Monday, 27 January 2020

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Mon 27 Jan


MONDAY 27th JANUARY 2020

DANIEL BLAMES HIMSELF FOR BERTIE’S ILLNESS Daniel discovers Bertie barely conscious in his cot and urges Peter to call an ambulance. As the paramedic quizzes Daniel about the rash on Bertie’s back, Daniel blames himself for not noticing the rash and calling an ambulance sooner. When the consultant confirms that Bertie has measles, Daniel’s beside himself and admits to Peter and Beth that he didn’t take him back for the rest of his vaccinations.
TIM CAN’T GET RID OF CHARLIE When Charlie reveals she’s moving into the Rovers a stressed out Tim begs Abi to help him come up with a way to get rid of her.
ELSEWHERE Maria admits to Gary she feels like she’s coming down with something and doesn’t feel well enough to travel but insists he go to Bristol without her.

MONDAY 27th JANUARY 2020

DANIEL PUSHES EVERYONE AWAY BUT BETHANY As Beth rails at Daniel for endangering Bertie’s life, Daniel hangs his head in shame. Distraught he tells Ken he took Bertie for his first jab but couldn’t bear to see him in pain so never took him back. As Beth sounds off in the Rovers, Bethany leaps to Daniel’s defence. With the next 24 hours critical, Daniel screams at his family to leave him alone. Bethany finds Daniel distraught at Bertie’s bedside. He pulls her to him and cries on her shoulder but then falters, unable to handle his guilt.
GEMMA AND CHESNEY CAN’T CATCH A BREAK In an attempt to get the babies off to sleep, Chesney suggests they take them for a wal. A weary Gemma reluctantly agrees.
ELSEWHERE Tim tries to convince Charlie she’s wasted in the Rovers, Charlie’s flattered.

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Pics and more! First look at Coronation Street's 10,000th episode


Coronation Street fans will be taken on a trip down memory lane next week in a special episode 
to mark the 10,000th installment of the world’s longest-running serial drama.

Episode 10,000 will air on Friday February 7th as the residents of Coronation Street head to Blackpool on a very special mission.


Rita is shocked when a parcel arrives containing the ashes of her estranged husband Dennis Tanner, along with a note requesting she scatter them in Blackpool. Taking in the sad news of Dennis’ death she confides in Ken who agrees to go with her.

Deciding a day trip is something everyone would enjoy, Jenny books a coach and invites a group residents to join them. Amy, Audrey, Carla, Eileen, Emma, Evelyn, Gail, Jenny, Ken, Mary, Nina, Sean, Tracy, Sally, Yasmeen and Rita, clutching Dennis’s urn, set off for Blackpool.


The day out is a comedy of errors from the start with the coach turning out to be a blacked-out party bus driven by grumpy driver Des, played by renowned comedy actor John Henshall.

Memories are shared, secrets aired and tensions rise as it starts to look as though they won’t make it to Blackpool before nightfall, if at all. 


By the end of the trip lives will have changed and one resident realises the time has come to leave the cobbles for pastures new!

Producer Iain MacLeod said: “10,000 episodes! Not bad for a programme which one newspaper said in 1960 was ‘doomed from the outset.’ I am first and foremost a massive fan of the show and I watched this landmark episode with absolute glee. It is uniquely Corrie: funny, poignant and characterful - and a glorious homage to the comedic charabanc trips of times past, packed with strong female characters and sparkling dialogue. It’s a really great exhibition of Coronation Street’s classic qualities as we start a new decade on the cobbles.”

Want to know which Corrie writer has penned the 10,000th episode to be shown in an hour-long Corrie next Friday night?

Find out here.

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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Coronation Street episode review Friday 24 January 2020


Corrie opened with this overhead shot of Jade lying prone on the floor following a battering with a chopping board; oddly these are usually considered less dangerous than knives - but in the wrong hands you can be laid low as Jade found.  I suspect most viewers thought Jade deserved the little tap which Fiz administered.  Ty confirms she is alive and then when Evelyn returns with Ruby and Hope the door into the room is closed and Jade obviously recovers and does a runner out the back.  Never to return?  Ty cannot find her - but she is lying in a heap in that odd little ginnel that goes nowhere off Victoria Street.  Eventually Fiz tells Evelyn she hit Jade - which is why she is scrubbing the blood out of the carpet.


The time dilation effect which sometimes strikes Corrie is strange tonight as the first episode is a continuation of the same day as Wednesday.  Tim returns from trying to borrow from Kev to tell Charlie that he had failed to borrow the money.  She is refusing to sign the divorce papers until she can clear her debts - after all he can afford a cleaner (Abi - who didn't do any cleaning).  Faye comes home and is introduced to her step-mummy!  Tim explains all to Faye who extorts £50 to keep her silence (above is her observation on events).  Later in the Rovers Emma offers to lend Tim the money which shames Steve and Kev to offer to help Tim as Steve will not let Emma use her father's money like that.  Tim is much relieved.  However Eileen and Emma are now in on the "secret". 


