Corrie Scene of the Week

Coronation Street – Eunuchs and Parasites (Dec. 26th to 30th, 2011)

Once they’d decided it was necessary, Hayley and Roy didn’t have a chance to tell Mother Cropper the truth about Hayley’s sex change.  Tracy Barlow was happy to enlighten Sylvia.  more…

Coronation Street – Mother of the Year (Dec. 19th to 23rd, 2011)

An anonymous call to Child Services, Max taken back into care “while we investigate.”  Becky wrung the truth out of Kylie, her first suspect, and believes she didn’t do it.  That leaves Tracy.  more…

Coronation Street – Paradise Lost (Dec. 12th to 16th, 2011)

Dreams seemingly attained: Paradise found.  Awakening to reality: Paradise lost.  Three scenes this week showed this, in very different ways with different levels of drama. more…

Coronation Street – Live fast, die old (Dec. 5th to 9th, 2011)

I didn’t watch Coronation Street when the Tanners lived there.  But you can’t be a Corrie fan without knowing of Elsie Tanner… I listened, enthralled, as Dennis told Rita about his mother’s life after she moved away. more…

Coronation Street – Marriages of Convenience (Nov. 28th to Dec. 2nd, 2011)

Mary: “For generations, the cream of British aristocracy and the crowned heads of Europe have intermingled to produce a bloodline like vintage champagne.  Then what do they go and do?  Pour in a quart of brown ale.” more…

Coronation Street – Easter Reunions (Nov. 21st to 25th, 2011)

Such a treat – seeing so many Corrie people back Friday.  First, Todd Grimshaw and his new man Jules, then in London, Violet and Jamie and Marcus. more…

Coronation Street – Marc & Marcia & bambino (Nov. 14 to 18, 2011)

The scene that made me shriek with delight this Tuesday was Kevin’s surprise gift to Sally.  A beautiful little red Fiat 500, giftwrapped!… But then I saw Marc, bruised and bloodied, in dress, necklace and blonde wig.  more…

Coronation Street – All About Becky (Nov. 7th to 11th, 2011)

Wednesday, Becky going at Kylie then the Platts, followed by Becky going at Liz, and finally, the fabulous moment of Becky throwing Liz’s favourite clothes in a puddle. more…

Coronation Street – Business (Oct. 24th to 28th, 2011)

Dev explaining the full extent of their financial problems to Sunita was very moving.  And real for any small business person. more…

Coronation Street – The Best Man (Oct. 17th to 21st, 2011)

The week ended as it started – with Peter and Nick.  And Leanne and Carla.  At the end of Friday’s episode, Peter told Leanne he knew about her affair with Nick and he wanted a divorce.  He did it at the altar… more…

Coronation Street – The Good Soldier (Oct. 16/11)

Writing this after Monday’s episode, pretty sure nothing is going to top Gary’s description of what happened in Afghanistan.* Gary has been unraveling. more…

Coronation Street – Joy of Joy (Oct. 3rd to 7th, 2011)

It seems wrong to say you enjoyed watching an old lady die of heart failure after finding out that her son was dead and his body buried beneath a knicker factory. more…

Coronation Street – Agatha Christie? (Oct. 2/11)

Despite the sight of Tracy lying bloodied on the ground by the Barlows’ back door, the scene this week for me was Emily Bishop telling Tracy just what she thought of her. more…

Coronation Street – Airing Laundry (Sept. 25/11)

At the end of the first half of Monday’s episode, my husband said “I stopped watching because of Sally.  Now I might start watching again – because of Sally.” more…

Coronation Street – Off the rails (Sept. 12th to 16th, 2011)

Wow!!  I was disappointed when I learned the big event to mark the 50th anniversary would be a tram crash.  I had hoped for something uplifting… Here’s my highlights. Charlotte going well and truly off the rails Monday. more…

Coronation Street – Our Jim (Sept. 5th to 9th, 2011)

Every scene with Jim McDonald, who returns for Jack’s funeral… It was especially nice to have him in the Rovers when Roy made the sad announcement that Gary Windass had been wounded in Afghanistan and three men of his unit killed…  more…

Coronation Street – Goodnight Jack Duckworth (Aug 29 to Sept 2011)

Tuesday – Jack’s birthday do at the Rovers, he and Molly discuss the situation with Kevin being baby Jack’s biological father.  I had chills going up my spine as Jack told Molly about real life, about mistakes, about love and behaviour. more…

