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Coronation Street piles on the drama as soap marks its 55th birthday

Coronation Street's Platt family is slated for a not very merry Christmas as reverberations continue over Callum Logan's murder.

The Weatherfield-set soap, which turns 55 today, was at the centre of ITV's 60th anniversary celebrations in September.

Evil Callum, played by Sean Ward, was killed by Kylie Platt (Paula Lane) in the live episode that marked the broadcaster's milestone.

The Platts buried him under their house, but as the countdown to Christmas continues, minds will start to unravel.

A guilt-ridden Kylie threatens to buckle under the pressure, but husband David, played by Jack P Shepherd, will stop at nothing to keep their secret hidden.

David's ruthlessness will make Kylie question their marriage.

It is business as usual as Britain's longest-running television soap piles on the drama over the festive season.

Elsewhere on the Street in the coming days, Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) strives to give his family a Christmas they will long remember.

Created by Tony Warren, who had originally titled his gritty soap Florizel Street, Coronation Street aired its first episode on Friday December 9, 1960 at 7pm.

A ctor William Roache, best known as Corrie's Ken Barlow, is the show's sole-surviving original cast member.

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