Friday, 13 December 2019

Pics: Coronation Street films 10,000th episode


Pictures went on Facebook last night of Coronation Street filming at The Royal Arms pub in Tockholes, Darwen.

Alison King as Carla was there, as was Jenny, (Sally Ann Matthews),  Ken (William Roache), Rita (Barbara Knox) and Audrey (Sue Nicholls).

But why?

Well, we'll see the action unfold on screen in February.

The pub posted on its Facebook page: "Well what an absolutely mad two days😄
Coronation street shooting the 10,000 episode right here in our little gem of a pub and in our sleepy hamlet of Royal Fold Tockholes. Thanks to all of the production crew, actors staff and our wonderful locals for making it such a smooth couple of days. Episode due to be aired on or around 3rd February let’s see how it turns out

See all the pictures here.

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Preview of tonight's hour-long Coronation Street - Fri 13 Dec


Friday 13th December 2019

One hour episode tonight.

ROBERT’S IN THE FRAME FOR VICKY’S MURDER The police arrest Robert on suspicion of assault. Robert informs them that the last time he saw Vicky they rowed and she threw a vase at the wall but the police then reveal they found blood on a fragment on the vase and they also found a second fragment of the vase in his van. Robert’s horrified as the police officer confirms that the blood found on the fragments of vase is that of Vicky Jefferies and demands to know how it got there.
TIM MAKES A PROPOSAL In the Rovers, Tim confides in Abi that he was already married when he wed Sally but didn’t realise it at the time and Abi urges him to tell Sally the truth. Tim, Sally, Brian, Cathy, Kevin and Abi gather at No.6 for Geoff and Yasmeen’s wedding party. Geoff makes a speech, saying how he never thought he’d find love again as he showers Yasmeen with compliments. Tim gets down on one knee and suggests to Sally they get married again. Thinking it the ultimate romantic gesture, Sally agrees, thrilled. Tim explains to Kevin and Abi how he intends to divorce Charlie, marry Sally again so they’re legally married and she’ll be none the wiser. As Cathy bites into a crab canape, she encounters a piece of crab shell which she carefully removes but Geoff watches with mounting irritation. With the guests having left, Geoff tears a strip off Yasmeen for embarrassing him in front of their guests. When he retrieves a crab shell from the bin and suggests she should eat it.
GEMMA AND CHESNEY HAVE A FULL HOUSE Gemma and Chesney head home with the quads after being told that all four are ready to go home. Gemma and Chesney soon discover that trying to feed, bath and change four babies is a monumental task. Fiz and Paul call at No.5 to find Gemma and Chesney clearly struggling to cope.
ELSEWHERE Grace calls at No.3 with Tianna. Michael, Grace and Tianna arrive at Big Garth’s Winter Wonderland but they’re hugely underwhelmed. When Grace smells alcohol on Santa’s breath, she picks up Tianna and storms out. Michael returns to the Winter Wonderland and suggests that for 50% of the profits, he could turn it into a goldmine and Big Garth and Michael shake hands on the deal. Daniel thanks Bethany for coming to his rescue and her sound advice. A thoughtful James watches their exchange
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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 11th Dec 7.30 pm


I'm starting to wonder whether the Geoff/Yasmeen Vegas marriage plot is a feeder for Tim's Vegas marriage plot, or vice versa? I'm not even sure I like either plot but either way, the pace of things certainly has me wondering where this is all leading too. It's a strange one, to say the least. Sighting the shotgun Wedding as a cause for celebration, Sally's idea of a party is predictably taken over by control freak Geoff. I wish Yasmeen would 'wake-up' already! Geoff's coerciveness was also extended to his new 'grandaughter' Alya, whom he convinces not to attend the party. Predictably, he then tells Yasmeen that Alya isn't interested in attending anyway. Are we even interested? I know it happens in real-life (I've seen it with my own eyes) but surely Yasmeen wouldn't be so easily fooled?


Meanwhile, Tim visits Imran who confirms that his most recent marriage to Sally is actually null and void. 'What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas' isn't the mantra he needs to hear from Steve and Tim, but they decide to help him to track down 'Charlie' the air hostess, anyway. Although you'd imagine she's travelling all around the world, they track her down on social media, to a backstreet bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter.  A convenience purely for drama purposes - I can only guess, yet not really believable. Hoping to annul the marriage on (lack of) consummation grounds. Tim is annoyed to find out that they actually 'did it' yet Charlie is happy to dissolve the union, so Tim can remarry Sally (in secret). Is this humour or drama, do we think?


