Sunday, 23 November 2014

Corrie Weekly Awards for Nov. 17 - 21

Accessory of the week: Every bar needs an animal skull!

Musical ambiance: "Stand By Your Man" in the pub when the hoedown client was chatting up Liz.

Retcon award: Carla said the basis for her business is polyester. I guess after Rob stole that silk from her she gave it up as a lost cause.

Foot in mouth award: Kal reminds Carla that she knows what it was like to be young.

Blue Monday award (and Wednesday and Friday) Everyone seemed to be sad and down this week, not just Steve. Sally, Faye, Kylie, Michelle, Michael, Steve.

Fashion wow: Julie again, with that animal print coat and also with the pink and black dress.

Fashion Fail: Mary had an allergic reaction to the eyelash glue!

Delivery fail: I honestly don't care about that bloody parcel. I don't know why Norris didn't get it delivered to the Kabin and I'm losing the will to live and the only thing that saved it was that wonderfully obnoxious depot clerk! Awesome!

What was your first clue? Michelle told Carla she didn't see this (breakup) coming? It's been in her mind for weeks thinking Steve was going off her.

Lines of the week:
Gail "I've never been to busy to have an opinion" (Line of the week!!!! and it's Gail in a nutshell!)
Sally "I'm too old to be a trainee anything" (What? No ambitions, Sal?)
Gail "I might risk a parsnip soup" (that menu sounded far above my station and all!)
Craig to Faye "It's weird isn't it? My outsides don't match my insides either" (Aww Bless!)
Steve to Steph "You should be out there, being irresponsible. Daft"
Michelle about the sports car "Looks like something that's fell out of a CornFlake packet!"
Lloyd about the sports car "How fast does it go?" Steve "90" Lloyd "She'll still catch you. I mean it, you're dead meat!"
Michelle "My life's turned downhill since he turned 40"
Liz "Steve, you have messed up every relationship you've ever had." Steve "And so have you!" (Touche!)
Michelle "Me and Steve row like other couples chat about what they're having for tea"

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Where to buy Julie Carp's pink and black striped dress

If you loved Julie Carp's dress last night on Coronation Street, you can find it to buy at Coast.

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Ronald Pickup's Coronation Street cameo

Yes, that was veteran actor Ronald Pickup in a Coronation Street cameo role this week. 

He played the part of Len Sheldon, the birthday boy for whom Michelle was arranging a geriatric hoe-down.

Read Ronald Pickup's IMDB profile here.

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Winners announced in our Coronation Street 2015 calendars competition

Congratulations go to three lucky Coronation Street Blog readers who have each won one of the official Coronation Street 2015 calendars. The calendar is now on sale from Danilo and you can order it here. The theme for the calendar in 2015 is Family Album.  

The three winners drawn at random from all correct entries received are Jonathan Isaby, Mark Elliot and Frank Gray.  Calendars will be on their way to you all this week, well done!

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Coronation Street Weekly Update - in cheap polyester pants

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Michelle’s at her wits end with Steve this week and viewers up and down the country are at their wits end with Michelle.  We know that Steve’s depressed. But Michelle hasn’t a clue. She thinks he’s fallen out of love with her.  And while we’re all in with Steve’s secret, and we know he needs cuddles, warmth, help and hugs, Michelle packs her bags and leaves him, annoyed that he won’t open up to her and prefers to spend time in his new impulse buy kit car.  Let’s hope he’ll open up soon, Michelle will return and all will be well.  For now, it’s an unholy mess with poor Steve sucked into the middle of a mess he had no part in making. Our hearts go out to him, especially when Tammy Wynette’s Stand by your Man comes on the Rovers jukebox. But the lyrics of the song are ones that Michelle chooses not to hear. Not yet, anyroad.

