Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 10:55 AM
Coronation Street viewers will be seeing a change in the long-running soap this year, as producers replace sexy sirens with veteran actors in upcoming storylines.
The programme's younger babes – such as starlets Samie Ghadie, Nikki Sanderson and Tina O'Brien – will be seen less in the series, while golden oldies including Barbara Knox and Eileen Derbyshire have been told they will be major players in emerging plots.
Apparently, the minds behind Corrie – led by a new producer, Tony Wood –believe they have alienated the show's hardcore fan base by putting too much emphasis on the sultry up-and-comers.
"The established stars are very firm favourites in most households, but this has been slightly neglected in recent years," said an insider. "The previous boss wanted to promote the youngsters, and perhaps the real characters got left behind."
Them Brits are smart people.
Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 1:32 PM
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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 12:32 PM
I wouldn't mind Rita having a storyline, and I'm in my twenties. She hasn't had anything to do ever since that last husband of hers died a few years ago. Well, from time to time she gets to tell off Sally, which satisfies me no end as I hate Sally, but thats about it.
Whos Eileen Derbyshire? Emily? She always annoys me a bit. Stop rolling those eyes and giving loud long-suffering sighs whenever Norris speaks! If you don't like him, ask him to move out! She is made of tough stuff, though, so I guess she's interesting.
I love Blanche. She's good value for money, with her sucking-a-lemon face. She says the most awful things.
Edited by burping frog, Jan 5, 2004 @ 12:34 PM.
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 1:10 PM
I have been watching Corrie for about a year on CBC ( I live in the US near the Canadian border).
I have been a Days of Our Lives viewer for 30 years (my grandma had it on while babysitting us. And while I am not a 'young viewer' I am still well in the 18-49 demographic sponsors crave). During the last 90 days 4 longtime veterans with approximately 120 years combined with the show have been fired. This literally sickens me.
You go Coronation Street. I for one LOVE: Fred, Audrey, Archie, Blanche, Rita the Duckworths etc etc etc. I'm closer in age to Sally, Karen, Dev et al, but it's the seniors who make Corrie such fun!
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 1:33 PM
Whos Eileen Derbyshire? Emily?
Yes, Emily. They at least owe her a storyline, since she's been on since nearly day one. I wouldn't mind them bringing up her nervous breakdown again. I know they already did it once, when she was about to get engaged, but that was before my viewing time.
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 2:25 PM
[sarcasm]All my Corrie wishes are coming true![/sarcasm]
I'm a newbie, and I want to say thanks to you guys. Really. Your posts have filled in the gaps between what I see on TV (CBC) and the hints my mom gives me (she reads the previews on corrie.net).
So, Sarah's pregnant. I've been waiting for this. *C76 gleefully rubs her hands together* I figured it was only a matter of time, what with the way she's been fooling around, flaunting her relationship in front of her mother. I kept thinking "You, girl, are waaaaaaay too happy." We all know what hella happy means in soapland: Something's about to go hella wrong. And Martin's going to start dating his neighbour's daughter? Eeeeeeeeeeesh. (Sorry. I can't remember her name. Only that over the past few weeks I've been saying "they're gonna get themselves in trouble". What with all that "platonic" close contact. Then last week or so, senorita kissed him. And I saw Curly kick Emma out the other morning. I was ha-ppy.
Does anyone know how far behind the episodes are on CBC? I'm able to tell whenever a holiday episode comes up, but never remember. Is it about 4 months?
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 5:39 AM
Is that storyline the one with that famous clip that gets shown every time there's a Corrie retrospective on T.V.? She's been jilted at the altar, and she's fairly young, and she's wearing a wedding dress in someones living room, and she's saying "I've been....such a fool" all stunned and stuff. But its obviously during the sixties, as the film is all black and white and grainy, and she's only in her early thirties, so if its then you're thinking of, I doubt they'd revisit a storyline that old. I can't remember her having a nervous breakdown in recent times, but I forget loads of things, so I could be wrong.
I wouldn't mind them bringing up her nervous breakdown again. I know they already did it once, when she was about to get engaged
She went to the rescue last night though, up on top of the church roof. It was a bit ludicrous the way that she and Norris just spontaeneously went charging to the rescue, and she just happened to look up at the steeple at the last second. Actually, the whole religious nutter thing is a bit ludicrous, but I'll still be watching.
anspar, thats terrible about DOOL. I hate that sort of thing. I know producers shouldn't be obliged to employ people until they retire, but firing four people in a short time is brutal both for cast and viewer morale.
Edited by burping frog, Jan 6, 2004 @ 5:47 AM.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 6:01 AM
His boyfriend has been cast and will appear for the 1st time next Friday. His name is Karl Foster and he works in the same hospital as Todd, he's a nurse or something.
Anyway, Todd meets and falls for him just after he's proposed to Sarah and told her he wants to adopt Bethany. D'oh!
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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 4:39 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't like the idea of focusing more on the OAPs? I know it's the nature of Corrie but I reckon it'll lead to more "oh dear me bathroom's flooded" type storylines, as opposed to cliffhangers etc.
Edited by billabonged, Jan 6, 2004 @ 4:41 PM.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 5:49 PM
"oh dear me bathroom's flooded" type storylines
Somehow, that reminded me of Mavis. I do wish they'd bring back Mavis.
Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 5:15 AM
I understand your concern, billabonged. Its possible we'll get a lot of boring storylines about building an extension or something, especially with Deeply Irritating Dodgy Cowboy Builder Charlie about. I see a rash of home-improvements that turn to TRADGEDY! coming on.
Edited by burping frog, Jan 7, 2004 @ 5:16 AM.
Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 3:16 PM
Norris makes me laugh, "I may lend, you may ...?" (that is him isn't it) heh.
Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 5:30 PM
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Posted Jan 11, 2004 @ 11:17 PM
Does Nick leave again?
Does Sarah have the baby?
Oh, and this morning's omnibus mentioned that they're in mid-May on our Canuck re-runs, which would make us about eight months behind.
Edited by Pink Mayuri, Jan 12, 2004 @ 11:54 PM.
Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 2:01 PM
Looks like Sarah's having the baby.
Don't think Nick is leaving. Have you heard something?! *crosses fingers*
Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 3:08 PM
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 9:48 PM
Would it be plausible to go back into the storyline and make a shocking revelation in which it was discovered that Brian really wasn't the father of Sarah like the tests showed, but Ian Latimer was? Or is that too American of a plot device?
Edited by TheCustomOfLife, Jan 13, 2004 @ 9:50 PM.
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Posted Jan 16, 2004 @ 4:32 AM
Perhaps Martin fancies being 'Lucky Pierre'?
Edited by Gulftastic, Jan 16, 2004 @ 4:32 AM.
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Posted Jan 16, 2004 @ 6:28 AM
No, Martin's not taking a walk on the wild side, Katy becomes friendly with Karl and Martin starts worrying that he's after her (implying that Karl isn't out at work)
Posted Jan 16, 2004 @ 3:06 PM
Fucking hell Cilla is EVIL. I haven't been watching this soap for long and she is amazingly without shame!
"Not America, Florida."