Conversation Street

An unofficial podcast for the long-running British soap, Coronation Street.

Conversation Street Episode 446

November 28th, 2020

On our latest podcast, we dissect the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 23rd and the 27th November (Episodes #10169 - 10174).

Leanne may not have been willing to admit it, but the inevitable events of Friday's heart-breaking episodes have been on the cards for quite some time now, but that certainly didn't make them any less enjoyable to watch - indeed, the sad scenes where Steve and Leanne said their final goodbyes to their son were among the actors' very best, and, supported by spectacular performances from the rest of the cast, made for a truly powerful end to the week. Also this week, it looks like it could be the end of the road for Johnny and Jenny (Nooo!), villainous Ray and Geoff strike a deal (Boo!) and things are still tough between Peter and Carla (Meh..)

In the Kabin, we celebrate Corrie's wins at the Inside Soap Awards and cast a critical eye on the newly unveiled pieces of artwork to mark the 60th anniversary, then we round off the podcast with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:16:22
The Kabin - 02:14:20
Feedback - 02:40:31

Listener Questions - Episode 446

November 28th, 2020

This week's bonus podcast sees the return of the listener questions segment, where we share our thoughts about two more topics. Firstly, Jon wants to know which character the producers made the biggest mistake in writing out or killing off. From Martha Longhurst's controversial demise in the Rovers snug to some of the more recent swings of the producer's axe, we ponder which decisions might not have been for the best. After that, we chat about an idea sent in by Rebecca, who wants to know what we would do if we were in charge of producing a special feature length Corrie film for the 60th anniversary. Standalone episode, documentary or something else entirely, we muse over a whole variety of options before deciding on our favourite. Now if someone could just lend us $100k, we'll get right on it..!

Conversation Street Episode 445

November 21st, 2020

On our latest podcast, we share our thoughts on the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 16th and the 20th November (Episodes #10,169 - 10,174).

With the Oliver storyline only getting the occasional scene in these episodes, the focus was put squarely on the tried and tested soap trope of a love triangle this week, its members being Carla, Peter and Adam. Did it bring anything new to the table, or was it just as predictable as Peter's inevitable succumbence to the  sauce? Meanwhile, Craig's in a bind when he discovers Ray's dastardly plans to bring a touch of gentrification to Weatherfield, and Billy's mad at Paul when he catches him deacon around in his new robes.

Corrie's 60th anniversary promo has kicked off in earnest this week, and in The Kabin, we've got a new official cast photo, a new trailer and yes, even a new Co-op bag to share our thoughts on. We round the show off with the feedback section, where the hot topic of the week is how our listeners first got into Corrie.

Street Talk - 00:22:10
The Kabin - 02:23:02
Feedback - 02:57:10

Violet Wilson Character Profile - Episode 445

November 21st, 2020

For our bonus podcast this week, we take a look at the character of Violet Wilson, whose name's been brought up on the show more than once in recent weeks thanks to her and Sean's son Dylan making a return to the street. We take a look at what she got up to during her time on Corrie, including her involvement in Charlie and Shelley's domestic abuse story and her relationship with Jamie Baldwin, and we uncover a few interesting titbits about the original plans for the character, which would have taken her down a very different route to the one she ended up on!

Conversation Street Episode 444

November 14th, 2020

On the podcast this week, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 9th and the 13th November (Episodes #10163 - 10168).

If you've been as invested in the Oliver story as we have for the past few months, there'll have been a lot for you to love this week. Despite the fact we all knew the judge's verdict was only ever going to go one way, watching the reactions of the characters involved was no less compelling than any surprise twist would have been; indeed, seeing Leanne unable to accept the crushing inevitability of it all made some smashing TV, and we're sure many a tear was shed up and down the country on Friday night! And while the end seems close for Oliver, life goes on for the other residents of the street this week, including a new opportunity for Sean and Michael, a new romance in the factory between Adam and Alina, and a new archdeacon of Weatherfield (and his semi-nude boyfriend).

