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Sunday 30 April 2023

Coronation Street Episode Review Friday 28 April 2023

Welcome to Friday night on the Street.  Paul has his court date and Dee Dee needs to talk to him.  Billy is worried, but Todd re-assures him that Paul wants to be with Billy.  Dee Dee catches up with Paul to explain that they are lacking mitigation so a custodial sentence looks likely.  He refuses to tell the court about his diagnosis.  Billy returns unexpectedly and he and Paul watch a rom-com together and it makes Paul cry as it reminds him of their history.

Stephen has leased a new car and in an interesting development takes the buyers for the US company for pints at the Rovers where Owen shows strong interest in Jenny then more or less demands her phone number, in front of everyone!  Returning to the factory Stephen (having earlier received an anonymous letter about the death of Rufus) is approached by drug dealers one and two who want money for nothing (where nothing equals them keeping schtum over Stephen wanting LSD and then Rufus turning up his toes as they have put two plus two and made nothing!).  

Stephen takes them for a ride on the pretence of money but avoiding Imran's wall reaches the police station and tells them politely that what they think they know is worth nothing  and they can get out and leave him alone, giving them a powerful warning.  This time they do a runner but I reckon they will be back, baby.

Sarah wants a "date" lunch and Adam agrees, except that come one o'clock he is deep in discussions over the Bistro's extended licence.  Eventually Sarah gets her way and Dee Dee and Alya get the job of talking to Demon Damon.  However there is a need to get the local community onside and that may prove hard given Damon's history.  

Amy is struggling with economics because it involves maths. Tracy keeps delivering coffee and biccies and Summer cannot believe it is really Tracy.  So they go to Roy's and instead of drinking coffee it goes all over Amy's laptop - which promptly dies.  Now I am a very old numpty; I have over the years lost two hard drives and had a PC stolen plus one Windows upgrade was so scrambled it would not work.  I have backups (at least 3 a week).  Amy is not a technical numpty and would have everything backed up on a billowing cloud somewhere in the outer Hebridees ether.  

Aaron witnesses the loss of life by the laptop and gets a new one delivered to her doorstep - but of course Amy is not stupid and stuffs it back into his hand plus giving him the most enormous piece of her mind as she tells him what she really thinks.  Once home Tracy tries to convince Amy to confide in her tutor as they will be able to help.  Professor Williams was hugely sympathetic and they are going to put together a catch-up schedule for her work.  

George seems to have got most of the "Golden Hind" unpacked and has reached page 2 (of 60) of the "destructions" as they are known in this house.  Eyelash is confined to a tiny corner on the floor.  George obviously has not heard that you start with a small Airfix kit and work your way up to one of the larger ones!  Also do not superglue your fingers together!  

Elaine is on the point of buying the Red Bank flat and Tim is worried that Dastardly Dick Stephen is going to rip her off but she re-assures Tim that Stephen is harmless compared with Geoff and all will be well.  There is an inevitable argument as Tim is not keen on having a wicked stepfather.  Even Sally sums up Tim's attitude somewhat negatively.  Tim is convinced Stephen is on the make.  

At the Rovers Stephen expresses his concerns about Tim and then suggests to Elaine that they jet to Las Vegas and get married there.  Tim comes into the Rovers to apologise but gets wound up and tells Stephen he can only marry Elaine over his (Tim's) dead body - which is akin to giving Stephen ideas!

Abi obviously doubts that Aaron has been entirely honest and will she try to get him to make an admission of his mistakes?  Tim and a couple of drug dealers are next on Stephen's little list.  Jenny has pulled; I just hope he is more interesting than Leo.  And Eileen wishes the Golden Hind will sail rapidly away.

For reasons of holidays this is likely to be my last review for some weeks - possibly until very late June.  Enjoy and I will return once we catch up!

Written Ellen Taylor and Mark Wadlow.  Directed by Dominic Keavey.


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Saturday 29 April 2023

Conversation Street Podcast Episode #573

On our latest edition of the podcast, we chat about what went on in Weatherfield between the 24th and the 28th April (Episodes #10936 - 10941).

We all knew it was coming, but that didn't stop Paul's diagnosis on Wednesday's episode of Corrie hitting us hard. The young builder is now facing a very difficult, and likely very short, future, and Peter Ash has been fantastic at portraying Paul's grief as he is forced to face up to the fact that he could only have a few years, or even fewer, left. Thank goodness for the lovely friendship he's fostered with Dee Dee, which has been the one shining light in this tale of woe! And speaking of misery, things have been pretty bleak for Amy this week too. Not only does she have to come face to face with Aaron at Nina's birthday party, but she also ends up in hospital after drinking herself unconscious in Victoria Gardens! Thank goodness she had serial passer outer Summer there to share some tips for staying alive! Also this week, Stephen nearly claims a pair of new victims, Hope schemes to come between Sam and Eliza and Eileen regrets encouraging George to find a new hobby...

