Conversation Street

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

Conversation Street Episode 480

July 24th, 2021

Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 19th and the 23rd July (Episodes #10380 - 10385).

It's the week of the charity calendar shoot, and as the men of the street bear their bodies for the camera, Curtis bears his soul to his new love Emma, revealing his secret heart condition that could see him drop dead at any minute. In fact, there are romances blossoming all over the Street this week, with Grace finding herself attracted to Michael again, Fiz and Phill's obvious chemistry driving Tyrone into a jealous rage, and Leanne and Nick having some sweet scenes together after she realises that life with Sam's actually not so bad.

Though the lack of big news stories saw us give The Kabin a miss this week, we make up for it with a bit of a bumper feedback section, with one email in particular giving us plenty to muse over about the current state of Corrie, and what we might do to shake things up if we were in charge.

Street Talk - 00:17:45
Feedback - 02:04:01

Maureen Holdsworth Character Profile

July 21st, 2021

For this week's bonus podcast, we're taking an in-depth look at the character of Maureen Holdsworth. From the hilarious waterbed incident with Reg to the poignant scenes at the Normandy graves with cantankerous mother Maud, Maureen had plenty of memorable moments during her time on the cobbles, and in this episode, we chat over some of our favourites - and ponder whether a return to the Street for Maureen could ever become a reality.. 

Conversation Street Episode 479

July 17th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we spill the beans on what we thought of the past week of Corrie, running from the 12th to the 16th July.

There was plenty of pump action in this week's Corrie, as Todd resorts to desperate measures to keep Will from blabbing to Summer about the extent of his nefariousness when it came to bagging Billy. Meanwhile, after last Friday's drunken revelries, Ryan wakes up in Daisy's bed in a state of undress - just how far did things go with her? And speaking of getting your kit off, is it just us who finds Curtis' apparent desire to photograph every bloke on the Street in their birthday suit more than a little odd, especially as he's only been on the scene for what seems like five minutes?

After Street Talk, we head to the Kabin, where we chat about the recent reports in the papers about Corrie apparently struggling to keep COVID under control, plus we check out what Helen Flanagan's been up to recently and share our thoughts on who absolutely should not win the best soap actor gong at the upcoming TRIC Awards.

We round off the podcast with more of your fabulous feedback!

Street Talk - 00:14:34
The Kabin - 02:12:08
Feedback - 02:29:15

Feature Discussion: 1995-1999

July 13th, 2021

Welcome to our bonus podcast for the week! We've decided to give it a go spacing out our main and bonus episodes after it seemed to go down well splitting them up during the Euros. Although we can't guarantee which day the bonus podcast will be out each week because of our own schedules, it's likely to be either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for the time being, with the main Street Talk episode out every Saturday as usual. Let's see how it goes!

This podcast (which we actually recorded a couple of weeks ago, so sorry if any of the references aren't quite up to date!) we chat about the episodes we've been watching on our DVDs from between 1995 and 1999. This is the era that Corrie saw a big shift in tone as well as a bit of an overhaul of the cast. Out went the likes of Bet, Raquel, Derek and Percy, and in came the Battersbys, the Mallets and fan favourites Roy and Hayley. The late 90s also had Corrie hitting the headlines with the notorious Free The Weatherfield One story, tackled domestic violence in the McDonald household and saw Street residents gearing up for Millennium night. It was a time of big change for the show, but was it for the better? Let's find out...

Corrie’s Royal Connections

July 8th, 2021

For this week's bonus podcast, we thought we'd jump on the royal bandwagon following today's visit to the cobbles by the Queen.

After chatting about what went on during her tour of the Street, we take a look back at previous times that Corrie has been graced by royalty, including when the Queen opened the set on Quay Street in 1982 and when Prince Charles showed up to shake Audrey's hand in the 40th anniversary episode. As well as this, we chat about the time the show allegedly got a royal rap on the knuckles by mentioning Prince Philip's name on air, explain why Vera Duckworth was so convinced she had blue blood, and remember when Alf Roberts got his OBE at the palace - and why Audrey had to get down there to see it by hitch-hiking!

