On the podcast this week, we chat about the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 14th and the 19th December in the UK. It's cold on the cobbles at this time of year, causing people to jump into bed with each other left right and centre: First Nick beds new arrival, cougar Erika (though we're starting to wonder whether she just hasn't discovered yet that he's not as old as he looks!) then Tracy seduces Tony at the end of the week - we suspect there could be blackmail on the cards, but from who? Meanwhile, there's a close shave at the salon when Callum turns up for a trim from David, and it's the end of the line for Gary and Alya. In the Kabin we talk about some new writers that have been hired at Corrie (slow news week - sorry!) and then the debate about Diane continues in the feedback section. With the Nazirs moving into #6 this week, our character profile focuses on one of its original residents, Des Barnes.