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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Coronation Street episode review, Weds 18 Oct, 8.30pm


Guest blog post by Glenn Meads who is on Twitter and LinkedIn
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In many ways, I really like the direction Corrie is going in, including the sheer amount of storylines. But I cannot buy Billy as a Charles Bronson style figure who fights in the name of revenge. I know this frames a back story that comes back to haunt him. But, it feels about as believable as Mary suddenly getting a job as a hit woman, who listens to Iron Maiden! 


Meanwhile, Simon is scowling again. He has blurted out what the vicar had been up to. Send in Toyah as the mediator. Did I mention she has quals in counselling? 

Sinead, who rarely knows whether to scratch her watch or wind her butt, has now proposed to Chesney, following the sudden death of Katy (who?) and poor Chez is left as dumbfounded as we are. Will poor Joseph reappear aged 25, moody and smoking dope? Coldplay sing on the jukebox as Sinead calls Chesney and confirms that she wants him. Until floppy hair nips into the pub for some Kale crisps. Careful, Chez! 

The bells ring out and he is getting wed. Over Katy yet? Who is she? We need some Phelan. and Seb brings out the worst in him, when he asks for a pay rise and inadvertantly discloses that it was Anna's idea. Bang goes Seb's pay increase. Is this all being set up to make us believe that Seb is Andy's replacement? Phelan does an Alan Sugar and Seb's fired (again!) - poor lad!

Poor Katy is not buried yet and, yet in't Robers they toast the engagement. No-one seems bothered about Katy, Anna would be ringing her hands and screaming, usually. 

Peter appears to try and 'set the record straight' in front of Summer's social worker. He speaks as if he is appearing on Judge Rinder. Will she fall for this and forgive the man of the cloth? Would you? 

Comedic value comes in the form of Kirk.and his campaign. Sally better watch out. Brexit, Trump and the recent German elections all bode well for Kirky! 

Summer's wooden social worker falls for Peter's performance. Todd, though is not as fooled. He has become a brilliant character, as he is no longer a panto villain. He has feelings and some morals. 

Daniel and Kate come to the pub for a "laff." When Beth tells floppy the news, it is not quite the laff a minute. He is disappointed and upset and is sick on the cobbles. Strange, because he was with Lois Lane the other week,  a right lothario this one. 

Todd sympathises with Billy, when in reality given the storm brewing - he should run. I wish they could just be happy with this wonderful little girl. But, if everyone were happy in soaps, what would we talk/blog about? 

I'm away next Wed, so no blog from me I'm afraid. Until next time.....

Glenn Meads who is on Twitter and LinkedIn

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Corrie “shares” character with ITV thriller ‘Liar’

The ongoing storyline involving Pat Phelan and runaway villain Vinny Ashford introduced us to a familiar face recently, as we met Vinny’s mother Flora McArdle. Easily manipulated, Phelan has been using elderly Flora to get information on Daniel’s investigative plans and of course he’s keen to track down fugitive Vinny – who’s real name we now know is Harvey McArdle.  

Eileen as Mrs McArdle

Mrs McArdle is played by actress Eileen Davies, who you may have spotted on ITV’s hit show ‘Liar’ recently starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt. Amazingly, Eileen again plays a confused elderly relative of serial rapist Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd), who he too manipulated in order to get away with his scheming and lies.

Aunt Sylvia in ITV's 'Liar'

Eileen doesn’t just play confused old ladies though, and she has actually been in Coronation Street before. Most recently she played Celia Smethurst, a church-going friend of Emily Bishop who was part of a little club of funeral gate-crashers that included Blanche Hunt. And even further back than that she has appeared as Judge Carmichael on two separate occasions in 2006.


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Hayley Tamaddon to star in Thoroughly Modern Millie


Hayley Tamaddon, who played Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street, will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie on its UK tour next year.

Hayley's previous theatre roles include star turns in the U.K. tours of Chicago, Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show, and Grease, as well as Boyband and Mamma Mia! in the West End.

