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

Conversation Street Episode 371

6Jul

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 1st and the 5th July. This week, Nick and David continue to scrap as their trial of issue draws nearer, with Gail and Audrey getting caught in the crossfire. Meanwhile, Geoff continues to strengthen his grip over Yasmeen by taking control of her money, whilst Carla makes a surprise financial move of her own on her return to Weatherfield. After Street Talk, we're joined by Shelley King, who chats about her five years playing Yasmeen on Corrie. We learn about the creation of her character, who on the cast most makes her laugh, and her take on the coercive control story between Yasmeen and Geoff so far. Next up, it's time for The Kabin, where we take a look at Corrie's nominations in the Inside Soap Awards, and we finish things off with a spot of feedback from our listeners.

Street Talk - 00:13:05
Interview: Shelley King - 01:55:44
The Kabin - 02:24:13
Feedback - 02:49:03

Conversation Street Episode 370

29Jun

On our latest podcast, we dissect the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 24th and the 28th June. This week, it seems like things are really hotting up in the Weatherfield's Next Top Villain competition, with Geoff now throwing his hat into the ring by gaslighting Yasmeen. Perhaps in retaliation, nearest competitor Gary ups the stakes further by taking over Rick's loan shark business, whilst rank outsider Robert continues his low level villainousness by going full-on with this whole double life malarkey. After Street Talk, we do our annual run down of the year so far, discussing the highs and lows of Corrie in 2019 when it comes to plot, characters and overall production. That's followed by a look at Corrie's nominations in the TV Choice Awards shortlist in the Kabin, then we round off the podcast with some of our listener's thoughts on the first half of the year, in the feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:06:25
2019 So Far In Review - 01:52:07
The Kabin - 02:57:57
Feedback - 03:06:04

Conversation Street Episode 369

22Jun

On our latest podcast, we dig through the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 17th and the 21st June. Speaking of digging, Gary gets his hands dirty this week as his descent into villainy continues, killing Rick Neelan after being jumped in the woods and burying him in a shallow grave. That's not the only hole to feature this week either, as the war through the wall rages on between Ken, Claudia and the Baileys, and a gap in Roy's back story is filled thanks to some testimony from a talkative Parrot. After Street Talk, we pay tribute to the recently deceased Irene Sutcliffe by doing a classic character profile of Maggie Clegg, before heading over to The Kabin for a spot of news. We round off the podcast with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:11:56
Classic Character Profile: Maggie Clegg - 01:47:24
The Kabin - 02:26:41
Feedback - 02:35:55

Conversation Street Episode 368

15Jun

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 7th and the 14th June. This week's big talking point is, of course, the introduction of the Bailey family at number 3. It's been a long while since a new family's moved onto the terraced side of the street, so all eyes were on Ed, Aggie, Michael and James to make a good first impression - which, in our eyes at least, they certainly did! Also this week, Leanne's bad girl side returns when she resorts to lies and larceny in an attempt to stitch David up, and Vicky returns to our screens with a couple of excellent twists that might even make for a - shock, horror! - semi-interesting Robert and Michelle story! After Street Talk, we have a special listener question section, in which we answer everything you wanted to know about our recent trip to Manchester. That's followed by rumours of some special Corrie themed postage stamps in The Kabin, then we round things off with a couple of bits of listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:14:16
Listener Questions - 02:10:28
The Kabin - 02:59:19
Feedback - 03:12:42

Conversation Street Episode 367

7Jun

With our schedule all over the place, this has turned out to be our third podcast in less than a week (no more for a little while, we promise!). This time, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 3rd and the 5th June. This week, Nick's in for a bit of a shock when he finds out that David's double crossed him over the ownership of the barber's, but that's nothing compared to the news received by Gemma, who - for once - is speechless when she finds out she's carrying quadruplets! Meanwhile, Norris makes a big decision about his future, and there's a new employee in the Corner Shop, who's sure to deliver service with a snarl... Next up on the podcast, we share our impressions of the Sofa Cinema Club - a new film podcast hosted by Colson Smith, Jack P Shepherd and Ben Price - then we finish off the show with some listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:09:15
The Kabin - 01:25:58
Feedback - 01:35:09

