Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Reduce Reuse Recycle

If Eileen's paramour and ex-con Ed looks familiar, that's because the actor has been on the cobbles before. In 1997 Chris Walker played Ray Thorpe with whom Tricia Armstrong left for a new life elsewhere.

The photo was found at Avenues and Alleyways, an excellent Scotland-based blog with lots of Corrie news and old photos. Have a look if you like but be warned: there is a spoiler there revealing Ed's identity.


Karen said...

He was also in "To the Ends of the Earth" with Sam Neill which was just showing on PBS.

Am I the only that thinks he's kinda yummy?

missusmac said...

Kind of is the word. Depends on how he wears his hair.

Sometimes he's got that comb-over thing going on that just looks like all my dad's friends in the late 60s early 70s.

I hope this works out with Eileen. Would be nice to see her in a 'normal' relationship.

Although this isn't normal. Unless you're in grade 6.

GoBetty said...

I saw the spoiler (wanted to). Crazy.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, his hair is a bad 70s flashback. I must admit, I had kind of guessed the spoiler storyline. There just seemed to be no other reason why he would be all Boy Scouty all over the place.

I went to the blog you link to (fun blog, BTW), saw that spoiler, cruised around the blog for a few minutes, and found a spoiler that I really REALLY didn't want to know. I'm still upset. Sigh.

Michigander Fan

missusmac said...

Ok, don't tell what it is about Ed... but is it good?

I don't want to look because I don't want to see any spoilers!

Anonymous said...


Well, without giving anything away, and without trying to tease you, I don't think the upcoming Ed thing is good or bad. It's not a "well, he and Eileen have wild sex on a table at the Rovers in front of everyone" or a "Ed decides he really really needs a haircut" or anything like that. And I don't know how to give you any more info without spoiling it for you.

Seriously, don't go to that blog though, because there was at least 1 other spoiler there, and it was something I DID NOT see coming at all, and it really upset me. So much so that I thought about writing a protest letter to Corrie, until I remembered that it is a done deal. The episode is over; it's done. (The whole being 9 months behind the UK thing really messes with my mind...and it is 9 months, because last night Frankie and Nathan were talking about the date being February 10th.)

Sorry I can't be more helpful. I am terrible at hints. I was the sister who said, "Well, I can't tell you what you're getting for Christmas except to say that they have 8 wheels." At which point my sister would say, "Oh boy - roller skates!"

Michigander Fan

Anonymous said...

Awwww. Please come to Avenues and Alleyways !

If you trust yourself, you could just come and look at the vintage "Coronation Street" pictures, and not read any of the associated text (???).

Besides, it`s not a blog which is exclusively about the show. I write about all sorts of things which I hope will amuse you.

All the best,
Sky Clearbrook

Anonymous said...


I really enjoyed your blog a lot. However, here in North America, it is only February 10, 2006. (At least, it is on Coronation Street.) Therefore, not only did I find out the scoop about Ed, I also found out a MAJOR change regarding a character I like.

(You probably know what I am talking about, but I don't want to ruin it for everyone else.)

I would suggest a letter writing campaign to CBC politely requesting that they pick up the pace a bit so we're not so far behind, but since I am not a Canuck (I'm a Yank) I really don't think it's my place to do so. You know, American Imperialism and all that...


Michigander Fan

John said...

Michigander fan - The CBC's been ignoring us for years. Maybe they'll listen to a Yank.

Anonymous said...

Why John, are you suggesting that Americans attempt to impose their will on others?

Hmmm. I could always send a nicely worded letter to the CBC, saying that if they don't up our Corrie intake, I may have to alert President Bush to the fact that Peter Mansbridge has WMDs...


Michigander Fan

missusmac said...

Actually, I think Peter does, in his glove compartment...

Go ahead, write!