Coronation Street · Interviews

On the Life of Pat Phelan

I’ve had over a week in which to silently and thoughtfully digest and grieve the loss of the character that was Pat Phelan. I’m glad, because it has given me the time in which to write everything I wanted and needed to say about the character and the man who played him. Grieve a psychopathic,… Continue reading On the Life of Pat Phelan

Coronation Street · Interviews

Coronation Street Blog Interview: Debbie Rush

Corrie fans were stunned at the sight of Anna Windass emerging from the shadows of the builder’s yard on Thursday’s Coronation Street (31 May). Aren’t such surprises great? Yes! But, wasn’t she supposed to be in jail? Yes! And tonight, Gary’s madcap plan of bringing Phelan back to Weatherfield all made sense – his Mam… Continue reading Coronation Street Blog Interview: Debbie Rush

Coronation Street · Interviews

Coronation Street Blog Interview: Mikey North

It’s a major time for Corrie viewers as Pat Phelan’s reign of terror is set to come to an end. But, whether he will lose his life or his liberty remains to be seen. One thing I can be certain of is that no departure for Pat would be complete without the involvement of Gary… Continue reading Coronation Street Blog Interview: Mikey North

Coronation Street · Sitcom

Home from Home: New BBC Sitcom by Chris Fewtrell and Simon Crowther

Chris Fewtrell (left) and Simon Crowther (right) are two names with which Coronation Street fans will no doubt be well familiar, both having written for the soap for fourteen and twelve years respectively. In that time, they have brought a myriad of storylines to life through their carefully crafted scripts. In looking back at episodes… Continue reading Home from Home: New BBC Sitcom by Chris Fewtrell and Simon Crowther

Coronation Street · Interviews

Coronation Street Blog Interview: Sophie Thompson

Interviewing people is genuinely one of my favourite things to do in life, and I’ve been very fortunate over the past few years to have been able to indulge in that passion, both at Coronation Street and elsewhere. I love the uniqueness of each act of sitting down and conversing with someone, and what the… Continue reading Coronation Street Blog Interview: Sophie Thompson

Coronation Street · Interviews

Coronation Street Blog Interview: Ryan Clayton

Josh Tucker seems just the kind of bloke you’d like to have around. Affable, funny, cheeky and good company, he’s seldom without a group of enthusiastic hangers on, despite being new to the street. Of course, it helps that he has positioned himself at the centre of things with a job at the garage, and… Continue reading Coronation Street Blog Interview: Ryan Clayton

Coronation Street · Interviews

Coronation Street Blog Interview: Jennie McAlpine

Fiz is back! Yes, Friday’s Corrie (2 March) saw her arrive on the cobbles after an extended spell taking care of ill Mum, Cilla. While Jennie McAlpine makes her return to our screens after a triumphant stint in the I’m a Celebrity jungle, things are set to be less euphoric for her character. I travelled… Continue reading Coronation Street Blog Interview: Jennie McAlpine