CORONA­TION STREET

FROM TER­MI­NALLY ILL TO DEADLY DULL

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Can you have a Golden Age of f Te­dium? The Street’s bril­liant writ- ers are now man­ag­ing to come up p with some of the most flac­cid plots s since The Kabin ran out of bon n bons.

The eter­nal MLI ( Make Lloyd d In­ter­est­ing) cam­paign has gath­ered d pace with a sort of un­kempt weasel l tak­ing up res­i­dence be­tween Lloyd’s s nose and chin. On Mon­day, they pull l out all the stops when, af­ter a race e and an ar­gu­ment with Steve, Lloyd’s s life hangs in the bal­ance (right). Just t give me a pair of scales, I’ll tip that bal­ance in my favour. On Wed­nes­day he’s forced to re-eval­u­ate his life. A life away from Weather­field, with any luck.

Ev­ery­thing in­volv­ing sport and the gym is coma-in­duc­ing, as is ev­ery­thing in­volv­ing Mad­die, whose big sto­ry­line this week in­volved her brother mov­ing to Devon. Hold the front page!

Then, on Fri­day it’s the turn of Izzy to cele- brate dull­ness, when she con­fesses that she dipped into the char­ity money to pay a bill.

Of course, not ev­ery week can fea­ture the in­ten­sity of a ter­mi­nal ill­ness or love tri­an­gle, but we’re not talk­ing mere pock­ets of te­dium here – we’re talk­ing over­coats.

At least Fri­day sees the re­turn of Peter af­ter his stint in re­hab. Let’s hope he had more fun than we’re hav­ing on the cob­bles at the mo­ment.

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