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Coronation Street will be shown at an earlier time as the playoffs began on April 17, 2023 and will end in June 2023 with the 2023 Stanley Cup Finals.

Monday 29 May and Tuesday 30 May (UK Airing week of 03 May)


PAUL DESCENDS BACK INTO CRIMINALITY Paul asks Niall to give him another job. When Billy tries to make plans with Paul, Paul lies and makes out he’s already got plans with Dee-Dee. Later, Billy quizzes Dee-Dee about her plans with Paul, and luckily for Paul, Dee-Dee thinks on her feet and covers for Paul. But Dee-Dee is suspicious so she secretly follows Paul to Freshco’s car park and finds him about to steal a car. She threatens to call the police but Paul is adamant that he needs the money and putting the car into gear, roars off. How will Dee-Dee get through to Paul? Paul corners Damon in the bistro office and demands £25k or he’ll grass him up but Damon stands his ground and later double-crosses Paul by calling his criminal contacts, urging them to shut down Paul’s attempt at blackmail. How much danger is Paul in?

ADAM GETS A SURPRISE ON HIS BIRTHDAY Sarah takes Adam for a birthday lunch at the bistro. Adam tells Nick that there may be a problem with the late licence as some locals have raised objections, meanwhile Damon joins Adam and Sarah at their table, leaving Sarah squirming. When Maria lets slip that Sarah was one of those who raised objections about the late licence, Nick and Adam are furious but Damon enjoys her discomfort. How will Sarah turn this around?

ELAINE REACHES OUT TO AUDREY Stephen offers to re-book their tickets to Vegas and reminds Elaine that he’ll need her passport, will Elaine agree?

ELSEWHERE Brian suggests that he and George enter their model ships into a competition. Eric calls at the garage and, showing Aaron the keys to his new flat, suggests he should move back in with him, what will he decide?

Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 01 June


PAUL WALKS INTO DAMON’S TRAP Damon promises Paul that he’ll have the cash just as soon as he can lay his hands on it. As Paul heads off with Bernie and Gemma to go wedding dress shopping, Damon calls Niall and tells him the plan is on. In the wedding shop, when Gemma finds the perfect dress, Paul takes pictures in the hope the factory girls can knock up a cheap copy but the shop assistant catches them red handed. Later, Paul meets up with Damon in the precinct and Damon admits that he hasn’t got it and that Niall and his brother are out for his blood. Damon has a change of heart and orders Paul to scarper before it’s too late. Will Paul get away in time? And what consequences will this have for Damon?

NICK’S NOT GIVING UP ON THE LATE LICENCE Sarah speaks her mind to Nick and Leanne, telling them that their late licence idea is a terrible one. Nick calls at the Rovers and tells the locals that there will be a meeting at 2pm in the bistro to air their opinions on the late licence but when Gail asserts that she has no objection to it, Nick’s left baffled. Nick tells Sarah that Gail has no objection to the late licence and wonders why she lied. With the meeting to discuss the late licence about to start, Nick and Leanne wonder where Damon has got to. While Brian, Evelyn and Ken fire awkward questions about noise pollution at Nick, Leanne tries in vain to get hold of Damon.

DAVID ASKS DANIEL FOR HELP David tells Gail that Max is being considered for early release and but when he visits Max in the STC he is sure to warn him to not to get his hopes up.

ELSEWHERE When Peter reveals that he’s booked them a mini-break, Carla points out that they can’t leave Ryan and he’ll have to rearrange it but unfortunately Peter realises it’s non-refundable. When Ryan finds the printout of the cancelled mini-break, he feels guilty. Outside No.4, Stephen is annoyed to see Owen flirting with Jenny.

Friday 02 June Double Episode


SARAH SEES DAMON IN A NEW LIGHT Sarah overhears Dee-Dee and Beth gossiping about Damon’s black eye and calls at the bistro to find Damon there alone. When Damon leans in and kisses her, Sarah kisses him back and they head into the office, locking the door behind them. Meanwhile Paul has his day in court where Paul pleads guilty. Adam and Dee-Dee tell Leanne that they called at the bistro as they need a meeting about the late licence, but they found the place locked. Nick, Leanne, Adam and Dee-Dee head into the bistro wondering where Damon’s got to. In the office Sarah and Damon freeze with fear, will they be caught red-handed?

RYAN PHONES A FRIEND Daniel feels a pang of jealousy when Daisy calls over to see Ryan, meanwhile Ryan is disappointed when she tells him she’s meeting Daniel for lunch. Alone in the flat, Ryan’s overcome by a wave of pain and instinctively he calls Crystal. In the Rovers, Daisy ignores the call but when Daisy’s phone rings again, Daniel urges her to call Ryan back. Daisy texts Ryan pretending to be Crystal.

MAX LEAVES DANIEL A MESSAGE As Daniel’s lesson draws to a close, Max slips the phone back onto Daniel’s desk. At No.1, Daniel scrolls through his phone and finds Max’s video diary. In the Rovers, Daniel watches Max’s heart-rending video.

ELSEWHERE In the Rovers, Jenny lays on a spread to celebrate the King’s Coronation. After listening into Stephen’s conversation with Owen, Beth reports back to the workers that Owen is looking to outsource, what will this mean for the workers? Paul’s gutted to realise that he’s due in court for sentencing the day before Gemma’s wedding and runs the risk of missing her big day.

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