Monday, 24 April 2017

Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 24th April


Now that Amy's a suspect (in Tracy's eyes at least) I have to rescind my theory that it's Ms Barlow-McDonald who dunnit and have to agree that the culprit is either Crazy Chloe or Sinister Seb. Probably the former, as Seb's already in the small house (Youth Offenders). Tracy has a busy day, visiting Rob in the ex-gym, bringing him a radio and a Scotch egg and telling him that they could have had a wonderful life together. Hmm. Tracy seems to have forgotten that Rob bludgeoned Tina to death after Tina threatened to dob him and Tracy into the police for selling knock-off goods in Barlow's Buys - it seems unlikely that happy ever after was gonna happen. Tracy finds the violin money in Amy's old teddy and this upsets her so much that she runs back to the gym to snog Rob's face off. Wasn't she complaining about his bad breath in the last ep? But anyway, it was a good enough bunk-up to convince Tracy that she and Amy ought to go on the lam with Rob.

Adam, in the meantime, tells DI McKinnon and DS Other Copper that he was in the house on the night of Ken's attack to pick up the money that Amy had left for him. They seem somewhat incredulous, especially when Adam starts re-pointing the finger at our Trace. But believing that Adam is guilty, Ken starts to mend bridges with his errant offspring, starting with Daniel, who tells him about Sinead's "miscarriage".


Billy's ex, Drew, turns up and reveals that his daughter, Summer, is Billy's god-daughter, that he, Drew, is moving to Weatherfield and that he was allegedly the love of Billy's life, all of which makes the Toddster quite jealous.


Gary and Sarah crash the tanning party, where Evil Nathan is reassuring Nasty Neil that Bethany will soon be "ready". Bleurgh. Things escalate quickly and Gary punches Nathan in the chops. Not a moment too soon, but it leads to Bethany being bundled upstairs, Gary and Sarah being kicked out of the salon, and another wedge being driven between Sarah and her daughter.

Toyah is still in a strop about the IVF and the non-kiss-kiss with Chloe. Peter wants to put the embryos on ice, literally, until his name is cleared but Toyah is hearing that tick tick tick of the biological clock and goes ahead with the embryo implantation. Toyah's always been impetuous, but this is a terrible plan.

And in the comedy storyline, The Devstars (Prima Doner) face off against All Sewn Up (Underworld) in the Rovers quiz, with Prima Doner winning, despite Gemma getting confused between JFK's assassination in Dallas and JR being shot in, erm, Dallas, and Cathy claiming that Shakespeare was still alive in Georgian times during the tie-breaker. It turns out that Brian threw the quiz for Cathy's sake, and he is rewarded with a kiss. Almost.

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Winners announced in Granadaland Wrap Party competition

Congratulations go to two lucky Coronation Street Blog readers who have been drawn at random to win tickets to this weekend's party at Old Granada Studios.

The party takes place in sound stage one at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester.  The studios was home to some of the UK’s favourite TV shows and movies including Coronation Street. There'll be live bands, a DJ, food, drinks and all kinds of good stuff going on.  You can find out more at the Granadaland website.

Tickets will be on their way to our winners Steve Marshall and William Fawcett.  Well done to you both!

And thank you to everyone for entering.

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Shock pictures as Shona is beaten up in Coronation Street

There are paparazzi pictures online today showing a blood-soaked Shona Ramsey.

The Mirror have the pics and they say that Shona is "left for dead after she's brutally attacked by two men."

Shona is picture trying to use her mobile phone when she's set upon by the two men who throw her to the ground before giving her a good kicking and steal her phone.

The pictures are pretty grisly and show the injuries sustained by Shona, as blood pours from her nose and the side of her head.

The scenes were filmed in Manchester, with actress Julia Goulding taking part in a number of stunts as she's thrown onto a crash mat on the ground.

But could it be just a random attack, or is there a link to evil Nathan, I wonder?

You can view the pictures here.

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Tomorrow! Kieran Roberts shares Coronation Street secrets

Coronation Street's Executive Producer Kieran Roberts will be sharing some of the soap's secrets tomorrow.

On Tuesday 25 April at 5pm, you can hear Kieran give a talk at Salford University at Media City in Manchester.

