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Berlin Film Festival Adds Competitive Section, Removes Two Strands; UK Deal For Animals — Global Briefs

The new Berlinale director duo – artistic director Carlo Chatrian and executive director Mariette Ri..

The new Berlinale director duo – artistic director Carlo Chatrian and executive director Mariette Rissenbeek – have introduced a new competitive section to sit alongside the Competition and Berlinale Shorts programs.

According to the festival, Encounters will look to “foster aesthetically and structurally daring works from independent, innovative filmmakers. Its goal is to support new voices in cinema and to give more room to diverse narrative and documentary forms in the official selection.”

The lineup will comprise a maximum of 15 works – world or international premieres of fiction or documentary films at least 60 minutes in length. A three-member jury will choose winners for best film, best director and a special jury award.

Also announced today, the festival will be discontinuing sections NATIVe and Culinary Cinema.

“The 21st century with its technological and economical shifts has changed film production in many ways, making boundaries between fiction and documentary, film essay and genre, less stable and more porous. As the Berlinale is committed to propelling the market and discovering new cinematic visions, we have decided to create a competitive section which, alongside the international Competition, will allow us to fully embrace this changing world,” commented artistic director Chatrian.

Berlin has also revealed the following programming delegates: Jacob Wong (China, Taiwan and Hong Kong), Ryan Werner (USA), Paz Lázaro (Latin America), Eduardo Valente (Brazil), Meenakshi Shedde (India and South Asia), Maryanne Redpath (Australia and New Zealand) and Dorothee Wenner (Sub-Saharan Africa).

The director duo have also appointed as advisors Norman Wang, Luciano Monteagudo, Dennis Lim, former long-time EFM director Beki Probst, and Jason Ryle.

Picturehouse has picked up UK rights to Sundance title Animals, based on the novel of the same name by Emma Jane Unsworth and starring Holliday Grainger (Cinderella) and Alia Shawkat(Transparent) as best friends Laura and Tyler, two girls who like to party. As tRead More – Source

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Writer Rips Ex-Gersh Agents After Network Meeting Canceled

UPDATED: Writer-producer Jorge Reyes had some harsh words for his former Gersh agents, claiming they..

UPDATED: Writer-producer Jorge Reyes had some harsh words for his former Gersh agents, claiming they canceled a meeting they’d scheduled for him with a Fox executive before he fired them and moved to the Verve agency last week.

“So Gersh found out I was going over to Verve &asked my mgr about it this morning,” he wrote on his Twitter feed Monday. “I had a meeting at Fox this afternoon. I get there, they told me the meeting was ‘cancelled by my mgmt company.’ When I checked, I found out it was Gersh calling to cancel my meeting.”

“The agents names at Gersh are Roy Ashton, David Rubin, & Shan Roy,” he continued. “I don’t know which one of those small motherfuckers did that, so they can all share the blame. If they did that, who’s to say they wouldn’t badmouth/talk shit to the execs I’ve already met?”

“I’ve alerted my management company & Verve. We also let the exec at Fox know what happened, who apologized to me & was shocked that Gersh did that.”

Reyes, a writer-producer on USA Network’s Queen of the South and creator of the Kevin Hill TV series that ran on UPN in the early 2000s, signed with Verve shortly after the agency signed the WGA’s new Code of Conduct.

In a statement Tuesday, Gersh said that it had “set these meetings several months ago before the strike when Mr. Reyes was a Gersh client. When the client signed with another agency, the meetings were removed from the books as is normal protocol. We wish Mr. Reyes the best.”

“I actually liked these guys before this,” Reyes tweeted of his former Gersh agents. “They dropped the ball on a couple of things pre ATA conflict. Verve was originally in the running when I signed with Gersh. When they signed the COC (Code of Conduct), I thought this was a good time to move, given my other concerns.”

“They don’t have to like that I moved,” he added. “But they were ALREADY fired, and in no position to cancel a meeting with an exec that wanted to meet me because of my writing. Now I’ll be fine. But this is vindictive, fucked up, & I wouldn’t put it past them to try & sabotage me.”