Coronation Street – Jacks’ Bonfire Night (Aug. 22nd to 26th, 2011)

A lot of story this week, but nothing leaping out until Friday.  November 5th on the Street, Bonfire Night, and fireworks had started, literally on the street and figuratively for Baby Jack Dobbs. more…

Coronation Street – Cheap Tricks (Aug 15th to 19th, 2011)

Thursday just before a commercial break:  Kylie, obviously still in the Greater Manchester area.  Oh no, I groaned, I thought she was gone. more…

Coronation Street – Little Englanders (August 8 to 12, 2011)

Ashley Peacock just put himself in the ranks of splendid curmudgeons of Weatherfield. Claire and her mother extolled the virtues of living in France.  He listened, then said what he really really thought…  more…

Coronation Street – bring me flowers (Aug. 1 to 5, 2011)

Three scenes Tuesday.  First, Chesney taking flowers to Katie, and her dad answering the door. Flowers go to the cobbles and Chesney goes to the wall, pinned by Owen who tells him what will happen to him if he messes his “baby girl” about. more…

Coronation Street – Care Packages (July 25th to 29th, 2011)

Eddie Windass, in the cafe, stealing Roy’s condiments for food purchased elsewhere.  Anna scolds him.  He asks if there’s any tape.  She looks to see what he’s doing, sticking food and magazines in a shoebox. more…

Coronation Street – Hell hath no fury (July 18 to 22, 2011)

Hell indeed hath no fury like a woman scorned by lover, lover’s mother, boss who is also lover’s grandmother, and co-worker who is also lover’s brother.  more…

Coronation Street – The Good Mother (July 11 to 15, 2011)

A storyline, not a scene: the unmasking of Natasha’s dreams of housewifery.  It started for me Wednesday, with Gail getting up from her chair in the Rovers. “He needs his family…he needs me,” about Nick.  No!  Leave him alone! more…

Coronation Street – Waitress from Hell (July 4 to 8, 2011)

I can’t stand Kylie.  That being said, I loved Wednesday’s scene of her “serving” in Roy’s café.  It could be one of Dante’s circles of Hell for restaurant goers everywhere. more…

Coronation Street – Family Trees (June 27 to July 1, 2011)

Two scenes this week – couldn’t choose between them.  Very different stories, but both about expanding the family tree. We’ve got a new shoot on the Dobbs lineage, but daddy Tyrone doesn’t yet know that it was likely a graft. more…

Coronation Street – Lancashire Fusilier (June 20th – 24th, 2011)

That was the most fabulous wedding I’ve ever seen on Corrie or any other show.  I can’t possibly pick one scene – every one was great. more…

Coronation Street – Mary (June 19th, 2011)

This week, Mary.  She is wonderful.  Scary and wonderful… On Thursday, we had four moments of pure Mary-ness. Her look of longing and animosity at the ladies getting ready for Hayley’s hen party.  more…

Coronation Street – Baby Daddy (June 6th to 10, 2011)

Nick patting Natasha’s belly and cooing to the baby inside versus a couple months ago Nick asking Leanne if she didn’t sometimes picture herself and him and little baby that might have been.  Hard to decide which is more revolting. more…

Coronation Street – The Accumulator (May 31 to June 3, 2011)

A five race accumulator is a bet in which you pick the horses to win in five different races on a given race day.  Your winnings compound from race to race, but if all five horses do not win, neither do you. Lewis “won” his first ever accumulator. more…

Coronation Street – Crazy Ladies (May 23rd to 27th 2011)

Fizz going off on Charlotte.  She’s in Charlotte’s house telling her exactly what she thinks of her… It’s one shot that I particularly liked.  Fizz, with a curtain of glass pendants, crystals, whatever they are hanging in front of a mirror.  more…

Coronation Street – Farce (May 16th to 20th, 2011)

John Stape is making progress.  He now isn’t just teaching about farce, he’s living one.  It wouldn’t feel that way for him, of course, having to figure out how to quietly dispose of a body while everyone is everywhere around him. more…

Coronation Street – Meowrr! (May 9th to 13th, 2011)

Lots of ‘cats’ on the Street this week! … So here are the runners-up, in order of appearance.  Audreh’s birthday party at the Rovers. more…

Coronation Street – The Salesman (May 2 to 6, 2011)