In the Rovers Sarah and Maria cross paths.  Sarah makes it clear she is not jealous and she is not trying to wind up Maria and she does wish them all the best.  She believes that at some point Gary will let Maria down - either sleep with another woman or lie in some way.  Sarah does not want to be in the position that she then finds that she could have warned Maria who has suffered through her silence.  Maria is left to ponder her words.  A little later Gary's phone goes and he takes the call in the Rovers' yard, Maria eavesdrops and it sounds entirely like he is plotting a trip to spend time with another woman.  He shows Maria his phone - he was talking to Jake.  She eventually believes him.   Once they are back in the flat Maria apologises for earlier events and when Nicola texts suggesting a meeting Maria goes further (above) and suggests that it could be a family outing with Liam and Jake.  They are a spread out higgledy piggledy family and they should spend time together.


Bethany is not happy and Alya tells her to take the shift off from the Bistro and get her head straight.  She runs into Daniel in the Kabin (where Rita is once again behind the counter) and she sounds off about Ray.  Daniel suggests they have a cup of tea in his flat to discuss her resignation.  Bethany enumerates her worries and Daniel says she needs to ignore most of them and perhaps she should consider leaving Weatherfield.  Bethany does not grasp it as a good idea.  Daniel continues to expand on the possibilities if she leaves and reminds her of the creative writing course; he opens the laptop and gets her to complete the application online now, during which Daniel and Bertie pop out to the shop, meeting Maria who spots that Bertie is running a temperature.  Daniel gets worked up about Bertie and Bethany departs (above) as she realises that she will never register on any scale of importance to Daniel when Bertie has a problem - but inevitably the scene has now been set for Bethany to leave the Street.


Tim gives Charlie the cheque in Roy's Rolls and Jenny pops in to place an advert for a new barmaid at the Rovers as she is short staffed.  We are not shown Charlie reading the advert or being interviewed - but the next we know she is on an initial trial shift and has not signed the divorce papers as she had been distracted by getting a job.  We do see Charlie (above) being introduced as the new barmaid as a little miracle! 


Billy and Paul are playing darts (or according to the subtitles "arras" which is something completely different) when Bernie joins them at which point Paul loses his relaxed happy air because she suggests Paul consider the dartboard to be Kel's head.  Bernie gets an earful from Rita who tells the grand-quad-mother that she should be pulling her weight.  Bernie grasps the point and next we see her cleaning up after the fire.  Paul and Billy bring back fish and chips which gives Billy a chance of giving some vicarly advice that her presence is stopping Paul getting better.  Later Bernie comes to Billy's flat and tells Paul that she is leaving town and asks him to tell Gemma when she returns.  Billy and Paul later cross the Street to see Bernie depart (above) in a StreetCars car.


We see nothing of Geoff - but Yasmeen takes a chilling phone call from him implying that she has taken too long shopping (above) - immediately before she finds the crumpled Jade in the ginnel.  By the time she has summoned help for Jade she would have been even later.


Ty and Fiz discuss the latter handing herself into the police as they all think Jade has gone to report the assault.  Evelyn counsels against honesty and they agree a story just before the police knock on the door to ask about a potential assault on Jade who was found near Victoria Street which Evelyn observes is a long way from Coronation Street - with a straight face!  The police get nothing and depart allowing Hope to explain why she ran away - to visit her father.  Hope asks them to tell her about John Stape; Fiz does not explain much more than that he was a good teacher.  Hope insists she wants her sister Jade.  Fiz decides she cannot lie to the children and is going to the police when Jade knocks and is ushered into the house.  Jade has told the police that she was mugged and did not see who was responsible.  Fiz tells her about John Stape and Jade insists that John loved her, never forgot her birthdays or Christmas and always knew about her.  Fiz says that John never mentioned Jade and that she needs to talk to her mother.  Jade explains she just wanted a relationship with her sister and although she does not know how would like to make it up to the family.  Evelyn has her own theory (above).  As Jade leaves Hope rushes downstairs and asks to go with her.  Jade tells Hope that she has to be with Fiz and Ty.  Fiz makes it clear that she would rather rot in prison than let Jade and Hope meet - Ty proposes an armed guard.  We all know that Fiz will eventually relent so perhaps Jade may return.

