Thursday, 27 February 2020

Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 26th Feb 7.30 & 8.30 pm


Ray Crosby's 'indecent proposal' proposition to Abi has put Webster's Autos in serious jeopardy. Forgetting that he recently inherited wads of cash (he must have spent it all on purple jackets),  Kevin squirms as Ray continues to turn up the heat and tells him he wants to buy the whole building and the arch behind it. I like Abi a lot but you'd think she'd have learnt from her last prison stint. Does Kev deserve better, or is this the storyline that makes/breaks this growing relationship? I'd have thought Kev would have punched him one by now (Corrie history tells us as much) so I'm perturbed to see him going begging to the posh pervert and trashing Tyrone, once again.


Unlucky with securing any future restaurant work, things are looking bleak for Bethany as the prospect of a life at Underworld offers little excitement (always a sure sign of somebody about to leave the street) and the thought of working with Beth (this Beth / Bethany malarkey is twisting my melon) is enough to discourage anyone. Her only real hope is the college course, and although Daniel offers his support, either way, she doesn't get in. However, the offer of an internship in London could be too good to turn down. Sarah dishes out some meaningful advice (for once) but will it be enough to encourage her daughter to take this unbelievable (it is) offer?

We know where this is heading, so I wonder if you will miss Bethany? I think she's been a fantastic asset and a cracking actress - what are your thoughts?


Meanwhile, Alya also regrets Ray's enthusiastic employment style and asks Yasmeen if she can return to Speed Daal. Will Ray's nefarious and controlling behaviour make her realise that Geoff is just as bad? Later, Geoff’s coercive control becomes a little clearer to Alya when he banishes Yasmeen back to the house.


The battle for No. 1 begins! Ken needs the cash to enjoy his retirement but who is he going to sell to? I can't see Carla residing there, she's more of a Victoria Court kinda gal, so surely Tracy & Steve have the deal sewn up? Peter's push for funds is fruitless and his offer seems to be more of a sentimental land grab than anything else. Arguing like siblings do (I love Peter and Tracy's relationship), I wonder if Adam's sealed bid idea can help?

At the Rovers, Emma's getting confused with trolls, hobbits, and bilbo’s (she reminds me of Raquel behind that bar) whilst Peter warns Daniel from parading Bethany in public.  Back at the flat Bethany struggles to tell Daniel about her London job offer.


Gemma’s motherly self-esteem is at its lowest ebb and news of Aled's deafness seems to quantify her feelings. Chesney did his best to help and the baby sensory yoga session at the community centre is just the tonic, it seems. Mixing with other mums, Gemma realises that her self-perceived foibles are shared by every new parent. Is this the start of a new journey for the quads' mum?


Abi fails at putting the dampeners on Ray's offer and Kevin arranges a meeting with the pervy boss, but both to no avail. I'd have had Kev putting up more of a fight, is this love for her displaced or worth it? With enough on his plate, I think Tyrone could do without this stress and I think he’s right about what Kevin is laying on the line here. Eileen telling Abi about Anna's similar situation reminding the viewers that we've been here before... we have, which reminds me - didn't Anna end up paying the garage off that time when Kev was up to his eyeballs in debt? He has sacrificed FAR TOO MUCH to just give it up for Abi whom he hardly knows? Is this the end of Webster's Autos?

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Coronation Street Job Vacancy: Trainee Production / Editorial Assistant


This just in from ITV Jobs

We have an exciting opportunity available within our Editorial and Production departments at Coronation Street. The role will be based with the busy and hard-working Production and Editorial teams, which are responsible for the successful and accurate delivery of timed scripts and the smooth running of production.

This role entails…

We are looking for a trainee that is passionate about gaining a broad knowledge and understanding of the Production and Editorial Departments and the processes. Once confident in the processes of the departments, the successful candidate will be expected to cover a range of different roles within the Production and Editorial departments from researcher to production secretary. Some of their Key Responsibilities will be as follows;

Liaising with advisors, writers and the script editing team.

Reading scripts to identify compliance, neg checking and music clearances.

Dealing with viewers by phone, letter and email and logging all feedback.

Compiling lists of clips for individual characters.

Preparation of all aspects of scripts for the Pre Production of the programme.

Preparing/Updating  Purchase Orders and Costing of weekly location vehicles requests.

Assisting with call sheet creation,  schedule distribution & office administration.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following:

Strong Administrative Skills.

Self motivated worker with a drive to succeed.

Strong IT skills- confident in Google Drive, Word and Excel.

The ability to talk to many different people in lots of different professions.

Excellent attention to detail and administration experience.

Desire to learn about how the programme is made and understand the key stages in the process.

Previous experience in the industry and a passion for Coronation Street.

Closing Date: 9th March 2020

Find out more about our benefits http://www.itvjobs.com/

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Corrie's Geoff and Yasmeen story attracts official complaints


There's much in the media at the moment about hundreds of complaints being made to Ofcom about Coronation Street's coercive control storyline featuring Yasmeen and Geoff.

You can check them for yourself.

At the Ofcom website, there are weekly lists showing how many complaints have been made against specific programmes

As far as Coronation Street go, the complaints are as follows:

For the week ending Feb 17 there were 15 complaints. The report is here.
For the week ending Feb 10 there were 71 complaints. The report is here.
For the week ending Feb 3 there were 41 complaints. The report is here.

And in the weeks before these, there were even more complaints too, although there's nothing on the reports to say which storylines had been complained about.

The only good thing about this difficult to watch storyline is that we know it'll end and Geoff will get his comeuppance. And that's got to be worth looking forward to.

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Corrie's Loose Ladies on the sofa for charity lunch


Coronation Street stars Jennie McAlpine (Fiz), Katie McGlynn (Sinead) and Catherine Tyldesley (Eva) are joining forces for a charity lunch called Loose Ladies.

It's in aid of the Beechwood Cancer Care and will take place on March 27th 2020 at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester.

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