Conversation Street Episode 250

21Apr

Welcome to Episode 250 of Conversation Street! For the past week, we've been up in Manchester on another Coronation Street pilgrimage, and in this very special episode, we give you the full run down of all the Corrie-related things we've been getting up to. As you might expect, we spent a few days visiting various filming locations, such as the allotments, the Dog & Gun, Ryecroft Hall and Richard Hillman's watery grave at Portland Basin, but the jewel in the crown goes to our visit to the Corrie studios themselves. Thanks to a very generous offer from Connor McIntyre, we spent the day on Tuesday walking down the cobbles, meeting the stars of the show (including our favourite lady, Sally Ann Matthews!) and finding out some behind the scenes secrets. Not only that, but we also got to interview Connor about his time on the show. We had an amazing time making this episode of the podcast, and we've done our best to share our excitement with you. Enjoy!

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Conversation Street Episode 249

20Apr

It's time for Episode 249 of the podcast, and even though we've been having an amazing time in Manchester this week, you're going to have to wait just a little bit longer before you hear about it, because this episode focuses squarely on Corrie between the 17th and the 19th April. There are shocks and surprises galore this week, starting with the revelation - at last! - that Shona is actually Clayton's mum. Yes, we saw it coming, and yes, they probably shouldn't have kept it a mystery for so long, but we're excited to see how things are going to play out now we finally know her link to the Street. Also this week, the finger of suspicion in the Barlow basher case points at both Adam and Tracy, but by the final scene on Wednesday, a whole new suspect comes into play... and we're left scratching our heads yet again about who we can really trust. After Street Talk, we weigh up Corrie's chances in this year's British Soap Awards, then finish things off with a bit of listener feedback.

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Conversation Street Episode 248

15Apr

Our Conversation Street duck's got his bunny ears on again, so that can only mean one thing: Easter is here! And what egg-citing adventures did our favourite bunch of northerners get up to this week, then? Well, the 'who pushed Ken?' mystery got a bit of a week off this week, but luckily, the Sally troll storyline still gave us the chance to do a bit of speculating. At least we don't think it's going to be Jenny anymore; besides, she's too busy ignoring her fiancé in favour of making sure their big day is going to be one to remember to go around sending hearts in boxes. Elsewhere on the Street, David's latest acquisition gets Gemma extrememly excited (honestly, it'd probably be a tough choice if she was given the option of a cute dog or £20,000!), and Michelle's back for the inevitable bunk up with Robert. After Street Talk, we reflect back on our ten-week Keep Fit With Corrie regime, giving mini reviews of all the DVDs we've been trying out and  wondering why (spoiler!) we didn't actually really lose much weight. Here's a clue: it's probably something to do with all the eating... oh well! There's shocker after shocker in The Kabin, from BAFTA snubs to Corrie actors' salaries supposedly being leaked, then even more speculation about Ken's attacker in The Kabin.

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Conversation Street Episode 247

8Apr

This weekend's podcast covers the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 3rd and the 7th April. This week, Ken's woken up from his coma, but, of course, has no idea who'se the one that put him there. We're pretty convinced it's Little Miss Moneybags at the moment, but even so, we're absolutely loving the twists and turns the story's taking. What really went on between Peter and Chloe? Why does Ken have a new will? Is Adam's shifty behaviour really just a massive red herring? We don't know all the answers, but we certainly enjoyed speculating! After Street Talk, we tackle some listener questions, with the spotlight falling this time on Phelan and Leanne. In the Kabin, we offer our critique (yes, and it is pretty crtical!) of Will.I.Am's latest music video, filmed in the Rovers, and we end the show with a few of your Barlow-bashing theories in the feedback section.

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Conversation Street Episode 246

1Apr

In this weekend's podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 27th and the 31st March. We knew it! We said last week that all that Ken drama was going to build up to some kind of whodunnit, and this week, we were proven right. The Phantom Barlow Basher struck on Monday night's episodes, whacking Ken on the head and pushing him down the stairs as he went up to fill the kettle. Was it Adam, the scorned grandson? Tracy, the neglected daughter? Daniel, the grieving son? Someone else? There are so many possible suspects in this, and of course, we weigh in with our own thoughts and theories. After Street Talk, we do a profile of one of Corrie's most iconic characters, before ending the podcast with some lovely listener feedback. Ah yes, and as it's April 1st, we may well have snuck an April Fool into this episode, too - see if you can spot it!

