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MANCHESTER, England For now, most famous street in Britain still exists in another world. The pub is open. Friends meet in a cafe. Neighbors fight and lovers kiss. People get their hair cut, visit one another's houses, gather in groups of more than six. They can do so until July 24: day when, four months after the rest of the country goes into lockdown, coronavirus pandemic will finally hit Coronation Street. Off screen, world's longest-running soap opera and staple of British weeknight television has been dealing with the impact of the coronavirus since March. Production was officially halt on March 23, day Britain went into lockdown, and episodes have since been rationed to keep the show on air: instead of watching six nights a week, viewers have had to make do with three. The way British soaps organize time is important, says Christine Geraghty, professor of film and television studies at University of Glasgow. They take place on a day-to-day basis. Characters wake up in the morning and go to bed at night. British soaps keep going: you always start a new episode at the exact place the last one finish. Cliffhanger endings, she say, tend to be deployed only for major plotlines. Mostly, postman comes in the morning, and the day ends with a drink in a pub, she say. Rhythms in soap make it a recognizable world. You might know, as a viewer, that things like that dont quite happen in real life, but you can place it all within the scope of your own experience. Stories can, of course, be outlandish planes crashes in the Yorkshire village where Emmerdale is set with alarming frequency, but the landscape, too, is constructed to feel familiar. It is our world, but it is not our world, says Carole OReilly, senior lecturer in media and television studies at University of Salford. It looks and feels recognizable: heightened version of the world we see. She picks out the backdrop of Coronation Street based on Salford itself as authentically northern: architecture of back-to-back terrace housing and cobbled streets, social life revolving around pub. But so, too, is the tone of characters ' interactions. Direct and to point, according to Geraghty, or gregarious and outgoing, to OReilly: all of It distinctly mancunian. But while British soaps set out to reflect the world, they are selective about which elements of the real world are allowed to seep in. Coronation Street has taken on a lot of social issues, Geraghty say. It has dealt with racism, domestic abuse, violence, trans rights. But it doesnt do current events; soaps are filmed too far in advance to deal with real events in real time, and besides, theyre too political. Most news events are ignored completely, though there is a bench on Coronation Street set dedicated to victims of the 2017 MANCHESTER bombing, incorporated onto set in 2018, but the pandemic is far more complex.

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Background

For most of its history, Coronation Street's end credits have changed very little, consisting of scrolling credits displayed over images of terraced rooftops, Street or cobbles. Aside from periodic changes enacted to match the style of the accompanying title sequence, two biggest updates occur in Episode 3216 on 22 April 1991 when credits were reduced in duration from sixty seconds to thirty, and Episode 4894 on 18 September 2000 when the programme abandoned scrolling cast and production roll in favour of slides. As of its first instalment, Coronation Street credits each episode's cast, writer, designer, director, and producer. Credits for Eric Spear and creator Tony Warren were added in Episodes 5 and 13 respectively, in addition to storyliners, script editor and executive producer who were incorporated within the first few years. Particularly since the switch to slides in 2000, more production crew have been add, many on a rotary basis with different members of team credit on different Episodes. Cast roll was initially present in batches with names grouped together according to their characters' families or storylines. This practice was dropped with Episode 88 on 16 October 1961 in favour of appearance order. Except for the period between 6 August 1962 and 5 May 1965 when the programme featured a standardise cast list for regular characters, order of appearance has remained standard. In the first year, action of each episode ended with the next Episode caption. This was dropped after Episode 91, though exceptions were made afterwards to alert viewers when the programme was moved from its regular timeslot. Often in the 1960s, especially in the middle of the decade, overrunning Episodes would leave out cast credits, airing only production credits, or in extreme cases just Granada endcap. Once Coronation Street began regularly airing two Episodes on one day in 2002, credit format was changed with the second Episode carrying a combined credit list for both Episodes. As Granada staff writer, Coronation Street creator Tony Warren earned £30 week regardless of how much he wrote and was not entitled to creator credit in the programme. Starting with Episode 13 on 20 January 1961-first Episode not to be written by Warren-The show carries unusual credit for from original idea by Tony Warren. This was negotiated by Warren's agent in return for his client continuing to write for Granada, choosing credit over royalties when bosses said he couldn't have both. Other than those written by Warren, credits appeared in every Episode until some time in 1965, by which time Warren was no longer part of the writing team. Credit was restored with Episode 582 on 11 July 1966, now placed at top of the production staff roll and phrase as based on an idea by Tony Warren. In Episode 7270, transmitted on 8 February 2010, credit was amended to create by Tony Warren.

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Christmas

The only major change in Viewing Figures since the programme began is the importance of the Christmas edition. Quite often in the first two decades of programme edition show on public Holiday, especially Christmas Day, was the lowest rat episode of the year, almost always not even making top twenty. Probably for this reason, only one Episode of the programme-in 1972-was Show on 25 December in the 1970s. In 1974 and 1978, no Episode was Show on that date, even though Christmas Day fell on normal Coronation Street transmission Day. Public taste, and broadcasters ' reaction to it, changed forever in 1986 when EastEnders Episode on Christmas Day of that year gained over 30 million viewers-record. Coronation Street gain honours next year with almost 27 million viewers watching the departure of Hilda Ogden-number also achieved with One-off omnibus repeat. With the exception of 1993, the episode has been Show on Christmas Day each year since.

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Viewing figures for related broadcasts

It would be the height of drama if television bosses decided to shut Street or Albert Square for good. But TV commentator Mark Lawson suggested they could do just that when he said the end was in sight for the nation's biggest soaps. Perhaps, though, he was only articulating what many viewers have been thinking. After all, there are only so many rapes, murders and Love triangles that can take place in relatively small geographical areas over give period of time. He told Radio Times that there are only a handful of women in EastEnders that have not been victims of rape and bodycount on all major soaps rise higher with every passing month. TV schedules without Coronation Street seem unthinkable as it approaches its 60 year, but viewing figures are down from 20 million-plus in the 1980s to a mere six million today. EastEnders drop to unthinkable 2. 91 million viewers for one episode in summer. That means decreasing revenues set against ever-increasing production costs as writers seek to create more sensational stories, including catastrophic fires and plane disasters. Cast numbers have exploded from a stable of around 25 regulars to between 60 and 70 today, pushing wage bills ever higher. That huge list of characters needed to fill extra hours of broadcast has also left viewers baffle. Increasing from the traditional two to six weekly episodes for Coronation Street and Emmerdale and four for EastEnders, leaves fans struggling to identify with so many different face. But one senior ITV executive I speak to doesnt think things are so bad, and as a former soap producer, he knows what he is talking about. He told Me: It's all down to ratings. As long soaps continue to occupy say, at least 10 out of top 15 slots in ratings for any one week, they are doing their job, which is to attract solidly high audiences during early-peak and peak times, delivering large foundation audience for the rest of evening output. All audiences are down because of the proliferation of channels and new platforms, but soaps ' relative popularity remains high. What would be interesting to watch is if one of the big broadcasters cracks and cancels one of their big soaps. Will others follow, or will they relish the less-crowd market and invest in their own favourite? Itll take a brave programme controller to cancel any of big serials. Channel 4s Brookside ended in 2003 after 21 years when producers simply ran out of storylines, not to mention space in which to bury bodies under patios in small suburban close in Liverpool. Body count piled up, exhausting credibility and viewers fell away from millions to just a few hundred thousand in the end. Guiding Light-know as soap of soaps-start life on the Radio, transferred to TV in 1952, but after running for 72 years, the show was ax in 2009. Tone of soap storylines has changed hugely.

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