We caught up with her at the Sunderland Empire last year when she was in Chicago and she fair nearly knocked our socks off with her performance. You can read my review of the show here.

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WIN! Tour of Corrie Set with @PhoebeResearch


The Phoebe Research Fund has been set up to raise monies for research to cure Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa a life threatening skin disease. And now, the charity is working with ITV Coronation Street to raise awareness of their charity by offering fans the chance to win a trip to the Corrie set.

A visit to the set will be auctioned off on Friday 10 November as part of The Phoebe Research Fund Charity Auction and Dinner.  You can buy tickets and find out more at their website.



And here's Corrie's Jennie McAlpine (Fiz) to ask for your support.


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Seb dead? Andy free? Steve and Moira? Plus more Corrie spoilers

Here's our pick of next week's stories in Coronation Street!


Seb falls off a ladder when he's cleaning windows. He smashes to the cobbles. So why are Anna and Phelan involved? Find out more here.


Aidan and Alya decide to pair up, but what'll happen when Aidan puckers up and moves in for a kiss?  Find out more here.


Phelan takes another hostage - but who? And will he really let Andy go free? Find out more here.


Elsewhere, Steve goes on a double date with Moira...


... and Nicola demands answers from Lydia.

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Here's where you've seen Tom Ridley before


If you're wondering where you've seen the actor who plays Tom Ridley in Coronation Street before, then wonder no more. 

Tom Ridley is played by an actor with the wonderful name of Peter Piper. And Peter's appeared in Coronation Street before, earlier this year as a comedy character called Mr Black.  Can anyone remember seeing him?  His agent website quotes this.

Peter has also appeared on TV in  Broken, and Holby City and he also works as a comedian doing live shows as himself.  He's worked in theatre and in film too. 

See also: Where have you seen?

The Weatherfield Gazette's CindyEva and Aidan's wedding celebrant, Corrie bus driverDrew's mumCorrie copperTiggsy, Nathan's mate, creepy Mike, D S MacKinnonGus the MA tutor, Shona RamseyChloe, Nancy the Bistro waitress,Eileen's wedding venueAidan Connor's solicitor, Colonel KebabFaye's boyfriend SebAlex's dad NigelLauren the bully,Sharif's lover Sonia, Corrie policewomanAlistair the tile con manFilming location for Tony Stewart's funeralBilly's parisioner LeeLiz's new fellaCorrie wedding fayre venueRichie O'DriscollAnna's date GlenKevin's date Joanne, Rob Donovan's cell mate, Dab AndyCathy's sister NessaCaitlin RyanDan's daughter LucySteve and Michelle's wedding venue, Naila the Corrie journalistJackson Hodge's dad, Eileen's boyfriend AdrianDavid and Callum's mediatorCallum's mumGail and Michael's wedding venueOwen's ex-wife Linda,  Steve McDonald's counsellorBeth's mumDiane the sofa woman from Hale BarnesMark the motorcycle medicMrs WaddleMichael Rodwell's Aunt BarbaraPeter Barlow's cellmate ClellandCarla Connor's solicitor Pauline MansellPat PhelanThe Corrie clairvoyantEric's wife DorisAudrey's date Henry, Lewis' friend Patrick,The Corrie Registrar, Marcus' friend Aiden, Kirsty's parentsJenny SumnerCorrie's prison GovernorSunita's AuntiesKen and Deirdre's pottery teacherTommy Duckworth,  Mrs Hargreaves who died in Audrey's salonSally Webster's fella JeffJoy Fishwick's investigatorCharlotte's ParentsKen Barlow's grandson JamesKen Barlow's son LawrenceDr Matt CarterSaucy CharlotteIzzy's dad Owen Armstrong,The Corrie coppersColin FishwickTrevor the binmanConnie RathboneUncle Umed,Julie Carp's mumLuke StrongSophie Webster's boyfriendEileen Grimshaw's dadNorris' girlfriendGraeme Proctor,Molly's Aunty PamMaria's mum and dadGail's dadScary BrianTina's dadTony Gordon's henchmanLittle Simon Barlow 


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