Thursday, 19 September 2019

Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 18th Sept 8.30 pm



It's Faye's first day at The Bistro and Bethany makes her feel really welcome; by flirting with customers and showing no authority whatsoever. What with all the relationship drama at The Bistro recently, it's a strong initiation for Faye! Bethany quickly accepts James' party invitation and an evening date at The Rovers. Is this the start of something special, or are they 'just friends'?

Daniel tells Sinead that maybe she should stop the chemotherapy, due to it's ravaging effects. Little realising how harsh the whole process is, will the hospice be the best solution for the couple, after all?


Paul drowns his sorrows in The Rovers and is accosted by Billy. The boys may bicker but the vicar promises to talk to him later, once he's visited David Platt in prison.  At visiting time, Billy questions David about Josh, sharing his concerns that Paul may have been historically abused by Kel.
Now, this is a VERY serious issue and not one to take lightly, but that's pretty fast detective work, isn't it? OR are we viewing a very quick-moving storyline? It's a rare gripe from me, but it's good to see David back on screen.


Breaking down on the street, Dr Ali is physically struggling with sobriety and is rescued by (resident counsellor) Toyah. Admitting his self-medication, Dr Ali professes the need for professional help but he knows it could seriously damage his career. Toyah's offer of counselling is accepted.
Assuming that Ali hides Toyah's counselling from Maria, this could bring up some old war wounds between the women?

Less counselling, and more 'throwing it back in his face', Billy has no luck in delving deeper into Paul's apparent problem with Kel. Will Billy admit his theory to Paul, or will Paul's old cellmate David, become involved too?

Also struggling with sobriety, Derek admits to Izzy that he's recovering from alcoholism, which lost him everything. Explaining away his business relationship with her ex Gary, Izzy falls for a few tall stories and offers to help him beat the booze. What will Gary make of this coupling?



Realising how traumatic the chemotherapy now is, Sinead is rapidly losing her hair and explains to Auntie Beth just how fast things are going downhill. She's also apologetic about treating Daniel so poorly, also. Is she treating him bad though, or is Daniel not accepting this heinous reality, due to the inevitable outcome? It's soo harsh isn't it but well done to the cast for making this incredibly believable.

Later, and again confiding in Bethany, Daniel breaks down (not surprisingly) with all of the stress, but doesn't want to delay Bethany's date with James at The Rovers. Making his debut in the pub, James is a hit with Jenny, Audrey, and of course, Sean is sniffing around too.


Back at home, Sinead tells Daniel that she wants to give the chemo another shot. As ill as it makes her, it's obvious she just wants to prolong her life. However, she knows if it makes her ill again, this will be the very last time session.

In amongst all this darkness, I'm hoping Ed Bailey's party on Friday will liven things up?

What did you of tonight's Corrie?. Let us know in the comments section.

I shall be back same time next week.

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TA-RA!





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You Bet! The Life of Coronation Street's Bet Lynch

Fans of the force of nature that was Bet Lynch, or Coronation Street in general, may be interested to hear about this show, dedicated entirely to one of Corrie's most famous icons.

Kathy Diamond plays Bet in this celebratory one-woman performance of monologues and music which raises a glass to the legendary character made famous by actor Julie Goodyear.

Written by Kathy and directed by James Cú, the show has two upcoming UK dates in Sheffield and Salford, and travels to Ireland for one night in Dublin.

29 September - Theatre Deli, Sheffield
1 October - The King's Arms, Salford
4 October - Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin

You can find out more by visiting the show's Facebook and Instagram profiles. 




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Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 18th Sept 7.30 pm


Bethany's crush on Daniel seems to have become more fervent, even though he's now married, has a baby boy, and is nursing his terminally ill wife. I doubt the infatuation is even on his radar. However, when Bethany bumps into Daniel at the shop, Audrey can't help but notices her granddaughter's keenness for Ken Barlow #2.

Struggling to manage this new workload, Daniel's stress is apparent which Sinead recognises. Will this push a decision on the hospice?



On a visit to her flat, Audrey gives Bethany some welcome advice and a reality check. Maybe footballer James could prove a welcome distraction from Daniel?  With the Bailey boys bonding at the Bistro, waitress Bethany may have an opportunity to find out. Aggie, meanwhile, invites all of the cobbles residents to the party. What will they make of the modern renovations at Number 3?


Affronted by Billy's suspicions of Kel, Paul lays low and Billy continues to be concerned by his ex-boyfriends troubled past. As always, Sean can't help but cause trouble between them and tells Paul that Billy has been asking about him. Sean can't help himself, can he? Not pleased with ruining Eileen's relationship, he's now working on Billy!

Meanwhile, dodgy Derek seems to have taken a shine to Izzy and offers an apology for his drunken stupor. At The Rovers, the supposed 'loaded' Derek struggles for a spare penny towards a pint at the bar. There's no fooling that Jenny Bradley, eh?

Discouraged by Dev's flowers, what will Jenny buy Johnny for their anniversary?



Detoxing from the pills, Ali's 'cold turkey' period is proving torrid. Even one of Roy's famous 'sandwich soliloquy's', as I call them (he hovers before serving, offering advice in his pretentious, yet unknowing way) is lost on the druggy doctor. Ryan sees his reluctance in wanting to attend the support group. Can he get his 'brother' get him the help he needs?

Meanwhile, mad Mary's recent sugar addiction seems to have subsided, which is light relief, unlike Sinead's horrendous chemotherapy side effects.

Will Daniel get distracted by Bethany, after all?

Keep an eye out for my 8.30 pm episode review, which publishes later on today.

You can also follow me @rybazoxo over on twitter, your self-styled 'Cobbles Connoisseur'.

TA-RA!





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Coronation Street Blog editor's second novel published


I'm delighted to say that my second novel - The Tuppenny Child - published by Headline is now available in paperback, as well as hardback, audiobook and ebook.

The book is called The Tuppenny Child and is set in the northeast coalmining village of Ryhope, in 1919. It's got a fantastic heroine at its core, who arrives in Ryhope with no money, no friends, no family. She is there to find her baby who has been stolen from her. 

And she's a kick-ass feminist icon too. She becomes the first woman in the village to wear trousers, to ride a bike, to set up her own business - and all the while she's searching for her stolen child. 

Not just that, she brings down one of the most powerful men in the village while she's on.  It's a rollercoaster of a ride and includes a fantastic Women's Christmas, the traditional Irish custom of  Nollaig na mBan, done in pure Ryhope style.

As in my debut novel BELLE OF THE BACK STREETS, there's another feisty heroine at the core of this story and it's available here.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Prorogation Street


As the Supreme Court prorogation hearing continues this week,  the court hears appeals that will determine whether the UK prime minister Boris Johnson acted lawfully in suspending Parliament for five weeks. 

Yes, yes, I know, we're all sick to the back teeth of Brexit.

That is, until we saw one of the lawyers at the Supreme Court, who many fans pointed out on Twitter looked the exact double of Norris Cole!

What do you reckon?

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