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The longest-running drama on television turns 50 years old this year, and CBC Television is marking the occasion with a new special: Corrie Crazy: Canada Loves Coronation Street.

Airing Thursday, December 9 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), the special is hosted by Canadian television host, design guru and Coronation Street fan, Debbie Travis.

Even after almost 40 years on Canadian television, the show continues to attract and gain fans. Last season on CBC, Coronation Street reached more than 13.5 million Canadians, and so far this season, one in five Canadians have already tuned into Coronation Street on weekday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
 

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Even after almost 40 years on Canadian television, the show continues to attract and gain fans. Last season on CBC, Coronation Street reached more than 13.5 million Canadians, and so far this season, one in five Canadians have already tuned into Coronation Street on weekday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
I had to check my calendar to make sure today isn't April Fool's Day. You've gotta be bloddy kidding me!!
 

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I believe it. My wife has been a fan for years. Just FYI, we are in our 30s. I know of lots of co-workers that are avid viewers, as well. The show seems to cross all demographics...

I hate it, however. As soon as I hear that theme music... :(
 

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My mother watched the first show back some forty years ago. It is the only soap opera she ever watched. There would be hell to pay if anyone phoned her between 2:30pm and 3pm on weekdays or 11am to noon on sunday. I remember as a kid listening to the dreadful music that opened every show. I watched a bit but when I was young and remember I was terrified of Ena Sharples. To this day, I shutter when I see a picture of her!


I spoke to her about the show and she and I both thought the first episode in Canada was more than 40 years ago because she watched it in Black and white
 

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I started watching it because of peer pressure from my former roomie, and my gf. Similar to why I began smoking. So that's two shameful habits and counting... :eek:
 

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Not ashamed to say I am a fan. Been watching for probably close to 20 years. I'm not fanatical about it, if I miss a few shows, meh, but we will sit and watch it with the family most nights.
 

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Grew up in Ireland and Corrie was part of life. As others had said above I am not fanatical about the program but I like that you can not pay attention to it for a weeks, months, or years and still come back to it.

If anybody is interested Bill Tarmey who plays Jack was on an Irish show this week talking about leaving the show after 30 years.

You can watch it here, he comes right on after the opeing monologue

http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1085318

but it does show his final scene so be warned
 

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I remember watching Corrie when I was a kid in Scotland in the early sixties. My wife and I watch every day at supper :).
 

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No thanks. Having emigrated, why would I want to watch a TV show about the misery of my hometown?

They still have MUFC, so it's not all bad though :)
 
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