Conversation Street Episode 478

July 6th, 2021

In our latest episode of the podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street released on the ITV Hub on the 5th July, and set for broadcast on TV between the 5th and the 9th.

This week was all about characters getting their claws into their man at all costs, with both Daisy and Todd resorting to devious means to get what they want. They're not the only ones with men issues either, as Izzy's got a mystery house guest who gets tongues a-wagging at the factory. The rumour mill is on Fiz's mind too as she urges Tyrone to fess up to the girls about Alina's big news, and Gail is set to put it all behind her as she heads off to Thailand.

Next up on the podcast, we ponder whether Corrie will be following EastEnders' lead in continuing to release episodes early online during the Olympincs, then we round things off with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:12:04
The Kabin - 02:20:00
Feedback - 02:28:10

Leanne Battersby Character Profile Revisit - Episode 477

July 3rd, 2021

This week's bonus podcast is a character profile revisit of birthday girl Leanne Battersby, who we first profiled way back in Episode #20 of Conversation Street. Since then, she's faced drama upon drama, including suffering abuse from son Simon and of course, the tragedy of Oli's death last year. In this episode, we look back on everything Leanne's been up to since 2012, and chat about the up and down relationship that we as a podcast have had with the character over the past nine years.

Conversation Street Episode 477

June 29th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we have a bit of a natter about the episodes of Corrie released on the ITV Hub on Monday 28th June, and set for broadcast on TV between the 29th June and the 2nd July.

Alina and Tyrone have got a big secret this week, and it's only going to get bigger over the next nine months. Can they keep it quiet from everyone, and most importantly, Fiz? Meanwhile, James is on cloud 9 when he hears he's taking over from Tommy O at County, but when Danny returns to the cobbles with the news that he's off to start a new job in France, will James be able to bring himself to do what it takes to stop him? Also this week: management reshuffles at Underworld and the Rovers, and things aren't looking good for Ryan and Alya..

After Street Talk, we head over to the Kabin to find out what's been going on in the news for Corrie, and we round off the show with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:07:46
The Kabin - 02:17:32
Feedback - 02:30:02

Our Reflections On 2021 So Far: Episode 476

June 26th, 2021

We've pretty much reached the halfway point of another year, and in this episode of the podcast, we take a look at the first six months of 2021 on Corrie and chat about how it's all going.

With the end of 2020 marking the climax of the long-running coercive control story as well as the tragic but inevitable death of Oliver Battersby, we started the year excited to see what direction our favourite characters would go in next. A massive story for the Corrie teens was promised, which turned out to be the compelling drama of the attack on Nina and Seb, the repercussions of which promise to continue well into the second half of the year. 2021 also teased the return of a legacy character from Rita's past, and we certainly 'ad it when Sharon Bentley rocked up on the Street, looking for trouble. Meanwhile, a few of our favourite couples have been split up, Peter's been drinking in the Last Chance Saloon, and you thought Jane Danson might get a break after everything Leanne went through last year? No chance!

We finish off the episode by talking about some of our podcast highlights of the year so far, including chats with more of the cast like Tanisha Gorey and Melanie Hill, and being able to take part in a couple of Corrie press interviews on Zoom for the first time.

Conversation Street Episode 476

June 22nd, 2021

On our latest podcast, we share our thoughts on the episodes of Corrie released on the ITV Hub on Monday 21st June, and set for broadcast on TV between the 21st and the 25th.

It's the week of the big trial, and Leanne is still adamant she's going to tell the truth about the hell Harvey's put her family through these past few months. Will she be able to hold her nerve in court? Meanwhile, Sean tries some suitin' and recruitin' in the name of Double Glammy, Summer gets a dire diabetes diagnosis, and Ty and Alina don't join the territorial army.

There's some happy news for Kate Spencer in the Kabin, and we round off the show with a bumper batch of listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:13:49
The Kabin - 01:55:42
Feedback - 02:02:45

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