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Monday, 11 July 2011

Coronation Street Weekly Update, July 11 2011

Greetings and welcome to the Coronation Street Weekly Update.  And so without any further ado, here we go with this week's Coronation Street update.

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It’s fair to say that Gail and daughter-in-law Kylie aren’t getting on that well. “She’s a Tasmanian devil in a push-up bra!” snorts Gail when tensions grow in the Platt household.  It’s Ivy all over again and great fun to watch. David wants his mam to look after both him and his wife, and Gail’s at her wits end as neither of the young ‘uns do anything in return around the house after being cooked and cleaned for.  “We’re all women, we gotta stick together,” says Kylie to Audrey in the salon at work.  “I’m a feminist, me.”  Audrey arches her perfectly manicured brow and invokes Mrs Pankhurst. “Is she me first client this morning?” asks Kylie.

Anyway, women and men are much on Audrey’s mind this week as she decides to give Marc the benefit of the doubt and turns up as his house to tell him she’s ready to be more than just friends. Trouble is, Marc’s in full Marcia mode, all made up and ready to go out on the tiles. Reluctantly, Audrey agrees to go with him and meets one of Marc’s mates, Aaron/Anthea who’s there with his wife Christine/Christine. Audrey and Christine have a good long chat about fellas who wear frocks and it’s clear that Audrey’s fallen for Marc, frock or not.

In a cold prison cell, Fiz sits and cries and as we’re going to be in with this for  the next few weeks I’ll probably just recycle this line in every weekly update until she gets freed, which you know of course she will.  Meanwhile little baby Hope’s being looked after with care by the Croppers. And Chesney defends his sister against Norris’ nosiness by sticking a cream cake in nosy Norris’ face. Wonderful stuff.

Kev’s unwilling to loan the Roof and Refuge charity any cash so Sophie logs into his bank account online and moves twenty grand of his lottery cash to the couple who are running the place. Only trouble is, they go and do a runner, taking Kevin’s money with them. It’s fair to say Sophie is beside herself with guilt and Kev’s not best pleased either. Well, you wouldn’t be, would you? The cops are called but Kev can’t bring himself to dob Sophie in so he tells the fuzz that he transferred the funds as he argues with Sally over Sophie.

Over at the Barlow’s, James is embroiled in the missing money misery and it’s becoming clear he’s not as innocent as we first thought. He meets with the fella who did the runner with Kev’s cash and gets his share of it, a measly three thousand pounds when James wanted more.  Back at the house, Ken tells his grandson that he believes in his innocence. “What’s mine is yours,” he tells him as James takes more than a passing interest in the bricks and mortar of Number 1.

Elsewhere, the lovely Amber returns from University for the summer, much to Dev’s delight and Sunita’s chagrin.  “You look better with some weight on yer,” says Amber to Sunita, making it clear where things lie between them both. Tommy Dickworth, sorry Duckworth, gives Amber the glad eye but she’s having none of him, not yet anyroad, and as she’s a smart lass, let’s hope she won’t.

And finally, there’s a new baby Barlow on the way when Leanne tells Peter she’s pregnant. 

And that's just about that for this week. 

This week's writers were John Kerr, Martin Allen, Peter Whalley, Ellen Taylor and Mark Burt. Find out more about the Coronation Street writing team at:

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Dolly Tubb said...

Wow Glenda, that was quick! Great blog, as ever. Loving Gail and Kylie - some great lines there and Helen Worth is playing a blinder!

Kiwifruit & Cheese said...

C'mon Kev, grow a pair and dob the brat in. Maybe a few days festering away in a cell with Big Bertha giving her the come on will teach her a lesson, that don't bite the hand that you're scrounging off.....nasty child that she is!!

Anonymous said...

Jesus Murphy!....Diedre and Ken seem to have a black cloud hanging over them. First they have a daughter who is a murderer, now a grandson who is a nasty con-man. Tracy should just kill James and be sent away..........this time permanently!!

Frosty the Snowman said...

Amber seems yet to be yet another annoying young character with a massive sense of entitlement and since when did Sunita dislike her? I find the whole Alahan family tiresome in the extreme and its characters like this that are dragging Corrie down. At least the Platts are providing a bit of amusement at the moment.

Cobblestone said...

Frosty's spot on. I found the Alahan scenes strained credibility last night. "Dad told me you were back together", said Amber. Well, I should hope so, it's been over a year. And Sunita needed to ask Amber what she was studying??? Are we to assume that Amber going to university returned her to the Void of Unmentionability inhabited by Dev's other dozen or so kids & sundry grandchildren? When Amber was introduced, not long before Sunita left, they were close, Sunita being protective of the young girl, and Amber doted on the twins. What happened? And is Sunita doing a Sally, to become a middle-aged bitch? Writers, PLEASE, go back and examine old episodes!


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