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Thursday 21 September 2017

I loved Wednesday’s double Corrie so much I watched it again. Backwards.

There’s more to this story than the headline suggests. Kind of.

As if butter wouldn't melt
My cable television provider, who shall remain nameless (it rhymes with Virgin Media) have got into the habit recently of refusing to let me watch my favourite soap on the same day it was broadcast. Last night was such an occasion. To add insult to injury my laptop is broken. Milk and electricity do not mix.

So I got home from work late on Wednesday, settled down on the sofa with a snack, ready to enjoy an hour of classic Corrie on super Wednesday – the day they added an extra sixth episode and it was announced that ITV3 will start showing episodes of Corrie from the 1980s. 

I waited, and I waited. Nowt. No Corrie catch up for me. In my desperation I resorted to watching on my trusty, but tiny iPhone. All started well as I peered through bent spectacles, so scratched they are more frosted than a bathroom window. Corrie was just getting juicy as Maria and Eva flailed around in the hotel fountain, a fight so ridiculous Hugh Grant and Colin Firth would have been proud. And then my phone slid off the pillow I was using to hold it up and disappeared down the side of the arm rest. It was stuck. I could hear Eva’s cries, Tyrone’s joking, Kirk’s disappointment. But they were so far away. This was a disaster.

The original fountain fight (Bridget Jones)

Having rescued my phone / mini TV I eventually got through both episodes, gravity yanking my phone into the crevice of my sofa several more times before Johnny and Jenny crossed the factory threshold to blue skies and confusion. I’d made it. Rita was still alive, I was still alive. Wednesdays would never be the same again. But as entertaining as the episodes were, I didn’t feel right. I didn’t feel like I’d got the full sense of how good the night’s Corrie was. I’d have to watch it again. So I did. But backwards.

I like to play around a bit with video editing, and I’ve made several Corrie related films in the past. I remembered that somebody had created a backwards episode of Coronation Street years ago, in an episode that saw Bet Lynch have a catfight in the street with Hilda Ogden. So as I had the general gist of what had happened in Wednesday night’s Corrie, I decided to run some clips through some editing software, with Monday’s buildup included. And this is what happened:

Conclusion? A) it sounds a bit Dutch B) the fountain cat fight is BRUTAL backwards C) Rita's singing is still beautiful and D) I have way too much time on my hands…

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Anonymous said...

True, you do, but that was fun for me with my own too much time watching Corrie stuff. Thanks!

maggie muggins said...

Hilarious! Also, it illustrates how much Jenny likes to toss her red tresses around for effect.

Flo said...

My favorite part was Kirk leaping out of the fountain backwards. And didn't Maria have the look of a character from a horror movie (The Omen, Poltergeist) as she emerged, completely dry? Loved this!

Anonymous said...


Tvor said...

Excellent! And Toyah was taking far too much delight in it all!


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