Wednesday 7th December 2022

GAIL PUTS STEPHEN ON THE SPOT Tim’s intrigued to watch Stephen and Elaine enter the café. As Elaine reassures Tim that Stephen is nothing like Geoff and is as honest as the day is long, Stephen retrieves his phone. Lying to Audrey and Gail, he makes out he had one too many, fell on his arm and crashed at a friend’s for the night. Having googled Six Fellas, Gail confronts Stephen about the call from his boss. Can he lie his way out of this one? Tim quizzes Stephen about his intentions towards Elaine, explaining what a terrible time she had with Geoff and how he used to control her. Meanwhile Sarah’s gutted after her meeting with a potential investor, explaining she messed things up. Having told them how great her proposal is, Gail and Audrey put pressure on Stephen to invest the £10k Sarah needs. On the spot once more what will Stephen say?

MARIA PROPOSES A CHANGE TO THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS After discovering that nearly all the signatures on the petition were from fake accounts, Maria addresses the Christmas market committee, sharing her plan to rename it a Winter Market and support the refugee centre. Councillor Cameron objects but Maria overrules, leaving him seething.

EILEEN’S HAD ENOUGH OF TIM AND STEVE’S BICKERING With Steve and Tim still at each other’s throats, Eileen’s at her wits end. Steering them into the solicitors’ office she instructs Adam to mediate and sort this out once and for all.

ELSEWHERE Hope returns to school following her suspension, but it’s awkward when the school counsellor quizzes Fiz and Tyrone about their family background. Deciding it’s time he put a ring on it, Tyrone gets down on one knee and proposes. As Fiz and Tyrone celebrate their engagement, they’re interrupted by the arrival of the journalist who wrote the John Stape book. Apologising, he hands Fiz a bag and explains it contains all his research into John Stape. He wants her to have it so that it never falls into the wrong hands. At Dylan’s suggestion, Sean invites Laurence to join them for Christmas at No.11. Todd paints on a smile, but George clocks his discomfort. Will George realise there’s more going on here?

Thursday 8th December 2022

GRIFF THREATENS ALYA WHEN SHE GETS HIM FIRED Alya confronts Griff over his racist comments and threatens to call his employer. Griff warns her that she’ll regret it if she does.

HOPE IS DEADLY SERIOUS ABOUT TALKING TO HER DAD Fiz asks Chesney to hide the bag of John Stape things at their house, Gemma stuffs the bag in a cupboard. Hope suggests to Joseph and Sam they hold a séance to contact her Dad. As the séance takes place Joseph reaches into a cupboard for some biscuits and the jiffy bag falls out. As the contents of the bag spill out, Hope, Joseph and Sam stare at the photos of John Stape, completely freaked out.

STEPHEN IS A BIG PHONEY Stephen plays a cruel trick on Elaine, sending an abusive text to his own phone but making it look like it came from Gabrielle. When Elaine suggests that Gabrielle is gaslighting him, Stephen makes out it’s only what he deserves. Elaine tells Stephen that she too was in an abusive relationship and she wants to help him.

ELSEWHERE Sally calls a truce, promising Tim she’ll never mention his friendship with Aggie again if he promises to forget about his jacket.

Friday 9th December 2022

GRIFF USES ALYA’S ATTACK TO FURTHER HIS AGENDA Griff makes out he was attacked by four muslim lads. On Griff’s instruction, Max uploads a video of Griff’s injuries together with a racist commentary.

HOPE LISTENS TO JOHN’S TAPE Fiz and Tyrone present Hope with a new laptop for her birthday but Hope has other things on her mind and asks about an old cassette player. Discovering one in her pass the parcel at her party, Hope rushes home where she listens to the tape of John Stape. Meanwhile when Fiz admits she dreads all the planning for their wedding and wishes they could just skip straight to the day, Tyrone secretly forms a plan.He confides in Chesney that he’s moved their wedding to Christmas Day as a surprise for Fiz.

SUMMER CAN’T KEEP HER SECRET FROM COMING OUT When Amy finds morning sickness pills in the bin, Summer’s forced to admit that she lost her baby over a week ago.

ELSEWHERE When Adam offers to sue Six Fellas for the injuries he sustained, a despairing Stephen is forced to go along with it. Meanwhile Sarah reveals that she and Michael have everything in place and as soon as they receive his £10k, the business will be up and running. Mary suffers a panic attack at rehearsal but after some coaching from Martha she gives a great performance. When Martha invites them all to join her at a play that evening, Ken makes out Wendy’s too busy but he’d be happy to go. Brian’s unsettled by their obvious chemistry.

Cast

  • Adam Hussain as Aadi Alahan
  • Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
  • Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
  • Bill Fellows as Stu Carpenter
  • Cait Fitton as Lauren Bolton
  • Carl Blakeley as Ollie Deacon
  • Channique Sterling-Brown as Dee-Dee Bailey
  • David Neilson as Roy Cropper
  • Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
  • Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
  • Ellie Leach as Faye Windass
  • Gareth Pierce as Todd Grimshaw
  • Harriet Bibby as Summer Spellman
  • Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
  • Isabella Flanagan as Hope Stape
  • Jack James Ryan as Jacob Hay
  • James Craven as Aaron Sandford
  • Jane Hazlegrove as Bernie Winter
  • Jennie McAlpine as Fiz Stape
  • Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
  • Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
  • Jude Riordan as Sam Blakeman
  • Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
  • Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
  • Laura Littlewood as Suki Waters
  • Liam Mccheyne as Dylan Wilson
  • Lucas Hare as Colin Wilmer
  • Luke Broughton as Rory McDowd
  • Macy Alabi as Ruby Dobbs
  • Mark Murphy as Len Cameron
  • Martin Hancock as Spider Nugent
  • Michael Condron as Griff Reynolds
  • Mikey North as Gary Windass
  • Paddy Bever as Max Turner
  • Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
  • Paula Wilcox as Elaine Jones
  • Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
  • Richard Elis as Nigel Kipling
  • Robert Shaw Cameron as Laurence Reeves
  • Roberta Kerr as Wendy Papadopoulos
  • Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
  • Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
  • Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
  • Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
  • Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
  • Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
  • Scott Anson as Reece Bolton
  • Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
  • Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
  • Stephanie Beacham as Martha Fraser
  • Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw
  • Sue Nicholls as Audrey Roberts
  • Tina O’Brien as Sarah Barlow
  • Todd Boyce as Stephen Reid
  • Tom Lorcan as Mike Hargrave
  • Tony Maudsley as George Shuttleworth
  • Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
  • Vanessa Hehir as Esther Hargrave
  • William Flanagan as Joseph Brown
  • William Roache as Ken Barlow
  • Yanick Ghanty as Munir

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