Gavin and Helen take a stroll along the famous cobbles, recapping Coronation Street in weekly chunks, covering the major talking points, and predicting what might happen in the future. Tune in to find out our Moment of the Week, Boring Moment of the Week, and see how far of a tangent we go on before pulling ourselves back.
September 24, 2021 - Charlie Big Potatoes
In the Nazir house, suspicions are still heightened over Zeedan’s return and the source of his funds, and also why Simon is hanging around like a bad smell. Seeing Summer in a stressed state about her university application, Daniel offers to help her outside of school which insults David that he never showed any willingness to help Max. A visit from Shazza buoys Kelly’s spirits about her dad’s whereabouts until she learns that her new bestie on the inside has knowledge of Rick the Chin that would suggest he was far more than a loan shark. Ed is working himself into an early grave to attend to all the snags on Grace’s list for the new house. As the street prepares to say a final farewell to Norris Cole, Ches and Bernie’s dismissive attitudes towards the deaf community drive Freda toward something rash. Billy does some proper vicaring. The Alleyway of Doom claims another victim. PC Tinker has never been so confused.
September 17, 2021 - Your Accidental Fiancée
Kelly gradually comes to terms with her situation and makes a new friend on the inside, while a guilty Imran is out of pocket on her psychiatric care. Distraught from last week’s verdict, Abi breaks up with Kev and disappears to her cousin’s. Alina puts in the hard hours to fix her relationship with Hope which leads to the unearthing of some troubling history. Craig discovers that doing the right thing late doesn’t easily remedy doing the stupid thing quickly and James is less than impressed to hear that his conscience eventually got the better of him. Aadi accuses Dev of not caring about his new relationship with Summer and then within 12 hours regrets ever mentioning anything. Ken returns to badmouth Norris with Rita in the cafe and then isn’t phased when later the same day, Norris dies. Max With a New Head is having problems at school and is making life difficult for newly-instated teacher Daniel. Speed Daal’s financial problems continue, and then escalate to such an extent that two old characters and a tarantula are coaxed out of the shadows. Jimmy’s movements are like clockwork. Phil's Merc has impeccable service history. Tim’s Mum starts abbreviating things.
September 10, 2021 - Massive Cactus
Hope returns to school after trying to kill Alina and when Fiz gets a call from the school to inform her about an incident, I think we’re all well within our rights to jump to some conclusions here. It’s Moving In Day for Emma and Curtis except neither Curtis nor his massive cactus are anywhere to be found. As Eileen discovers the truth about Patsy’s ashes, we enter into the nineteenth phase of her wanting nothing to do with Todd or The Undertaker. The trial reaches its conclusion as Abi and Imran desperately try to find that key piece of evidence to prove Corey guilty and Kelly innocent. Simon’s girlfriend hopes take a hit. Tyrone is outsmarted by a ten-year-old. Stefan’s panic button works.
September 3, 2021 - Definitely Maybe
Curtis takes another funny turn and becomes frustrated at the random nature of his illness. Tyrone and Fiz have to listen to some home truths as Hope has her first therapy session. The Undertaker and Todd argue over the proper way to dispose of Pat Phelan’s ashes and inadvertently get Eileen involved. With the trial almost upon her, Nina desperately tries to remember more about the events surrounding the attack. Simon really needs to pipe down. Sabeen is sorry not sorry. We’re done with Tommy O.
August 27, 2021 - Some Arachnid Pied Piper
Maria discovers the root of Liam’s tickly cough and thanks to a speculating doctor at the hospital, Kirk’s work van is in for a bit of a going over with a metal bar. Feeling guilty about his moment with Fiz last week, Tyrone doubles down with Alina but worries that Emma may have overheard too much. Daisy attempts to make amends by coaxing Jenny into moving on with her life and into Ronnie’s bed. Michael finally comes clean with Grace about his feelings with predictable results. There’s a blast from the past lurking at the back of the funeral parlor’s stock room that shocks Todd to his core and may open old wounds for Eileen. With Kelly’s Defense Funds dwindling away, a sudden windfall helps Imran pay for the expert advice that might just get his client off the hook. Abi shouts at Chesney about chips. Gary’s van isn’t powered by fairy dust. Toyah’s donuts are sprinkled.
August 20, 2021 - No Hillary Clinton
Corrie Monopoly continues this week as Debbie battles the combined wits of Nick and Leanne and both sides vie for the better deal in The Bistro partnership. Daisy’s sights continue to focus on Daniel, but everyone on the street with an opinion do their best to scupper her plans. Brian helps Abi discover what Seb’s death has meant for her as she puts pen to paper in her victim impact statement. Sally is in full campaign mode as she wages war against local parking regulations, all in an attempt to get out of a ticket. An overworked Imran loses his temper when Leanne questions Kelly’s innocence. The Baileys notice that lots of people are living in their house. Tyrone buckles under pressure and admits to the police that it was Hope, not Fiz, who set the fire in the salon flat. Jenny has a spare poached egg. Ryan’s arms have not gone unnoticed. Fish Guy has got the deal of the century.
Gavin, Helen and Tim Bot 4000’s occasionally irreverent take on the week’s goings-on in Weatherfield are an essential part of my Sunday morning ritual. Their catch-up service and weekly review is delivered with the same genuine affection and respect for the show as Conversation Street’s, but with a wicked twinkle in its eye. They’re JR Ewing to Gemma and Michael’s Bobby... The only downside is the deflated melancholy that sets in immediately after an episode, when you realise that it’s all over for another week. You know, like how you feel when the smack wears off - hey, we’ve all been there, right, Billy?
Wonderful Coronation Street Podcast!
An awesome and delightful podcast! The chemistry between Helen and Gavin is absolutely lovely. It’s always interesting to hear the differences between watching Coronation Street in the USA and the UK. They do a great job reviewing the storylines and they have terrific segments. Plus, they have hilarious running gags, especially TimBot4000. Every Coronation Street fan should listen to this fun podcast.
I’m sorry but I’m very unimpressed. They like to slag people off way too much. If one of the cast members make a mistake they go ape and slag them off. Like it’s part of the show for the characters to have chemistry and comedy but these guys make corrie sound dark. I’m a massive corrie fan but this podcast is rubbish. Big no no! Don’t listen to this if you don’t want corrie ruined for you. Fml