Coronation Street

Episode 8430

Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Where has the humour on Corrie gone? Oh for the days when the Street’s matriarchs would prop up the bar of the Rovers Return and pithily discuss fellas while their feckless menfolk connived in the corners. At the moment it’s all bankruptcies, dour relationship bust-ups and sweating murderers. Can’t we have a few finely crafted put-downs to lighten the load?

It seems not, because here a cash-strapped Owen is summoned to court and a banged-up Peter Barlow is depressed because he’s heard nothing from his dad. Excuse me while I dig out some old episodes featuring Eddie Yeats and Stan Ogden to give me a much-needed laugh.

About this programme

Neil catches Steve comforting Andrea and wrongly assumes he is the `other man' she is leaving him for, while Deirdre admits to Tracy she hasn't told Ken about Peter's arrest. Owen receives a summons for a bankruptcy hearing, but Anna promises him they'll get through it together, and Roy learns that Yasmeen is the chief librarian as he sets up a petition to protest against the library's closure. Meanwhile, Deirdre unearths a valuable military medal belonging to Uncle Albert.

Cast and crew

Cast

Owen Armstrong
Ian Puleston-Davies
Gary Windass
Mikey North
Faye Windass
Ellie Leach
Anna Windass
Debbie Rush
Deirdre Barlow
Anne Kirkbride
Tracy Barlow
Kate Ford
Rob Donovan
Marc Baylis
Amy Barlow
Elle Mulvaney
Peter Barlow
Chris Gascoyne
Lloyd Mullaney
Craig Charles
Roy Cropper
David Neilson
Andrea Beckett
Hayley Tamaddon
Neil Beckett
William Travis
Sharif Nazir
Marc Anwar
Alya Nazir
Sair Khan
Eileen Grimshaw
Sue Cleaver
Michael Rodwell
Les Dennis
Steve McDonald
Simon Gregson
Liz McDonald
Beverley Callard
Eva Price
Catherine Tyldesley
Jenna Kamara
Krissi Bohn
Izzy Armstrong
Cherylee Houston
Katy Armstrong
Georgia May Foote
Emily Bishop
Eileen Derbyshire
Yasmeen Nazir
Shelley King
Audrey Roberts
Sue Nicholls
Dennis Tanner
Philip Lowrie
Gail McIntyre
Helen Worth
Kal Nazir
Jimi Mistry
Leanne Tilsley
Jane Danson
Mary Taylor
Patti Clare
Michelle Connor
Kym Marsh
Nick Tilsley
Ben Price
Norris Cole
Malcolm Hebden
Rita Tanner
Barbara Knox
Sally Webster
Sally Dynevor
Simon Barlow
Alex Bain
Steph Britton
Tisha Merry
Tim Metcalfe
Joe Duttine
Eugene Clelland
Fine Time Fontayne
Sue Hodgkins
Melanie Ash
Bailiff 1
Robert Harrison
Bailiff 2
Erica Rogers

Crew

Director
Michael Lacey
Executive Producer
Kieran Roberts
Producer
Stuart Blackburn
Writer
Chris Fewtrell
Categories
Soap