The cast of Coronation Street are currently filming episodes that we’ll see over Christmas, and among the scenes being taped at the moment are those in which we meet Marcus Dent’s parents, and a fight scene between Peter Barlow and Nick Tilsley…
More on the arrival of Marcus’s mum and dad in a moment, but first, TV Biz report this morning that while filming the fight scenes between Peter and Nick (Ben Price) Chris Gascoyne, who of course plays bookie Peter, suffered a real split lip!
Apparently, Ben became a tad overzealous when he had to punch Peter in the kisser, and the result was a reportedly a fairly dramatic spurt of blood from Chris’s lip.
The paper states, “The actor, who plays Peter Barlow in the ITV1 soap, was spotted holding a tissue to his face as he walked along with his concerned looking co-star Ben Price…
“Nick reportedly punches Peter when he turns up unexpectedly at his son Simon’s school nativity play.”
I wonder if Peter’s back on the booze and that’s what prompted the fight? Guess we’ll have to wait ‘til Christmas to find out!
But on now to the news that we’re to meet Marcus Dent’s mum and dad, and the show’s bosses have cast Stephen Greif – who played the role of space baddie Travis in the first series of 70’s sci-fi drama Blake’s 7 – as dad Ron, and Linda Clark as mum Janet. Linda’s TV credits include roles in Doctor Who, Emmerdale and That Peter Kay Thing.
ITV state of the arrival of the Dents, “Ron and Janet are set to arrive on Christmas Day to meet Maria, and they’re sure to have an opinion on their son’s romantic change of partner.”
So that would of course imply that Marcus (Charlie Condou) and Maria (Samia Smith) are going to go public with their romance, which they have of course been trying to quash for weeks now via the medium of simply ignoring their feelings!
We’ll bring you more news on this storyline as we get it.