12 May 2020
Sixty years after the first episode of soap opera Coronation Street was broadcast, Royal Mail have issued eight stamps and a miniature sheet, celebrating some of the TV show's most memorable characters.
The eight stamps showcase some of Coronation Street’s most loved duos over the years:
- Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner
- Stan and Hilda Ogden
- Vera and Jack Duckworth
- Deirdre and Ken Barlow
- Rita Tanner and Norris Cole
- Hayley and Roy Cropper
- Sunita and Dev Alahan
- Tracy and Steve McDonald
Each image is complemented with a quote that conveys the essence of each relationship.
Completing the set are four further stamps, presented in a miniature sheet, that celebrate characters who have worked behind the bar at the iconic Rovers Return:
- Bet Lynch
- Raquel Watts
- Liz McDonald
- Gemma Winter
First broadcast in 1960, Coronation Street is the world’s longest-running television continuing drama – with over 10,000 episodes featuring more than 5,000 characters.
The stamps will be available on general sale from Thursday 28 May.
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