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.
With Yasmeen on trial charged with Geoff’s attempted murder, this week will see the end of her trial. Will justice be done or is the nightmare only just beginning for Yasmeen and Alya?
Meanwhile, Adam and Carla battle to keep the shameful secret that will ruin their lives and those around them. Nothing stays quiet for long in soaps though and as the week progresses the truth about what they have done threatens to destroy them.
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
IT’S JUDGEMENT DAY FOR YASMEEN As the trial draws to a close will some damning new evidence see justice be done or is the nightmare just beginning for Yasmeen and Alya? As the barristers deliver their closing speeches, Yasmeen stares nervously ahead.
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?
DANIEL DISCOVERS ADAM’S BETRAYAL Having been persuaded by Leanne that his relationship with Carla is worth saving Peter decides to show her how he really feels about her. Peter apologises to Carla for his paranoia and getting down on one knee, proposes to her, revealing that he’s booked a blessing in Kefalonia. Meanwhile Daniel stumbles across the truth about who Carla slept with and confronts Adam, how will Daniel react to the news that his brother has just proposed?
ELSEWHERE Leanne packs the last of her things and tells Nick she’s going to stay with Eva in France. Nick’s devastated.
Wednesday December 9th
GEOFF TAKES THINGS TO ANOTHER LEVEL The fall out from the trial verdict reverberates around the street and Geoff and Alya lock horns once more. Geoff attacks Alya at Speed Daal before sloshing lighter fluid around number 6 and setting it alight. With Alya following him to the house a dramatic rooftop stand off ensues, has Geoff got his ultimate revenge on the Nazirs?
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
WILL PETER REALISES THE EXTENT OF CARLA’S BETRAYAL? Peter is excitedly forging ahead with plans for the wedding but is concerned when Jenny mentions seeing Carla calling at Daniel’s flat and his paranoia goes into overdrive as to what she was doing there. Has Peter got the wrong end of the stick? Spotting Carla and Daniel in hushed conversation later in the Rovers, Peter furiously accuses them of being lovers. What will Daniel and Carla say?
SAM REACHES OUT TO LEANNE Leanne assures Toyah she needs a fresh start in France, away from reminders of Oliver. Natasha brings Sam to see Nick to apologise for gatecrashing Oliver’s memorial. They are shocked to hear that Leanne’s left him and is moving away. Sam decides to try and intervene and sends a message from Nick’s phone.
Friday December 11th
PETER PUTS HIS LIFE ON THE LINE Carla’s perturbed to realise that Peter’s gone out and a bottle of whisky is missing. She’s relieved when Peter returns, not having touched the whisky. But as she tries to talk to him, Peter refuses to listen, unscrews the bottle and defiantly takes a swig. Can she get through to him?
THE RESIDENTS ARE SHOCKED AT WHAT THEY FIND AT NUMBER 6 Ryan, Sally and Tim and Cathy take in the scene at number 6.
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.
ELSEWHERE Leanne’s taken aback when Sam recites a list of reasons she might grow to like him if she sticks around.
- Alex Bain as Simon Barlow
- Alison King as Carla Connor
- Amelia Curtis as Prosecution Barrister
- Andrew Readman as Judge
- Barbara Knox as Rita Tanner
- Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
- Charlie De Melo as Imran Habeeb
- Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
- Christopher Jordan as Mark Rothwell
- Colson Smith as Craig Tinker
- David Neilson as Roy Cropper
- Dean Love as Court Clerk
- Ellie Leach as Faye Windass
- Fiona Skinner as DS Abney
- Georgia Taylor as Toyah Battersby
- Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
- Ian Bartholomew as Geoff Metcalfe
- Ian Curely as Foreman
- Jack P Shepherd as David Platt
- Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
- Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
- Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
- Jude Riordan as Sam Blakeman
- Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
- Mark Frost as Ray Crosby
- Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
- Melanie Hill as Cathy Matthews
- Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
- Micky Dacks as Workman
- Mikey North as Gary Windass
- Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
- Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
- Paula Wilcox as Elaine Jones
- Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
- Rachel Leskovac as Natasha Blakeman
- Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne
- Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
- Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
- Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
- Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
- Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
- Sue Devaney as Debbie Webster
- Sue Nicholls as Audrey Roberts
- Tina O’brien as Sarah Barlow
- Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
- William Roache as Ken Barlow
Coronation Streets airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm on ITV with each episode 1 hour.
Also this week:
Coronation Street: 60 Unforgettable Years – 7th December at 8:30pm
Joanna Lumley narrates a celebration of the diamond anniversary of the programme, exploring the legacy of the world’s longest-running TV soap opera. There are revelations from the show’s stars past and present, including audition nerves, fallings out, memorable location shoots, as well as their memories of the storylines that gripped the nation.
Queens of the Street – 9th December at 9:00pm
A special programme celebrating the women who have starred in Coronation Street over the years, marking 60 years since the very first episode aired in December 1960. The programme features contributions from an array of the show’s leading ladies – past and present – including Julie Hesmondhalgh, Sally Lindsay, Helen Worth, Alison King, Sue Nicholls, Sally Dynevor, Kate Ford, Dolly-Rose Campbell and Patti Clare, along with writers, producers and celebrity fans.