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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Isn't it time that the obnoxious Phelan received a Game-of-Thrones-inspired death and the writers brought this ridiculous storyline to a (bloody and/or painful) conclusion?

Coronation Street aficianadi only: answers on the back of TV Choice (other television guides are available)

Non-CS viewers, pass by.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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I have recently given up on coronation street as the current storylines are dragging on far too long.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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I record CS only to see what will happen to Phelen. I fast forward until the part he is in but agreed, he needs to go.

Once this happens it's doubtful that I will record it.

I haven't watched it fully in over 9 yrs.

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By *luevein  (M)  over a year ago

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I love Corrie. You can call me sad but in the last 40 years I have missed four episodes. The last time I missed an episode (before I had anything to record it on) I rang up Granada TV to ask what happened!!!

I dislike that Pat Phelan character but that is not to say that he doesn't add to the programme. It's good to have a baddie every now and then. Part of me hopes he gets away with his nefarious deeds so that I can continue to shout abuse at the television.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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You are definitely sad ....

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Yes I think corries cool I not nice a esprispo since then late 70s . I do miss Ashley peacock / Fred Elliott . And Vera duckworth ,

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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I think,was Richard Hillman is worse than Phelan

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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"Yes I think corries cool I not nice a esprispo since then late 70s . I do miss Ashley peacock / Fred Elliott . And Vera duckworth , "

You just cannot beat a nice esprispo … fortunately I don't have a telly.

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By *inger   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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"soaps" the only thing I like about soap is when a guy drops some in front of me in a communal shower

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Bore-a-nation St........

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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"Yes I think corries cool I not nice a esprispo since then late 70s . I do miss Ashley peacock / Fred Elliott . And Vera duckworth ,

You just cannot beat a nice esprispo … fortunately I don't have a telly."

At last, another one without.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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"Yes I think corries cool I not nice a esprispo since then late 70s . I do miss Ashley peacock / Fred Elliott . And Vera duckworth , "

EWh??

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By *oland butter  (M)  over a year ago

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I rarely if ever watch television-though i do have them (plural) in my house.

much more a `radio head`

however-the point I am clumsily getting at-is that the soaps-----------archers on radio 4 included certainly reflect changing social attitudes and mores.

could anyone really imagine `gay` people being represented on the television or radio back -say-in the early 60`s ??

along with other issues as-to say-wife beating-rape-drug/alcohol abuse ???

all of which are now central parts of all programmes

Of course having grown up in the `social correct

church and state` britain of that time

-and of course being `fed` moral lessons of the war and national service-and how society was so so much better (UMM)

no such things-domestic abuse-etc(dont wish to eleborate here)-OF COURSE_NEVER NEVER !!! happened in those days-------LOL!!!!!!!

thank you.

R.B

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By *oland butter  (M)  over a year ago

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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Gay people may not have been represented in programmes, but there has always been a high proportion of them involved in the making of programmes.

Tony Warren who devised the idea of Corrie was openly gay, as was a number of the cast. Minnie, Martha, and Ena were well known as lesbian, as was Doris Speed. Julie Goodyear has spoken often about being bisexual and good old Fred (can't remember his real name) was well known in Manchester clubs. He had his own well reported embarassing incident with a rent boy that caused his leaving the Street.

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By *oland butter  (M)  over a year ago

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sure -newcool

all what you say is true

the theatre has always-or at least always had such people

I was more refering to the story line plots

though i disagree-albeit-marginally that gay people`always` been represented in such ways

-you forgot jean alexandre or was that alexander -btw-lol

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By *oland butter  (M)  over a year ago

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BLUNDER-on my part newcool

I may have misread your post-sorry

though I stand by my oringinal line

ta

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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Haven't watched it recently. Has Minnie Caldwell found Bobbie yet?

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By *ewcocol  (M)  over a year ago

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I only mentioned those I knew of from people who worked at Granada telling me when I used to do film & TV work.

Driving crew and recce work, not me doing actual film stuff.

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By *aglite  (M)  over a year ago

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"Haven't watched it recently. Has Minnie Caldwell found Bobbie yet?"

Jeez I'm behind, i didn't even know he'd gone missing!!!

