Coronation Street home video releases

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Many selected episodes, specially produced episodes, and feature length spin-offs of the British television soap opera Coronation Street have been released on video and DVD.

1980s[edit]

The Magic of Coronation Street[edit]

In 1982, a VHS video entitled The Magic of Coronation Street - Distant Memories 1960 -1964" was released by Granada Video. Its running time was 172 minutes and it featured six episodes of the programme,together with specially shot sequences featuring Annie Walker, Elsie Tanner and Len Fairclough. Later, "The Magic of Coronation Street" was released as two separate packages, each containing three episodes, by Vestron Video.

Episodes featured:

Part one: Episode 1 (9 December 1960); Gas Main Leak (9 February 1961); Christmas Day 1961

Part two: Elsie discovers that Bill Gregory is married (11 July 1962); This is Your Life (12 December 1962); Cinderella (23 December 1964)

The Jubilee Years[edit]

In 1985, to celebrate the serial's 25th anniversary, two video tapes were released (again on Vestron Video), entitled "The Jubilee Years - Part One" and "The Jubilee Years - Part Two". These featured a previously unseen character Alice Hughes revisiting the Street to recall characters like Ena and Elsie and catch up on 'current happenings' with Ken and Deirdre Barlow, Betty Turpin and Hilda Ogden.

The Life and Loves of Elsie Tanner[edit]

In 1987 The Life and Loves of Elsie Tanner was released, with the characters of Mike Baldwin, Emily Bishop and Elsie's daughter, Linda, recalling Elsie's time on the Street. In this production it is hinted that Elsie has died, an event not referred to in the series proper until 2011, when her son Dennis Tanner said she and her husband Bill Gregory died in 2004 after a car crash in Portugal (Emily tells Linda that she was "sorry to hear about her mother"). Pat Phoenix, who played Elsie, had died the previous year. So many may imply that this one off special is not at all a part of the series canon.

1990s[edit]

30th anniversary set[edit]

In 1990, as a celebration for the serial's 30th anniversary, ten video tapes were released by Windsong Video Productions, each featuring four episodes from a specific year and introduced by someone who was close to the stories that year (for example, Betty Turpin's husband Cyril died in 1974, therefore Betty Driver hosted the 1974 tape). These tapes were initially distributed by Granada Video for viewing in the UK only, but were reissued on NTSC tape (a year later) for viewing in the US and Canada.

Year Host Episodes
1961 William Roache The First Episode; Blackpool; Ida's funeral; Harry marries Concepta
1962 William Roache Dennis' concert; Christine's breakdown; Ken marries Valerie; The Walker's Silver Wedding
1964 Eileen Derbyshire Martha's death; Emily jilts Swindley; The Evacuation; Wrestling
1968 Eileen Derbyshire Elsie and Len; Dennis marries Jenny; Hilda vs Elsie; Val's ordeal
1974 Betty Driver Cyril's death; The Importance of Being Earnest; Majorca; Eddie's Christmas
1977 Helen Worth The Community Centre Dance; Len marries Rita; Jubilee; The Ogden's second honeymoon
1983 Johnny Briggs Ken, Deirdre, Mike; Car in Lake; Ogden's 40th; Len's Death
1984 Thelma Barlow Elsie's departure; Street Olympics; Mavis jilts Derek; Stan's funeral
1986 Sally Dynevor Peter and Susan Barlow's 21st; The Rover's Fire; The New Rovers; Kevin marries Sally
1989 Barbara Knox Factory demolition; Alan's trial; The Tram; Christmas Eve

The Cruise[edit]

In 1995, Coronation Street - The Cruise was released on VHS to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the show. The Cruise was the first straight-to-video tape, released in 1995 and featured a storyline aboard the QE2. The spin-off proved controversial as although the cover claimed that the special was exclusive-to-video, only a few months after it was released it was shown on ITV on Sunday March 24, 1996. This provoked many complaints which resulted in Granada (who had not sanctioned the airing of the special but were overruled by ITV) being being ordered by the Independent Television Commission to make a public apology as well as sending a letter of apology along with a free paperback book as a gesture of goodwill to each complainant. Subsequent releases have included carefully worded statements concerning future television broadcasting.[1]

