Conversation Street Episode 345

12Jan

In our latest episode of the podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 7th and the 12th January. A good week overall, we thought - and one with some pretty surprising twists! May's still alive and living in Costa Rica, Nick's the one behind the mystery of the missing moolah, and Duncan gets hit by a van - is he dead, or is he alive? Whatever the case, we suspect the finger of suspicion will be aimed squarely at Tim 'Punch First, Talk Later' Metcalfe next week... Also this week, Lewis Archer's farcical funeral - not everyone's cup of tea perhaps (speaking of which, Evelyn with her flask and china cup was the best!), but we loved it! This week was also when we had to say goodbye to Angie Appleton, and next up in the podcast, we talk to actress Victoria Ekanoye about her final months on the show, what it was like filming The Big Soap Quiz and what the future may have in store for her (and maybe even Angie..!). After finding out who made the NTA shortlist in The Kabin, we finish off the podcast with more of your voicemails, emails and tweets in the feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:10:46
Interview: Victoria Ekanoye - 01:50:48
The Kabin - 02:14:50
Feedback - 02:33:53

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Conversation Street Episode 344

5Jan

Happy New Year everyone! Our first show of 2019 has us discussing the episodes of Coronaton Street broadcast in the UK between the 31st December and the 4th January. This week, the delightfully twisty-turny Lewis Archer plot kept us all guessing about whether or not he was conning Audrey, and though Lewis himself came to an unfortunate end on Tuesday, we have a feeling that the mystery of Audrey's missing moolah is not quite done yet. Also this week, Roy and Mary take a trip to Blackpool in an attempt to track down fake marine biologist turned fake orthopaedic surgeon Jude, Gemma's dodgy twin brother shows up on the Street, and - in what some fans have dubbed the worst Corrie scene of all time! - Dev and Kirk have a supernatural encounter in the old pool hall. In the news segment of the show, we take our annual look at which characters featured the most in the past twelve months of Corrie, then round off the podcast with some very differing opinions from our listeners about Corrie's Christmas week in the feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:07:52
The Kabin - 02:25:567
Feedback - 02:43:56

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Conversation Street Episode 343 - The Conversation Street Awards 2018

31Dec

Another year is over, which means it's time once again for the Conversation Street Awards! We've tallied up all your votes, and in this episode we reveal which characters are the recipients of an award in each category. Who have you crowned Top Lad and Top Lass? Which baddie has been voted the wrongest Wrong 'Un? Which shocking moment had you crying 'By 'Eck!', and which newcomer have you welcomed with the warmest 'Eh Up!'? The results in our twelve main categories are all here, plus our brand new award - The Mad Fer It Diane Williams Award for Listener of the Year.

After the awards are over, we take a wider look back at 2018, reflecting on highlights for both Corrie and the podcast, including the new Victoria Street set, the change in producer, and other stories and characters that, though they may not have got an award, are still worth discussing.

We finish off the episode with the predictions segment, looking back twelve months to see what we thought would happen in 2018, before gazing into our crystal ball to find out what we think Corrie has in store for us in 2019.

The Awards - 00:02:39
2018 retrospective - 01:16:10
Predictions - 01:52:30

 

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Conversation Street Episode 342

28Dec

On this festive episode of the podcast, we share our thoughts on the triple whammy that was Coronation Street on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Okay, maybe that was a bit of an overstatement to call it festive, because although the episodes seemed to go down well with a majority of the fanbase, we did have a fair bit to moan about. Not about the Johnny and Jenny plot, we hasten to add - that was top drama right there. It's just.. we're both such big fans of Gina that we can't say we're happy with what's been going on in that storyline in recent weeks, and seeing Tim throw her out on Christmas Day really was the last straw! Ho hum.. at least seeing Evelyn getting Cerberus back was a heartwarming moment amidst the Yuletide misery! After Street Talk, we get right back into the Christmas spirit by playing a Corrie version of the party game Accentuate, which involves us taking it in turns to read out a famous Corrie quote in the voice of a different character, with the other person having to guess who the impersonation is of. Yes, perhaps we overestimated our abilities to do recognisable Corrie voices before we started playing, but it certainly provided a lot of laughs! In The Kabin, we share our thoughts on Corrie's performance against Emmerdale in this year's Big Quiz (they wuz robbed!) before finishing off the podcast with some festive feedback.

