To mark Coronation Street’s 60th birthday, our nostalgia quiz focuses on some of the best known characters who’ve trodden the Weatherfield cobblestones over six decades.
How well do you remember Ena Sharples, Albert Tatlock or Florrie Lindley? Do you recall Leonard Swindley, Emily Nugent and Annie Walker?
Who could forget the classic couples Stan and Hilda Ogden, Vera and Jack Duckworth or Bet Lynch and Alec Gilroy?
Why not test your knowledge of Britain’s longest running soap and compare your score with friends?
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The famously grumpy Albert Tatlock, on our screens from the first episode of Coronation Street on Wednesday December 9th 1960 until 1984, was played by which Rochdale-born actor?
In 2005, which Coronation Street character was voted the Greatest Soap Opera Star of All Time by readers of the TV times?
In 1968, Ancoats actress Violet Carson won a TV Week Logie Award in Australia for her portrayal of Ena Sharples. Thousands of fans lined the quay when she arrived in Freemantle. In what year did Carson leave the Street?
Johnny Briggs portrayed factory owner Mike Baldwin on the Street from 1976 to 2006. He also played Flight Lieutenant Jones in which 1964 war film?
Bury-born actress Julie Goodyear, who portrayed barmaid Bet Lynch from 1970 to 1995, appeared on Celebrity Fit Club with which other Coronation Street star?
The British League for Hilda Ogden was established by Sir John Betjeman, Russell Harty, Laurence Oliver and others in what year?
Which Manchester actress played Corner Shop owner Florrie Lindley from 1960 to 1965? Her last TV appearance was in an episode of the BBC hospital drama Casualty.
Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth from 1974 to 2008, was born in which city?
Drapers’ shop owner and lay preacher Leonard Swindley was a prominent Coronation Street cast member from 1960 to 1967. Which famous actor played the role?
Oldham actress Sarah Lancashire portrayed would-be model Raquel Watts from 1991 to 1996. Since then, she has starred in many TV dramas including Clocking Off, Where the Heart Is and Happy Valley. What was her character’s maiden name when she first appeared on Coronation Street?
📍 Manchester Town Hall, 7th November 1986.
A blaze of lights illuminates Manchester Town Hall, which is topped by a huge Santa Claus and sleigh. Who's looking forward to Christmas festivities in Manchester this year?