MONDAY 16TH MARCH 1st Episode
ALYA TRIES TO MAKE YASMEEN SEE SENSE Whilst Geoff fills Yasmeen’s had with tales of what their life would be like abroad, Yasmeen makes it clear she doesn’t want to leave Alya but he insists she can come and stay. A valuer calls at Speed Daal and reveals that Geoff has hired him as he and Yasmeen are selling their share of the business. Alya’s deeply shocked. Alya calls at No.6 and demands to know what’s going on. When Yasmeen reveals that they’re moving to Cyprus, Alya’s horrified and tells Yasmeen that it’s clear Geoff is abusing her and trying to separate her from the people who care about her. Determined to rescue her Gran from the clutches of Geoff, Alya grabs some of Yasmeen’s clothes and starts stuffing them into a bag.
CLAUDIA SETS UP KEN FOR A FALL Ken’s interested to see that there’s a Literary Society talk planned for that evening. However when Felicity explains that Roger has had to pull out and the talk might be cancelled, Claudia is quick to suggest Ken could step into the breach. Ken takes the stage and reads aloud one of his short stories whilst Claudia looks on proudly. When Felicity asks for questions from the floor, the first hand up is Norris Cole!
BERNIE COMES TO THE RESCUE After a sleepless night, a frazzled Gemma opens the door to Bernie who bustles her way in. Bernie casts her eye over the mess at No.5 and realises Gemma isn’t coping. Gemma insists she’s fine but it’s clear to Bernie that’s far from true.
ELSEWHERE When Tyrone reveals to Fiz that Cerberus isn’t well and Evelyn plans to take him to the vets. When Emma reveals that her Mum has offered to pay for them to visit her in Australia, Seb’s not keen and Emma’s left disappointed. Michael enjoys spending some time with Grace and Tianna but when he proposes that they meet for a drink and sort out a more formal arrangement, Grace flies off the handle.
MONDAY 16TH MARCH 2nd Episode
EVELYN FINDS A REASON TO GO WALKIES Evelyn and Tyrone take Cerberus to the vets. As Evelyn pays the bill, she’s taken aback when her old flame Arthur enters the surgery with his cockapoo. Tyrone watches in amusement at their interaction. When Tyrone tells Fiz about Evelyn’s old boyfriend and how she’s clearly still got the hots for him, Fiz is amused.
ALYA TAKES DRASTIC ACTION Fixing Yasmeen with a cold stare, Geoff demands to know where she’s planning to go. Calling him a control freak, Alya asserts that anywhere away from him would be good. Alya begs Yasmeen to leave Geoff and come home with her, will she agree? With Toyah by her side, Alya reports Geoff to the police, convinced he must have a history of abuse.
NORRIS TRIES TO RECRUIT KEN’S HELP Having sabotaged Ken’s talk and suggesting they head to the bar, Norris reveals that he and Freda moved into Stillwaters several weeks ago. Making sure Freda can’t read his lips, Norris admits to Ken that he can’t stand Stillwaters and needs his help to escape. Ken’s shocked.
ELSEWHERE Having tidied the house, Bernie suggests to Gemma they go out for tea and leave Paul and Billy to babysit. Secretly anxious at the idea of being parted from her babies, Gemma insists she’d rather stay in. Seb has a change of heart and tells Emma he’d love to go to Australia. Emma’s thrilled.
- Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
- Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
- Ali Briggs as Freda Burgess
- Dan Willis as Peter Stones
- Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
- Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
- Georgia Taylor as Toyah Battersby
- Harry Visinoni as Seb Franklin
- Ian Bartholomew as Geoff Metcalfe
- Isabella Flanagan as Hope Stape
- Jane Hazlegrove as Bernie Winter
- Jennie Mcalpine as Fiz Stape
- Kate Fahy as Felicity Moore
- Kate Spencer as Grace Vickers
- Liam Bairstow as Alex Warner
- Macy Alabi as Ruby Dobbs
- Malcolm Hebden as Norris Cole
- Mark Morrell as PC Hall
- Matilda Freeman as Summer Spellman
- Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
- Michael Elwyn as Charles Moore
- Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
- Paul Copley as Arthur Medwin
- Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
- Rula Lenska as Claudia Colby
- Rupert Frazer as Francis
- Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
- Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Nazir
- William Roache as Ken Barlow
Coronation Street airs at 7:30 and 8:30pm on ITV.