Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Super siblings on Coronation Street

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog January 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Last night on Coronation Street, there was a very short scene in Audrey's hair salon between David and Sarah Platt.  I commented to the other end of the sofa that these two characters are, and have always been, highly believable as brother and sister in our favourite soap. 

And this set me thinking about other sets of on-screen siblings which are believable - and those, perhaps, which aren't.

The siblings that work for me are...

Chesney and Fiz, not least because of their red hair which makes them look similar.  They share an empathy, they look out for each other and that in part, comes from having been neglected by their mother Cilla. Surely it's time for Chesney to let Fiz know what's been going on between him and Sinead and for Fiz to offer some support?

Leanne and Toyah, although not blood-related, are completely on the button as sisters. These two will always work better as sisters than Leanne and Eva will, for me.

And annoying as they both are, Rosie and Sophie work well together too. I'm looking forward to their return a great deal.
Twins Steve and Andy McDonald were always good together. Although they are twins, they were very different young men. I'd love to see Andy back on the show and even if actor Nicholas Cochrane has no plans to return to acting, ITV could always bring in a replacement actor. It's about time we had a twin on the show again.
Which sets of soap siblings really work for you?

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