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”  John Stape would know without having to google it that this famous line comes from Sir Walter Scott’s poem Marmiom.  That’s because he’s an English teacher who loves his job. more…

Coronation Street – The Wedding Planner (Apr. 25 to 29, 2011)

Mary leaping at Hayley in the fancy hotel’s small event room when Hayley says she prefers it to the large room.  Hayley is especially pleased to see the steam train yard outside the window, remarking that Roy would like that.  ‘Who cares?’ is Mary’s reaction.    more…

Coronation Street – The Dinner Party (Apr. 18th to 22nd, 2011)

Sean touching his son’s face onscreen, Cheryl after being battered by her husband – moving moments.  But Ken telling dinner guests Audrey and Lewis, “Tracy always says how much she misses her mother’s stuffed marrow.” more…

Coronation Street – Stayin’ Alive (Apr. 11th to 15th, 2011)

It was Graeme’s week.  Even before all his Christmases came at once and he got lucky with Tina, he was the man. Two scenes on Wednesday made me giggle. more…

Coronation Street – A Proposal (Apr. 4th to 8th, 2011)

My pick for the week is not the small, unexpected quirky moment.  I’m going straight to the Big Event – Roy’s romantic proposal of marriage. more…

Coronation Street  – ‘Our Father’? (Mar. 28 to Apr. 1, 2011)

A woman battering at the factory door, the menfolk trying to decide whether to help, and nary an official of civil authority in sight.  This image from Wednesday encapsulates the history and ethos of Coronation Street. more…

Coronation Street – Red Dress Redux (Mar. 21 to 25, 2011)

My “aahh” moment was Hayley opening the gift from Roy when it wasn’t even her birthday… It was a red party dress.  Like Hayley, I almost cried. more…

Coronation Street – Red Hot Hayley (Mar. 14th to 18th, 2011)

Hayley, delighted with her dress purchase.  Roy saying “I find it hard to see you in it.”  The hurt you feel when you’re all excited by something and someone you love throws cold water on it. more…

Coronation Street – Baby Tigers (Mar. 7th to 11th, 2011)

A few weeks ago, we had the grown-up tigresses going at it.  This Wednesday it was Tracy and Becky, the younger generation. more…

A funeral, a fight & free food (Feb. 28 to Mar. 4, 2011)

They did Blanche – and Maggie – proud.  The funeral was lovely, heartfelt and funny.  So many beautiful moments.  Ken in Blanche’s room, looking through her “bits and bobs”.  more…

Coronation Street – Blanche (Feb. 21 to 25, 2011)

Norris and Mary, in the little cottage of horrors, were riveting, and it was nice to see Nu-Amy.  But the week belonged to Blanche.  more…

Coronation Street – Duets (Feb. 14th to 18th, 2011)

So many strange pairings this week, so many good scenes.  Lots of story building.  A biggie with Audrey and Lewis. more…

Coronation Street – Crash (Feb. 7 to 11, 2011)

Tyrone’s car rolling over and over and over – wow!  Then, next episode, the firefighters cutting the car apart.  The car and the jaws of life were the stars of the week.  more…

Coronation Street – BFFs (Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, 2011)

A jaw-dropper.  Sophie, having scrubbed the back of her neck raw trying to get the temporary tattoo off, crying.  Then Sian coming in to make up with her after their fight. more…

Coronation Street – Needs a home (Jan. 24th to 28th 2011)

Tuesday, Becky reaching to the computer screen, to the girl with the challenging eyes.  Cloe, 9 years old, seven siblings most of them in Scotland, needs a forever home.  more…

Coronation Street – Movin’ on down (Jan. 17th to 21st 2011)

A scene I liked in a storyline that’s not up to par.  First, the scene:  Sunita and Dev in the Rovers talking to Ashley and Claire about living on the side of the street that has, as Dev says, “outdoor loos”. more...

