Wednesday 4th January 2023

MAX REALISES WHAT GRIFF IS PLANNING Maria, Alya, Yasmeen, Daryan, Stu and Gary set up the stalls at the Peace Market. Having been told by Griff and the gang that the Speed Daal van is now at the bottom of the canal Max is concerned when he sees it back on Victoria Street. When Lauren takes a call from her Dad, warning her to steer well away from the market today, a worried Max reckons they should call the police and warn people. Will they be in time? After a successful operation, Spider regains consciousness. Toyah assures him that she’ll learn to put up with the dangers of his job as she can’t live without him.

GEMMA STAGES A SCHOOL PROTEST Gemma and Bernie call at the school to confront Joseph’s teacher, Mrs York. When she is totally dismissive of Joseph’s BSL skills, a furious Gemma and Bernie stage a sit-in in a classroom, demanding that the school teach BSL to all their pupils. Michael is horrified to find himself locked in with them and explains that he only called in to discuss Glory’s start date at nursery. Back on the street news of the protest reaches Chesney as the residents tune in to Gemma’s live stream. Mrs York locks the classroom door and announces that Gemma, Bernie and Michael can stay in there all night.

DAMON ARRANGES A NEW SUPPLIER FOR THE BISTRO Damon offers Jacob a full time job at the bistro on double the money he’s getting at the factory. Jacob hands his notice in to Carla who warns him he’s making a mistake. Damon tells Nick if he injects he will tell Leanne everything. But when Damon tells Jacob he needs him to take delivery of a package Jacob starts to regret his decision.

ELSEWHERE Jenny returns from the hospital with Teddy in tow and helps him into the pub. Stephen watches in despair. Brian enters the café to find Roy listening to classical music via his new smartphone. Roy reluctantly admits that it does have its uses.

Max realises exactly what Griff is planning, Gemma and Bernie stage a protest at Joseph’s school, and Damon convinces Jacob to work at the bistro. (Pictures: ITV)

Cast

  • Alison King as Carla Barlow
  • Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
  • Bill Fellows as Stu Carpenter
  • Cait Fitton as Lauren Bolton
  • Carl Blakeley as Ollie Deacon
  • Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
  • Ciaran Griffiths as Damon Hay
  • Colson Smith as Craig Tinker
  • David Neilson as Roy Cropper
  • Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
  • Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
  • Georgia Taylor as Toyah Habeeb
  • Grant Burgin as Teddy Thompkins
  • Hazel Ellerby as Mrs York
  • Jack James Ryan as Jacob Hay
  • Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
  • Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
  • Jane Hazlegrove as Bernie Winter
  • Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
  • Luke Delaney as Dave Fairchild
  • Martin Hancock as Spider Nugent
  • Michael Condron as Griff Reynolds
  • Mikey North as Gary Windass
  • Paddy Bever as Max Turner
  • Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
  • Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
  • Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
  • Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
  • Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
  • Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
  • Scott Anson as Reece Bolton
  • Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
  • Todd Boyce as Stephen Reid
  • Twana Omer as Daryan Zahawi
  • William Flanagan as Joseph Brown

Coronation Street airs at 8pm on ITV1