Conversation Street Episode 304

22Apr

Phew! Weren't sure we were going to make it this week as Gemma's been fighting off a chest infection since last weekend, but here we are, just a day late, but with a shorter than usual episode. The majority of this podcast is taken up by Street Talk, which covers the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 16th and the 20th April. It's been a week of revelations and no mistake, as two secret affairs have been exposed. Despite not being fans of the Carla/Ali hookup, we must admit it was worth it just to see Michelle's face fall when she discovered them cavorting in the corridor. Then, of course, we had the news of Kate and Rana's relationship spreading around the Street courtesy of local loudmouth Beth. All that, plus drunk Jenny, the return of Abi and some lovely Yasmeen moments certainly made this a good set of episodes in our book. With Gemma rapidly losing her voice by the end of Street Talk, we decided to end the episode there (with just a bit of Corrie cast baby news thrown in for good measure). Fingers crossed we'll be fighting fit and back to normal for next week!

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Conversation Street Episode 303

14Apr

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 9th and the 13th April. This week, the anti-racism charity boxing match finally takes place (looks like they couldn't find an anti-serial killing Scouse builder charity in time) and things get a bit out of hand for David, earning Gary yet another trip to A&E. Meanwhile, Robert's looking a bit more beefed up than usual, and he's not the only one - as people finally start to notice that Eva's a little on the large side, she makes her final preparations for her flit to the countryside to give birth, but not before giving things one last try with Aidan. After Street Talk, we do a quick classic character profile on David's old mate Graeme Proctor, discovering quite a few parallels between many of his old storylines and some of the things going on in 2018. In The Kabin, we give our thoughts on the British Soap Awards longlist, and we hear from two new listeners in the feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:11:50
Classic Character Profile: Graeme Proctor - 01:13:03
The Kabin - 01:33:34
Feedback - 01:51:41

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Conversation Street Episode 302

7Apr

On our latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 2nd and the 6th April. From Chesney in a haddock suit to Mary and Tracy's trip to the aquarium, there was definitely something fishy about Corrie this week - plus we can only assume Pat grew his own set of fins to survive that ocean plunge and get across to Ireland on Monday. Meanwhile, back on dry land, Craig's secret battle with OCD is finally out, and Sophie attempts the not-so-obvious career move from window cleaner to swanky restaurant manager. After Street Talk, we're joined by David Gee, better known as Dave Draws, the artist behind the map of Weatherfield that's shown up in the factory office recently. That's followed by a discussion of Corrie's latest April Fools' Day prank in The Kabin, and more OCD chat in the feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:06:44
Dave Draws Interview - 01:38:13
The Kabin - 01:56:35
Feedback - 02:05:55

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Conversation Street Episode 301

31Mar

This week's podcast starts with a short tribute to long-time listener Tvor, who passed away a few days ago. She was the first person to give us feedback on the podcast, way back in Episode 4, and her presence will be greatly missed on the show and across the Coronation Street fan community as a whole. We then move onto discussing the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 26th and the 30th March. As the police uncover concrete evidence of Pat's murderous ways, the barbaric builder does a runner to North Lighthouse (just Voggle it - it'll take you right there!), intent on sailing across to Ireland. Will he be able to convince Eileen to go with him, or will she finally see him for the murderer he really is? Meanwhile, Martin makes a flying visit to the Street, Audrey switches from styling hair to freestyling on air, and, in what we can only assume is an attempt to curry favour with his Mafia boss grandfather, Simon turns to a life of crime. After Street Talk, we welcome Brooke Vincent back onto the podcast for a quick chat about all things Dancing On Ice, Kana and Chapter 1: Liv, her new short film that's recently been put online (if you haven't seen it yet, we definitely recommend checking it out!). Next up, we move onto a quick news section, including more evidence that tours of the Corrie set are looking more and more likely, and then head into our usual feedback section. Finally, in a quick, spoilery Kabin Extra at the end of the show, we discusss the news of another cast member departure, announced this week.

00:07:14 - Street Talk
01:45:52 - Brooke Vincent interview
01:56:10 - The Kabin
02:03:25 - Feedback
02:21:09 - The Kabin Extra

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Conversation Street Episode 300

24Mar

And here it is! This week, we reach another milestone in Conversation Street history as we pass the 300 episode mark and discuss everything Corrie between the 19th and the 22nd March. Sadly, we weren't especially enamoured by the week's offerings from the cobbles, be it Fiz's unwillingness to dob her daughter in to Tyrone, the continuing saga of Eva's hidden pregnancy, or the mind-numbing monotomy of Michelle's wedding plans, but hey - at least Jack P Shepherd pulled it out of the bag with a fantastic portrayal of David's realisation of what had happened to him last Friday night. Things take a massive turn for the better after Street Talk, though, as we're joined by the lovely Nicola Thorp for a chat about her year on the Street playing Phelan's long-lost daughter. That's followed by more great news for Corrie in The Kabin as - at last! - they win a Best Soap award this week, then we round off the episode with some listener feedback, including a special voicemail about the Victoria Street set expansion.

