When new Coronation Street boss, Stuart Blackburn, revealed that there were exciting storylines coming up for the Cropper family, he wasn’t kidding!
And we are happy to report that, amidst all the doom and gloom all the other Weatherfield storylines are offering (apart from Flash the tortoise of course) this one is set to have you laughing so hard that tea will come out of your nose!
Sylvia Goodwin (Stephanie Cole), the ever-so-slightly eccentric and former gambling addict senile-delinquent mother of cafe owner, Roy Cropper (David Neilson), is about to embark on a new mission to cure all her friends’ ailments, by serving them cakes baked with cannabis!
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With the wedding of the year drawing ever closer, we have come across some spoiler pictures that suggest that, as in any soap wedding, the nuptials of Rita Sullivan (Barbara Knox) and Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) will face a few trials before the couple can even think about saying I do in Coronation Street.
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Emmerdale’s executive producer Stuart Blackburn, has revealed that he’d love to have Corrie character Norris Cole (Malcolm Hebden) and EastEnders legend Dot Cotton (June Brown) on the rural soap.
Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, he said, “I adore Norris, and I’d love to bring Dot and Edna together, because despite being superficially similar, I think they’d hate each other.”
Blackburn went on to say, “They’d probably each describe the other as sanctimonious and po-faced!”
Blackburn was interviewed by the magazine about Emmerdale’s 40th anniversary next year, for which he has a whole host of exciting storylines planned.
He said, “We’re hoping to do something very different that redefines our new, modern Emmerdale… Read more & comment »
During a recent interview with TV Times about how much she’s loving playing battleaxe Sylvia Goodwin – Roy Cropper’s mum – actress Stephanie Cole revealed that in forthcoming episodes, busybody Norris Cole will find himself locked in the loo at the café overnight!
In the run up to the comical storyline, we’ll see Sylvia taking charge at the café while Roy and Hayley are off on a well earned brief holiday, and as part of the new regime, Sylvia will insist customers pay for all “extras”, such as condiments and of course, the use of the loo…
This will not sit well with the café’s regulars, and Norris – who’s played by Malcolm Hebden – will take particular exception to being asked to pay 20p to use the toilet. So, he sneaks in when Sylvia’s not looking, but finds he’s locked in with no means of escape after she locks the café up for the night. Read more & comment »
Corrie actress Patti Clare – who plays nuttier than squirrel poo Mary Taylor, stalker of Norris Cole – has said that her character is “oddly uninhibited.”
In an interview with the Radio Times about her Street character, Patti also lavished praise on Malcolm Hebden, who of course plays Norris, for his “comic abilities”.
She said of Mary, “She gets things wrong. She finds it difficult to express emotion, she’s socially awkward and desperately lonely.
“She really does love Norris, though. There’s a lot of passive aggression there… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street actor Malcolm Hebden, who plays prissy shopkeeper Norris Cole, has told Inside Soap magazine that he’d like Patti Clare – who plays nutty Mary Taylor – to stay on the Street “for as long as possible.”
Malcolm and Patti are currently to be seen together on the show in the ‘Misery’ storyline during which Mary holds Norris captive in a remote cottage.
Malcolm told the magazine, “Patti Clare, who plays her [Mary] is a real find… Read more & comment »
Poor old Norris Cole is about to be kidnapped, by looney tune Mary Taylor, who’s been after getting into Norris’s pants for well over a year.
The Daily Mirror reports that Mary will browbeat Norris into going on holiday with her, but when the pair get to the remote cottage in the heart of Bronte country, Mary will turn bunny boiler…
The paper reports that in scenes that mirror Annie Wilkes in Stephen King’s ‘Misery’, Mary will hold Norris hostage after he falls and sprains his ankle. Read more & comment »