Conversation Street

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

Sue Devaney Interview

December 8th, 2021

This week, we're publishing the 500th episode of the podcast, and to help us celebrate, we invited actress Sue Devaney onto the show for a chat! Though her character, Debbie Webster, first appeared on the Street for a 7-month period in the mid-80s, it's her current stint in the role for which she'll be best remembered. The hot-headed hotelier with a penchant for pendant earrings, Debbie Webster is currently one of our favourite characters on the show, so it was a real pleasure to chat to Sue - we hope you enjoy it!

You can watch a video of the interview over on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/QeSE4IArIiQ

Conversation Street Episode 499

December 4th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we have a natter about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 29th November and the 3rd December (Episodes #10494 - 10499).

We've been talking about the possibility of Curtis having factitious disorder for about three months now, and this week, it's finally confirmed that this is indeed what's behind his suspicious behaviour of late. We start the Street Talk segment by chatting about what we've been learning about this condition over the past few days, and ponder what it could mean for Emma as she prepares to marry the man of her dreams. Also this week, Grace makes an offer that Aggie finds hard to refuse, Daniel remains blissfully ignorant of Summer's blatant crush on him, and Zeedan's feeling the heat from Hashim.

Next up on the podcast, we take a trip to The Kabin, where we take a look at the Corrie Christmas schedule (and do our best to restrain ourselves from going on *too* much of a rant about some of the episodes being uploaded early to the Hub), and we finish off the show more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk: 00:14:59
The Kabin: 02:51:49
Feedback: 03:08:09

Coronation Street In The 00s Part 1:2000 - 2004

November 30th, 2021

This one's been a long time coming, but we've finally made it through to the midway point of the first decade of the new millennium. This period in the Street's history saw a rise in the number of issues-based stories, such as Sarah-Louise's pregnancy and Internet stalker, as well as some well remembered darker moments, like the Richard Hillman saga, the Freshco's siege and Alma's tragic demise. Despite all this though, there was still a lot to laugh about - who can forget Les and Cilla falling through the ceiling in their bathtub or Jack's turn as a member of the women's bowls team? We hope you enjoy listening to us reflecting on the period - both the highs and the lows.

Conversation Street Episode 498

November 27th, 2021

In our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 22nd and the 26th November (Episodes #10488 - 10493).

This week, the burden of covering up for Abi and Nina gets too heavy for Roy and he disappears from Weatherfield. Is this just a temporary break for him, or has the Street institution really buttered his last barmcake? Also this week, Faye gets her freedom after being released on bail, George and Abi employ somewhat different techniques to try and convince Sam to start talking again, and Kelly spices up her life after crossing paths with a local drug dealer.

Up next on the podcast, we celebrate Corrie's recents wins at the Inside Soap Awards, and we round things off with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk: 00:20:37
The Kabin: 02:27:30
Feedback: 02:38:37

Listener Questions

November 25th, 2021

For this week's bonus podcast, we've done another listener question segment! First up, with Thanksgiving on our American listeners' minds this week, we've been asked which characters we'd invite for a Thanksgiving dinner, what dish they'd bring, and what they'd be thankful for.  Lots to get our teeth into there! Next up, we've got a question that's right up Michael's street: which ex-Coronation Street actor should take over the role of the Doctor from Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who?

Conversation Street Episode 497

November 20th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 16th and the 19th November (Episodes #10482 - 10487).

Operation 'Get The Viewers To Feel Sorry For Kelly' continues this week, as the controversial ex-con falls on hard times, sleeping on the streets, bin diving for cold pizza and attracting the attentions of a creepy letch at Chariot Square. Meanwhile, it's the week of Johnny's funeral and Jenny's struggling to keep it together - though a surprise inheritance of 20 grand is always good to soften the blow! Also this week, surprise returns for Faye and Ray, Max's film project gets Summer worried she might lose her chance of a place at Oxford, and Sam continues to be one of our favourite characters of the week without uttering a single word.

Up next, it's The Kabin, where a sneak preview of next week's Inside Soap Awards brings good news for Corrie, and we round things off with a bit of feedback.

Street Talk - 00:07:40
The Kabin - 02:13:38
Feedback - 02:24:20 

Sally Ann Matthews Interview

November 18th, 2021

As you know, we're massive Jenny Connor fans here on Conversation Street, and this week, we thought it was about time we invited Sally Ann Matthews back on the podcast to chat about how life on the cobbles has been for her since taking over as Rovers landlady.  Losing a husband, gaining a step-daughter, sinkhole dramas, drunk acting and of course, THAT tasering scene with Sharon... We have a good old natter about all this and more, in this week's bonus show!

Sal's currently raising money for five fantastic causes with 50 5K runs. If you'd like to send a bit of cash her way, her fundraising site is open until the end of November here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=SallyAnnMatthews&pageUrl=1

Conversation Street Episode 496

November 12th, 2021

With the Weatherfield week ending on Wednesday this week, we're coming at you a little earlier with our latest podcast, which covers the goings on in Coronation Street between the 8th and the 10th November (Episodes #10476 - 10481). Not only that, but with Michael testing positive for COVID on Tuesday night and subsequently isolating from Gemma, we've also had to be a bit creative with how we've watched Corrie and recorded the podcast this week, so apologies for the sound quality not being up to its usual standard!

That all aside, we actually quite enjoyed this week's Corrie - although with all the overlapping of stories going on (we're looking at YOU, Kelly, Aadi and Summer!) we admit we did find it was a bit of a tricky Street Talk segment to manage at times! As we predicted, the Street residents seem to have forgotten their environmental principles just as quickly as they developed them this week, with not a hint of the Red Red bypass story getting a mention; instead, the main action seemed to have revolved around Kelly's release from prison (ooh, controversial!), Summer's crush on an oblivious Daniel, and Natasha's funeral, which gave us some more fantastic scenes for Sam, who managed to get us right in the feels without even uttering a single word!

Up next on the podcast, we have the Kabin segment, where we chat about an exciting  Corrie fan event that's taking place next month - a bit too far for us to travel, sadly! - and some new details on the next Corrie novel by Maggie Sullivan. We finish off the show with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:20:07
The Kabin - 02:39:50
Feedback - 03:00:02

Squid Game: Corrie Style!

November 8th, 2021

If there's one thing that a lot of Corrie viewers can agree on, it's that the show could do with a bit of a good old fashioned soap cull at the moment. And how better to trim the fat than by pitting a bunch of our least favourite characters against each other in a series of brutally reimagined British playground games? 30 characters enter the arena, and only one will make it through alive - who'll be keeping George in business for many weeks to come, and which lucky contestant will be the sole survivor? Find out in Coronation Street: Squid Game!

Conversation Street Episode #495

November 6th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 1st and the 5th November (#10470 - 10474).

It's the week of Abi and Kevin's wedding, but after Debbie finds out about her sister-in-law-to-be's murderous intentions for Corey, it looks like there could be a couple of roadblocks they need to get past before this pair of mechanics can give each other a good servicing. Speaking of roadblocks, it all kicks off outside the Community Centre this week when Maria decides to protest the council meeting about the new by-pass through the Red Rec. Bring back Emily and Spider, we say - they'd be able to get this mess sorted in no time! Also this week, Emma's engaged and Corey gets caged.

Up next on the podcast, we share some good news about Coronation Street: The Tour, which looks set to re-open in the Spring, bigger and better than ever, and we round off the show with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:11:11
The Kabin - 02:16:03
Feedback - 02:26:11

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