Conversation Street Episode 214

27Aug

On this weekend's podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast between the 22nd and the 26th August. So...what about that Sharif, eh? A secret affair behind Yasmeen's back all this time! Believable? Maybe not. The start of an interesting story for the underused Nazirs? Could well be! There were also some great twists in the Leanne story this week too, first when Tracy finds out about her and Nick's visit to the antenatal department at Weatherfield General, and next when the couple decide to announce that Nick's the father - the looks on Steve and Liz's faces were priceless! After Street Talk, we ponder the future of the Platts and the Nazirs in the listener question segment, before discussing ITV's latest tease about the upcoming sixth weekly episode in The Kabin. We round off the show, as always, with some more of your listener feedback, including whether David's criminal record could affect his potential adoption of Max.

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Conversation Street Episode 213

20Aug

On the fourth anniversary of Conversation Street, we chat about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 15th and the 19th August. Although there were a few side stories involving the likes of Gemma, Izzy and the Nazirs this week, the main focus was on Leanne's continuing attempts to get through her pregnancy with as few people actually knowing about it as possible, and the aftermath of Aidan and Maria's night of inter-Connor congress. So basically, the lesson we learn this week is that one night stands may seem fun at the time, but they don't half cause a lot of drama afterwards! After Street talk, we do a character profile on Craig Tinker, finding out what he's achieved in his five years on the show and discussing what we'd like to see from him in the future. We then move onto the Kabin, where we talk about Catherine Tydesley's out-of-nowhere single release this week, and finish things off with some listener feedback.

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Conversation Street Episode 212

14Aug

This week on the podcast, we take you with us on a short tour of the North - first off, join us as we visit the Blackpool Tower, Tower Ballroom and the Strand Hotel, and relive some of the Corrie scenes that have taken place there over the years. Next, we head over to Manchester, where we do a bit of crazy gate stalking at Media City and have a couple of unexpected encounters with some of the cast! In the second half of the podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie broadcast over the week, between the 8th to the 12th August. It's all cops and Roberts on Monday, when Nick reports his rival to the boys in blue for drink driving, and Craig fills out his application to become a special constable. He's not the only one who wants to do his bit to help out the community either, as Gemma signs up for the Weatherfield Good Samaritan scheme and sets her sights on helping out Rita. However, Rita may not be as receptive to Gemma's good deeds as she'd hoped! As it's a bit of a different episode this week, we don't have the usual news or feedback this time but we'll be back to normal next time!

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Conversation Street Episode 211

6Aug

This weekend's podcast covers the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 1st and the 5th August. We do Street Talk a bit differently this week - as much of Monday and Wednesday's episodes of Corrie had such intertwining storylines - mostly centred around Kylie's funeral and Sean's discovery of Todd and Billy's relationship and the resultant fallout - we chat about the scenes pretty much in the order that they happened, rather than dealing with one storyline at a time. Hopefully our discussion doesn't turn out too jumbled, and you enjoy it all the same! After Street Talk we do a feature discussion on memorable pregnancies on Coronation Street. One night stands, affairs, "Who's the Daddy?" stories and - shockingly - some just plain old pregnancies between married couples all get discussed in this segment, as well as how the show has dealt with terminations and miscarriages over the years. There are a few controversial subjects touched upon for sure, so hopefully we don't offend anyone - we don't mean to, honest! Next up, we talk about the recently announced Coronation Street Colouring Book in the news section, before finishing off with some listener feedback.

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Conversation Street Episode 210

30Jul

Our latest podcast sees us discussing the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 25th and 29th July. Jenny's manipulative streak shows itself again this week when  she tries to make Johnny jealous by snogging Singh in front of him. It works, though, and not only are the couple back together by Wednesday, but Jenny's also the new factory spy! Speaking of undercover action, the situation caused by Steve's night between the sheets with Leanne gets even more complicated this week when Michelle decides she wants a baby of her own. So, two little McDonalds born at the same time early next year, then? We'd bet on it! Next up, we do a classic character profile on Liam Connor, before moving into the Kabin to celebrate some baby news for Paula Lane. We finish off the show with some listener emails that cover a range of topics, including Kylie's death, the CBC Corrie schedules during the Olympics and whether someone can have room in their heart for more than one soap!