Added Reyes in his series of tweets: “BRING IT, MOTHERFUCKERS. I plan to email every exec I met and tell them this. Roy Ashton, David Rubin, Shan Roy. Remember the names. You come for me, you better not fucking miss.”

On Friday, Reyes tweeted that “I am now a Verve client. There had been discussions way previous to the WGA/ATA conflict, but now seemed as good a time as any for me. Looking forward to the other mid-level agencies coming to their senses for all of us soon. #WGASolidarity”

Here are his tweets:

So Gersh found out I was going over to verve &asked my mgr about it this morning. I had a meeting at Fox this afternoon. I get there, they told me the meeting was “cancelled by my mgmt company.” When I checked, I found out It was Gersh calling to cancel my meeting. 1)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) May 20, 2019

The agents names at Gersh are Roy Ashton, David Rubin, & Shan Roy. I don’t know which one of those small motherfuckers did that, so they can all share the blame. If they did that, who’s to say they wouldn’t badmouth/talk shit to the execs I’ve already met? 2)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) May 20, 2019

I’ve alerted my management company & verve. We also let the exec at Fox know what happened, who apologized to me & was shocked that Gersh did that. 3)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) Read More – Source

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Writer Rips Ex-Gersh Agents After Network Meeting Canceled

UPDATED: Writer-producer Jorge Reyes had some harsh words for his former Gersh agents, claiming they..

UPDATED: Writer-producer Jorge Reyes had some harsh words for his former Gersh agents, claiming they canceled a meeting they’d scheduled for him with a Fox executive before he fired them and moved to the Verve agency last week.

“So Gersh found out I was going over to Verve &asked my mgr about it this morning,” he wrote on his Twitter feed Monday. “I had a meeting at Fox this afternoon. I get there, they told me the meeting was ‘cancelled by my mgmt company.’ When I checked, I found out it was Gersh calling to cancel my meeting.”

“The agents names at Gersh are Roy Ashton, David Rubin, & Shan Roy,” he continued. “I don’t know which one of those small motherfuckers did that, so they can all share the blame. If they did that, who’s to say they wouldn’t badmouth/talk shit to the execs I’ve already met?”

“I’ve alerted my management company & Verve. We also let the exec at Fox know what happened, who apologized to me & was shocked that Gersh did that.”

Reyes, a writer-producer on USA Network’s Queen of the South and creator of the Kevin Hill TV series that ran on UPN in the early 2000s, signed with Verve shortly after the agency signed the WGA’s new Code of Conduct.

In a statement Tuesday, Gersh said that it had “set these meetings several months ago before the strike when Mr. Reyes was a Gersh client. When the client signed with another agency, the meetings were removed from the books as is normal protocol. We wish Mr. Reyes the best.”

“I actually liked these guys before this,” Reyes tweeted of his former Gersh agents. “They dropped the ball on a couple of things pre ATA conflict. Verve was originally in the running when I signed with Gersh. When they signed the COC (Code of Conduct), I thought this was a good time to move, given my other concerns.”

“They don’t have to like that I moved,” he added. “But they were ALREADY fired, and in no position to cancel a meeting with an exec that wanted to meet me because of my writing. Now I’ll be fine. But this is vindictive, fucked up, & I wouldn’t put it past them to try & sabotage me.”

Added Reyes in his series of tweets: “BRING IT, MOTHERFUCKERS. I plan to email every exec I met and tell them this. Roy Ashton, David Rubin, Shan Roy. Remember the names. You come for me, you better not fucking miss.”

