Conversation Street

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

Conversation Street Episode 483

August 14th, 2021

We're a bit late with this week's podcast thanks to our little mini break we've just had away in London, but we're here at last, to chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 9th and the 13th August (Episodes #10398 - 10403).

Looking at people's reactions to Monday night's Corrie, a lot of us started off the episode thinking the same thing: "Did I just miss an episode?" Yes, Shona's off-screen accident antics did leave a fair few of us scratching our heads, and the two of us do have differing views about how successful it was to start off the week in that way, so if nothing else, at least it makes a good talking point for the podcast! Another mystery this week was the 'Who destroyed the vegetable plot?' plot - and although that one got solved pretty quickly, it's nice to have the Seb story starting to warm up again before the big trial. On top of that, we've got Daisy setting her sights on Daniel (or should that be Daniel's bank balance?), Fiz taking the rap for Hope, and potential new owners for the Bistro - though of course we use 'new' in the loosest sense of the word here...

Up next on the podcast, we head to The Kabin, and although it's been quite a slow news week again, we still manage to spin a decent amount of time out of Katie McGlynn being in the latest Strictly line up and our review of Channel 5's latest 3-hour marathon: When Soap Stars Go Horribly Wrong.

Finally, we end the podcast with more of your feedback, including one listener wanting a return to Corrie's good old days, and another giving their thoughts on the pros and cons of Izzy's current story.

Street Talk - 00:18:19
The Kabin - 02:29:09
Feedback - 02:42:23

Cherylee Houston Interview

August 12th, 2021

For this week's bonus podcast, we chat with Corrie actress Cherylee Houston about her current storyline, which sees Izzy dealing with the challenges of juggling working for the factory whilst shielding at home. Cherylee talks about what it's been like to be stuck indoors for so long during the pandemic, how she and her partner Toby filmed Izzy's scenes from their own home, and reflects on some of her highlights from over a decade on the cobbles.

Conversation Street Episode 482

August 7th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 2nd and 6th August (Episodes #10392 - 10397).

Things are really hotting up in the Fiz and Tyrone story this week as everyone's favourite pint-sized pyro Hope sets fire to Alina's flat, which has devastating consequences. Meanwhile, the flames of passion are burning for Aadi as he tries his best to initiate a bit of Summer loving, Izzy confesses that juggling Jake and her factory work whilst shielding has left her feeling burnt out, and Nina's all fired up about her latest idea to memorialise Seb.

After Street Talk, we head straight over to the feedback section, then we finish off with our reactions to a few bits of recent spoilery cast news in a Kabin Extra segment.

Street Talk - 00:09:38
Feedback - 02:31:16
Kabin Extra - 02:50:32

Listener Questions

August 3rd, 2021

For this week's bonus podcast, it's time for another listener question segment! First up, we take Jon's suggestion about who we'd like to star in a Corrie two-hander. Compared to EastEnders, Corrie has barely ever tackled the two-hander format, so there's plenty of scope for ideas here - and we thinks we've come up with quite a few nice ones, even if we do say so ourselves! Next up, a question from Gentledreamsedits about Corrie parents: who are the show's worst, and who are its best? Now, not being parents ourselves, that naturally gives us full rights to rain down fiery judgement on anyone who's tried to raise a child on the Street. Who gets our seal of approval? Tune in to find out!

Conversation Street Episode 481

July 31st, 2021

For this week's podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 26th and the 30th July.

There'd already been been a few hints this year that Coronation Street wanted to tackle a story about racism and unconscious bias, and this week, it got top billing as James and Michael are stopped when out test driving a flash sports car. We start the Street Talk segment by weighing in with our own thoughts on the issue, and how we feel Corrie's handled it so far. Also this week, the tide turns for Todd as Billy finally finds out the truth about how he manipulated his way back into the archdeacon's affections, Hope becomes increasingly jealous of Tyrone's interest in his unborn baby, and Kelly opens up about her traumatic childhood.

Next up, we head over to The Kabin to chat about a couple of recent reports in the tabloids, then we finish off the podcast with some feedback, including some of our listeners' reactions to this week's racism story.

Street Talk - 00:12:24
The Kabin - 02:47:56
Feedback - 02:55:46

Vicky Binns Interview

July 28th, 2021

In 2005, Vicky Binns joined the Street as Molly Compton, the dog loving baker's daughter who stirred up plenty of trouble for Fiz, who'd once bullied Molly at school. In this interview, we're joined by Vicky to reminisce about her time on the cobbles, including the notorious affair with Kevin and her explosive exit in the live episode for the 50th anniversary.

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...

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