Monday February 8th 2021

  • Writer – Mark Wadlow
  • Director – Neil Alderton

LEANNE STRUGGLES TO LOOK FORWARD When Nick suggests lunch in the bistro, Leanne agrees, determined to make more of an effort for Simon’s sake. Over lunch in the bistro, Leanne lies to Nick, making out that Imran’s keeping her job open for her and they’re fine for money. Simon keeps his counsel. Leanne heads to Victoria Garden and gazes at Oliver’s apple tree lost in misery.

SHONA MAKES A BID TO HELP DAVID Having failed to secure a mortgage, David and Shona are at their wit’s end. Steve returns from the Peak District and is shocked to find out that Tracy intends to buy No.8. Meanwhile Shona approaches Audrey and asks her if she can lend them the money to buy No.8 but Audrey reminds her that David stole from her. Spotting a telecommunications engineer crouching in front of an open cabinet with all the wires hanging out, Shona has an idea and disconnects all the wifi. Will her plan work? Tracy and David head out onto the street, both furious that the wifi is down, Shona announces that it’s her doing as she wanted to stop Tracy from buying their house.

BAD NEWS SENDS JOHNNY SPIRALLING When fellow prisoner Joe, asks him for a game of pool, Johnny declines, too wrapped up in his own problems. Joe’s disappointed. When Johnny finds out from Gary that Joe took an overdose in his cell he’s horrified, realising that Joe’s request for a game of pool was actually a cry for help.

Monday February 8th 2021

  • Writer – Joe Turner
  • Director – Neil Alderton

DAVID’S HOME GOES UNDER THE HAMMER As a guilty Shona tries to explain her actions, David and Tracy start a frenzied bidding war. When the bidding reaches £138k, Steve forbids Tracy from going any further. Tracy angrily slams the lid closed on her laptop. Tracy and David are equally shocked to discover that the final bid of £138k was placed by an unknown party. Spotting a light on in No.8, David and Shona knock on the door, desperate to find out who the mystery bidder was.

JOHNNY SEES A FAMILIAR PRESENCE. Jenny’s worried sick, aware that Joe’s overdose will bring back dark thoughts of Aidan. In the prison, troubled Johnny imagines he can see a bloke in a suit. Jenny’s upset to overhear Daisy slagging off Johnny. But when Daisy apologises, Jenny’s forgiving and assures her she likes having her to stay. Daisy’s relieved to have won her round.

LEANNE TAKES ONE STEP FORWARD AND TWO STEPS BACK Leanne admits how much she’s struggling and thanks Simon for his amazing support. Masking his own anxiety, Simon assures her they’ll be fine.

ELSEWHERE In the bistro, Debbie reminds Abi that she saved her life and did what she had to do to protect herself. Abi’s chastened. Debbie reveals to Ray’s accountant, Miles, how she’s no intention of allowing Ray a new life in Turkey and instead, he’s going to prison.

Wednesday February 10th 2021

  • Writer – Ella Greenhill
  • Director – Neil Alderton

JOHNNY FEARS HE’S SEEN A GHOST Knowing that Carla is visiting Johnny later, Jenny implores her to find out how he really is and not to let him fob her off as she’s genuinely worried about him. In the prison, Johnny is seeing mice and cockroaches but he is confused and as he glances up, he thinks he sees Aidan. Carla visits Johnny and quizzes him about his health. Johnny reluctantly admits that his eyesight has deteriorated to the point where he’s hallucinating, he thought he saw Aidan and wonders if he’s losing his marbles. Carla’s deeply concerned.

ABI STRUGGLES WITH DEBBIE’S SECRET Abi calls in the bistro and suggests they should tell Kevin the truth about Ray as he’s clearly suspicious, but Debbie won’t hear of it. When Kevin and Abi spot Mick the thug lurking outside the bistro looking for Ray Kevin tells him to speak to Debbie. Worried for Debbie’s safety at the hands of Mick, Abi tells Kevin how it was Debbie who called an ambulance and saved her life, but in self defence ended up killing Ray and disposed of his body in the river. How will Kevin react?

GAIL MAKES PLANS Gail discusses Ted’s funeral arrangements with George.

ELSEWHERE Fiz admonishes Tyrone for throwing Alina out at such short notice. Tyrone squirms. A downbeat Alina calls at the garage and returns her key to Tyrone. When she explains how she was turned down for a job this morning, Tyrone suggests she should take up beauty therapy again. Alina’s not keen and Tyrone wonders if he’s said the wrong thing.