Up next it's The Kabin, where we find out what Helen Flanagan's been getting up to in her first week in South Africa - including being joined by another Corrie cast mate! We round things off as always with more of your lovely feedback.

Street Talk - 00:12:02
The Kabin - 02:03:52
Feedback - 02:12:37

For this week's bonus podcast, we're answering two more of your listener questions! First, listener Tam asks us which character's house we'd want to go round for dinner. There's lots to consider there... Do we like the person? Are they likely to be a good chef? Are they likely to be a good host? It may be difficult there to pick just one! After that, with King Charles III's coronation on the horizon, listener Mel has asked us to come up with Corrie equivalents for the members of the royal family. Is there a Weatherfield version of Charles himself? A self-imposed outcast like Harry? Popular couple William and Kate? Even... Prince Andrew? We see what we can do - and you already know Gemma can talk for England about the royals!

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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Friday 28 April 2023

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Friday 28th April 2023

Friday 28th April 2023

SOMEONE KNOWS WHAT STEPHEN DID Whilst showing off his new car and showing Owen and Angelique samples of their first order with Michael and Sarah, Stephen opens a hand delivered letter. He is shocked to find a single line reading “I know what you did to Rufus”. Over at the Rovers he struggles to get into a celebratory mood with the others as they drink to the second order. As he heads back to the factory he is approached by the two lads he tried to buy LSD off who reveal that they sent the letter and they want £10k or they’ll go to the police. How will Stephen react? Meanwhile Elaine tells Tim and Sally that she and Stephen will be moving into their apartment any day. Tim’s horrified to realise she intends to marry him. Tim angrily tells Stephen that he’d prefer to die than let him marry his Mum.

AMY’S WORRIES SPILL OVER In the caf√©, Summer helps Amy with her economics course work. When Aaron enters, a stressed Amy spots him and knocks over her coffee, completely drenching her laptop. As Amy tries in vain to get her laptop working she admits to Tracy and Summer that she’s already had a warning from Uni because she’s so behind with her work.  When Tracy finds a brand new laptop on the doorstep, Amy’s stunned. 

DAMON’S GETTING UNDER SARAH’S SKIN When Sarah suggests a date lunch but without the lunch, Adam’s delighted. When Damon discovers Dee-Dee’s taken over his licence application, he guesses correctly that Sarah doesn’t want him to spend any time with Adam.

ELSEWHERE In the caf√©, Paul shows Dee-Dee a letter confirming his court date. Eileen returns home to find George struggling with his model boat having glued his fingers together.  

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Wednesday 26 April 2023

Spoilers for next week's Coronation Street - May 1 to 5 2023

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

Monday 1 May to Friday 5 May 2023

Tim drives Elaine away, Paul struggles and descends into criminality before asking Daniel for help, Sarah worries about Damon and Adam who gets a birthday surprise, Paul walks into Damon's trap and Nick's not giving up on the late license.

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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Wednesday 26th April 2023

Wednesday 26th April 2023

AMY CAN’T BOTTLE UP HER FEELINGS ANYMORE Meanwhile Amy receives a letter from the uni advising her she is behind on her work, ripping it up she sees a vodka bottle on the sideboard. As Summer passes Victoria Garden, she’s horrified to see Amy collapsed on the ground and calls an ambulance. On the street, Aaron squares up to Aadi and the pair start to scrap but they stop when they see an ambulance arrive and Summer explains to the paramedic she found Amy unconscious.

In A&E, the doctor confirms that Amy passed out from excess alcohol. Summer explains to Steve and Tracy how Amy admitted that Aaron did rape her. Aadi rails at Aaron, pointing out that Amy tried to drink herself to death because of him. Amy admits to Steve and Tracy that Aaron did rape her and she knows she needs help. Aaron appears at Amy's bedside how will she react? 

PAUL IS DIAGNOSED WITH MND Dee-Dee explains to Paul that the police are still reviewing the CCTV footage but once they’ve finished he should be free to go. Dee-Dee accompanies Paul to his appointment with the MND specialist. When the specialist confirms that Paul has motor neurone disease, Paul and Dee-Dee reel in shock. Paul tells Dee-Dee that he needs to tell Billy and his family the news. Will he tell them? 

STEPHEN’S POWER IS CUT IN THE FACTORY Stephen orders Sally, Michael and Izzy to pull out all the stops for the first Nippersnapper order, but suddenly the power goes off and the factory is plunged into darkness. 

SAM ‘HOPES’ ELIZA HAS FUNDA TRUE FRIEND Stu receives an email confirming that Eliza can start at Weatherfield High after half-term. Yasmeen suggests they organise a birthday party for her and Eliza’s delighted. Stu tells Tyrone about their party plans and wonders if Hope could come up with a list of school friends to invite as Eliza has yet to meet the other kids. 

ELSEWHERE Having kept Eileen awake all night with his tossing and turning, George admits that he’s worried about their competitor, Rest Easy, who are trying to under-cut him. When Billy suggests model-making as a hobby to take his mind off his worries. 

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