Comings and Goings tonight - thank you Mr Pooter.  Jade has gone and may not return - I cannot work it out.  Bernie has gone; unlike some I was not keen - was she really so disconnected not to know what was happening to Paul?  Charlie has arrived; I really would like to see her stay but suspect that a meeting with Sally will terminate her existence.  Despite all of Sarah's warnings Maria has decided for the sake of the baby to buckle down and carry on.  Sarah's "I told you so" will hang over them for a long time.

Written by David Isaac & Joe Turner, directed by Sean Healy.

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Five Things We Learned In Corrie This Week


The Corrie contracts are very tight.  According to Corriepedia Bernie made her first appearance on the 24th July.  Exactly six months later, on the 24th January, she made her last appearance.  They got all the work they needed out of Jane Hazlegrove then sent her off before her agent started talking about contract renewals.  It wasn't Jane's fault they were packing her off so soon, of course; Bernie was an absolutely awful character right from the start, obnoxious and crude, and no amount of softening over Paul's abuse could overcome it.  Once you've stolen your pregnant daughter's urine there's not really any way you can recover.  Her Friendconnect Live pervert hunt lead to Gemma and the quads being placed in mortal peril when someone shoved a burning rag through their letterbox.  I know we were meant to be scared for the young family, but I was mostly excited that this might be the thing that gets Chesney to finally replace that front door.


(Was anyone else surprised that the vigilantes knew how to spell "paedo"?)

Bernie finally left after Billy took her to one side and asked her to stop banging on about Kel; this is the same Billy who spent weeks chasing after Paul and demanding that he dredge up all sorts of unpleasant memories about Kel even though Paul just wanted to get on with his life.  It's funny how Paul was first being encouraged to confront his past, and now he's being told to forget about it and move on, but I suppose the storyline is finished now so he can go back to being an adorable scally.


Beware the ALLEYWAY OF DOOM.  Fiz finally got some of her old spark back this week after months of being constantly on the cusp of breaking into tears.  Remember when she flashed her boobs on the balcony at Underworld as a protest?  I miss that Fiz, bolshie and brave, rather than this drip.  Her face is constantly collapsing in on itself like a deflating balloon as her daughter says or does something else appalling.  (Every conversation with Hope this week started with "you're not in any trouble..."; have they considered whether actually telling her she was in trouble for causing all this havoc may be a better disciplinary technique?).  Anyway, she finally snapped and cracked Jade over the skull with a chopping board.  Jade's body immediately vanished, like a kind of kitchen sink Les Diaboliques, but she soon turned up unconscious in the ALLEYWAY OF DOOM opposite the snooker hall, because there is no better spot to slip into a coma in all of Weatherfield.


Fortunately for Jade, she was found by Yasmeen, who phoned an ambulance.  Good for her, not so good for Yasmeen, who was presumably then late getting back to number six and had to put up with Geoff in a sulk for the rest of the evening because his tea wasn't on the table at exactly five thirty.


Weatherfield Hospital does not care about their patients' requests.  Remember last week, when Shona said she didn't know who David was and demanded he was kept away from her?  Apparently none of her caregivers did because they let him load her into a wheelchair and drive her away.  She must've been absolutely terrified - this weird bloke insisting they're in love and they need to go somewhere else so she'd learn about her feelings for him.  She probably thought she was going to end up chained to the wall of a basement.  Shona's in Leeds now, which means David had to dump Max on his nan for some reason I didn't fully understand.  Presumably this is because of the sheer terrifying strain of having to travel from Manchester to Leeds on a regular basis, a journey that takes - let me just check - about an hour via direct trains or the M62.  How horrific.


Bethany needs help.  Furious that she lost out on the Bistro manager job to someone older and cleverer with extensive experience of running a restaurant - wow, that Ray is so unfair, isn't he - Bethany went running round to Daniel's so that she could snog his face off have a cup of tea and a vent.  Daniel asked her to list all the things she wanted to change about her life - she only got to number three before he was suggesting she pack it all in and leave town because there really wasn't anything for her in Weatherfield.  Take the damn hint, Bethany.


Tim wants a hug off J├╝rgen Klopp.  The Liverpool manager's charm and charisma has no boundaries; even people in Manchester want to get up close and personal with him now.  That's like a cat admitting they'd secretly like to snuggle with an Alsatian.  Tim actually just wanted an excuse to tell Kev he loved him and he wanted to hug him.  He claimed it was a subterfuge so he could wheedle five grand out of Webster but I think we all know the real reason; there is no love on the Street more pure than that between Tim and Kevin and frankly I'm just waiting for them to kiss.  Never mind Tracy Barlow's bisexual forays, that's the sexuality breaking storyline the nation needs.

Charlie got a job at the Rovers this week even though last week Kirk was told there were no vacancies.  Is this flawed storytelling or did Jenny just not want Chesney gurning behind the bar?  Let me know what you think on Twitter @merseytart. 






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