The WORST episodes of Coronation Street

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Follows the lives of the residents of the fictional Coronation Street, located in Greater Manchester, which is made up mainly of working-class people.

Last Updated: 10/24/2021Network: ITVStatus: Continuing
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23rd September 1981
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#1 - 23rd September 1981

Season 22 - Episode 76 - Aired 9/23/1981

Monday, July 9 2018 (Part 1)
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#2 - Monday, July 9 2018 (Part 1)

Season 59 - Episode 153 - Aired 7/9/2018

Kevin is stunned when the doctors announce they need to amputate Jack's foot, and Sean's luck is in when Liz offers him her sofa. Meanwhile, Sarah can't raise the £800 to pay Ryan off, and Bethany apologises to Ryan for her reaction and suggests a double date with Craig and Kayla

Monday, July 2 2018 (1 hour)
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#3 - Monday, July 2 2018 (1 hour)

Season 59 - Episode 148 - Aired 7/2/2018

A poorly Jack gets sent home from school and a diagnosis of sepsis devastates his family. A search ensues when Tracy requests her old engagement ring from Steve. Daniel is taken aback by Flora’s parting gift.

Friday, July 6 2018 (Part 1)
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#4 - Friday, July 6 2018 (Part 1)

Season 59 - Episode 151 - Aired 7/6/2018

Sarah makes a confession to Bethany. David's jibes lead to a confrontation with Billy. Cash-strapped Sean searches for a job.

2nd September 1981
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#5 - 2nd September 1981

Season 22 - Episode 70 - Aired 9/2/1981

7th September 1981
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#6 - 7th September 1981

Season 22 - Episode 71 - Aired 9/7/1981

16th September 1981
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#7 - 16th September 1981

Season 22 - Episode 74 - Aired 9/16/1981

9th September 1981
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#8 - 9th September 1981

Season 22 - Episode 72 - Aired 9/9/1981

21st September 1981
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#9 - 21st September 1981

Season 22 - Episode 75 - Aired 9/21/1981

Wednesday, July 4 2018 (Part 2)
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#10 - Wednesday, July 4 2018 (Part 2)

Season 59 - Episode 150 - Aired 7/4/2018

Sarah argues with Ryan over his treatment of Bethany, Shona's lukewarm response annoys David, and Toyah offers Simon respite from Tyler's revenge campaign.

28th September 1981
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#11 - 28th September 1981

Season 22 - Episode 77 - Aired 9/28/1981

30th September 1981
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#12 - 30th September 1981

Season 22 - Episode 78 - Aired 9/30/1981

5th October 1981
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#13 - 5th October 1981

Season 22 - Episode 79 - Aired 10/5/1981

7th October 1981
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#14 - 7th October 1981

Season 22 - Episode 80 - Aired 10/7/1981

12th October 1981
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#15 - 12th October 1981

Season 22 - Episode 81 - Aired 10/12/1981

19th October 1981
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#16 - 19th October 1981

Season 22 - Episode 83 - Aired 10/19/1981

21st October 1981
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#17 - 21st October 1981

Season 22 - Episode 84 - Aired 10/21/1981

Episode 2009 (2nd July 1980)
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#18 - Episode 2009 (2nd July 1980)

Season 21 - Episode 53 - Aired 7/2/1980

The vendors tell the Robertses that the sub-post office in Grange-over-Sands is theirs if they want it - Renee can't believe it. Eddie forms his own company, and tries to sell shares in it for £10 a time. Mike chauffeurs Hilda around. She has her hair done for their night out at the Ristorante Roma. Stan is jealous. Mavis feels she's on her way to becoming an old maid and is upset. No one is interested in Eddie's company. Emily drags Mavis along when Arnold takes her out. Mavis feels sick in his car. Mike offers Hilda the £40 the meal will cost as he doesn't want to spend the evening with her. She tells him she's not stupid, but she wants the meal - she wants to spend an evening in style. He agrees. Renee decides to learn to drive. Mike ends up enjoying Hilda's company at the meal and the obvious pleasure she has during the evening. Emily tells Arnold she's become more fond of him. He proposes again and she accepts.

Episode 2001 (4th June 1980)
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#19 - Episode 2001 (4th June 1980)

Season 21 - Episode 45 - Aired 6/4/1980

Brian and Gail are pleased that she's pregnant. Ida tells Ivy she shouldn't be shop steward as well as supervisor. Ivy agrees and tells her that she can be shop steward. Ida is furious when Ivy tells her that her work isn't up to standard. Gail and Brian tell the Tilsleys about the baby - they are delighted. Deirdre phones Arnold's stockbroker and discovers he has all his money well invested. Emily is pleased and relieved but thinks she's made a fool of herself. Deirdre advises her to make contact with Arnold. Arnold is pleased when Emily calls at the pet shop. He introduces her to his sister Flora. Mike tells Ivy that if she arranges the rota, the girls can have their shopping hour. She promises there won't be a fall in production. Arnold and Emily make a date to go out together. Gail can't get in contact with Audrey to tell her about the baby. Bert worries that Brian and Gail will have to let the house go.

