Conversation Street

An unofficial podcast for the long-running British soap, Coronation Street.

Conversation Street Episode 460

March 6th, 2021

In our latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 1st and the 5th March (Episodes #10261 - 10266).

After going through a bit of a rough patch this past month or so, Corrie definitely felt like it was on the up this week. Getting Paul away from Billy and in with the likes of Daniel and Ed is the best thing that's happened to him for a while, and the Alahans and were back in focus, meaning more great lines from Dev and Aadi and realistic relationship dramas for Asha and Nina; meanwhile, both of the Connors got a big thumbs up from us this week too - Jenny for not putting up with any of Daisy's meddling and Johnny for taking his meds. Speaking of which, can someone please prescribe some chill pills for Yasmeen and Leanne? Watching them struggle with their family issues is pretty stressful to watch at times! 

Next up on the podcast is The Kabin, where there's a whole bunch of news to report on this week, including the sad (Johnny Briggs and Frank Mills' deaths), the happy (Victoria Ekanoye's new baby) and the frankly quite bizarre (Les Dennis' face on Mars).

We round off the podcast with more of your feedback, including one listener's incredulity about the number of Street residents who've been in prison!

Street Talk - 00:10:11
The Kabin - 01:54:11
Feedback - 02:16:05

Tanya Pooley Character Profile - Episode 460

March 6th, 2021

Daisy's back to her meddling ways this week, but if she really wants to find out how to ruffle some feathers in the Rovers, she could definitely pick up a few tips from our bonus podcast this week, which is a character profile of bitchy barmaid Tanya Pooley. She may not have been in the show long back in the mid-90s, but thanks to her scheming ways, she's definitely gone down as one of Corrie's most memorable female villains.

Mike Baldwin Character Profile - Reupload from Episode 45

February 28th, 2021

Having just heard the sad news of the death of Johnny Briggs this morning, we thought we'd reupload the character profile we recorded for Mike Baldwin back in 2013. Give it a listen if you want the opportunity to relive some of Mike's best moments on the Street!

Conversation Street Episode 459

February 27th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 22nd and the 26th February (Episodes #10255 - 10260).

The big talking point online this week seemed to be Ted's funeral, and just how inappropriate it may have been to have used it as a vehicle for some attempted humour, so we start off Street Talk by sharing our thoughts about that. And Tim freaking out about the possibility of the undead Ted bursting out of his casket isn't the only encounter the Street residents have with the recently deceased this week either, as Johnny's still having his hallucinations of Aidan, Leanne's employed the services of a psychic to contact Oliver, and Yasmeen has another encounter with Geoff when she visits the bank. It was a bit of an odd week this week, all things considered, but we give it our best shot dissecting it!

Next up on the podcast, we take a look at Beverly Callard's latest comments about why she left the show in The Kabin before finishing off the episode with more of your feedback.

Street Talk - 00:11:54
The Kabin - 02:03:47
Feedback - 02:17:27

(By the way, if you're looking for our bonus episode this week, you're going to want to head over to YouTube, where we spend an hour or so taking a look at 20 year old Corrie websites with the help of the Wayback Machine - lots of fun!)

Conversation Street Episode 458

February 20th, 2021

This week on the podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 15th and the 19th February (Episodes #10249 - 10254).

It was a long, cold week for Kevin and Debbie after getting trapped in the Bistro fridge last Friday. We imagine that your experience of watching this might have depended quite heavily on how many of the blatant spoilers that were out there you saw as they kind of gave away the ending, but there were at least some lovely bonding moments between the Webster siblings that we could all enjoy. Also this week, feather-brained Leanne nearly gets hit by Mary's van, there's a medical emergency for Tyrone, and Ed's brother Ronnie makes quite an impression when he comes to visit, but what's Aggie's beef with him?

In The Kabin, we talk a bit about the recent release of the latest of Maggie Sullivan's wartime Corrie novels, The Land Girls From Coronation Street, and we round off the podcast with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:13:13
The Kabin - 02:03:57
Feedback - 02:09:31 

Feature Discussion: 1990-1994 - Episode 458

February 20th, 2021

We've reached another milestone in our journey through the Corrie box sets, so for our bonus podcast this week, we have a good old natter about the episodes we've seen from the first half of the 90s. As this is an era that's only recently aired on ITV3, we imagine it's going to be one that many listeners are quite familiar with, but how did the fact that he'd only just watched it a few years ago affect Michael's appreciation of the episodes, and can Gemma keep up with everything from a time which saw an increased number of weekly episodes as well as an explosion of new characters? From classic scenes like Ken and Raquel's French lesson and the infamous waterbed incident to some of the more underappreciated gems, we have a deep dive into the time period when Michael first started watching Corrie all those years ago and share what were our favourite parts - and what are best left in the past.

Conversation Street Episode 457

February 13th, 2021

This week, Johnny starts to deteriorate further as his mind starts playing tricks on him in prison - and we were on the edge of our seats all week wondering if Aidan Connor was going to make a guest appearance! Meanwhile, Kevin and Debbie get themselves in a spot of bother when they're trapped in the Bistro fridge-cum-freezer-cum-Robert-and-Michelle's-love-nest - WILL THEY SURVIVE? (Yes.) Elsewhere on the Street, Ray's at large, Leanne sees a medium and Gail comes into a small fortune.

In The Kabin, we react to this week's reports that Beverly Callard has declared a return to Corrie is now 100% off the cards (and honestly, we don't really believe it..), and we finish off the show with more of your lovely feedback.

Street Talk - 00:11:35
The Kabin - 02:28:04
Feedback - 02:41:10

Phyllis Pearce Character Profile - Episode 457

February 13th, 2021

It's Valentine's weekend, and for this week's bonus podcast, we're profiling a real old romantic - randy grandma Phyllis Pearce! This purple haired Percy pursuer may not have had many storylines of her own, but that didn't stop her leaving a lasting impression on viewers in the 80s and early 90s. We take a look at her what mischief she got up to during her time on the cobbles, and even hear from one Street star who pops onto the podcast to fill us in on why Phyllis is his #1 Corrie character.

Conversation Street Episode 456

February 6th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 1st and the 5th February (Episodes #10237 - 10242).

This week, the internet was buzzing with talk of Asha and Nina after the pair declared their affection for each other and embraced in the cafe. Combined with Dev's reaction to his daughter's refreshingly straightforward coming out and Aadi's hilarious progress review of Evelyn, this story proved yet again why the Alahans are definitely one of the best things about Corrie at the moment. Also this week, Simon finds himself caught up in the shady world of Weatherfield drug dealing, Billy blames Paul when Summer gets hit by a car, and Gail gets some bad news about her dad.

In a relatively quiet news week, we have a quick chat about Corrie's nominations in the Radio Times Awards in the Kabin, before hearing some listeners' thoughts about topics including Nina and Asha, Michael's experience of racial profiling and the truth behind different coloured prison outfits in a bumper feedback segment.

Street Talk - 00:15:16
The Kabin - 02:32:11
Feedback - 02:42:08

Andy Steele Interview - Conversation Street Episode 456

February 6th, 2021

For this week's bonus podcast, we're joined for a chat by Andy Steele, a Coronation Street superfan, whose extensive knowledge of all things Corrie earned him the nickname 'The Corracle' during his time as a guide at Coronation Street: The Tour. He chats to us about what it was like working on our favourite street, as well as telling us about his vast collection of Corrie memorabilia and running a popular Corrie Facebook page dedicated to Classic Coronation Street.

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