Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Top 10 Coronation Street Sexy Scenes

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)


Flaming Nora! Last night Eva went wild in a bid to win her fella, unaware that Aidan was already having his afternoon delight with Maria in her flat. Then he turned up to find Eva in her stockings and suspenders and latex wotsit waiting for him.

Let's have a look at ten other times when Coronation Street bared the flesh and went sexy.


Billy the vicar Mayhew was caught in the all together.


Gary Windass, topless, in the hotel bedroom.  Research for this post was so difficult.


 Jason seemed to take any excuse to go topless.


I'm never sure this one worked as a sexy thing, though.


Liz caught out in her frillies on the balcony.


Marcus and Todd covering their embarrassment with soft furnishings.


The Green Python stripper in The Rovers Return


The beautiful Eva again. If you've got it, flaming flaunt it!


Jason and Rosie meddling with modelling.

And speaking of Rosie...


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In Defence of the Grooming Storyline

(This post was originally posted by Ruth Owen on the Coronation Street Blog in June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)


The grooming storyline has courted much controversy and will continue to do so, up to the point where
it plays itself out and the villains of the piece get their comeuppance. Some people feel that such a storyline, involving the abuse of young teenage girls and the manipulation of them by men, several decades older, should not find a place in a soap opera.



Why though, are people objecting to this particular storyline, when other controversial storylines are accepted without a murmur?

Coronation Street has never been shy of an issue - often issues which divide opinion. There has been surrogacy, assisted suicide, gender reassignment, clinical depression, endless affairs and betrayals, murders, attempted murders, domestic abuse, bigamy, illegal immigration, gambling addictions, child abduction, teenage pregnancy, stillbirth, sham marriage and the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease, to name just some.
Each of these issues makes for difficult viewing, so why does the grooming storyline, in particular, cause so many to be upset?

Coronation Street must keep up with the times and though I’m sure that grooming in some form or another has always taken place, it is at the forefront of our awareness, because of the Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and other scandals, where vulnerable girls have been abused. And some boys too.

Maybe people take the view that soap operas should not tackle current issues, but that would leave the soaps much the weaker. It’s great to have the comedy and the conversations, but, in my view at least, it needs some grit, otherwise it would fail in its attempt to mirror, at least to some extent, real life. What keeps us watching is the fact that we can relate to happenings on the cobbles, to the characters, to their problems, their joys and their disappointments – all of which we, in our turn, at some point in our lives, experience.



Grooming is a fact of life. It is my view that producer Kate Oates is courageous in bringing this truth to our screens. Nathan’s manipulations and his cruelty, coupled with Bethany’s downright refusal to see the truth and being so obstinate, despite her family pointing out the reality, is not easy to watch. Nor is Sarah’s desperation at the possible loss of her child. Bethany has turned completely against her family. Her thinking has become so twisted and distorted that when Nathan has a ‘party’ Bethany agrees to his demands, even when it involves three of his ‘mates’.  A cigarette burn, too, is accepted as some kind of a show of affection. Nathan’s masterstroke is the proposal and the ring. Bethany is young and foolish enough to believe that it actually means something.

This storyline must be seen through. It would be false if Bethany suddenly saw the light and ran home to Sarah. Also, the after effects will be heart breaking and drawn out, once Bethany has finally seen the truth - as she surely will.
By Ruth Owen, twitter: @Ruth1722







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5 Things We Learned in Corrie This Week

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Coronation Street went back to its usual schedule this week after last week's drama when it was on every night. But that doesn't mean that it wasn't as action-packed as Eva's black PVC playsuit. Let's have a look at 5 things we learned this week in our favourite show.

1. Kirky likes his mid-day bath


Dashing home from work in his lunch time to have his mid-day bath is a treat for Kirk as he takes a break from packing knickers at the factory. I've given him three little birds too. Bob Marley would be chuffed.




2. Having your name on a bench isn't all that



She might have a bench dedicated to her but that doesn't mean everyone remembers Maxine Peacock. Well, Craig and Bethany didn't seem to know.  And as Maxine was killed by her gran Gail's husband, you'd think Bethany might have had an inkling. Young 'uns these days, eh?

