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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Five Things We Learned In Corrie This Week

I must apologise for the lateness of this week's entry.  I've had a rotten cold, but I've spoken to Moira at the Medical Centre, and she's promised to fit me in to see Doctor Gaddas on the third Tuesday in February.  Apparently I'm not important enough to get one of those special Rita Tanner Sunday Afternoon Walk In Appointments.


There's a new graffiti artist in town.   Now Craig's an upstanding member of the law enforcement community, his street artist mantle has been passed on.  I'm hoping this leads to a new storyline where Craig, wracked with guilt over the betrayal of his artistic community, is forced to arrest Banksy.


Will has thirty pairs of brown shoes in his spare room.  Lock him up now; the man's clearly a nutjob.  Presumably he has another room devoted to his forty spare pairs of glasses with a mirror so he can practice taking them off... then putting them on... then taking them off again.


Liz and Moira are now Super Friends.  Katherine Hepburn said of Fred and Ginger: "He gave her class, she gave him sex."  I see this as a similar exchange of sensibilities, with Liz teaching Moira how to loosen up and enjoy life, and Moira teaching Liz what a top button is for.


Warren Jackson is still a presence on set.  It would be easy to enforce a Stalin-esque purge when you change the head of a child actor on Corrie.  Wipe out any evidence that the original face existed.  It's nice, therefore, to see Original Flavour Nicky Tilsley turning up on Gail's sideboard, and to know that he hasn't been cleansed from the show in favour of pictures of Ben Price when he was a sapling.  (Bonus marks for including pictures of OG Bethany Platt too).


Nicola was going to get Summer drunk. I mean, I may be misinterpreting her, but apparently the young girl being rushed to hospital left her with two bottles of wine to share with Gary.  Either Nicola is a proper alkie - and the amount of bourbon she poured in those wine glasses may be evidence of that - or she was planning on splitting her booze stash with a teenage girl.  Pretty sure THAT isn't part of a traditional Shabbat meal.




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Friday, 29 September 2017

Coronation Street Episode Review; September 27th, 2017 7.30pm

                                                                       
Welcome to Part One of this week's Weatherfield Wednesday double. How are we finding this newly installed double dose?.

For me, the drama appears to become thick (like Adam Barlow's hair) and fast, like the upcoming trial of Nathan Curtis V Bethany Platt. Tonight, the first episode begins with Bethany checking the calendar, we are informed that the 2nd of October, is when the trial begins.

Over at Roy's Rolls, child prodigy Summer, has apparently quizzed Billy on the ethics of religion (that would be an ecumenical matter!) whilst Todd pours over Adam's accounts. Does his dodgy business partner suddenly have a 'money tree'?. As an abundance of ex-stock furniture arrives for his solicitor's office, Adam protests his innocence - money from an ex-employer apparently. Will Todd be convinced?.

                                                                       
Over at The Rovers Return, Sean suspects Eva has brought down the factory, Leanne hasn't got a concussion and a surrogacy meeting is on the cards for Toyah and Peter, leaving Eva in charge of the pub. Considering her recent revenge tactics have completely closed Underworld, would she best person to leave a business with?.

Down the cellar, Phelan is clearing up after Andy like some psychotic Snow White and his 'pussycat persona' is hardly pleasing an agitated Andy, he is dying to get out and tries to coerce Phelan into another cunning plan. Phelan doesn't really enjoy playing prison guard but I for one, would have liked to have seen him capture weirdo, Will, I would have loved that!!.

Meanwhile, outside Audrey's salon, new apprentice Bethany retreats to the bistro for her dinner date with Craig, but is side-tracked by the sudden reappearance of Nathan's psycho sidekick; Mel. I wonder why, with the trial only a week away?. Also suddenly reappearing via Ukraine is Gary, surprising Sarah and to show his support as the unmissable court case, looms.

Before Bethany can call the police, an emotional Mel is seeking refuge and claiming poverty. Bethany needs Mel but can she see talk to the police, or, is she still shackled to the chains of Nathan Curtis?. Craig meanwhile, waits nervously for Bethany and broods over a budding romance on the next table. Can we see Bethany and Craig as a couple?.



As Mel settles in a round at Gail's, Gary is settled back into his moody and short-fused, newly acquired temperament. As he eyeballs Nicola and gets annoyed with Baby Harry, just what is eating Gary up this time?. After Anna spots his black and blue bruising, is his job in the Ukraine proving to be too dangerous?.

