Conversation Street Episode 335

10Nov

On our latest podcast, we talk about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 5th and the 9th November. This week we had Bonfire Night, but sadly for Gina, the only fireworks between her and Tim were in her own mind. Meanwhile, there's a spark between Bethany and Ryan, short-fused Nick gets an unxpected visitor, and on her return to Weatherfield, Rana worries her relationship with Kate is rocketing out of control. After Street Talk, we have a character profile on Gina Seddon - a real favourite of ours in the current character list - where we look back at her roots in 80s Corrie, how Connie Hyde has added a new dimension to her modern incarnation, and how her battles with bipolar disorder are portrayed. There are a couple of small news items to mull over in The Kabin, then we round off the show with some mixed opinions on last week's four-hander in the feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:11:54
Character Profile: Gina Seddon - 01:47:16
The Kabin - 02:27:05
Feedback - 02:33:56

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Conversation Street Episode 334

3Nov

This week on the podcast, we cover the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 29th October and the 2nd November, which can mean only one thing: Halloween special! Though Corrie didn't particularly do much for our Gemma's favourite holiday this year beyond a bit of a dress up in the Rovers, the spectre of death still loomed over a number of characters this week, none more so than Sinead, whose predicament was so dire that she even got her own special episode on Monday. We talk about our reactions to this (kind of) four hander, discussing what worked and what didn't for us, as well as mulling over whether we'd like to see this kind of thing more often on Corrie. Also this week, not only is Ali 'Doctor Death' Neeson still being haunted by his actions after the car crash a few weeks ago, he also has a wailing banshee to contend with in the form of his mum Michelle. Meanwhile, Steve returns from the desert looking like something out of a horror movie, and Nick gets his claws into factory. Speaking of Underworld, we hope you've got a spare pair of pants ready for the next section of the podcast, as it's time for some Corrie ghost stories! With some spooky music in the background, we recount four chilling tales of the paranormal from Coronation Street's past. We had loads of fun putting together this bit as it's something quite different for the podcast, so we hope you enjoy it! The spooky theme continues into The Kabin, as we take a look at some of the cast's Halloween costumes this year and learn who will soon be performing on stage in the Rocky Horror Show, then we finish off with some frightfully good feedback from our listeners.

Street Talk - 00:11:30
Corrie Ghost Stories - 01:48:19
The Kabin - 02:09:00
Feedback - 02:38:33

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Conversation Street Episode 333

27Oct

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 22nd and the 26th October. This week, the extent of Jude's deception is finally revealed during the Good Samaritan Awards (which he inexplicably wins despite being up against a children's hospital volunteer) - but has he left Weatherfield for good, or will Mary be able to convince him to return? Meanwhile, oblivious babe magnet Chesney has caught the attention of two of the Street's young ladies, and Tracy's return to Weatherfield minus one husband causes big problems for Abi. After Street Talk, we celebate Corrie's success in this week's Inside Soap Awards before welcoming Inside Soap writer Kate White back onto the podcast to share some behind the scenes secrets about the ceremony. We round off the podcast with some more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:07:17
The Kabin - 01:51:09
Kate White interview - 02:22:32
Feedback - 02:47:48

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Conversation Street Episode 332

20Oct

On our latest podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 15th and the 19th October, and the aftermath of last week's explosive events. Nick's back in town, but he's clearly been getting up to something secret whilst he's been away - just who is this mysterious E on his phone (and why wouldn't he have their whole name written into his contacts list anyway?)? Meanwhile, Sinead gets the news she's been dreading from the hospital, Jenny struggles to hold it together when Liz returns to work, and Ali panics about the details surrounding Ronan's death coming out. After Street Talk, we answer some of your listener questions, including a discussion of when our personal Golden Eras of Corrie were and revealing what we think REALLY happened to Boo the cat. In The Kabin, we take a look at the Corrie nominees for the Inside Soap and National Television Awards (vote Sally Ann Matthews!) and are joined for a quick chat by Charlie de Melo, who tells us about his evening at an auction bidding for a giant fibreglass Hilda Ogden bee this week. We round things off with some emails, tweets, iTunes reviews and a voicemail in the feedback segment.

Street Talk - 00:08:36
Listener Questions - 01:40:26
The Kabin - 02:17:17
Feedback - 02:44:09

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Conversation Street Episode 331

13Oct

On our latest podcast, we chat about the big week of Corrie episodes broadcast in the UK between the 8th and the 12th October. There were high expectations for this set of episodes, what with a couple of weddings, big secrets revealed and a deadly car crash all teased, but did it live up to the hype? On the whole, we'd say a resounding yes! Sure, Daniel and Sinead's 'not really a real wedding' ceremony could have been better, but we loved the action at Steve and Tracy's nuptials, the drama of Liz discovering the truth about Jim and Hannah and surprise twists of who got hurt - and how! - after the car chase. (Sure, Michelle lived to nag another day, but you can't have everything, right?) All that, plus another superb performance from Sally Ann Matthews as the reality of Johnny's infidelity began to dawn on Jenny, all made for a pretty great week! After Street Talk, we've got a classic character profile on Daryll Morton following actor Jonny Dixon's appearance on Doctor Who last week. To be honest, there's not much to say about Daryll, but it did give us a chance to try and figure out where it all went wrong with the Morton family, and wonder if there really is some kind of curse on anyone who moves into number 6.. There are a couple of small news bites to cover in the Kabin next, then we finish the episode off with a bit of a bumper feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:06:31
Classic Character Profile: Daryll Morton - 01:48:42
The Kabin - 02:16:29
Feedback - 02:24:20

