Coronation Street was a long-running British television drama airing in the final decades of the 20th century and well into the 21st, as well.
Other mentions Edit
- The Doctor had a dream in which his adventures were broadcast on television and taken off the air, and when they were returned they were placed opposite this series. (PROSE: Christmas Special)
- Betsy, Bernard Watson's Irish wolfhound, had a penchant for barking during the theme tune. (PROSE: The Sleep of Reason)
Behind the scenes Edit
In the late 1980s, Doctor Who aired opposite Coronation Street, which is often considered a factor in the show's decline and cancellation in 1989. The short story PROSE: Christmas Special includes a reference to this situation.
Coronation Street has included the odd reference to Doctor Who over the years, especially since the show returned in 2005. The young boy Simon Barlow is a Doctor Who fan. He made reference to Journey's End when he saw two men who looked similar to each other. He said "there's two of them, its like Doctor Who" referencing the Tenth Doctor and the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor seen in that story.
In the Doctor Who Confidential instalment, 'Ello, 'Ello, 'Ello, Derek Jacobi stated that one of his ambitions since the 1960s has been to take a part in Doctor Who and Coronation Street. He has still not yet been asked to appear in the soap opera.