Collinson Street

Thursday, November 26, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

ITV has announced former Doctor Who producer Phil Collinson is to become producer on Coronation Street. Read more

ITV1′s scheduling reel

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by · 9 Comments 

ITV1 has just announced major scheduling changes for w/c 18 July. Read more

Questions about Corrie

Friday, June 6, 2008 by · Comments Off 

1 – If Jerry’s had a heart attack, why hasn’t the absent eldest daughter come back to see how he is? And what the hell happened to that grandad? Read more

Corrie court out?

Thursday, March 6, 2008 by · Comments Off 

So, is Casey the Mad Arsonist, Abductor and Adulterer ever going to be put on trial on Coronation Street? Read more

Great to be back, so it is!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Jim McDonald’s return to Coronation Street has been long overdue, and for once I’m actually not speculating nor pondering the plotlines ahead for Charles Lawson, though one can imagine that something isn’t quite going to go to plan when Liz and Vernon (a fantastic character) tie the knot in two weeks. I’m just glad the ex-con, ex-Army patriarch with the temper from hell is back. Read more

Our Little Swampduck

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Coronation Street from me again, then (it remains my only TV obsession when HIGNFY isn’t on… ) and the sad news that Liz Dawn is leaving her role as Vera Duckworth after 33 years due to ill health. Read more

“Kevin… fire!”

Thursday, July 12, 2007 by · Comments Off 

I love Sally Webster, and I’m sure the greatly talented but hugely unnoticed Sally Whittaker is equally as loveable. The celebrations of her 40th birthday in – where else? – the Rovers Return marked a significant moment in the lifespan of one of British soap’s most consistent residents. She is one of Coronation Street‘s must-sees. Read more

“Your perm wasn’t that bad…”

Sunday, March 25, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Tracy Barlow’s trial is about to start on Coronation Street and so, in final preparation for an event on which the soap is pinning so much hope, we got a rare beast for the Street tonight – a two-hander. Read more

It started with a kiss… sort of

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Something’s just occurred to me during the current Arthur ‘n’ Martha storyline in Coronation Street. Why didn’t the kiss outside the nightclub really happen? Read more

Lloyd the invisible

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Coronation Street has just experienced its own equivalent of the infamous and much-reported time in Crossroads when a character went out to get a spanner and never came back. The character in question this time is Lloyd Mullaney, played by one-time Red Dwarf star Craig Charles.  Read more

“It’s terminal…”

Monday, December 18, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Or maybe that should be “interminable”. I adore Coronation Street and always have, but in the run-up to Christmas we have two of the most unattractive and realism-lacking storylines in progress. Read more

Drop dead Fred

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 by · Comments Off 

“Be happy; I say, be happy.” The last words, as they turned out, of Frederick Handel Elliott, master butcher of Weatherfield, publican to the masses and one of Coronation Street‘s finest entertainers. And now he’s dead. Read more

Natal attraction

Monday, September 25, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Contrast the two storylines in our main soaps right now involving the aftermath of childbirth. Read more

The importance of killing Ernest

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Today’s edition of the Mirror claims Ernest Bishop‘s killer is returning to Coronation Street. What other soap could hang a storyline over the return of such an obscure figure? For most people, Ernest himself would be a distant memory, despite the furore that greeted actor Stephen Hancock’s departure from the show at the time (he’d unsuccessfully tried to force producer Bill Podmore into reviewing the cast’s salary-structure). Read more

Coronation Street

Monday, February 24, 2003 by · Comments Off 

And relax. Read more

Coronation Street

Monday, January 27, 2003 by · Comments Off 

With Soapland’s favourite pantomime villain de jour having committed his foul, dastardly deeds it now remains to be seen whether the writers and actors of Coronation Street have the will and also the ability to maintain this much welcomed (and, to be truthful, desperately needed) rich vein of form. Read more

Coronation Street

Monday, January 13, 2003 by · Comments Off 

Death walks tall amongst the big soaps this weather. In one of them a major character gets busy dying, on the other a major character gets busy killing. What one to watch? How long do I get to answer that? Read more

Coronation Street

Monday, June 10, 2002 by · Comments Off 

Coronation Street, I have always maintained, is the best television soap and has been since its beginnings in 1960. No other soap has its depth, lent in part by its extraordinarily long tenure but also fleshed out by superb characters and great writing which has often lurched beyond the excellent into the brilliant. Read more

Coronation Street

Sunday, October 15, 2000 by · Comments Off 

At the end of an eventful week for the Street, in which Curly, Ken, Mike, Alma, Les and Ashley have found themselves hostages in a botched supermarket hold up, it is a triumph for the human spirit to see – just days later – Ashley back on the job with his Mrs, Mike restraining his wife when she attempts to kick off a bar room brawl in the Rovers, and Curly manfully providing emotional support for the police markswoman who gunned down the armed robber (who in a twist of fate so beloved of the soaps happens to be the brother of Linda Baldwin). Read more