On Friday, Reyes tweeted that “I am now a Verve client. There had been discussions way previous to the WGA/ATA conflict, but now seemed as good a time as any for me. Looking forward to the other mid-level agencies coming to their senses for all of us soon. #WGASolidarity”

Here are his tweets:

So Gersh found out I was going over to verve &asked my mgr about it this morning. I had a meeting at Fox this afternoon. I get there, they told me the meeting was “cancelled by my mgmt company.” When I checked, I found out It was Gersh calling to cancel my meeting. 1)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) May 20, 2019

The agents names at Gersh are Roy Ashton, David Rubin, & Shan Roy. I don’t know which one of those small motherfuckers did that, so they can all share the blame. If they did that, who’s to say they wouldn’t badmouth/talk shit to the execs I’ve already met? 2)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) May 20, 2019

I’ve alerted my management company & verve. We also let the exec at Fox know what happened, who apologized to me & was shocked that Gersh did that. 3)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) Read More – Source

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10 Coronation Street spoilers: Rana’s killer revealed and a special episode about Carla’s mental health

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It’s a special week of Coronation Street as there will be episodes each day culminating in a very special mental health episode on Friday centring around Carla Connor (Alison King).

As Carla’s condition worsens, Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) is at a loss believing her to be taking her medication when really she’s throwing it away. The episode will follow her as she suffers a psychotic episode – can Peter save her?

Elsewhere, Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) and David Platt’s (Jack P Shepherd) secret is finally out – Audrey (Sue Nicholls) discovers they stole her money! What will happen next? Nick will be out to save his own skin, that’s for sure.

And the biggest news to date – Rana Habeeb’s killer is finally revealed.

10 Coronation Street spoilers

  • Gail realises that Natalie is the woman who stole Audrey’s money.
  • Gary discovers what Sarah has done but the next thing he knows he’s tied to a radiator in Rick’s office and the loan shark is about to kill him.
  • Lorraine Kelly pops up on the Platts’ holiday.
  • Shona ends her engagement to David in a fit of jealousy over Natalie.
  • David comes clean to Audrey about the stolen money.
  • Carla secretly flushes away her anti-psychotic medication.
  • The identity of the roof saboteur is revealed!
  • Sally is given a nasty shock when she finally takes delivery of her horse.
  • Nick asks David to take the rap for stealing the £80k. Will he do it?
  • A special episode follows Carla as she experiences a psychotic episode.

Monday 27th May – at 9pm

Gail chases Lorraine Kelly in Coronation Street
(Picture: ITV)

The Platts all set off on holiday and Gail becomes convinced she’s spotted Lorraine Kelly, so she chases her down on a pedalo.

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Natalie shows up with news for David and Nick. Shona is horrified to see David in a close conversation and sees red, calling off the engagement.

Gary finds his passport in an envelope and Leanne reveals how they got it back.

Carla’s mental health practitioner worries as he finds her suffering paranoia, and Sally, Jenny, Sinead and Yasmeen get excited about their new horse.

Tuesday 28th May – at 9pm

Rick is going to kill Gary in Coronation Street
(Picture: ITV)

Gail googles Natalie and comes up with an image that shocks her – she recognises Natalie’s tattoo as the one on the girl who stole Audrey’s money!

David decides to tell Audrey the whole truth – how will she react?

Gary wakes up in Rick’s office, accused of stealing back the passports, and things are looking very dire indeed.

Sally gets a call saying she needs to collect her horse from the stables as the previous owners haven’t paid, but she’s frazzled as she prepares for a dinner party. Tim tells her to focus on the party while he goes and sorts out the horse.

Wednesday 29th May – at 9pm

David tells Audrey the truth in Coronation Street
(Picture: ITV)

Audrey is stunned as David and Nick try to explain – but can they get her to forgive?

Carla is questioned by the police about the factory roof, and she becomes confused and upset, believing Rana is still alive. Peter gives her the medication she needs, but she secretly flushes it away.

Rick tells Gary he’s going to kill him for his betrayal. When Rick’s briefly distracted, Gary manages to get a message to Sarah. Will she see it in time?

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The identity of the person behind the roof collapse is revealed.

Sally and her guests sit down to their meal but they’re shocked to discover a horse in the bag garden – but not just any horse – an old nag.

Thursday 30th May

David and Nick fight in Coronation Street
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Berlin Film Festival Adds Competitive Section, Removes Two Strands; UK Deal For Animals — Global Briefs

The new Berlinale director duo – artistic director Carlo Chatrian and executive director Mariette Ri..

