Monday, 21 December 2015

Coronation Street Blog's best bits of 2015

It's time for our round-up of achievements from the Coronation Street Blog for 2015.

Have a look here at Coronation Street Blog's best bits from 20142013 and 2012.

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  • Our Blogger Llifon Jones polls readers for their vote to name their favourite Coronation Street man. The top 25 favourite Corrie males are listed here.
  • Our Blog team is invited to a VIP tour of the old Coronation Street set. Following the tour we went for dinner at Annie's restaurant and met Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Stape).  Read it here.
Jennie McAlpine meets the Coronation Street Blog team at Annie's restaurant, December 2015
  • Our blogger Stevie Dawson attends The Secret of Soaps event, hosted by the Royal Television Society in London. Read it here.
  • Competition to offer official Coronation Street 2016 calendars
  • Competition to offer Inside Soap 2016 Yearbooks. 
  • Competition to offer David Crighton Coronation Street artwork.
  • Our blogger Emma is invited to ITV to interview Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine (Sally and Tim) about the live Corrie episode. Read it here.
  • Our blogger Emma is invited to ITV to interview Michael le Vell and Brooke Vincent (Kevin and Sophie Webster about the live Corrie episode. Read it here.
  • We donated to charity in exchange for a blog post from Corrie scriptwriter Debbie Oates. Read it here.
  • Our blogger Ruth is invited to ITV to interview Sean Ward (Callum Logan) and Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt) to talk about the live Corrie episode. Read it here.
  • Our blogger Little Vienna's interview with Corrie scriptwriter Jonathan Harvey makes its way into the Daily Star. They call us "the show's blog" rather than the fan site we are, however. Read it here.
  • Our blogger Little Vienna interviewed Corrie scriptwriter Jonathan Harvey. Read it here.
  • Competition to offer Corrie scriptwriter Jonathan Harvey's new novel, The Secrets we Keep. Read details here.
  • Our blogger Emma was invited to ITV to interview Shayne Ward (Aidan Connor). Read it here.
  • We ran a competition in conjuction with Jumbo Games to give away two new Coronation Street games. Read it here.
  • We ran a series of competitions to win items from the new range of Coronation Street official merchandise including notepads, magnets, bags, etc.
  • Blog editor Glenda Young has written a new book. It's an official Coronation Street/ITV  tie-in book - Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street.  The book was published in October 2015
  • We ran a series of competitions to win items from the new range of Coronation Street official merchandise including notepads, magnets, bags, etc.
  • Our blogger Emma was invited to ITV to interview Sarah Harding (Joanie Preston). Read it here
  • Our blogger Emma was invited to ITV to interview Tristan Gemmill (Robert Preston) Read it here.
  • We interviewed Coronation Street's Digital Editor. Read it here.
  • We ran two competitions to win Coronation Street keyrings in our Spot the Corrie Prop posts.
  • We ran an exclusive competition to win a silver heart necklace the same as the one that Tracy Barlow wears. Read it here.
  • Our blogger Ruth interviews Sarah Platt, actress Tina O'Brien. Read it here
  • Our blogger Ruth interviews Anna Windass, actress Debbie Rush. Read it here.
  • EXCLUSIVE interview with David Neilson (Roy Cropper) by our blogger Martin. It's in three parts. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
  • Our blogger Ruth interviews the new Bethany Platt, actress Lucy Fallon.  Read it here.
  • Our blogger Llifon interviews Corrie Director Terry Dyddgen-Jones. Read it here.
  • Our team is invited into the new Coronation Street studios at ITV.   Here we all are with actor Michael le Vell (Kevin Webster).

  • Our blogger Martin spent a night with some of the Coronation Street younger cast members. Read all about his night playing bowls and singing karaoke with the cast here.  He also interviewed the cast members and blogged in two parts - read it here - and here.
  • Honorary blogger Pickled Jo attended, on behalf of the Coronation Street Blog, the ceremony to see Julie Hesmondhalgh (Hayley Cropper) awarded the Freedom of Hyndburn. Read it here.
  • Our blogger Emma shares her MA audience research into soap spoilers. Read it here.
  • Our blogger Emma was interviewed on Irish radio station Today FM and BBC Radio Tees about the sad passing of Anne Kirkbride.  Read it here and listen to the interviews

None of the above would be possible without your support. Yes, you reading this, you Corrie fan, you.  Thankyou for popping by, for coming back, for reading us and tweeting us and you know, thanks for it all. 

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