Conversation Street Episode 228


Episode 228 of Conversation Street sees us discussing Corrie between the 28th November and the 2nd December in the UK. After last week's superb episodes, this week had a lot to live up to, and, in our opinion, it didn't quite manage it. Yes, we had the climax of Caz's 'murder' storyline, but there were a few too many lucky coincidences leading up to her arrest for our liking. We also had quite a bit of filler content this week too, with the twins' scratchcard shenanigans and Tim's allotment storyline being perfect examples. At least we got a nice wedding out of the week, though, and we're looking forward to the prospect of more drama to come for Rana and Zeedan. After Street Talk, it's time for a listener questions segment, where we discuss our favourite Corrie weddings and what the future may hold for David. Next up, we remember the late Andrew Sachs' role in Corrie in The Kabin, before hearing some of our listeners' opinions on Phelan in the feedback section.


Conversation Street Episode 227


It's been a week and a half since our last podcast, which means we have the eight episodes between the 18th and the 25th November to cover. What a fantastic eight episodes they were, though! Kicking off with Michael kicking the bucket and ending with Phelan weaseling his way back into Eileen's affections after being shafted by Vinny, the Pat's Flats storyline was a triumph this week. Not only that, but the decision to bring the Barlow boys back to the Street also proved to be a wise one, with Daniel's suspicious behaviour and subsequent revelation about his upbringing proving to be an interesting development. On top of that, we had some hilarious Gemma scenes, more of the wonderful Yasmeen, and the return of one of our favourite comedy characters of late: Brian Packham. We don't have a middle section this week (though we do end up somehow end up spending 25 minutes singing the praises of our character of the week - no surprises who it is..) but there's still a bit of news to discuss, including Les Dennis' first post-Corrie project. We finish things off with some more listener feedback.


Conversation Street Episode 226


It's time for another midweek podcast, this time focusing on the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 14th and the 17th November. This week, Michael finally thinks he's got the ammo he needs in his mission to take down Phelan; little does he know, however, that Pat's got a secret weapon of his own stashed in his rucksack. Meanwhile, the Barlow dynasty in Weatherfield is bostered by two when Adam and Daniel return to the Street - we got real vibes of Ken vs. Mike in these two, and we're looking forward to seeing what they'll add to the show. It's been a while since Adam last graced our screens, so we thought it would be useful to have a quick refresher on him in the character profile section. Next, we weigh up the reliability of last weekend's Eileen Derbyshire rumours and check out the red carpet fashion at the RTS North West Awards, before rounding off the show with a bumper feedback section.


Conversation Street Episode 225


On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 4th and the 10th November. It was another strong week, in our opinion, with the big reveal of Sharif's affair - and his subsequent scarpering - being the highlight. Seemingly going against popular opinion online, we also loved all the Caz stuff, as admittedly unrealistic as it maybe was. The only real downside was Anna and Kevin's pointless and short-lived break up - Anna's had about as much screen time with her so-called boyfriend this year as she's had with Emily Bishop, so we did struggle to care when she dumped him! Next up, we take a look at Sharif's brief time on the Street with a character profile, and ponder what's next for the Nazirs. In The Kabin, we take a look at some interesting statistics from The Press Association, then we round off the show with some listener feedback.


Conversation Street Episode 224


We've got a busy Friday and Saturday ahead, so we're coming at you early this week, covering the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 31st October and the 2nd November. It's Halloween in Weatherfield, with Steve and Kirk competing to be the ultimate Uncle Fester, Mystic Mary telling fortunes in the Rovers, and Anna's legs doing their best Freddy Kreuger impression. Meanwhile, as Caz appears to be playing a nasty trick on Maria, Rana's treated to a fabulous diamond ring when she agrees to marry Zeedan. In the Kabin, we take a look at some of the Corrie cast's scarily good Halloween outfits, then we round off the podcast with some feedback from listeners old and new.


