Coronation Street films Blanche’s funeral

MailOnline reports that Anne Kirkbride (Deirdre Barlow, Blanche’s daughter) was overcome with emotion as they filmed Blanche’s on-screen funeral.

The funeral will see Tracy out of prison to attend and a scuffle happen between her and Becky over little Amy Barlow (whom of which has been re-cast).

In classic Coronation Street fashion, there will be a brawl ‘n all at Blanche’s funeral.  Too bad she’s going to miss it.

Images courtesy of Daily Mail Online UK.

Abort!: Recap Friday June 5, 2009

June 5 2009

David is still hiding Joe‘s pills, but Joe went and begged at the clinic, so he’s all good.

Poppy complains to Steve again about Betty‘s poor-workmanship.

Gary tells David that he wants to case the house before they rob the house first.  David concedes eventually and they go in disguises looking conspicuous.  Poor Audrey‘s house!

Blanche thinks that Peter is putting on a performance about his drinking problems.  Ken is giving Peter the benefit of the doubt.  Ken thinks Peter has serious psychological problems.

David lets Graeme in on his plot.  He’s not even going to be at his gran’s house, he’ll be at home eating JoeJoe will be his alibi.  David thinks that Gary will go in, the cops will come, and Gary’s done.  David tells Graeme that he needs to call the police. Graeme doesn’t really want to help in this scheme, but he agrees to anyway, as long as he gets a code name.

Steve has to settle a fight with Betty and Poppy after Betty threw an egg timer at Poppy.  Gees.

Sean is all done-up-to-the-nines for giving away the pub donation.  Becky thinks it should be her and Steve to give away the amount.  Steve tells Sean that Becky‘s doing it and needless to say, Sean‘s not happy.  Poor Sean!

Wow.  The sight of Eddie Windass sat outside his house in all his squalor with a beer can and a toothpick in his house.  I wonder exactly how much that brings down the neighbours property values.

Ken tries to convince Peter to go to an AA meeting.  Peter scorns group therapy.  Well, he tried.

David‘s nickname for Gary Windass is “Windbag.”  That made me chuckle.  Why are they attempting a break and enter during the day time?

Becky‘s all done up real well for the photoshoot.  Sean‘s throwing jabs at BeckySteve decides that Sean and Becky do the photo together.  They DO look nice together.  Like a strange brother and sister.

Oh no she didn’t! Poppy sacked Betty!

Peter actually takes in an AA session at the community center.  Someone starts telling their drinking-sob-story and Peter panics and leaves.

David calls Gary and tells him to abort the mission stating that he can’t do it that night, they can do it another night.  Knowing full well that Gary will take advantage of the situation himself.  Gary‘s inside, David tells Graeme to call the cops, then sees Ted walk up to the house.  Ted walks in while Gary is stuffing his bag.  They didn’t factor in Ted coming HOME???  Gary is bricking it!  Backfire!  David tells Graeme to call the cops, the sooner they get there the better.

Blanche goes off on a tangent to Ken about how Randolf Scott is a gay, and how disappointed she was because he were her “heart-throb.”  Peter comes in and tells them how he went to the meeting, then left.  Peter gets mad at his presumed lack of family support and storms off.

Back at the robbery, Gary‘s looking for a window-exit unsuccessfully.  He sees Ted Page at the bottom of the stairs.  It looks like he recognizes him.  Yep, he does.  S-C-R-E-W-E-D.

Steve “unsacks” Betty and Poppy is NOT happy.

Bill Webster is picking up some woman named Vanessa or “Ness” at some singles scene that doesn’t look like his scene.  Bill says his name is “Newton” aka “Newt.”

Graeme has taken his surveillance to higher ground in a tree across from Audrey‘s.  Where did he get the war paint?  Gary makes a run for it, pushing Ted out of the way and running down the stairs.  Ted sees Gary‘s face and yells “I know you!’ running him out of the house.