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By *hread  (M)  over a year ago

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I record C/S so not to miss just in case, last watched E / Enders and Angiie and dirty Den were there, but my one question about C/S is how long was Gary with the ginger hair in the army and now become a security specialist in far off Eastern Europe , as I recall he resigned or was thrown out

Sorry to be such a sad booood to ask such a question

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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He was in Afghanistan, but was traumatised by something that happened out there, and left the army. (Sorry not more detailed: I don't remember.)

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*hub Dad for Lad By *hub Dad for Lad  (M)  over a year ago

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Totally lost in this _hread, last time I watched Corrie was when Rita's old man got killed by the team on Blackpool sea front

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*hub Dad for Lad By *hub Dad for Lad  (M)  over a year ago

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Sorry that should say Tram....Bloody auto checker

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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"Haven't watched it recently. Has Minnie Caldwell found Bobbie yet?

Jeez I'm behind, i didn't even know he'd gone missing!!!"

sunny Jim and Martha Longhurst have got Bobby in the snug with a milk stout...

Hot pot luvvie?

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By *pheliaBalls  (M)  over a year ago

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Soap operas will never be phased out - in fact they are increasing in number.

This is solely because they are so cheap to produce and people get hooked on them.

They are chewing gum for the eyes.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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They can bring important issues to the fore on occasion.

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By *orthright  (M)  over a year ago

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"They can bring important issues to the fore on occasion."

Yeah, Albert Tatlock is the man for that kind of stuff. Like that time when he wisely opined on that thing that happened. Genius.

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By *HIOG  (M)  over a year ago

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"They can bring important issues to the fore on occasion."

I don't watch soaps but agree they serve a purpose in highlighting important issues. Often providing helpline numbers for those suffering in way portrayed.

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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I will start watching it again when that often talked about, but never seen, character--Willy Eckerslyke--finally makes his appearance.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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You missed him: he had a fleeting appearance, a couple of months ago, as a PR consultant. But he's gone up in the world, and now calls himself Heckerslyke.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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.....often wondered,if Corrie is suppose to reflect real life,what do they watch on ITV at 7:30pm on a Monday,mmm??

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Lots of the story lines are taken from news items the recent grooming of Bethany was taken from factual case studies

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By *onjj  (M)  over a year ago

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some thing wrong with you..Its a 3rd rate show with 6th rate actors, get real

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By *he Shooter  (M)  over a year ago

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"some thing wrong with you..Its a 3rd rate show with 6th rate actors, get real"

This. The show is a poor imitation of what is once was, I don’t bother with it any longer. There are no strong characters any more.

The various moves over the years to cram more episodes into the schedule has lead to a general dumbing down in quality and as a result storylines are padded out ad nauseam.

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By *uv4old  (M)  over a year ago

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The trouble with all the soaps is that they copy one another. One has a murder storyline, they all have a murder storyline. One has a gay character, they all have a gay character. As a result, they have become interchangeable and lost the individuality that made them popular in the first place. None of them reflect the environment they are supposedly set in. I miss the real northern humour and situations that were once a part of coronation street but now it has become bland and the characters could have come from any of the other soaps. There's hardly any farming in Emmerdale anymore and Eastenders depicts London as being populated entirely by gangsters and criminals.

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By *oole.guy  (M)  over a year ago

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sorry to bbe a spoiler but phelan meets his end and eileen his wife kills him

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By *illis1931  (M)  over a year ago

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What's more every plot depends on someone overhearing something or accidentally seeing something that they were not supposed to have overheard or seen!

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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I wonder how many guys will tune in to see the r@pe of DavidPlatt?

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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By the way i love Corrie!

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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I haven't watched it for years but have sort of glanced at it at a friends house mainly because they have a 48" screen and his wife is a Corrie Addict. I am aware who David Platt is and I can imagine the only thing anyone would want to do with him is give him a good thump!

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Next corrie actor to die in real life will be Norris Cole . Not see him since Xmas.

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By *uv4old  (M)  over a year ago

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"Next corrie actor to die in real life will be Norris Cole . Not see him since Xmas. "

I haven't seen Santa Claus since Xmas. Hope he's alright.

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By (user no longer on site)  over a year ago

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Ready yourself for St Valentine, closely followed by the Easter Bunny...

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By *2014   profile verified by photo (M)  over a year ago

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Minnie Cauldwell a lesbian?? Sigh. All those adolescent fantasies in vain!

