Conversation Street Episode 277

21Oct

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.

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Conversation Street Episode 276

14Oct

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.

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Conversation Street Episode 275

7Oct

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!

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Conversation Street Episode 274

30Sep

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.

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Conversation Street Episode 273

23Sep

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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Conversation Street Episode 272

16Sep

On the latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 10th and the 15th September. Another excellent week on the cobbles this week, with Andy's near escape proving to be a particular highlight for us. Looking around online, though, it seems like there are a lot of viewers who this didn't go down well with, so we do our best to justify our love of this (admittedly somewhat far-fetched) story! Then, of course, we have all the build up to the big double wedding next week. Eva's back and ramping up the revenge on the Connors, and there's tragedy for Rita as she collapses during the hen do. Also this week, we learn about Seb's home life, and Yasmeen becomes so desperate for a bit more screen time that she takes a leaf out of Phelan's book and becomes a hostage taker. After Street Talk, we do a quick character profile of Erica - it's about time we got round to it! - then find out what Kate Oates has got to say about the new set expansion in the news section. Finally, we received so may emails this week that Gemma had to bust out her professional editing skillz to stop the feedback segment from lasting quite so long, but if you stay to right to the very end of the podcast, we do have a very short bit of bonus material - you'll have to wait and see for yourselves what it is, but it sure made us laugh!

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Conversation Street Episode 271

9Sep

On our latest podcast, we cast our critical eyes over the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 3rd and the 8th September. This week started off very strong, with a Sunday episode that managed to pack in some high drama with Phelan nearly offing Andy, comedy with Sally's mayoral ambitions, and an enjoyable little side story with Amy and Summer. Not only that, but the Rita storyline kept us gripped all week thanks to a fab performance by Barbara Knox, and even the bits with Seb and Faye managed to create a bit of intrigue thanks to his mysterious injury. Top stuff! After Street Talk, we're thrilled to be joined by Hayley Tamaddon for a chat about all things Andrea, who we were big fans of during her two years on Corrie. That's followed by the Kabin, where we share our reaction to the sixth weekly episode being on a Wednesday. Listener feedback coming from as far away from Hong Kong finishes off the Corrie part of the episode, then, as promised, we round things off with some off-topic discussion of the latest season of Game of Thrones.

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Conversation Street Episode 270

1Sep

We had a late podcast last week - how about an early one this time? We only had three episodes of Corrie to chat about on the latest podcast, covering the 28th to the 30th August, and things are certainly looking bad for Rita, as her condition deteriorates - something that has not gone unnoticed by Gemma. As for Jenny, though... well let's just say she's got more than enough troubles of her own with the wedding looming! Meanwhile, Sally sets her sights on becoming the Mayor of Weatherfield, and Andy's in a grave situation... After Street Talk, our extended 5th anniversary month continues into September, and we're joined by the lovely Georgia Taylor! That's right - an interview with someone whose character we certainly haven't always been the most potive about in recent months, and yes, she does call us out on that during our chat! We really think you're going to love how this interview turns out, and can't wait for you to hear it. There are a few minor news stories to cover in The Kabin later, but you'll have to wait until after the feedback at the end to hear our thoughts on this week's major tabloid rumour!

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Conversation Street Episode 269

27Aug

On the latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 21st and the 25th August. We've been off on a short break to France this week, but did that stop us watching our favourite soap? Did it 'eck as like! We were far too excited to see what Phelan had in store for Andy, and were on the edge of our seats on Monday's episodes when the pair of them had that scuffle in the basement. Another big talking point, of course, was the matter of Norris and Mary's wedding! We were kept guessing right until the last minute about whether or not they'd actually go through with the ceremony, but what did we make of what actually happened, and what could be in store for the couple next? Also this week, Chesney does a disappearing act on a trip out with the girls, and things move forward for David and Shona. In The Kabin, we make our choices in this year's Inside Soap Awards, then  follow up with more of yor listener feedback. We round off the episode with a spoilerific Kabin Extra, in which we speculate about the potential ramifications of the recently reported returning cast member.

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Conversation Street Episode 268

20Aug

This week on the podcast is quite a special one! Episode 268 marks Conversation Street's fifth anniversary, and what a show it is! In Street Talk, we chat about the episodes of Corrie broadcast between the 11th and the 18th August - seven episodes in total, and we try a new format for the segment. We think it works quite well, but we'd love to know your feedback too. The big talking point of the week is, of course, the reveal that Pat has indeed been keeping Andy hostage all this time - what a twist! Yes, we may have predicted it, but we were so excited to be proven right, and can't wait to see what happens next. Also in the segment we ponder whether Jenny is right to be fewmin' over her now double wedding, give our first thoughts on the newly recast Hope, and discuss whether Gary made the correct decision to keep Sarah in the dark over his Odessan odyssey. Next up, Michael tells all about his trip to Manchester this week - yes, Gemma was able to persuade him to go, and what a good job she did too! Who cares about the 9-hour coach trip or a night in the worst hotel in Manchester when there's an opportunity to mingle with the stars at a cast vs fans quiz? It was a brilliant experience, and we hope you enjoy hearing about it. The Kabin's bursting with big news too - we react to the magical new Coronation Street trailer that ITV have put out and discuss the Corrie cover feature of this week's Radio Times. Think Gemma's fashion commentary is just for red carpet pics at award shows? Think again! Finally, we round off the episodes with some listener feedback including -  wait for it - a voice message from Morgan! This is quite possibly our longest episode yet, but hopefully you'll agree it's a good 'un!

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