Viva Las Vegas[edit]

A United States-set special, Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas! follows Jack and Vera and other characters to America. It was released on VHS in 1999 and screened on ITV the following year. Written by Russell T Davies, the special featured a guest cameo by actor Neville Buswell, who was then living in America, who briefly reprised his role as Ray Langton.[2]

Time Life releases[edit]

Many VHS tapes were made in the 1990s for the British market, from mail-order company Time-Life Distribution, with each tape consisting of a compilation of footage featuring a particular character (for example, Gail, Rita, the Duckworths). They were made only in PAL format and not distributed in the United States or Canada.

2000s[edit]

This Is Coronation Street (2003)[edit]

In 2003, a special DVD set called This is Coronation Street was released on Region 1 DVD. On the two-disc set is the 40 Years on Coronation Street one-off special as well as the first five episodes of the programme. In 2004, a Coronation Street: Secrets DVD box set of televised specials was released in Canada, but not in the United States, despite both being in region 1.[3]

Out of Africa[edit]

On 10 November 2008, a DVD titled Coronation Street: Out of Africa was released. The spin-off follows the Battersby-Brown family to Sun City, South Africa and features the return of Cilla Battersby-Brown. The DVD featured its own soundtrack including an ending theme; "Playboy Money" sung by Andy Chandler.[4]

Romanian Holiday[edit]

Coronation Street: Romanian Holiday was released on 26 October 2009. It stars popular couple Roy and Hayley Cropper in a comedy filmed on location in Romania. It also features Becky McDonald.[5]

50th Anniversary DVDs[edit]

Golden Anniversary Collection[edit]

On 11 October 2010 a 12 disc anthology boxset was released, featuring all the pinnacle moments of life on the cobbles. The ultimate collector's box set also contains The Stars of Coronation Street - 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters and 30 landmark episodes from 1960-2010.[6]

The Stars of Coronation Street - 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters[edit]

On 11 October 2010 a three disc set feature Narrated by Denise Welch was released. This collection features 50 of the best characters . This DVD box set also includes: The Beginning (the first EVER episode), The First Colour Episode, and The 40th Anniversary Live Episode and Corrie Controversies.[7]

A Knight's Tale[edit]

On 1 November 2010, for the fiftieth anniversary, a direct-to-DVD feature length film was released: Coronation Street: A Knight's Tale. The Medieval-themed comedy starred Norris Cole, Mary Taylor, Jason Grimshaw, and Rosie Webster. Reg Holdsworth (Ken Morley) and Curly Watts (Kevin Kennedy) reprised their roles. In addition, Brian Capron returns as Richard Hillman's cousin.[8]

Tram Crash[edit]

On 21 February 2011 all the episodes from 50th Anniversary, and the hour-long Live episode were released on DVD, as a two disc set. The DVD also included special features. which included: • The Making of Anniversary week,• The Filming of the tram crash,• The filming of the Live episode,• Tram Crash News Flash (dramatised ITV News),• Farewell Ashley,• Richard Arnold Blog ' What's Next For The Websters',• Ken Barlow - A Life On The Street,• 50 Years Of Corrie Stunts hosted by Craig Charles.[9]

Network releases[edit]

Network DVD, in association with Granada and ITV Studios, have released a series of DVD Boxsets for each decade of the programme, each featuring eight of the best episodes from each year from 1960–2009. They are all available in five box sets of 10 discs, with the 1970s available individually.

