Coronation Street Books by Glenda Young

Monday 19 November    UK original airing week of 07 November


Part 1

GINA IS RUMBLED BY FIZ When the factory girls rib Gina, suggesting she and Tim are like an old married couple, Fiz is alarmed to clock Gina’s wistful look.
PAULA HAS A PLAN Meanwhile Paula visits Sally in prison and tells her she has a plan which should see her freed. In Speed Daal Paula meets Julian, a fellow lawyer, she’s cool towards Sophie and treats her as a waitress. Sophie’s hurt but Paula explains that Julian has some useful evidence about Sally’s case. Sophie apologises to Julian.
KATE HAS ANOTHER SURPRISE FOR RANA Johnny and Jenny throw an engagement party for Kate and Rana. When Kate announces that one of the reasons she picked Rana is that she’ll make a terrific Mum, Rana’s floored. Sensing it isn’t what Rana wants, Imran warns his sister to tell Kate now before it’s too late.
EVELYN’S JEWELLERY RINGS A BELL FOR FIZ After clocking Evelyn’s ‘new’ earrings, Fiz shows Tyrone Vera’s half-empty jewellery box under Evelyn’s bed. Tyrone confronts Evelyn and demands to know why she thought it would be okay to take Vera’s earrings.
ELSEWHERE Nick continues to screen calls from Elsa, however he’s horrified to discover that Carla has been looking at his restaurant website.

Part 2

GEOFF IS ON TO GINA Gina assures Fiz that Tim’s just a good mate. Fiz discusses this with Geoff, giving him food for thought. Tim visits Sally, telling her he overheard that Paula has proof that Duncan bought the burner phones. Elated Sally starts making plans for when she gets out, including turning Gina’s room into a yoga room. When Faye unwittingly lets slip about the yoga room to a hurt Gina, Tim assures her they need her more now than ever and she’s going nowhere. As Geoff watches Gina flirt with Tim, he takes Tim to one side, warning him that Gina has got feelings for him.
FIZ’S OUT WITH THE IN-LAWS When Tyrone states their living arrangements aren’t working, a worried Evelyn tells Tyrone how grateful she is but realises she’s outstayed her welcome. His conscience pricked, will Tyrone relent?
ELSEWHERE When Carla reveals she’s off to Nottingham to check out his restaurant, Nick talks her out of it, promising to tell all. Nick says he did a mate a favour and for tax reasons, agreed to become joint partner with his mate’s wife, Elsa. Nick calls Elsa, lying that his Mum is ill and he has to stay.
SOPHIE NEARLY BLOWS IT FOR SALLY Circuit Judge Leonard joins Paula, Julian and Sophie in Speed Daal. As the ‘in jokes’ fly Sophie’s sidelined and when Leonard pushes his glass towards her, expecting her to fill it, Sophie loses her rag. Paula points out she’s just insulted the Judge who could preside over Sally’s trial, Sophie’s heart sinks.
PROMISES, PROMISES Rana promises Imran she’ll speak to Kate.

Tuesday 20 November


NICK FREEZES ELSA OUT Nick tells Leanne he is committed to their relationship but he needs to go to Nottingham to tie up some loose ends. He’s shocked when he sees Elsa heading towards number 8 and steers her towards the Bistro, watched by an intrigued Carla. Furious that he has missed their business meeting Carla gets Nick’s car keys off the desk and gets his address from his sat nav. But she is surprised by what she finds..
AMY’S A PASSION KILLER FOR TRACY AND STEVE Tracy agrees to go for lunch in town with Steve on condition he sorts Abi out with a job on the switch at Street Cars. Back home after a good lunch date Steve is about to give Tracy her wedding ring to put back on when Amy walks in and is incredulous.
TIM SETS OUT HIS STALL WITH GINA Tim and Gina visit Sally in prison. When Tim makes a point of telling Sally how much he loves her, Gina realises with horror that he’s worked out her feelings for him.
ELSEWHERE When Kate suggests they do some baby research and look at the options.

Wednesday 21 November

CARLA LEARNS THE HARD WAY THAT ELSA’S A LIONESS Elsa sees Carla getting out of Nick’s car and follows her to Roy’s flat to speak to her. Carla reveals that she is Nick’s business partner. Leanne tells Toyah that Nick has changed and she is ready to give him another chance.
AMY GETS HER ‘CLAUSE’ OUT Amy tells Steve and Tracy that it would be a disaster if they got back together. Tracy tells Steve that unless they have Amy’s blessing it’s a non starter. Adam suggests to Amy that she gets her parent to agree to some ground rules and sign a contract. Steve tells a thrilled Tracy that all they need to do is sign the contract and he puts the ring back on her finger.
GINA’S DATE THROWS TIM OFF THE SCENT Gina is gutted when Tim is thrilled at her plans to join a dating site. A relieved Tim tells his dad he has got it wrong Gina doesn’t fancy him.
ELSEWHERE Claudia’s unimpressed to see that the new salon is far from finished and admonishes Maria for failing to keep on top of the builders.
FOOLS RUSH IN Kate reveals that she’s been to see Dr Gaddas to find out about IVF and the different options.

Thursday 22 November


ABI DECIDES THE TWINS ARE BETTER OFF WITHOUT HER Abi struggles to master the computer at streetcars and Steve despairs as she is constantly rude to customers. Abi confides in Seb that she has discovered that the twins’ foster parents are taking them to Lapland for Christmas and she has come to the conclusion that they are better off without her in their lives. She cancels her visit with them and sits drinking vodka, with tears falling, watching them play in the foster parents’ garden.
NICK REFUSES TO BE PUSHED AROUND Nick and Carla don’t see eye to eye over the future of the business.
IT'S SCISSORS AT DAWN FOR AUD AND CLAUD Arriving with Rita, Maria and Ken, Claudia is winding Audrey up about how much she is looking forward to the awards that afternoon. Audrey is horrified when Claudia tells her she has nominated her for the lifetime achievement award. Audrey knocks back the wine dreading the afternoon.
TRACY DISCOVERS THE DETAIL OF AMY’S CONTRACT Having signed the contract without even reading it Tracy and Steve are stunned when Amy points out certain clauses and threatens to divorce them if they don’t adhere to them. Tracy is furious realising Adam has stitched them up.
ELSEWHERE When the hospital calls Sinead with her next chemo appointment, Daniel answers her phone and Sinead is forced to agree to it.

Friday 23 November

ABI’S LIFE IMPLODES Abi leaves a desperate message on Tracy’s phone, begging for help. Tracy’s shocked to find Abi lying unconscious on Victoria Street and quickly phones an ambulance. As Abi is loaded into an ambulance, Seb’s beside himself and tells Tracy how his Mum’s life has fallen apart since she was accused of sabotaging Michelle’s car. Tracy’s consumed with guilt.
NICK PLAYS CARLA AT HER OWN GAME Having agreed they won’t have any secrets, Leanne brings Nick up to date on her love life since he left.
AUDREY AND MARIA BURY THE HATCHET As a tipsy Audrey takes the stage to accept her award she makes an impassioned speech about Maria and how she is like a daughter to her and she wishes her every success for the future. Audrey confides in David that she resents Claudia for coming between her and Maria. Maria tells Emma she feels she has made a terrible mistake leaving the salon.
ELSEWHERE Adam tells Steve and Tracy that Amy’s contract is really just her way of letting them know how worried she is. Amy’s taken aback when Tracy presents her with a home cooked meal. When Tracy explains she’s merely executing the terms of the contract, Amy becomes upset and asserts that all she’s ever wanted is a normal family.