Conversation Street Episode 390

16Nov

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 11th and the 15th November. After a lot of painstakingly close near misses, Michelle finally learns the truth about Robert's double life this week, and if we were him, we'd be very careful about letting her in the Bistro kitchen with all those sharp knives in future. Meanwhile, Carla's in for a shock when Roy tells her he reckons he might have a brother, and the Weatherfield Windfall Fairy turns her attentions to Chesney and Gemma with an enticing deal from Frescho. Next up on the podcast, with International Men's Day coming up next week, we talk about our favourite fellers on the cobbles from both present day Corrie and the early 90s era currently showing on ITV3 - including Michael's guilty pleasure.. That's followed by a trip to The Kabin, where we share our thoughts on Ben Price's short film Hope Dies Last, and we round things off with some listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:20:58
Feature Discussion: Our Top Corrie Men - 02:10:52
The Kabin - 03:19:04
Feedback - 03:30:33

Conversation Street Episode 389

9Nov

On this week's podcast, we share our thoughts on the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 4th and the 9th November. We know they're just big softies really, but both Paul and Gary put on their best tough guy faces this week, the former as an attempt to get David out of prison, and the latter to keep Ali and Ryan in check when the truth about his double life as a loan shark is discovered. Also this week, Abi fails to calculate how many minutes there are in seven episodes of Corrie, Beth's attempts to bring a bit of class to Sinead's tombstone fall flat, and Ray unlocks the secret to gagging Michelle. Next up on the podcast, we take a look back over the life of Irma Barlow with a classic character profile, before heading to The Kabin to find out which recent comment from a character has got riled up viewers reporting Corrie to Ofcom. We finish off the show with more of your feedback.

Street Talk - 00:09:00
Classic character profile: Irma Barlow - 02:07:03
The Kabin - 02:37:03
Feedback - 02:44:18

Conversation Street Episode 388

2Nov

Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 28th October and the 1st November. This week, there's high drama for Gemma as she goes into labour during a cable car ride in Llandudno. Meanwhile, the Platts wait with baited breath to hear Josh's version of the events surrounding his stabbing, and Jade gets her feet under the table at number 9 when Fiz is summoned to visit Cilla in hospital - can Evelyn stop Tyrone from unwittngly falling into her open arms? Up next on the podcast, we're joned by a very special guest - writer Ellen Taylor! Having never spoken to a Corrie writer before, this was a brilliant opportunity to find out not just about her recent episode, in which Sinead died, but also the scriptwriting process as a whole, from the ideas stage to final draft. After the interview, we stop by The Kabin to find out what some of the Corrie cast dressed up as for Halloween, and we finish things off with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:09:40
Interview: Ellen Taylor - 02:02:37
The Kabin - 02:48:17
Feedback - 03:05:04

Conversation Street Episode 387

26Oct

On our latest podcast, we cover the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 21st and the 25th October. The annual October Super Soap Week is here again, and this year, Corrie's gone all filmic to mark the occasion. But behind the sheen of the film stock, background music and fades to black, did it have some epic stories and powerhouse performances to back it up? You'd better believe it! This week, it all kicks off at Highfield Prison, and Josh finds himself with his life in David's hands. Meanwhile, as Sinead's life draws close to the end, Daniel's spirals out of control, and a moment of madness with Bethany leaves him with a difficult decision to make indeed... After a somewhat sombre Street Talk, we move onto a much more lighthearted look at Halloween in Weatherfield and Corrie's brushes with the paranormal. From Hilda's séance to Dev and Kirk's encounter with the Black Ball Butcher, we share our thoughts on the times when Corrie crossed over to the other side (and no, we don't mean the BBC!) Next up on the podcast, we chat about on Monday's Audrey Roberts tribute show in the Kabin, then finish things off with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:08:29
Feature Discussion: Halloween and the Paranormal - 02:02:36
The Kabin - 02:57:03
Feedback - 03:12:11

Conversation Street Episode 386

19Oct

On our latest podcast, we cover the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 16th and the 18th October. This week, there's trouble a-brewin' at the Big House when David finds out Josh has been locked up for committing another rape, and with talk of a riot to come, it looks like there could be some exciting scenes on the horizon! Meanwhile, Geoff wants to invest in the Bistro, Marion Logan returns with a new head, and Sinead's friends and family plan to make Christmas come early to Weatherfield - and speaking of premature arrivals, we also nearly get an early appearance of Gemma's quads too when she thinks she's gone into labour! After Street Talk, we answer some listener questions: first, we discuss which Corrie characters we think are currently being underserved in terms of writing, then after that, we look back on some of the show's most ridiculous storylines over the years. In The Kabin segment, there's congratulations in order for ex-Corrie star Hayley Tamaddon, and we round off the show with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:09:36
Listener Questions - 01:23:18
The Kabin - 02:00:24
Feedback - 02:10:51