Someone else who may be in danger is Bethany. As Mel confesses a load of psychological horrors to Bethany, still claiming to be Nathan's number one victim, but will she side with the law or is Nathan still under her skin?.

Nicola seems confused by Gary's reappearance and sits on Maxine's bench as Seb consoles her, over her failed brief dalliance with PC Scott. That 'non-violent communication' shan't be wasted now Seb is back working with Phelan?. Maybe Robert could do with some advice from Seb as over at Weatherfield prison, Michelle informs him of the drama with weirdo Will. 'Shell obviously doesn't see the irony in visiting her unhinged businessman boyfriend in prison whilst her stalker(an unhinged businessman) is now also in custody. Get back to Steve 'Shell!.

Remaining precariously unhinged, Mel continues to delude Bethany with stories of Nathan's earlier psychological abuse. Just how will this trial turn out?.

Save the date... the 2nd of October is in my diary.

Just what will Bethany do? Does Adam have a money tree, and is Craig still in the Bistro?

Follow my pal Glenn and found out, as he gives us part 2 of this mid-week episode double!

Anyway, I'm off to meet Shirley Savage outside Millington's Butchers - cheers Kirk!

TARA! I'm back next week.

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Elf on a Shelf - Coronation Street style


You might have heard of Elf on a Shelf (I hadn't, I have to admit). Well, now there's a Coronation Street version doing the rounds.

I've brought some of the funniest pics to this blog post, well they made me chuckle anyway and it is Friday...

I can't take any credit for these pictures. They come from this Facebook page.



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Coronation Street job vacancy: Boom Operator


Boom Operator, Coronation Street - 9 Months Fixed Term.
Manchester

Coronation Street has become the world's longest-running TV Serial Drama currently in production and our sound team is an integral part of making that happen!

We are looking for a highly experienced Pole Operator to join us on a 9 month fixed term contract at our ITV Studios in Manchester. You will instrumental in the acquisition of first class sound for Coronation Street, ensuring that it is captured to the required standard for network broadcast.

You will be responsible for the technical rigging and de-rigging of studios and locations involving working at height and manual handling. You will be responsible for quick reporting of equipment defect or damage and the loading up and safe return of all sound kit.
This role will require you to work within the budget and timescale limitations imposed by the production. There may be times when you are required to multi skill across grades in the sound department in order to achieve full utilisation.

You must have proven experience of pole operation in both studio and location drama. You will have a flexible working approach with a willingness to go the extra mile, as there are times that you may be required to work unsociable hours. You will have a keen interest in sound including keeping up to date on new technology and sound capture techniques. Training on Fisher Boom will be provided as part of this contract.

This role is based in Manchester but a full clean driving licence is required as this role may involve some travel due to the location element of the role.

ITV is a great place to work. So, if you thrive in a fast paced environment and you possess the skills and experience that will help us achieve our goals, we’d love to hear from you.

ITV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role.

Closing date for applications: 11th October 2017

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Coronation Street job vacancy: Sound Assistants


Sound Assistants, Coronation Street - 12 Months Fixed Term
Manchester

ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. Behind every famous ITV face, there are hundreds of others, all doing their bit to make things happen. Coronation Street is the world's longest-running TV Serial Drama currently in production, and our sound team is a big part of that!

We are looking for Sound Assistants to join our fast paced environment here at ITV Studios, to work alongside the Sound Crew to ensure the smooth acquisition of quality sound both in studio and on location.

Our Sound Assistants will be reactive, adaptable and organised, with a hands on approach, they will be strong team players and always prepared to go the extra mile. Previous background and experience of working in film and or television drama sound would be advantageous but not essential. A keen interest in Sound is key.

This role will involve relationship building with relevant departments to ensure the smooth running of all shoots. You will need to work within the budgetary and timescale limitations imposed by the production. In addition to this you will be responsible for assisting with rigging and de-rigging of sound equipment both in studio and on location.

You will report technical problems and ensure the appropriate use, storage and transportation of equipment. You will also assist in frontline maintenance and microphone allocation and placement, including radio microphones in collaboration with the Costume department.

Here on Coronation Street, we are a tight knit, established team and we are now looking for ideal candidates who work well in a collaborative and open working environment. So if you’ve got the skills and experience we’re looking for and you and thrive in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same, we’d love to hear from you.

This role is based in Manchester but travel will be required due to the location element of the role.

ITV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role.

Closing date: 11th October 2017

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