Please Note Schedule Changes.
Week of December 19: Coronation Street airs on its regularly scheduled time slots.
Week of December 25: Coronation Street airs for one hour on Christmas Day, As normal on Monday December 26 and then not again until Friday, December 30 for one episode only
Coronation Street Books by Glenda Young
Andy needs money as he desperately tries to avoid the police learning about his attack on Phelan. Noting the extra tablets Steph has accidentally ordered for the Bistro, Andy comes up with a plan. Hating himself, Andy checks there's no one about before letting himself into the Bistro and stealing the box of tablet computers.
When Maria admits Liamis fed up with being stuck in the flat with her, Kirk offers to run him to the school disco and Maria is grateful. Finding Maria alone in the Rovers, Adam joins her as Aidan watches jealously. A drunken Maria later begs Aidan to stay the night with her, telling him she doesn't want to be alone.
When Leanne enthuses about Peter and how he's turned his life around, Nick bristles. Shona retrieves David's wallet from a bin and studies the photo of Kylie. When Michelle unwittingly plays Norris' video, asking for help finding Mary's son, Rita, Audrey, and Erica listen open mouthed. Mary runs from the pub mortified. Norris explains he was only trying to help.
Wednesday 21 December 2016
Kirk calls at the salon flat and is unimpressed to find Maria hungover and Adam in a state of undress after spending the night. Maria snuggles down to watch TV with Liam but in her hungover state she falls asleep. Meanwhile, Liam heads to the kitchen where he switches on a gas ring. Kirk returns to the flat and immediately notices the smell of gas. He quickly orders Liam out and then follows, carrying a groggy Maria. In the Rovers, Kirk tears a strip off Adam, blaming him for plying Maria with drink. When Adam makes a disparaging remark about Maria, Aidan loses it and punches Adam in the face. As Maria arrives at the pub, she spots Aidan clutching his hand. Beth explains he was defending her honour. Touched, Maria takes Aidan back to her flat. Aidan gazes into Maria's eyes and admits he's fallen in love with her.
Gary presents a hungover Faye with a list of jobs to do by way of punishment for her behaviour. When Bethany tries to apologise to Gary, he gives her short shrift. Faye thanks Bethany for taking the blame over the vodka. Luke finds Bethany clearly upset on Maxine's bench. Realising that Bethany's missing, Sarah starts to panic and Gary heads out to find her. After a fruitless search for Bethany, Sarah tells Gary she's phoning the police.
Nick hands Simon two tickets for the County match. Simon is thrilled, but when he announces he's going to invite Peter, how will Nick react?
Having discovered the burglary, Robert suspends Steph, pointing out there's no sign of a break-in and it was her job to lock up. An upset Steph tells Andy she's thinking of handing in her notice as she can't be trusted. Andy is consumed with guilt.
Friday 23 December 2016
When Eva wonders why Aidan was so late home, he lies, making out he spent the night in the factory catching up on paperwork. Aidan, Beth, Craig, Eva, Jenny, Kate, Michelle and Steve gather at Maria's flat, determined to celebrate Christmas with her before her court appearance. When Eva finds out how Aidan punched Adam out of allegiance to Maria, she's proud of him and Aidan feels terrible. Extracating himself from the party, Aidan heads to the factory where he texts Maria to join him. Promising Maria that he's going to finish with Eva, Aidan and Maria kiss passionately, unaware of Johnny watching them.
The Barlows gather at No.1 for an early Christmas. When Peter furtively removes a present from under the tree and stuffs it in a drawer, Nick is intrigued. Simon's underwhelmed with his present from Peter, a console game he's already played. But when Nick presents him with a drone, Simon is ecstatic. Leanne rails at Nick for trying to upstage Peter. Peter slips out of No.1 and surreptitiously books a hotel room, who is his mystery woman?
The police question Sarah about Bethany's disappearance. When Gary reveals that Bethany's become involved with an older man, Sarah is horrified. Norris reveals he saw Bethany on Maxine's bench and Luke had his arm round her. Appalled, Gary confronts Luke and accuses him of grooming Bethany. Luke furiously denies it whilst Faye listens with alarm.
Billy's thrilled when he receives an email telling him he's got the job at the Rehab Centre. To appease Steph, Andy goes to the doctor's about his headaches. Whilst the doctor is distracted, he steals some painkillers from her emergency bag. Having retrieved Michelle's new TV from the allotment, Craig helps Tim unload it, but the box splits and the TV hits the cobbles.
Friday 23 December 2016
Aidan admits to Johnny he's in love with Maria. Johnny warns him that Maria's a nightmare compared to Eva who worships the ground he walks on. Maria returns home to find Eva has worked her socks off preparing dinner for everybody. Masking her guilt, Maria thanks her. A tearful Maria explains to Liam that she might be going away for a while but she loves him very much. When Eva confides in Aidan how worried she is about Maria, will Aidan be able to bring himself to tell her his guilty secret and break her heart. Meanwhile, Maria heads to court...will she be spending Christmas behind bars?
