Monday, 30 May 2016

Preview of tonight's double Corrie - Monday 30 May

Monday 30th May
DAVID POINTS THE FINGER Gail, David, Kylie, Max and Lily move into Carla’s vacated flat temporarily.  Sarah’s jittery about the police investigation but David urges her to stick to their story. Gemma calls at the police station and informs DS Kerr she knows who killed Callum. Marion blames David for Callum’s demise and slaps his face. Gail confides in a shocked Sarah who she suspects is the killer. The police arrive and begin making arrests. As Kerr questions David about events prior to Callum’s disappearance, David coolly admits he’s glad Callum’s dead but didn’t kill him. Gail, Kylie and Sarah realise that the police consider David the prime suspect. But an under pressure David has the name of another of Callum’s enemies for them. Who does he name?
SINEAD GETS THE WRONG END OF THE STICK Sinead turns down Aidan’s offer of a last-minute modelling job, having promised to spend the day with Chesney who’s just back from Portugal. Spotting Gemma in floods of tears over Callum, Chesney offers to lend her a hand at the kebab shop, postponing his day out with disappointed Sinead who’s miffed to find Chesney giggling with Gemma in the kebab shop, having successfully lifted her spirits. 

Monday 30th May
THE PLATTS AND GRIMSHAWS GO HEAD TO HEAD David fills in DS Kerr on Jason’s work on the garage conversion and his feud with Callum. The police arrive on the street and approach Jason. Kylie and Sarah are taken aback to realise that David put the police onto Jason. At the station, Jason’s unnerved when DS Kerr points out that he had a strong motive for murder and the opportunity to dispose of the body. On the street, Jason furiously accuses David of trying to implicate him to cover his own tracks. Gail and Eileen weigh in to defend their sons.
SINEAD MISREADS THE SIGNALS In the Rovers, Sinead knocks back wine and vents her frustration over Chesney. Aidan, working alone in the Underworld office after hours, is startled when drunken Sinead barges in, all dolled up ready for the modelling job he offered earlier. When Aidan explains she’s too late, Sinead bursts into tears. Aidan comforts tearful Sinead. Touched, she leans in for a kiss but Aidan quickly pulls back. Horrified, Sinead flees in tears and Chesney finds her passed out drunk on the sofa at No.5.
ELSEWHERE When Norris rudely asks him to examine some loose roof slates at No.3, Phelan turns down the measly job, to Jason’s disapproval. Phelan backtracks and offers his and Jason’s services to Norris. Norris points out that he needs someone who will do a good job leaving Phelan seething.


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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Corrie weekly update - Carla Connor leaves her car crash of a life

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This week on Coronation Street has been one of the show’s “big weeks”. It’s been on every night, squeezed in between the finals of an ITV, er, ‘talent’ show. Every year it’s the same – crazy stunts, crazy stories and plot lines all over the place.  This year was no different.  But did I enjoy it? Every single minute!  And so without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update – condensed as best as I possibly can into a readable chunk.

It’s Carla and Nick’s wedding and Tracy sabotages Carla’s flower order by sending the bridal bouquets to Crewe.  Johnny finds out what’s she done and locks Tracy in the storeroom at Underworld to stop her doing any more damage to his daughter’s big day. But Tracy sets the fire alarm off and is rescued by Aidan. She arrives at the Bistro just in time to ruin Carla and Nick’s wedding and any chance of future happiness for them both.  Carla’s already had a wobble in front of the registrar in the Bistro and she tells Nick she’s slept with Robert. It’s hard for Nick to take but he gets his head around it with help from David in the backyard at the Bistro.  David reminds his brother that he slept with Kylie but David got over it, in time. And so Nick heads back into the Bistro to marry Carla and that’s when Tracy arrives with what she thinks is a bombshell.

“Sorry to rain on your grenade,” says Nick when he tells her he already knows that Carla slept with Robert. But Tracy has more ammunition and reveals to everyone that Carla gave her the money so that Robert to buy the Bistro.  Nick wobbles but doesn’t fall and carries on and marries Carla, despite knowing this.  However, when he stands to give his speech at the top table, he demands to know from Carla when she slept with Robert.  He now knows that when Carla proposed to him she was doing so out of her guilt over her fling with the chef. Carla denies all and so, in a heartbreaking scene, Nick thrusts a white napkin at his new wife, he needs to see her face when she lies so that he can compare it with what she looks like when she’s telling the truth. “Tell me it’s red,” he implores her. “Tell me!”  She can’t say anything, and Nick knows she’s lying about Robert and the proposal.  I cried a little cry at this point.




Nick walks out of the wedding leaving Carla in tears.  She gets into her car to drive away and when she revs up the engine, Tracy Barlow is caught in her headlights so she drives the car straight at her, intending to knock her down flat. At the last minute, Carla swerves the car but hits Cathy instead who’s taken to hospital with concussion. But Carla’s actions have much worse consequences when Tyrone’s tow truck swerves to avoid Carla’s car, and he drives the truck into Gail’s annexe.  The weight of the truck is too heavy for the floor and it sinks… into the manhole where Callum is buried. His corpse is exposed and the cops swarm all over the Street.
 