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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"Minnie Cauldwell a lesbian?? Sigh. All those adolescent fantasies in vain! "

Worse still Ena Sharples being lesbian. My stepfather had a bit of a crush on her. Then again he was a bit of an oddball.

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By *hebestrimmer  (M)  over a year ago

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It was well rumoured she was in real life.

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By *hebestrimmer  (M)  over a year ago

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Not watched it for years but do remember thinking last time I saw it that my thoughts on platt were "" that little shit needs a damn good shafting up the arse"

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By *onjj  (M)  over a year ago

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Are you lot real..Its a fucking story. made up for brain deads.you lot think its real. bunch of tossers

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By *inovim  (TV/TS/CD)  over a year ago

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Not seen it for a few years but did watch the 8.30pm episode tonight. Better storyline than Eastenders but still I would not get into the habit of watching it. It seems like both soaps are bringing back old timers to improve ratings but I just think nah I am not interested anymore.

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By *ister-cutcock   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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'Corrie' used to be great when it had people like : Street battle-axe 'Ena Sharples', nosey parker & gossip 'Hilda Ogden', loveable tart 'Elsie Tanner', toffee nosed Landlady 'Annie Walker', meek and mild 'Minnie Cordwell' Hot-Pot Queen 'Betty Turpin', flirty barmaid 'Bet Lynch', grumpy old 'Albert Tatlock', prim & proper Emily Neugent, and so on. All great actors and actresses in real life, many of whom trod the boards & starred in films for decades before joining Coronation street. Oh happy days !

But I lost interest when they started getting a load of 'kids' who couldn't act - into the show. All they seem to do is shout at each other without a personality between them. I rarely (if ever) watch it now !

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By *onjj  (M)  over a year ago

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its sad that people still watch this crap.£rd rate entertainment/3rd rate actors and defo over paid

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"'Corrie' used to be great when it had people like : Street battle-axe 'Ena Sharples', nosey parker & gossip 'Hilda Ogden', loveable tart 'Elsie Tanner', toffee nosed Landlady 'Annie Walker', meek and mild 'Minnie Cordwell' Hot-Pot Queen 'Betty Turpin', flirty barmaid 'Bet Lynch', grumpy old 'Albert Tatlock', prim & proper Emily Neugent, and so on. All great actors and actresses in real life, many of whom trod the boards & starred in films for decades before joining Coronation street. Oh happy days !

But I lost interest when they started getting a load of 'kids' who couldn't act - into the show. All they seem to do is shout at each other without a personality between them. I rarely (if ever) watch it now ! "

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Oh yessss!!! When it was real life!

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*ordic-knight By *ordic-knight   premium paying member (M)  over a year ago

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I confess I have watched Coronation Street twice this year because the the hype of two storylines. The first was the demise of the character called Phelan. Didn't really know the background but he obviously got poetic justice. The second was the story of David Platt's r@pe. The trouble was to view both these stories I had to endure being switched to other scenes of girls shouting each other down and I hadn't got a clue as to who was who. Ena and Minnie never appeared once and it must have been Annie Walker's night off as there was some tarty little madam behind the bar.

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"I confess I have watched Coronation Street twice this year because the the hype of two storylines. The first was the demise of the character called Phelan. Didn't really know the background but he obviously got poetic justice. The second was the story of David Platt's r@pe. The trouble was to view both these stories I had to endure being switched to other scenes of girls shouting each other down and I hadn't got a clue as to who was who. Ena and Minnie never appeared once and it must have been Annie Walker's night off as there was some tarty little madam behind the bar."

Phelan is alive last seen in a B and B being looked after! I don’t watch it I just read once a week on the ITV Hub. Cuts out the crap lol.

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"I confess I have watched Coronation Street twice this year because the the hype of two storylines. The first was the demise of the character called Phelan. Didn't really know the background but he obviously got poetic justice. The second was the story of David Platt's r@pe. The trouble was to view both these stories I had to endure being switched to other scenes of girls shouting each other down and I hadn't got a clue as to who was who. Ena and Minnie never appeared once and it must have been Annie Walker's night off as there was some tarty little madam behind the bar.

Phelan is alive last seen in a B and B being looked after! I don’t watch it I just read once a week on the ITV Hub. Cuts out the crap lol.

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I agree, Pat Phelan is still alive.

I think he was seen in a B & B, in Ireland.

He obviously did not die, the night he went missing.

Not sure if he was picked up by a boat, & landed in Ireland.

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