Coronation Street has an updated certification from the Guinness Book of Records confirming that it is still the longest running TV series in the world
The ITV serial drama has collected more than 10,000 episodes, and next month celebrates its 60th anniversary
Additionally, William Roche – who portrays Ken Barlow – also has his unique record, stating that he is the tallest star of a TV series in the world
Old fans will know Kane has been on the stones from the start, and made his debut in the first ever episode
On accepting the award on behalf of cast and crew, past and present, cast members Sally Denifor and Joe Dattin – who play the on-screen duo Sally and Tim Metcalf – indicated their thanks and that 60 Years On Air broke the record is not a feat for the show that was It was originally only supposed to last for 13 weeks!
Meanwhile, William Roche also noted his thanks, saying, “I would like to thank Guinness World Records for this new award. I have been very fortunate to have been on this great program, Coronation Street, that has carried me to this world record and reached a lifetime From wonderful memories
Producer Iain MacLeod said: “When Coronation Street, Tony Warren’s visual pioneering project, was launched in 1960, a columnist for a national newspaper expected it would not last for more than three weeks.
“Sixty years later, I can safely say that the hundreds of people who worked tirelessly and devotedly to the show have proven that the prediction is amazingly wrong
« It’s an amazing feat, a testament to Tony’s instincts as a playwright and proof that the characters and the narrative universe he designed are still just as relevant today as they were then
‘What’s the best evidence of this from Ken Barlow, played by record-breaking William Roch, who was in Episode One, had a starring role in Episode 10,000 earlier this year, and will be in the center of Day – Screen Events For the 60th anniversary episode on December 9
“Bell is a unique and remarkable achievement and I warmly congratulate him on his unique professionalism, unwavering commitment to the show and his continued brilliance as an actor”
On handing over the certificates, Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, said: « On behalf of me and all of the staff here in London, we congratulate you on an incredibly fun 60 years old, officially sixty. just awesome!
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