Street Talk - 00:10:50
Corrie Accentuate - 01:31:57
The Kabin - 01:49:13
Feedback - 02:03:50

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Conversation Street Episode 341

22Dec

In our latest podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast between the 14th and the 21st December. Christmas is just around the corner - the time to eat, drink and be merry, or, as seemed to be the case in Weatherfield this week, the time to drink, drink and drink. Yes, there were quite a few Corrie characters getting in trouble thanks to the old booze this week: an increasingly paranoid Jenny uses it to numb the pain of her cheating husband possibly straying again; a kaylied Tim pulls Gina into bed with him and Brian discovers that a bellyful of shots and being swung on a harness on stage at school don't mix. Also this week, Audrey receives some sad news about Archie Shuttleworth, and Evelyn gets her hands on Roy's woody. After Street Talk, we recount our recent trip to Manchester, where we had the pleasure of watching Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis camping it up on stage as the ugly sisters in the Opera House's rendition of Cinderella - a brilliant show, and well worth the long car journey up north to see it! As it was a bit of a slow news week (and we were already running over time anyway), we skip The Kabin this week, and finish off the show with some listener emails.

Street Talk - 00:14:01
Manchester trip report - 02:21:08
Listener feedback - 03:00:06

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Conversation Street Awards 2018 Nominations

13Dec

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The end of 2018 is nearly here, which means the return of the Conversation Street Awards! The past twelve months have seen their fair share of heroes and villains on the cobbles, but which characters and storylines are most deserving of praise?   Results will be revealed in our annual awards show around New Year, but first, have a look at the nominations below and pick your winners!  The listener poll count for two thirds of the overall vote, and Gemma and Michael will get the rest, so make sure you cast your vote here!
 

In order to support Coronation Street's commitment to mental health issues and charities, we're asking those of you fortunate to be able to do so to donate a small amount towards Mind, a charity that worked closely with Coronation Street during the development of Aidan's impactful story this year. Please click on this link to be taken to our fundraising page.

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"Top Lass!" Award for
Best Female
  • Tracy Barlow
  • Liz McDonald
  • Abi Franklin
  • Toyah Battersby
  • Jenny Connor
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"Top Lad!" Award for
Best Male
  • Pat Phelan
  • Peter Barlow
  • David Platt
  • Aidan Connor
  • Daniel Osbourne
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"Our Kid" Award for
Best Young Character
  • Jack Webster
  • Seb Franklin
  • Amy Barlow
  • Summer Spellman
  • Simon Barlow
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"Eh Up!" Award for
Best Newcomer
  • Imran Habeeb
  • Emma Brooker
  • Evelyn Plummer
  • Ryan Connor
  • Ali Neeson
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"Wrong 'Un" Award for
Best Villain
  • Pat Phelan
  • Josh Tucker
  • Kayla Clifton
  • Duncan Radfield
  • Hannah Gilmore
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"By 'Eck!" Award for
Most Shocking Moment
  • Pat kills Luke
  • Pat survives his fall into the sea
  • Ronan's car crash rampage
  • Anna returns and kills Pat
  • Sally is found guilty in  court
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"Ta Ra!" Award for
Best Exit
  • Luke Britton
  • Pat Phelan
  • Aidan Connor
  • Anna Windass
  • Ronan Truman
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"Flamin' Nora!" Award for
Best Redhead
  • Claudia Colby
  • Jenny Connor
  • Moira Pollock
  • Craig Tinker
  • Gary Windass
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"'Ello Luv!" Award for
Best New Couple
  • Toyah and Imran
  • Sophie and Paula
  • Ryan and Bethany
  • Gemma and Henry
  • Chesney and Emma
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"Ecky Thump!" Award for
Best Fight
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"Right Laff!" Award for
Funniest Character
  • Henry Newton
  • Jenny Connor
  • Gemma Winter
  • Moira Pollock
  • Emma Brooker
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"That's Champion!" Award for Best Storyline
  • Pat Phelan's downfall
  • Aidan's suicide and its aftermath
  • David's rape
  • Toyah and Eva's baby swap scheme
  • Ducan scams Sally
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"Mad Fer It!"
Diane Williams Award for
Listener Of The Yeear
This year, we will be introducing a special award in tribute to our friend, podcast listener and fellow Corrie fan Diane "Tvor" Williams, who passed away earlier this year.
 