00:05:18 - Street Talk

01:21:08 - Nicola Thorp interview

02:06:03 - The Kabin

02:16:38 - Feedback

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Conversation Street Episode 299

17Mar

In the last podcast of the 200s, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street between the 12th and the 16th March. A couple of massive talking points in this week's show, starting off, of course, in Street Talk with David's rape. Is it Corrie's duty to inform viewers about this issue that's often considered taboo, was it too much to put on TV before the watershed, and is it just another attempt at ratings grabbing? Of course, the story's only just begun, but in any case, we do our best to look at both sides of the argument, and ponder where things could go next. After more discussion of Tyrone and Gemma's night together and our early reactions to clairvoyant Rosie, we move onto the second big discussion of the week: the new Victoria Street set! We take a look at every nook and cranny of the recently revealed expansion, give our reactions, and wonder how each part might be used on screen. That's followed by a few smaller bits of news, including a report on how Brooke Vincent got on in the Dancing On Ice final. We round off the episode with some feedback, including an email from a new listener and a voicemail.

00:02:15 - Street Talk
01:34:11 - The Victoria Street set expansion
02:32:38 - The Kabin
02:39:48 - Feedback

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Conversation Street Episode 298

10Mar

On our latest podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 5th and the 9th March. An interesting week this week, for sure. Although there were big plot developments in some of of the stories - Pat gets stuck in cement, Eileen finds out about the Calcutta Street scam, Tyrone cheats on Fiz - quite a bit of it made one or both of us feel rather angry, so strap yourselves in and prepare for some epic Gemma rants! There was even some disagreement between the pair of us over Phelan's confession, so things really did get quite heated! At least one thing we did agree on was that Moira's performance at the party was just brilliant - who says comedy on Corrie is dead? Just to lighten the mood after a grumpy Street Talk, we then delve into an irreverant discussion of illegal drug taking on Corrie. From the evil dealers like Callum and Jez to the unintentional comedy of Izzy on cannabis, our narcotic-based natterings will give you a thorough history of one of Corrie's darker terriories. There's good news for Brooke Vincent fans in the Kabin as our Weatherfield representative makes it to the Dancing On Ice final, and we round things off with some listener feedback.

In response to a lister request, we've decided to put time stamp on the main sections of the podcast in our episode notes from now on, so here's the rundown for this week!
Street Talk: 00:04:21
Feature Discussion - Drugs: 01:41:42
The Kabin: 02:42:32
Feedback: 02:51:56

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Conversation Street Episode 297

3Mar

On our latest podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 26th February and the 2nd March. This week, Billy finds himself in hot water as his painkiller addiction sinks to new lows. Pat, on the other hand, could be heading for cold water soon when he realises he's running out of time to deal with Andy and Vinnie's bodies. Meanwhile, it's the return of the redheads to the Street as Moira's reemployed at the medical centre and Fiz is back from Wolverhampton - but is Ty really all that pleased to see her? After Street Talk, we do a character profile on Bethany Platt, then find out about what Nicola Thorp's going to be getting up to for charity this month in the news section. We finish off the show with more of your listener feedback, including some comments on Tracy's character growth and just how realistic - or otherwise! - the kids of Coronation Street actually are.

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Conversation Street Episode 296

24Feb

Things get off to a great start on this week's podcast, as for the first five minutes, we're joined by a special guest who picks the five winners of our Mother's Day On Coronation Street competition! That's followed by a discussion of all things Corrie between the 19th and the 23rd February, which, thankfully, we were feeling a lot more positive about compared to last week! From Aidan and Carla's kidney transplant to Nicola's ruptured appendix, there were a few times where we actually felt concerned for a character's safety, but it was the quiet, character-driven two-hander moments that really shone out for us: if we could have a few more scenes like Roy and Johnny on a bench or Jenny and Kevin sharing a beer, we'd be very happy podcasters. After Street Talk, we tackle a couple of listener questions: What's the worst thing that Tracy has ever done and which Corrie characters would you most like to have as your parents? That's followed by some sad yet heartwarming news in The Kabin, and a bit more Tracy chat from listeners in the feedback section.

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Conversation Street Episode 295

17Feb

On our latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast between the 12th and the 16th February in the UK. Perhaps we didn't get the memo about it being Valentine's Day this week, because we certainly weren't feeling the love for this particular batch of episodes. Whether it's the the revival of Michelle's best left forgotton baby swap storyline, Toyah's continuing attempts to hide Eva's pregnancy or the many scenes of Craig's obsessive habits - yes, we get it; he has OCD! - we found that, sadly, there wasn't much to love his this week.. but if you're a fan of Gemma rants, you're in for a treat! Fortunately, things take a turn for the better in the second half of the podcast, starting with a fab interview with Kate White, a writer at Inside Soap, who gives us the scoop about what it's like to work for the UK's biggest soap magazine. That's followed by The Kabin, where we take a look at the Corrie fashion at last weekend's Archie's Footprint Ball, and launch a competition where you can win one of five copies of Maggie Sullivan's latest book, Mother's Day On Coronation Street. We round things off by hearing about some of our listeners' Corrie dreams in the feedback section.

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