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Saturday, 18 November 2017

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Rana and Zeedan have their civil ceremony after Rana and Kate kiss earlier in the week. Rana’s in turmoil wondering whether to marry Zeedan or go after Kate. In the end, she does what the Imam tells her to do after she meets him for advice. But little does she know that Kate had left a message on her phone before the wedding telling her that she loved her. Rana deletes the message without listening to it and then Kate turns up drunk at Yasmeen’s house for the wedding party.


Billy’s arrested this week after his fingerprints match up with an historic file at the cop shop. He’s taken in for questioning about his role in a hit and run crash which left a woman dead. Now, we know that the woman is going to turn out to be Susan Barlow, Adam’s mam. But it’s soap, it’s Corrie, and as such, we have to suck it up and take it otherwise we might as well give in and watch EastEnders.  And so, let’s go with it, all right?  Adam represents Billy at the cop shop where he tells him to say “No Comment” to every question he’s asked.  When Adam finds out that Billy was in the car that hit his mum and killed her, I suspect Adam will have a little more to say. 


Beth, Kirk and Craig move into Maria’s flat with her and little Liam after Chesney chucks them out. Roy spills the beans to Beth in the cafĂ© that Fiz and Tyrone bought a van from the money given to them via Hope’s crowdfunding page. Beth isn’t best pleased to hear that Fiz has kept money that she feels should have been shared. There’s a fight and the cops are called. 


Robert’s out of jail this week and he and Michelle celebrate with a lot of rumpeh-pumpeh in bed. But Michelle finds a lumpeh-bumpeh in Robert’s downstairs department. Much is made of Robert’s man parts without the word testicle being used, not even once, although Michelle said the word breast. What’s going on here? Come on, Corrie, use the right word. Testicle. It might just help someone  who’s going through the same issue you’re highlighting on screen. Testicular cancer. Just say it. 

Phelan and Eileen are back from their hols and Nicola tells her dad that she never wants to see him again and she’s off to Australia. 

Look, I’m sorry if this week’s update is a bit whiney and whingey this week but I’m afraid it’s not been a great week of Corrie for this fan. In fact, apart from Jonathan Harvey’s great Monday night episodes the week before last, I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed it very much at all.  Come on, Corrie! You know you can do better! If you’re forcing six episodes a week on us now, make them six episodes we enjoy and care about, please. 

The one thing that did put a smile on my face was Norris and Colin cleaning their glasses in tandem. This lead Colin to wonder if Norris could possibly be his dad. Highly unlikely of course, but good fun indeed.

And finally this week, Phelan drops the bombshell on Anna that her son has got his daughter pregnant. Anna’s face was as wonderful as you can imagine when she heard this news.

And that’s just about that for this week.
  
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This week’s writers were Owen Lloyd-Fox (Monday); Martin Allen and Debbie Oates (Wednesday); Joe Turner (Friday). Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at Coronation Street Blog: Exclusive: All Current Corrie writers online
http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-all-current-corrie-writers.html

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Rana and Zeedan's wedding venue in Coronation Street


Ryecroft Hall in Audenshaw made yet another appearance in Coronation Street last night. This time it was the venue for Rana and Zeedan's wedding in the show
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And it's a venue that's been used for filming many Corrie weddings.

Find out more about Ryecroft Hall in Audenshaw.  Have a look at our blogger Tvor's post with some great pics from the interior of Ryecroft Hall. 


It was also where Eileen married Phelan, where Gail married Michael Rodwell and also Joe McIntyre. It's been the filming location used for the weddings of  Karl and Stella, Steve and Becky, Rita and Dennis, Jason and Sarah, Graeme and Xin, Liz and Vernon. 


And it's going to be the venue for another Corrie wedding too. Find out whose.... here! 

Check out the full list of Corrie wedding filming locations here.




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Free tickets to see Corrie baddie in stage play


Leon Ockenden, who played Michelle's creepy stalker Will Chatterton in Coronation Street, will star in the thriller Stone Cold Murder, from December 19-23 at Trowbridge Town Hall.

