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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Weds 5 Aug


Wednesday August 5th

GEOFF TRIES TO REWRITE HISTORY  Sally implores Tim to accept that Elaine could well be telling the truth and that Geoff has fed him a pack of lies all his life.  Tim refuses to listen but it’s clear her words have hit home. Alya is worried something has happened to Elaine and she reports her missing to the police. Faye asks Geoff who he was arguing with in the ginnel Goeff continues to insist she is a mad woman and he has no idea who she is, insisting to police his first wife is dead. Sally insists he tells the truth.
LEANNE STRUGGLES WITH OLIVER’S NEEDS Leanne takes delivery of a specially adapted chair for Oliver and explains to Toyah that she and Steve are off to look at a school that caters for children in Oliver’s situation. When Mandy, an old friend from antenatal class asks after Oliver, Leanne makes out he’s fine. But as Mandy heads off, Leanne is overwhelmed with grief.
SARAH GOT NOTHING GOING ON BUT THE RENT Adam calls at the factory to make peace with Sarah and promises her that from now on, he won’t mention Gary or the accident again. Gary announces that he’s decided not to increase the rent on the factory. Sarah’s suspicious but Gary insists it’s not a bribe. Maria confides in Peter and Carla how slow the furniture business is at the moment.  When Carla lets slip that Gary’s binned his threat of a rent increase, Maria’s concerned.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

INTERVIEW- Tina O'Brien: Where do Sarah's loyalties lie?


As we all know, Gary's just been knocked over by a car after Sarah ran into the road, trying to call the police after his revelation that he is indeed a murderer. Even though he did it with good intentions (?), murder's still murder and Sarah attempted to do the right thing by calling the police and nearly got herself killed in the process. I sat down with Tina O'Brien via Zoom to talk about Sarah's sticky situation. 

When Sarah ran into the path of an oncoming car, Gary could've believed in divine intervention and let her die. Instead, he came to her rescue, which has now put Sarah in a difficult position; does she now owe Gary a favour, or do her feelings about her ex run deeper?

"I think she's a bit caught, really", Tina said. "She does actually say to someone, you know, 'he's under my skin', and I think she would be the first person to say that she would never go back to him, you know. I think they had quite a toxic relationship towards the end... the fact that she really did truly love him, I think she feels that she doesn't want to betray him." 

Following Gary's revelation that he will always love Sarah, they share a charged moment later on when he goes to find out from Sarah what she has said to the police, or Adam. Tina said: "I think it’s that feeling of ‘Oh my gosh, I could love you and hate you in equal measures’, if that makes sense because that thing there, you know, it’s like he gets her and I think he presses her buttons but I think he also... she knows that he does care about her and I think she's a bit of a sucker for the fact that she knew how much he loved her, so I think there is that moment that she thinks something could happen, but I think she would say she’s probably relieved that she doesn’t."

With all of this going on, Adam's suspicions are heightened after Sarah very blatantly lies to the police. He already has it in for Gary, but now he starts to think that maybe his wife still has feelings for her ex. 

"It’s a tricky one because I can understand why Adam thinks that Sarah’s got feelings for Gary because, you know, she isn’t being very honest with him and she isn’t behaving as she should really, she should be more open with him. 

"I think she’s got trust issues based on what happened with Callum that she maybe doesn’t want to open herself up, but I do think that she is under no illusion that if she carries this on, she could lose her husband."

Even though Sarah knows that Gary killed Rick, he also knows Sarah's darkest secrets. 

"I think she's incredibly torn because she loves her husband... but she also knows that he is gunning for Gary and he would do anything to see him go to prison and I think she’s worried that if she tells Adam the whole truth, then she’s going to compromise herself as well because she’s never told him about what happened with Callum and she’s kept that a secret" 

Sarah has got some tough decisions to make in upcoming episodes. Will she protect Gary, and will she lose her marriage? 

Sophie Williams

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Coronation Street stars in new ITV show 'Rolling In It'


Presented by Stephen Mulhern, Rolling In It is a game of chance which sees three contestants play alongside some of their favourite celebrities in a bid to go home with a big cash prize.

But they’ll need to have luck on their side because everything could change at the roll of a coin.

Three teams - made up of the player and their celebrity partner - have to roll a coin down a moving conveyor belt towards slots which are labelled with large cash sums to win, though also ‘Bankrupt’ slots which mean the player loses everything.

As the game progresses, the money values get larger, and as a result, so do the penalties. In this game of luck and fierce competition, the roll of one final coin could determine whether the contestant loses everything or goes home ‘Rolling In It.’

On the first episode of the series, Coronation Street stars Antony Cotton, Jenny McAlpine and Sair Khan will be hoping they have what it takes to win the jackpot. 

During the series viewers will also see comedian Jimmy Carr, radio and TV presenter Mark Wright, reality TV star favourite Gemma Collins, football commentator Chris Kamara, Cold Feet star John Thompson, comedian Joel Dommett and singer and radio DJ Fleur East all hoping they too can roll the coin to victory. 

Glenda Young




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Spoilers for next week's Coronation Street, Aug 10 - 14

Here are the major storylines for the week ahead on Coronation Street, all wrapped up nicely in 50 words or less.

Monday 10 Aug to Friday 14 Aug




Chesney gets an unexpected starring role, time is ticking for Gary, Sally surprises Alya,Leanne is there for Steve, Geoff sees red over Sally's actions, Gemma gets a message from an old frenemy, Abi has a change of heart and Bernie interferes again.
   
See the full week's preview with pictures at Corrie.net


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Next week: Coronation Street Battleaxes


Coronation Street: Battleaxes is being shown on ITV on Monday 10th August.

This 8 x 30 minute new clip-based series narrated by Jason Manford, looks back over 60 years of Coronation Street with each episode carefully curated from the archives to bring alive a theme via specially selected highlights.

Episode 6 - Coronation Street: Battleaxes


Coronation Street was founded on its dominating matriarchs and Northern working-class battleaxes. This episode will celebrate the best of them.



















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