FACTS AND FIGURES
The number of actors to play Peter Barlow: John Heannau (1965-70), Christopher Dormer (1970-71), Mark Duncan (1971), Linus Roache (1973-75), Joseph McKenna (1977-78), David Lonsdale (1986) and Chris Gascoyne (2000 to present).
The number of countries the show has been exported to, including Morocco, Estonia and Taiwan.
Surprising cameos: l Sir Ian McKellen (2003) l Prince Charles (2000) l Sir Cliff Richard (1997) l Joanna Lumley (1973) l Ben Kingsley (1966)
The number of episodes featuring just two characters: Curly and Raquel Watts, in 2000, and Tracy and Deirdre Barlow, in 2007.
The age of William Roache (Ken Barlow), the only actor left from the very first episode of Coronation Street. His character is seven years younger.