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Tuesday 14 April 2009

Coronation Street Weekly Update, April 13 2009

Hello fellow Corrie fans and welcome to another weekly update from the cobbles. This week the update has eaten far too many chocolate eggs for its own good and is having an extended Easter break. It comes to you this week still in Easter holiday mode with the Duchesse du Borgogne by its side as an Easter treat. And so, without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update.

There were six episodes of Corrie this week so there’s a lot of cobbles to cover. Got your cuppa? And your biscuits? Then put yer feet up on yer pouffe and let’s get stuck in.

The big story of the week has been Ken canoodling by the canal with Martha. She’s appearing at the Oldham Coliseum (going by its stage name of The Jackson Centre) in ‘Thatch Me If You Can’ and Ken has to go there to see her ‘cos when he turns up at her barge by the canal, she’s gone and sailed away. So Ken’s sitting there by the canal, box of chocs in his hand, wondering how to best find Martha and wouldn’t you know it, Eccles the dog walks by followed by Simon, Deirdre and Peter. Ken flings the chocolates for Martha into the bush behind him and lies through his teeth that he wanted some air. Deirdre storms off in a huff and Peter tuts at his dad. But Ken’s not bothered, he heads to the theatre and has it out with Martha after the play ends. So intent is he on making his feelings known to Martha that in the heat of the moment, he doesn’t notice Audrey and Saint Ted the Tolerant watching it all. They’ve been to see the play too but the drama unfolding in front of them is much more fun and doesn’t need a ticket. Audrey has a word on the cobbles with Ken about doing the right thing by Deirdre, but her words wash over Barlow. Meanwhile, by the canal, there’s an expensive box of chocolates still sitting in a bush.

Elsewhere this week, with it being Easter and all, the residents of the Street head to church where the Revered Peach is doing a pet blessing. Simon takes Leanne the rabbit while Blanche complains that it’s like Rolf Harris’ Animal House and she’s got a point. Among the congregation are two dogs, a cat and one little pony. There was also dog poo in the pews. Amen.

Blanche has even more to worry about than dog dirt on her church shoes when she heads to the one o’clock club dressed as Amelia Earhart. She’s only gone and got the wrong day and all the other soap oaps aren’t in fancy dress so she stays on the coach and does her sodoku instead. But by 'eck, she looked a treat.

Another pensioner not having a good Easter weekend is Betty in the Rovers. She’s been called in to work when Poppy goes shopping and she’s Not Best Pleased. And when Betty’s not happy, she lets everyone know. She even sticks her tongue out from behind the bar to express her disgust. It’s a shame about Betty. We never see her for months and when we do, she gets wheeled on to give a comedy line (which is always appreciated, of course) and then we don’t see her again for too long. Give Betty a storyline, Corrie, and soon. Or else.

At Gail’s, Joe’s still flat on his back on the sofa in pain and Gail’s delight in all this is mad. Finally she’s got a fella who can’t do a runner. David returns from seeing Martin in Liverpool and pretends he’s turned over a new leaf, being creepily nice to everyone including Gary Windass. But it’s all a ploy of course, another evil plan. Do we like it? Of course. (Insert own evil laugh here).

In Roy’s Rolls, Anna Windass starts work serving up the barm cakes and she’s not doing a bad job, so far. She throws out Theresa Morton who turns up drunk and causes a scene. She plays a brilliant drunk, does Theresa Morton, and Dev ends up being persuaded to give her a room in the flat about the shop until she sobers up. It could take some time.

Rita gets a surprise when Sophie Webster confesses to stealing sweets from the Kabin when she was a kid. Not only that, but Sophie wants to make amends and ends up cleaning the Kabin floor while a bemused Rita and Norris look on.

And finally this week, little Josh Peacock proves to be a dab-hand at football and starts playing for the Bessie Street Under Sevens.

And that’s just about that for this week.

Coronation Street writers this week were Peter Whalley, Joe Turner, Mark Wadlow, Damon Rochefort and Martin Allen.

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Tvor said...

Briliant photo of Blanche! hahahaah!

Glenda Young said...

I know, great stuff!!


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