Monday 15th March 2021

  • Writer – Emily Gascoyne
  • Director – Karl Neilson

LEANNE MAKES A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL Leanne announces to Simon that she’s going to ask for her job back, get an advance on her wages and pay Harvey off. But when Imran refuses to give her an advance, and Nick can only loan her 1k, Leanne masks her panic. Approaching Harvey’s car with trepidation she hands him the £1k, telling him she’s Simon’s Mum and that’s all he’s getting. Harvey makes it clear he wants the rest or he’ll put them in hospital. Leanne’s shaken. Back home she assures Simon that everything is sorted and Harvey is off their case. But as a relieved Simon heads off, Leanne pulls a bag of drugs from her handbag!

WILL KELLY TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM? Simon visits Kelly in hospital, feeling awful he says if she wants to report him to the police, he’ll take what’s coming to him. At the station Imran explains to Kelly that he’s been appointed to represent her and he needs to know where she got the drugs.

ED’S NOT IN THE MOOD TO PARTY When Michael reveals they’re going to throw a gender reveal party for the baby and Ronnie’s offered to fund it, Ed’s annoyed that his brother’s treading on his toes.

ELSEWHERE Tyrone flirts with Alina in the cafe and it’s clear she enjoys his attention. Sally insists on helping Abi plan her wedding and appoints herself Maid of Honour.

Monday 15th March 2021

  • Writer – Cameron McAllister
  • Director – Karl Neilson

LEANNE DEALS WITH THINGS HERSELF Leanne receives a text from Harvey with the details of her first drugs drop. At a seedy flat, a menacing bloke ushers her in while he checks the pills. Eventually released, her heart pounding, Leanne fights back tears. Back on the street Nick demands to know what’s going on, convinced she and Simon are hiding something. Leanne fobs Nick off but having taken a call from Harvey informing her that he’s lined up her next drop, a despairing Leanne realises she’s trapped and there’s nothing she can do.

ASHA DOES THE RIGHT THING Asha confesses to Dev that it was her idea to buy the pills as she just wanted to forget who she was for a few hours. Dev’s shocked at her level of despair.

ED PUSHES RONNIE OUT Michael’s grateful when Ed insists he’ll pay for the party, not Ronnie. Out of earshot, Ronnie answers his phone and tells the caller to stop pestering him.

ELSEWHERE Having been released without charge, a defiant Kelly tells Imran she’s not going back to her foster parents and he can’t make her. When Imran reveals that he and Toyah are foster parents, Kelly suggests she could stay with them. Abi plucks up the courage and tells Sally she doesn’t want a big fancy wedding but she’d be honoured if Sally would conduct a ceremony. Fiz is bemused to catch Tyrone looking at beauty therapies online.

Wednesday 17th March 2021

  • Writer – Damon Alexis-Rochefort
  • Director – Karl Neilson

GRACE NEEDS RESCUING Ronnie’s estranged wife Kat turns up, sick of him ignoring her calls. When Ronnie refuses her pleas to come home, Kat accuses him of running away to be with Aggie. Meanwhile as Grace leaves the supermarket with the shopping for the party, a security guard demands to see her receipt. Locked in an office Grace suddenly feels a sharp pain and realises with horror it was a contraction. Back on the street when Kat refuses to leave without an explanation, Ronnie admits he’s come to find out if his nephew Michael is really his son! Ed arrives and asks who Kat is.

ABI CAN’T DRESS UP HER FEELINGS ABOUT DEBBIE Debbie invites Abi and Sally to the bistro where she’s provided drinks and a selection of wedding dresses to try. Abi reluctantly tries on the dresses whilst Tracy knocks back the wine and mocks Debbie’s taste. Eventually Abi tells Debbie she doesn’t want her charity but as their row escalates, Debbie accidentally sits on some food, staining one of the dresses.

TYRONE’S CRUSH MOVES UP A GEAR Alina drives an old banger onto the street. Tyrone offers to take a look at it for her but when Alina reveals she knows her way around a car’s engine because her grandfather taught her, he’s more smitten than ever.

ELSEWHERE Cathy berates Brian for chasing Steve over his paper bill, pointing out that he’s grieving. Taking out her purse Cathy pays his paper bill for him, unbeknown to Steve.

