Next week’s visits to Coronation Street are as fraught with drama and tension as ever, and as always on a Saturday, we have sneak peek preview clips for you of the storylines airing in the next seven days…
And they start with Gary Windass (Mikey North) losing his temper when his former army pals begin ribbing him about fancying Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) which of course, unbeknownst to them, hits a raw nerve… Read more & comment »
As fans of Coronation Street will know, we rarely hear anything about Roy Cropper’s dad, unlike his mum Sylvia (Stephanie Cole) who is of course a big presence in the café owner’s life…
However, in episodes that will air next week, Sylvia is set to bring Roy (David Neilson) news of his father, but it seems that Roy’s not overly keen to hear it!
The drama begins on Monday, May 6 when Sylvia goes to visit her old friend Dottie. Within minutes of her arrival, Dottie hands Sylvia a letter and apologises for not giving her the missive before. Read more & comment »
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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New Coronation Street producer, Stuart Blackburn, has revealed some details regarding some of the shows most loved characters including Roy and Hayley Cropper, Peter Barlow and Carla Connor, David and Kylie Platt, Tracey Barlow as well as a huge hint about one person who was rumoured to be perishing in the great Rovers Return fire, Stella Price!
As fans of the award-winning soap will know, Stuart Blackburn took over from Phil Collinson at the beginning of this year after his stint at ITV rival soap Emmerdale, and has already ruffled a few feathers with his drastic action plans with regards to the current cast.
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Coming up next week on Corrie, both Anna Windass and Roy Cropper are set to discover that family members can put them in situations that they never dreamt they’d be in…
Starting with Anna’s drama at home, as fans will know, she’s been battling to stop her adopted daughter Faye (Ellie Leach) from meeting up with her dad Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) however, Faye’s equally determined that Anna (Debbie Rush) won’t stop her, and once again, she sneaks off to meet her dad.
However, in the double-bill of episodes that will air on Monday, February 11th, Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies) is sick of Faye getting her own way and ruling the roost. He tells Faye that he’s banning her from using her laptop ever again, and in a tussle, the computer gets smashed… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street’s café owner Roy Cropper has every right to look scared, because nutty as a fruitcake Mary Taylor has set her sights on wooing the married trainspotter, and once Mary sets her cap at someone, they’d better run, Forrest Gump styly…
Fans may recall that last time Mary – who’s played by the fabulous Patti Clare – had romantic designs on someone, it was Norris Cole (Malcolm Hebden) and in order to expedite the relationship, she effectively kidnapped him and held him hostage in a remote holiday cottage.
In a storyline that was later mirrored in real life – click here to read what that’s all about – Mary came over all Misery as she stopped Norris from leaving the cottage and scuppered all his attempts to communicate with the outside world.
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Corrie star David Neilson has revealed that he loves playing Roy Cropper because he’s such a “nice” character.
62 year old David, whose character first arrived in Weatherfield in 1995, said he was able to transform into Roy with the help of just a few props.
He told TV Times, “He’s such a nice character to play. I put on his anorak, lift my shoulders, pick up his shopping bag and I’m Roy.”
David added that he loves the fact there are “always new challenges” in the role.
He said, “I never take much interest in the forward story, I just deal with it as it comes. Read more & comment »
When Roy and Hayley Cropper go on holiday, they’re going to leave the café in mum-in-law Sylvia’s not so capable hands, and by the time they return, they may not have a business left!
The Daily Star says that we’ll see these “hilarious episodes” next month when Sylvia alienates regulars by cutting back on portions and charging for salt, ketchup and milk in tea and coffee.
She even introduces a fee for use of the toilets, and in one scene, we’ll see Kirk emerging from the loo asking, “Can I have my money back please, it was a false alarm.” Read more & comment »
Coronation Street star David Neilson has said that Roy Cropper is very different now, to how he started off in the show.
Speaking to ATV News Network, Neilson explained: “I was recently watching some footage they’d put up on the Coronation Street website of Roy when he was first in the show and [I realised] he’s very different to the way he is now. He was very up in the air and ‘pleased to meet you’ and very smiley in the beginning. And his Northern accent was a lot stronger!
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