on him.
Len agrees to be bouncer at the Mission dance. Sheila doesn't want Jerry to be too serious about their friendship. Dennis puts his £12 week's wages on a horse to win, Wally puts on half his pension but it comes in second. Elsie tells her menfolk that if they don't give her any money they'll not get any food. Whilst Len entertains Ruth at the Rovers, the dancers blast up the music and get frenzied. They start to vandalise the Mission. Ena tries to stop them and is cornered by two thugs, Vic and Colin, in the Vestry who threaten to carve her and Lucille up.
Jerry is confused over the baby. At the factory, Bet Lynch grows annoyed at Lucille's speed. Annie is horrified to discover that Lucille earns £13 a week. David promises tickets for a World Cup match in Liverpool. Sheila tells Jerry her baby is Neil's. The Walkers make Lucille agree to put some money aside each week. Ken's film society grows in numbers. But Ena, Minnie and Annie walk out when he shows a nudist film by mistake - the others ask for the showing to continue. Sheila doesn't know where she stands with Jerry.
Annie annoys Jack by putting her electioneering before the pub. David and Stan are out all night in a barn and are threatened by Mr Butterworth, a farmer. Ken agrees to write Len's election address. Irma and Hilda throw water over their husbands and try to enjoy the rest of the weekend with no gas and in complete isolation. Annie asks Ken to help her with her speech. Stan leaves a gate open and a herd of cows gather around the caravan. They all admit defeat and pack up. Jack arranges with his brother Arthur to have the brewery summon him to look after Arthur's pub, leaving Annie on her own.
Ena tries to help Vera rest but she is suspicious of her mother's sudden concern. Dot judges the grand parade. Ena has to hold back the tears as she watches Vera dying. Dot gives Jerry and Annie prizes for their costumes. Lucille tells a surprised Jack that she's engaged.