His talk is part of an event from ITV which reveals the way storytelling through programmes and brands keeps them at the heart of popular culture as the most watched, most loved and most talked about broadcaster and marketing platform in the UK. As well as an opportunity to ask questions, there will also be a chance to chat to members of the ITV team after each session.

Kieran will share the secrets behind Coronation Street's enduring success after 56 years and why it remains the nation's number one soap.

Kieran’s credits as producer include BAFTA-winning and International Emmy-nominated children’s drama The Ward and Sally Wainwright’s acclaimed comedy drama At Home with the Braithwaites, also nominated for an International Emmy.

He also produced Emmerdale, for which he picked up the BAFTA for best continuing drama in 2000, and Coronation Street. He was in charge for one of the most successful periods in Corrie’s history with audiences of almost twenty million viewers for the Richard Hillman storyline and RTS and BAFTA awards for best continuing drama in 2002 and 2003.

From 2005 to 2016 he ran ITV Studios’ Manchester drama department. His credits as executive producer included Mobile, Blue Murder, Cold Blood, Boy Meets Girl, Homefront, The Road to Coronation Street, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Midwinter of the Spirit and Tina & Bobby.

Since 2005, and for almost three thousand episodes to date, Kieran has also been executive producer of Coronation Street, working with five different producers on countless acclaimed and award-winning stories. In 2017 he is focusing solely on Coronation Street as it expands to deliver a sixth weekly episode.

The event is free but must be booked in advance here.


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Would you like to be our Coronation Street fan of the week?

Would you like to join all of these lovely Corrie fans and become one of our Coronation Street Fans of the Week here on the blog?

Then all you need to do is reply to these easy questions, send in your picture if you can, and reply to me at glenda.young@btinternet.com  It's as easy as that!

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  1. Who are you and where are you from?
  2. How long have you been watching Corrie?
  3. Who are your favourite female and male characters - and the reasons why?
  4. What's been some of your favourite Corrie storylines over the years?
  5. And what would your fantasy Corrie storyline be?
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Last chance to enter! WIN Tickets to Granadaland Wrap Party

Last chance to enter! Competition closes at 5pm today, Monday 24 April 2017.

We've got free tickets to be won to the GranadaLand Big Wrap Party!

It's a three night party taking place in Old Granada Studios over the Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April 2017. 

The party takes place in sound stage one at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester.  The studios was home to some of the UK’s favourite TV shows and movies including Coronation Street. There'll be live bands, a DJ, food, drinks and all kinds of good stuff going on.

We've got TWO sets of FOUR tickets to give away in a special competition here on the Coronation Street Blog. 

Entries from moneysavingsexpert.com, Loquax & other competition entry websites will not be included.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these sets of four tickets, to a night of your choice at the party, all you have to do is answer the following two questions correctly and email the correct answers to me at glenda.young@btinternet.com with GRANADALAND in your email subject line.

The deadline for entries is Monday 24 April 2017 at 5pm. Winners will be announced here on the Coronation Street Blog.  Minimum age for entry to the party is 16 years old.  Entries can be received from overseas fans but obviously, travel to and from the party isn't included!

Here are your questions, good luck! Answers can be found at the Granadaland website.

1. What year was Granada Studios built?
2. Name the iconic pop band who made their very first TV appearance from Granada Studios.

Good luck!




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Remembering Coronation Street's Phyllis Pearce


One of the many great things about watching Coronation Street for years, decades even, is the affection you develop for some of the characters. A few can walk off the cobbles and be instantly forgotten, but others will stick in your mind as if you knew them personally.  

One of my perennial favourites was Phyllis Pearce, played by Jill Summers.  Phyllis was given a mention just recently in Coronation Street in a bit of a 'blink and you'll miss it' moment. She was gravel-voiced and purple-haired and many fans became a dab-hand at doing their Phyllis impersonation of "Ooh! Percy!".

In this wonderful clip below, Phyllis tries to woo Percy (who steadfastly refused to be woo'd by ayone, and especially by Phyllis) into attending an art class with her. 

"There'll be models," she tells him, to which he replies. "What do you think I am? A pervert?"

It's well worth a little look.
 




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