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

Conversation Street Episode 380

7Sep

This week on the podcast, we cover the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 2nd and the 6th September. We may have been down on Corrie over the past few months or so, but you know what? We actually thought there was a lot to like about this week's episodes. Danger with the firey factory on Monday, some sweet family bonding scenes between Emma, Steve and Tracy, heartbreak for Eileen as she comes *this close* to a happy ever after with Jan only for it to be snatched away from her.. then Michelle comes back on Friday for some dull, but mercifully short scenes and kind of puts a bit of a dampener on the end of the week. Still, on the whole, we were pretty darn impressed by the set of episodes as a whole - long may it continue! Up next on the podcast, we do a character profile on one of our favourite additions to the Corrie cast in the past decade, Yasmeen Nazir. That's followed by news of an upcoming Christmassy Corrie documentary in The Kabin segment, then after the usual listener feedback, we close the podcast with a short, spoilery section where we share our thoughts on a big upcoming story.

Street Talk - 00:14:10
Character Profile: Yasmeen Nazir - 01:42:58
The Kabin - 02:38:14
Feedback - 02:45:23
Kabin Extra - 02:53:18

Conversation Street Episode 379

1Sep

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 26th and the 30th August. There's a welcome return for the Jan storyline this week, as he's back to the street to offer Eileen a new life in Aberdeen before being gunned down at a truck stop. Fortunately, as Craig proved last week after walking away from being hit by a car with barely a scratch, there are some good doctors at Weatherfield General - but will the ordeal be enough to convince Eileen to move? Also this week, Robert nearly gets caught in his web of lies, and fellow fibber Geoff continues his cancerous coercive campaign against Yasmeen. This week also saw the return of Fiz to the Street, and up next, we welcome Jennie McAlpine back to the podcast for a chinwag about about babies, bushtucker trials and being back on the cobbles. After that, we head over to the Kabin for some more Jennie news as she's been announced as being the voice over the tannoy on the reboot of Supermarket Sweep, and we finish off the show with some feedback, including details on one listener's very unusual dream!

Street Talk - 00:16:28
Interview: Jennie McAlpine - 02:04:48
The Kabin - 02:29:14
Feedback - 02:36:21

Conversation Street Episode 378

24Aug

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 19th and the 23rd August. In much the same fashion as its fast food namesake, the Weatherfield McDonald empire has been expanding rapidly of late, and this week, poor Emma finds that she is the latest branch on the family tree. After a great little cameo from Fiona Middleton, 21 years after her last appearance on the cobbles, Emma decides it's time to move away, but can Steve change her mind before it's too late? Also this week, things go a bit 1984 for Yasmeen when Geoff installs cameras all over the house; meanwhile, Lily has a big brother problem of her own to contend with when Max ruins her birthday party. Next up on the podcast, we take a look back on the life and lovers of Fiona Middleton in a character profile, before talking about a few upcoming Corrie related TV and radio shows in The Kabin. We round off the podcast with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:08:36
Character Profile: Fiona Middleton - 01:53:47
The Kabin - 02:33:21
Feedback - 02:45:03

Conversation Street Episode 377

17Aug

On our latest podcast, in addition to celebrating the seventh anniversary of Conversation Street, we discuss the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 9th and the 16th August. With eight episodes to go over, that makes for a fairly lengthy Street Talk, and for those of you who had managed to forget the quite frankly baffling turn of events last Friday with Gary and his magical key finding, safe cracking abilities, we apologise, as we rake it right back up again! Of course, the highlight of this week's Corrie was the excellent performance of Ali Mardell as Emma loses her father to cancer, but with him dropping a massive family secret on her as his last words, it looks like there could be a new dad just around the corner.. Also this week, Robert gets engaged (again), Asha's hiding a secret, and vile Geoff is back in full force. Next up on the podcast, we're joined by the wonderful Sally Carman, who's been playing Abi, one of our current favourites on the Street, for just shy of two years now. Sal talks about which Corrie legend inspired her to go into acting, how she thinks Abi has developed since arriving, and what she makes of Abi's decision to give up the twins for adoption. Next up, there are a couple of small news items to cover in The Kabin, then after a bit of listener feedback, we finish off the show with some spoilery discussion of a recently announced returning face to the cobbles.

Street Talk - 00:10:00
Sally Carman Interview - 02:20:30
The Kabin - 02:44:41
Feedback - 02:55:07
Kabin Extra - 03:14:26

Conversation Street Episode 376

8Aug

It's an early podcast this week, covering the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 5th and the 7th August. You know what? We actually quite enjoyed Corrie this week, with Wednesday's set of episodes in particular keeping us hooked thanks to the mystery of Jan's allegiences. On top of that, we had a story with Toyah, Imran and Claudia (what's not to love?), comedy with Evelyn and Emma, and some touching scenes between Abi and both Kevin and Eileen - result! After Street Talk, it's time for a classic character profile; we've mentioned the Hopkins family a few times in recent weeks, so decided the time was right to take a closer look at the most memorable member, Tricia. That's followed, as always, by some more news and listener feedback. Speaking of news, we've got some of our own this week: we've finally taken the plunge and launched a Patreon! Towards the beginning of the podcast, we chat about our reasons behind this and what it entails, but ultimately, if you'd like to have a read of the details, you can do so at www.patreon.com/conversationstreet. Thanks for your support!

