Monday 18th January 2021 7:30pm to 8:00pm
- Writer – Emily Gascoyne
- Director – Leon Lopez
FAYE FACES UP TO THE CONSEQUENCES As Sally and Tim bicker about the idea of moving to Spain, Faye hurries out, the weight of the world on her shoulders. Desperate to unburden herself, Faye confesses to Craig how Ray tried to rape her. As Craig reels Faye admits how she cheated on him, slept with Ray and ended up attacking Adam by mistake. With Craig’s support, Faye hands herself in at the police station.
RAY’S STRESSES START TO MOUNT Mick chucks Ray out of the back of his van and tells him he’s got 24 hours to find the money. Meanwhile Debbie reminds Ray that they’re completing No’s 4 and 6 today so he’d better have got the cash. Ray assures her he’s on it but when he meets up with Susan, Chairperson of the planning committee, she tells him she wants £20k or she’ll reveal how he bribed her. When Ray reveals he’s had to use the money earmarked for No.4 and No.6 to pay off Mick and another bung to Susan, Debbie’s fuming.
IT’S THE END OF AN ERA FOR THE PLATTS David, Shona and Gail pack up the house, dreading their move. When Gail confides in Nick that she’s too old to be slumming it on a rough council estate, will Nick cave and invite her to move in with him and Sam?
ELSEWHERE Having taken a call from Violet, Sean reveals that Dylan has been suspended from school and is on his way to Manchester. Dylan arrives but refuses to discuss it.
Monday 18th January 2021 8:30pm to 9:00pm
- Writer – Cameron McAllister
- Director – Leon Lopez
FAYE FINDS HER COURAGE In the police interview room, a terrified Faye explains how she attacked Adam Barlow thinking he was Ray Crosby. Tim rails at Craig, accusing him of forcing Faye to hand herself in, in the hope he’ll be promoted. Faye steels herself and describes how Ray tried to rape her and the attack was a bid for revenge. At the bistro Debbie’s stunned as Ray is arrested on suspicion of attempted rape.
THINGS GO FROM BAD TO WORSE FOR RAY In a bid to try and stop the house sales falling through, Ray calls the bank. Meanwhile as Alya helps Yasmeen with the last of her things, a call from the solicitor advises that there’s been a delay as Ray’s funds haven’t cleared. Yasmeen asserts that until she sees the colour of Ray’s money, she’s going nowhere and won’t let him bully her like Geoff did. Alya’s delighted to see a glimpse of her old Gran.
THE PLATTS SAY GOODBYE TO NO.8 As the heartbroken Platts move out of No.8, Alya tells David about Ray’s cash flow problem. David finds Ray and Debbie mid-row but when he threatens to stay put at No.8, Ray menacingly asserts that he’ll have him thrown out.
ELSEWHERE Dylan finally opens up to Sean and explains that he’s being bullied at school because his Dad’s gay.
Wednesday 20th January 2021 7:30pm to 8:00pm
- Writer – Alasdair Morrison
- Director – Leon Lopez
ABI VOWS TO BRING RAY DOWN Abi, Alya and Faye clock Ray leaving the bistro and are gutted to realise he’s been released. In the hope of lending some weight to Faye’s case, Alya reports Ray to the police for luring her to a hotel bedroom with the intention of having sex. Hoping to dig some dirt, Abi calls at Ray’s hotel. But when Ray arrives with Susan, the Chairperson in tow, Abi dives behind the bar. As Ray and Susan discuss their crimes, Abi records the conversation on her phone.
SEAN PUTS PRESSURE ON CHESNEY AND GEMMA When Sean suggests he could come and live with him and they’ll get a flat of their own, Dylan’s thrilled. Spotting Chesney, Sean reminds him that Gemma still owes him his commission from her makeup sales. When Kirk reminds him that he still owes him the money for the stolen makeup, Chesney starts to feel the strain.
ADAM DISCOVERS THE TRUTH DS Willets calls at Adam’s office and questions him again about the attack, revealing new information has come to light. Adam and Sarah are stunned as a tearful Faye tells Adam the whole sorry story, how she attacked him and wishes she’d reported Ray to the police in the first place as Gary was just trying to protect her.
ELSEWHERE Yasmeen returns to work at Speed Daal but it’s clear she’s not herself. Gail persuades Nick to give her a cleaning job at Underworld in the evenings.
