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Only one of the original cast, Ken Barlow, played by William Roache, is still a cast member today, gaining him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Eileen Derbyshire has also been in the show for nearly 50 years. She'll celebrate her 50th anniversary on 27th January 2011.
260 episodes (not including specials) are produced each year.
Yes. There is a cut out ginger Tom Cat called Marmaduke on the roof of the interior set of the Rovers to bring them good luck. This tradition dates back to Elizabethan times when cats became good luck symbols in the theatre because they got rid of the rats!
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Each show has 3 scripts per episode. Two rough scripts the first one is printed on buff paper, the Nike Blue Sweatpants second on pink paper and the third and final script is printed on white paper. If you stretched the scripts end to end they would span 3.5 miles over 17 times the height of the Eiffel Tower and more than 36 times the height of the Blackpool Tower! It would also equal 60 times the height of Big Ben!
How long does it take to make 5 episodes of Coronation Street?
When did the number of episodes per week increase?
More than 5,000 characters have appeared in Coronation Street.
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Customers at Roy's Rolls glug their way through 40 cups of tea a day and 80 cups of coffee. That's 280 cups of tea a week, and 560 cups of coffee. In a year customers will sup more than 14,000 cups of tea and 29,000 cups of coffee.
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How many people work on the production of Corrie each week?
How many episodes have been filmed to date?
How much tea and coffee do they get through in the green room?
Originally, the interior scenes were filmed in Studio 6 (for the first year). After the first year, interior scenes were filmed in Studio 12. In 1993 filming relocated to Stage 1 which was originally built for indoor bowling and boxing! Stage 2 was originally built as the Sherlock Holmes set. In fact the number 221b can still be seen in studio 2 above the fan light.
In the Green Room, cast and production crew drink their way through 600 cups of tea and 600 cups of coffee a week. That's over 31,000 cups of tea a year! And since the show started they have drunk Nike Tech Fleece Joggers Mens
How many scripts are produced for the show?
1.5 million cups of tea while waiting to go on set!
Where are the interior sets filmed on Corrie?
Bread is the caf's staple food and Roy gets through 168 rolls and 63 loaves of bread a week. That equates to nearly 9,000 rolls and more than 3,000 loaves of bread!
How many cups of tea and coffee are served at Roy's Rolls?
How many episodes are produced each year?
How many characters have appeared in the show?
a week. In October 1989 this increased to 3 episodes and in November 1996 it further increased to 4 episodes a week. Coronation Street started broadcasting 5 episodes a week in April 2002.
7,432 episodes have been produced up until 24th September 2010. On December 9th 2010 episode 7,487 will be screened.
It takes 66 hours to make 5 episodes of Coronation Street that's six days a week, 52 weeks of the year.
How many of the original cast are still in the show?
Approximately 280 people are needed each week to ensure that Coronation Street hits our screens.
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