Coronation Street: The Best of 1960–1969[edit]

The 1960s box set was released on July 31, 2006. reissued September 5 2011.[10]

Year Released Episodes
1960 31 July 2006 Florrie Lindley moves in to the corner shop, and Ena Sharples warns her about Elsie Tanner. Ena faints. May Hardman dies of a brain tumour.
1961 31 July 2006 Albert Tatlock's niece Valerie moves in with him and she starts dating Ken Barlow. Joan Walker gets married, as do Concepta Regan and Harry Hewitt. Ida Barlow is killed after being hit by a bus. Elsie Tanner accuses Ena Sharples of writing a nasty letter to her.
1962 31 July 2006 Ken proposes to Valerie Tatlock she says yes and they get married later that year. Christine Hardman has a mental breakdown. Lucille Hewitt starts tormenting her stepmother, Concepta.
1963 31 July 2006 Sheila Birtles' attempted suicide and Jerry Booth and Myra Dickenson's marriage.
1964 31 July 2006 Florrie Lindley's shop rage and Stan Ogden's wrestling antics
1965 31 July 2006 The destruction of one of the houses on 'The Street' plus the birth of Ken and Valerie's twins.
1966 31 July 2006 Ena Sharples' encounter with louts and her alleged shoplifting. Bet Lynch arrives.
1967 31 July 2006 The infamous train crash involving some of your favourite characters including Ena Sharples, Elsie and Steve Tanner marry and Harry Hewitt is killed.
1968 31 July 2006 Valerie Barlow's hostage experience plus Ena Sharples' envy of Bobby the Cat.
1969 31 July 2006 Betty Turpin arrives, Minnie Caldwell's gambling addiction plus the notorious coach crash to Windermere that hospitalises the residents of the street.

Coronation Street: The Best of 1970–1979[edit]

The 1970s box set was released on 25 July 2005. reissued September 5 2011.[11]

Year Released Episodes
1970 25 Jul 2005 Ena Sharples and Minnie Caldwell ask Cyril Turpin to help get Albert Tatlock out of his house but they did not realise that he would do it by breaking into the place. Bill Gregory tells Elsie Tanner that Phyllis is dead and he is buying a bar in Portugal. He asks her to marry him. Elsie marries Alan Howard. Ray Langton has an affair with Audrey Fleming. Joe Donnelli confesses his role in Steve Tanner's murder to Irma Barlow, and his downward spiral leads to a dramatic Christmas showdown with her father Stan Ogden and Minnie.
1971 25 Jul 2005 The maisonettes burn down after Valerie electrocutes herself the night before she and Ken are to leave for Jamaica; Stan Ogden finds out that Ray Langton was the one who got him nearly sacked at the Yard; Ray pretends Irma is his French girlfriend on a business date, which backfires when the girlfriend of Ray's partner is actually French; Emily Nugent gets drunk after trying to pick the best wine in a Street contest; Emily and Ernest Bishop get engaged; Annie Walker and Ernest celebrate their birthdays, and Ernest gives Emily her engagement ring. Ena Sharples refuses to go to Blackpool with Minnie Caldwell and Dave, causing Minnie to call Ena a bigot. When Annie leaves for a day, Lucille Hewitt and Bet Lynch go-go dance on top of the bar for the regulars.
1972 19 Sep 2005 Emily Nugent and Ernest Bishop's wedding; Billy attempts to sell The Rovers behind his mother Annie's back; Len Fairclough, Elsie Tanner and Rita Sullivan enjoy a night on the town; Stan Ogden is accused of peeping on ladies undressing; Alf Roberts' feelings for Maggie Cooke are complicated after the death of his wife; Stan drinks in the pub Olympics despite having alcohol poisoning; Rita gets into a fight at the Capricorn after a woman calls her a bitch; Elsie realises that Alan is developing an addiction to alcohol as the residents perform a Christmas show in the Select.
1973 19 Sep 2005 Bet Lynch is found bleeding and unconscious in the street.
1974 7 Nov 2005 Cyril Turpin passes away and Betty is confused with grief, Bet Lynch and Hilda Ogden have a big row in the street over a purchase of Betty's sideboard.
1975 7 Nov 2005 A couple of men try to rob The Rovers which later causes Annie Walker to fall down the stairs.
1976 16 Jan 2006 A man attempts to keep Gail Potter hostage in her flat until Emily Bishop and Tricia Hopkins call the police and have the man arrested; Stan Ogden attempts to hide his unlicensed TV and breaks it, just as Hilda returns home with the licence; Stan and Albert Tatlock are locked in The Rovers cellar and have free drinks; The gossip on the Street is that Deirdre Langton is pregnant — until she sets the busybodies straight; Ernest and Emily's financial troubles are exacerbated when he is refused a loan by the bank; Ernest agrees to play musical accompaniment to a stripper and Emily walks in whilst she is practising her routine; Len Fairclough threatens to give Rita Sullivan the sack and she hits him, knocking him unconscious; Handel returns to the Street and informs Ena Sharples that Minnie Caldwell will be living at Whaley Bridge permanently, whilst Hilda curses her husband and their miserable lives after finding that Stan stole part of the Christmas money.
1977 16 Jan 2006 Ken Barlow finds his wife Janet dead in bed after she takes an overdose of pills, Gail Potter and Suzie Birchall plan to clean the chimney for Elsie Tanner but end up cleaning out the wrong one and the Ogdens' end up having their living room and themselves covered in black soot. The jubilee celebrations come to a halt when the lorry won't start after Stan had left the lights on all night.
1978 6 Mar 2006 Ernest Bishop is shot and killed, Suzie Birchall puts her foot through the Ogdens' ceiling after attempting to get rid of pigeons, Ray Langton leaves for Holland.
1979 6 Mar 2006 Despite Eddie's well-meaning help, a rat in the café causes Gail Potter distress and Emily Bishop's customers, and whilst Annie Walker and Deirdre Langton are discussing knitting patterns in the back room, a lorry crashes into The Rovers (and presumably a pram carrying little Tracy); Fred buys a toupée and Albert Tatlock says he looks daft, and Alf lashes out at Annie as a result of his injuries following the lorry crash; Gail marries Brian Tilsley

