Tag Archives: Corrie Profiles and History

The Grimshaws of 11 Coronation Street

It was way back in 2007 when Debbie mentioned in the comments that Elsie Tanner’s maiden name was Grimshaw. I always thought it was odd that particular piece of information just sat there on the shelf, not being used. You … Continue reading

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Oh Coronation Street’s Alright, Mind You, There’s Some You’ll Have to Watch – 51 Today

Corrie Street is 51 years today! And for those who missed John’s posting, get yourself into  the Wayback machine and see the first episode ever!

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Dirty, Filthy Money

If it pleases the court, m’lord, I would like to direct your attention to the events on February 9th, 2004. As you’ll recall, this was the night Amy Barlow (nee Patience Cropper) was born. The child’s mother, Tracy Barlow discussed … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned from Corrie

There’s a wonderful essay by Grace Dent in Ken Barlow’s favourite paper, The Guardian. What I’ve Learned From Corrie details Dent’s journey through the decades with the show’s women and the men who disappoint them. There are a few spoilers … Continue reading

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Blanche’s Final Scene

I forgot to post this last week but Maggie Jones’ last scene as Blanche Hunt has aired in Canada. Shortly after her scenes were filmed, she fell ill and soon passed away. If you’d like to skip ahead to 6:57 … Continue reading

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The Road to Coronation Street

Tonight in the UK, BBC4 aired a TV movie called The Road to Coronation Street. The film details how series creator Tony Warren managed to create a nightly drama about the lives of working class people in the north of … Continue reading

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More Sad News To Report

In a tragic case of art imitating life… The baby son of Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh and Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas has died after being born 18 weeks early. Marsh, 32, who plays barmaid Michelle Connor in the ITV1 … Continue reading

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Ted Paige

Missus Mac asks what the story is on Ted Paige, Gayle’s da. Here’s what I got via CorrieNet*. Audrey told Gayle about her father on her 41st birthday. The story goes that 17 year old Audrey wanted to get married … Continue reading

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The Rovers Refit

Last night, as Alex locked himself in the Rovers, the camera lingered over the rarely empty pub and viewers got a view of the newly decorated place.  ITV, the network which airs Corrie in the UK, has a gallery of … Continue reading

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Character Profile: Bill Webster

Okay, I don’t have a hell of a lot of info on him, but just for those of you who are curious, this is the scoop on Kev’s dad, Bill. He came on the show in 1984 (two years before … Continue reading

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