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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Conversation Street Podcast Episode 424


On our latest podcast, we cover the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 22nd and the 26th June (Episodes #10,078 - 10,080)

Despite a lot of the main players being characters we actually quite like, we sadly didn't find a whole lot to maintain our interest this week. There were baby steps taken in the David and Shona story, and the same with the mystery surrounding Carla and Scott, whilst the Emma, Seb and Alina love triangle that everyone had kind of forgotten about returned after a few months, only to meander about and seemingly get nowhere. Let's just hope that, like that glint in Evelyn's father's trousers, some of the seeds that were sown this week will cause new life to bloom in the next few episodes.

We've got a slew of audiovisual recommendations for you in The Kabin this week, as we chat about an online Corrie webinar, the upcoming repeat of The Road To Coronation Street and a truly wonderful interview with Thelma Barlow that old school Corrie fans should certainly not miss out on, and we finish off the podcast, as always, with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:18:36
The Kabin - 01:47:58
Feedback - 02:24:22



We've reached the end of June, which means we're already halfway through Corrie's 60th year, and as is our annual tradition, our bonus content for this week is a reflection on last six months in Weatherfield.

Well, we say say that, but it's actually more like four and a bit months in Weatherfield and six for us, as the global pandemic we've faced has meant that, like the rest of the world, Corrie's had to make a fair few changes to its 2020 plans.  We start off by sharing our thoughts on how well the show has responded to life in lockdown, before chatting about some of our highlights and lowlights of six months on the Street. From the hard-hitting drama of the Geoff and Yasmeen coercive control story to the renaissance of the the Alahans and the cosy nostalgia of the 10,000th episode, there's been a lot to like so far in 2020, and we're cautiously optimistic about the direction things are heading for the anniversary celebrations in December.

We round off the discussion with a chat about some of the podcast highlights of 2020, including our interviews with Julie Hesmondhalgh and Kevin Kennedy, the chance to take part in a Zoom quiz with the cast, and an increased focus on vintage Corrie thanks to us finally getting around to getting our hands on some 60s and 70s episodes.


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





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