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Conversation Street Episode 330

6Oct

On our latest episode of the podcast, we take a look at the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 1st and the 5th October. It was all secrets and lies this week on Corrie - as Ryan tries to persuade Sophie to cover for him following the death of Cormac, Jim and Hannah's scam comes close to fruition. Meanwhile, Sinead hides the truth about the cause of her bleeding from Daniel and Beth whilst Jude, the biggest fibber of them all, manages to con an extra couple of grand out of Roy. After Street Talk, we're excited to be joined by Victoria Ekanoye, who speaks about her first year on the cobbles playing Angie Appleton. Who was she most excited to work with on Corrie? Could there be a future for her and Jude - or maybe Adam? How was the role of Angie originally someone quite different? Tune in and find out! Next up, in the Kabin, we take a look at some choice quotes from new producer Iain McLeod about his plans for the future of Corrie, then we finish off the show with some listener feedback, including an email in praise of Ryan Connor.

Street Talk - 00:10:16
Victoria Ekanoye interview - 01:24:39
The Kabin - 01:57:42
Feedback - 02:15:03

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Conversation Street Episode 329

29Sep

Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 24th and the 28th September. This week, Steve gets caught in a compromising situation with local good-time girl Leanne, following a misunderstanding with Tracy. He's not the only McDonald up to his neck in lies either, as Jim certainly seems to be having a few doubts about scamming Liz out of £10k. Fortunately, though, another source of income comes up just at the right moment.. Meanwhile, evil Josh has got Billy in his sights (and it's not even insensitive to say that anymore since he's apparently getting his vision back now), and as the Connors get themselves involved in a dangerous coverup, another deception gets exposed as Hope and Ruby discover the truth about Santa. After Street Talk, we have a character profile on one of our personal favourite characters of the moment, Billy Mayhew, taking a look back at his ups and downs over the past four years on the show. For the second week in a row, it's been a quiet news week, so we skip The Kabin again and go straight into the feedback section, where we hear about some listeners' opinions on recent stories.

Street Talk - 00:15:21
Character Profile: Billy Mayhew - 01:42:45
Feedback - 02:23:46

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Conversation Street Episode 328

22Sep

Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK betweeen the 17th and the 21st September. There's double trouble for Imran this week after Toyah and Leanne discover they've both been getting into the brief's briefs. Meanwhile, Evelyn causes trouble at the Rovers quiz, Sal gets put in a cell and a suspicious Trace is on Hannah's case. After Street Talk, we've got part two of our look back on Kate Oates' time at the top on Corrie, where we take a change of pace from all of last week's positivity and have a good old moan about some of the less successful elements brought in by the departing producer. With it being a bit of a slow news week, we give the usual Kabin section a miss, and finish things off with some listener feedback, included a a first-time voice message from a long-time, like-minded listener.

Street Talk - 00:10:53
Kate Oates Retrospective: Part 2 - 02:00:27
Feedback - 03:01:06

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Conversation Street Episode 327

15Sep

On our latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 10th and the 14th September. Ever since the rumours of Jim returning to the show with a grown-up dead baby Katie in tow first hit the Internet, many Corrie fans have been insensed about the prospect of such a grubby rewriting of one of the McDonalds' finest early moments. This week, we finally got to see it begin to play out on screen, and despite it turning out to be more of a con than a retcon, it seems that for many viewers, the story's still not exactly going down well. This episode, we weigh in with our thoughts on this, as well as our impressions of Evelyn Plummer, the Battersbeeb love triangle, Ryan and Ali's jolly caperings, and the downright bizarre football app story. After Street Talk, we have the first part of our Kate Oates retrospective, where we focus on what we see as the positive aspects of her tenure as producer. From our favourite characters and storylines to her hallmarks such as keeping certain big twists hidden before broadcast, we reminise about everything great about Kate. In The Kabin, we celebrate Ryan Thomas winning Celebrity Big Brother and Corrie's victory at the TV Choice Awards, then we round off the show with some feedback.

Street Talk - 00:5:34
Kate Oates Retrospective: Part 1 - 01:49:37
The Kabin - 02:55:03
Feedback - 03:01:55

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Conversation Street Episode 326

8Sep

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 3rd and the 7th September. Now, we don't know whether it was our reaction to the shocking revelation about Tyrone's parentage, our debate about whether Josh should be redeemed, or just Gemma's alcohol-fuelled ramblings after downing a drink for every ticked off square on our Jim McDonald bingo card, but it turned into a bit of a bumper length Street Talk section this week, meaning our planned Kate Oates retrospective has had to be pushed back to a later date - but it's definitely coming soon! In The Kabin, we share our reactions to the Corrie DNA Secrets show from Wednesday night, then following Sophie's latest love interest, tackle the question of age gaps between partners in the listener feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:09:19
The Kabin - 02:07:42
Feedback - 02:39:08

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