Elsewhere this week, Cathy asked Roy to marry her but in all the wedding action of looking after Carla this week, he hasn’t yet given her an answer.  Carla goes to hospital to visit Cathy and Roy, to try to apologise to them both, but Roy’s anger and hurt is palpable and he tells her to go.  As Carla says her goodbyes on the cobbles to the Connors, Roy arrives just in the nick of time in the Weatherfield Wayfarer. “You need to learn to love yourself as much as we all love you,” Roy tells her before she is driven away in her dad’s car, in tears.  I felt this was a very disappointing end to one of Corrie’s most powerful women of the last 10 years. 

My personal highlights from this fabulous ‘big week’ are as follows:

  • Gail slapping Carla hard across the face at the wedding reception when she finds out she’s been unfaithful to her Nicky-boy.
  • Jenny Bradley dancing around the factory to “Trapped” while Tracy Barlow is locked inside the storeroom at Underworld.
  • Audrey at the wedding reception: “I don’t see how things can get any worse for this family.” (before Callum’s body is found).
  • Amy Barlow channeling both Blanche and Deirdre in decrying her mother’s actions at the wedding. A wonderful, powerful scene. 
And that’s just about that for this week.

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This week’s writers were Mark Burt (Sunday);  Julie Jones (Monday);  Debbie Oates (Tuesday); Joe Turner (Wednesday); Jan McVerry (Thursday). Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-all-current-corrie-writers.html
 

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British Soap Awards: Corrie's awards in full


The British Soap Awards 2016 were held last night in that London at the Hackney Empire.

Look away now if you don't want to know which awards Coronation Street won because they are detailed below - with pictures!

Still not ready to look away? 

Have a look at the red carpet pics of the Corrie cast in their best bib and tucker here.


The British Soap Awards will be screened tonight - Sunday 29 May - on ITV at 8pm.

Here are the awards that Coronation Street won last night.

Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine won Best On-Screen Partnership for Tim and Sally.

Connor McIntyre won Villain Of The Year award for Pat Phelan.

Patti Clare won Best Comedy Performance for her role as Mary Taylor and Malcolm Hebden (Norris Cole) collected the award on her behalf.

There was a new award this year at the British Soap Awards. It's The Tony Warren Award (Off-Screen) and was awarded to Coronation Street's former Casting Director James Bain, who  passed away recently. The award was presented by Charlie Lawson (Jim McDonald).

If you'd like to see all of the winners from the awards bash, they're listed at various places online and we've chosen to link to the easy to read list at Radio Times.

Interestingly Corrie won none of the shortlisted categories in which fans voted. These were Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Soap.  Also, Corrie won nothing for their nominated #CorrieLive and Callum's death episodes and storylines.  The winners above were all chosen by the Soaps Awards panel.

However, when you see which soap did win Best Soap at the awards last night, it does bode well for the future of our favourite show. Come on, Kate Oates, take us to glory next year!


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Corrie Weekly Awards May 22 - 26

Wedding gift win/fail: Cathy's Adam and Eve painting! Shocking. But she had the faces looking quite accurate!

Lump in the throat moment. Roy telling Carla he's proud of her and Hayley would be, too. Carla calls Johnny Dad for the first time as she leaves Weatherfield.

Musical ambiance "How will I know (if he really loves me)" while Carla is confessing to Nick.

David and Goliath award: David warned Robert that he would have flattened him. If he hadn't had his hands full.

Phrase of Doom: Audrey "I don't see how things could possibly get any worse for this family". (You're new here, right?)

Bricking it award: Sarah, Kylie and David after Callum's body resurfaced.

Contrived award: The only niggle I have is: Why did Tyrone take the breakdown truck to go buy Fiz a dress when he owns a perfectly servicable car? (Yes, I know why but it was a contrived set up)

Not a blushing bride: Carla was the glummest bride I've ever seen.

Lines of the week:
Tracy "That colour is not a good look" Amy "Well, twisted and bitter is not a good look either"
Tracy "Good luck today, Carla" Carla "Luck doesn't come into it" (you're going to wish it had)
Johnny "I think I know who did this" Michelle "No... she wouldn't!" (It's not the first wedding she screwed up, if you'll recall)
Tracy "Busy Tracy is much better than Bored Tracy"
Gail "My little Nicky. Getting married. Moving away." (then telling him he's her first born with a special place in her heart) David "All right mum, you'll ruin his mascara"
Cathy "I'd marry Roy in a heartbeat"
Tracy "I've only got one kidney!" Johnny "One kidney. No heart"
Sean "A really nice love poem, by, I don't know, Someone or Other" Jenny "Aw, he's dead good, him"
Gail about Carla "I never trusted her" (didn't take long to change her tune)
Nick "Whatever it is just say it. It can't be that bad, can it?" (yes, yes it can)
Gail "She ought to be over here explaining. Not sat there like Cruella deVille with a migraine"
Nick "Making a mistake isn't illegal" and "sorry to rain on your grenade but the only person you're showing up is yourself" (hurrah!)
David after Gail slapped Carla "Way to go, Tiger Mum"
Cathy "A wedding's just one day, but a marriage isn't always what you think it is"
Tracy "She tried to kill me!" Jenny "It's a shame she missed!"
Michelle "No one gets it but you. No one gets me but you" (but it's not about you)
Amy "Oh I'll get my violin, shall I?" (Ha!)
Robert "I made a mistake. But she stuck the knife in. And twisted it"
Roy "Perhaps I'm tired of the insanity"
Carla "I love you, Dad" (first time she's called him that!)

