Conversation Street Episode 57

29Aug

On this week's podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 26th and the 28th August. With no Friday episodes of Corrie this week, Street Talk is a little shorter than usual, but there's still plenty of chat about Sally and Anna's 'barbefeud', the Street's latest newborn and the neverending love triangle between Chesney, Katy and Sinead. We also celebrate the return of Roy and Hayley to the Street, even if it does mean that the Norris-Mary-Emily house sharing story we were looking forward to never materialised. In the news section, we share our thoughts about the real reason for Stephanie Cole's quick departure, catch up with how Bruce and Vicky are doing in the Celebrity Big Brother house, and uncover a new way to deter those pesky people who keep disturbing your Corrie watching session to try and and sell you things down the phone! This week's character profile is the recently departed fireman, Paul Kershaw.

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Conversation Street Episode 56

24Aug

This week on the podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 19th and the 23rd August. There were absolutely loads of storylines mixed into this week's episodes, including the end of the racism story, the continuation of Karl's desperation to cover up his involvement in the Rovers fire, and the start of a new dawn for Chesney and Katy. For us, though, it was Sally's garden party preparations (who knew you could do fish fingers, chips and beans on the barbecue?) and Brian's musings about hitting the big 5-0 that were the highlights of the week. The real drama, of course, happened off-screen this week, and we spend a chunk of time discussing our own and listeners' opinions about Chris Fountain's sacking. We were both pleased to see Bruce Jones and Vicky Entwhistle show up on Celebrity Big Brother on Thursday, so we decided to make our character profile all about Les Battersby.

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Conversation Street Episode 55

17Aug

On this week's episode of Conversation Street, we celebrate the podcast's one year anniversary, as well as discussing the Corrie episodes shown in the UK between the 12th and the 16th August. Nick's not the only one fighting for his life this week, as Rita comes under attack from a bunch of teenagers on the Red Rec. Scary stuff indeed, although maybe not quite as terrfying as the prospect now faced by Craig of having the ever-creepy Karl as his best friend for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, we chat about the pros and cons of banning jogging bottoms and ponder whether a blast of Adam Rickett's 'Breathe Again' is just what Nick needs to get him out of his coma. In the character profile section, we say sayonara Kamara and take a look back on Mandy's brief time on the Street, then roll our eyes at Chris Fountain's off-screen antics in the news section. Feedback this week mostly centres around a discussion on how well Beth has managed to step out of Cilla's shadow.

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Conversation Street Episode 54

10Aug

This week on the podcast, we talk about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 2nd and 9th of August. We're back from our holiday, which means seven episodes to catch up with in Street Talk - it definitely turns out to be a long one! The main topic of conversation is, of course, the smashing time that Nick and David had during their late night drive on Monday evening. As David recalls the events of the accident to the police, can he avoid the finger of suspicion being pointed his way? And is the storyline enough of a distraction for Tina to stop her becoming embroiled once more in the lives of Gary and Izzy? We can only hope.. Meanwhile, we say hello to Rob and Tracy's new business venture, and goodbye to Mandy, who's no doubt gone off to meddle in the lives of some poor folk in Widdenshaw.

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Conversation Street Episode 53

1Aug

This week on the podcast, we chat about the Coronation Street episodes broadcast between the 29th and 31st July in the UK. Much like a couple of Corrie characters who've been in a long, exhausting storyline, we're off on holiday tomorrow, so we're keeping it relatively short this week! In Street Talk, we wonder whether things have finally turned a corner for Lloyd and Paul, and if it's the end of the road for Sophie and Jenna. Meanwhile, David's attempts to drive Nick and Leanne apart hit another roadblock. But enough of the random car-based metaphors! In The Kabin, we ask if Helen Flanagan is right when she says she has the best pair of airbags she's even seen (okay, just one more!) and finally take a look at the latest pictures from the new Corrie set - which leads into a discussion of our dreadful knowledge of Weatherfield geography!

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