Conversation Street Episode 321

9Aug

We've got another early podcast for you this week, covering the four episodes between the 6th and the 8th August. What great episodes they were, though! If you've listened to the podcast for any length of time, you'll know what big fans of Jenny Connor we are, so to have her and Johnny become owners of the Rovers Return this week was pretty much a dream come true for us. Not only that, but we've also been very much enjoying Abi recently, so it was great to see her get more time in the spotlight this week, as well as other favourites like Gemma, Henry and Imran - top stuff! After Street Talk, we're excited to be joined once again by the newly crowned Queen of the Rovers, Sally Ann Matthews, who chats to us about how she feels taking on such an iconic role, as well as sharing her thoughts on Johnny's recent behaviour and old vs. new Corrie. That's followed by The Kabin, where we tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming cast vs fans quiz in Manchester later this month, and we finish off the podcast with various listeners' thoughts on the Craig/Bethany/Kayla storyline in the feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:08:44
Interview: Sally Ann Matthews - 01:26:45
The Kabin - 01:44:47
Listener Feedback - 02:02:41

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Conversation Street Episode 320

4Aug

On our latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 30th July and the 3rd August. It's the week of the inquest into Aidan's death, and while Carla's still concerned about getting the factory, Johnny's main priority is honouring Aidan's memory - whilst Toyah and Leanne are just hoping Eva will be back in time to testify. Also this week, both Josh and Sean end up in hospital following violent confrontations, and the the factory is invaded by pests - with pervy Mr Hanlon the worst of the lot! It's been three years since we last profiled Eva Price on the podcast, so we thought we'd take a look at what she's been up to since then in the character profile section, where we also weigh up her status as a Corrie icon. Speaking of icons, that's one of the topics of discussion in the news section thanks to a recent poll by SCS. After a bit of listener feedback, we round off the show with a Kabin Extra segment to discuss an exciting bit of casting news that's recently been revealed.

Street Talk - 00:07:37
Character Profile: Eva Price - 01:45:17
The Kabin - 02:20:42
Listener Feedback - 02:26:23
Kabin Extra - 02:38:29

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Conversation Street Episode 319

28Jul

Thanks to last week's early podcast, we've got a tonne of things to cover this week, as we discuss the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 20th and the 27th July. This week saw the climax of the Kayla story, and the big reveal of her secret identity. What could be next for her character, though, and is redemption really possible? Also this week, a fair bit of comings and goings - Eva and Adam head off for a new life in France, and Tyrone receives the sad news that his mum has died. On the plus side, though, we do get the return of the fabulous Claudia Colby! After Street Talk, we do a quick character profile on the late Jackie Dobbs, who, despite only being in the show for a handful of episodes, certainly made a big impression (and speaking of impressions, Michael of course takes plenty of opportunities to crack out his best Scouse accent throughout this section!) It's soap awards season again, and in The Kabin, we take a look at who's been nominated in the Inside Soap Awards this year, then we round off the podcast with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:10:11
Classic Character Profile: Jackie Dobbs - 01:45:49
The Kabin - 02:09:43
Listener Feedback - 02:30:58

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Conversation Street Episode 318

19Jul

On this week's early edition of the podcast, we take a look at the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 16th and the 18th July. There may only be four episodes to cover, but they went down very well with us, giving us a load to natter on about in the Street Talk segment. First order of business: didn't Cath, Richard and Sal play a blinder this week? That mediation meeting between Eva, Johnny and Jenny had us on the edge of our seats, and although we'd heard in advance that Susie was going to be kidnapped following the meeting, it was still brilliant seeing the aftermath unfold on TV. As for the other stories this week, we were pretty disappointed that Sally's hung up her mayor's chain already, and the less said about the Jude and Angie 'drama' the better, but it was great to see Eileen back, and Henry's purchase of the Rovers for Gemma is bound to ruffle some feathers! After Street Talk, we do a character profile on Johnny Connor. It's been fascinating seeing the viewers' massive change in opinion towards Johnny these past few months, and we found plenty to discuss about his nearly three years on the cobbles. Finally, we finish off the podcast with some feedback, including your responses to last week's listener questions.

Street Talk - 00:06:32
Character Profile: Johnny Connor - 01:18:02
Feedback - 01:57:30

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Conversation Street Episode 317

14Jul

On our latest podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 9th and the 13th July. This week, Jack loses his foot, Neil loses his appeal, Maria loses her job and Sean loses his home. Meanwhile, there's a welcome return from Henry Newton, and Sally's scammed by dastardly Duncan. After Street Talk, we tackle a couple of questions from listeners: which Corrie characters do we not like that everyone else seems to love (controversial opinions within!) and which character would we least like to be on the bad side of? That's followed by some sad news for Ali and Ryan shippers in The Kabin, and we round off the episode with more listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:09:33
Listener Questions - 01:32:51
The Kabin - 01:58:23
Feedback - 02:12:11

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Conversation Street Episode 316

7Jul

On our latest podcast, we pick apart the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast between the 2nd and the 6th July. If you're living in the UK at the moment, you'll know we've got a bit of heatwave going on right now. Whilst some people like to stay cool with icy drinks, lollies and switching up the air con, for Robert and Michelle it means getting freaky in the freezer - what could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile, Billy's shocked to hear David making homophobic remarks during his community service, Tyler gets revenge on Simon, and - sound the issues-based story klaxon! - Jack's rushed to hospital when he develops sepsis. Next up, we have a classic character profile, and after the hilarious scenes on Monday where Steve's searching through his old engagement rings, we thought we'd take a look back where it all began, and run down the story of his first wife, Vicky. That's followed by an update on Malcolm Hebden in The Kabin, and we finish off the episode with some listener feedback on subjects including angry Johnny, loose plot threads and the number of characters falling down the stairs recently.

Street Talk: 00:13:09
Classic Character Profile - Vicky McDonald: 01:32:10
The Kabin: 02:04:49
Listener Feedback: 02:14:16

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Conversation Street Episode 315

1Jul

On our latest podcast, we have a good old chat about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 25th and the 29th June. It was one of those weeks that had a load of interweaving storylines, what with Simon getting up to no good in both the Rovers and Flora story, and Steve and Tracy's relationship connecting up with both Daniel and Abi's stuff. That does make Street Talk a bit of a minefield, but we manage to make it through to the other side in a relatively organised fashion at least. That's followed by our annual 'Let's see how Corrie's done in the first half of the year' discussion, where we weigh up the highs and lows of Kate Oates' final few months as producer. In the Kabin, there's congratulations in order for new mum Helen Flanagan, and we share who has and hasn't made it onto the shortlist of the TV Choice Awards (no Connor, Charlie or Sally? They wuz robbed!). We finish off the episode with some of your emails, tweets, Facebook posts and a quick voicemail response to one of last week's messages in our feedback section.

Street Talk: 00:09:29
2018 So Far In Review: 01:41:05
The Kabin: 02:33:57
Feedback: 02:53:11

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Conversation Street Episode 314

23Jun

On our latest podcast, we cover the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 18th and the 22nd June. There's one word that we think sums up this week's Corrie: venom. Like the ghost of Poison Ivy Tilsley had possessed half the Street's residents, so many scenes this week had someone going out of their way to be utterly nasty to someone else, with chief perpetrator being one Johnny Connor. We know he's been through a lot this month, but is that really an excuse for how he's been treating Jenny and, once he finds out about Susie's parentage, poor Eva? And what about Michelle and Leanne? Not exactly the most sympathetic characters at the best of times, but this week was something else. Over at the factory, Alya and Sarah put on a performance worthy of the understudies at the Weatherfield Amateur Dramatics Society in order to quash the knicker stitchers' secretarial ambitions, while the previously lovely Kayla shows her true colours and goes full-on evil after we discover she is actually Neil Clifton's daughter. Thank goodness for Abi, who brought some much needed levity to the week! With little in the way of news for a second week in a row, as well as the Pat Phelan special we put out just a few days ago, we decided to skip our usual middle sections this week, but there was stil plenty of listener feedback to get through, including a few thoughts on Pat's demise now that it's aired overseas.

00:05:30 - Street Talk

01:44:16 - Listener Feedback

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Conversation Street Episode 313 - The Pat Phelan Show

19Jun

Builder. Father. Rapist. Husband. Kidnapper. Liar. Scam artist. Murderer. For the residents of Weatherfield, Pat Phelan has been many things. For us he's been one of the most compelling reasons to tune into Coronation Street these past five years, one of the show's most complex characters to ever grace the cobbles and, quite simply, the best villain Corrie has ever seen - and we DO love a good bad guy. In this special episode of the podcast, we talk about the life, the lies and the legacy of the loathesome yet loveable Liverpudlian lawbreaker. To kick things off, we're thrilled to be joined by the man behind the monster, Connor McIntyre, for an exclusive interview, in which he offers his final reflections on his time on the Street and answers some of your listener questions. We then take a trip back in time to where it all began and play some podcast clips from the time of Pat's first episodes before chatting about how his character has changed since then. This is followed by our final thoughts about his exit week, now we've had a bit of time to let the dust settle. Up next, we run down our Top 10 Pat Phelan scenes ever - be sure to email in and let us know how much you all disagree! - before discussing the big question: is Pat truly Corrie's greatest ever villain? Towards the end of the episode, we tackle some of the Phelan detractors' biggest criticisms of the character, before rounding things off with a short quiz. Enjoy!

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Conversation Street Episode 312

16Jun

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 11th and the 15th June, and what a week it was! First we had to say goodbye to two of our fave Corrie ladies Nicola and Eileen (though at least one of them only seems to be on just a temporary break), then we had Johnny cheating on Jenny, not just with a kiss but 'going the whole hog' as Moira put it, and as for Friday's episodes where Toyah finally revealed the truth about the baby to Peter... We certainly felt emotionally drained after watching it all, that's for sure! After Street Talk, we look back on the rollercoaster year that Nicola had on the Street in a special character profile that ends in a chat with actress Nicola Thorp herself! We talk about getting shot by Phelan, the Soap Award red carpet and, yes, we even cover THAT interview with Piers Morgan! With not much other news to discuss, we give The Kabin a miss this week, and end the show with a bunch of tweets, voicemails and emails in the listener feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:06:55
Character Profile: Nicola Rubinstein - 01:47:10
Interview: Nicola Thorp - 02:23:31
Listener feedback - 02:48:38

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