Street Talk - 00:22:38
Classic Character Profile: Tricia Hopkins - 01:33:12
The Kabin - 02:01:30
Feedback - 02:08:49

Conversation Street Episode 375

3Aug

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 29th July and the 2nd August. This week - at last! - Seb discovers the horrific truth about the Sparkle Lounge being the centre of a modern slavery ring. Will he rescue Alina? Is Jan really a wrong 'un? Will Rachel, the evil manicurist, finally get nailed? There's certainly a lot to discuss with this story! Also this week, Robert does his best to keep Michelle and Vicky apart at the North-Western Scally Awards, Kate wants another withdrawal from the Bank of Dad when she gets the chance to go travelling with Imogen, and Ken does Kondo when Claudia says he needs to declutter. After Street Talk, and with Gemma's quads looming on the horizon, we take a look through the Corrie archives at all of the twins who've lived on the Street. From classic telly siblings like Steve and Andy to little known characters created by Daran Little stretching right back to the early 1900s, we leave no stone unturned in this lengthy chat, which also includes some of our ideas for potential twin stories for Corrie's future. That's followed by a trip to The Kabin, where there's some good news for viewers of Strictly Come Dancing, and we finish off with some listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:14:24
Feature Discussion: Twins on the Street - 02:07:47
The Kabin - 03:19:30
Feedback - 03:28:18

Conversation Street Episode 374

27Jul

On our latest podcast, we share our thoughts on the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 22nd and the 26th July. This week, Gemma gets a shock when her mum turns up at the Rovers - though that's nothing compared to the surprise that awaits Chesney the next morning after Bernie's stayed over for the night! Meanwhile, the gig's up for Steve and Tim when Tracy and Liz catch them horsing around in the Frescho car park, and Gary continues his quest to become Weatherfield's most dastardly villain ever by turning his hand to... second-hand furniture sales..? After Street Talk, we do a character profile of Chesney Brown, someone who we spent all of six minutes profiling way back in Episode 2 of the podcast. Taking a look at what he's been up to in the intervening seven years, we see whether Corrie has satisfied our request to 'do something fun with Chesney', or whether it's time he was sent to join Schmeichel on that farm in the countryside. With little in the way of news to talk about this week, we pass by The Kabin and head straight to the feedback section, where, among other things, we hear from some of our listeners about whch Corrie characters they'd like to be stuck on a desert island with.

Street Talk - 00:14:57
Character Profile: Chesney Brown - 02:00:53
Feedback - 02:39:22

Conversation Street Episode 373

20Jul

It's time for another dose of Conversation Street, and in this episode, we're chatting about the week of the 15th - 19th July. We all know that unlikely coincidences are often the backbone of soap plot progression, but this week, Corrie seemed to be playing that particular card a bit too freely. Whether it's Paula turning out to know Jan, Sarah jumping to the correct conclusion about the circumstances surrounding the factory sabotage, or, this week's biggest stretch of the imagination, Beth happening to drop exactly the evidence that Nick needs to prove his innocence right at his feet, we've certainly seen better weeks where story progression is concerned. Fortunately, there were some great comedic moments that kept us smiling, from the hilarious scenes between Roy and Evelyn to Maria's string of disastrous dates. After Street Talk, we tackle some of your listener questions, including which three Corrie characters we'd each want to be stuck on a desert island with - something that's not necessarily as easy to decide as you might think! That's followed by a couple of tabloid rumours in The Kabin, a selection of your comments in the listener feedback section, and finally, our thoughts on some spoilery casting news that broke on Friday in a Kabin Extra.

Street Talk - 00:11:53
Listener Questions - 01:45:40
The Kabin - 02:41:16
Feedback - 02:49:05
Kabin Extra - 03:04:53

Conversation Street Episode 372

13Jul

On our latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 8th and the 12th July. This week saw one main storyline taking up a lot of screen time, and it just so happened to be the one that Michael was convinced last week that Corrie would be putting on hiatus for a while! But were we pleased to see more Platt family drama, and what did we make of the outcome of Nick and David's trial? Also this week, perhaps to coincide with Wimbledon, we have not only Alya and Ryan but also Eileen and Jan playing tonsil tennis, plus there's good news for Sinead at the hospital - but is she really out of the woods now? After Street Talk, we do a character profile on Alya Nazir, who, as we discover, hasn't really had a whole lot of interesting material to sink her teeth into during her five year tenure on the show, so we try to put our finger on what Corrie could do to spice her up a bit. With this week being rather slow on the old news front, we skip The Kabin and head straight into feedback, where we read out the latest Corrie thoughts from listeners old and new.

Street Talk - 00:08:53
Character Profile - Alya Nazir 01:30:09
Feedback - 02:13:03

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