Coronation Street – SWF looking (Jan. 10th – 14th 2011)

Friday, Audrey and Rita had an interesting conversation about paying for companionship.  Rita’s reaction was what probably most of us think – “a gigolo!”  more

Coronation Street – Ashes to Ashes (Jan. 3rd to 7th, 2011)

Whatever the Joe McIntyre storyline was like, his death has been perhaps the most entertaining I’ve ever seen.  The funeral Monday was a gem. more…

Coronation Street – God bless the child (Dec. 27th to 31st)

Not really a “scene” this week – a shot and a background, both part of the same storyline.  Poor little Simon, looking out the door at his feuding family.  more…

Coronation Street – Loss (Dec. 20th to 24th, 2010)

The biggie was Monday’s three-scene telling of Becky’s miscarriage… But my pick comes on Thursday, when Liz sits down for a heart-to-heart with Becky.  more…

Coronation Street – Trash Kitties (Dec. 13th to 17th 2010)

Tuesday at the Rovers, Trev says,  “Hey guess what I found today? Two little kittens in a wheelie bin.”  Janice says, “aah, really?  more…

Coronation Street – ‘Bob’ jokes (Dec. 6th to 10th, 2010)

There was one brief, shining moment this week on Wednesday.  As I said to my husband when updating him, “Joe popped up.” more…

Coronation Street – Lake Schtupid (Nov. 29 to Dec. 3, 2010)

Suicide by stupidity:  that’s the theme of this week… But first, the scene.  The breathtaking beauty of a lake in the Lake District on a cold winter night. more…

Coronation Street – And he’s back! (Nov. 22nd to 26th, 2010)

There were a lot of “should be” scenes this week… The thing that signaled ‘uh oh’ the most was the appearance from behind a restaurant kitchen door of the glorious Ciaran. more…

Coronation Street – What I really think (Nov. 15th to 19th 2010)

The scene that has stuck in my head was at the end of Monday’s show when Joe told Gayle what he really, really thought of her. more…

Coronation Street – Vera (Nov. 8th to 12th 2010)

The 2nd anniversary of Vera’s death.  Tyrone is sad.  But that morning, he doesn’t know what’s about to hit him.  All he knows is Molly is being very difficult to live with.  more…

Coronation Street – Private Gary (Nov. 1st to 5th 2010)

I shed a tear for the Windasses this week.  Friday, Eddie unveiled the cake he’d baked for Gary’s going away party at the Rovers… shaped like a hand grenade.  more…

Coronation Street – C (Oct. 25th to 29th, 2010)

Carla hauling the vodka bottle out of her desk drawer and telling Sally “orange juice in the fridge” after Sally has told her why she needs time off work.  more…

Coronation Street – Trifecta (Oct. 18th to 22nd 2010)

No one scene jumped out at me this week.  But three spoke a bit, for different reasons.  The penultimate scene with Steve and Becky and a close up of Becky looking back at Steve…  more…

Coronation Street – Molly’s Turkey (Oct. 11th to 15th 2010)

Molly pulls the Christmas turkey out of the oven.  The pan tips and the turkey slides out on the floor.  Oh, the poor girl.  more…

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12 thoughts on “Corrie Scene of the Week

  1. Holy mama it was a week all right. Proper movie. I have to catch up on my scene-of-the-week reading. I got all absorbed in a project. I don’t think I have a secret handshake. (That would be cool though.) Usually I can comment on blogs because I am signed into my Google account and it uses that as my ID. There are other accounts you can use. Let me try and look into that for you. Aw, thanks guys.

  2. Hi Dorothy! Have to agree on what a lovely couple Haley and Roy make. I love that quirky pair. And can’t wait to see what you write this week. I’ve only seen Monday, so far. Oooh…

    And I wanted to say what a lovely surprise it was when I saw your wee little head and cat on my b. You inspired me to pull myself up and out of the winter blues and find my funny bone again. Thank you.

    1. Hi, it’s quite a week on the street and that’s all I’m saying until Sunday. I was trying to comment on your blog and it wouldn’t let me even after I ‘joined’. Just kept telling me I couldn’t be verified, so could you let me know what the secret handshake is? Jim wanted to comment too, he really liked your snow day photo. Make sure you don’t miss Sunday’s omnibus!

  3. You read that one, Dorothy. Oh my! I was feeling particularly silly that day. Sometimes, you just have to laugh. I’ll be looking in the paper for a rush on banana boxes. You could be right, the fork certainly does add a whole other level of intrigue. Now you’ve got me laughing all over again. Where’s that tissue?

    1. Carrie – I was trying to comment on your blog and couldn’t – at least I don’t think it, or they (since I did it more than once), went through. It didn’t like my address. So I hope you get this message. Thanks for the lovely words, and congratulations on your “lovely blog” award. It is indeed that. Hope you’re doing well. I’ll go back to your blog now and continue reading.