Coronation Street: The Best of 1980–1989[edit]

The 1980s box set was released on 14 November 2005. reissued 5 September 2011.[12]

Year Episodes
1980 Elsie Tanner sets fire to her living room, Gail Tilsley gives birth, while Renee Roberts dies in a car accident.
1981 After Emily Bishop reports Arnold to the police, he wants them to commit suicide together. Stan, Eddie and Hilda search for their laundry. After spending a night at another man's house, Elsie Tanner finds that she has been robbed; Eunice Gee bosses everyone around at The Rovers while Beattie accuses Ken of abandoning Uncle Albert; Hilda suspects Stan has been cheating on her again; Mike Baldwin is upset that Deirdre Langton is marrying Ken, but does not stop them; Annie Walker is horrified when Bet Lynch commandeers the Mr. and Mrs. Rovers contest; Mike no longer has a denim buyer, Audrey infuriates Eunice by letting her know that she thinks Fred is attractive.
1982 Betty Turpin is mugged; Eddie Yeats and Marion Willis get engaged
1983 Deirdre Barlow has an affair with Mike Baldwin and Ken finds out. The Ogdens 40th wedding anniversary, while Elsie Tanner slaps Suzie Birchall and throws her out after Suzie makes a pass at Gail Tilsley's husband; Eddie Yeats and his wife Marion leave town; Annie Walker's final appearance on the show; Len Fairclough dies in a car accident
1984 Elsie Tanner's departure; Stan Ogden's funeral
1985 Tracy Barlow runs away; Alf Roberts marries Audrey Potter
1986 The Rovers fire; the new Rovers; Ken Barlow has a punch-up with Mike Baldwin over Deirdre; Kevin Webster marries Sally Seddon
1987 Gail Tilsley gives birth to Sarah-Louise, who is premature; Mavis Riley fears Alan Bradley is taking over The Kabin just as he is doing to Rita Sullivan, and Alan tells Derek and Mavis to mind their business; Mike Baldwin's new neon sign for the factory keeps everyone awake at night; Susan Barlow returns to Mike whilst Alan is shocked to find Alf Roberts, his wife Audrey and Mavis intent on stopping his registry-office wedding to Rita; Bet Lynch marries Alec Gilroy; Jack Duckworth attempts to clean his chimney himself, covering his beloved Vera in soot; Ken Barlow and Mike nearly come to blows about Susan; Hilda Ogden leaves the Street on Christmas Day.
1988 Mavis Riley marries Derek Wilton; Don Brennan marries Ivy Tilsley; Deirdre Barlow's constant council work worries Ken when she cancels a shopping excursion with Tracy; A destitute man holds Deirdre hostage and she escapes into the night
1989 Alan Bradley tries to murder Rita Sullivan; Alan is killed by a Blackpool tram; Ken Barlow has an affair

