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Classic Corrie

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Kannet Wed 18-Oct-17 18:28:03

Is anyone else watching classic Corrie on itv 3. I’m actually quite enjoying it

Bostin Wed 18-Oct-17 18:34:37

Ooh will look out for that

Kannet Wed 18-Oct-17 18:42:53

Think it’s 1986. Alan Bradley had just arrived on the scene

SchadenfreudePersonified Wed 18-Oct-17 20:26:24

Let's hope Rita has more sense than to let him into her life this time round.

I'll look out for it - thanks for the warning.

Wormulonian Fri 20-Oct-17 11:02:36

Oh caught this on ITV3 by accident a few days ago - Kevin punching Terry Duckworth for going out with Sally! Mike Baldwin going out with Susan (she is as awful an actress as I remember and no spark between her and Mike). It is lovely and gentle, much more thoughtful and considered. Worse sets but better writing. (Saw Paul Abbot on the credits) Loved when the pub was empty and Bet and the other barmaid were chatting and bored. The half hour episode just flies in. This wasn't even "peak" Corrie (a few years before I think) but really shows up how poor and sensationalist it is now.

It isn't on the ITV Hub/catch up though - so can't binge watch!

Kannet Fri 20-Oct-17 16:20:23

I can’t get over how small all the meals are. And when Kevin said to sally “ if I see you look at terry again I punch you instead of him “ would not get away with that nowadays lol

thewooster Fri 20-Oct-17 17:11:56

I'm really enjoying it but I don't like Ken. The way he bosses Susan around, refusing to 'give her away to Mike Baldwin' until he's saved up enough. How things have changed. These days she wouldn't bother getting married.

Really like Sally and Kevin, she's so much fun in the old days.

Like Bet, Betty and Gloria too.

Kannet Fri 20-Oct-17 18:10:33

I suppose ken is supposed to be coming across as old fashioned in the “modern thinking 80s”

thewooster Sun 22-Oct-17 14:09:39

Just caught up with the last 2 episodes.

Hilda and her comment about not having interior motives!

Hilda commenting to Kevin that Vera's haircut reminds her she needs to get some shredded wheat.

The half hour seems to fly by.

SchadenfreudePersonified Mon 23-Oct-17 20:50:22

The comic characters (who were also totally believable as real human beings) were what lifted Corrie above the rest.

Hilda was my idol! (Her and Lois off Malcolm in the Middle)

cakietea Mon 23-Oct-17 21:54:07

The green leather Mike Baldwin sofa grin

....and the 80s clothes, bringing back —embarrassing— memories!

Pastamancer Tue 24-Oct-17 20:00:48

I would have been 4 when these episodes were originally broadcast

SilenceMeansWhatAreTheyUpTo Wed 25-Oct-17 22:45:03

I'm so confused - who was Susan talking to at the very start on the morning of the wedding? It looks very like herself but the accent is all wrong!

Wormulonian Thu 26-Oct-17 09:15:19

I think it was Peter's girlfriend. Loving Sally's outfit at the party - bright yellow hair ribbon, yellow tights, garish jumper, tight skirt and kitten heels! Hilarious. If that party was the current teens there would be a drug OD, a sexual assault, house trashing etc but it was just about a few mates and some girls round for (a "rave up" as Martin called it) some drinks - "Cidinis" the drink of the Coronation Street jet set and a bit of a bop and was all the better for that.

niceandspicey Thu 26-Oct-17 09:40:36

These sound amazing! How do I get itv3?

EdithWeston Thu 26-Oct-17 09:50:20

"These sound amazing! How do I get itv3?"

Channel 10 on Freeview

Is Classic also on ITV hub?

Wormulonian Thu 26-Oct-17 10:55:38

If you scroll through your listings most basic TV packages have ITV3 (we have basic/cheapest virgin broadband, tv deal)

You can watch them "live" but I record them on my TIVO box as they are on mid afternoon when I am out. They show 2 each week day 2.40pm and 3.15 and I think they might show some on repeat on Saturday. We are in about 1986 now I think. However, they don't appear on my catch up service or on the ITV hub ( for later viewing) due to "copyright" issues.

niceandspicey Thu 26-Oct-17 11:58:54

Amazing- thank you both. Will get recording!

Kannet Thu 26-Oct-17 12:06:20

Omg those bridesmaid dresses. Surely they where full of static by the time they sat down for the meal

CoolCarrie Thu 26-Oct-17 13:40:06

It's strange to see Gail married to Brian, but working with Martin, Curly before he worked at Freshco, with his mullet, and Kevin with Sally as loves young dream, knowing all that is ahead of them. I wonder if the actors thought they would still be in the series now? I am looking forward to Raquel, brilliant character

MrsSteveMcDonald Thu 26-Oct-17 14:17:55

The characters just work with each other, there aren't any pointless ones and the cast seems to gel. Corrie needs to go back to proper stories and characters that are there for a reason rather than trying to be sensational

Kannet Thu 26-Oct-17 14:44:25

I agree. But I don’t think Gail and Brian had much chemistry on screen

Wormulonian Thu 26-Oct-17 14:56:29

Audrey is much fonder of Alf than I remembered. I always thought she was a bit dismissive of him (Until he died). I never really liked Alf when I was younger and found Percy Sugden very annoying but now I find him funny in these re runs.

i agree Kannet that Brian and Gail don't really have chemistry. I think Martin was a better fit. I think the "actor" playing Brian was just too full of himself and was so used to being around "Dolly birds" in the press that Gail was a bit too ordinary for him. Don't think he was a team player. The most recent Nick actor was far too old for the part in this Nick(y) is only about 3 or 4 and Gail will soon be pregnant with Sarah.

Kannet Thu 26-Oct-17 15:11:13

I agree. Nick in classic Corrie is a year or younger than I would have been at the time. The guy who played him recently looked mid forties

SilenceMeansWhatAreTheyUpTo Thu 26-Oct-17 16:50:51

Anyone think that Peter Barlow is nothing like he is now? It's obviously a different actor but I just find the difference in personality a bit hard to believe. Tracy, on the other hand - even though a child at the time - was even then taking bribes not to catch the bride's bouquet! grin

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