3. Barlows' backyard is a great place for burning books



In the backyard of the Barlows' house, Ken set fire to the blood-stained book that Daniel hit him with, destroying the evidence.  It's not the first time that Ken's set fire to a book in the backyard of No. 1. Back in 2008 his writing career went up in flames when he burned the manuscript of a book he'd been working on.

4. Gina stitched teddy bears


She's a woman of many talents, is Gina. Slicing through lacy knickers in the packing department one minute, becoming star stitcher the next. "I used to stitch teddies," she told Johnny Connor.  She'll be running the place next, just you mark my words. And I'd love to see how that goes down with sister Sally!

5.  Eva Price has a beautiful finger


Loved Phil Wheeler the jewellery dealer this week. "You've a beautiful finger," he told Eva Price. "You'll make some bloke very happy with it."






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Conversation Street Podcast 258


Gemma and Michael's podcast for the  episodes that aired up to last night's Canadian Corrie can be heard here.

On Corrie this week, David and Shona are clearly developing feelings for each other but Shona decides to lie no more and tells David about Clayton. Eva's still dropping hints about an engagement and Aidan is still too busy running after Maria to pick them up. Ken reveals to the family who pushed him and they all gang up on Daniel who's got more than enough on his hands dealing with his mother's presence. Bethany refuses to take anyone's side but Nathan's and makes private plans. There's a new character profile on Nick Tilsley as Leanne tries to fool herself this week that he's going to return.

Remember, you can also listen to Conversation Street on iTunes (leave a fab review if you do!)






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Monday, 26 June 2017

5 Things We Learned in Corrie This Week

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Coronation Street went back to its usual schedule this week after last week's drama when it was on every night. But that doesn't mean that it wasn't as action-packed as Eva's black PVC playsuit. Let's have a look at 5 things we learned this week in our favourite show.

1. Kirky likes his mid-day bath


Dashing home from work in his lunch time to have his mid-day bath is a treat for Kirk as he takes a break from packing knickers at the factory. I've given him three little birds too. Bob Marley would be chuffed.





2. Having your name on a bench isn't all that


She might have a bench dedicated to her but that doesn't mean everyone remembers Maxine Peacock. Well, Craig and Bethany didn't seem to know.  And as Maxine was killed by her gran Gail's husband, you'd think Bethany might have had an inkling. Young 'uns these days, eh?

3. Barlows' backyard is a great place for burning books



In the backyard of the Barlows' house, Ken set fire to the blood-stained book that Daniel hit him with, destroying the evidence.  It's not the first time that Ken's set fire to a book in the backyard of No. 1. Back in 2008 his writing career went up in flames when he burned the manuscript of a book he'd been working on.

4. Gina stitched teddy bears



She's a woman of many talents, is Gina. Slicing through lacy knickers in the packing department one minute, becoming star stitcher the next. "I used to stitch teddies," she told Johnny Connor.  She'll be running the place next, just you mark my words. And I'd love to see how that goes down with sister Sally!

5.  Eva Price has a beautiful finger


Loved Phil Wheeler the jewellery dealer this week. "You've a beautiful finger," he told Eva Price. "You'll make some bloke very happy with it."







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Tribute to Maeve Binchy, International Novelist and Corrie fan

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)


Gordon Snell is the husband of the late, international best-selling novelist Maeve Binchy and he gave a lovely interview to The Irish Times this week.

As the journalist interviewed Mr Snell, his two cats, Audrey and Fred, wandered in and out of the room.

Asked how they chose the names for the cats, Snell chuckled. “Audrey is a character in Coronation Street. We were both addicted to watching it. One evening we were watching, and Audrey got up and said: “I’m going up to bed to knuckle down with my Maeve Binchy.”

You can read the full interview here.

This summer will mark the fifth anniversary of Maeve Binchy's death.

Back in 2010 Maeve Binchy wrote an exclusive blog post for us!  You can read it here.







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