(This post was originally posted by Sunny Jim on the Coronation Street Blog in September, 2010, reposted with permission.)
Did you know that Eccles is played by 3 different dogs? Or that the first scene in episode one was planned to be a cat jumping out of a dustbin? Or that David Barlow was originally going to be called Enid? I didn't and some people might be tempted to call me a Coronation Street anorak.
These and 47 other facts, some quite well known others slightly more obscure, can be found in an interesting article over at the Daily Mail website.