In the Kabin segment of the podcast, we peruse the catalogue of Julie Goodyear's jewellery that is soon to be going under the hammer for charity, and we round off the podcast with talk of iTunes reviews, COVID on Corrie and how people first started watching the show in the feedback section. 

Street Talk - 00:09:41
The Kabin - 02:05:44
Feedback - 02:25:42

We React To The Top 30 In Corriepedia’s Ultimate Character Survey - Episode 444

November 14th, 2020

The full set of results for Corriepedia's Ultimate Character survey are finally in, and in our bonus podcast this week, we take a look at who are the most loved characters in the Top 30. The battle for number one was always going to be fierce, but we don't think there'll be many a Corrie fan who'd say that the ultimate victor wasn't deserving of a spot near the top. As for the rest - well, you'll just have to listen to hear our reactions! As a bit of a bonus, we also take a look at some supplementary stats from the survey, including which characters got the most votes, who were the most divisive, and who were the biggest climbers since the 50th anniversary survey.

Conversation Street Episode 443

November 7th, 2020

On this weekend's podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 2nd and the 6th November (Episodes #10,157 - 10,162).

We really did quite enjoy this week's episodes. Like many other viewers, we'd guessed that Debbie might have been working alongside Ray to buy up the Street, but the way it was handled, including her fake tears to Kevin and her mock admiration of Sally's garden furniture and puce top (or was it just pink?) made it a whole lot of fun to watch. On top of that, we had Emma's heart-wrenching confession to the police, Leanne's stubborn, but understandable, denial in the face of Oliver's hopeless situation, and the lower stakes but still very relatable character drama in the Alahan household. Great stuff!

Up next on the podcast we head over to The Kabin, where we're joined by Corrie expert Mark Llewellin, who chats about the exciting new project he's launching for charity alongside a host of stars including Julie Goodyear to celebrate the Street's 60th anniversary. We round off the podcast with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:13:26
The Kabin - 02:05:21
Feedback - 02:39:31

Matilda Freeman Interview - Conversation Street Episode 443

November 7th, 2020

For our bonus podcast this week, we're joined by Matilda Freeman, who's spent the past three and a half years playing the role of Summer Spellman. Matilda explains why the time now feels right for her to move on to pastures new, reflects back on some of her favourite moments working on the show, and shares what it's like being a child actor on the nation's favourite street. As full of praise for the show and her fellow cast members as she is hilarious anecdotes, Matilda was a real pleasure to have a natter with - this is one interview you won't want to miss!

Conversation Street Episode 442

November 1st, 2020

This week on the podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 26th and the 30th October (Episodes #10,151 - 10,156).

Weatherfield's seemingly decided to give Halloween a miss this year, although it looks like nobody's told Scott, who decides to unleash his own unique brand of trick or treating on the Bistro this week. Speaking of tricks, Geoff takes advantage of Alya's less than subtle hinting that she's going to follow him to find out what he's up to, and leads her a bit of a merry dance at the Bistro, and there's a shock in store for Evelyn when Arthur reveals what's really been keeping him from committing.

Next up on the podcast, we've got quite a busy Kabin segment, though what keeps us chatting the longest is of course the news that Matilda Freeman has left the show. We finish off the show with more of your feedback, including giving one particularly frustrated listener the chance to get more than a few issues off her chest.

Street Talk - 00:07:57
The Kabin - 02:15:55
Feedback - 02:41:03

Abigail Kemp Interview - Conversation Street Episode 442

October 31st, 2020

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been eagerly awaiting the new Corrie book ‘60 Years of Coronation Street’ ever since it was announced earlier this year. Now we’ve finally got our hands on a copy, and this week, we chat with author Abigail Kemp about what it was like being given the responsibility of collecting together over 10,000 episodes’ worth of history for the compendium. Abigail shares the how she went about doing the research, which parts she’s most proud of and what some of her personal favourite stories have been over the years.

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