Saturday, 8 February 2020

Conversation Street Podcast Episode 403

On this week's podcast, we cover the goings on in Weatherfield between the 3rd and the 7th February, which of course culminated in Friday's very special 10,000th episode.

There was nostalgia aplenty as a stellar cast of characters boarded the party bus for a trip to Blackpool to scatter Dennis Tanner's ashes, but in true Corrie fashion, not everything went quite to plan... Also this week, there's more awkwardness for Bethany and Daniel, Nina sleeps rough, and a magic trick gone wrong leaves Yasmeen's body in tact but her soul crushed.

After Street Talk, we keep that nostalgia meter ramped right up as we delve into the a discussion of Corrie's first seven episodes, broadcast in December of 1960. We've recently been devouring our way through a Corrie 60s box set, and in this feature, we share our first thoughts on where it all started.

That's followed by some interesting teases from Iain Macleod about Corrie's upcoming diamond anniverary celebrations in The Kabin, and in the feedback section, we hear some listeners' reactions to recent developments in the coercive control story, and discuss options for a suitably tortuous punishment for Geoff.

Street Talk - 00:14:12
Feature Discussion: Coronation Street in 1960 - 02:26:36
The Kabin - 03:22:49
Feedback - 03:40:01

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1 comment:

David said...

Hi Michael and Gemma,

Loved your chat about the 1960 episodes. This was my first experience of 'classic' Corrie as well back in 2007. After all these years, it's great to hear some new perspectives - do you know, it never occurred to me that we were never told what was wrong with Ena.

Interesting comments about the storytelling. This is what I call the vignette era - each episode stands on its own with just the cliffhanger to lead into the next one. It's about people living their lives with no overarching plots, which made it easy for the show to pick up new viewers as the months went on.

Elsie's parlour is what is now Eileen's back room seen from a different angle. The stove was in the parlour and the little room to the side - where the kitchen is today - was Elsie's scullery, which is where the back door is. It looks bigger on screen but that's the magic of television.

I'll be waiting for 1961 with baited breath!



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