Coronation Street: The Best of 1990–1999[edit]

The 1990s Boxset was released on 5 September 2011 [13]

Year Episodes
1990 Deirdre Barlow throws Ken out after finding out about his affair with Wendy Crozier. Derek Wilton arrives home to find Victor massaging his wife Mavis' feet. Ken and Mike Baldwin come to blows in The Rovers, and Gail Tilsley tells her mother Audrey she is going to have an abortion. Ken begins teaching at Weatherfield Comprehensive School. Vera Duckworth has an argument with Des and Steph Barnes and in anger breaks the Wiltons' window. Don Brennan orders his wife Ivy to stop with the Spiritualism, and Deirdre tells Ken she will stop the divorce if Ken moves out of the street. Sally Webster and goes into labour in Don's taxi, and Ken attempts suicide.
1991 Des and Steph Barnes drift further apart, and Alf Roberts is asked to run for council. Curly Watts falls into Angie's arms after his wife, Raquel, finishes with him. Deirdre Barlow applies for a vacancy with Mike Baldwin, Steve McDonald tells Steph he won't pass his re-sits. Audrey Roberts leaves Alf, and Jack and Vera Duckworth try to make a creative insurance claim. Jackie finds out about Mike's deception and goes a little gun crazy, and Percy Sugden tries to sabotage Emily Bishop's plans to sell her house. The residents gather to watch the carnival, and Gail Tilsley refuses to marry Martin Platt. Gail marries Martin, and Don Brennan is aggressive towards his wife Ivy, Liz McDonald tells her husband Jim they should have the baby, and Ken Barlow and Alma Halliwell's weekend trip does not go to plan. Alma is shocked and appalled at how Mike has manipulated everyone to get into her bed, Curly ruins Christmas dinner by cooking the turkey with the Giblets inside.
1992 Raquel Watts tells her hubby Curly she is now homeless, Liz McDonald fears for her son Steve's life and goes into premature labour. Reg and Alf Roberts receive mystery Valentine's Day cards, Mavis Wilton confesses she cannot bear to see her husband Derek working with Angela Hawthorne. Terry arrives at St Mary's in handcuffs but after Vera Duckworth persuades the guards to remove them for photos he takes his chance and escapes custody. Alma Halliwell marries Mike Baldwin, Don Brennan is suicidal after leaving Ivy and being dumped by Julie he drives a suicidal speed along a country road. Curly contacts a dating agency. Don gets out of hospital and moves to a B&B, Ivy is convinced he is still with Julie. Rita Sullivan's devastated when Ted dies at the Bowls match. Lisa Duckworth goes into labour and is taken to hospital by Vera. Denise Osbourne moves into the hair salon at No 2, Sally Webster notices Carmel had a crush on Martin Platt, Deirdre tells her daughter Tracy that Mark is Mike's son. Martin unwittingly climbs into bed with Carmel, Alf Roberts collapses clutching his chest, Ken and Deirdre ask Tracy not to tell Mark who his father is.
1993 Lisa Duckworth and Des Barnes seem to be very happy but tragedy awaits Lisa after a trip to The Rovers, Angie cannot live with Curly Watts anymore so moves out. Denise Osbourne is shocked when Neil states he can't wait to divorce her, Sally Webster warns Gail Platt that Carmel is obsessed by her husband Martin, Gail then confronts Carmel. Maureen and Reg try to get some time away from Maud. Alf Roberts refuses to sell up convinced his wife Audrey only wants his money. Vera Duckworth is caught shoplifting, Mavis Wilton is shocked when she discovers her husband Derek being massaged by Raquel Watts. Emily Bishop realises when Brendon collapses in the shop he is having a heart attack, Audrey confesses to Gail she is terrified of the thought of everyday with Alf. Maureen walks out of Bettabuys and later drunkenly makes a pass at Curly, Tanya Pooley starts at The Rovers, Mike Baldwin is spending a fortune on his son Mark and his wife Alma is not happy. Tanya cruelly sets up Raquel on a phony modelling shoot. Reg regrets letting Maureen go and tries to make amends. Ivy Brennan tells Gail that her husband Don is pestering Denise, Audrey gets drunk at Bet Lynch's party and passes out, Jack Duckworth punches his son Terry after discovering he has sold the baby.