Conversation Street Episode 385

12Oct

On our latest podcast, we talk about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 7th and the 9th October. Much like Sinead's time on this mortal coil, Corrie's usual schedule was cut short this week, but as usual, we still found plenty to ramble on about, including Ken's 80th birthday and the long overdue return of Emily (if only for a short while), both Debbie and Sophie Webster disappearing into the sunset, and some more thought provoking scenes in the skin lightening story. That's followed by a segment dedicated to Kevin Webster, who we last profiled way back in 2013. We check out what he's been up to since then - which basically boils down to money woes, online dating, and lots and lots of rants and bants! In the Kabin section, we check out how Coronation Street fared at this week's Inside Soap Awards before finishing off with some of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:08:08
Character Profile Revisit: Kevin Webster - 01:27:48
The Kabin - 01:59:39
Feedback - 02:15:46

Conversation Street Episode 384

5Oct

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 30th September and the 4th October. This week, Dev finally finds out why Asha has been so secretive recently, and we're treated to some wonderful scenes highlighting just what a super young actress Tanisha Gorey has blossomed into - let's hope there's plenty more to come from this rising Corrie star! Also this week, we get a serious blast from the past when Kevin's sister Debbie shows up on the cobbles for the first time since 1985, Evelyn grows more suspicious of Jade, and Billy continues to encourage Paul to open up about his traumatic past with Kel - but is he pushing him too hard? With no middle section on the this week's podcast due to us having a particularly hectic week, we skip from Street Talk straight to the Kabin, where we weigh up Corrie's chances in the Inside Soap Awards as well as sharing a few bits of reality TV news and rumours. We round things off with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:12:42
The Kabin - 01:55:38
Feedback - 02:07:48

Conversation Street Episode 383

28Sep

In our latest podcast, we waffle on about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 23rd and the 27th September. If you like issues-based stories, you've come to the right place as that's certainly the common thread through this particular podcast. To start with, Street Talk sees us not only continuing last week's discussion of homophobia in football, but also the revelation of Paul's historic sexual abuse from Kel and Asha's experimentation with skin lightening creams. Fortunately, there are still some lighter moments to chat about, including the escalating feud between Adam and Gary, and some excellent Evelyn scenes, but then things go serious again in the middle section, which is a discussion of Corrie's use of issues-based stories over the years. Is it important for Corrie to tackle these stories? Are they done well? Are there too many now? To what extent are they just used to go for awards? There's certainly a lot to discuss down this particular rabbit hole! Next up on the podcast, we visit The Kabin to chat about the reveal of Corrie's 2020 Dancing on Ice entrant, then we round off the show with some of your thoughts on the recent Sinead storyline in the feedback segment.

Street Talk - 00:08:55
Feature Discussion: Issues-Based Stories - 02:33:29
The Kabin - 03:32:15
Feedback - 03:45:10

Conversation Street Episode 382

21Sep

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 16th and the 20th September. This week's Street Talk section turns out to be one of our longest yet, and it's not because of the Daniel and Sinead stuff either - although everyone involved in that particular story is still firing on all cylinders, both in front of and behind the camera. What we end up talking the most about this week is actually James' storyline, which not only showed the Bailey family unit off in their best light since coming into the programme, but also led to us doing a bit of research about the taboo surrounding homosexuality in professional football - and we were pretty surprised by some of what we found out! Also this week, we weigh in on how effective Kel is being as the latest Corrie villain, and whether Derek could regret underestimating Gary. Up next on the podcast, we have a character profile on Kate Connor, in which we desperately try to search for any redeeming features in this particularly spoilt branch of the Connor family tree, before moving onto a quick visit to the Kabin for some news. We finish off the podcast with some feedback, including one listener's review of the recently revived Corrie stage show.

Street Talk - 00:12:59
Character Profile: Kate Connnor - 02:22:48
The Kabin - 02:59:54
Feedback - 03:01:59

Conversation Street Episode 381

14Sep

On our latest podcast, we cover the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 9th and the 13th September. It's time for another Corrie wedding, and this week it's the turn of Daniel and Sinead; however, what starts as the discovery of a lump on her neck leads to us having a lump in our throats as we're shown some of the Street's saddest scenes since Aidan's suicide. Elsewhere on the cobbles, Vicky's gift to Robert unintentionally marks him as the dog he really is, we wave a cheerful goodbye to Kate, and there's a Cormac callback for Ryan when Ali suffers a seizure. Next up on the podcast, we delve into two of your listener questions: which Corrie character do we think would make the best Prime Minister, and which actors of Corrie past would we like to interview on the podcast? That's followed by the Kabin segment, where there's some good news for Coronation Street in the TV Choice Awards (as well, of course, of Gemma's commentary on the fashion of the evening!) and we round things off with some of your feedback on recent Corrie happenings.

Street Talk - 00:08:59
Listener Questions - 02:15:15
The Kabin - 02:53:45
Feedback - 03:12:29

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