The recipient of the "Mad Fer It!" Diane Williams Award will be chosen solely by the two of us, to celebrate a listener who has gone above and beyond to support the show and the Conversation Street community throughout the year.

Conversation Street Episode 340

13Dec

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 7th and the 12th December in the UK. This week, in a completely shocking and unexpected turn of events, Steff discovers that opting out of chemotherapy maybe isn't the best idea when your body's riddled with cancer. She and Sinead aren't the only ones in dire need of treatment either, as Brian's workload preparing for the nativity starts to take its toll on him. Meanwhile, Eileen's Phelan flush, and Chesney gets mugged by a knock-off Bistro ninja. After Street Talk, we launch this year's Conversation Street Awards, in a segment where we announce the nominees and explain our reasons for picking them. Don't forget to cast your vote, now! Next up, in The Kabin, we find out what Beverly Callard and Craig Charles have been saying about Corrie in some recent interviews, then round up the podcast with some listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:07:18
The Conversation Street Awards 2018: Nominations - 01:16:22
The Kabin - 02:14:02
Feedback - 02:22:31

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Conversation Street Episode 339

6Dec

Christmas is nearly here, and with it comes all the classics - a yuletide podcast logo, jingle bells on the theme music and, of course, a very erratic recording schedule. Our early podcast this week covers Corrie from Monday 5th and Wednesday 6th December - some pretty enjoyable episodes, to be honest! Top billing this week goes to those saucy Battersby sisters and their secret lovers, Imran and Nick. As much as they may have been acting a bit like teenagers on Wednesday night, their antics sneaking about certainly raised some laughs in this household, as did Tracy and Steve's discovery that Amy might fancy Aadi. Also this week, Fiz is finally able to stop holding various items in front of her stomach and disappear off in the back of a taxi with Hope for who knows how long, whilst in the factory, Carla plots to take back control from Nick. In The Kabin segment, we pay our respects to Peter Armitage, who sadly passed away this week, then we finish off the episode with some more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:06:48
The Kabin - 01:10:23
Feedback - 01:25:17

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Conversation Street Episode 338

1Dec

On our latest podcast, we take a look at the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK beween the 26th and the 30th November. The case may have had more holes than a pair of Tim's old socks, but the jury on Sally's trial finally reach their verdict this week, and things aren't looking good for the former mayor of Weatherfield. Meanwhile, back at home, Gina's got her sights firmly set on Tim - but are her actions this week truly malicious? Elsewhere on the Street, Rana stands up to Kate (finally!), Jenny tracks a trollop, and compulsive fibber Jude seems to be lying low. After Street Talk, we put on our best (read: terrible) Cockney accents and take a butcher's at Danny Baldwin in a classic character profile, before celebrating the news of Malcolm Hebden's imminent return to Corrie in The Kabin. We finish off the show with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:09:18
Classic Character Profile: Danny Baldwin - 01:45:17
The Kabin - 02:30:26
Feedback - 02:39:03

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Conversation Street Episode 337

24Nov

In our latest podcast, we take a look at the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 19th and the 23rd November. This week, as Sally resorts to desperate measures to get an adjournment in her trial, Gina turns to the dark side and teams up with Duncan. Meanwhile, there's a serious case of school bullying at Bessie Street as Brian clashes with the deputy head, whilst bronzed babe magnet Chesney's torn between two women. After Street Talk, it's time for some of your listener questions, and this week we tackle two topics related to the the younger cast - which current characters in their 20s or 30s have got what it takes to be the big names of the future, and which young couples would we like to see go the distance? If you've got a bit of spare cash lying around, from two to two thousand pounds, we've got a couple of Corrie related ways you might want to spend it in The Kabin this week, then we finish off the show with a little bit of listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:09:20
Listener Questions - 01:42:55
The Kabin - 02:17:42
Feedback - 02:34:45

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