Monday 22nd February 2021

  • Writer – Sam Holdsworth
  • Director – Pip Short

PETER’S DEVASTATED BY CARLA’S CONFESSION Sarah is pleased when Lucas calls at Underworld to do business but Carla masks her discomfort. Peter is not happy when Carla says she has to go to Harrogate to meet someone from Lucas’ firm but when Lucs returns to the factory he insists his intentions are honourable. As Carla and Lucas go over her sales strategy, neither of them notices Peter approaching with a bunch of flowers. What will he discover?

STEVE AND TIM CAN’T BURY THEIR BICKERING Eileen assures George that with Tim driving the hearse, Ted’s funeral will go like clockwork. Steve’s put out to discover that Eileen’s arranged for Tim to drive the hearse at Ted’s funeral rather than asking him.

ALYA MAKES A DIRE DISCOVERY After a customer asks Yasmeen about geoff and says he wants to book his magic act she flees from the restaurant. Elaine suggests they remove all traces of Geoff from the restaurant but in doing so Alya unearths a stack of unopened final demand letters. Yasmeen pales.

SIMON WANTS TO BE IN JACOB’S GANG Simon returns home and makes out to Leanne that he spent the night at a mate’s. Slapping a fiver on the side, Simon tells her she can do her own shopping and stalks into his room. Simon shows off to Jacob, telling him about his criminal past as a gang member. Jacob asserts that he’ll fit right into his new role.

ELSEWHERE When Ronnie suggests they have a night out at the casino Ed is forced to tell his brother how his gambling habit cost them the house and very nearly their marriage.

Monday 22nd February 2021

  • Writer – Julie Jones
  • Director – Pip Short

PETER PIECES TOGETHER THE TRUTH Unnoticed by Carla or Lucas, Peter heads out deeply upset. Carla calls at No.1 for her overnight bag to find Peter wallowing in self-pity. Unaware that he overheard her conversation with Lucas, Carla’s bewildered to see him so down. Jenny persuades Carla to join her for a glass of wine and send Sarah to the business meeting in Harrogate in her place. But when a tipsy Carla receives a call from Peter, she declines it and sends him a text making out she’s in Harrogate as planned. Adam calls at No.1 to keep watch over Peter. When he reveals that Carla ducked out of the Harrogate trip and sent Sarah instead, Peter realises she lied to him. Peter calls Carla again.

YASMEEN’S DROWNING IN DEBT Alya opens the pile of final demands with mounting concern. Alya resolves to seek professional advice, worried that the stress could tip her Gran over the edge. When Imran reminds Alya that Yasmeen has yet to settle her legal fees, Alya realises that her Gran’s financial problems are worse than she could have imagined. Alya tells Yasmeen that she’s made an appointment at the bank tomorrow and their only hope is to explain how Geoff forced her into taking out the debts.

STEVE AND TIM DRIVE EILEEN CRAZY George gives Steve and Tim a practise run at driving the hearse to see who’s best. After a hair-raising ride with Steve at the wheel, a shaken George asserts it’s Tim’s turn. Having got the funeral gig, Tim performs a victory dance. When Eileen reminds him it’s a serious job, Tim and Steve take the mickey, aware that she fancies George.

ELSEWHERE Jacob provides Simon with the latest phone and explains it’s a perk of the job. When Jacob suggests Simon should sample the drugs himself, Simon’s unsure.

Wednesday 24th February 2021

  • Writer – Cameron McAllister
  • Director – Pip Short

THERE’S MORE THAN BILLS ON YASMEEN’S DOORSTEP Alya suggests to Yasemeen she should sell the community centre to pay her debts. But Yasmeen won’t hear of it. Yasmeen searches in vain for her old jewellery box and explains to Alya that she could sell some jewellery that Sharif bought her. Having found the jewellery box at work, Alya returns it to Yasmeen. They’re interrupted by a knock at the door. Alya opens the door to find two bailiffs demanding payment of debts. Alya desperately tries to persuade the bailiffs that Yasmeen isn’t responsible for the debts.

EILEEN IS FIRMLY IN THE DRIVING SEAT With Ted’s coffin centre stage in the living room, Gail confides in Audrey that she just wants Ted to have a fitting send off and hopes Eileen doesn’t mess things up. As Tim readies himself to drive the hearse, Steve enjoys winding him up. Jittery Tim announces he can’t go through with it and hurries away. Eileen leaps in the hearse and assures George she knows what she’s doing. But does she?

LEANNE SEARCHES FOR THE HAPPY MEDIUM Toyah calls round to find Leanne frantically tidying the flat. When Leanne explains that she’s booked a psychic to come round, Toyah asserts she’ll stay and hear what he has to say. Jeremy the psychic arrives at Leanne’s and, closing his eyes, makes out he’s in contact with Oliver. Toyah’s heart breaks to see Leanne so desperate.