Conversation Street Episode 223


Our latest podcast focuses on the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 24th and the 29th October in the UK. It's a classic aftermath week this week, with plenty of trips to and from Weatherfield General and a variety of dire prognoses. Meanwhile, back on the Street, Michelle and Steve eagerly await his genetic testing results, and Gary gives Sarah a thorough oral examination in the ginnel. After Street Talk we move onto this week's feature discussion, and a topic that isn't exactly our forte: the world of sport! We delve into the various stories over the years that have had a sporting theme, from inter-pub Olympics to ping-pong, and do some mini character profiles on some of Weatherfield County's top players. In the Kabin, we look over some behind the scenes info about last week's fiery stunt, then round things off, as always, with some feedback from our lovely listeners.


Conversation Street Episode 222


It's been a big week for Corrie this week, both on-screen and off, and we start today's episode with a tribute to Jean Alexander, including an obituary, short discussion and some clips of some of Hilda's most memorable scenes. From there, we launch into the regular Street Talk section, and a lengthy chat about of what's easily been one of the most exciting Weatherfield weeks of the year - the 17th to the 21st October in the UK. Going into the week, all we knew was that Peter would be returning, and that David would presumably try to carry out his plan to blow up himself and Clayton, so we were on the edge of our seat for most of the five episodes! David's imprisonment in the Bistro cellar, his Shawshank-style break out attempt and Friday's climax were  all brilliant (though Michael's certainly had his fill of Corrie car crashes for now..), but the biggest shock of the week was Ken's stroke on Monday - we're really looking forward to seeing how the Barlow clan cope with this one! After Street Talk, we cover a couple of bits of news in The Kabin, before finishing off the show with more listener feedback.


Conversation Street Episode 221


Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 10th and the 14th October in the UK. Although there were some peripheral stories involving the likes of Faye, Phelan and the Barlows, the main focus of the week was squarely on David's revenge plot and Steve's discovery that he could have inherited a rare genetic condition. Both interesting routes for the stories to go down, for sure - we're especially looking forward to finding out the extent of David's plans next week - but it did make for a rather dark and depressing few episodes of Corrie! After Street Talk, we do a classic character profile, this time focusing on cabbie Don Brennan. Like David, Don had a bit of a dark side, and had a number of suicide events involving his taxi, so we thought we could make a few comparisons with this week's developments there! The Kabin this week starts off with the terrible news of Jean Alexander's death - a story that broke in the middle of us recording the show. We also cover the longlist for next year's National Television Awards, and some charity related stories. As always, we round off the podcast with some listener feedback.


Conversation Street Episode 220


Welcome to Episode 220 of Conversation Street, where we talk about Corrie between the 3rd and the 7th October in the UK. A great mix of storylines on the show this week, and some fantastic acting from Jack P Shepherd as David gets beaten up by Lauren's dad then arrested when Macca ends up being hospitalised. We also loved all the comedy the week had to offer too, including the latest updates to Andy's novel and the rivalry between Steve and Tim over their new football friend. The Pat's Flats story also continued to grip us, with Eileen coming closer than ever to finding out about Phelan's dodgy dealings. Surely the big reveal can't be far away now? After Street Talk, we tackle a couple of listener questions, the first about whether Corrie could survive in a spoiler-free world, and the second asking which characters we'd invite around to a dinner party. Next, we take a look at how Corrie fared in the Inside Soap Awards (plus more red carpet fashion talk, of course!) and hear some listeners' thoughts on Mary in the feedback section. We round off the show with some spoilery talk about a return to the cobbles for another popular pair. Yes, that was a boobs reference - what else can you expect when Michael writes these things?


Conversation Street Episode 219


On our latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 26th and 30th September in the UK. Some sad episodes for dog lovers this week, as Ozzy falls foul of Corrie's 'fine one minute, gone the next' curse. As he heads to the big dog kennel in the sky, crazy Caz sees an opportunity to take advantage of the situation and get closer to Maria. Speaking of taking advantage, Alya jumps at the chance to blackmail Sharif this week in order to get her lingerie side-line off the ground, and Sharif has to resort to desperate measures to  secure a flat for Sonia. Meanwhile, Todd does his best to try and win back gullible Billy, and we finally get to find out what made him turn to the dark side when he was living in London. After Street Talk, we try out a (kind of) new segment for the podcast: a character profile revisit. It's been more than 200 episodes since our last profile of Mary Taylor, and this week we take a look back over the past four years to see how things have changed for her. In The Kabin, we find out the shortlist for the Inside Soap Awards, and we end the show with feedback from three lovely listeners.


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