The new Berlinale director duo – artistic director Carlo Chatrian and executive director Mariette Rissenbeek – have introduced a new competitive section to sit alongside the Competition and Berlinale Shorts programs.

According to the festival, Encounters will look to “foster aesthetically and structurally daring works from independent, innovative filmmakers. Its goal is to support new voices in cinema and to give more room to diverse narrative and documentary forms in the official selection.”

The lineup will comprise a maximum of 15 works – world or international premieres of fiction or documentary films at least 60 minutes in length. A three-member jury will choose winners for best film, best director and a special jury award.

Also announced today, the festival will be discontinuing sections NATIVe and Culinary Cinema.

“The 21st century with its technological and economical shifts has changed film production in many ways, making boundaries between fiction and documentary, film essay and genre, less stable and more porous. As the Berlinale is committed to propelling the market and discovering new cinematic visions, we have decided to create a competitive section which, alongside the international Competition, will allow us to fully embrace this changing world,” commented artistic director Chatrian.

Berlin has also revealed the following programming delegates: Jacob Wong (China, Taiwan and Hong Kong), Ryan Werner (USA), Paz Lázaro (Latin America), Eduardo Valente (Brazil), Meenakshi Shedde (India and South Asia), Maryanne Redpath (Australia and New Zealand) and Dorothee Wenner (Sub-Saharan Africa).

The director duo have also appointed as advisors Norman Wang, Luciano Monteagudo, Dennis Lim, former long-time EFM director Beki Probst, and Jason Ryle.

Picturehouse has picked up UK rights to Sundance title Animals, based on the novel of the same name by Emma Jane Unsworth and starring Holliday Grainger (Cinderella) and Alia Shawkat(Transparent) as best friends Laura and Tyler, two girls who like to party. As tRead More – Source

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Writer Rips Ex-Gersh Agents After Network Meeting Canceled

UPDATED: Writer-producer Jorge Reyes had some harsh words for his former Gersh agents, claiming they..

UPDATED: Writer-producer Jorge Reyes had some harsh words for his former Gersh agents, claiming they canceled a meeting they’d scheduled for him with a Fox executive before he fired them and moved to the Verve agency last week.

“So Gersh found out I was going over to Verve &asked my mgr about it this morning,” he wrote on his Twitter feed Monday. “I had a meeting at Fox this afternoon. I get there, they told me the meeting was ‘cancelled by my mgmt company.’ When I checked, I found out it was Gersh calling to cancel my meeting.”

“The agents names at Gersh are Roy Ashton, David Rubin, & Shan Roy,” he continued. “I don’t know which one of those small motherfuckers did that, so they can all share the blame. If they did that, who’s to say they wouldn’t badmouth/talk shit to the execs I’ve already met?”

“I’ve alerted my management company & Verve. We also let the exec at Fox know what happened, who apologized to me & was shocked that Gersh did that.”

Reyes, a writer-producer on USA Network’s Queen of the South and creator of the Kevin Hill TV series that ran on UPN in the early 2000s, signed with Verve shortly after the agency signed the WGA’s new Code of Conduct.

In a statement Tuesday, Gersh said that it had “set these meetings several months ago before the strike when Mr. Reyes was a Gersh client. When the client signed with another agency, the meetings were removed from the books as is normal protocol. We wish Mr. Reyes the best.”

“I actually liked these guys before this,” Reyes tweeted of his former Gersh agents. “They dropped the ball on a couple of things pre ATA conflict. Verve was originally in the running when I signed with Gersh. When they signed the COC (Code of Conduct), I thought this was a good time to move, given my other concerns.”

“They don’t have to like that I moved,” he added. “But they were ALREADY fired, and in no position to cancel a meeting with an exec that wanted to meet me because of my writing. Now I’ll be fine. But this is vindictive, fucked up, & I wouldn’t put it past them to try & sabotage me.”

