EastBenders cleans up again at an awards show. Excuse us but has anyone ever contrasted Coronation Street and the ‘Benders? Or is it just McCain Microwave Chips mums who are doing the voting and all of Corrie goes over their heads?


We love little Si!

Here is Simon Barlow, as played by *checks notes* some cute little kid,  arguably the best child actor since Judy Garland strapped down her bosoms to play Dorothy. He is flawless in Coronation Street and was justly feted at last night’s Inside Soap Awards, which probably smelt of Glade Plug-Ins and Digestive biscuits, as Best Young Actor. And it was pretty much all Corrie got apart from Sexiest Female for Tina who works in The Kabin. Sorry t’Kabin. And a nod to the factory fire.

But may we take this popportunity to persuade you to give Coronation Street a try. For a start, it’s often written by Jonathan Harvey of Beautiful Thing fame (last night’s Sally going on about how can her daughter be a lesbian when she has lovely long hair was funny and upsetting all at the same time). Second up, it is consistently witty, dramatic and, most importantly of all, enjoyable. Third up (oh, we don’t think we could manage three up… Maybe we could if we readjusted our clothing), it’s just become the longest running drama in the history of the world. Did we mention it was high-larious?

Take Norris going in the Rovers after Natasha’s attempted suicide: ‘I can’t believe it. She was in the shop yesterday. [Wistfully] Cosmopolitan, Twix…’ Pure genius.

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EastBenders cleans up again at an awards show. Excuse us but has anyone ever contrasted Coronation Street and the 'Benders? Or is it just McCain Microwave Chips mums who are doing the voting and all of Corrie goes over their heads?, 9.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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3 comments to “EastBenders cleans up again at an awards show. Excuse us but has anyone ever contrasted Coronation Street and the ‘Benders? Or is it just McCain Microwave Chips mums who are doing the voting and all of Corrie goes over their heads?”

  1. I could not – NOT – agree more, me me me.
    EastEnders scriptwriters need to take a long – LONG – hard – HARD – look at Coronation Street and learn how to write a script that is, for a start, naturalistic.
    EastEnders is cliched, tripe nonsense and their attempts at doing humour… well!
    Thank God Kat Slater’s back.

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  2. I did enjoy the face-off between Bianca and Kat Slater but apart from that it’s Coro all the way. I particularly liked Natasha’s ‘Have a nice life, Gayle… Oh, look! My fingers were crossed!’ last night. ‘A work of genius. Five stars. The Telegraph’

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  3. Is that Lauren Harries as a child antique expert?

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