Episode 2002 (9th June 1980)
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#20 - Episode 2002 (9th June 1980)

Season 21 - Episode 46 - Aired 6/9/1980

Gail suffers from morning sickness. Eddie sells a hanging chair to Mavis for £20. Bert tells Brian he feels they won't be able to afford the mortgage. Brian doesn't want to lower his sights. Bert and Ivy urge them to back out of the mortgage as the debt will be crippling. Gail feels that she doesn't want a cheaper house and they'll manage. Brian tells her that he thinks his parents are right. Audrey arrives as soon as she hears about the baby. Eddie agrees to fix the chair up for Mavis. Emily takes Arnold to the Rovers. Annie gives him the once over and decides he is suitable. Audrey tells Brian he doesn't have to have the baby if he doesn't want it.

Episode 2003 (11th June 1980)
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#21 - Episode 2003 (11th June 1980)

Season 21 - Episode 47 - Aired 6/11/1980

Brian is angry with Gail for forgetting to take the pill. Emily finds it difficult believing that a man is interested in her. Gail is sad that Brian isn't happy about having a baby. She is stunned when he suggests she has an abortion. Ivy is horrified and reminds him that she lost three babies before he was born. Gail is upset that it was Audrey who first suggested an abortion. Ivy slaps Brian across the face. Eddie fixes the hanging chair up in Mavis's flat. Deirdre makes excuses to be out of the way so Emily can entertain Arnold. Renee pushes Alf to take up tennis to help him lose weight. He isn't keen. Ivy accuses Audrey of putting vile ideas into Brian's head. Gail refuses to talk to Audrey. Audrey accuses Ivy of poisoning Gail against her and breaks down. Mavis loves the chair, although it is a bit high. Eddie sits in it and brings the ceiling down as the joists are rotten. Len is furious and Rita tells a distraught Mavis that she can move in with them while the flat is repaired. Gail tells the family she's having the baby no matter what else happens. Audrey begs her forgiveness. They make up.

Episode 2004 (16th June 1980)
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#22 - Episode 2004 (16th June 1980)

Season 21 - Episode 48 - Aired 6/16/1980

Mavis stays with the Faircloughs. Len puts Eddie to work repairing the ceiling straight away as he wants rid of her. Mavis is jealous that Emily has got a man. Len catches Martin Cheveski climbing over the back wall at No.11. He grabs hold of his leg, thinking he's a thief. He is shocked to discover he is Elsie's grandson. Mavis's twittering gets to Len. Albert takes advantage of Martin and gets him to whitewash his yard. Emily enjoys her social life with Arnold. Martin tells Elsie he's fallen out with his dad and there's nothing for him in Birmingham. He asks Elsie if he can stay with her.

Episode 2005 (18th June 1980)
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#23 - Episode 2005 (18th June 1980)

Season 21 - Episode 49 - Aired 6/18/1980

Elsie is concerned for Martin as he is despondent about getting a job. She tells him that he can stay with her if Linda agrees. Martin looks for a job in the building trade. Eddie puts him off talking to Len. Brian lets slip to Fred and Betty that Gail is pregnant. Gail isn't bothered and Ivy is pleased they can now talk about it to everyone. Elsie urges Martin to take no notice of Eddie and speak to Len himself. Arnold takes Emily and Tracy to the park. Rita is annoyed that Len is so impatient with Mavis. Martin tells Len he wants to be a plumber. Len takes him on as an apprentice. Len upsets Mavis by shouting at her when she prepares him a pineapple salad for his tea. He tells Rita he's not having the house turning into a health farm. She is angry to discover he's done Elsie a favour by taking Martin on but won't be nice to her best friend. Arnold tells Emily he loves her and wants to marry her.

Episode 2006 (23rd June 1980)
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#24 - Episode 2006 (23rd June 1980)

Season 21 - Episode 50 - Aired 6/23/1980

Alf and Renee return from a week's holiday in Grange-over-Sands. Renee is fed up to be back with life in Weatherfield. Emily doesn't know whether or not to accept Arnold's proposal. Eddie bosses Martin around at the yard and makes him call him "Mr Yeats". He tells Martin he only got his job because Len fancies his gran. Eddie is annoyed when Len gives Martin good jobs whilst he has to continue labouring. Ken organises a raffle for the OAPs. It is to win a date with the mystery man - "Mr. Wonderful". Eddie tries to impress Len but he is only interested in Martin's work. Elsie tells Martin he'll hear a lot of gossip about her in the Street. Renee tells Alf she wants to move to the country. Emily tells Arnold she is fond of him but can't marry him.

Episode 2007 (25th June 1980)
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#25 - Episode 2007 (25th June 1980)

Season 21 - Episode 51 - Aired 6/25/1980

Arnold tells Emily he realises he tried to rush her. He tells her that he'll keep trying. She is embarrassed and asks him to forget it. She tells him that she's made up her mind and will never want to marry him although she is flattered. Arnold tells Deirdre that Emily won't marry him. She tells him that she'll try and win Emily round for him. Martin tells Eddie that Len is planning to sack him. Arnold sends Emily roses. Len tells Eddie there isn't enough work for three. Eddie is upset that he's been cast aside. Renee wins Alf round to the idea of moving by saying they could take a sub-post office. Mavis moves back to her flat and is put out when Len makes her pay for the repairs. Betty tells Emily about her proposal from a friend called Frank after the death of Cyril and advises her to follow her heart.

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