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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Coronation Street weekly update - July 26 2014

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Apologies folks, as there was no update last week and I forgot to mention that I was going to be away. I’m back now and so without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update.

Peter’s in prison, jailed for Tina’s murder and wearing the Coronation Street tabard of shame.  Deirdre and Tracy go to visit him, with Tracy being surprisingly caring towards her step-brother.  It doesn’t last, of course, this is Tracy Barlow we’re talking about after all.  When Uncle Albert’s World War I medal turns up in the Barlows’ house, Tracy goes and sells it for a couple of hundred quid.  Rob’s aghast at Tracy’s actions and tells her to get it back. It comes to something when the morals of a murderer are questioned by another murderer.  An interesting relationship dynamic, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Away from medals and murder, there’s a lovely storyline brewing between Roy and Yasmeen as they join forces with Emily to save the local library from closure. It’s a cause close to Roy’s heart especially when he finds one of Hayley’s old library books that he hasn’t returned since she died.  I’m quite liking Yasmeen, she’s the right side of feisty and a little bit dotty.  She even tries to get Nick and Leanne back together, to get Leanne away from her boy Kal, but it doesn’t quite go to plan.  Ah well, at least she tried. Meanwhile, Leanne and Nick start divorce proceedings and it isn’t going to be pretty.

Lloyd’s heartbroken this week when he finds out that Andrea’s married. Andrea’s husband Neil comes looking for Andrea’s new fella and gets confused, thinking it’s Steve, not Lloyd.  Lloyd’s being strong for now and refuses to talk to Andrea, telling her he wants nowt to do with her but she’s hanging on, desperate like, for now. She moves into the Rovers to stay with Steve and Michelle until she outstays her welcome and Steve gives her a list of B&Bs to ring round and move out.

Over at the Windass house, it’s all a bit sad. Owen is declared bankrupt in court and worries how he’ll get his business back on track now he can’t get credit. Gary says he’ll help. He’s a lovely lad, that Gary.  Anna has to visit a food bank to get the family groceries as she’s skint and there’s little money coming into the house.  And on top of all of that, the bailiffs storm into the house and start taking goods to the value of the debt owed by Owen.  Young Faye kicks one of the bailiffs, making dad Tim proud of her fancy footwork.  Tim and Sally offer to look after Faye while Anna gets herself sorted out financially but she won’t take their help, for now anyway.  However, if Anna thinks things are bad for them now, they’re about to get worse.  Faye goes to a party and when she returns home she rushes straight upstairs in a right old state. Oh dear. Grandma Anna and Grandad Owen are looking likely to hear the pitter patter of tiny feet again in the house, if tabloid spoilers are to be believed.

Also this week, Dennis is trying to sweet-talk his way back into Rita’s life and gets Julie to publicly make a scene in the Rovers pretending she’s thrown him out. Rita has no choice but to take him in, much to Norris’ chagrin. I do love that word.  When Rita finds out about Dennis’ plan to get back into Rita’s flat and her life, she’ll not be best pleased, just you mark my words.

And finally this week, Michael tends Gail’s front garden. Make your own jokes up, this one’s too easy.

And that was just about that for this week.

This week's writers were Chris Fewtrell (Monday), Damon Rochefort (Monday), Perrie Balthazar (Wednesday), Jayne Hollinson (Friday), Susan Oudot (Friday).   Find out more about the Coronation Street writing team at

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Frosty the Snowman said...

Arrggh the Windasses! Cloying sentimental nonsense. What sort of mother is Anna that she didnt go to Faye who was obviously in distress about something to run after Owen and go to the Rovers for a freebie! And PLEASE let that be the end of Andrea now, she is just becoming like the smell of yesterday's fish, hanging around when noone wants it there. Go Yasmeen - agree with everything you say, who would really want their offspring to get tangled up with the permanent shouter Leanne.

Anonymous said...

Well let's hope that Andrea doesn't stay at the same B&B that Dierdre and Peter stayed in where the 'Beds practically made themselves' and gave our Dreary a case of the itchies!


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