Coronation Street Books by Glenda Young
Monday 24 December
TIM REALISES IT WASN’T SUCH A SILENT NIGHT It’s Christmas Eve and Tim fears he did something bad last night. Tim’s unsure what to do upon receiving a visiting order from Sally but Eileen pushes him to visit her. As Tim sets off, Faye tells him she saw him in bed with Gina. Tim tells a stunned Gina he’s disgusted he had sex with his wife’s sister. Meanwhile when Sally sticks up for Abi, Marcia roughly grabs her. Abi sends Marcia packing but as she goes, Marcia warns Sally that Abi won’t always be around to protect her.
GEMMA SEES A DIFFERENT SIDE OF JOHNNY Gemma insists Jenny gets her injuries treated leaving Johnny behind the bar with Liz. After a trip to A&E, Jenny tells Rita she has a fractured rib. When Rita lets slip about Johnny’s affair with Liz and Jenny insists she wants to forget it, Gemma’s troubled.
SARAH’S GOING TO BE HOME ALONE AT CHRISTMAS Audrey spends the day getting drunk with Sarah while Lewis minds the kids. Sarah takes a call from Gail saying she’s stuck in Milan. When Bethany admits she’s working Christmas Day and Izzy reveals that Gary’s going to Bristol, Sarah’s furious.
ELSEWHERE Eileen offers Steve the holiday to him for free so he tells Amy and Tracy they are going to Tenerife but fails to mention it’s Eileen’s cast-off holiday. Daniel stresses about having to cook a vegan Christmas dinner.
TIM’S HAVING A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Sally’s gutted when Tim fails to show up for visiting. Faye’s not bothered by the Tim and Gina situation but Sophie’s furious. Gina listens in as a devastated Tim tells Faye he intends to visit Sally tomorrow to confess the truth and doubts his marriage will survive.
GEMMA TAKES MATTERS INTO HER OWN HANDS Jenny helps herself to a bottle of red after discovering that Liz has cancelled her and Eileen’s holiday so will be around over Christmas meanwhile Gemma quizzes Tyrone about his abusive relationship with Kirsty, her suspicions over Johnny piqued. Johnny hosts the Christmas Eve pub quiz but when Jenny gets too drunk, Johnny snaps at her and she dashes out. Gemma follows her into the yard and asks if Johnny’s abusive. Jenny denies it but Gemma doesn’t believe a word.
AUDREY PULLS THE PLATTS TOGETHER Audrey decides The Platts will go to the Bistro for Christmas dinner so that Bethany can be with them. Nick, David and Sarah object until Audrey announces she will also share out her windfall and Nick clocks Lewis’s concern. Lewis also acts shiftily when his phone rings and he cancels the call. Gary sets off for Bristol.
ELSEWHERE Steve harps on about making big sacrifices to afford the luxury holiday to Tracy but when Sean lets it slip it was originally Eileen’s trip, Tracy realises she’s been hoodwinked. Michelle sends Daniel home to spoil Sinead.
Tuesday 25 December
SALLY AND TIM BANISH THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST It’s Christmas Day and when Tim visits Sally in prison he drops the bombshell that he slept with Gina. Sophie meets up with Duncan and is shocked when he confirms that Gina is in love with Tim. As Tim, Gina, Yasmeen and Geoff tuck into their Christmas dinner, Sophie breaks the news that Gina has been secretly meeting up with Duncan. Gina admits she’s in love with Tim
JENNY HAS IT IN FOR LIZ In the Rovers, Johnny declares his love for Jenny but when he compliments Liz, Jenny secretly sends a text in a fit of jealousy. Mike calls in the pub and Liz tears a strip off Jenny for texting Mike, telling him Liz misses him. As Johnny and Jenny row over Liz, Gemma accuses Johnny of physically abusing his wife. Jenny reveals how she’s been tracking both he and Liz on her phone. Their row escalates and grabbing a bottle of wine, Jenny storms out. Johnny sacks Liz to save his marriage, Liz heads out, furious.
SINEAD’S OVERWHELMED BY DANIEL’S LAST CHRISTMAS Daniel and Sinead host a Vegan Christmas Day for Adam, Ken, Peter, Beth, Kirk and Craig. Ken produces a set of handbells and insists they make their own music. Sinead’s upset when she overhears Daniel confiding in Peter that he’s worried she’s going to die.
ELSEWHERE Lewis realises with horror that he’s accidentally recorded his own conversation on a teddy Christmas present for Lily. Having retrieved the teddy from Lily, Lewis surreptitiously deletes an incriminating message. Gail arrives back from Milan. Upon hearing barking in the backyard, Ruby opens the back door and Cerberus bounds in.
Wednesday 26 December
ON THE 2ND DAY OF XMAS JOHNNY GIVES JENNY A GET OUT Jenny returns home hungover.
TIM VOWS TO FIGHT FOR SALLY Sophie and Tim arrange a meeting with Paula but Paula explains that Sally’s only chance of release is a confession from Duncan.
GAIL’S ON LEWIS’ CASE Gail’s furious to learn that she is the last to know of Nick’s secret wife and impending divorce meanwhile Audrey tells David that she intends to wind down over the next year and hand over her share of the business to him. Lewis takes a phone call and heads out to the Rovers’ back yard, Gail follows him. As she listens to his conversation, her eyes widen.
Friday 28 December
GAIL PLAYS MISS MARPLE Carla advises Gail to play Lewis at his own game so later, Gail slips her hand in his coat pocket, steals his diary and notes his next few appointments. Making out he’s got a hair appointment, Lewis slips out of the pub. Gail follows Lewis to a posh hotel and watches in anger as he wines and dines a glamorous, middle aged lady. Having followed Lewis and his lady friend upstairs, a furious Gail manages to take a sneaky picture of them as they enter their hotel bedroom.
DEV SEES A CHANCE TO WIND UP PETER Peter takes ownership of the old snooker club on Victoria Street but Kirk warns him he read it’s haunted. Dev decides to play a trick on him and enlists the help of Kirk. Dev leads a nervous Kirk into the snooker hall and produces some chalk.
THE 4TH DAY OF XMAS GAIL GIVES AUDREY NEW DOUBTS Gail tells Nick about the incriminating photo, only to find she took a selfie by mistake. Gail breaks the news to Audrey that she followed Lewis who met with another woman and urges Nick to transfer Audrey’s inheritance to a new account where Lewis can’t get to it. Over dinner in the bistro, Audrey confronts Lewis
A-HAUNTING PETER WILL GO In the snooker hall, Peter and Simon find snooker cues in pentangles on the floor and ‘666’ scrawled on the wall in chalk.
ELSEWHERE Toyah and Imran take Rana to a gay bar in town in an attempt to cheer her up. When Rana bumps into Kate’s ex, Imogen and reveals that she and Kate have split up, it’s clear Imogen fancies her chances.