Thursday, 26 May 2016

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Thurs May 26

Thursday May 26th 2016

Gail’s granny flat finally gives up its gruesome secret as a body is found under the floor.

As the murder investigation begins David, Kylie and Sarah get a visit from the police.

Carla prepares to bid farewell to Weatherfield.

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Corrie wedding of the year

The past four days have been filled with drama on Corrie. Excellent stuff, too! The wedding of the year did happen which surprised me, knowing that Nick was going to find out the truth about the affair and the blackmail/betrayal to do with the Bistro sale and move to Devon. He was ready to forgive the fling but the betrayal weighed on his mind a lot heavier and then the stress got too much for him.

I had to wonder, has this wedding now taken the record for shortest wedding in Corrie history? Tracy and Steve's only lasted to the reception but they had to drive from the chapel to the Rovers. Nick and Carla got married in the same room as the reception so I reckon they probably win this dubious award. Nick finally realized that he couldn't handle Carla's self destruct mode in the long run. Nice Nicky, Doormat Nicky, he might have forgiven her over and over but looking down into his future, it looks like he just couldn't do it. Roy didn't look too happy with Carla, either after her shenanigans may cost Cathy dearly. I'm sure she'll be ok but Roy may not be so quick to forgive Carla, either.

Gail went from being Carla's best friend back to being her worst enemy and that smack she gave Carla was a shock. You might resort to physical violence on behalf of your child if your child is a little kid but it really isn't called for when your son is pushing 40. Then went Round 2 with Nick leveling one at Robert's jaw for calling him "mate". Tracy seems to have burned some very big bridges with her family, too.

There were pretty frocks, and one or two frumpy ones. Tacky wedding gifts abounded. Carla was probably the glummest looking bride I've ever seen, barely cracking a smile at all while previously stressed out Nick was relaxed and happy. Audrey uttered a Phrase of Doom reckoning things couldn't get worse for the Platts, and, yep, things got worse right enough. 

I had guessed that there would be a vehicle through the side of the Grannex which would unearth Callum's body but I thought it would be Carla's car. I guess it wouldn't have had enough weight to do the kind of damage needed where the breakdown truck did.

I've put some blog posts over on State of the Street, with a running commentary as I watched the episodes, along with lots of screen captures. Have a look:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

Top marks to everyone this week! Great performances!


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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

First-look pics: Callum's return haunts Platts and Carla leaves Corrie

ITV have released these pictures from the episode of Coronation Street to be shown on Thursday 26 May.

A devastated Carla Connor says a sad farewell to her father Johnny as she prepares to leave Coronation Street.



With her marriage in tatters before it has even begun and her friendship with Roy Cropper seemingly over, Carla has nothing left to keep her in Weatherfield.

Following her disastrous wedding day which saw her exposed as a cheat and ended in her accidently mowing down Roy’s girlfriend Cathy, Carla has packed her bags and is ready to go.



Will Roy forgive her before she finally leaves the cobbles behind for good?



Meanwhile, as the dust settles on Gail’s annexe following the crash, David ventures into the rubble to find out the extent of the damage.

His worst fears are realised when he comes across the exposed manhole and the stench of Callum’s rotting corpse hits him.

And when the cops come calling on the Platts it seems they finally have nowhere left to hide!

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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Wednesday May 25

Wednesday May 25th 2016

As the residents react to the drama at the wedding an oblivious Cathy stuns Roy with a surprise proposal.

Events take an even more dramatic turn when a shock incident changes the Platt’s future forever.

See the pictures from tonight's episode showing Carla running her car straight at Tracy!

Find out all about the week of Corrie Secrets including our own Coronation Street Blog interviews with the cast. 

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

First-look pics: Carla drives her car at Tracy on Coronation Street

ITV have released these new pics showing the dramatic scenes of tonight’s Corrie

Tracy Barlow is a like a rabbit caught in the headlights of Carla Connor’s car in spectacular scenes to be screened in Wednesday night’s Coronation Street.

With her wedding in tatters thanks to Tracy, a devastated Carla gets into her car desperate to escape the humiliation.

But as she prepares to leave the cobbles she spots Tracy on the pavement and intent on revenge presses her foot on the accelerator…




Also in the episode a furious Nick seeks out Robert and punches him for sleeping with Carla.


The drama continues on Wednesday and Thursday at 9pm when an unexpected sequence of events leads to Callum’s decomposing body being discovered at number 8.

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Job Vacancy: Make-up assistant at Coronation Street

Make Up Assistant – Coronation Street - 12 Month FTC
Manchester


An exciting opportunity to be part of ITV Continuing Drama North has arisen.