Peter freaks out at Simon yelling at him and shaking him.  He immediately feels sorry and apologizes.  So now he abuses alcohol AND small children.  Wow, what a resume.

Ted calls David and tells him what happened.

Bill is bored to death of this Vanessa woman’s self-indulgent conversation.  Bill excuses him to go to the washroom and sees Auntie Pam there all dressed up.  She looks great.  They both deny they’re there being desperate singles.  Bill tells her he’ll share her taxi with her.  Warm, warm…warmer…

Ted is outside Audrey‘s house with the paramedics.  David asks what he was doing there.  Ted says he was house-sitting.  Oh, I guess he’s not stopping there anymore as I thought he was.

Steve tells Poppy and Betty to just “pretend it all never happened.”  That doesn’t go off well with either.

Peter asks Ken if he’ll have Simon that night, because he has to go “somewhere.”  Rehab maybe?

Joe tells Anna and Eddie about Gary burglaring Audrey‘s house.  Anna doens’t believe it.  Ted assures her it’s true.  The police promptly arrive in front of No.6.

“Newt” tries to get away from his boring lady date.  Pam comes and tries to get Newt out of his predicament.  They’re lies are slapping up against the wall at this point.  Pam and Bill‘s suitors set them all up on a foursome for dinner at the Pine’s.  Awk-ward.

Peter returns to the AA meeting again.  They welcome him back with open arms.  Good for him! Peter expected a big weight to be lifted.  He says he’s never felt worse.  He’s only been there for all but a minute!

Gary returns home and sees the police car out front and walks the other way down the street.

Ted doesn’t look very good, he’s rubbing his arm and he’s starting to convulse.  Joe calls an ambulance.  It appears that Ted is having a heart-attack.

The general theme of this episode was aborting the mission.  David told Gary to abort the robbery mission.  After Gary realized it was a setup, he aborted.  Then, as he saw the cops in front of his house, he aborted again. Poppy wanted Betty to be aborted from the Rovers.  Peter aborted his first attempt at taking in an AA meeting.  Bill and Auntie Pam aborted their terrible singles encounters.  Ted‘s heart is aborting his body.  Last but not least, Blanche aborted all interest in biographies and Randolf Scott.

Episode Review: May 26, 2009

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Blanche complains about the stairs at the bookies again.  Didn’t #1 have a long flight of stairs too? She complains about her old bedroom in number one, and Peter convinces her to weasel her way back into no.1 by not going back until they re-do the room.  Ken comes over later and asks Blanche about her hip.  Following in Peter‘s scheme, she says there’s no issue.

Blanche finally gets back into no.1!   She comes down later in Deirdre’s dressing gown.  Comfy.

Julie is coming up with more ways to spend time with Eileen, much to Eileen’s chagrin.

Michelle came home early from spending the night at Luke‘s, it’s assumed.  She lies to Peter that she just slept in!  Peter’s not happy with her wanting more time off.  She acts like he’s in the wrong!  She’s a spoiled brat!  Peter gave Michelle a good bye & good luck card with EuroStar vouchers for Ryan if he wants to visit her.  Awe, isn’t she shame-faced now!  Michelle goes and gets frustrated with Peter at fancying her!  Why can’t they just be friends! He STILL tries to hit on her.  CRASH & BURN!

Fiz doesn’t want to be at work, she’s too upset.  All the factory girls are making fun of her and putting her down.  Rosie wants to take the tissues that Fiz cried into out of her wages!  Twat!  And I thought I hated MY job!  Fiz still longs for John, and Maria tells her she’s nuts.  She is.

Sophie and her boy-toy try to convince Chesney to go to a dance.  Sophie‘s boy-toy tells Chesney that Kenzie Judd is a baby and afraid of a guy in a wheelchair.

Joe‘s popping more pills!  Listening to him breathing heavily makes me want to puke.  Apparently Joe‘s father died in a bookies.  Boring.

Ryan is trying to convince his girlfriend Sian into sleeping with him.  She’s obviously doing it to keep him away from all of his “female fans.”