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Conversation Street Episode 209

23Jul

In our latest show, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 18th and the 22nd July 2016. It's the week after Kylie's untimely demise, and the Platts are trying to come to terms with what's happened. Will David be able to put his desire for revenge behind him and support Max, or will Kylie's final words echoing (rather annoyingly!) in his mind drive him to take the law into his own hands? Elsewhere on the Street, we discover who the father of Leanne's baby really is, and Mary has a jar-dropping moment when Dev blurts out to Erica the truth - or what he thinks is the truth, at least - about what went on during the recent spa trip. Next up we have a listener question segment, where we ponder Corrie's portrayal of politics and compare various Street exits over the years. There's a tonne of news to cover in The Kabin, including more details about the upcoming tour, plus some spoilery bits of cast news which we discuss at the end of the show after a bumper feedback segment.

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Conversation Street Episode 208

16Jul

On our latest podcast, we natter about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 11th and the 15th July. This week, there's a close shave for Billy when the bishop, nearly catches him with new boyfriend Todd. He's not the only one with boss problems either, as one of Caz's superiors hunts her down and we finally discover the truth about her supposed accident. Caz wants to run away and start a new life, and she's not the only one - when the ghost of Callum gets too much for Kylie to bear, she decides to up sticks and move to Barbados. Sadly, though, tragedy strikes on Friday and David is left a widower. We discuss the harrowing scenes and although we both agreed that Kylie's exit was pretty spectacular, we found it hard to not let our feelings about ITV revealing she would die beforehand colour our viewing experience. There's a Rodwell Reunion on the Street this week, and for our character profile, we take a look back at Michael's first two years in Weatherfield. Finally, we round off the show with some listener feedback, including some listener reactions to Kylie's final moments. If you'd like to try out the quizzes sent in by Jeff that are mentioned in this section, you can find them at http://www.sporcle.com/games/machotrouts/yessurnamesareaccepted and http://www.sporcle.com/games/ruthc/coronation-street-top-50-characters

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Conversation Street Episode 207

10Jul

A bit of a late show this week - sorry folks! Hopefully it'll be worth the wait! In Episode 207, we chat about Coronation Street between the 4th and the 8th July. What a rollercoaster it's been for Billy this week - there's been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing between Todd and Sean, but by Friday, it looks like the decision's been made - and we weren't necessarily pleased with the result! Also on the show, Sarah gets the closest she's ever been to revealing the truth about Callum's murder, and David and Kylie are sweating even more than Dev in the health spa sauna! Speaking of which, that little storyline with him and Mary may not have been one of the biggest of the week, but it was certainly one of our favourites. After Street Talk, we look back at the main Corrie storylines from the first half of 2016 and discuss our highs and lows, before heading over to The Kabin to hear about Sally Dynevor's forthcoming charity bike ride. Next up, we hear some more listeners' thoughts about next year's sixth weekly episode, before rounding off the show with a bit of spoilery speculation about what could be in store for Kylie next week.

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Conversation Street Episode 206

2Jul

On our latest show, we pull apart the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 29th June and the 1st July. A sad week for Jason Grimshaw fans this week, as the ex-Mr Gay Weatherfield leaves his home turf for pastures new in Thailand. This gives Phelan the perfect chance to swoop in and take over the builder's yard... but maybe things won't be quite as easy for him as he'd expected. Meanwhile, there are reunions aplenty as both Steve and Michelle and Kirk and Beth settle their differences, plus a mystery caller for Leanne gets viewers' tongues waggling. There was huge news for Corrie fans this week when ITV announced its intention to schedule a sixth weekly episode from Autumn 2017. In the Kabin, we weigh up the pros and cons of this bold move, including some comments from listeners. The feedback keeps on coming in our final section, which includes one listener's fascinating insight into mental health care in the US vs. the UK. We round off the episode with a bit off off-topic talk: on a listener's request, we discuss the final few episodes of the latest Game of Thrones season, resulting in what's possibly our longest podcast yet - enjoy!

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Conversation Street Episode 205

25Jun

Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 19th and the 24th June. Poor old Sarah - one minute she's being held hostage by Billy's drug-addled brother, the next she's being dragged away by the men in white coats (well kind of) after barricading herself into #8 in fear of Callum coming to get her from beyond the grave. Surely the truth about the murder will come out soon now? Meanwhile, Alex gets a buzz from taking the Woody out for a spin, and Kirk discovers an unexpected hidden talent. Next up, we have our listener question segment, where we ponder whether Sean will ever find true love and if the current crop of Corrie kids will still be around in 15 years' time. The Kabin segment has us giving our predictions for the 2016 Inside Soap Awards, then we finish off with some listener feedback.

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