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Andrew   
Every single Corrie clip I see, I hate Gail more and more. Can that old bitch just die off already?

I Dont mind seing Helen Worth as Gail, she is a bitch nowadays, but she been on the show for such a long time, so i dont mind seing her, her mother Audrey is also fun to see.

Old? she is born in 1951, so she is younger than Deidre Hall for example, i really dont think 57 is that old!.....

It's from around 1997. I wish I could remember what was going on but the stories are all a haze. I know it's from after the arrival of Brian Park as EP because Judy is arguing with Gary about the garage and this relates to her mother Joyce being killed. Joyce was one of the first characters Park killed off. It's also the start of Don Brennan's obsession with bringing down Mike Baldwin -- the scene's played pretty low key in the cafe but he ends up driving Alma into the canal and blowing himself up in an attempt to kill Mike.

The new mechanic at the garage has been in a few US series recently like Ghost Whisperer.

I enjoy watching her because she's just so weird. Sally's another one I can't get enough of for the same reason.

The ginger one whose first line is "You dirty bitch"? :lol: She's Theresa Morton. The Mortons move in to Charlie's house after Tracy kills him. They really didn't take off but they're currently in the middle of a leaving storyline involving Theresa's return (having walked out on the family years before).

I Dont know why, but i think Sally is so boring, dont know why?

What do you think about Deirdre and her Sally Spectra voice?....

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It's from around 1997. I wish I could remember what was going on but the stories are all a haze. I know it's from after the arrival of Brian Park as EP because Judy is arguing with Gary about the garage and this relates to her mother Joyce being killed. Joyce was one of the first characters Park killed off. It's also the start of Don Brennan's obsession with bringing down Mike Baldwin -- the scene's played pretty low key in the cafe but he ends up driving Alma into the canal and blowing himself up in an attempt to kill Mike.

The new mechanic at the garage has been in a few US series recently like Ghost Whisperer.

Aaah, okay. Thanks. I found another episode on the same site and it looks to be from around the same time period, so I'll check that out too. I liked the little lady who was getting her hair done, I think her name is Mavis?

I Dont mind seing Helen Worth as Gail, she is a bitch nowadays, but she been on the show for such a long time, so i dont mind seing her, her mother Audrey is also fun to see.

Old? she is born in 1951, so she is younger than Deidre Hall for example, i really dont think 57 is that old!.....

I like Audrey more than Gail, that's for sure. Audrey is totally the type of person that I would know. Gail, on the other hand......I can do without her lol. Every time I watch the clip of David pushing her down the stairs, I cheer.

And I didn't mean old as in old. I just meant as in "old blah blah."

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Drew   

really, they'r egetting rid of the Mortons? Aw. I like Jerry, and Mel. And Jodi, even though I know she hasnt got much longer here in Canada before she's gone - her and Lloyd are cute together.

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JamesF   

The Mortons have grown on me but they've been really unpopular over here. As soon as the new EP took over, she booted them out the door.

Jodie left sometime before Christmas tho. I think the actress was sick of not having a storyline and they rarely mention the character.

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Andrew   
The Mortons have grown on me but they've been really unpopular over here. As soon as the new EP took over, she booted them out the door.

Jodie left sometime before Christmas tho. I think the actress was sick of not having a storyline and they rarely mention the character.

Samantha Seager (Jodie Morton), i think the reason she left was that she wanted to spend more time with her family something she didn`t feel she could on corrie. Maybe she lived far away from the studios?, who knows?......

It is funny that Kenneth Cope is coming back, his character Jed Stone was last seen in 1966, and know the actor who is born in 1931, is coming back, that really is long since he was on the show!.....

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Sylph   
Digital Spy has a great interview with Kim Crowther in which she drops all sorts of brilliant-sounding snippets, such as...

  • The repercussions of the Liam murder storyline are set to go on for "much longer than you'd expect."
  • There are lots of plans for Carla when Alison King returns from her maternity leave. It's possible that her brother (who is in prison now) may turn up at some point though nothing has been firmly decided about that.
  • A big story is coming up for Eileen, and we're going to be meeting her dad. This will connect her in some way with Rita and Julie (I'm guessing a romance with Rita).
  • Big things are planned for Becky, who is going to be "massive" next year.
  • Kim doesn't think there are any particular holes that need filling cast-wise, but if she had a wish-list she'd love to see Hilda Ogden, Karen McDonald, Shelley Unwin and Tracy Barlow all back in the Street. There are no plans currently to bring back Bradley Walsh.

