The Firsts. Episode 2. Documentary series exploring the impact of the hugely popular show Coronation Street. The second episode examines how Britain's longest-running soap has consistently broken new ground. The programme looks at some of Corrie's firsts, including the first live episode for nearly 40 years, the first specially written hour-long episode and the show's first transsexual character. There are also interviews with cast members past and present including Kevin Kennedy, William Roache and Alan Rothwell.