Added Reyes in his series of tweets: “BRING IT, MOTHERFUCKERS. I plan to email every exec I met and tell them this. Roy Ashton, David Rubin, Shan Roy. Remember the names. You come for me, you better not fucking miss.”

On Friday, Reyes tweeted that “I am now a Verve client. There had been discussions way previous to the WGA/ATA conflict, but now seemed as good a time as any for me. Looking forward to the other mid-level agencies coming to their senses for all of us soon. #WGASolidarity”

Here are his tweets:

So Gersh found out I was going over to verve &asked my mgr about it this morning. I had a meeting at Fox this afternoon. I get there, they told me the meeting was “cancelled by my mgmt company.” When I checked, I found out It was Gersh calling to cancel my meeting. 1)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) May 20, 2019

The agents names at Gersh are Roy Ashton, David Rubin, & Shan Roy. I don’t know which one of those small motherfuckers did that, so they can all share the blame. If they did that, who’s to say they wouldn’t badmouth/talk shit to the execs I’ve already met? 2)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) May 20, 2019

I’ve alerted my management company & verve. We also let the exec at Fox know what happened, who apologized to me & was shocked that Gersh did that. 3)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) Read More – Source

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Writer Rips Ex-Gersh Agents After Network Meeting Canceled

UPDATED: Writer-producer Jorge Reyes had some harsh words for his former Gersh agents, claiming they..

UPDATED: Writer-producer Jorge Reyes had some harsh words for his former Gersh agents, claiming they canceled a meeting they’d scheduled for him with a Fox executive before he fired them and moved to the Verve agency last week.

“So Gersh found out I was going over to Verve &asked my mgr about it this morning,” he wrote on his Twitter feed Monday. “I had a meeting at Fox this afternoon. I get there, they told me the meeting was ‘cancelled by my mgmt company.’ When I checked, I found out it was Gersh calling to cancel my meeting.”

“The agents names at Gersh are Roy Ashton, David Rubin, & Shan Roy,” he continued. “I don’t know which one of those small motherfuckers did that, so they can all share the blame. If they did that, who’s to say they wouldn’t badmouth/talk shit to the execs I’ve already met?”

“I’ve alerted my management company & Verve. We also let the exec at Fox know what happened, who apologized to me & was shocked that Gersh did that.”

Reyes, a writer-producer on USA Network’s Queen of the South and creator of the Kevin Hill TV series that ran on UPN in the early 2000s, signed with Verve shortly after the agency signed the WGA’s new Code of Conduct.

In a statement Tuesday, Gersh said that it had “set these meetings several months ago before the strike when Mr. Reyes was a Gersh client. When the client signed with another agency, the meetings were removed from the books as is normal protocol. We wish Mr. Reyes the best.”

“I actually liked these guys before this,” Reyes tweeted of his former Gersh agents. “They dropped the ball on a couple of things pre ATA conflict. Verve was originally in the running when I signed with Gersh. When they signed the COC (Code of Conduct), I thought this was a good time to move, given my other concerns.”

“They don’t have to like that I moved,” he added. “But they were ALREADY fired, and in no position to cancel a meeting with an exec that wanted to meet me because of my writing. Now I’ll be fine. But this is vindictive, fucked up, & I wouldn’t put it past them to try & sabotage me.”

Added Reyes in his series of tweets: “BRING IT, MOTHERFUCKERS. I plan to email every exec I met and tell them this. Roy Ashton, David Rubin, Shan Roy. Remember the names. You come for me, you better not fucking miss.”

