May 8th, 2021
On this week's podcast, we talk about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 3rd and the 7th May (Episodes #10315 - 10320).
What a week that was, eh? There'd been rumblings and rumours for a fair few months that something big was going to go down with the Street's younger residents, and this week saw Seb and Nina set upon by Corey and his mates in scenes that echoed the vicious attack on Sophie Lancaster in Salford in 2007. With every actor pulling out the stops to deliver some of Corrie's most compelling episodes in a long while, this was a week that was, at times, quite difficult to watch - let alone record a podcast about! - but ultimately one that will be remembered for years to come and will no doubt be the catalyst for some big story and character developments as we go through 2021 and beyond.
After a bumper edition of Street Talk where we're left reeling from those final moments in the hospital, we head on over to The Kabin to share the happy news of Brooke Vincent's new addition to the family as well as Corrie's nominees in this year's TV Choice Awards. That's followed by the listener feedback segment, where we read out some of your initial reactions to this week's dramatic events.
Street Talk - 00:09:24
The Kabin - 02:47:44
Feedback - 02:57:35
May 8th, 2021
For our bonus podcast this week, we do a character profile of Seb Franklin. Arriving on the Street back in 2016 as the scallywag boyfriend of Faye Windass, Seb soon took to the hearts of many a Corrie viewer after the reveal of his tough home life. A key player in the downfall of Pat Phelan, an initial suspect in the Underworld roof collapse and the hero who rescued Alina from slavery, Seb's had quite an eventful time on the cobbles, but it's surely his most recent story, in which he's violently attacked whilst walking home, that he'll ultimately be remembered.
May 1st, 2021
On our latest podcast, we chat about what went down in Weatherfield between the 26th and the 30th April.
This week, we discover the truth behind Sharon's return to the cobbles - will she be able to lead Harvey's cronies to Leanne? With Jenny on the case, we wouldn't be too sure, although to be fair, both Nick and Simon don't appear to be all that good at the whole 'no contact with the family' part of witness protection, so it could just be a matter of time... Also this week, Seb does his best to get back into Nina's good books, Asha moves in with Corey, and Todd discovers that working at an undertaker's isn't all fun and games - who'd have thought it?
In The Kabin, there are a couple of news items about awards ceremonies that are up and coming - or not, as the case may be for the BSAs - then we finish off the show with more of your feedback.
Street Talk - 00:13:48
The Kabin - 02:07:24
Feedback - 02:19:47
May 1st, 2021
For our bonus podcast this week, we tackle another pair of your listener questions. First up, we take a look into the old crystal ball and try to predict which current characters are still going to be major players in Corrie when the 80th anniversary rolls around. After that, we chat about which characters we're surprised haven't left the show yet.
April 24th, 2021
On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 19th and the 23rd April (Episodes #10303 - 103308).
After what's felt like a fairly long period of relatively 'meh' Coronation Street, we were both very pleased (and more than a little relieved) to get a set of episodes that we both thought were largely very strong this week. We'd been looking forward to Sharon Bentley's return ever since it was announced last month, and her reunion with Rita and showdown with Jenny certainly didn't disappoint. Also on the Street this week, Fiz realises it really is all over between her and Tyrone, Aadi earns a cheer and an extra bag of luxury crisps from us when he lamps Corey, and Seb and Nina become the show's most most unexpectedly adorable couple.
Aside from a few announcements of a handful of ex-Corrie stars' upcoming projects, there's not a whole lot of news this week, so we end up filling most of The Kabin with a couple of bits of podcast news for a change, then we round off the show with more of your listener feedback.
Street Talk - 00:07:50
The Kabin - 02:46:49
Feedback - 03:05:35
April 24th, 2021
After not being seen on the Street this side of the millennium, Sharon Bentley made a triumphant return to the cobbles this week, and in our bonus podcast, we do a character profile of this mischievous madam, running down everything she got up to during her original couple of stints on the show. Hopefully a handy guide for anyone who didn't catch her the first or the second times round!
April 17th, 2021
On this week's podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 12th and the 16th April (Episodes #10295 - 10302).
There's a lot to fit in this podcast, what with last Friday's Corries being delayed, and we start off our epic Street Talk segment by chatting about Peter Barlow's various woes of the week. Whether it's discovering that he may never see his son again, having his family bicker during a meeting to find out whether he's suitable for a liver transplant or ending Friday by face planting onto the cobbles in a shower of confetti, it's fair to say that Peter's had better weeks, but hey - he managed to fit in his sixth wedding too, so it could be worse. Also having a rough time this week is poor Cathy, who takes a cue from Leanne and goes into hiding to get away from her online tormentors - let's just hope for Leanne's sake she's done a better job of keeping her hideout from Harvey a bit of a better secret. Meanwhile, Tyrone's behaviour leaves us fuming, George's attempt at the old 'give your date a bunch of flowers swiped from a dead person' trick fails spectacularly, and James does a #ClassicCorrieFakeout on Michael - though someone should probably tell him it's best suited for driving tests and GCSE results than potentially life-altering paternity test news..
In The Kabin segment, we're chuffed to hear Ali Mardell's engagement news and baffled by the mere concept of Corrie reportedly working alongside 16-year-old TikTok stars in their latest attempt to get down with the kidz, then we round the show off with more of your listener feedback.
Street Talk - 00:13:00
The Kabin - 02:49:59
Feedback - 03:01:31
April 17th, 2021
For this week's bonus podcast, we're chuffed to be joined by Martin Sterling, a storyliner on the Street for 17 years, who's been responsible for some of the show's biggest moments of the 21st century. He chats with us about how someone who started off his working life in banking ended up rubbing shoulders with the likes of Barbara Knox and Liz Dawn, who he's most enjoyed writing for, and how the story team on Corrie manage to juggle so many balls at once when plotting out the life stories of our favourite characters.
April 10th, 2021
In our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 5th and the 7th April (Episodes #10291 - 10294).
This week, Ty's asking for trouble back home when he takes every possible opportunity come to Alina's rescue - and with his confession that he's actually in love with Miss Pop, is it well and truly over for him and Fiz? Meanwhile, Harvey vows revenge on Leanne when he's arrested after a police sting, Cathy digs herself a deeper hole by revealing Lemon Drop's secret identity, and Carla quits her job at the factory.. again.
There's not really much in the way of news again this week, so we skip over The Kabin and head straight for the feedback segment next, where we find out what our listeners are loving and loathing about recent Corrie.
Street Talk - 00:10:50
Feedback - 01:51:02
April 10th, 2021
We've got a real treat for fans of Classic Corrie on ITV3 this week in our bonus podcast. Like many of us, actress Georgia Taylor has been wallowing in nostalgia with some of the episodes from the late 90s recently, so we thought it would be fun to have a chat with her about what it's been like revisiting some of the Battersbys' early days from January 1998. Georgia tells us how it's been, seeing those scenes on the Red Rec for the first time in over 20 years, reflects on her time working alongside Corrie greats like Liz Dawn, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Roy Barraclough, and shares which storylines from that era have gripped her the most second time around.