1994 Maureen and Reg get married, Maud goes missing, Bet Lynch arrives late in Charlie's lorry, Steve McDonald and Mike Baldwin become more unpleasant to one another. Sally Webster tells Rita Sullivan that she is pregnant and terrified of her husband Kevin's reaction, Derek Wilton's mental health deteriorates and he rips new paper from the walls. Mavis Wilton is shocked to hear Derek begging for a job cleaning taxis and is forced to suggest he works for Angela Hawthorne, Jack Duckworth refuses to come off the roof. Raquel Watts finds out about Des Barnes and Tanya Pooley's affair, Alex fires Des and Tanya. Tanya quickly devises a new scheme. Bet kicks Tanya out, Samir Rachid starts work at the Casablanca, Curly Watts looks after Raquel. Derek and Mavis are distraught when Harry the budgie dies, the Websters are delighted with their new baby girl, Mike threatens to take Steve to court. Curly proposes to Raquel, Betty Williams proudly wears the mayoral chains. Jon is undecided about the salon. Samir wants Deirdre Barlow to return to Morocco with him, Jack is put out when his wife Vera only gets him cigarettes for Christmas.
1995 Denise Osbourne and Ken Barlow name their new baby Daniel, Mike Baldwin refuses to sell them No 1. Raquel Watts is forced to agree with Des Barnes that marrying Curly Watts would be a mistake. Sean tells Fiona how he took Steve McDonald's money at the dogs, Reg's wig causes chaos for Maureen, Mike is furious with his wife Alma for buying a new sports car. Gail and Martin Platt find themselves holidaying with the Duckworths, Tracy Barlow is depressed at a life on Dialysis, Derek and Mavis Wilton have Gnome problems. Samir Rachid is beaten almost to death and Deirdre is told he will never recover, Steve has problems with a debt collector, Derek buys cement to keep Arthur in place. Bet Lynch and Rita Sullivan argue about her buying into The Rovers, Des finds Maxine Heavey to clingy, Mavis offers to buy The Kabin from Rita. Bet leaves Coronation Street. Don Brennan drives Alf and Audrey Roberts down to London for Alf to collect his O.B.E. Alf arrives but Audrey arrives late after a row with Don and cannot get in. Raquel realises Des in only interested in sex, Audrey is still not speaking to Alf after the O.B.E incident, Rita is furious with Sally Webster for giving money to Bill. Rita apologises to Bill, Mavis urges Derek not to jeopardise his job with Norris Cole, Curly is sworn in as a Square Dealer, Steve and wife Vicky have money problems.
1996 Ken Barlow learns of Denise Osbourne's affair with Brian and throws her out, Tricia Armstrong is taken to prison and Jamie into care, Steve McDonald promises his wife Vicky he will stay straight. After an army reunion, Jim McDonald reacts violently to his wife Liz after she confesses a past affair, Gail Platt confides in Alma Baldwin about a past affair as well. Andy McDonald and Anne Malone argue about Liz and Jim, Roy Cropper takes charge of the menfolk at the races and they end up buying a horse. Fred Elliott re-employs his son, Ashley, Jim and Liz are united at Steve's trial, Rita Sullivan is annoyed she has no influence