Daniel's descent into grief-stricken torment continues tonight, as he teeters dangerously close to borderline alcoholism. Ken, Adam, and Peter rally round to support him but his guilt for betrayal with Bethany appears to be eating him up. Adam and Peter decide that Daniel needs a trip to the Bistro!, Bethany's place of work. Yeah, because that's a good idea. Booze and the 'other woman'. It's like a car crash waiting to happen...


Also at the Bistro, Michelle's clandestine approach to seizing control of The Bistro looks to be complete, and Robert's anger makes him go all 'Gordon Ramsay'. Michelle storms the kitchen with Ryan and Ali in tow, demanding that Robert leaves the business immediately, which he does, but not before punching Ali, of course. Must be testosterone on tonight's menu as Daniel drunkenly swaggers out of the Bistro with a stolen wine bottle, hastily followed by Bethany. Drunk and disorientated, Daniel stupidly walks straight out into the busy road, where he is run over by Cathy.


In a slightly surreal piece of production, Daniel awakes from unconsciousness and seems to think Bethany is Sinead. It's very psychedelic, but a tad too 'Hollyoaks' for my liking.
Possibly concussed, Daniel's head is obviously spinning so he steadies himself in the community garden, confiding his woes to Bethany. Admitting his undying love for Sinead, he also confesses to Bethany about what Sinead said on her death bed confession. Its a passionate scene, no doubt, and it makes me wonder whether Daniel and Bethany will become a couple, after all?

Later on, Daniel has a little 'chat' with Baby Bertie, and it looks like some changes are to be made...


At a slower pace, 'Big Garth' is back! and Victoria Market looks to be bang on trend opening a 'winter wonderland'; Lapland for Weatherfield? I'm with Evelyn on this, they largely sell overpriced booze and tat but hey ho ( or ho! ho! ho!) it's certainly a good setting for a festive plot or two...

Big Garth also points out that Maria's 'knock-off' handbag is the real deal. Ali's little truth nugget about him being a loan shark must be ringing in her ears, unlike Gary's furniture shop till, so she seeks an explanation from her fella. Dismissing Fiz's gossip as just that, Gary manages to fool Maria into thinking his profit margins are good, and not that he's a loan shark. He does tell her the truth about Ryan though, which is slippery but it works. I'm a big fan of Gary (I've met Mikey in real life, he's an utter gent) but what are your thoughts on his new bad boy persona?

As ever, Maria is blinded by a manipulating man and disbelieves Ali when he persistantly tries to tell her the truth. Gary meanwhile, plays Ali his ace card and blackmails him with the 'big pharma' secret.


Michelle also plays Robert at his own game and throws him out of their flat. Why IS she so suddenly concerned by Vicky's disappearance? Is she 'in' on this, is this some kind of Michelle/Vicky coordinated revenge on the cheating chef? I think so but then surely the police wouldn't be involved, would they?

That's my round-up of thoughts on tonight's plotlines -what are yours?

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Preview of tonight's hour-long Coronation Street - Weds 11 Dec


Wednesday 11th December 2019 

Hour-long episode tonight

DANIEL STRUGGLES TO FORGIVE Ken and Adam are shocked to find Daniel slumped on the floor clutching Bertie, in tears after watching Sinead’s video about Bethany. Ken urges Daniel to pull himself together and face the world. During lunch with Peter and Adam in the bistro, Daniel gets horribly drunk and then steps out in front of Cathy’s car, sending him sprawling. Bethany’s not convinced when Daniel regains consciousness and insists he’s fine. Tearful, he spills about the video and Bethany assures him that Sinead knew the kiss meant nothing and that all that would matter to her would be that he does his best for Bertie. Daniel promises that for Sinead’s sake he’s going to be a better Dad.
TIM MAKES A DEAL WITH HIS FUTURE EX WIFE Tim is uncomfortable at the thought of a Vegas party for Geoff and Yasmeen, and sets out for legal advice from Adam and Imran about his other marriage. Tracking Charlie the air hostess down to a bar in town, Tim asks for a divorce. She agrees but tells him to fund it. Geoff convinces Alya to stay away from the party, and she reluctantly agrees leaving him secretly delighted. Yasmeen is devastated. Steve and Kevin warn Tim that a divorce from Charlie could draw attention to his bigamy and it’s probably best he is truthful with Sally.
IT’S HANDBAGS AT DAWN FOR MARIA Whilst putting up a poster advertising Weatherfield Winter Wonderland in the corner shop, Big Garth spots Maria’s designer handbag and assures her it’s no fake and that it would’ve cost the best part of a grand. Wanting to know the truth, Gary assures her that he isn’t a loan shark and that the reason he beat up Ryan was because he stole from him. Will Maria accept this? 

ELSEWHERE Flanked by Ryan and Ali, Michelle boots a furious Robert out of the bistro kitchen pointing out it’s no longer his business.
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