Coronation Street returns to 6 episodes a week with big drama ahead

Abi, David, Shona, Leanne, Nick and Asha in Corrie

Coronation Street reduced to airing 3 episodes a week to keep it on-air during the Coronavirus pandemic earlier this year and has remained steadily airing them Monday, Wednesday and Friday since filming resumed. However, Corrie fans will be able to get their 6 episodes week fix as the show returns to a full schedule of double episodes from Monday 14th September.

The drama is ramping up ahead of a big 60th anniversary for the show on December 9th.

Coming up we have a series of storylines as David and Shona fight to rekindle and rediscover their connection after Shona lost her memory in a shooting last Christmas. Daniel’s emotions towards Nicky deepen and not everyone approves so expect plenty of tension here. An epic fued kicks off between Abi and Debbie, while Peter’s involvement in Abi’s dark past will bring trouble to his own door with Carla.

Trouble for Peter and Carla. (Picture: ITV)

It’s all happening as Leanne will take on the world as she fights to save Oliver after he takes a turn for the worse, however Nick has drama of his own when a blast from the past turns up, Natasha Blakeman (Rachel Leskovac).

Also returning is Todd Grimshaw played by newcomer to the show Gareth Pierce. His return is set to cause heartache for his mum Eileen as well as drama for Billy and Paul. It’s not all doom and gloom for Eileen as a new arrival puts a spring in her step…lets hope this one is not a killer, R.I.P Pat Phelan.

Producer Iain MacLeod said: ““The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering. I am so proud of the tireless efforts of everyone behind the scenes and onscreen. We have been energised and motivated by the nearly 60 years of heritage behind the show, and the massively important place it still holds in the Nation’s hearts. Throughout lockdown and beyond, the regular instalments of Britain’s best-loved soap have taken on even greater significance, giving viewers a beacon of familiarity and normality amid the craziest of times. It is often said that our characters are like members of the viewers’ extended families. And at a time when many people couldn’t see their loved ones in real life, their fictional friends on the cobbles became even more essential, as the audience escaped in half-hour bursts into the wonderful world of Weatherfield.”

Coronation Street airs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (hour-long) at 7:30 on ITV.

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