over Fred. Fiona Middleton refuses to see Steve in prison as they have no future, Tricia tells Sally Webster she needs to find Terry Duckworth as she is pregnant with his child. Claire is pleased when Becky says she likes Des Barnes, Maureen and Bill Webster have a romantic evening, Ashley moves into No 5. Tracy Barlow and Robert Preston marry, Curly Watts tells his wife Raquel he knows she never loved him. Don Brennan is overcome with smoke in the garage is rescued by Martin Platt and Kevin Webster. Jack Duckworth fears Alec Gilroy has designs on his wife Vera.
1997 Don Brennan tells Ashley he was joking about setting fire to the factory, Mavis is devastated at her Birthday party with news of Derek's death. Alma has a night of terror in the back of Don's cab, Jim tries to get Andy to stop drinking, Don crashes the cab with Alma in it into the canal. Sally finds out about Kevin and Natalie, She is also hurt that Rita knew of the affair but kept it from her. Janice orders Leanne to get a job, Percy discusses with Emily,Mavis, Ken and Curly how to deal with the Battersby family. Sally and Natalie have a catfight on the cobbles, Fred is anxious before the wedding. Steve decides to leave the street. Fred has shut himself away drinking, Don kidnaps Mike who he intends to kill but its not Mike who dies. Steve cannot believe Jim slept with Fiona, Jim drunkenly disrupts Fiona's wedding to Alan to beg her to be with him. Sally tells Kevin to fiddle the books so Natalie will get no profit,Deirdre discovers the truth about Jon, Spider discovers an endangered plant
1998 Vera finds herself trapped upstairs, Alma is tired of having Hayley follow her everywhere, Nick and Leanne set off for Gretna Green. Hayley has a revelation for Roy, Samantha opens her heart to Chris. Spider causes trouble for Curly at Firman's. Chris tells Sally he will drop Samantha for her, Deirdre is told it will be her or Jon that goes to jail, Ken has to talk to the police when Bab's dies. Sally tells Kevin she never encouraged Chris, Deirdre is sentenced to 18 months and Jon gets off. Audrey is upset at how old she looks in her campaign photos, Hayley decided to go back to England with Roy. Toyah goes through a terrifying ordeal in London and then bound and gagged she is taken to Epping Forest. Anne's frozen body is discovered by Spider, Des proposes to Natalie and she accepts. Des undergoes surgery but dies after, Natalie is disgusted when Tony tells the police he was a victim of violent thieves.
1999 Audrey discovers Alf dead in his chair, Sally escapes Greg and is rescued by Nick, Greg escapes with all the money he can find in No 5. Natalie is baffled when Rita accuses her of taking pleasure in ruining other peoples lives, Sharon is determined to press on with her wedding to Ian. Roy and Hayley are married in the Cafe, Julia moves out of the flat and Mike receives photos of them in bed together. Sally and her girls are held hostage by Greg to get money from Mike,Greg gets increasingly more violent when the police smash into no 13 he tries to grab Sophie. Deirdre is shocked by Ken's menial job, Linda and Alma exchange angry words, Fred and Audry have a horrifying time when they take Sydney out for a drive. Judy is found dead in her back yard. Emily tries to comfort the twins, Sharon comes round after taking some pills and is filled with disgust. Mike is help overnight in a police cell, The Freshco team stumble across the moors, Fred twists his ankle, Nita successfully challenges Curly's leadership. Alma calls at her flat for a last few belongings, Gail waits in anguish for Martin, Fred wrecks Santa's Grotto after no one buys his reindeer meat.