Another couple going through the unnecessaries are Tim and Sally. This week, Sally thinks Tim’s having an affair with Anna after she spots him sneaking into Anna’s back door with a bunch of flowers in his hand and a gleam in his eye.  Anna’s teaching Tim to read but Sally doesn’t know that and puts two and two together very wrongly indeed. She storms round to see Anna, calls her a slut and won’t listen to Tim when he says nowt’s going on.  All ends well, of course, as you’d hope that it would. Sally and Tim are too good together to ever split up.  Sophie asks Tim the question all Corrie fans up and down the country have had on their lips since this storyline started.  “How come, if you can’t read and write, you got into contact with Faye over the internet?”  Tim says a friend did it for him, he couldn’t do it himself.

Michael’s son Gavin arrives this week, a nervous fella in a shirt who looks ill at ease meeting his dad for the first time in decades.  Michael’s nervous too and when Gavin leaves before finishing his drink with his dad in the Bistro, Michael thinks he’s blown the chance to get to know his son.  But then he gets a text from Gavin saying he wants to meet up again.  I’m not sure where this is all going, but it’ll be interesting to find out.

Over at Underworld, Alya gets an interview for office manager under Carla’s supervision.  She waffles on about designer lingerie, using finest Austrian lace and some sumptuous silk.  When Carla asks her what she thinks about cheap polyester pants, Alya bristles until Carla points out that they’re what keeps Underworld going, cheap pants and polyester.  Alya’s on a steep learning curve, but Carla takes her on.

Dev’s invited to a do and needs a plus one. Mary offers herself up on a plate and Dev’s too polite to say no. She gets a makeover at the salon, has her hair done and puts false eyelashes on. But the glue on the eyelashes make her come out in a rash and Julie steps in at last minute to go with Dev to the do.  She looks lovely, does Julie, in a gorgeous pink and black dress and Dev’s impressed with his companion until one of his mates takes a fancy to Julie and she likes him back.

And finally this week, Norris misses out on retrieving his parcel from the post office, yet again.

And that's just about that for this week. Remember, you can sign up to get these Corrie weekly updates by email at

This week’s writers were Julie Jones (double Monday), Mark Wadlow (Wednesday), Joe Turner and Perrie Balthazar (Friday).  Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at

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I want mo' Mo on Corrie

Let me establish right away that I'm not nor never have been a Norris Cole fan. He's mean, nasty, petulant, petty, gossipy and I don't find him funny. He does get a good line now and then and I can applaud Malcom Hebden for his superb performance. Therefore, it follows that any storyline that features Norris is not one that's going to hit my "top ten" list.

This recent business over a parcel delivery has been excruciating. Every single time Norris has missed his delivery I want to cringe. Why could he not just arrange for the parcel to be delivered to the Kabin? It makes no sense. And if he was able to go to the depot on Friday's episode, why didn't he just do that the first or second time he missed it?

If he did that, however, he wouldn't have worked himself into a state and we wouldn't have had that absolutely top scene where he encountered Morris "Mo" Grieves last night. It was a brief scene but it delighted me right down to my toes. With a wonderfully droll delivery, actor Jamie Honeybourne played Mo with aplomb. Mo is a pedantic smug prince controlling his little kingdom, much like Norris himself is.

Mo held all the cards, so to speak and made sure Norris knew it. A taste of his own medicine, methinks. Mo wasn't obnoxious, he wasn't argumentative, he didn't "lord" it over Norris. He was the boss of Norris, he held all the control and he knew it. I know little scenes and one off characters like this seem to be fewer on screen these days but this is Corrie comedy gold, to me. This scene leapt off the screen. I don't need these all the time, but a little more often, please?

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Friday, 21 November 2014

Fab Photo Friday - November 21st 2014

It's Friday again so it's time for this week's fab Coronation Street photo. Sally may not have a high opinion of Anna Windass for thinking that she'd stolen Tim from here but here's what you call a real man stealer, the evil Tanya Pooley.

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Mel B returns to Coronation Street for Text Santa

Spice G Mel B will return to Coronation Street this Christmas for Text Santa. She's been in Corrie before, as I'm sure all good Corrie fans already know!

Mel B played Bettabuys worker Amy Nelson in a brief role in 1993. Find out more here.

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