Monday 8th March 2021 – Episode One – 7:30pm

  • Writer – Susan Oudot
  • Director – Peter Rose

STEVE GIVES PETER BOTH BARRELS When Peter fails to show up for his shift on the switch, Pete’s furious to find him at No.1 slurring and stumbling all over the place. As he accuses him of drinking, Peter struggles to speak to ask Steve for help. Disgusted by his apparent drunkenness, Steve bars his exit. After a meeting at Underworld, Lucas offers Carla a sympathetic ear. His words strike a chord as he shares his experience of living with an addict.

SEAN’S LATEST SLIP UP LEAVES KIRK COLD In the factory, Kirk gives Sean the cold shoulder for his treatment of Gemma. Rhydian arrives and tells Sean he’s not willing to lose him. As he gives him the hard sell, Sean takes in Rhydian’s fancy clothes and flash car, will he be swayed? Meanwhile Kirk slips on some liquid in the packing area, injuring herself. Sean’s alarmed to realise it’s leaked out of one of his Double Glammy boxes.

SIMON’S SICK OF HIS DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY Leanne’s delight upon finding Simon knuckling down to his course work is short-lived when Jacob turns up and whisks him away. Ken takes Simon to the cafe for a chat. Will a troubled Simon open up?

ELSEWHERE Tyrone’s awkward when Alina mentions being in his yoga class in front of Fiz. Alya gently voices doubts to Yasmeen about moving Elaine into No.6. Yasmeen insists they share a unique bond and can lean on each other. Elaine arrives with Tinkerbell the dog.


  • Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
  • Alex Bain as Simon Barlow
  • Alison King as Carla Connor
  • Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
  • Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
  • Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
  • Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
  • Gareth Pierce as Todd Grimshaw
  • Glen Wallace as Lucas Kempton
  • Haydn Holden as Rhydian Chivers
  • Jack James Ryan as Jacob Hay
  • Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
  • Jennie McAlpine as Fiz Stape
  • Paula Wilcox as Elaine Jones
  • Ruxandra Porojnicu as Alina Pop
  • Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
  • Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
  • Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
  • Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
  • Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw
  • William Roache as Ken Barlow