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The first swear word heard on the soap was "bloody", said by Ken Barlow in January 1961 following an argument with his mother Ida. The second swear word was "bastard", spoken by Len Fairclough about Steve Tanner when Elsie returned to the Street in March 1968. Ken Barlow is often using swear words throughout the series.
 
When the opening titles were re-filmed in the 1970s, no one noticed the cat which wandered across a wall. Now every time they are re-filmed a cat is used.
 
In January 2002, at the same time the show went widescreen, CGI was added to the opening titles to make the neighbourhood look much bigger.
 
Betty Driver, who later played Betty Turpin, first auditioned for the role of Hilda Ogden, which was later played by Jean Alexander.
 
Coronation Street was initially comissioned for 13 episodes.
 
Elsie Lappin spoke the first words in Corrie, they were: ‘Now the next thing you’ve got to do is get a sign writer in'.
 
Betty Driver (who played Betty Williams) was the oldest cast member in Corrie. She joined the soap in 1969 and is was over 90 years old. She once joked that if she gave up the role, she would die ’within a month from sheer boredom.’ Driver died in October 2011.
 

Warning: Coronation Street guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family | Soaps
Status: Returning Series
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: December 09, 1960
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