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Coronation Street at 60: Celebrating Coronation Street down the years in Arnold's Armchair Guide

Coronation Street celebrates its 60th anniversary, cementing its place in television history as the world’s longest-running drama serial. The soap first screened live at 7pm on Friday 9th December 1960. More than 10,000 episodes later the Guinness World Record holding programme has seen 57 births, 146 deaths and 131 weddings alongside affairs, murders, secrets and lies. 

To celebrate this incredible milestone ITV has been screening special shows, publishing an anniversary book, launching new products, unveiling unique social media content and of course at the centre of it all a fantastic week of drama on the cobbles of Weatherfield. 

BritBox subscribers can also watch a selection of dramas and episodes celebrating Britain’s favourite and longest-running soap. very best Corrie moments.

60 years of Ken Barlow!

Not only is Coronation Street celebrating 60 years on our screens this year, but the world's longest-serving soap actor Bill Roache is celebrating 60 years on the cobbles! Bill first appeared on the show as Ken Barlow on 9th December 1960. Since his first episode, Bill has appeared in more than 4,500 episodes since then. The 60th-anniversary episodes will see Ken trying to save a part of Coronation Street. He will also have a problem with his dysfunctional family. 

Race to the Rovers

Standby for comedy chaos as Jason Manford is 'locked' in the Rovers Return and cast members Mikey North, Julia Goulding, Ryan Russell and Mollie Gallagher have just 60 minutes to set him free.

Watch it on the ITV hub.

Watch all the best Corrie content on the ITV Hub and Britbox:

Coronation Street first ever episode - Watch it on the ITV HubCoronation Street - anniversary week episodes - Watch Monday, Wednesday and Friday's episodes on the ITV HubCoronation Street: 60 Unforgettable Years: Available to watch now on the ITV Hub

The Road to Coronation Street - Watch it right here on the ITV HubCoronation Street: 60 Years in 60 Episodes - Watch the 60th birthday special on BritBox here

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