Coronation Street will return to ITV with six episodes a week from September 14th in the run up to the soap opera’s 60th anniversary.
Viewers will once more be able to catch up with all the drama in a double bill of episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Producer Iain MacLeod said: “The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. I am so proud of the tireless efforts of everyone behind the scenes and onscreen. We have been energised and motivated by the nearly 60 years of heritage behind the show, and the massively important place it still holds in the Nation’s hearts. Throughout lockdown and beyond, the regular instalments of Britain’s best-loved soap have taken on even greater significance, giving viewers a beacon of familiarity and normality amid the craziest of times. It is often said that our characters are like members of the viewers’ extended families. And at a time when many people couldn’t see their loved ones in real life, their fictional friends on the cobbles became even more essential, as the audience escaped in half-hour bursts into the wonderful world of Weatherfield.”
Similarly, fellow soap opera Emmerdale will also return to six episodes a week from September 14th.
Executive producer, Jane Hudson said:“I’m so proud of the tireless work that everyone has put into getting us back to six episodes a week. The commitment, loyalty and enthusiasm from our cast, crew and different teams has been phenomenal. I couldn’t be prouder of them.”
Emmerdale will air Monday to Friday at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.