April 4th, 2020
The bonus content for Episode 412 just doesn't stop coming! As we're trying to keep the main bit of podcast free of all coronavirus talk for the listeners who are just fed up of hearing about it, we've decided to do a quick update on how the pandemic is affecting all things Corrie in another standalone podcast. It's only been a few weeks since our first COVID-19 discussion, but thing have moved on since then, including the halting of all Corrie filming until further notice! We discuss some new ideas about where this might leave our favourite soap as well as sharing some of the ways that the Corrie cast are keeping us entertained over social media while we're all stuck inside.
April 4th, 2020
Our extra content for Episode 412 of the podcast is a review of the second half of our 1960s Corrie box set. 1965 to 1969 saw some big changes to the Street, including the introduction of an outdoor set and the construction of the maisonettes opposite the terraced houses. It was also the period where Betty Turpin and Bet Lynch made their debuts, and big stunts like the train crashing through the viaduct and the collapse of Number 7 kept viewers hooked. In this discussion, we go over stories we enjoyed, characters that made the biggest impression, and our thoughts on what the box set can teach us about life in the 60s.
April 4th, 2020
On our latest podcast, we cover the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 30th March and the 3rd April (Episodes #10,042 - 10,044). This week sees the start of the new reduced schedule, and we start off the Street Talk section sharing our thoughts on how it feels to only get three episodes a week - and ones that were never originally intended to be shown this way either! That's followed by a discussion of the latest goings on in the Yasmeen storyline - has she finally seen through Geoff's lies and manipulation? Also this week, David gets a taste for danger, Aled gets his hearing aids fitted, and Charles plays by his own rules. Next up on the show, we celebrate the news of Sally Carman and Joe Duttine's engagement in The Kabin, and we finish off the podcast with some feedback, including a quick go at a fun Corrie game suggested by one listener.
Street Talk - 00:07:32
The Kabin - 01:15:43
Feedback - 01:22:09
April 1st, 2020
For April Fools' Day 2017, we flexed our creative muscles to come up with a profile of one of Corrie's most well-loved background characters: factory foreman Dirk. Over the course of three quarters of an hour, we led listeners down a merry path, recounting a completely fabricated tale of Dirk's life on the Street, stretching all the way from 1960 to the present day. We've re-uploaded it to our feed because, well, we all need something silly to lose ourselves in at the moment, so hit the play button, kick back and enjoy!
March 27th, 2020
For our bonus content this week, we tackle some questions sent in by a pair of listeners. First up, we're tasked with giving the Street a bit of a makeover, closing all the businesses and opening new ones in their place. What kind of business do the residents of Weatherfield need, who would run them, and would they be interesting to watch? We go in depth with our thoughts! Next up, we're asked which characters we'd want to be friends with in real life. As neither of us are exactly social butterflies (well, we have spent Friday night for the past eight years recording a podcast!!), this wasn't necessarily the easiest of questions, but we certainly gave it a good shot!
March 27th, 2020
With no Friday Corrie to watch this week, we're coming at you early, chatting about the episodes shown between the 23rd and the 25th March in the UK (Episodes #10,038 - 10,041). This week, a bombshell from Shona sees David's self-destructive side come bubbling to the surface, and Emma realises that Seb might not be as over Alina as he'd previously claimed... Meanwhile, Ken gets a telling off from Charles after smuggling Eccles into Stillwaters, Evelyn's blossoming romance with Arthur is back on track, and Gemma dreams of freshly laundered children. We finish off the podcast with more of your feedback, including one listener's theory on how Geoff's escort may play into his dastardly schemes.
Street Talk - 00:10:57
Feedback - 01:25:12
March 21st, 2020
This week, we learned the sad news of beloved entertainer Roy Hudd's death, so in tribute, our bonus material for Episode 410 is a character profile of Archie Shuttleworth, Corrie's merry mortician. Despite only being a prominent feature of Corrie for a year or so in the early 2000s, Archie's big personality and even bigger heart made him a real favourite for many viewers - and his role in uncovering the truth about dastardly Richard Hillman didn't hurt either! Archie Shuttleworth, a true Corrie legend - we're not wrong!
March 21st, 2020
On our latest podcast, we have a natter about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 16th and the 20th March (Episodes #10,032 - 10,037). Another fab week on the cobbles, we thought, helped in no small part a the focus on some of the older members of the cast. Yasmeen's torment at the hands of evil Geoff continued to keep us hooked, whilst the prospect of a blossoming romance for Evelyn provided a nice bit of character development for the usually very guarded granny. And as for the bonkers goings on at Stillwaters, from Claudia in full-on fencing gear to Norris' fear that Freda has been indoctrinated into some sort of cult.. just wonderful! We round off the podcast with a bit of listener feedback, including a voicemail from across the pond and a big thank you to a listener who's sent us a fascinating look at what a 1990 issue of Woman magazine thought Corrie would look like in 2020...
Street Talk - 00:13:17
Feedback - 02:06:38
March 20th, 2020
In this special one-off episode, we chat about the potential consequences that the coronavirus pandemic may have on Coronation Street. We really did want to avoid bringing up the subject, but with this week's news that Corrie is to move to three episodes a week and rumblings of kissing scene bans and isolation of cast members, it seems like it's become something we had to address. Hopefully, for those of you who are sick of hearing about COVID-19, you can just not listen to this episode and be safe in the knowledge that we'll do our best to keep future podcasts coronavirus-free wherever possible. If you do want to hear our thoughts on how we think the production, stories and broadcasts could be affected, though - and whether we think Corrie should even touch on the pandemic at all in its scripts - then you've come to the right place!
March 14th, 2020
On our extra podcast this week, we take a look at the character of Ali Neeson, who bowed out of Weatherfield on Friday night following his scrap with Gary. We investigate the doctor's complicated history, from new families to new names, share our thoughts on how his exit was handled, and speculate if we'll ever see him back on the Street again.