WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY – 1st episode
GEOFF GIVES THE PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME Yasmeen’s worn out after a night cleaning. Geoff congratulates her on a job well done. Cathy calls and quizzes Yasmeen about Geoff’s black eye but before she can explain Geoff appears and Cathy goes. When Brian expresses his concerns for Yasmeen to Geoff he’s quietly seething and makes out that Yasmeen is actually an alcoholic and he’s trying to help. Brian’s stunned and when he assumes that Yasmeen gave Geoff his black eye, Geoff doesn’t correct him. Concerned about Yasmeen, Brian seeks advice from Peter. Geoff returns home and in a bid to cover his tracks tells Yasmeen he’s worried about her drinking and others have noticed it too. As Yasmeen absorbs this bombshell there’s a knock at the door from Peter.
SHONA SHOWS SIGNS OF CONSCIOUSNESS David sits at Shona’s bedside playing recordings of Max and Lily. When her eyes momentarily flicker, David’s excited. The consultant confirms Shona is slowly emerging from her coma but has a long way to go. She briefly opens her eyes again but when it’s clear she doesn’t recognise David he’s devastated.
ROY FINALLY MAKES PROGRESS WITH NINA When Roy finds Nina fretting over her coursework because her sewing machine has conked out he returns with Hayley’s old machine. Nina’s touched and asks him to stay and be her model. As she makes adjustments to the corset Roy chats about
Hayley and the difficulties she encountered as trans gender, Nina warms to him.
ELSEWHERE Bernie reads a text from Kel agreeing to a one on one DJ lesson with Alfie. Imran accompanies a terrified Fiz as she’s called into court.
WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY – 2nd episode
YASMEEN BEGINS TO DOUBT HERSELF Yasmeen listens in disbelief as Peter talks about alcoholism and invites her to join him at one of his meetings. Geoff lies claiming his first wife was a violent alcoholic and her drinking is bringing back awful memories. Geoff asserts that if she really loves him, she’ll give up drinking. When Brian and Cathy break the news of Yasmeen’s drink problem to Alya, she listens in total disbelief and tells Yasmeen it’s absurd.
THE TRUTH FINALLY HITS DAVID Fiz apologises to David for unwittingly bringing a loaded gun onto the street. David’s furious and points out Shona’s in a coma because of her.
FREEDOM COMES AT A PRICE FOR FIZ Fiz pleads guilty to possessing a firearm without a licence and receives a four month sentence, suspended for two years and a £500 fine.
ELSEWHERE Bernie confides in Sean how she’s been posing as a 14 year old boy online and has arranged to meet up with Kel in order to get justice for Paul. Sean’s horrified and urges her to go to the police. As Nina puts the finishing touches to the corset, somebody hurls a brick through the window. Roy tries again to convince Nina to come and stay with him but she refuses, preferring to stay in her Dad’s flat surrounded by his memory.
- Ben Price as Nick Tilsey
- Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
- Harry McDermott as Max Turner
- Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
- Tina O’Brien as Sarah Platt
- Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
- Brooke Malonie as Lily Platt
- Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
- David Neilson as Roy Cropper
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Nazir
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Ian Bartholomew as Geoff Metcalfe
- Charlie De Melo as Imran Habeeb
- Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
- Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
- Melanie Hill as Cathy Matthews
- Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
- Jennie Mcalpine as Fiz Stape
- Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
- Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
- Jane Hazlegrove as Bernie Winter
- Sally Ann Mattews as Jenny Connor
- Kaye Brown as Neurosurgeon
- Peter Rylands as District Judge
Coronation Street airs at 7.30 then 8.30pm on ITV.