Wednesday 7th September

THE MATCH ENDS WITH A HEART STOPPING FINALE As James puts the Rovers team through their paces, Dev gives a pre-match pep talk. But when Tim misconstrues his words and thinks Dev’s making a dig at his impotence, he accuses Peter of betraying his confidence and storms out. With little choice, James agrees to step in. As they set off,  Aggie spots a glum Tim and invites him for a brew. As Tim opens up to Aggie, the match kicks off. The Flying Horse take the lead but with only minutes remaining, James gives the game his all, putting the Rovers in front, but suddenly he collapses. Ed rushes across the pitch frantically calling an ambulance as Michael performs CPR on James. 

CARLA FEARS GRIFF IS BAD NEWS Carla’s unimpressed to see Griff chatting to Toyah. Griff lies and asserts that he wasn’t the one who threw the bottle and he doesn’t condone that sort of behaviour. Carla’s further worried when she finds Griff lecturing Peter about his conspiracy theory on big pharma companies. But when Carla makes it clear that she disapproves of him fraternising with Griff.

STEPHEN PREPARES TO BREAK AUDREY’S TRUST Stephen lets himself into No.8 and taking out the trust fund papers, practises Audrey’s signature. Suddenly Audrey appears, has she caught Stephen in the act? 

ELSEWHERE At Hope’s suggestion, Sam makes out he loves gaming and invites Jack and Liam round after school. But as the kids embark on a football computer game, Sam remarks that it’s pointless as it requires no skill or strategy, Liam and Jack look at him in disbelief. As Sam does his best to make conversation with Jack and Liam, it’s clear he finds it difficult and when they quiz him about the letters he writes, Sam’s quick to change the subject. Brian, Wendy and Mary discover they all have parts in the am dram production, whilst Ken and Evelyn failed to make the grade.

Cast

  • Alison King as Carla Barlow
  • Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
  • Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
  • Charlie Wrenshall as Liam Connor
  • Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
  • Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
  • Gemskii as Referee
  • Geoffrey Newland as Dr. Handley
  • Georgia Taylor as Toyah Habeeb
  • Helene Maksoud as Gabrielle Reid
  • Isabella Flanagan as Hope Stape
  • Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
  • Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
  • Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
  • Joe Frost as Leo Thompkins
  • Jude Riordan as Sam Blakeman
  • Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
  • Kyran Bowes as Jack Webster
  • Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
  • Martin Hancock as Spider Nugent
  • Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
  • Michael Condron as Griff Reynolds
  • Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
  • Nathan Graham as James Bailey
  • Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
  • Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
  • Richard Elis as Nigel Kipling
  • Roberta Kerr as Wendy Papadopoulos
  • Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
  • Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
  • Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
  • Sue Nicholls as Audrey Roberts
  • Tanisha Gorey as Asha Alahan
  • Tina O’brien as Sarah Barlow
  • Todd Boyce as Stephen Reid
  • Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
  • William Roache as Ken Barlow

Coronation Street airs hour-long episodes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm on ITV.