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Classic Corrie 3

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Kannet Wed 20-Nov-19 06:18:08

Here you go

Kannet Wed 20-Nov-19 06:19:19

Link to old thread

Classic Corrie part two http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/telly_addicts/3328327-classic-corrie-part-two

justthecat Wed 20-Nov-19 06:37:33

Thanks Kannet 👍

SapatSea Wed 20-Nov-19 10:06:57

Thanks Kannet

The pub seems to have developed the Soap phenomenon of expanding walls. I'm pretty sure when Fabrice (Jenny's french boyfriend) wanted to stay at the pub, Alec said he could have "the spare room." Alec also stayed in "the spare room" when he had fallen out with Bet. However, we now have Bet, Raquel and Vicky all with their own room and Vicky's new boyfriend being offered the small back bedroom to stay in overnight.

x2boys Wed 20-Nov-19 16:24:44

That's very true Sapat , I forgot Raquel lived there too ,I wish my house ,developed new room,s as and when required!

justthecat Wed 20-Nov-19 16:43:40

See Ivy’s lips have made their appearance

Redglitter Wed 20-Nov-19 16:56:17

I've never understood the layout of the living area at the Rovers. The building is the same size upstaira and downstairs when you look at it from the street. If that's the case the first floor footprint would be the same as the bar/living room/kitchen - absolutely massive - or am I missing something glaringly obvious

x2boys Wed 20-Nov-19 17:17:12

Well was watching a very old episode from the 70,s the rovers than had a decent size function room ,it was somebody,s wedding and there were lots t guests all sitting eating the wedding breakfast ,so god know,s what's happened to that space?confused

x2boys Wed 20-Nov-19 17:17:56

I was*

TheSquitz Wed 20-Nov-19 19:04:14

Just checking in.

cherrytree63 Wed 20-Nov-19 23:13:38

@justthecat yes I had a double take at Ivy's lips , looks like she's blown her face up with a bicycle pump grin

x2boys Thu 21-Nov-19 09:36:21

Those lips!shock

Rock4please Thu 21-Nov-19 14:27:22

I am liking the Maud Grimes equity release plot. I think she is a very plausible character - tough but vulnerable. It was an awful thing to do to Maureen, who has basically sacrificed so much of her life for her mother, but you can see how she felt bullied and scared and backed into a corner. She is putting on a brave face but genuinely distrusts Reg and fears being put into a home or locked away in the tiny annex.

Mavis and Derek are also brilliant. The story line about Derek missing the coach, falling asleep at school, the burglary, the consequences, his wallowing in self-pity and taking it out on Mavis, are classic Corrie. The tragedy and the disappointments of everyday life and relationships. But everybody just gets on with it, as what are the alternatives?

x2boys Thu 21-Nov-19 14:36:22

Yes the story between Maureen and Maud is good, but how long was Maud,s mortgage for? Maureen been paying it for 25 years every month she did and presumably Maud and her husband lived there before and were paying it is it a never ending mortgage confused

thenightsky Thu 21-Nov-19 14:42:26

I'd forgotten the Maud/equity release thing. It was so sad when Maud told Maureen she could manage perfectly well on her own and Maureen said 'you could have told me that 23 years ago' sad

justthecat Thu 21-Nov-19 15:00:31

Another Dingle !

DangerousCurves Fri 22-Nov-19 09:58:00

Not just Ivy's lips, her cheeks looked very puffy too! Oh dear grin

x2boys Fri 22-Nov-19 11:53:50

Yes it wasent a good look for Ivy ,I'm not surprised the producers , were not happy , Oh dear Raquel he's just not that into you !

Onetraumaatatimeplease Fri 22-Nov-19 13:16:11

I've got to catch up. I'm a few weeks behind. I believe that it all started to go wrong in (the lady who played) ivy's life at this point. I've watched a few scenes with her in and I can tell the woman is smashed.

SapatSea Fri 22-Nov-19 13:29:39

justthecat well spotted, Mandy Dingle, so young! But why is Bettabuys taking on more staff when they have just made Maureen and others redundant?

Maureen is daffy but I do feel sorry for her. Maud should think on about her dd's happiness but Reggie would be a hard pill to swallow.

Loving Tanya's outfits. I remember dressing like that, floaty long viscose skirts and comfy loose long tops and cardis.

thenightsky Fri 22-Nov-19 16:04:57

God, Ivy looks like she's been smacked hard in the gob! shock

TheSquitz Fri 22-Nov-19 16:14:56

Steve is beginning to acquire the paunch we all know and love.

x2boys Fri 22-Nov-19 16:27:18

Yes I said on the other thread Ivy always seems half cut to me ,she sounds like she's slurring her words , I believe her son was diagnosed with Aids at this time ,well it said Aids in the article I read so I'm not sure wether it was HIV+ or Aids ? And if course there was the episode of The Word she appeared on!

x2boys Fri 22-Nov-19 16:29:20

Yes I remember dressing like Tanya too only I teemed them with Doc Marten boots grin

ConfCall Fri 22-Nov-19 20:02:30

Lynne Perrie’s autobiography is fascinating. She was - at that time- in a joyless marriage, her son had been diagnosed with HIV, she wasn’t getting on with Geoff Hinsliff. I can see why she went off the rails. She clearly thought that she was pals with lots of her colleagues, but I read that Helen Worth and Warren Jackson were the only cast members who turned up to her funeral. In fairness, she wasn’t very nice about a lot of them - she loathed Chloe Newsome, she disparaged Elizabeth Dawn’s marriage, bitched about Betty Driver, criticised Warren Jackson for not mentoring newbie kids, criticised Kevin Kennedy’s looks, and alleged that Julie Goodyear had wanted to have a fling with her. An explosive book.

Steve has aged five years overnight.

Would the estate agent/solicitor not have checked that the Holdsworths were authorised to sell the house? Is that not something they do? I haven’t moved for nearly 20 years but I recall having to provide lots of paperwork.

Eva Pope left to have her daughter in “94 I think. We’ll only be seeing shots of her behind the bar and sitting at the table, soon! Great character, well acted, I’ll miss her.

I loathe Maud. Selfish. I can’t drum up much sympathy. Another well-acted character though. I like her scenes with Percy.

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