1ST EPISODE

BERNIE FINALLY COMPUTES THE TRUTH Gemma and Paul realise they may have been wrong about Bernie and find her in the pub. Having apologised for wrongly accusing her, they realise that the only other person who had access to Billy’s diary was Kel. Gemma and Bernie break into Kel’s flat and find not only Daniel’s laptop, but a stack of old photos of Paul and some other kids. Gemma’s horrified to realise their significance.

MICHAEL GETS SOME ANSWERS A despondent Michael is telling his parents about seeing Grace with his daughter when there is a knock at the door and Grace is there, she tells him Grace needs a responsible dad someone she can look up to. Michael begs her to let him be a part of his daughter’s life, but she leaves without promising anything.

BETH COMES THROUGH FOR DANIEL Daniel insists it’s time to make a start on clearing up his flat. Peter’s concerned for him. Daniel lets himself into his flat but upon finding Sinead’s broken mug on the floor, he breaks down in tears. Beth calls at Daniel’s flat to find him sobbing.

ELSEWHERE When Hope refuses to do as she’s told and deliberately splashes paint on Fiz’s blouse, Jade takes over and dispatching Fiz, quietly bribes Hope into helping her clear up the mess. Paul plucks up the courage and tells Rita that he’s moving in with Billy. Rita’s thrilled for the pair of them.

2ND EPISODE

PAUL IS FORCED TO FACE THE PAST As Gemma and Bernie return with the laptops and photos Paul is horrified to see his terrible past laid bare before him. An emotional Paul recounts his childhood experiences with Kel, how Kel took him on trips out, how he admired Kel but ultimately Kel sexually abused him. Bernie and Gemma are shocked to the core whilst Billy’s heart breaks for him. Gemma urges Paul to report Kel to the police, but Paul refuses, adamant that to rake over the past would be far too painful. Gemma feels for her brother.

AGGIE CAN’T DO RIGHT FOR DOING WRONG When Grace finds out that Aggie has consulted Adam about Michael’s parental rights she storms out saying she doesn’t need the hassle. Michael is furious with his mother.

PETER AND CARLA STEP IN FOR DANIEL Peter and Carla insist they’ll look after Bertie for the day giving Daniel a bit of ‘me time’. Daniel returns to No.1 clearly the worse for wear and highly strung. Peter and Carla are concerned for him.

CAST

Alison King as Carla Connor
Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
Barbara Knox as Rita Tanner
Lisa George as Beth Sutherland
Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
Jennie Mcalpine as Fiz Stape
Cherylee Houston as Izzy Armstrong
Kate Spencer as Grace Vickers
Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne
Colson Smith as Craig Tinker
Jane Hazlegrove as Bernie Winter
Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
Rula Lenska as Claudia Colby
Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
Lucy Fallon as Bethany Platt
Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
Lottie Henshall as Jade Rowan
Isabella Flanagan as Hope Stape
Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
Nathan Graham as James Bailey

Coronation Street airs at 7.30m and then at 8.30 on ITV.