Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Coronation Street's 6th weekly episode announced

ITV has today announced the transmission date for the extra weekly episode of Coronation Street - and it is a double Wednesday treat for viewers.

The first extra episode will air on Wednesday September 20th at 8.30pm - meaning that Corrie fans get double helpings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week.

And the first week of the new six episode double Wednesday transmission pattern will kick off in fittingly spectacular style with the double wedding of Aidan, Eva, Jenny and Johnny.

You can view pictures from the stag night here and the hen night here.

It has been just over a year since ITV announced plans for Coronation Street to join the channel’s other soap Emmerdale in transmitting 6 episodes each week.

In preparation for the increase in episodes new studio space has been created. Construction of an expansion of the outside sets to give more exterior filming opportunities is also well under way and expected to be completed in early 2018, viewers should expect to be able to venture into wider Weatherfield on screen during spring 2018.

Coronation Street Executive producer Kieran Roberts said: “Getting ready to deliver our extra weekly episode has taken our amazing team more than a year of hard work on everything from story-lining to studio building. Now we're thrilled to be launching our extra weekly episode on Wednesday 20 September, at the heart of a truly unmissable week of high drama, high emotion and heartwarming comedy.”

The show transmitted twice a week when it started on December 9th 1960. It went to three episodes a week in Oct 1989 before adding a fourth weekly episode in Nov 1996. The addition of a fifth episode was Oct 2002.

What do you think about this new double Wednesday slot, Corrie fans?

Want to find out more about Double Wednesday, Double Wedding?
It's going to be the most spectacular, stunt-filled Corrie wedding, ever, says ITV.
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Tvor said...

Good idea I think. There's already double Mondays and Fridays so why not double WEdnesdays?

Flo said...

I like it, I always feel disappointed when I watch the Wednesday episode, disappointed that it's done so quickly. This should take care of that!

Anonymous said...

I think I'd rather the extra episode air on Sunday - traditionally a weak night for tv viewing.

I used to love it when Corrie was on on a Sunday back in the day.

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