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Old Feb 1st 2020, 1:04 am
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Wife loves Corrie, and every week she sits down to watch it in three sessions of two episodes each. I find it mildly amusing but not compelling tv. I don't get it!
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Wife loves Corrie, and every week she sits down to watch it in three sessions of two episodes each. I find it mildly amusing but not compelling tv. I don't get it!
I'm sure there's stuff that you watch that she doesn't get either.
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Wife records Eastenders and Coronation St. They are only allowed on when I and the kids are out. I refuse to allow shows that portray misery as the norm to be on in the house.
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Wife records Eastenders and Coronation St. They are only allowed on when I and the kids are out. I refuse to allow shows that portray misery as the norm to be on in the house.
You can't watch much news or current affairs then?
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I'm sure there's stuff that you watch that she doesn't get either.
Mostly sport, which I usually watch when she is asleep - wrong time-zone for Premier League. Apart from that, every evening she chooses what we watch. A glass of wine does wonders.
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You can't watch much news or current affairs then?
Usually, I wouldn't call them shows, but times have changed and the producers are no longer impartial. "Fake news" and all that. Too much partisanship nowadays, albeit I do enjoy listening to the shock-jocks of Fox News Radio!
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Originally Posted by ebo1608 View Post
Wife loves Corrie, and every week she sits down to watch it in three sessions of two episodes each. I find it mildly amusing but not compelling tv. I don't get it!
I saw this thread title and thought it was about soap, was going to post about how much I like Sanex shower gel I really do like it though, so much so that when we moved back to Oz there was a carton of 24 bottles in our container.

I don't watch soaps but my sister in law in the UK loves them, so when we stay with them I do a lot of reading in the afternoon. I think they're a harmless pleasure, there's a lot worse things people could be doing!
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My brother was acting in the mid 1950’s early 60’s and was in Manchester for an audition. He met a friend there and they were chatting about the parts they were auditioning for. His friend said he was auditioning for a new soap called Coronation St, but didn’t think it would last!!!!
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My brother was acting in the mid 1950’s early 60’s and was in Manchester for an audition. He met a friend there and they were chatting about the parts they were auditioning for. His friend said he was auditioning for a new soap called Coronation St, but didn’t think it would last!!!!
Woah, I hope the friend didn't put any money on that prediction!
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He got the part, went on to be a successful actor. Not sure if I have the right to mention his name. Think Emmerdale and Dr. Who. He and my brother and lots of other young actors went to Corona Academy in West London. They appeared in lots of tv shows. My brother gave up in his twenties, to insecure a profession, but was very successful when younger. Played Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island, Julian in Famous five, plus many others.
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He got the part, went on to be a successful actor. Not sure if I have the right to mention his name. Think Emmerdale and Dr. Who. He and my brother and lots of other young actors went to Corona Academy in West London. They appeared in lots of tv shows. My brother gave up in his twenties, to insecure a profession, but was very successful when younger. Played Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island, Julian in Famous five, plus many others.
I'm woefully ignorant of all things TV so wouldn't recognise his name anyway, but I'm glad he was successful in a job he obviously loved. I can understand your brother wanting more security but he must have been very talented to get those roles, well done him!
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Still keep up with the archers. Tend to listen to radio drama a lot, thank goodness for BBC sounds app (I player as was).
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I confess, I watch Corrie, Eastenders, Causualty and Holby City.
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Don't watch any soaps at all. Just finished watching Broadchurch though and that was most disappointing.
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Don't watch any soaps at all. Just finished watching Broadchurch though and that was most disappointing.
​​​​​​ Although originally from Manchester I have never watched Coronation Street, we don't watch any of the soaps or reality TV.....We do have some fab series on that we will record and watch when we fancy watching them..we do love the the foreign programmes or Stockholm Requiem, Wisting are some we are currently watching.
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