1ST EPISODE

IZZY REALISES SHE’S BEEN SWIMMING WITH A SHARK As the police investigate Gary’s dealings they reveal they have reason to believe he’s been operating as a loan shark. Izzy notices a woman in tears outside the factory and the woman introduces herself as Julia, Derek’s ex wife. Julia tells Izzy that Derek was up to his eyes in debt to a loan shark. Izzy reels.

RAY MAKES ENEMIES Ryan tells Ray he can stick his job but Ray’s unfazed and throws him out. In the bistro, Ray charms the staff.

ELSEWHERE Tyrone suspects Kevin fancies Abi. When Tracy reveals that Amy is looking for some work experience in the solicitors’ office, Paula offers her a placement with her.

2ND EPISODE

THE TRUTH ABOUT GARY IS OUT The residents reel as the true nature of Gary’s work is revealed post the Christmas Day shooting.

RAY TRIES TO SABOTAGE THE ROVERS NYE PARTY Jenny puts up a poster in the cafe advertising the Rovers’ New Year’s Eve party, Ray enlists his staff help to prepare the bistro for their rival New Year’s Eve launch party and he reveals his plans to make a donation to a cancer charity in memory of Sinead. The girls are impressed at his generosity. Johnny and Jenny confront Ray in the bistro, outraged that he’s going head to head and trying to scupper their New Year’s Eve party.

ABI FINDS HER FEELINGS HAVE CHANGED When Abi reveals she’s meeting Kevin for a drink, Sally realises Kevin’s still got the hots for Abi. But when Abi finds out that Kevin is putting their drink before a banger race event that she knows he has been looking forward to, she insists that they can meet for a drink tomorrow. Kevin reluctantly agrees but it’s clear he’s disappointed.

ELSEWHERE Tracy thanks Paula for going to so much trouble, helping Amy with her work experience.

Cast

  • Ben Price as Nick Tilsey
  • Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
  • Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
  • Cherylee Houston as Izzy Armstrong
  • Stirling Gallacher as Paula Martin
  • Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
  • Mikey North as Gary Windass
  • Liam Bairstow as Alex Warner
  • Lucy Fallon as Bethany Platt
  • Brooke Malonie as Lily Platt
  • Harry McDermott as Max Turner
  • Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
  • Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
  • Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
  • Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
  • James Burrows as Ali Neeson
  • Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
  • Georgia Taylor as Toyah Battersby
  • Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
  • Sally Ann Mattews as Jenny Connor
  • Ellie Leach as Faye Windass
  • Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
  • Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
  • Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
  • Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
  • Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
  • Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
  • Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
  • Maxine Dubois as Julia Milligan
  • Richard Hawley as Johnny Connor
  • Mark Frost as Ray Crosby
  • Alun Raglan as DS Thurston

Coronation Street airs at 7.30pm then at 8.30pm on ITV.