The world’s longest running drama serial, Coronation Street, will celebrate its word record breaking 60th anniversary on December 9th. ITV have announced plans to celebrate this historic achievement.
ITV will be screening special shows, publishing an anniversary book, launching new products, unveiling unique social media content and at the centre of it all will be a fantastic week of drama on the cobbles of Weatherfield.
The anniversary week will see three storylines reach spectacular conclusions, whilst at the same time start new chains of events which will take the show into 2021.
For months the nation has been gripped by the appalling abuse inflicted by Geoff Metcalfe upon his wife Yasmeen. With Yasmeen on remand charged with Geoff’s attempted murder, the anniversary week will see the end of her trial.
Meanwhile, two people battle to keep a shameful secret that will ruin their lives and those around them. Nothing stays quiet for long in soaps, and as the week progresses the web of lies and deceit they’ve created threatens to destroy them.
At the centre of the anniversary drama is of course Coronation Street itself as the residents unite to save the cobbles from the dastardly dealings of Ray Crosby. Having bought up most of the property and businesses in the area, Ray is ready to flatten the lot to make way for his new development.
Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV.