Conversation Street Episode 282


On our latest podcast, we talk about the seven episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 20th and the 24th November. Bit of a rough week for Robert, really - one minute he's being knocked down by a car, the next he's being told he's likely got testicular cancer. And does Michelle ease off on her nagging throughout it all? Of course not! Speaking of shrieking harpies, Anna gets dragged off by the cops again this week thanks to some masterful manipulation by Phelan, plus we say goodbye to Colin and Moira. After Street Talk, we're joined by Maggie Sullivan, the author of the recently released Christmas On Coronation Street novel. Maggie talks about how she went about expanding Elsie Tanner's back story, and we launch a competition to win one of five copies of the book. There's a Jennie jungle update in The Kabin, plus we congratulate Sarah Lancashire on her OBE, then round things off with some listener feedback.


Conversation Street Episode 281


Our latest podcast has us discussing all things Corrie between the 13th and the 17th November. This week's episodes saw some great performances from the leading actors, but when it came to plot developments, we can't say we were 100% satisfied. We've already made our stance on the marriage-wrecking 'Kana' storyline clear, and this week, we were just left feeling even more sorry for the blissfully ignorant Zeedan. Billy, meanwhile, confesses a shocking event from his past to Todd, which, to us, called for a little bit too much suspension of disbelief (and if press spoilers are to be believed, is just the tip of the iceberg). Fortunately, we were just as happy as ever with the Phelan storyline - assuming, of course,  Nicola's not actually going to move to Australia for good! After Street Talk, we turn our attentions to a little project that listener Rebecca has been working on for the past few months - cataloguing all the characters of the week we've picked, and we take a look at who's made it into the Top 20 up to now. Next up is The Kabin, where Michael heaps praise on the newly released Christmas On Coronation Street book, then we round things off with some more of your lovely feedback.


Conversation Street Episode 280


There's no Friday Corrie this week, which can only mean one thing: early podcast! In our latest show, we go over the episodes broadcast between the 6th and the 8th November in the UK. Did Mary deserve that massive telling off from Jude on Wednesday? Are Jenny and Johnny really off to sunny Spain? Can Rita get to keep the Kabin? Comida? (Sim!) Next up, Winter is coming in our character profile section, as we take a look at everyone's second favourite Gemma, before discussing the results of the Inside Soap Awards in The Kabin. We round off the show with some more Facebook group highlights, our first blog comment in years, and a few tweets.


Conversation Street Episode 279


On our latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 30th October and the 3rd November. Though it didn't really feature on Corrie, this week was Halloween, and Seb's certainly in for a fright when he hears he's got HIV. Meanwhile, the Wicked Windass Witch of Weatherfield gets arrested when the police find the earring that Pat planted at the solicitors' office, and David - who we think may be slowly transforming into a werewolf from the chin outwards - starts to get suspicious when he sees Gary and Nicola together. After Street Talk, we've got a bit of a different feature discussion to mark Halloween, as we do our best to make tenuous links between Coronation Street and the Harry Potter series. Which houses would the Corrie kids be sorted into? Who'd teach each subject? What are the most terrible punny names Michael can think of for alternative book titles? If you're a Harry Potter fan, you'll hopefully have a bit of a giggle in this segment and if not..well, if you skip ahead about 50 minutes we'll promise not to put a curse on you. In The Kabin, we rate Corrie's chances in next week's Inside Soap Awards, then finish things off with some listener feedback and - of course - some discussion of this week's biggest Corrie cast news in a Kabin Extra section at the end.


Conversation Street Episode 278


This week on the show, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 23rd and the 27th October. First up, of course, are the heart-stopping events of Friday's Corrie, which not only revealed some shocking details about Phelan's murky past, but also saw the deaths of not one, but two characters. And if this wasn't enough to get your pulse racing, we also had Abi nearly die of a drugs overdose, and Seb take a tumble off his window cleaning ladder. Never a dull moment, eh? Well okay, we did have the saga of Alya's chicken goujons, we suppose.. After Street Talk, there's a forty-minute feature discussion about Corrie's history with gun crime, followed by a quick visit to The Kabin where there are congratulations in orderfor Bhavna Limbachia. We round off the show with a short feedback segment, and a miniround up of this week's discussions in our new Facebook group.


Conversation Street Episode 277


In this weekend's podcast, we talk about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 16th and the 20th October. The Phelan story has been building up to the revelation of his next hostage for a whie now, and this week, we finally find out... oh no, wait, we STILL don't know for sure who it's going to be yet. Come on Corrie - we're usually pretty patient when it comes to Phelan, but even we think this is starting to drag a bit now! At least things should start hotting up next week, it seems. Elsewhere, Coronation Street shows itself to be uncharacteristically up to date with its 'real life issue' story of the month as Summer gets a bit of Spice in her life, and the return of Mad Mary understandably drives Angie up the wall at number 3. The Kabin has us catching up with some past cast members and finding up what they're up to next - namely Keith Duffy, Tracy Shaw and Hayley Tamaddon, then we finish things off with a feedback section that includes two voicemails, a critical look at the Eva revenge storyline, and a story about a cheesy encounter with Sean Wilson.


Conversation Street Episode 276


On our latest podcast, we tear down the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 9th and the 13th October. This week, Imogen's hit by a severe case of personality change-itis, leading Kate to give her the old heave-ho. Will Rana finally admit her true feelings for the damsel in dungarees? Meanwhile, there's a surprise in store for Vinny when he gives his mum a birthday video call, and Max and Lily learn the truth about Shona's link to Clayton. Next up, we do a classic character profile on Martin Platt, then chat about the upcoming Sally Ann Matthews and Brooke Vincent short film, Chapter 1: Liv in the Kabin. Finally, we round things off with another iTunes review, some emails and a voice mail in the feeback section.


Conversation Street Episode 275


On the latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 2nd and the 6th October. There was a lot to live up to this week, what with Bethany's trial and Rita's operation taking centre stage, and in our opinion, they certainly delivered. Lara's death was a surprise curveball, Norris showed his sensitive side, and all traces of bridezilla were gone from Jenny as we were left on the edge of our seats to find out if the Weatherfield Nightingale would live to sing another day. Meanwhile, though our opinion was split over the inclusion of Daniel in the Phelan saga, it was good to see the story take a new turn. After Street Talk we have a listener question segmnent, where we give our thoughts on Corrie's Canadian popularity and the use of unrealisic twists in the show, plus we share the story of how Conversation Street first came into existence. That's followed by a bit of religious controversy in the Kabin and finally some listener feedback - including a voicemail message from Erica!


Conversation Street Episode 274


To begin Episode 274, we pay tribute to Liz Dawn, who sadly passed away on Monday night. After looking back over Liz's long and colourful life, we share some of our favourite Jack and Vera moments before playing a selection of sound clips from her most memobable scenes. This is followed by Street Talk, in which we discuss the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 25th and 29th September. In the run up to Nathan's trial next week, a face from the past appears on Wednesday, which threatens to make or break the case. Also this week, there's a welcome return to the Rovers for Liz, Will finally gets his comeuppance, and the truth about Gary's assignment in the Ukraine comes out. In The Kabin segment, we discuss Shayne Ward's involvement in the latest Loose Women campaign, and finish things off wth a Tina-riffic feedback section.


Conversation Street Episode 273


The latest episode of the podcast covers the big week of drama on the Street between the 18th and the 22nd September. There'd certainly been a lot of hype before this week started, what with Corrie switching from five to six episodes and the promise of one of the show's biggest ever weddings, but who exactly made it down the aisle, and which bride's day turned out to be a bit of a damp squib? Needless to say, we were pretty darn happy with how things unfolded, although we were left a little unsure about whose side we were supposed to be on when the Eva and Aidan drama came to a head. In addition to the double (treble?) wedding ceremonies, we were also treated to the arrival of Jim Moir's character, Colin this week. His portrayal of the charismatic competition organiser was a winner in our book, but what's his game with buying The Kabin? Also this week, Rita gets a shock diagnosis, Kirk generates buzz from his mayoral campaign speech, and there's more glasses action from Will. After Street Talk, we're thrilled to be joined by Richard Hawley, who talks to us about his two years playing Johnny Connor on the Street, and gives us the behind the scenes goss about this week's wedding drama. After that, there's some news that's sure to make fans of classic Coronaton Street happy in The Kabin, then we round off the show with some more listener feedback.


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