A little bit more from Kim...

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Sylph   
Corrie scriptwriter David Bowker

Last night's episode was the first (as far as I can recall) to be written by David Bowker, and it was a pretty good one, too.

So who is David Bowker? Well, he's had several novels published, including From Stockport With Love, which may be turned into a film as soon as they find a suitable lead actor for it. He's also worked as a journalist and has scripted an episode of Casualty. He was voted 'Manchester Writer of the Year' (not sure which year) by City Life magazine. I'm looking forward to future Corrie scripts by him, and have put his novel Rawhead in Love into my Amazon basket because it looks interesting, to say the least!

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Toups   

Oh wow, Michelle Keegan!! :wub: I think I might just start watching this show because of her - she's so gorgeous. But there is something about CS that looks "boring" and "old". But I'm glad Tina is involved with David, who I thought was very interesting from the BSA Best Villain clip.

What's Tina's story right now?

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Toups   

First Michelle Keegan....now I discovered Helen Flanagan! Those blue eyes.....her fantastic body. Damn, she's amazing. :D:wub:

CS here I come!!!!

ETA: When did the affair storyline start?

Hot damn! :wub:

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DRW50   

Rosie's affair with her teacher (John Stape) started around autumn 2007. In 2005 and 2006, Rosie had been a more gloomy Goth-wearing girl, to match her Goth boyfriend, Craig Harris. When the actor who played Craig left Corrie, they began to make Rosie into the sexpot, since their young female sexpot, Sarah Platt, was leaving the show at the end of 2007.

Rosie and John started sleeping together before he became her teacher (they met when he was giving lessons to her mother, who also had a crush on him). After he became her teacher, he wanted to break things off, and stay with his girlfriend, Fiona (AKA Fiz). Rosie enjoyed having power over him and blackmailed him into continuing to sleep with her. At Christmas of 2007, through a Christmas gift mixup, Fiz realized John was sleeping with Rosie. Rosie's father Kevin beat the tar out of John and was sent to prison. John lost his job and left town.

Around summer 2008, John returned. He wanted to reunite with Fiz and tried to steer clear of Rosie. By this time he and Rosie had no feelings for each other, but the whole fling and the lies still stayed with Fiz and even when she tried to take John back (against the advice of all her friends and family), she couldn't go through with it. John blamed Rosie. First he yanked her into a cab and demanded she leave town. A few weeks later, Rosie went missing. At first everyone assumed she'd just went off for a vacation without telling them, but eventually they started to get worried. Meanwhile, Fiz took John back, and they were very happy together. John kept telling her he had to go to his grandmother's house to feed her cat (his grandmother had recently died). One day, John left the keys at Fiz's apartment, and she decided to feed the cat for him. She found various items which led her to believe John was sleeping with Rosie again. John showed up and she confronted him. He told her he'd been keeping Rosie in the attic, just to keep her out of the way. Fiz said he had to let Fiz out. Fiz and John went up to the attic and Rosie hit John over the head and fled the house. John was arrested and sentenced to prison. Rosie sold her story to a magazine for big money.

Tina's current storyline involves her father, Joe, who is dating David's mother, Gail. Joe has bad money problems that only Tina knows about and he's having a mental breakdown from the stress of it all. Meanwhile, there's a new family in town, the Windass (yes that's their name) family, who hate Joe because they tried to cheat him when he built them a new kitchen and then David forced them to write Joe a check. The Windasses have a son, Gary, who is Tina's age. He loves winding David and Joe up, and he does this by flirting with Tina. Tina tells him she's not interested, but she still talks to him and is polite to him, which means David is becoming more and more angry with her. This is all going to end with a big fight between David and Gary, which David won't see the better end of, given that Gary is an amateur boxer.

I try to keep up with the show as much as I can, since in many ways it reminds me of what American soaps used to be. There are still some things that drive me crazy, especially Michelle Connor, who is a very cold, selfish woman, and yet everyone on the show constantly talk about what a wonderful person she is.

The best story on the show right now is the return of Peter Barlow, the son Ken Barlow shipped to Scotland when he was a little boy. Peter is now all grown up and is a very tortured alcoholic, trying to raise his own son, Simon.

