Coronation Street is set in the fictional town of Weatherfield based on inner city Salford. The first episode was broadcast live in black and white in December 1960.
A well-known television programme first shown on ITV on 9th December 1960. The programme centres around the residents of Coronation Street, a cobbled terraced street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner city Salford. The programme was a conceived by Tony Warren and is a significant part of British culture.
AJ Reed said, "Coronation Street is 5 miles from the centre of Manchester whichever way your heart takes you."