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Friday, 14 August 2020

Spot the Corrie prop - August 14th 2020

Congratulations this week go to Liz who was the only person to guess that last week's book collection can be found in Emma, Alina and Seb's flat. Well done!

For this week's prop puzzle all you have to do is tell us whereabouts on the Coronation Street set you would find this collection of bowls.








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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Fri 14 Aug


Friday August 14th

GARY / SARAH Emma and Carla help and excited Maria prepare for her wedding. When Audrey is forced to cry off with a stomach bug, Maria asks David to witness her wedding instead. Having been goaded by Adam, Gary calls at number 8 to ask Sarah exactly what she told him. Sarah insists she told him nothing but Adam is convinced she is still in love with Gary. There is a charged moment.
YASMEEN / GEOFF Sally apologises to Tim for giving Alya the money without consulting him but assures him they can still afford a wedding.  A spiteful Geoff tells Sally that Tim will always choose him over her as blood is thicker than water.
BERNIE INTERFERES AGAIN Gemma tells Cathy about her video call with Vanessa and what a tough time she’s having. Ignoring everyone’s warning about treading carefully, Gemma arranges to meet Vanessa but Bernie has other ideas.
ABI HAS A CHANGE OF HEART  Abi tells Seb that she now realises she has to say goodbye to the twins before they leave and begs him to speak to the social worker on her behalf.
ELSEWHERE Mary calls in the factory and shows Sean the fleecy blanket she ordered online, covered in images of Ben Shephard.  She explains that Ben is the love of her life but she’s willing to share him.  Sean’s speechless.

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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 12th of August 7.30 pm


As a vegetarian myself, I found Steve's silly sausage scene on Monday night's episode, a bit tasteless, if I’m honest. Feeling the strain of Oliver's illness he may be, but manifesting itself as some tirade against veganism...not for me, I’m afraid. Also upsetting the lovely Nina's non-threatening demeanour, I found it a tad too try-hard in conveying the desirable raw emotion, or was it misfiring humour?. We know Steve has suffered depression in the past, and even after Leanne smoothes things over with him, I predict Steve’s ‘black dog’ will make a return? It’s not a comment I write lightly, I’ve had it myself, but that’s what I predict. As always, it was great to see Toyah helping out her Sister, just a shame she wasn’t at Roy’s when Steve was kicking-off! I do like Toyah. 

Is that engraved watch a better villain than Geoff? What with all the drama its caused, I was wondering how soon it would be before the timepiece ‘disappears’ and Sarah seems to have disposed of it. I’m guessing that’s not the last we will see of it, just like Elaine? 


In the meantime, Adam demands the truth from his new wife and again I’m left wondering if this marriage is a plot convenience in the ‘Gary’s a murderer’ arc rather than anything long-haul? I mean, they’ve been together 5 minutes, she’s covered up Rick’s murder, fawned over Gary, and he fancies that Laura. Tell me I’m wrong? 


It’s a modern storyline of course but as a father of one myself, I don’t know how Gemma finds the time to vlog on social media as a mother of quads! Anyway, she’s contacted by a fan and it transpires its bully Vanessa from the ‘baby senses’ class who's fallen on hard times. Our Gemma is a lonely soul in the adult world (it’s a shame Rosie Webster is still off-screen, they were a great pairing) so surely she needs an adult for company, that’s not Chesney!


You thought I’d forgotten didn’t you, eh? I’ve not mentioned gaslighting ghastly Geoff in this review yet, so here it is. Alya’s barnstorming to the darkened speed daal and letting Geoff know she's got Sally’s cash to buy him out was quite good. His little face! Is Alya about to get one up on him or will Sally’s meddling put her in the firing line with her father-in-law? It’s has been threatened hasn’t it, and unlike Steve, I doubt Geoff would need sausages to point!

What do you think? 

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Weds 12 Aug


Wednesday August 12th

GARY / SARAH Adam orders Sarah to tell him everything she knows about Gary and Rick Neelan. With little choice, Sarah admits to Adam that if Gary did kill Rick then he did it to protect her and her family. How will Adam react?
LEANNE IS THERE FOR STEVE Leanne enters the cafe to find Steve conducting a sausage protest behind the counter.  Realising the stress of Oliver’s condition is getting to him, Leanne gently ushers him out. Having taken Steve back to No.1, Leanne cooks the sausages and assures him it’s fine to get upset over Oliver and he can always talk to her.  Steve takes comfort from her words.
GEOFF SEES RED OVER SALLY’S ACTIONS When Geoff refuses to let Alya buy him out she takes great delight in telling him that Sally was giving her the money that he gave them for the wedding, Geoff is furious. How will Tim react?
GEMMA GETS A MESSAGE FROM AN OLD FRENEMY Gemma checks her vlog page to discover that somebody using the name VAN87 has messaged her.  Despite Chesney’s words of warning, Gemma agrees to a video chat. Gemma makes her video call and is surprised to discover that VAN87 is Vanessa from Baby Senses. Will Gemma give her another chance?

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