As the Barlows settle down to a board game, a sheepish Nick returns and apologises to Peter for his earlier behaviour. Leanne is pleased but as she and Peter reminisce about their shared love of Bros, Nick feels left out. While nobody's around, Nick pulls out the present which Peter stuffed in a drawer. He's gutted to see it's a Bros tape labelled "to the love of my life". Is Peter planning to make a move on Leanne?
Luke and Gary square up to each other but then spot Bethany heading for No.8. When a baffled Bethany assures Gary she's been with a mate and not Luke, Gary apologises to Luke for the misunderstanding. Sarah tears a strip off Bethany for causing so much worry and demands to know who the older man is. Wishing the ground would swallow her up, will Bethany reveal that the older man is Gary? Alone and deeply troubled, Bethany swallows more diet pills.
Billy writes Christmas cards to his old parishioners. Todd wonders if he regrets his decision to leave the church. Having bought a replacement TV, Tim and Craig carry it inside. Assuming it to be her Christmas present, Sally's thrilled, but how will Steve react when Tim is forced to come clean? Andy stares at the stolen painkillers, disgusted with what he's become.
Sunday 25 December 2016 one hour
Nick and Leanne exchange gifts but they're taken aback when Toyah pulls up in her car and announces Christmas is off. With dinner in Liverpool cancelled, Ken insists that Nick, Leanne and Simon join them at No.1. Nick does his best to paint on a smile while Peter's delighted to have Christmas with his son. Toyah admits to Leanne that her marriage is over and she's been having an affair. Meanwhile, when Nick spots Peter heading out, he's immediately suspicious. Realising the Bros tape is missing from the drawer, Nick confronts Peter, convinced he's after Leanne. Nick punches Peter and the two men are soon brawling in the street. Nick grabs the Bros tape from Peter's pocket and thrusts it at Leanne ordering her to open it. Leanne's horrified as she reads the message.
Gary, Anna and Faye join the Platts as they open presents. Bethany's thrilled with her smart watch, but she's snappy towards Gary and Sarah is embarrassed by her behaviour. Bethany assures Faye she no longer fancies Gary. However, when Sarah reads a text on Bethany's phone from Faye telling her she's glad she's over her crush on Gary, Sarah is stunned while Bethany is mortified. Sarah explains to a shocked Gary that Bethany's been carrying a torch for him. They realise with horror that she's gone missing. After swallowing a ruck of diet pills, Bethany collapses in the ginnel. Watching events unfold Nathan (Shona's ex) finds Bethany and picks her up.
Aware that Billy's missing Christmas at the church, Todd insists he should attend the service with the new vicar. Having enjoyed the service, will it rekindle Billy's passion for his calling? Meanwhile, as Billy's about to leave he comes across Shona drinking wine in the vestry. Shona admits she's fallen out with Nathan, her ex, and she's homeless. Billy insists she comes back to No.11 with him. Unbeknown to them, Nathan watches on. What trouble is Billy bringing to the street?
Norris makes peace with Mary and insists she joins himself, Roy and Brian for Christmas dinner in the cafe. But as they sit down to eat, they're interrupted by the arrival of a young man who introduces himself as Mary's son, Jude. Having unwrapped the globe, Michelle's underwhelmed. When Sally boasts about her new TV, Tim is forced to admit it was meant for Michelle whilst the globe was intended for her. Andy mixes the stolen painkillers with gin and orange making a lethal cocktail. Aidan is unimpressed when Eva presents him with a kitten.
Monday 26 December 2016
Loved up after his night in the hotel, Peter's aware that today's the day he must break the news of his relationship to the street. Meanwhile Toyah calls at Nick's flat but she's taken aback to find her husband Toby there. Suggesting they need to talk, Leanne makes herself scarce. Toby begs Toyah to give their marriage another chance and try for a baby again, but Toyah's adamant it's over between them. With Toby gone Leanne reveals she's been struck with a terrible headache, Toyah calls the hospital.
Bethany wakes up to find herself in hospital. Sarah explains how she collapsed in the ginnel after swallowing a load of diet pills. Having returned home, Bethany confesses to Sarah how she fell in love with Gary and is totally ashamed. Sarah's heart breaks for her troubled daughter.
Jude shows Mary a photo of himself as a baby and assures her he had a happy childhood. Mary's deeply moved. Having summoned Norris, Mary plucks up the courage to tell Jude about his father but will she be able to bring herself to reveal the truth? When Jude suggests that she should move to South Africa and live with he and his wife, Mary is stunned.
Kevin helps Anna, Gary and Faye to move their things into No.13. Eileen approaches and suggests they bury the hatchet.
Monday 26th December
Back on the street Peter kisses his mystery woman in the ginnel, unaware that Simon's drone is hovering above and a shocked Simon is watching them on his phone...
Putting her own feelings aside, Sarah tells Gary they are finished as she has to put Bethany first. Meanwhile, Bethany discovers a guy called Nathan, who works at a tanning salon nearby, saved her life. Having tracked him down, Bethany thanks Nathan who puts his number into her phone, insisting she can call him any time.
Kevin's worried when he hears that Sophie's had to have her appendix out in Miami and has run up an enormous medical bill.
Billy assures Todd that he loves him as much as ever but he also has to follow his heart and return to the church.