Thursday, 8 December 2016

What's your Coronation Street name?

Just for fun, so don't ring in but please do leave a comment below and let us know what YOUR Coronation Street name turns out to be!

Me? I'm Kylie Battersby!

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Coronation Street writer wins Culture Award

Coronation Street scriptwriter and award-winning playwrite Jonathan Harvey won the 2016 Winq Culture Award yesterday in that London.

The award was presented to Jonathan by Coronation Street's Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster) and Dan Brocklebank (Billy the vicar Mayhew).

 
Read Winq magazine's interview with Jonathan here.

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Pics: Mary's son arrives in Coronation Street


What a peformance last night by Patti Clare as Mary Taylor, she had me in bits.  And this Christmas Mary's boy child will turn up in Coronation Street.


Her son is called Jude Appleton and ITV have now released official pictures of Mary with her son.

Once Jude and Mary reunite, he'll ask her to move away with him to South Africa. Will Mary move or stay put on the Street?

Jude will turn up in the show on Christmas Day.  He'll be played by actor Paddy Wallace. Check out his IMDB profile here.


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Where have all the old Corrie cobbles gone? Find out here

Yesterday we posted some of the saddest pictures of the old Coronation Street set. It's been left in an abandoned state with all of the signs and cobbles ripped up. Have a look at the pictures here.

Some fans on social media are asking us if we know what happened to the cobbles. Well, we do, and we blogged about them earlier this year. 

Back in September we visited Corrie on Tour in Glasgow. Juliana Delaney, the chief executive of the Continuum Group who run Corrie on Tour, (it's currently closed for repair - read here) told us - in an exclusive first - what has happened to all of the cobbles from the old Corrie set.

Find out here from our blog post back in September.

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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Thurs 8 Dec

Thursday 8th December 2016
NICK’S SUSPICIONS GROW When Leanne tells Nick that Toyah’s invited them to Liverpool for Christmas, Nick happily agrees, knowing Peter will be disappointed. Feeling guilty for taking his son away at Christmas, Leanne offers to take Peter shopping for Simon’s present. Nick’s alarmed to learn that both Leanne and Peter are out Christmas shopping and fears they are together. Their shopping complete, Leanne and Peter find the car has been clamped in the car park. As they await release, they chat easily and listen to the radio, Leanne admitting a childhood obsession with Bros. As talk turns to their own history, Peter and Leanne have clearly put the bad times behind them...but could it be there is something more there than just nostalgia?
HAS ROY FOUND THE ANSWER TO HIS PRAYERS? Yasmeen’s irritated by Nessa’s brazenness and berates Nessa for her affair with Cathy’s husband. As the women  square up and Roy gets agitated, Cathy calls a halt to the row. Hearing Nessa bragging about being a magnet for men, Cathy finally unleashes her fury at her sister for her affair with Alan. Nessa’s stunned as Cathy throws her out. Cathy tells Roy she’s sure to fail him as a wife, like she did Alan, and suggests they should call off the wedding. Could this be the answer Roy needs or can he comfort Cathy when she needs him most?
BILLY THROWS IN THE TOWEL Billy prepares to return to the Church. Todd admits he’d prefer him to have a normal job but has accepted his decision as Billy is pensive. However Billy informs the Bishop that his heart no longer lies with the Church, as he wants to put his relationship first. The Bishop’s shocked when Billy quits his job but has he made the right decision?
ELSEWHERE Mary tries to avoid Norris but he tracks her down. Not wishing to discuss her past, Mary orders Norris to forget she ever mentioned it. In the face of Norris’ pestering, Mary insists she made peace with what she did many years ago but is Mary being truthful?

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Carla Connor return rumours - ITV respond

The Sun carried a report today that Alison King was spotted backstage at Coronation Street. This prompted them to chat about her returning to Corrie in her role as Carla Connor.

A Coronation Street spokesperson said today that Alison King is not in talks to come back and there are no current plans for her to return. They said that Alison visited the set to catch up with her friends. 

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Coronation Street as you've never seen it before

Some rather apocalyptic scenes from Weatherfield today as the Manchester Evening News releases photos of the old Coronation Street set off Quay Street in Manchester, looking a little worse for wear.

Courtesy: Manchester Evening News
Almost a year after the tours of the old set finished, and three years after the completion of the new purpose built set at Salford Quays, the cobble-less wasteland is now a far cry from the Street we know and love. Windows and doors have been removed from the famous terrace, the nameless pub at the end of the row is now an empty shell with the sign removed, and overgrown weeds have started taking over – it’s as if the residents of Coronation Street fled some kind of disaster 'Day of the Triffids' style.

An 'Urban Explorer' supplied the photographs to the Manchester Evening News, who have contacted ITV for comment on the site.

Courtesy: Manchester Evening News

Courtesy: Manchester Evening News
The old Granada Studios site is to be redeveloped as part of the St John’s Quarter project, which will include apartments, shops and a theatre, as well as a luxury hotel.
Looking at these photos, they have a lot of work to do!

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