September 12th, 2020
On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 7th and the 11th September (Episodes #10,111 - 10,114).
Things are slowly starting to ramp up towards next week's return to six episodes a week, and thanks to the extra half an hour of Corrie we got on Friday (as well as some brilliant twists and turns throughout the week!), we have quite a lengthy Street Talk segment this podcast, kicking off with the coercive control story. Now we all know that the concept of strong passwords doesn't exist in Weatherfield, so after a neat bit of slight of hand that would make The Great Magnifico jealous as well as some lucky guesswork, Sally gains access to Geoff's computer files - and is appalled at what she finds... Meanwhile, Gail's two boys compete to see who can have the most dramatic Friday, as Nick discovers that not only may he about to lose one son, he might also be about to gain another, and David has a massive sinkhole open up in his garden.
In the Kabin, we celebrate Corrie sweeping the board at the TV Choice Awards, and we finish things off with some listener feedback on this week's dramatic events.
Street Talk - 00:17:59
The Kabin - 02:42:04
Feedback - 02:52:09
September 12th, 2020
On this week's bonus podcast, we're chuffed to be joined by Charlie Lawson, the man behind legendary Street character Jim McDonald. Charlie talks about why he thought the McDonald clan made such an impact on their arrival, what it is that keeps him coming back to the cobbles, and whether or not, despite all that Jim's done, we're still supposed to like him!
September 6th, 2020
Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 31st August and the 4th September (Episodes #10,108 - 10110).
This week, it seems like Alya might be close to following in her grandmother's footsteps after Geoff pushes her to breaking point over the running of Speed Daal. Meanwhile, the details of Scott and Johnny's misdemeanours start to float to the surface like a body in Weatherfield canal, and Jenny nearly gets an eyeful when Shona attempts to get down and dirty with David on Maxine's bench.
Next up on the podcast, we react to the news that Corrie's return to six episodes a week is very nearly here (and we're not necessarily in agreement over whether that's a good thing or not!) and we round off the podcast with more of your listener feedback.
Street Talk - 00:14:48
The Kabin - 01:31:41
Feedback - 02:01:10
September 5th, 2020
For our bonus podcast this week (the main show should be out Sunday evening!), we tackle two more of your listener questions. First off, we're asked to discuss who we'd put on our ideal Rovers bar staff teams. Well, it ends up being far too hard just whittling our potential pint puller picks down to just one bunch, so we end up musing over a good handful of options - including a few that we'd just like to see just for the sheer chaos it'd cause! Next up, we share our thoughts on which characters from the early years of Corrie have modern day equivalents. Comparing barmaids, builders and battleaxes across the ages, we ponder whether Corrie should be delving more into its history books when creating new characters, and discuss the fact that, however they may sometimes try to create modern versions of classic residents of the street, when you've got a different set of actors, sometimes the old magic is just impossible to recapture.
August 29th, 2020
In our latest podcast, we share our thoughts on the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 24th and the 28th August (Episodes #10,105 - 10,107).
This week saw the unceremonious returns of Johnny and Debbie, two characters who we'd have thought might have at least texted ahead to get their families to put the kettle on. Never mind, though - what have they been up to? Well, whilst Johnny's been getting a much deserved telling off from Jenny, Debbie's role seems to be to vet the new lady in Kevin's life - as well, of course, as to misconstrue Abi's shifty, addiction-induced behaviour and presume she's messing Kev around. Also this week, Bernie, Gemma and Billy seem intent on making Paul feel as miserable as possible for most of his birthday just so they can surprise him with a couple of bowls of crisps and a signed PJ and Duncan LP, Daniel's obsession with Nicky starts to turn worryingly stalkerish, and Geoff considers investing in a cordless hoover.
The Kabin has a mixture of both sad and happy news for artists in the Corrie family, as well as a look at some of the recently announced measures that EastEnders has put in place to aid socially distanced filming. We round off the show with some feedback, including an excellent suggestion from one listener for how they would have had Gary and Maria's wedding ceremony play out.
Street Talk - 00:13:28
The Kabin - 01:57:06
Feedback - 02:18:05
August 29th, 2020
For this week's bonus podcast, we chat to Corrie actress Denise Black, who's played hairdresser Denise Osbourne on and off for nearly thirty years. We talk about what it was like to step onto the set of the nation's biggest soap for the first time, how unfortunate real life circumstances led to her character shacking up with Corrie stalwart Ken Barlow, and why, even after you leave the show, she believes it's still vitally important to be an ambassador for Coronation Street.
August 22nd, 2020
On this week's podcast, we talk about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 17th and the 21st August (Episodes #10102 - 10104).
Get out your best hat because it's time for another Corrie wedding, and walking down the aisle this time - or should it just be down the conveyor belt at this point? - are Maria and Gary. Meanwhile, the Todd Squad assemble after Mary opens a letter from Eileen's runaway son asking for money, Internet parenting guru Gemma comes up with the never before thought of idea of an online video chat group for mums, and Abi's in an unconvincing predicament after a car engine falls onto her shoulder.
In the Kabin segment, we share our thoughts on some of the Corrie clip show specials that have aired in the past fortnight, then we finish things off with some tweets, emails and a new iTunes review in our feedback section.
Street Talk - 00:21:57
The Kabin - 02:08:44
Feedback - 02:24:18
August 22nd, 2020
The final part of our holiday diary sees us travel away from Manchester to visit some Corrie filming locations that were a little further afield. First off, we headed up to Blackpool to find the spot where Alan Bradley was knocked down by a tram in 1989. Then, after a chance encounter with a Corrie actor in Manchester city centre, we visit Shrewsbury Prison, the location of last year's prison riot with David and Josh.
August 15th, 2020
On our slightly later than planned podcast this week, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 10th and the 14th August (Episodes #10,099 - 10,101).
Everyone’s got weddings on the brain this week, and things aren’t looking too promising for either of the couples involved. Not only has Gary and Maria’s big day seemed to have sprung up out of nowhere, but with David walking in on an awks moment between his sister and the groom, it seems like ‘Winderland’ could end up having an even shorter shelf life than Sarah and Adam’s marriage. Meanwhile, Tim calls off his wedding with Sally - honestly, we wouldn’t blame her if she took the money and ran at this point! - but with Faye now witness to Geoff’s true colours, is it only a matter of time until her dad sees the light?
After our usual listener feedback section, we finish off the podcast with a Kabin Extra segment, where we chat about this week’s big casting news.
Street Talk - 00:14:00
Feedback - 02:09:24
Kabin Extra - 02:23:51
August 14th, 2020
In our second week up north, we continue our tour of Corrie filming locations past and present. From Speedwell Cavern, visited by the Rovers regulars in 1965, to more recent locales like the site of Pat Phelan's murder mill, we've got it all covered. As well as that, we check out the pub where Tony Warren wrote some of the early Coronation Street episodes, and meet up for a chat with a few more Corrie cast members. There's also a YouTube version of this episode, packed with footage and photos, so why not give that a watch too?