ELSEWHERE Peter confides in Steve that he suspects Carla spent the night with her old flame Lucas. Peter confronts Carla in the factory and accuses her of spending the night with Lucas When Nina calls at No.7 for Asha, Dev goes over the top in his attempt to be welcoming. Asha and Aadi cringe, whilst Nina finds it amusing.

Wednesday 24th February 2021

  • Writer – David Isaac
  • Director – Pip Short

YASMEEN BEGINS TO LOSE HOPE The bailiff explains to Alya that they will be putting in place a repayment plan, but if Yasmeen fails to keep up the payments, they will seize goods instead. Alya and Yasmeen attend a meeting with the bank manager who gently explains that because she signed the loan agreements, they are her responsibility. Yasmeen suffers a panic attack and convinced the manager is Geoff, flees the room. Having returned home, Alya urges Yasmeen to consider selling the community centre as it would solve all her problems.

EILEEN’S BUSINESS VENTURE IS DEAD AND BURIED After the debacle of Street Cars ruining the funeral George tells Eileen that she publicly humiliated him and he wants nothing more to do with her. Eileen’s devastated.

LEANNE DOESN’T FIND THE ANSWER IN THE STARS When the psychic passes on a message from Oliver, telling Leanne he forgives her, Leanne breaks down and Toyah comforts her. But Leanne realises she is being conned and throws him out. Having watched Simon and Jacob smoking spliffs in Victoria Gardens Toyah suggests to Leanne that she needs to start focusing more on Simon as she saw him earlier hanging out with some dodgy kids, but Leanne’s dismissive, leaving Toyah concerned.

ELSEWHERE Carla assures Peter that she loves him but can’t help wondering if it’s being with her that drives him to drink. Lucas tells Carla that Sarah gave a great sales pitch and as a result, she’ll be seeing a lot more of him. Carla paints on a smile.

Friday 26th February 2021

  • Writer – Owen Lloyd-Fox
  • Director – Duncan Foster

SAM CYCLES INTO POTENTIAL DANGER Nick calls round with breakfast for Leanne and Simon and takes in the state of the flat. Sam begs Simon to take him on a bike ride. But as they’re about to set off, Jacob pulls up in his car and tells Simon he’s got an urgent job for him. Promising Sam he’ll be half an hour tops, Simon heads off, accidentally leaving his delivery bag behind. Jacob tells Simon they are going to teach a young lad a lesson and bundle him into a car boot. Having witnessed the assault Sam pedals away with Simon’s bag containing two bags of cocaine. Has Simon put Sam in danger?

GEOFF HAS LEFT TIM IN A PREDICAMENT Yasmeen tells Alya, Ryan and Elaine that she knows they’re all doing their best to help, but they have to let her start making some of her own decisions if she’s to move on. After a call from Geoff’s solicitor, a shocked Tim reveals to Sally that according to Geoff’s will, he now owns half of No.6 and a quarter of Speed Daal.

EILEEN IS BARKING UP THE WRONG FAMILY TREE In the cafe, Eileen apologises to George for messing up the funeral and assures him it was entirely unintentional. Gail calls in, and drags George off to the library to do some further genealogy research. Eileen takes the mickey out of Gail and her family tree. Their row escalates until George can stand it no more and orders the pair of them to shut up.

DEV AND MARY PUSH THE BOAT OUT FOR NINA Having invited Nina to join them for tea, Dev and Mary plan the evening, determined to impress her with a cauliflower wellington and lesbian French film. At No.7, Dev and Mary go overboard trying to impress Nina. Asha’s embarrassed but Nina’s touched that they’ve gone to so much trouble.

ELSEWHERE Gary warns Johnny to watch his cellmate, Kai, as he’s bad news.


  • Adam Hussain as Aadi Alahan
  • Alex Bain as Simon Barlow
  • Alison King as Carla Connor
  • Ashley Hope Allan as Crystal Webber
  • Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
  • Charlie De Melo as Imran Habeeb
  • Charlotte Jordan as Daisy Midgeley
  • Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
  • Gareth Bennett-Ryan as Man
  • Georgia Taylor as Toyah Battersby
  • Glen Wallace as Lucas Kempton
  • Haroun Al Jeddal as Kai Mardin
  • Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
  • Ian Bartholomew as Geoff Metcalfe
  • Jack James Ryan as Jacob Hay
  • 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
  • Mikey North as Gary Windass
  • Millie Gibson as Kelly Neelan
  • Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
  • Neil Moors as Bailiff
  • Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
  • Paula Wilcox as Elaine Jones
  • Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
  • Richard Hawley as Johnny Connor
  • Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
  • Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
  • Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
  • Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
  • Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
  • Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
  • Simeon Truby as Jeremy
  • Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
  • Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw
  • Sue Nicholls as Audrey Roberts
  • Tanisha Gorey as Asha Alahan
  • Tim Beasley as Bank Manager
  • Tina O’Brien as Sarah Barlow
  • Tony Maudsley as George Shuttleworth
  • Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
  • Vinta Morgan as Ronnie Bailey
  • William Roache as Ken Barlow