Coreolanus Street

I work for a chief executive who is listed in Who’s Who. Among his interests is ‘Coronation Street‘ which is something I like in a boss because I like it too. Corrie for the most part is Shakespearean in its dialogue. And, every now and then, it’s inspired.

Take tonight for instance. The Rover’s was over-manned (sorry peronsed) when Danny Baldwin steps across the threshold and orders a pint of Newton and Ridley’s best:

“I geddit,” says Danny, “it’s a tribute to British Leyland. Betty pulls the pints, Violet takes the money and Liz delivers the change. It’s a theme pub!”

And when Betty gainsays, he accuses her of being Red Robbo.

You had to be there!

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

4 comments… Add yours
  • Bazza 25th March 2006

    I was there and I can’t believe your blog has highlighted this after I said to my wife how brilliantly funny it was. (she didn’t get it, but she is a few years younger than me). I think it’s brilliant that a programme as established as Corrie can still come up with cracking comedy moments.

  • Jennyta 27th March 2006

    Great to find a fellow Corrie fan!

  • Anonymous 29th March 2006

    For more on Coronation Street, there’s a great blog here at

  • Shooting Parrots 29th March 2006

    Thanks for that. A must add to the blog roll.


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