Wednesday February 10th 2021

  • Writer – Sam Holdsworth
  • Director – Neil Alderton

DEBBIE’S FORCED TO TAKE ACTION Kevin confides in Abi that he doesn’t trust Debbie one bit and suspects that she’s lying and Ray is still alive. Abi thinks he’s being ridiculous and stops him from following her.

CARLA AGREES TO KEEP JOHNNY’S SECRET Johnny promises Carla he’ll talk to the prison doctor about his hallucinations on condition she doesn’t say a word to Jenny. Johnny heads back to his cell, no intention of speaking to the prison doctor. Carla returns home and assures Jenny that Johnny is fine. Johnny’s thrown when he’s summoned by the prison doctor. Carla confesses to Roy that she’s broken her promise to Johnny and phoned the prison to voice her concerns about his health. Roy assures her she’s done the right thing.

ELSEWHERE When Fiz reminds him how Alina found herself at the mercy of people traffickers the last time she worked in a beauty parlour, Tyrone’s mortified. Tyrone apologises to Alina for being insensitive and suggests she could run her own business and offers to help her look for a suitable college course, Alina’s touched.

Friday February 12th 2021

  • Writer – Joe Turner
  • Director – Matt Hilton

RAY SHOWS DEBBIE AND KEVIN HOW COLD HE CAN BE Gary and Faye appear in court,. Debbie tells Sally that she’d like to hire the best lawyer for Faye and use Ray’s money to fund it. Kevin is sceptical and says he has had enough, chucking down his tools he says he’s going to join Jack on his school camping trip. In the bistro Ray has disguised himself as a workman and overheard Debbie discussing her plans with Miles, furious he tells her he knows her game and forces her into the walk in fridge and goes to lock her in. But Kevin manages to hit him over the head with a frying pan and tries to rescue Debbie only to hear the door slam shut and realise they are both locked in the fridge. A deeply worried Kevin and Debbie prepare for a long night in the fridge.

JENNY’S KEPT IN THE DARK Convinced he can see a ginger cat, Johnny confides in Gary that he’s really struggling with his eyesight and feels like he’s cracking up. Gary urges him to get some help. Johnny calls Carla from prison and tells her that thanks to her and her big gob, the doctor is referring him to a psychiatrist. Carla urges him to tell Jenny what’s going on. Johnny calls Jenny and finally opens up to her about his hallucinations and the fact he thinks he can see Aidan. Jenny’s heart goes out to him but is angry that Carla kept it from her.

TYRONE FALLS FOR THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK Fiz asks Tyrone to look after the furniture shop whilst she goes to Hope’s school assessment. But when Alina invites him for a coffee to discuss the business course she has enrolled on he leaves the shop unattended. He returns and finds a guy called Leon helping himself to furniture but Lean assures him it was arranged with Fiz. Fiz returns from Hope’s assessment and is shocked to find the shop half empty. Tyrone’s horrified to realise he’s been duped whilst Fiz dreads how Gary’s going to take the news.

ELSEWHERE When Billy receives a Valentine’s Day present from Paul, he can’t help but feel saddened. An upbeat Leanne shows Simon a feather she found, convinced that it’s from Oliver and a sign that he’s at peace. Having tapped in her card details, Leanne books a consultation with Crystal Moon, a TV psychic who assures her that the feather was a symbol of Oliver’s love for her.


  • Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
  • Alex Bain as Simon Barlow
  • Alison King as Carla Connor
  • Ashley Hope Allan as Crystal Webber
  • Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
  • Bill Bradshaw as Leon
  • Charlotte Jordan as Daisy Midgeley
  • Chris Campbell as Prison Officer
  • Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
  • David Neilson as Roy Cropper
  • Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
  • Gareth Pierce as Todd Grimshaw
  • Haroun Al Jeddal as Kai Mardin
  • Harriet Bibby as Summer Spellman
  • Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
  • Jack P Shepherd as David Platt
  • Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
  • Jennie McAlpine as Fiz Stape
  • Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
  • Jude Riordan as Sam Blakeman
  • Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
  • Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
  • Luke Halliwell as Joe Chissick
  • Mark Frost as Ray Crosby
  • Martin Walsh as DS Tyler
  • Matthew Durkan as PC Miller
  • Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
  • Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
  • Mikey North as Gary Windass
  • Neil Bell as Mick Chaney
  • Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
  • Peter F Gardiner as Miles Ingham
  • Richard Hawley as Johnny Connor
  • Ruxandra Porojnicu as Alina Pop
  • Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
  • Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
  • Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
  • Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
  • Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
  • Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
  • Sue Devaney as Debbie Webster
  • Sue Nicholls as Audrey Roberts
  • Tina O’Brien as Sarah Barlow
  • Tony Maudsley as George Shuttleworth
  • Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey