In this special 60th Anniversary week three one hour episodes will bring stories to a gripping climax and launch new ones to take us into 2021 and beyond.
At the centre of the anniversary week drama is of course Coronation Street itself as the residents unite to save the cobbles from the dastardly dealings of Ray Crosby. Having bought up most of the property and businesses in the area, Ray is ready to flatten the lot to make way for his new development. As the bulldozers arrive on the cobbles the race is on to save Britain’s most famous street and will Kevin find out the truth about Debbie’s part in it all?
Monday December 7th
THE RESIDENTS WON’T BE BULLDOZED Ken unwittingly reveals to Debbie how this afternoon they’ll be lodging an application to have the brewery listed and thus saving it from the bulldozer. When Debbie warns Ray about the residents’ plans to prevent the knocking down of the brewery, Ray resolves to demolish it this afternoon before they lodge their application. On the street, Abi, Kevin, Brian, Cathy, David, Ken, Rita and Shona watch with horror as a bulldozer heads towards the brewery. Ray gives them a satisfied grin. The residents set up camp in front of the brewery and Rita leads them in a rousing rendition of ‘We shall not be Moved’. Can they really defeat Ray and save the cobbles?
Wednesday December 9th
CAN THE RESIDENTS SAVE THE STREET? After a night camping outside the brewery, the residents celebrate halting the progress of the bulldozer. But their joy is short-lived when a massive long-arm digger turns up. In a bid to make peace with Abi, Kevin contacts a councillor friend to alert him to the brewery’s application for listed status. Debbie phones Ray in a panic. The protestors are outraged as Ray’s men start to dismantle their camp. As Ken stands in the bulldozer’s path Abi jumps into the cab of the digger but loses control of the long arm, which smashes down on a nearby substation, knocking out all the power in the surrounding streets. Kevin is baffled as to how Ray got wind of their plans – is the game up for Debbie? In the Bistro a flattered Faye puts aside any misgivings and agrees to join Ray for a drink in the office.
Friday December 11th
RAY IS UP TO HIS OLD TRICKS Gary enters the bistro with the signed factory contract for Ray. Hearing Faye’s muffled cries from the office, Gary orders Ray to open the door. Faye emerges in tears, her blouse torn, and flees. Incensed, Gary goes after her. At their flat, Gary and Maria try to comfort Faye but she clams up, refusing to take any action against Ray. Gary seethes with rage.
These scenes air from Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 7.30pm on ITV.