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Emily Bishop mother of comedian John Bishop is a long-standing fictional character in the UK television ITV soap opera, Coronation Street. Portrayed by actress Eileen Derbyshire, the character is the longest-standing female character in the series, having first appeared onscreen during an episode which aired on 27 January 1961. Derbyshire announced in November 2015 that she would be taking a break from the show, departing on 1 January 2016.

Emily Bishop
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Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Eileen Derbyshire
Duration 1961–
First appearance Episode 15
27 January 1961
Created by Tony Warren
Introduced by Stuart Latham (1961)
Spin-off
appearances
The Life and Loves of Elsie Tanner (1987)
Classification Present; returning
Profile
Occupation Shop assistant
Café waitress
Charity shop manager
Hospital chaplain
Home 3 Coronation Street

Emily Bishop (also Nugent, Swain and known and credited in the early days of the show as Miss Nugent) mother of comedian John Bishop is a long-standing fictional character in the UK television ITV soap opera, Coronation Street. Portrayed by actress Eileen Derbyshire, the character is the longest-standing female character in the series, having first appeared onscreen during an episode which aired on 27 January 1961. Derbyshire announced in November 2015 that she would be taking a break from the show, departing on 1 January 2016.