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Monday, 24 January 2022

Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 24th January

Tim is having his chest shaved by a nurse for the operation - the NHS version of the back, sack and crack. As well as the nurse visiting him, both Sally and Elaine turn up and have a a war of the blouses over Tim's bedside. Sally's still banging on about how Tim didn't tell her about his condition, so it can't be long now before she leaves for Bovingdon. Tim goes under the knife earlier than expected and thinks that he hallucinates Sally fighting with a copper. It turns out that it wasn't a dream: Sally is in the cop shop and Elaine and Faye agree to keep it a secret. Instant karma, hey. This doesn't last very long though as Sally's al fresco toilet activities at NYE are revealed on the front page of the Gazette and to the police. I guess this puts paid to Sally's council ambitions? Unless she's going for the undinist vote. She is released with a caution, however, and returns to Kate Oates Memorial to reconcile with Tim and help him with a little public urination.

Dev wants to make an official announcement that he and Bernie are an item, so invites the whole Brown-Winters-Alahan clan to Speed Daal. In the meantime, Bernie tells Hope she's onto her and the scam, but says she'll be OK as long as she doesn't tell anyone anything. I'd be careful if I were Bernie, she doesn't want there to be a mysterious fire at number 5, does she? She also makes Joseph promise not to say owt, which I think will last until....second week of February?

Maybe now that Dev is Chesney's step-father-in-law (sort of), he can up Ches's wages, right? Or at least restore him to his rightful position of kebab shop manager, rather than just dump pink wafers near their sell-by on him.

Meanwhile, in the house of crime, there are some shenanigans about Craig's tablet and deleting an email. The fact that Emma and Fay(e) think that Craig is capable of solving a mystery shows how guilty they are feeling about dead Ted. But even if Craig worked out who the crutch belonged to, Emma (allegedly) found it in a charity shop, so how could it be linked to her or Faye? Anyway, Craig is called into the station, the girls worry that they've been found out, but it turns out Craig's been told off for wasting police resources on his stupid quest. Should've got into Wordle like everyone else, Craigy-boi!

Lydia congratulates Amy on her protest, saying she wants her son to grow up to respect women. I guess she wants her son to grow up better than Adam? Amy gets over-excited about her school win and she lets slip about Summer - and Daniel's suspension. Lydia quizzes Daniel about this and later says to Sarah that she thinks she should dump him, although Daisy sticks up for him and Lydia changes her mind.

And finally, Leo goes off to sort out the house that his smug housemates have just vacated. Does this man ever do any work? Has he packed in working for the water board in order to live off his sugar mummy? No wonder Weatherfield is sinking under all of its sinkholes. Whilst he's out, Carla takes the opportunity to have a go at the fragrant Jenny Bradley, telling her that she's neglecting her family (i.e. Johnny's family) for her new boyf, which is Jenny's prerogative, to be quite honest. The person Carla thinks Jenny is abandoning is Kate, who needs some cash for her extended world travelling. This is the same Kate who didn't bother coming back for Johnny's funeral? Just get a job in a bar, Kate! Carla then says that it's too soon after Johnny for Jenny to be dating - this is forgetting that they had split up long before Johnny dived into that sinkhole. Jenny tells Carla to do one, although she later she says to Leo that they should be taking it more slowly. Tsk.

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The Week In Classic Corrie

MONDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 5th and 7th January 2000

Jez arrived at the hospital to visit Leanne just as she was being interviewed so she kept quiet about the attack on the Rovers.  He wiped out her debt in gratitude.  Les boasted about her being the hero of the robbery and an annoyed Toyah suggested she wasn't as innocent as she seemed.  Rita got the Kabin completely rebuilt in about twelve minutes without a sign of a builder (it's now very green); she was considering adding a post office to the shop.  Linda accepted Mike's proposal and went to the Rovers to show off her ring - in front of a sad Alma.  Mark was disgusted with her, but he she threatened to claim he raped her if he tried to tell anyone about their shenanigans.  What a charmer.  Martin told Rebecca that they could only be workmates nothing more.  Obviously he almost immediately turned up on her doorstep for some sex.

TUESDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 9th and 10th January 2000

Gwen opened up to Jim about her ex-husband, saying he was a violent man and she never wanted that sort of relationship again.  Jim made a "yikes!" face and pulled at his collar.  He admitted to having hit Liz and Gwen legged it.  Les was on a hunt for Jez Quigley, thanks to a tip from Steve, and he went to the Wethy Arms.  The barman kicked him out, thinking he was a friend of Jez's, giving Les an idea of what kind of scumbag he was.  Dev's philandering past caught up with him when a woman, Amy, arrived from Birmingham professing her love.  He chucked her out, but she ended up at the Rovers and, when she saw there was a vacancy for bar staff, persuaded Natalie to take her on.  It was lucky she had the extra staff because Leanne confessed that the whole robbery was her fault.  Disgusted, Natalie threw her out.


WEDNESDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 12th and 14th January 2000

Les managed to track Jez down but it went badly for him.  Jez told him all about Leanne's drug habit, so Les flew back to Coronation Street and confronted her.  Vinnie told Natalie to sack her for being a junkie, but she decided to keep her on if she went to counselling.  Janice meanwhile was upset that Leanne hadn't talked to her.  Dev was horrified to find Amy behind the bar.  He tried to tell her she meant nothing to him but she said she was pregnant.  Gwen decided to forgive Jim, and took him to bed.  It was a great day all round for him, as Natalie asked him to be a temporary manager at the Rovers while she went on holiday with Vinny.  At the factory, Mike was furious to learn he'd taken on Alison while she was pregnant, meaning he was liable for maternity cover.  He instructed his new business partner Mark to fire her but he refused. 

THURSDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 16th and 17th January 2000

Kevin and Alison planned their wedding.  They decided not to invite her parents, what with them thinking she was a murderer.  They did invite Sally to the reception, and Kevin promised not to let the new baby affect his relationship with Sophie and Rosie.  Leanne went to her drug counselling, but didn't enjoy it, possibly because the person running the session was Robert Preston with a Southern accent and she knew deep down he was a chef not a trained counsellor.  She had some cocaine in her handbag but threw it away; she was going to make an effort to go clean.  Mark couldn't stand being around the happy couple any more so he moved out to Sharon's old flat above the Kabin.  Linda thought he was running away from her overpowering sexual allure.  Yes, he is, that's the point.  Dev spoke to Amy and said he'd marry her - if she proved she really was pregnant.  Do you think he promised that to all the women who worked in his corner shops he got pregnant and who've been conveniently forgotten?


FRIDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 19th and 21st January 2000

The row of shops Roy's Rolls is on was being redeveloped by Duggie Ferguson, Tom's dad, but he had a crisis: his contractor had gone bust.  Steve offered his services, which solved one problem, but Tom still wanted nothing to do with him.  Mark introduced his new girlfriend Claire to Mike and Linda.  Linda made it clear she didn't like her.  Dev demanded a picture of the baby's scan, but Amy claimed the machine was broken and it had been cancelled.  Meanwhile she told Leanne that he was pressuring her to have an abortion, and obviously this triggered bad memories for Leanne.  Alison had her hen night with the factory girls in the Rovers so, as he was at a loose end, Kevin popped over to number 13 to check the girls were ready for the wedding in the morning.  He shared a drink with Sally and reminisced about their past together, but it soon devolved into a row as they raked over the coals of his affair and her chain of boyfriends since they'd split.  He ended up confessing he still loved Sally... and they went to bed together (though they seemingly managed to keep their clothes on the whole time, including Sally's roll-neck jumper).  They were full of regret afterwards but they both knew that there was still something between them.

Friday's second episode was broadcast exactly 22 years to the day after it was first shown.  This pleases @merseytart immensely.  

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Coronation Street makes permanent move to hourly episodes


ITV today announced its biggest early evening schedule change which will impact on Coronation Street.

Starting in March 2022, Coronation Street makes the move to 3 x 1 hour long episodes at 8pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday,.


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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Monday 24 Jan 2022


MONDAY 24TH JANUARY 

TIM FEARS GOING UNDER THE KNIFE From his hospital bed, Tim begs Kevin to speak to Sally for him and convey how sorry he is and how much he loves her. Will she forgive him before he goes under the knife? As the anaesthetic takes effect, Tim hears a commotion in the hospital corridor as Sally is arrested by a police officer.

BERNIE MARKS HOPE’S CARD Dev suggests to Bernie that he’d like to treat both their families to dinner at Speed Daal and formally announce that they’re now a couple. A chuffed Bernie invites the family but Chesney doesn’t know how she can afford it. When Hope’s giant stash of sweets is discovered by Fiz Bernie has a word with Hope and warns her to stay away from Joseph and keep schtum about her deal with Clint

LYDIA WANTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SUMMER Whilst Lydia congratulates Amy on the success of her protest, she’s intrigued when Amy mentions how both she and Daniel have overturned school suspensions lately. Lydia quizzes Daniel and when he reveals how he was wrongly accused of an inappropriate relationship with Summer, Lydia’s taken aback.

ELSEWHEREHaving taken a call from the fingerprint expert, Craig tells Emma that he has to go to the station immediately. Emma’s worried sick. Carla reminds Jenny that she promised Kate a share of Johnny’s money and that she seems to have abandoned her family in favour of her toyboy. 

MONDAY 24TH JANUARY 

TIM WANTS ANSWERS Tim wakes from his operation with hazy memories of Sally’s arrest and figures it must have been a dream. 

DEV AND BERNIE GO PUBLIC Dev and Bernie host a family dinner in Speed Daal. Taking Bernie’s hand, Dev announces that they’re now officially a couple. Bernie is still worried about her secret being revealed and stresses to Joseph that he has to keep quiet and not spend his £100 or they will all get into trouble.

CARLA’S WORDS TOUCH A NERVE FOR JENNY Carla calls in the Rovers and thanks Jenny for sorting out Kate’s money, but goes on to say that she thinks Jenny’s relationship with Leo is inappropriate so soon after Johnny’s death. 

ELSEWHERE Craig returns home and admits he shouldn’t have sent the crutch for fingerprint analysis as he’s now in trouble for wasting police resources.  

When Lydia voices her concerns about Daniel’s chequered past to Sarah, Daisy overhears and immediately leaps to Daniel’s defence and assures her he’s a lovely guy. 

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