Premise

A drama about residents of a fictional working-class town in northwest England.

Active Cast

Barbara Knox Rita Littlewood Fairclough Sullivan
Anne Kirkbride Deirdre Hunt Langton Barlow Rachid Barlow
Sue Nicholls Audrey Potter Roberts
Kate Ford Tracy Preston Cropper Barlow
Ben Price Nick Tilsley
Helen Worth Gail Potter Tilsley Platt Hillman
Ryan Thomas Jason Grimshaw
Julie Hesmondhalgh Hayley Patterson Cropper
Shobna Gulati Sunita Parekh Alahan
Jane Danson Leanne Battersby Tilsley

Former Cast

Dean Ashton Aidan Critchley
Judith Barker Janet Reid/Barlow
Thelma Barlow Mavis Riley/Wilton
Lewis Ablett William `Billy' Mallett
Frank Birch Milman Ross Jonas
Philip Bird Gregory Stephens
Anthony Booth Malcolm Wilkinson
John Bowe Duggie Ferguson
Tracy Brabin Tricia Armstrong
Philip Bretherton Robert Weston/Ian Davenport
Beverly Callard Liz McDonald (1989-1998, 2000-2001, 2003- )/June Dewhurst
Sue Cleaver Nurse Greene/Eileen Grimshaw
Liz Dawn Vera Duckworth
Betty Driver Betty Turpin Williams
Keith Duffy Ciaran McCarthy
Vicky Entwistle Janice Lee Battersby
Ray Fearon Nathan Harding
Samia Ghadie Maria Sutherland
Julia Haworth Claire Casey Peacock
Sophie James Justine Davenport
Maggie Jones Blanche Hunt
Sally Lindsay Shelley Unwin Barlow
Ian McKellen Mel Hutchwright
Tina O'Brien Sarah-Louise Platt
Ian Redford Keith Appleyard
Bill Tarmey Jack Duckworth
Emily Walton Bethany Britney Platt
Amy Walton Bethany Britney Platt
Bill Ward Charlie Stubbs
Sally Whittaker Sally Seddon Webster
Danny Young Warren Baldwin