Corrie weekly updates from 1995 - 17 years in 17 e-books
All the wit and warmth of Weatherfield, none of the waffle
Available from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com
Greetings and welcome to the Coronation Street Weekly Update. Find out more about the Coronation Street Weekly Updates and why they've been written for th'internet since 1995 at http://www.corrie.net/updates/weekly
A million thanks go to Janet Waterhouse and Richard Whitbread who did a sterling job with the updates while I was my jollies. I’m back now, have hung up my flip-flops for another year and so without any further ado, here we go with this week's Coronation Street update.
Mandy isn’t happy that Lloyd’s put two and two together after she and Lloyd put one and one together all them years ago to arrive at the conclusion that Jenna’s his daughter. And he’s not wrong. It’s a lot for the trio to take in. Mandy’s grumpy and refuses to see Lloyd, Jenna’s confused and refuses to see Lloyd and Lloyd.. well, Lloyd’s over the moon he’s got a daughter and is ploughing on regardless after taking advice from Eileen while sitting in the Streetcars chair of shame.
Over at the Rovers, Gloria enters the pub into Lancashire Leisure’s pub of the year competition. There’s a suggestion box which punters can post comments cards into. It’s locked, but Gloria smashes it open, desperate to see what the punters have written about her and the pub. But she isn’t best pleased when one of the cards says that the landlady’s mother is both vulgar and loud. Vulgar and loud? Gloria? After comparing the handwriting on the comment card against Norris’ own, Gloria deduces Norris is the one who left the snarky comments and promptly bars him from the bar. She’s great, is Gloria, I love her. “They don’t call me Golden Glo for nothing, you know,” she croons to anyone who’ll listen.
Baby-making plans are put into motion when Gary, Izzy and Tina pay a visit to the fertility clinic. As a gesture of good faith, or so he wants them to believe, Owen gives Tina and Tommy five thousand pounds as a down payment on the baby, with the rest due when Tina’s up the stick and in the club. He also moves in with Anna, leaving his flat free for Tommy and Tina to move into. How nice he is. How devious he is, and oh, how controlling he is.
Over at Underworld, Kirk and Beth share a snog in the packing room and he sniffs the top of her head. “You smell better than a pie,” he whispers into her ear. “You smell more gorgeous than the top of a dog’s head!” And who said romance was dead?
Speaking of romance, although this one smells like the other end of a dog to the one Kirk’s lyrical about, Tracy continues to get her hooks into Ryan. She’s stringing him along with snogs on the sofa to get at Michelle and Steve and it’s working. But when Michelle finds out Ryan’s spent cash he said he didn’t have on buying Tracy a bracelet, Michelle gives Ryan a rent book and tells him from now on, he has to pay his way or she’s chucking him out.
And there’s more romance, of a kind, with memories of Ken’s fling with Wendy Crozier back in the day when he was working at the Weatherfield Gazette. And now Wendy’s only gone and turned up again as one of the Governors at Bessie Street School. Brian invites Ken along to join the Board of Governors and Ken and Wendy’s eyes meet across the classroom. They’re civil to each other but as Wendy goes to leave the room with Ken still in it, stood up at the desk, the cheeky mare checked him out! Oh yes, her eyes took in the full glory of the Barlow bum. I don’t know about you, but I just can’t wait for Deirdre to find out her arch-nemesis is back on the scene.
And finally this week, Kirsty throws another tantrum and this time it’s not with Tyrone, it’s with baby Ruby. Fortunately the baby’s unhurt but Kirsty’s violent temper ends with her throwing things around the room as baby Ruby cries in her pram. When Tyrone comes home and sees the state of the place, he rushes Ruby to the doctor who checks her over and says she’s ok. Fiz finds Tyrone and Ruby sat on Maxine’s bench outside of the salon (that’s always a nice place to sit, I find) and invites him in for a cuppa where he confides to her about Kirsty beating him up.
And that's just about that for this week. Remember, you can sign up to get these Corrie weekly updates by email at http://www.corrie.net/updates/weekly/subscribe.htm
This week's writers were Martyn Hesford, Simon Crowther, David Lane, Julie Jones and Susan Oudot.
Find out more about the Coronation Street writing team at http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-all-current-corrie-writers.html
Blogging away merrily at http://flamingnora.blogspot.com
Follow the Coronation Street Blog on Twitter and Facebook