Thursday, 26 June 2008

Steve McDonald gurn of the week

It's not so much a gurn this week as more of a lip curling Elvis impression. Want to see last week's Steve McDonald gurn from Coronation Street? Click here, go on.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Behind the scenes pictures from Coronation Street

Coronation Street fan Deborah Cyr in Canada is always very generous with her pics when she's been on a tour of the set. She's got some wonderful pictures for Corrie fans to look at. There's Deborah above with Michelle Keegan, who plays Tina McIntyre and the actor who plays Darryl Morton too. For more wonderful pics from Deborah's recent VIP visit to the Coronation Street set, have a look here.

Sunny Jim returns to Corrie after 42 years

Hilda Ogden was given a mention on Coronation Street this week and now news in today is that Sunny Jim (aka Jed Stone) is returning to Corrie after 42 years. How good is that?

Anyone want to listen to the Sunny Jim sing-a-long? Oh go on, you know you want to. Click here and set your toes to tap mode.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Corrie's 50th Barmaid

Becky Grainger behind the bar of the Rovers becomes Coronation Street's 50th barmaid, says Corrie.net today.

But if Tina McIntyre isn't running the place in five years time and doesn't have her name above the door too, I'll wear a barmcake on my head.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Coronation Street clothes for sale

If you'd love to get your hands on some of the clothes they wear on Coronation Street, then head over to eBay now. You can buy Sarah Platt's little red dress, David Platt's t-shirt and there's also a rather odd t-shirt right here.

For more on buying clothes seen and worn on Coronation Street, have a look here.

Corrie Picture Puzzle: Who's the domestic goddess?

It's time for another Corrie picture puzzle. Can you guess whose kitchen these items belong in on the Coronation Street set? For more fun Corrie picture puzzles, click here.

Steve McDonald gurn of the week

As my mate in Canada says, Steve McDonald's got the face that keeps up giving. Or gurning. Want to see last week's Coronation Street gurn? Click here.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Corrie Picture Puzzle: Where's the Chair?

Following on the previous (and yes, odd) Coronation Street picture puzzles we've had on this blog, can you guess where this chair can be found on the Street set?


And when you've done that have a look back at some of the other puzzles:

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Coronation Street Online Quiz

There's an online Coronation Street quiz at the BBC website right here. See how well you can do and let us know how you get on.

For more great Corrie quizzes, click here.

Coronation Street's Spider behind bars

Martin Hancock, who played the gorgeous Spider Nugent in Coronation Street, is taking a break from filming and is working behind the bar of the The Queen Boadicea pub in Clerkenwell, London.

I'm reliably informed by someone who was there that Martin was pulling pints in the pub just this very week. And if you turn up on quiz night, well, you might be in for another surprise. Anyway, if you're a fan of Martin or Spider, you might like to see him in the nuddy. I know I did. It's here. And isn't it about time for Spider to come back to the Street? Oh go on, just for me.

Steve McDonald gurn of the week

Want to see the last Steve McDonald funny face? Click here

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Coronation Street's oddest fan

Here's another of those Coronation Street picture puzzles we all love. We do, don't we? Well, I like 'em. Can you guess on which part of the set this Coronation Street fan usually makes an appearance?

And after you've puzzled that one, can you guess whose house on the Street has this bowl of fruit in it?

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If you're a fan of this blog for its Coronation Street Weekly Updates, then please accept my apologies as normal service will be interrupted for a couple more weeks.

I don't know when the next weekly update will be blogged. I'm, um, engaged on special projects and the updates are being written by other Corrie fans in my absence. But, so that you don't miss an update when it does come out of the pan, fresh and sizzling and hot off the gas, then you can sign up to receive them each week in your email.

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Would you buy Craig Charles' life story?

So, news this week is that Craig Charles, who plays Coronation Street's Lloyd Mullaney and also a top DJ and actor, is going to write his autobiography. Well, when I say write I mean 'reveal his hell', and when I say reveal his hell (well, no I don't but The Mirror does) I do mean of course that someone somewhere will be getting paid a fat wodge to write the book for him. And do you know what? I might just be one of those who buy it to read.

Which Corrie stars' books has anyone else read? I read and really enjoyed Amanda Barrie's (Alma Baldwin) and Julie Goodyear's (Bet Lynch) is definitely worth a read too. I read that book in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down, but I cried at the end of Amanda Barrie's book.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Steve McDonald face of the week


Want to see the last funny face he pulled? Click here.

Jane Danson's husband joins Coronation Street

News reaches my delicate ears that Robert Beck, the husband of Jane Danson (she who plays Leanne Battersby), will join Coronation Street as hard man Jimmy Dockerson.

Now then, as well as being a huge Corrie fan I was also something of a Brookside nut. And Robert Beck played the part of Peter Harrison in Brookie, one of the most creepy soap characters I've ever come across. Seeing Robert turn up on the cobbles should be good and I'm looking forward to seeing him on screen.

Coronation Street Monthly Update

The latest monthly Coronation Street update has now gone live at the Union Jack website right here.
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