Coronation Street are looking for a Make Up Assistants with solid demonstrable experience and an understanding of the importance to maintain a ‘look’ throughout filming and to apply makeup and dress/style hair as appropriate. You must possess Hairdressing Skills including Cutting and the ability to collaborate closely with other departments.

You will be approachable, enthusiastic and willing to assist others in what is a fast-paced, exciting environment and have the ability to communicate positively with the entire production team, working closely with a team of Makeup Supervisors and Makeup Assistants. You will have gained the necessary experience and people management skills to be able to stand in as Supervisor as and when required, demonstrated by a strong credit list in Film and or TV Drama.

We will look to you to have experience working with scripts and schedules in order to discern make-up requirements in conjunction with our makeup supervisors. You will have a keen eye for detail and proactively assist in the care and cleanliness of our makeup equipment, wigs and hairpieces. Confidentiality, discretion and tact are a must for this role and you will build up good communication skills with a range of artistes, maintaining complete confidentiality at all times.

Our successful candidate will be a fully qualified Makeup Assistant with experience of working within a television environment. You will be highly organised, have excellent presentation and communication skills, work effectively as part of a team whilst remaining calm and efficient under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

You must be up to date with new makeup methods and material, have an up to date knowledge and understanding of SFX and injuries etc and in addition, you will possess good IT skills.
Punctuality and reliability is key and a willingness to work long hours when necessary.

Our people are our greatest asset and, as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to work both in front of and behind the cameras.

Closing date for applications: 14th June 2016.  Full details at itvjobs.com


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Job Vacancy: Runner wanted at Coronation Street

UK-North West-Manchester 
Coronation Street Runner - Talent Pool
Manchester


We have an amazing opportunity to join our Talent Pool of Runners at Coronation Street!!!!

As our Runner we will look to you to support our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Assistant Directors. You will help artistes through the costume and make up process and communicate the progress with your team. You will also escort cast to and from set, and ensure scripts, camera plans and call sheets are available.

We will look to you to ensure the studio floor and locations have clear access and egress and are kept tidy. You will work on location and in studio keeping your team members informed of any problems and changes throughout the day. Other tasks will include charging radios, providing refreshments for cast and crew and general house keeping duties.

Our Floor Runner will have a can do attitude and an appreciation and passion for programme making in keeping with Coronation Street’s high production values. Excellent communication skills are a prerequisite as is your ability to deal with people of all levels. Due to the nature of the role you must be able to accept flexible working hours and work with absolute discretion and confidentiality.

To join our Talent Pool you will ideally have experience working in Media, a Media qualification, and a proven interest in and passion for TV. You must have a high level of accuracy, be organised with excellent attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills able to liaise with production and non production staff.

Due to the nature of the role absolute confidentiality is required. These roles require a very flexible approach to work and working hours as you will be required for some out of hours working including some evenings & weekends, Coronation Street is not 9-5.

If you have the skills that we need, then apply by the closing date 7th June 2016. If you are selected you must be available to attend an assessment day in Manchester on Friday 24th June 2016

“Our people are our greatest asset and, as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to work both in front of and behind the cameras”

Full details at itvjobs.com



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COMPETITION: Tickets to see Steven Arnold in Charlie Chaplin show

He's come a long way since sausages, I say, he's a musical star.  Yes, Steven Arnold is appearing on stage in the new musical The Charlie Chaplin Story. Steven plays the role of Charlie Chaplin's brother in the play.

The show will be touring the UK in June and July and you can read all about it here.


In a special competition here on the Coronation Street Blog, two lucky readers can each win a pair of tickets to see the show in a theatre of their choice.  All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of the pairs of tickets is to answer the two following questions correctly.  Two winners will then be drawn at random from all correct entries received.

Entries from the moneysavingsexpert forum, Loquax and all other competition entry websites will not be included in any of our competitions.
 
Here are your two questions, good luck!

Q1:What is the full name of the character that Steven Arnold plays in the Charlie Chaplin show?
Q2: In what year was Ashley Peacock killed off in a tram crash in Coronation Street?

Email your answers to me at glenda.young@btinternet.com with ASHLEY, I SAY, ASHLEY in the subject line of your email.
Deadline for entries is Monday 30th May 2016 at 5pm
Overseas fans can enter as long as they can make their own way over for the show - travel and expenses are not included, sorry!  I wish they were!
Include with your entry the name of the theatre you would like to see the show at, if you win - all the details are here.

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