ITV’s flagship soap-opera Coronation Street is preparing to mark its10,000th episodes as it cements its position as the world’s longest running serial drama.
Episode 10,000 will air on February 7th as the residents of Coronation Street head for Blackpool on a special mission. The first episode aired on December 9th 1960.
Producer Iain MacLeod said:“10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was ‘doomed from the outset.’ I am first and foremost a massive fan of the show and I watched this landmark episode with absolute glee. It is uniquely Corrie: funny, poignant and characterful – and a glorious homage to the comedic charabanc trips of times past, packed with strong female characters and sparkling dialogue. It’s a really great exhibition of Coronation Street’s classic qualities as we start a new decade on the cobbles.”