Friday, 31 August 2018

Corrie Comicals week ending 31 August 2018


Monday night was a single episode and there were a lot of nice one liners in the mix tonight.  Rita and Audrey fall out in the Rovers and later Rita decided to tell Audrey what she thought of Lewis - "a cut price Milk Tray Man" - was a lovely put down in her string of invective as she pointed out that Maria deserved to be thanked for her service in the salon - Audrey is definitely in the wrong on that one!  Rita also tells Audrey to put things right with Gail as well.

I am not sure how many times it was observed that it was mad for the Rovers to re-open without insurance (indeed not having employers and public liability insurance is probably criminal).


In the factory Peter is trying to get to grips with the work and Carla is concerned.  Peter asks her "Who do you take me for?".  Her response is entirely accurate: "Peter Barlow of number 1 Coronation Street".  She knows that having him in front of a buyer will not aid her sales pitch.  He participates as she cannot get him to back down.  Apparently despite making some off-colour jokes the pitch goes well and Carla gets him to sit down to help work on the costings.


For the hard of reading (and for Flaming Nora's t shirt of the week) Gemma's says "Trick me once, can't fool me twice".  She is asking Liz about her recent paramour Mike Thornberry as she wants to get them back together.  Mike knows about Liz and Johnny so Liz does not want Mike to re-appear and later has to put Gemma off the scent.


In our house daughter number three was always told she would turn green if she did not eat up her vegetables.  Over 30 years later she still prefers a huge chunk of meat to vegetables!  Cathy, Chesney and Ty are discussing Ruby and Hope's belief that Brian is Santa Claus and various other little white lies are recounted - police watching you via the TV set, your nose goes pink when you lie and then Gemma tells a story about Mr Scratchy who does nasty things to sleeping children if they are naughty (this was a new one to those chatting - Gemma obviously had some strange parents!).


This exchange left me nearly as confused as Kirk.  I am not sure initially just what Tracy was hinting with people dressing up in "furry" clothes and going to "furry" conventions but having googled I gather they really exist in America and elsewhere - so at least Corrie is educational!


Mary is telling Ange that it is best not to keep secrets and everything should be out in the open.  And of course the secrets are piling up - a vow renewal ceremony on Monday on one side and Ange and the baby looking for somewhere else to live as they are moving out.

My review of the Friday episodes will be along at some point.

Writers: Simon Crowther (Monday), Ella Greenhill & Sam Holdsworth (Wednesday), Martin Ellen & Cameron McAllister (Friday)
Directors: Duncan Foster (Monday & Wednesday), Gill Wilkinson (Friday)

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Hollyoaks does Magaluf - where should Corrie go next?


Hollyoaks has been filming storylines in Magaluf this summer and they've previously been to Ibiza too. While the furthest Corrie has been in a while has been to, er, Blackpool. 

Corrie has been abroad before though - they've filmed in Paris and even went on a Romanian Holiday for the DVD spin off as well as Las Vegas too.

But the photograph on Rita's shelf of the girls in their swimmies soaking up the sun in Majorca back in 1974  has got me thinking it's about time Corrie went abroad again.

How about a reunion of Mavis and Rita in Majorca with Norris?

And if you want to see THE BEST EVER photograph that was ever sent into this blog, of a group of fellas recreating the iconic Majorca Corrie look, it's here.

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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Fri 31 Aug


FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST
PETER’S SHOT TO THE HEART TERRIFIES CARLA Peter’s guarding Simon at the factory, when he has to go out, Carla promises not to let Simon out of her sight. But Carla’s distracted when she catches Sinead altering Cathy’s coat on her work machine. As she reprimands her Sinead has a funny turn and Carla goes looking for Daniel. Watching her leave Tyler and his mates then bang on the factory doors issuing threats. Peter arrives back but as he and Carla quickly unlock the factory doors, they fail to spot a car approaching and a gun pointing at them through its open window!
ANGIE CAN’T HIDE HER FEELINGS Knowing his marriage is on the rocks Jude avoids Angie wanting to talk. As he and Mary make arrangements for the vow renewal, Tracy ridicules their decision to surprise Angie. Meanwhile Angie admits to Adam that her marriage seems unfixable. Despite Jude’s efforts to distract her, Angie bites the bullet and declares their marriage is over.
KATE AND RANA SAY GOODBYE When Daniel suggests Kate’s ultimatum is unfair she’s torn. Will the girls make up before Rana leaves?
ELSEWHERE Cathy asks Sinead to alter a coat for her by tomorrow. Imran comforts Leanne who’s worried sick about Simon. When Angie walks in on them kissing is their secret out? Fiz and Tyrone help Kevin prepare No.13 for Jack’s return from rehab.

FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST
LEANNE AND PETER CLASH OVER SIMON Tyler fires his gun, hitting Peter square in the chest. As Tyler’s car speeds off, Carla screams at the sight of Peter. Simon tells Leanne that Tyler’s won and he won’t testify in court. Seeing her son’s terror, Leanne barges into Underworld and has a go at Carla for putting Simon at risk. As Carla worries about Peter, Michelle accuses her of still having feelings for him, will Carla finally admit she’s right? Simon announces he will go to court after all. Leanne fears what’s in store for Simon.
JUDE’S KEEPING SECRETS AGAIN Jude refuses to accept Angie’s decision and bolts out of the house. In total denial about the end of his marriage, Jude shows Mary a dress he’s bought for Angie for the vow renewal. When Jude asks Angie to wait one more day before going public with their split, will she agree?
TIM AND TYRONE PLAN A SURPRISE Gina suggests throwing a party for Jack’s homecoming. At Tim’s suggestion, County mascot Kirk secures footballer Tommy Orpington as a celebrity guest.
ELSEWHERE Sinead’s jealous when Daniel turns on the charm to persuade Carla to let her finish the coat alteration at the factory. As Sinead works on the coat, Daniel helps himself to a load of offcuts.

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Corrie's Mike stars as Captain Hook in Peter Pan panto


Louis Emerick, who is returning to Coronation Street as Liz's fella Mike, has signed up to do panto this year.  Louis will be starring as Captain Hook with Strictly Come Dancing’s Kristina Rihanoff as Tinker Bell in Peter Pan at St Helen's Theatre in Merseyside.

I wonder if this means that Mike won't be sticking around very long then when he returns to comfort Liz behind the bar at the Rovers Return? Or maybe he signed up for panto before he signed up for his Corrie return? Anyway, it'll be good to see him back.

Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis (Pat Phelan and Michael Rodwell) are also doing panto this Christmas - they're the ugly sisters in Cinderella. Find out more here.

See who else is leaving, joining, taking a break from or returning to Coronation Street!

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Mikey North: Learning to drive was scarier than live Corrie


Mikey North, who plays Gary Windass in Coronation Street, has been chatting about his upcoming reality TV show in which he has been learning to drive.

He's been talking to What's on TV and says that the driving test was scarier than filming live episodes of Coronation Street.

He says “It’s my first venture away from acting and it’s been great, it really was the best experience I have ever had. It was such an emotional week, I’m sure you will see when you watch it. I had a great time and bought away some amazing experiences.”

But he also admits he was "Absolutely terrified! When I was 17 I moved to London and I didn’t need to drive, and now I’m 31 and get stick from my friends. It’s become a bit of a phobia of mine, and so for some stupid reason I thought: ‘let’s go on national television and learn how to drive in front of everyone!’.”

How did he fit it around filming Corrie? "After a really busy year I’ve had some time off and so it was the perfect opportunity for me to learn to drive! I’d finished bringing Pat Phelan down, and went off to learn to drive! Although the latter was much harder, I can tell you!”

All Star Driving School will be shown on weeknights from Monday 3rd Sept at 7.30pm on E4

You can watch a teaser video of Mikey driving here.

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Spot the Corrie prop - August 31st 2018

Congratulations this week go to Sherrilan Laroche who was the first person to correctly spot that last week's big brown bag belongs to Jenny Connor. Well done.

For this week's prop puzzle all you have to do is tell us whereabouts on Coronation Street you would find these cake tins.






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Domestic violence storyline for Coronation Street



Yesterday we had the news from the tabloids that one character was going to be put through the ordeal of cervical cancer.

Today we find out that there's going to be domestic violence storyline in the show. 

Again, it's The Sun who was been given the storyline leak from inside ITV.

If you do want to find out which family this storyline will affect, you can click on the link to The Sun to read the whole story.

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