Friday February 5th 2021

  • Writer – Jonathan Harvey
  • Director – Afia Nkrumah

THE CHIPS ARE DOWN FOR SIMON As Simon readies to leave with a chip shop delivery, Jacob takes the bag off him and tells him he’s got a delivery for him to make of a different kind. Simon’s heart sinks. Imran tentatively asks Leanne when she might return to work but the thought of it sends Leanne into panic and she resigns from her job. Simon’s inwardly gutted knowing that she now depends on him more than ever.

GAIL GETS SAD NEWS Gail’s face falls as takes a call from London. Clearly upset, Gail confides in Nick that she had a call from Ted’s partner Andrew to tell her Ted’s died and she’s going to London to help out with the funeral arrangements.

JOHNNY LAYS OUT THE BITTER TRUTH TO JENNY Jenny visits Johnny in prison where he breaks the news that the neurologist confirmed his condition has worsened and they’re increasing his MS medication. Back home Rita’s sympathetic whilst Daisy reckons she should leave him.

ELSEWHERE Bernie urges Paul not to give up on Summer as it’s clear she loves him. Paul calls at the flat with an electric piano for a thrilled Summer. Debbie invites Abi to a re-launch party at the bistro and explains that it’s women only. She then announces that she’s putting No.8 up for auction tomorrow. Tracy’s delighted whilst David worries he’ll never raise the money in time.


  • Alex Bain as Simon Barlow
  • Amey Woodhall as Monique
  • Barbara Knox as Rita Tanner
  • Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
  • Charlie De Melo as Imran Habeeb
  • Charlotte Jordan as Daisy Midgeley
  • Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
  • Harriet Bibby as Summer Spellman
  • Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
  • Jack James Ryan as Jacob Hay
  • Jack P Shepherd as David Platt
  • Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
  • Jane Hazelgrove as Bernie Winter
  • Jonathan Keeble as Neurologist
  • Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
  • Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
  • Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
  • Richard Hawley as Johnny Connor
  • Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne
  • Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
  • Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
  • Sue Devaney as Debbie Webster
  • Sue Nicholls as Audrey Roberts