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Monday, 21 August 2017

Coronation Street Episode Review 21st August 2017


Under that gruff exterior, there's a murderer and a kidnapper. Phelan helps Nicola with her flat before going off to feed Andy in the abandoned house, although as with Friday's eclairs, he seems to get through most of the food himself. Andy has different ideas, well, one idea, which is to attack Pat with a makeshift rope, causing him to fall and gash his neck. He's ok though, it'll take more than a bump on the head to get rid of Phelan. The rope is edging from Andy's new mattress and Pat, worried that Andy'll also use the mattress springs as a weapon, removes his prisoner's bedding. He swears he wouldn't go to the police if Phelan released him, but unsurprisingly Pat does not believe him, although he still wants to find a solution that doesn't involve him losing his freedom or Andy losing his life. He credits Nicola with the softening of his attitude and saving Andy's life; his saviour then turns up to find out what Phelan is doing with a mattress. Persuading him to donate it to a homeless shelter, Pat finds a note that Andy has stuffed inside and whigs out, shouting at his daughter who stomps off. Phelan blames Andy for his outburst and tells him to have a good long think about what he's done.


Mary has received several engagement cards, although they're all in her handwriting, for the bogus fide engagement. Norris rather logically points out that they were getting married for the competition so that Mary could see Jude, so now she's seeing Jude, they could call it off. But Mary wants her big day - she hasn't had this much positive attention since she broke her coccyx. My fondest wish is that we will finally get to see Mary's mum, hopefully played by Patricia Routledge, at the fake nuptials, but I suspect she will stay incognito a la Fat Brenda. Jude arrives with his wife Angie and a cute lickle baby (George). Angie's a sharp one and notices Norris's frustration with the situation.



Chesney uses the weather as an excuse not to go to the fair with A New Hope and Ruby. He suggests the puppet workshop at Jamila House as an alternative, but even that is too much for him as he suffers a mini-panic attack on the step. So he creates his own puppet show within the house, but Fiz and Sinead are onto him, finding out from Yasmeen that he didn't show up for the workshop. I suppose with his colouring, Ches doesn't need that much vitamin D.




Bethany has bought scratchcards as a thank you to Corrie residents who have supported her. Shona  wins £6k on hers and Skanky Spice, who's back to harass Gemma, overhears before reporting it to Unfab Macca. I guess since Callum got in a bit of a hole, Macca has stepped up to be The Dog And Gun Crew CEO. Macca pretends that his pal lawyer Houdini can get Clayton off on appeal, but he'll need the £6000 to pay him. Shona not unreasonably points out that Clayton is guilty and should serve his time, but Macca piles on the emotional blackmail, saying that Shona's son is distressed about moving to the adult prison and is close to suicidal. Fortunately Shona lives with a lawyer paralegal, who tells her it's highly unlikely that Clayton could get off, even on a technicality, and points out that David will hunt them both down if Kylie's killer gets off.

And in other news, Liz is on the trail of the vape phisher and sets up a false email to lure him (or is it a her?) in. And if that involves drinking wine in the pub when she's supposed to be on the medical centre reception desk, then so much the better.

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Corrie reveal clues about Phelan's suspicious behaviour


The official Coronation Street website at ITV have released a short video showing Pat Phelan revealing all the times he's been acting suspiciously over the past few months.

Connor McIntyre, who plays Phelan, invites fans to look a little closer at the past few months as he reveals all the times that Phelan was up to no good.

The video explains Pat's black eye, all the times he lied to Eileen about his whereabouts and his almost-confession at the church... there's something that I've done... something that I'm still doing.

You can watch the full video here.

This week in Coronation Street we'll see the cops come calling to speak to Pat. Have they rumbled the truth about Andy?  Find out more here.


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Corrie's Lauren Wilson: From Manchester to Murder


Remember Coronation Street's Lauren Wilson? She was Rovers Return barmaid Violet Wilson's younger sister who swanned onto the street from a stint abroad in Ayia Napa. She was only on the cobbles for a few months before going off to Spain on holiday with Sean. Sean returned home alone, leaving Lauren there with a fella she'd met.

Anyway, the actress who played Lauren is Lucy Evans and she's starring on stage in Wales soon.


Lucy has joined the cast of the Agatha Christie mystery A Murder is Announced. It's playing at Venue Cyrmu in September and you can find out more and buy tickets here.

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Donnaleigh Bailey returns to Coronation Street


Donnaleigh Bailey is returning to Coronation Street and this time she'll play Craig Tinker's new copper mentor PC Jess Haywood, reports Metro Online.

Donnaleigh might be best known to Doctors fans for playing Michelle Corrigan ...


... but she's been in Coronation Street twice before. With thanks to Corriepedia - In August 2015 she turned up as Practice Nurse Clark at Rosamund Street Medical Centre who tended to Simon Barlow's badly cut arm following a tussle with his stepmother Leanne.


And she returned sporadically between April and December 2016 as PC Woodruff.

Her other credits include roles in Dangerfield, Crossroads, Holby City, Doctors and the 2005 movie One Way Love.

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Coronation Street cast cast-offs for sale


Would anyone like to win Cilla Battersby's top? Anyone?  Yes, it's up for sale with a certificate of authenticity from ITV.  You can bid to win it here.

Cilla's top
Now then, I'm not sure why you would frame an item of clothing, but each to their own.

Anyway, also up for sale on eBay is a top worn by Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street, and yes it's in a frame.  It comes with a certificate of authenticity from ITV too. You can bid to win it here.
Eileen's top
Also up for sale is this replica England football shirt with "Team Coronation Street" on the back of it. It appears as if it's from some sort of ITV corporate match.  You can bid to win it here.

Charity football top

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More heartbreaking pictures of the old Coronation Street set


The Manchester Evening News has more photographs today of the old Coronation Street set as it declines even further into wreck and ruin.

The new pictures were captured by urban explorer Mark Andrew.

Mark, 23, said: “It looks really old and there’s been a dramatic change. It looked a right state - dirty and run down. There are no cobbles there and I am not sure what is being done with it.”

Much has been made of the cobbles being ripped up from the old set - but we revealed exclusively last year where the cobbles have gone.  Want to find out? You can find out here.

You can view all of the images here.

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