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Saturday, 29 February 2020

Coronation Street weekly update – February 29 2020

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This was the week when I had to watch Coronation Street peeking out from behind a cushion. It was horrible. Absolutely, gloriously horrible and I loved every minute. It’s all to do with Geoff ramping up his campaign against Yasmeen now he thinks Alya is on to him since she started work at Speed Daal. Geoff comes home upset with the food that Yasmeen has cooked for him and he chucks it in the bin. He sends Yasmeen upstairs like a naughty child and tells her not to come down until he cooks dinner, properly this time. And poor Yasmeen comes down to a right tasty treat – it’s her chicken Charlotte Bronte who’s dish of the day. But there’s life in the old bird yet. Well, not Charlotte, she’s been cooked and roasted. But Yasmeen will live on to get her revenge, I’m sure. This was such a powerful, funny, horrible scene all rolled into one. Well done, Corrie. Watch out, Geoff.  I've written more on this scene here.


Over at No. 1 the For Sale sign goes up as Ken prepares to move away from the Street. Tracy wants to buy the house, as does Peter, but neither of them can afford it and Carla isn’t keen to live there even if Peter is. Tracy and Peter bicker and fight and there’s a lovely scene when Ken’s cleaning out the loft and brings down one of Tracy’s old tapes. But who will pay the price to live at No. 1? Adam suggests seal bids from Tracy and Peter but Carla accidentally-on-purpose leaves her and Peter’s sealed bid, er, unsealed in the florist shop and Tracy looks at it. It’s more than the asking price and more than she and Steve can afford, but she nags Steve into bidding more than Peter and Carla anyway. It was all a ruse by Peter to get Tracy to pay over the odds for No. 1 and Steve tells Tracy they can’t afford it. Will Tracy get her own way? Will Peter admit what he did? Will Ken ever leave the Street? And where the ‘eck is Eccles?


Kev has much on his mind this week after giving Abi her alibi that clears her of torching evil Ray’s car. Ray shows Abi dashcam footage from his mate’s car that shows her at the scene of the crime. He’s got her where he wants her and he wants her in a seedy hotel bedroom in her frillies. Abi feels she has no choice but to do what Ray asks, and accepts she’s going to have to sleep with him in order for Ray to remain quiet. But when she gets to the hotel, Ray tells her to go, once he’s taken a photo of her there, he wants nothing to do with her. He was just curious to see how far she’d go to protect Kevin from the cops. Now that Ray knows the truth, he tells Kev that he’ll keep quiet about Abi torching his car if Kevin sells him the garage. Kev has no choice. He loves Abi, she loves him. He signs over the building and the arch, but not the business, to Ray. It’s Pat Phelan, Kevin and Anna all over again and Ray is a proper Corrie villain of the very best kind. More, please.


Bethany gets offered an internship in London at a magazine and Sarah urges her to take it. However, Bethany wants to stay with Daniel, believing he loves her, when his head is all over the place after Sinead’s death. Even Daniel thinks he loves Bethany too, but each time he casts a glance at Sinead’s photo on the mantlepiece, we the viewer know the truth. Anyway, to cut a long and rather boring story short, Daniel tells everyone he loves Bethany and he’s moving to London to be with her, and he’s taking Bertie too. Beth, as you can imagine, is not best pleased.


Elsewhere this week, Gemma and the quads attend baby yoga at Speed Daal another baby class at the community centre and Gemma does her best, bless her. She really is trying hard and my heart goes out to her. There’s a couple of yummy mummies at the baby classes and they come over quite friendly to Gemma and help her with the quads and reassure her she’s doing great (she is). But then they start sniggering at her when Gemma splits her jeans in yoga, and their smiles turns into snarls. Poor Gemma, watch out, these two are out for the kill.


And finally this week, Adam’s stag do was held in Speed Daal where Ryan was on the wheels of steal, the ones and twos, the … I have no idea what I’m talking about.  Sarah’s hen party was held in the Rovers. Mary waxed lyrical about brides and weddings, the hens wore deelyboppers, Sarah got drunk and sadly  there was far too little of Audrey and Gail on karaoke.

And that’s just about that for this week.

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This week’s writers were Emily Gascoyne and John Kerr (Monday); Martin Allen and Alasdair Morrison(Wednesday); Ellen Taylor (Friday).  Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at Coronation Street Blog: Exclusive: All Current Corrie writers online

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Corrie behind-the-scenes after Geoff's latest horrific act


Shelley King, who plays Yasmeen in Coronation Street discusses Corrie's coercive control storyline, following Geoff's latest act of sheer horribleness, cooking and eating Charlotte the chicken!

You can watch the video interview below. 

It includes Coronation Street's senior storyliner Amy Coombs and Lindsay Williams, story producer talking about the domestic abuse storyline.  I really enjoy seeing these behind-the-scenes clips from the people who put the stories together and how they storyline the show.


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Spot the Corrie prop - February 29th 2020

Congratulations this week go to Annie who was the only person to guess that last week's fridge magnet collection can be found in Steve and Tracy's flat. Well done!

For this week's prop puzzle all you have to do is tell us whereabouts on Coronation Street you would find this lovely lava lamp.









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Conversation Street Podcast Episode 406


On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 24th and the 28th February (episodes 10,014 to 10,019).

Cluckin' 'eck - after an iffy few weeks, Corrie is certainly back on form! This week, there's a murder most fowl at number 6 as bad egg Geoff firmly asserts himself at the top of the Metcalfe pecking order. Meanwhile, Beth ruffles Sarah's feathers at her hen do, Tracy offers Ken a poultry amount for number 1 and starts a bidding war, and Ray hatches a plan to get back at Abi - but will he pullet off?

Now, because of a bit of a webspace issue (yes, we've been talking far too much this month!) combined with that pesky 29th February, we've had to split Episode 406 in two, and our discussion on the Corrie episodes we've been watching from 1961-1964 will be uploaded in its own mini episode tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that! We just have time to round off this podcast with some feedback, including some Canadian listeners' thoughts on the special 10,000th episode.

Street Talk - 00:21:41
Feedback - 02:20:30


You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, stream all our old episodes on our own site here, or click the play button above to give it a listen from the comfort of this very blog!






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Why Geoff and the chicken is Coronation Street gold


I still can't quite believe what I watched last night on Coronation Street. I was shocked, stunned and laughed my socks off too. In fact, I loved/hated it so much that I might just watch it again and again and again.

Yes, I'm talking about Geoff and Yasmeen's chicken. Poor Charlotte. She hadn't been laying eggs and Geoff accused it of being menopausal. But Yasmeen had faith in the old bird, as did we all. When Geoff sent Yasmeen to her room like a naughty child, I yelled "No, Yasmeen! Don't go!" at the screen. I always know when Corrie's on good from when I'm screaming at the screen instead of inspecting my fingernails and tutting, or worse, turning my phone on to look at Twitter instead of watching my favourite show.

Last night the tension built wonderfully. There was a moment when you knew what Geoff had done, but then you thought: "No... he can't have, can he? They wouldn't, would they?'' but he had and they did.

And it was glorious.

Absolutely horribly glorious.


And the best bit of all in this storyline?  Well, it's knowing that we'll that smirk knocked off Geoff's face once and for all. Because soap villains always get their comeuppance. I want to slap it off him myself. In the meantime, chicken nuggets anyone?


See also: Corrie's Geoff and Yasmeen story attracts official complaints
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Glenda Young
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