    1. Thanks, Carrie, glad you’re enjoying them, and happy new year to you too. I recently read your “banana box” post (complete with photos). I laughed myself sick. Haven’t had a chance to look at the $store for one. But your description made me, and I’m sure lots of other people, want to buy their own. Dollarama will wonder why there’s a run on banana boxes! My theory on the little fork is it’s just a clever marketing ploy – to make us think “hmm, wonder why they put this little matching fork in here? I’d better buy two!” And the image of pogo-banana – a banana impaled on a chopstick – is still in my mind… (to anyone else reading this, go to Carrie’s blog – it’s great)

  4. Oh, neat… on the Canadian doc. That will be fun.
    That is true, there’s always more time for things to come out. I just don’t recall ever having to wait this long! We shall see.
    England was actually beginning to turn more American (when I visited four years back), pubs shutting down and flashier wine bars opening in their place. *sob* At the very least, pubs were getting a revamp and acting more as restaurants. I guess the whole credit/loan thing eventually spread over the pond, but it wasn’t long before the recession hit. Might be a factor, as well, though they didn’t show “why” and “how” things were changing very effectively.
    Polarizing morality, and bringing in religion with the kids seems to have brought it back. Smart. (Not that I’m religious, but it was an interesting backlash). Also, I love how the kids are becoming smarter than the parents through technology.
    *Carrie zips her lips*

  5. Hi Dorothy! This is great, an in-depth study of Corro’s. Love it! I’ve been watching since I was thirteen… so, 22 years. Crikey. I missed a couple of years when I moved back to Canada as it made me feel home sick, and then I actually stopped watching for a couple of years – was not happy where it was going (all the oldies were being written out…it started to feel more American, to me). I tuned in again about a year ago and my love has been rekindled. The generational themes and cycles, having watched for so long, are fantastic to observe. On the Molly and Kevin affair (the jerk), when you say affairs always come out in the end as part of the drama… yeah, that’s a definite formula. Except for the one time (did I miss something?) when Sally had that affair with her smarmy boss, and Rosie ended up keeping it a secret for her, not wanting her family to break up again. I kept waiting for Kevin to find out, but that one blew over for some reason. Was that Sally’s final “lesson” to appreciate what she has, and stop being a slapper?
    One thing that started getting to me before: the old ‘break-up/one-night-stand “affair”/make-up/find out/break-up again’ formula. Affairs left, right and center. I realize we need drama’n’all, but it can get a bit much. I used to love the old days when they stopped to chat about the price of bacon, or something equally random.
    Okay, I could go on forever. Signing off, for now. Thanks for this, Dorothy! 🙂 Carrie.

    1. Hi Carrie, thanks for writing. You’re right, Kevin never found out about Sally’s affair with her icky boss. It may still come out though – that’s the beauty of continuing stories. There were a few years when it got very “Americanized” when Percy and other old timers left. That producer, whose name I am not sure of – Brian Park I think – wanted to make his mark on the show, I remember reading. He should have known, as the successful producers have, that you have to work with what you’ve got, that the show has its own momentum and you can’t, and shouldn’t, change it too much. Harry Elton, the original producer, said that many years ago after he had watched the progress of the show for several decades after he left. In early Dec. there’s going to be a Canadian doc on CS, the show and fans, on CBC for the 50th anniversary. I’ll post something when I check on the date and time.

  6. I really like these! I’m going to link to your blog from mine. I thought scenes between Kevin and Bill were really good, not just these ones but others that they’ve discussed when Kevin’s mother was ill and Bill remembering it with Sally as well. Did you know that the actress was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time? The scenes aren’t shot in sequence so some of them may have been filmed after the cast found out, probably the ones we are seeing now for sure but some of the earlier ones as well. I think there were a few scenes where Michael LeVell wasn’t really acting all that much, as he and Sally the actress are good friends. It probably hit them all quite hard. She’s back at work now and all clear!

    1. Thanks a lot! I watched the UK tv broadcast with Sally posted on Corrie Canuck. She said she found out right after she’d taped the big scene with her telling Kev. It never struck me that some of the scenes would indeed have been taped with her, and the other actors, knowing she actually had cancer too. How hard would that be, for all of them! Yes, every scene with all the Websters has been remarkable – all of them responding so much in character and with such heartfelt acting/emotion. Even Rosie, and her boob job foolishness, has made me laugh and cry at the same time. Thanks for linking to me, and so nice to hear from you.

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