Coronation Street Books by Glenda Young

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Monday 24 December (1 hour episode)    UK original airing week of 12 - 17 December


Part 1

CHESNEY MAKES A MUG OUT OF DEV Chesney is torn over Beth’s plan until he finds a distraught Sinead having received the news that Steff has died. He tells Beth he is in and Beth reveals to Kirk that he has to mug Chesney. Chesney collects the shop takings from Dev and out on the street Kirk snatches the bag from him. Dev gives chase as Kirk sprints away.
BRIAN BLOWS THE WHISTLE After Phil drips poison in Cathy’s ear, she summons Brian home from work, confronting him with the caffeine pills she found in his coat. The doctor diagnoses Brian with heart palpitations and after being bolstered by Cathy, Brian tells the headmistress that Phil is making his life a misery.
MICHELLE IS BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE Robert tells Michelle that he has a secured a last minute place on a training course but secretly joins Kate for an initial consultation at the fertility clinic. Meanwhile the lights blow out at the bistro and so Ryan phones the training college only to learn Robert isn’t enrolled. Michelle confides in Carla that her and Robert are at odds over his desire for a baby and now he is lying to her.
ELSEWHERE Deciding the four of them need to get along, Leanne orders them and Toyah to join her for lunch in the Bistro.

Part 2

DEV REALISES SOMETHING IS OFF AT THE KEBAB SHOP Sinead is touched when Beth presents her with the cash to fund specialist treatment but after she clocks a balaclava on the table and Dev and Cathy later tell her Chesney was mugged, her mind whirls. Sinead calls at the shop and hands over Dev’s bag of money, claiming she found it dumped by the bins. Later, Dev examines his CCTV with Cathy and when there is no sign of Sinead by the bins, they wonder why she’s lying.
BRIAN IS OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE Phil makes a heartfelt apology to Brian after being summoned to the headmistresses office, and Brian is confident things will now improve.
MICHELLE REVISITS THE PAST TO SAVE HER FUTURE Michelle demands to know where Robert’s been. He tells her he just needed time alone to think but Robert hates lying to her. When Michelle enquires about counselling for a matter related to Ruairi, Toyah offers to recommend a colleague.
ELSEWHERE Nick admits to Leanne that money’s really tight as he’s got to pay back Elsa the £40K of her inheritance that he used to buy into Underworld.

Tuesday 25 December

ROBERT’S CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO WOMEN As Robert and Kate arrive for their appointment, Robert spots Michelle leaving her counselling session and panicking, bundles Kate in to a cupboard. After their session, Robert announces to Kate that he wishes to go ahead with their plan and they both know they need to tell Michelle and Rana. Kate tells Rana they need to talk but before Robert can talk to Michelle, Michelle reveals all about her counselling session and that she will consider trying for a baby, leaving Robert to forget about his commitment to Kate.
DEV’S GOT A FIGHT ON HIS HANDS When Dev threatens to get the police to interrogate Sinead, Chesney takes the rap for Beth and confesses to a shocked Dev and Cathy that he dreamed up the plan to fund Sinead’s treatment. How will Dev react?
BRIAN FALLS IN TO PHIL’S TRAP Brian’s alarmed when Phil and the headmistress to observe his class without prior warning.
ELSEWHERE Nick tells Leanne that he has no choice but to sell his car for cash. Tyrone ropes in Roy to help find Cerberus and lift Elevely out of her misery.

Wednesday 26 December

KATE CAN’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER As Kate waits to speak to Rana at the medical centre, will Robert reach Kate before she tells Rana their plans?
DANIEL MAKES A STAND FOR SINEAD Daniel firmly places the blame at Beth and Chesney’s door, arguing the stress of their plan is too much for Sinead.
BRIAN’S ON HIS LAST CHANCE Brian admits to Cathy that he might lose his job and her heart goes out to him.
ELSEWHERE Roy and Tyrone tell Evelyn that they have seen a man leaving the tram with Cerberus, claiming the greyhound was his and Evelyn ropes in Roy with his car to help with the search. Imran offers to buy Nick’s car at a knock-down price. Audrey tells Rita that Archie Shuttleworth has died.

Thursday 27 December   

KATE FINDS ANOTHER MAN FOR HER PLAN Kate and Rana have a blazing row after Rana admits she doesn’t want a baby at all. In the Bistro, Kate bites her tongue when Michelle innocently talks about hers and Robert’s baby plans. Kate calls in to Adam’s office and explains her deal with Robert is off but as Adam cracks open a bottle of scotch, Kate looks at him through new eyes, her mind whirling. Fuelled by alcohol, a determined Kate seduces Adam into kissing her passionately.
EVELYN’S DOGGING ROY After a night searching for Cerberus, Evelyn and Roy awake in the Woody to find a police officer accusing them of engaging in lewd conduct. They are let off with a warning. Later, Tyrone, Evelyn and Roy are out dog hunting when they spot a man walking Cerberus and follow him home. Evelyn demands her dog back but when she has no proof the dog belongs to her, the man laughs in her face.
JENNY’S PARANOIA PAYS OFF When Johnny leaves for an appointment at the brewery and Liz vanishes, Jenny begins to track their movements on the trailer app. Liz receives a call from the police about Jim and Hannah and begs Johnny to give her a lift to the station which he reluctantly agrees to. Checking the app, Jenny is furious to discover Johnny and Liz are together. Jenny confronts Johnny, lying that she saw the pair drive off.
ELSEWHERE Pressure mounting, Brian snaps when Jack forgets his lines at the nativity rehearsal, leaving Jack feeling awful. Back from the funeral, Audrey reveals to Rita, Nick and Lewis that Archie left her £80k.

Friday 28 December

KATE’S MOMENT OF MADNESS COMES BACK TO BITE HER At the flat, Rana insists she doesn’t want to break up with Kate but later Alya tells Rana that Imran saw Kate and Adam getting frisky in the office. Rana confronts Kate and insists the relationship is over.
EVELYN IS A DOG WITH A BONE The dognapper catches Evelyn, Roy and Tyrone attempting to break in to his back garden and calls the police.
JENNY GETS EVEN WITH JOHNNY Johnny and Jenny have a furious row. Liz tells Johnny that Jim and Hannah are being detained for questioning meanwhile in a hotel room, Jenny’s app confirms to her that Johnny and Liz are together.
ELSEWHERE In way of an apology, Brian offers to help Jack remember his lines. Lewis wants to prove the Platts that he is not after Audrey’s money.