And the venue is offering FREE tickets for youngsters between the age of 16 and 19.

"We hope local people will be excited by having such successful actors as Leon Ockenden and Joseph Chance performing in such an intimate setting," said Tracy Sullivan, Director of Town Hall Arts.

To apply for your free tickets (if you're between 16-19) then email email info@townhallarts.co.uk but for those who cannot get in for free, tickets cost £15 and to book call 01225 774306.


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6 episodes per week - how's it working for you?


How are the six episodes of Coronation Street working for you? Indeed, are they working... or not?

It's been over two months now since the extra episode of Coronation Street was added to the scheduled. The additional episode taking us to six episodes per week began on September 18th 2017.

Does it feel like forever, I wonder?

I'm really interested to hear your thoughts, leave a comment below.

Do you think six episodes are too many? Or are you enjoying them all?

Bear in mind that we're having seven episodes next week as Corrie catch up on episodes missed due to football next week too.


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Five Things We Learned In Corrie This Week


Aidan is a pocket dumper.  Cathy and Yasmeen merrily bitched about what a pain in the backside Aidan was, wandering around the house discharging small change everywhere like a malfunctioning Coinstar.  Here's my tip, ladies: pick up that small change and put it in your purse.  He'll soon stop when he realises he's heamorrhaging cash everywhere he goes.  (Also, Yasmeen, a handy way to stop him using up all the hot water is to get a combi boiler.  You can probably get a grant from the council.  You're welcome.)


Everything's better with a chorus.  The imploding kickstarter alliance was just another popcorn moment for Dev, Sophie and Rosie, who sat at the side heckling.  I'd like them to be present at all future incidents, not interacting, just providing a Gogglebox-style commentary on the events.  Put it on the red button, or maybe ITV2.


Confession is good for the soul (sometimes).  Billy absolutely had to get to church to seek God's guidance.  He had to, right there, right then.  And he also had to confess causing a road accident to the police, he had to, just as he had to tell them about the armed robbery, because that was the only thing that would salve his conscience.  It was absolutely imperative.  It should be noted, however, that all this virtuous confessing only became absolutely vital once he got caught.  He was perfectly fine with not mentioning it to anyone for the previous sixteen years.


Summer's going to develop diabetes.  "Here you go, a nice healthy glass of milk to give you strong bones.  And as a snack, how about an entire packet of cookies?  Just gorge on them until you're full."


Some words are simply beyond the pale.  Robert's genitalia were a cause of much discussion in Friday's episodes, and a number of phrases were deployed to refer to it.  "Undercarriage".  "Down there."  "Family jewels."  No-one, however, used the word "testicles".  Which, in a story about testicular cancer, seems like a glaring oversight (especially as Michelle casually threw in the word "breast" without the universe imploding).  Perhaps don't use the show to criticise male squeamishness about medical matters if you can't bring yourself to mention the body parts yourself.

If you've got something you absolutely have to confess, despite not being bothered about it since since Toploader were in the charts, tell me @merseytart.




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Coronation Street looking for a new Blanche Hunt


Coronation Street producer Kate Oates has repeated her desire to get a battleaxe into the soap.

It's something that she's said often before but as yet, we haven't seen the type of character that we all miss. Well, I know I certainly do and I keep blogging about it too.

And now she's told The Sun that she is actively looking "for a new scathing senior to verbally rip everyone on the cobbles to shreds when they get a bit too big for their boots."

"We all miss a Blanche," said Kate Oates. "I tell you what, I am always interested in another Blanche and we are kind of on the lookout.

 "I think Amy Barlow’s a little Blanche. I love her when she’s a little Blanche though, Amy. Some people say ‘oh she’s such a young Tracy’ but I want her as a young Blanche. Maybe she’ll kill someone with her razor-sharp tongue but that’s it."

I think Tim's mum could do well to come into the show as a battleaxe. But why not bring back Roy's mum Sylvia?

See also: Corrie A-Z, B is for Battleaxe

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