Wednesday 20th January 2021 8:30pm to 9:00pm
- Writer – Carmel Morgan
- Director – Leon Lopez
ABI HAS RAY OVER A BARREL An excited Abi confides in Faye how she’s got proof that Ray bribed the planning committee. Meanwhile a panicking Debbie suggests to Ray that he sign over Hexappoint to her as he’s nothing but a liability. Ray refuses, assuring her everything is in hand. Abi shows Ray the footage on her phone and offers to bury it if in return he admits to the attempted rape of Faye, telling him he’s got an hour to make a decision before she goes public. Will Ray agree?
GEMMA PASSES HER PROBLEMS ON Chesney and Gemma are horrified to realise the extent of their financial problems. Gemma begs Sean for more time to find the commission but he suggests she should be more resourceful and take on extra sales people. Michael confides in Sean that he doesn’t reckon Gemma’s cut out for selling substandard makeup and she’s got too much on her plate already. Spotting Gemma having a drink with Vanessa, Sean sashays over and before Gemma can stop him, recruits Vanessa to join his makeup sales team.
TIM IS DESPERATE TO HELP FAYE Craig assures Faye she’s done the right thing by confessing to the police and that he’ll stand by her no matter what. When Faye reveals that Ray’s been released, Tim’s anger reaches boiling point. A fired up Tim calls into Adam’s office. Adam assures him that he’s no wish to see Faye punished and he’s told the police that.
ELSEWHERE Yasmeen suffers a panic attack at work and admits that she can’t get Geoff out of her head. Elaine advises her to start doing things she knows he’d have disapproved of as a kind of therapy.
Friday January 22nd 2021 7:30pm to 8:30pm
- Writer – Ellen Taylor
- Director – Brett Fallis
RAY GIVES ABI A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE Ray meets up with Abi in the Rovers’ back yard and tells her he’s willing to confess to the assault on Faye so long as she deletes the video footage. However Abi suddenly feels dizzy and collapses as Ray grabs her phone. A furious Debbie barges into the bistro to confront Ray about the incriminating video Abi sent her but is horrified to spy Abi sprawled on the floor. As Debbie goes to call an ambulance, Ray swipes the phone from her hand and menacingly tells her she’s going to help him out of this mess. Will Debbie let Abi die?
GEMMA REFUSES TO ASCEND THE PYRAMID Sean puts pressure on Gemma to sign up Vanessa to the sales team, but her good nature getting the better of her, Gemma tells Vanessa to steer well clear of the pyramid makeup business as it’s a rip-off. Gemma tells Sean she can’t afford to pay him his commission and wants out. Sean panics, wondering how he’s going to pay Rhydian. After a call to Rhydian, Sean tells Gemma that if she doesn’t find the money they’ll both be sued.
ELAINE REALISES EVELYN’S BARK IS WORSE THAN HER BITE Elaine offers to help Yasmeen out at Speed Daal, grateful Yasmeen offers her a week’s trial. As Elaine and Yasmeen take Elaine’s chihuahua, Tinkerbell, for a walk Evelyn makes derogatory remarks about silly little dogs. When Elaine explains that Tinkerbell is a rescue dog, Evelyn warms to her.
ELSEWHERE When Grace tells Michael she’s planning to move to Hull to live with her Aunty, Michael tries to persuade her that it would be best all round if she moved in with him at No.3.
- Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
- Alison George as Chairperson
- Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
- Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
- Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
- Colson Smith as Craig Tinker
- David Neilson as Roy Cropper
- Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
- Ellie Leach as Faye Windass
- Harry Visinoni as Seb Franklin
- Haydn Holden as Rhydian Chivers
- Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
- Jack P Shepherd as David Platt
- James Quinn as DS Willets
- Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
- Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
- Kate Spencer as Grace Vickers
- Laura Ainsworth as Waitress
- Liam McCheyne as Dylan Wilson
- Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
- Mark Frost as Ray Crosby
- Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
- Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
- Mikey North as Gary Windass
- Monica Sagar as Paramedic
- Nathan Graham as James Bailey
- Neil Bell as Mick Chaney
- Paul Stenton as Enquiry Officer
- Paula Wilcox as Elaine Jones
- Peter F Gardiner as Miles Ingham
- Rachel Elizabeth as Vanessa Finney
- Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
- Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
- Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
- Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
- Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw
- Sue Devaney as Debbie Webster
- Tina O’Brien as Sarah Barlow