Coronation Street: The Best of 2000–2009[edit]

The 2000s Boxset was released on 31 October 2011. [14]

Year Episodes
2000 The Millennium party and Raquel's return, The Rovers robbery and Leanne is attacked. Gail finds out Sarah is pregnant. Alison's funeral, Rebecca leaves for Dubai.Tyrone proposes to Maria on Blackpool Tower. The aftermath of Mike and Linda's wedding. Audrey tells Fred she can't marry him, Curly proposes to Emma Mr and Mrs contest in The Rovers, Andrea Clayton returns. Jim and Liz get married again. Jack agrees to pay Terry for the operation.
2001 The Grimshaws move into No.11, Todd's first appearance. Ken meets Adam.The aftermath of Toyah's rape.The Rovers drag night. Alma's funeral.Roy and Hayley appear in court, Hayley refuses to accept bail conditions and is remanded.Maxine and Matt sleep together. Mike is arrested on suspicion of murdering Linda, Maxine announces her pregnancy. Janice leaves Les for Dennis.
2002 Dennis is killed in a car accident. Mike's sixtieth birthday party. Richard kills Patricia.

Bet arrives back for Betty's leaving do. Blanche falls down the stairs. Sarah is rushed to hospital after the car crash. Richard calls to see Audrey who has uncovered that he's a murderer. Richard attempts to smother Emily.

2003 Richard kills Maxine. Richard drives the Platts into the canal. Katy is held hostage

Joe Carter tells Karen the truth about using her and leaves. Peter marries Shelley, Tracy drugs Roy and gets him upstairs. Shelley and Lucy discover the truth about Peter's double life. Todd tries to kiss Nick. Blanche discovers the truth about Tracy's pregnancy, Liz meets up with Bet in Blackpool.

2004 Steve and Karen get married — for the second time. Amy's christening. Gail and Eileen fight in the street. Eileen stands up for Todd; The search begins for Orchid. Billy's funeral. Maya steals Sunita's birth certificate. Dev and Sunita's engagement party. Maya sets fire and blows up the Corner Shop. Claire and Ashley's wedding and Karen accidentally kidnaps Amy.
2005 Katy murders her dad Tommy. Ray dies in the Rovers at Ken and Deirdre's wedding reception. Bev accuses Charlie of domestic abuse against Shelly, and confronts him in the Rovers. Carol gatecrashes the Baldwins dinner,and Danny and Leanne are nearly caught in bed. Shelly jilts Charlie at their wedding. Danny's reeling after discovering Mike is his father. Les and Cilla Marry. The Baldwins worry about Mike.
2006 Emily is horrified when she learns that Ed killed Ernest. Mike dies in Kens arms. Jason escapes his and Sarah's wedding through a toilet window. Fred dies after telling Audrey he's always had feelings for her but is still marrying Bev. Craig and Rosie plan to elope to Berlin. Tracy and Maria brawl in the street. Danny finds Jamie and Frankie in bed together. David gives Gail Ivy's diary; and Maureen Webster returns.
2007 Tracy kills Charlie. Tracy confesses the truth to Deirdre. The fire takes hold of the Peacock's house. Paul and Leanne are involved in a car crash. Steve unknowingly chats up a transvestite. Rosie and John begin their affair. David contemplates suicide as Sarah and Jason's wedding begins. Jim returns for Liz and Vernon's wedding.
2008 Jack tries to come to terms with Vera's death. Maria and Liam's wedding. David accidentally pushes Gail down the stairs. Liam admits his feelings for Carla. Vernon has a song for Liz -'Don't Fall into the Mason's Arms. Liam is killed in a hit-and-run arranged by Tony. Fiz discovers Rosie locked in Johns grandmothers attic. The wedding of Carla and Tony.
2009 Tony admits he murdered Liam. Paula announces Colin is Julie's father. Ken chooses between Deirdre and Martha. Mary invites Norris for dinner in her motorhome. Blanche attends the AA meeting. Becky and Steve get married. Rita tells Emily that Ramsay has died; Norris visits his grave. Sally tells Kevin she has cancer.

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