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Saturday 24 February 2024

Conversation Street Podcast Episode #616

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 19th and the 21st February (Episodes #11,194 - 11,197).

Corrie's erratic scheduling continues this week with only two episodes to discuss this time, but what a great pair they were! With the scales finally falling from Sean's eyes this week after reading some of Dylan's cruel messages to Liam, we were treated to some fantastic performances from Antony Cotton, but how long will Mason continue to avoid the finger of suspicion? Meanwhile, Sally pieces together the truth about Tracy and Tommy's affair in some brilliantly written and performed scenes - surely it's just a matter of time before Steve finds out now? Also this week, Leanne and Nick discuss wedding plans, Bobby discovers that Lauren has done a disappearing act and Dee-Dee is devastated when she discovers Joel's secret - but could there be  more to come?

The top news this week of course is the death of beloved Corrie icon John Savident - so much so, that we actually open the episode with a short tribute to him rather than waiting 'til The Kabin (which itself is actually quite low on big stories this week, but we still manage to find a few stories to discuss!) We round off the show with more of your fabulous feedback.

Street Talk - 00:15:04
The Kabin - 02:01:11
Feedback - 02:08:53

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Friday 23 February 2024

John Savident- Coronation Street's Fred Elliott - has died

Actor John Savident, best known for playing Fred Elliott in Coronation Street, has died aged 86, his agent has announced.

His co-star Sue Nicholls, who plays Audrey Roberts, said: "My memories of working with you dear John on the street are a joy, and always will be. God bless you and thank you for being in my life. Much love to you and your friends and family."

Iain MacLeod, ITV's executive producer for continuing drama, said: "Everyone at Coronation Street is deeply saddened to learn of John Savident's death. As Fred Elliott, John firmly established himself in the pantheon of Coronation Street greats. His peerless comic timing, combined with a deep pathos arising from his outstanding dramatic skill, made Fred an unforgettable, iconic character that provided great joy to viewers for many years."

A statement from Savident's agent announcing his death to the PA news agency said: "He was a much-loved husband and father of two and will be sorely missed by all who knew him."

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Wednesday 21 February 2024

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Wednesday 21st February 2024

Wednesday 21st February 2024

TRACY AND TOMMY ARE SPOTTED PLAYING ONE-ON-ONE When Tracy reveals that she’s got the house to herself as Steve’s on an airport run, Tommy can’t resist. At the same time Gav sets about cleaning the windows at No.1, with Tim giving him a hand getting to grips with the ladder. But when Tracy sees Tim's face at the bedroom window she screams. Tim’s mortified and hurries down the ladder. Tracy appears in her dressing gown and convinces Tim and Gav that she and Steve were enjoying a bit of lunchtime fun but she’d be grateful if they kept it to themselves. Back at home Tim tells Sally about his eyeful. But when Steve later tells Sally he spent all day in his car, Sally secretly wonders who was in bed with Tracy.

JOEL’S SECRET RUNS IN THE FAMILY Alya steals herself before showing Dee-dee the CCTV footage from the bistro. Dee-Dee confronts Joel who admits that he has a wife, Emily, a daughter, Maisie and his wife threw him out when she was pregnant because he had an affair. Dee-Dee reels in shock. 

EILEEN PLAYS PEACEMAKER George, Eileen and Mary make a fuss of Dylan on his birthday, but Sean can barely look at him. Dylan feels awful as he unwraps a watch to see that Sean has had it engraved. Eileen urges Sean to sit down and talk to Dylan properly. 

BOBBY FEARS FOR LAUREN Bobby calls at the caf√© looking for Lauren and is put out to hear Roy sacked her. Roy calls at Lauren’s flat with her wages. Lauren thanks him for his kindness and tells him she plans to leave Weatherfield and start afresh. Bobby arrives at Lauren’s and finding the door unlocked, lets himself in. With no sign of Lauren, Bobby sends her a text and heads out, locking the door behind him. Bobby shares his concerns about Lauren with Max, telling him how he found her flat door unlocked, but no sign of her. 

ELSEWHERE In the Rovers, Tim’s disappointed to find they no longer sell Newton & Ridley beer. Daisy urges Jenny to talk to the brewery, but Jenny’s dismissive. Bethany tells Daniel about the far right article and shows him a threatening message she’s received from one of Lauren’s old contacts. 

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Tuesday 20 February 2024

Spoilers for next week's Coronation Street - February 26 to March 1 2024

Here are the major storylines for the week ahead on Coronation Street, all wrapped up nicely in 50 words or less.

Monday 26 February to Friday 1 March 2024

Daisy is a landlady in waiting and her affair is front page news, Will Steve discover he's been subbed for Tommy?, Dee-Dee meets Joel's ex, News of Harvey's appeal rocks Nick and Leanne and Steve and Tommy get physical.

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