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Toups   
Rosie's affair with her teacher (John Stape) started around autumn 2007. In 2005 and 2006, Rosie had been a more gloomy Goth-wearing girl, to match her Goth boyfriend, Craig Harris. When the actor who played Craig left Corrie, they began to make Rosie into the sexpot, since their young female sexpot, Sarah Platt, was leaving the show at the end of 2007.

Rosie and John started sleeping together before he became her teacher (they met when he was giving lessons to her mother, who also had a crush on him). After he became her teacher, he wanted to break things off, and stay with his girlfriend, Fiona (AKA Fiz). Rosie enjoyed having power over him and blackmailed him into continuing to sleep with her. At Christmas of 2007, through a Christmas gift mixup, Fiz realized John was sleeping with Rosie. Rosie's father Kevin beat the tar out of John and was sent to prison. John lost his job and left town.

Around summer 2008, John returned. He wanted to reunite with Fiz and tried to steer clear of Rosie. By this time he and Rosie had no feelings for each other, but the whole fling and the lies still stayed with Fiz and even when she tried to take John back (against the advice of all her friends and family), she couldn't go through with it. John blamed Rosie. First he yanked her into a cab and demanded she leave town. A few weeks later, Rosie went missing. At first everyone assumed she'd just went off for a vacation without telling them, but eventually they started to get worried. Meanwhile, Fiz took John back, and they were very happy together. John kept telling her he had to go to his grandmother's house to feed her cat (his grandmother had recently died). One day, John left the keys at Fiz's apartment, and she decided to feed the cat for him. She found various items which led her to believe John was sleeping with Rosie again. John showed up and she confronted him. He told her he'd been keeping Rosie in the attic, just to keep her out of the way. Fiz said he had to let Fiz out. Fiz and John went up to the attic and Rosie hit John over the head and fled the house. John was arrested and sentenced to prison. Rosie sold her story to a magazine for big money.

Tina's current storyline involves her father, Joe, who is dating David's mother, Gail. Joe has bad money problems that only Tina knows about and he's having a mental breakdown from the stress of it all. Meanwhile, there's a new family in town, the Windass (yes that's their name) family, who hate Joe because they tried to cheat him when he built them a new kitchen and then David forced them to write Joe a check. The Windasses have a son, Gary, who is Tina's age. He loves winding David and Joe up, and he does this by flirting with Tina. Tina tells him she's not interested, but she still talks to him and is polite to him, which means David is becoming more and more angry with her. This is all going to end with a big fight between David and Gary, which David won't see the better end of, given that Gary is an amateur boxer.

I try to keep up with the show as much as I can, since in many ways it reminds me of what American soaps used to be. There are still some things that drive me crazy, especially Michelle Connor, who is a very cold, selfish woman, and yet everyone on the show constantly talk about what a wonderful person she is.

The best story on the show right now is the return of Peter Barlow, the son Ken Barlow shipped to Scotland when he was a little boy. Peter is now all grown up and is a very tortured alcoholic, trying to raise his own son, Simon.

Thanks for the recap! Hopefully I'll be able to download eps from Autumn 2007 catch the affair storyline, as well as Tina's arrival (in January 2008, I think).

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DRW50   

Hard times have hit the cast and crew. Bill Roache, the only original cast member left, unexpectedly lost his wife Sara, who was also very close to most of the people on set. Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor, had to deliver a premature son at 18 weeks. He died soon after birth. One of the show's mixers has also died. They've shut the set down for the first time since 1999, when longtime cast member Bryan Moasley died. Scripts have to be rewritten because Bill and Kym are both in major storylines at the moment.

Meanwhile, ITV is so bad off financially that they may have to sell Coronation Street to another production company. Some rumors even say an American production company, which, if the American soaps are any indication, should make the older cast feel very nervous.

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Andrew   
Hard times have hit the cast and crew. Bill Roache, the only original cast member left, unexpectedly lost his wife Sara, who was also very close to most of the people on set. Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor, had to deliver a premature son at 18 weeks. He died soon after birth. One of the show's mixers has also died. They've shut the set down for the first time since 1999, when longtime cast member Bryan Moasley died. Scripts have to be rewritten because Bill and Kym are both in major storylines at the moment.

Meanwhile, ITV is so bad off financially that they may have to sell Coronation Street to another production company. Some rumors even say an American production company, which, if the American soaps are any indication, should make the older cast feel very nervous.

I Heard about Williams wife so sad, but i hadnt heard about Kym, so sad!......

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