Coronation Street

Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, England

Coronation Street is a long-running British soap opera set in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on Salford in North West England. Created by Tony Warren, it was first broadcast on 9 December 1960 by Granada Television and has been shown in all regions of ITV almost throughout its existence. Since first being aired it has been one of the most financially lucrative programmes on commercial television, underpinning the success of its broadcaster ITV, and on 17 September 2010 became the world's longest-running TV soap opera currently in production.