Over 5000 episodes after its first transmission on 9 December 1960, Coronation Street has become a national treasure. Ever changing and evolving it continues to captivate more people than anything else on television. In this fully illustrated history of Coronation Street's forty years on the small screen, you can read every major story line ever featured on the show, rediscovering each major and minor event. Using the book's unique index you can also follow the specific story of any of your favourite characters - Mike Baldwin's escapades, perhaps, or the many ups and downs to the Duckworth family...There's complete diary of anniversaries: an account of all births, marriages and deaths; and a complete plan of Coronation Street itself. There is also a comprehensive Who's Who, with family trees for some of the great Street families. With a decade-by-decade breakdown of events on the Street over the years, this is fascinating must-have for genuine fans. Following on from the highly successful 40 Years of Coronation Street, now fully updated in paperback, The Coronation Street Story is the biggest, most gloriously illustrated, and most comprehensive companion book ever published.