What is the secret of Coronation Street's success?
Coronation Street continues to attract millions of viewers after 50 years on our screens. How has the soap endured for so long?
The live 50th anniversary episode of Coronation Street attracted an average audience of 14 million people, according to overnight figures.
Dramatic scenes this week - including a murder, an explosion and a tram crash - have been planned for months and have attracted widespread praise for the world's longest-running soap opera.
The Guardian newspaper described the soap as "the greatest TV show on the planet" and former Cabinet minister Lord Hattersley, an unashamed fan, said "Coronation Street is a national institution which has won its way into the hearts of 18 million people".
What is Coronation Street's appeal? What makes a good soap? What is your favourite Corrie moment or character?
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