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Conversation Street Episode 245

25Mar

On this episode of Conversation Street, we take a look at Corrie between the 20th and the 24th March. With there being no Wednesday visit to the cobbles, it literally was a week of two halves - but fortunately, the episodes themselves were consistently fantastic. Ken Barlow was once again at the front and centre this week, and we loved it - his scene with Sinead in number one where he laments how Deirdre always held him back in life being particularly gripping. Meanwhile, Tracy fought to save the florist, Peter continued to play a dangerous game with Chloe, and a mysterious phone call for Amy certainly got us speculating! After Street Talk, we delve into the second half of our run down of the Rovers landlords and landladies, covering the likes of Natalie, Fred and... the Beige One. There's some news about Cherylee Houston's new fundraising project in The Kabin, then the usual mix of tweets, Facebook messages and emails in the feedback section. Enjoy! 

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Conversation Street Episode 244

18Mar

Our latest podcast focuses on the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 13th and the 17th March. This week, Sarah's in for a shock when Nathan turns up for dinner looking a tad older than expected. Good job she noticed really, considering nobody's twigged that Nick's also been looking about ten years older than he should be for years! Speaking of Nick, he's had another rubbish week, falling out big time with Leanne when he realises he's not going to keep Steve out of baby Ollie's life. (That's right, Nick - we called him Ollie. Whatcha gonna do?) Meanwhile, Faye stuns Anna with the news that she's got a tattoo, but she's in for a shock of her own when she has a chance meeting with Jackson and Miley. Next up, with Liz and Steve potentially calling time on their reign in the Rovers,  we do the first half of a two-part feature looking back at past landlords and landladies of the pub, going right back to 1902! The plot thickens regarding Denise Black's possible return to the cobbles in The Kabin, then we finish off the show with a bit of feedback and some spoilery cast news in a Kabin Extra.

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Conversation Street Episode 243

11Mar

On our latest podcast, we dissect the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 6th and the 10th March. Move over Platts: the Barlows are ruling the roost in Weatherfield right now, with no fewer than three stories this week revolving around Ken and co. This week, Daniel and Sinead come to a decision about the pregnancy, Peter makes a startling announcement about a potential business opportunity, and Ken's got money to burn when he finds out what shady business Adam's been getting up to. After Street Talk, we do a character profile revisit on Liz McDonald. It was Episode 4 of the podcast when we featured her in our first ever 'classic' character profile segment; 4 years later, we take a look at what she's been getting up to since her triumphant return to the show. A bit of a slow news week in The Kabin, but we have a few first-time writers in the feedback session at the end - always good to hear from someone new! If you'd like to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards, just head over to https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote - we appreciate your support!

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Conversation Street Episode 242

4Mar

Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 27th February and the 3rd March. You know, people really should be a bit more careful with who they get pregnant, shouldn't they? Not only did we have the aftermath of the bombshell about Oliver's parentage this week (big props to Kym Marsh again on Monday, by the way - we LOVE crazy Michelle!), but on Friday, it turns out that Sinead hasn't been currful enough in the sack, and now she's up the duff too! Maybe Mel should start advertising birth control implants to the whole Street, not just Bethany... As it was a late recording this week, we decided to to put back the middle section we'd planned, so after Street Talk we go straight into the news (Warning: may contain Gemma rant!) then finish off the show early with some feedback. In the next few days, we're going to be sending in our entry into the British Podcast Awards - any support you could lend us for this would be very much appreciated! Our entry had to include a 15 minute selection of clips that would give the judges an idea of what our podcast was like, so we've tagged it onto the end of the show, as a bit of a 'Best Of' - hope you enjoy!

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Conversation Street Episode 241

25Feb

Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast between the 20th and the 24th February. The Victoria Court lift may be stuck in its tracks, but the Leanne story moved at quite a lick this week, didn't it? Lift births, ash scattering, new baby plans from Michelle and... well, we wouldn't want to spoil the big plot development of the week, but can we just say again how much we love ITV not giving away all these twists at the moment? Also on the Street this week, is that a spark we sense between Brian and Cathy, or was it just Darryl's final nibble on that electric cable? Alas, poor Darryl - taken from this world too soon. No, wait... After Street Talk, we delve into some listener questions: If we could go back in time and change a Corrie plot, what would it be, and which characters are in dire need of a storyline this year? Next up in the Kabin, we take a look at some newly surfaced plans for the set expansion, before finishing off the show with some more listener feedback.

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