Conversation Street Episode 366

4Jun

In this special, stand-alone episode, we recount our trip to Manchester last weekend, where we not only got to tour behind the scenes at the Coronation Street set thanks to an invite from Charlie De Melo, but we also went along to be in the audience at the British Soap Awards! During our time at Media City, we checked out the new Victoria Street set, both inside and out, explored the sprawling interior of the police station and medical centre, visited the homes of some of our favourite characters, reclined in Speed Daal and got a selfie with Vin Diesel at A Trim Up North. And that's not all - we also learned some backstage secrets, bumped into one or two other cast members, and even got to try on a famous costume! Then at the Soap Awards following day, we snapped photos as the stars arrived on the red carpet, cheered as Corrie took home five gongs, and laughed at some hilarious acceptance speeches. It really was a weekend to remember, and now we share it with you in Episode 366!

Conversation Street Episode 365

3Jun

We've had a bit of a busy old time this weekend thanks to our trip up to Manchester, and coming back home just this evening meant that we've had to make this a very barebones podcast, sticking to only chatting about last week's episodes of Corrie. We still managed to get two hours out of it, though, what with it being the annual Britain's Got Talent week, or, to put it another way, the week where we're finally supposed to get some kind of pay-off for some of the biggest stories of the first half of the year. And what did that mean for 2019? Well, Audrey finally learns the truth about her grandsons using her stolen money to set up the barber's, but is that all Nick's guilty of? Actually, it turns out the answer could be yes, as at the climax of Friday's episode, we finally learn who it was the sabotaged the factory roof, and it was none other than Mr Nice Guy himself, Gary Windass! We hope that you enjoy hearing our thoughts about these developments and more, and that you can also wait just a little bit longer to learn all about what we got up to behind the scenes at Corrie on Friday - it'll be worth it!

Conversation Street Episode 364

25May

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 17th and the 24th May. This week, Nick's lies look set to come home to roost as the Toyah and Leanne hunt for evidence that might prove he's been up no good, and Natalie threatens to dob him in to the dibble over Audrey's stolen money. Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse for Steve at Street Cars, Sally fulfills her (newly discovered) lifelong dream of buying a horse, and Roy and Wayne part on bad terms. After Street Talk, we pay tribute to the late Andrew Hall in the Kabin, and talk over some of our memories of his time playing Marc Selby on the cobbles. Then, after a spot of feedback from our listeners - and we've actually found someone who enjoys watching Geoff, would you believe? - we go right off topic for an hour to discuss our thoughts on the final season of Game of Thrones with friends of the podcast Charlie de Melo and Georgia Taylor!

Street Talk - 00:10:26
The Kabin - 02:01:11
Feedback - 02:12:17
Game of Thrones chat with Charlie de Melo and Georgia Taylor - 02:37:58

Conversation Street Episode 363

16May

We're away this weekend, which means an early podcast, focusing on the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 13th and the 15th May. This week, Roy returns from Portsmouth to find that Carla is on the run, but when she shows up at the cafe in a clearly disturbed state, can he convince her she can trust him? Meanwhile, Seb's Romanian romance continues to blossom, Street Cars faces competition from a tech-savvy rival, and Kirk's unique talents are spotted by a scout. After Street Talk, we go from Weatherfield to Westeros, as we chat about Corrie's links with Game of Thrones. Which actors have appeared in both shows? Which roles would we give to current cast members in a Corrie-only remake? What have been Coronation Street's Game of Throniest stories over the years? If you're a fan of both series, we hope you'll enjoy this little discussion! In The Kabin segment, we share our thoughts on some of the Corrie related nominations in the TV Choice Awards, and finish off with a bit of listener feedback, including an email in praise of Louiza Patikas' performance as Moira.

Street Talk - 00:08:37
Corrie Meets Game of Thrones - 01:20:05
The Kabin - 02:17:52
Feedback - 02:35:44

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