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First-look pics: Will returns to Coronation Street

Here are some preview pictures from the episode of Coronation Street to be screened on Monday 6 June 2016.

As Steve and Michelle share a tender kiss in the back room of the Rovers, they’re interrupted by the arrival of Will and Saskia.

Clearly fired up, Saskia has an accusation to make.





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Saturday, 28 May 2016

British Soap Awards: Corrie red carpet pics

Alison King (Carla Tilsley)
Tonight, The British Soap Awards take place at the Hackney Empire in London.

We will be announcing the results here on the Blog tomorrow morning... so you can choose to ignore the results tomorrow if you wish!  I'm giving advance warning of this as I know lots of fans don't like to know the results of these awards shows before it's screened on telly.  The show will be on ITV on Sunday 29 May at 8pm.

And here are the red carpet pictures of some of the Corrie cast tonight.  All pictures copyright Getty Images.
Sally Ann Matthew (Jenny Bradley)
 Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs) with his wife Lucy-Jo Hudson
 Katie McGlynn (Sinead Tinker)
Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow)
 Kym Marsh (Michelle McDonald)
 Shayne Ward (Aidan Connor)
 Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Stape)

Bhavna Limbachia (Rana)
 Paula Lane - with baby bump! (Kylie Platt)
 Dolly-Rose Campbell (Gemma Winter) Looking fabulous!
Faye Brookes  (Kate Connor)
Tisha Merry (Steph Britton)

 Lisa George and Colson Smith (Beth and Craig Tinker)
 Sair Khan (Alya Nazir)

Sue Cleaver (Eileen Grimshaw) and Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan), photo via @itvcorrie

Dolly-Rose Campbell (Gemma Winter) and Liam Bairstow (Alex)

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Emily Bishop's return to Coronation Street?

Back in November last year, it was reported that Coronation Street actress Eileen Derbyshire, aka Emily Bishop was going to take a break from the show. 

A show source told The Sun at the time: "Eileen asked for a few months off from filming and she is due to leave early in the New Year."

In addition, Kym Marsh (Michelle McDonald) told OK magazine that Eileen was just on a break and she would definitely be returning to the soap.  Writing in her OK! Magazine column, Kym said: “Eileen Derbyshire has taken a 6-month break from the show. I know there’s speculation she won’t return but as far as I know she’s only taking a sabbatical."

Since Emily left the show to travel to Peru to be with her nephew, Spider, she's been mentioned a couple of times. Rita and Norris have chatted about her in The Kabin and Norris has been living on his own ever since Emily left.

But is she coming back... ?


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Friday, 27 May 2016

Les is back, Ryan's gone - and more news from the Corrie cast

Some of the Coronation Street cast were on ITV's This Morning this morning.  They were there to promote Corrie in tomorrow night's British Soap Awards.  The awards takes place in London and will be on TV on Sunday night.  We will - I repeat, we will - be announcing the winners here on the Blog after Saturday night's awards show.

On ITV's This Morning were Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Bradley), Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan), Sue Cleaver (Eileen Grimshaw) and Daniel Brocklebank (Billy Mayhew).

Sally Ann (Jenny) spoke about returning as Jenny and says she's back "like a bad dose of nits!".  She revealed that her relationship with Johnny Connor might not be running smoothly.  She said it's massively different being back in Corrie these days to what it was like back when she was in the show last time. She's played Jenny Bradley - on and off - for over 31 years!

Dan (Billy the vicar) said his current storyline is great and he's been playing Billy for almost two years. Hasn't that gone quickly?

Connor (Pat) didn't give anything away about Pat Phelan but said he was a cold fish.

And Sue (Eileen) said her storyline with Pat is going to unfold and that Eileen truly loves Pat, because she can only judge him on what she has seen so far.  Sue said that Les Dennis (Michael Rodwell) is back on set filming again after taking a break to star on stage in a play.

Ryan Thomas has left now from playing the part of Jason Grimshaw. Sue said that his final scene was emotional and she was sobbing throughout the scene.


Watch the video interview here.

And if you haven't voted yet, you have until 5pm today - Friday 27 May - to vote for Corrie in the British Soap Awards.

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