1st EPISODE

ALI POURS HIS HEART OUT TO MARIA As Emma recovers in hospital Steve reports Ali to Dr Gaddas. An upset Ali meets Maria in Victoria gardens and admits he shouldn’t have dumped her and is jealous of Gary, unaware of an intrigued Adam watching them, Maria comforts a desolate Ali. Adam tells Gary who is furious at what he sees.

NICK KNOWS HE HAS TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT Shona is shocked to discover Gail has taken it upon herself to cancel the wedding and insists David will be out in time. Meanwhile Nick resolves to try and speak to Josh to get him to change his mind.

CARLA USES HER INITIATIVE When a delivery of beard oil ingredients arrive for Sinead, Carla decides she is going to try and keep the business going for Daniel and looks for Sinead’s recipe.

ELSEWHERE Brian is not impressed with Abi’s plans to go on a date with Kevin the night before her maths GCSE

2ND EPISODE

GARY SETS HIS SIGHTS ON ALI Gary forgives Maria for her liaison with Ali but meets up with the private detective and asks him to find out what he can about Dr Ali.

NICK TAKES A RISK TO HELP DAVID Nick tells Imran that he is going to visit Josh at the hospital by pretending to be his solicitor but his plans are thwarted when Billy spots him and asks him what he is doing. Back at home Leanne thinks Billy might be the answer to their prayers if he can speak to Josh. Will he agree?

CARLA’S UP TO HER EYES IN OIL Beth is furious when she finds Carla preparing beard oil but will she change her mind when Carla explains al the profit is going to Bertie’s future.

ELSEWHERE Steve asks Emma to come and stay with him and Amy whilst she recovers. Sally is unimpressed to find Abi drunk with Kevin instead of revising.

CAST

Barbara Knox as Rita Tanner
Alison King as Carla Connor
Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
Lisa George as Beth Sutherland
Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
Charlie De Melo as Imran Habeeb
Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
Mikey North as Gary Windass
Simon Gregson as Steve Mcdonald
Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
Sally Ann Mattews as Jenny Connor
Tina O’Brien as Sarah Platt
Brooke Malonie as Lily Platt
Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
James Burrows as Ali Neeson
Julia Goulding as Shona Ramsay
Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
William Roache as Ken Barlow
Patti Clare as Mary Cole
​Tanisha Gorey as Asha Alahan
Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
Christine Mackie as Dr Gaddas
Kyran Bowes as Jack Webster
John May as Delivery Man
Alexander Kirk as Private Detective

The first episode airs at 7.30 on ITV with the second at 8.30pm