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 Social Security agree to trace Bob Lomax. Elsie's strange man, Percy Bridge, hangs around the Rovers looking for work. The residents worry that the unemployment situation will get like the depression. Percy tells Elsie it was he who pulled Paul from the canal. Ena reaches breaking point as Vera accuses her of not caring for her. Elsie gives Percy £2 as a reward. Vera dies in Ena's bed.
Albert's cooking gives Jack stomach-ache. Jerry tells Len that Elsie was on holiday with Dave. Ken returns from prison. Annie breaks down and tells Minnie Jack has left her. Minnie advises Annie to fetch him back. The tech's principle sends for Ken. Annie asks Elsie for her husband back. The residents watch as Elsie goes for Annie in the Street with Hilda and Ena joining in. They are shocked when Jack appears from No.11, having nipped in through the back door.
Elsie and Steve reminisce about the past. Stan discovers his Cup Final ticket is worth £10. Elsie takes Steve to the Rovers where he meets everyone, including Dennis. She keeps telling him she's a grandmother and tells him she can't see him again. David gets another ticket. He gives it to Hilda. Stan sells his ticket to Mike Ridehalgh for £10. He plans to have a day out on the money. The residents are horrified when a train crashes through the viaduct onto the Street.
The menfolk set about moving rubble aided by the police. The guard is carried from the train with fractures and cuts. The police hear there was a car under the viaduct. Jack, Ena, Elsie and Lucille are missing. Jerry crawls through the rubble and pulls PC Jimmie Conway out. He says his girlfriend Sonia Peters is under the rubble with someone else. The police bring in a power digger. Annie feels sure Jack is under the rubble. Jerry threatens a reporter when he harasses Minnie over Ena's disappearance. Elli Jane Peters, Sonia's grandmother, turns up and is taken in hand by Minnie. Five people are carried out of the wreckage in Victoria Street. Jack and Lucille turn up to Annie's relief. David crawls under the rubble and finds Sonia. He can't tell if she's alive or not. Elsie turns up. Sonia is declared dead, Conway tries to comfort Elli. Lucille breaks down as Sonia was a school friend. David tells the other men that he's found Ena under the rubble.
Lucille hears that the Hewitts are coming over for a visit. Elsie says they can come to the wedding. Annie, Lucille, Minnie, Ena, Val, Elsie, Hilda, Irma and Emily go to Tatton Park. Dennis steers a barge full of Jack, Albert, Steve, Stan, David and Gregg through the canal. They are horrified when a crate of beer falls into the water. Their horse, Horace, keeps refusing to move. Albert is seasick. The women try to escape from the lecherous coach driver, Frank Hoyle. Minnie is courted by Herbert Whittle, an elderly guide at the stately home. Gregg worries about his duties as Best Man. Both parties are shocked when the barge ends up in Tatton Park. Stan and Jack are forced to look round the house by Annie and Hilda. Val tells Steve not to mess Elsie about. If he doesn't intend to love Elsie forever he shouldn't marry her. Steve tells Elsie he's busy all weekend so won't see her until the wedding.
Rev. Bryan Hesketh marries Elsie and Steve. They exchange vows and rings. After photographer Gordon Bishop has taken the photographs, Elsie throws her bouquet to Ena. Concepta tells Lucille they want her to return to Ireland with them until she's of age. Lucille tells her she's not going. Hilda, Emily and Annie flirt with the Yanks. Harry admits to Lucille that there's nothing for her in Ireland. Dennis and Gregg read the telegrams from Mrs Tanner, Frank Barlow, Jerry, Irma, Albert, Jim Mount, Capt Bill Myers, Miami Modes, Christine Appleby, Billy Walker, Florrie and Norman Lindley, Charlie Moffitt and Jed. Emily and Annie get drunk. The Tanners leave for Lisbon. Len and Harry go to visit an old mate. On the way the van breaks down. Harry tries to repair it but the jack slips and he is crushed to death.
Irma returns to work, against David's wishes. Dennis tells Ena he intends to look after Wally Tanner. Jack talks Stan, Jerry and Len into going to the match with Annie and Lucille. Dennis visits his father and discovers the £70 is back-rent that Wally owes them. Wally tells him he's bought the stone for £60 and gives Dennis the other £10 for rent. Annie looks for trouble at the match. Irma tells David the miscarriage has scared her and she doesn't want another baby. Annie gets into the match. When some rival supporters, George Naylor and Lenny Johnson, slag City off, she retaliates. Ken suggests adoption to David. Annie disarms one of the hooligans and throws away his rattle - it smashes a chip shop window. They are all arrested.
Christmas Morning: The Cheveskis stay at No.11. Jill Morris settles into family life with the Barlows. The Rovers and "Flying Horse" tug for a barrel of beer and lose. The Tanners and Cheveskis spend Christmas together. Ena plays the piano for a Christmas singsong as Elsie grows nostalgic.