BritBox brings back classic soap moments from the archives



Key episodes from Coronation Street and Emmerdale are to go live on BritBox UK this month.

Over thirty of the best episodes from Coronation Street's and Emmerdale's history will be launched on the service on 14th May 2020.

BritBox says it's picked episodes that "showcase the most momentous moments from both series", spanning four decades.

Classic episodes will include the very first episode of Emmerdale (then called Emmerdale Farm) from October 1972, and the memorable Coronation Street episode from 1974 where Bet, Emily, Deirdre, Mavis, Rita, Betty, Annie and Hilda holiday in Majorca.

BritBox will also be launching brand new, hand-picked collections for Soap fans to peruse including ‘Classic Couples’, ‘Soap Disasters’, ‘Hatches, Matches and Dispatches’, and ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ amongst others. Collections will also be devoted to ‘Soap Legends’ including the likes of William Roache who plays Ken Barlow.

In addition to classic episodes on BritBox, the ITV Hub is also launching new vintage episodes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale on the catch-up service every weekday, giving soap fans something to feast on while production of the soaps is on hold.