On Friday, Reyes tweeted that “I am now a Verve client. There had been discussions way previous to the WGA/ATA conflict, but now seemed as good a time as any for me. Looking forward to the other mid-level agencies coming to their senses for all of us soon. #WGASolidarity”

Here are his tweets:

So Gersh found out I was going over to verve &asked my mgr about it this morning. I had a meeting at Fox this afternoon. I get there, they told me the meeting was “cancelled by my mgmt company.” When I checked, I found out It was Gersh calling to cancel my meeting. 1)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) May 20, 2019

The agents names at Gersh are Roy Ashton, David Rubin, & Shan Roy. I don’t know which one of those small motherfuckers did that, so they can all share the blame. If they did that, who’s to say they wouldn’t badmouth/talk shit to the execs I’ve already met? 2)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) May 20, 2019

I’ve alerted my management company & verve. We also let the exec at Fox know what happened, who apologized to me & was shocked that Gersh did that. 3)

— The Coolest (@jorgereyes) Read More – Source

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10 Coronation Street spoilers: Rana’s killer revealed and a special episode about Carla’s mental health

(Picture: ITV)
It’s a special week of Coronation Street as there will be episodes each day culminati..

(Picture: ITV)

It’s a special week of Coronation Street as there will be episodes each day culminating in a very special mental health episode on Friday centring around Carla Connor (Alison King).

As Carla’s condition worsens, Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) is at a loss believing her to be taking her medication when really she’s throwing it away. The episode will follow her as she suffers a psychotic episode – can Peter save her?

Elsewhere, Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) and David Platt’s (Jack P Shepherd) secret is finally out – Audrey (Sue Nicholls) discovers they stole her money! What will happen next? Nick will be out to save his own skin, that’s for sure.

And the biggest news to date – Rana Habeeb’s killer is finally revealed.

10 Coronation Street spoilers

  • Gail realises that Natalie is the woman who stole Audrey’s money.
  • Gary discovers what Sarah has done but the next thing he knows he’s tied to a radiator in Rick’s office and the loan shark is about to kill him.
  • Lorraine Kelly pops up on the Platts’ holiday.
  • Shona ends her engagement to David in a fit of jealousy over Natalie.
  • David comes clean to Audrey about the stolen money.
  • Carla secretly flushes away her anti-psychotic medication.
  • The identity of the roof saboteur is revealed!
  • Sally is given a nasty shock when she finally takes delivery of her horse.
  • Nick asks David to take the rap for stealing the £80k. Will he do it?
  • A special episode follows Carla as she experiences a psychotic episode.

Monday 27th May – at 9pm

Gail chases Lorraine Kelly in Coronation Street
(Picture: ITV)

The Platts all set off on holiday and Gail becomes convinced she’s spotted Lorraine Kelly, so she chases her down on a pedalo.

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Natalie shows up with news for David and Nick. Shona is horrified to see David in a close conversation and sees red, calling off the engagement.

Gary finds his passport in an envelope and Leanne reveals how they got it back.

Carla’s mental health practitioner worries as he finds her suffering paranoia, and Sally, Jenny, Sinead and Yasmeen get excited about their new horse.

Tuesday 28th May – at 9pm

Rick is going to kill Gary in Coronation Street
(Picture: ITV)

Gail googles Natalie and comes up with an image that shocks her – she recognises Natalie’s tattoo as the one on the girl who stole Audrey’s money!

David decides to tell Audrey the whole truth – how will she react?

Gary wakes up in Rick’s office, accused of stealing back the passports, and things are looking very dire indeed.

Sally gets a call saying she needs to collect her horse from the stables as the previous owners haven’t paid, but she’s frazzled as she prepares for a dinner party. Tim tells her to focus on the party while he goes and sorts out the horse.

Wednesday 29th May – at 9pm

David tells Audrey the truth in Coronation Street
(Picture: ITV)

Audrey is stunned as David and Nick try to explain – but can they get her to forgive?

Carla is questioned by the police about the factory roof, and she becomes confused and upset, believing Rana is still alive. Peter gives her the medication she needs, but she secretly flushes it away.

Rick tells Gary he’s going to kill him for his betrayal. When Rick’s briefly distracted, Gary manages to get a message to Sarah. Will she see it in time?

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The identity of the person behind the roof collapse is revealed.

Sally and her guests sit down to their meal but they’re shocked to discover a horse in the bag garden – but not just any horse – an old nag.

Thursday 30th May

David and Nick fight in Coronation Street
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The Platts return to Weatherfield and Nick tells Leanne David forced him to Read More – Source

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