Wednesday 17th March 2021

  • Writer – Nessah Muthy
  • Director – Tim O’Mara

WHO’S THE DADDY? Kat’s stung when Ronnie introduces her to Ed as his business partner. She warns Ronnie he’s risking destroying his family based on a hunch. At the hospital, Grace finally locates the receipt for her shopping. Accusing the security guard of racial profiling, Ronnie thrusts it at him. With Michael at Grace’s bedside, Ed asks Ronnie why he’s so on edge. Steeling himself, Ronnie admits that he had a relationship with Aggie before Ed met her and believes Michael could be his son. As Ed tries to compute everything, Michael announces that Grace has had a baby girl.

ABI COSTS DEBBIE When Debbie reveals that the beetroot stained dress costs £5k, Abi’s horrified. At Tracy’s suggestion, Abi chucks a glass of prosecco over the beetroot stain but it only makes matters worse. Debbie’s fuming.

TYRONE GETS A THRILL FROM HELPING ALINA When Alina suggests they work on her car together, Tyrone’s secretly thrilled.

ELSEWHERE Cathy reveals she’d like to do more to help Steve with his fundraising. But when she shows Tracy some of her ideas, Tracy gives her short shrift leaving Cathy hurt. Nick and Sam meet Simon in Speed Daal who apologises for the incident with Jacob. Nick wonders where Leanne is, arriving late she paints on a smile, assuring Nick everything is fine.

Friday 19th March 2021

  • Writer – Susan Oudot
  • Writer – Julie Jones
  • Director – Tim O’Mara

ALINA GIVES IN TO TEMPTATION As Alina shows Emma and Seb the gift she’s bought for Tyrone as a thank you for fixing her car, Seb watches her wistfully. Emma urges him to tell her how he feels. Alina reluctantly agrees to lunch, where she steals herself and admits to Seb that she’s in love with someone else. Seb’s crushed. Tyrone finds an upset Alina in the gardens. When Alina confesses she’s fallen for him, Tyrone’s overwhelmed. Tyrone returns home, his head in a spin, to find Fiz and Adam waiting. Adam advises that since they’re not married, it’s important they make a will. When Fiz suggests they could just get married, Tyrone slaps the idea down. Guilty, he apologises, explaining that when they get married it should be romantic, not a legal formality. Tyrone meets with Alina and apologises for his reaction earlier. They agree to forget about it. An excited Fiz confides in Chesney that she’s booked a surprise for Tyrone; a wedding in Greece.

AGGIE FIGHTS FOR HER MARRIAGE Michael tells Grace that their baby is doing fine and it’s time they put the past behind them and looked to the future. When Ronnie calls round with gifts for the baby, Ed orders him to stay away from his family. Aggie wishes she could return home to see Ed face to face but can’t risk it due to her aunt’s diagnosis. In the hospital, a worried Michael tells Ed they’ve had to put the baby back on a ventilator as she was struggling to breathe. When Ronnie offers to buy Michael a car as he’ll be back and forth to the hospital, Ed’s forced to bite his tongue.

TRACY DRIVES CATHY TO DISTRACTION Cathy offers her fundraising services to Tracy but she cuts her dead. Angered by Tracy’s comments, Cathy posts her own views online about Steve and Tracy’s fundraising efforts. Steve’s upset to read comments online suggesting that he and Tracy are syphoning money from Oliver’s fund. Having pinpointed the troll, ‘Lemon Drop’, Amy vows revenge. When Cathy overhears Amy telling Asha about the online trolls and how upset her Dad is, she feels terrible

ELSEWHERE As Natasha returns from London, Nick’s disappointed to realise his time with Sam has come to an end. He asks Leanne about moving back in but he’s hurt when Leanne insists it’s too soon. Tim’s made up to be asked to be chief usher at Kevin and Abi’s wedding. At Sam’s suggestion, Natasha tells Nick he’s welcome to stay with them. Nick’s grateful.


  • Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
  • Alex Bain as Simon Barlow
  • Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
  • Ali Gadena as Punter
  • Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
  • Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
  • Charlie De Melo as Imran Habeeb
  • Colson Smith as Craig Tinker
  • Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
  • Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
  • Georgia Taylor as Toyah Battersby
  • Harry Visinoni as Seb Franklin
  • Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
  • Jane Hazelgrove as Bernie Winter
  • Jennie McAlpine as Fiz Stape
  • Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
  • Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
  • John McGrellis as Security Guard
  • Jude Riordan as Sam Blakeman
  • Julia Nelson as Nurse
  • Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
  • Kate Spencer as Grace Vickers
  • Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
  • Melanie Hill as Cathy Matthews
  • Melissa James as Kat Bailey
  • Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
  • Millie Gibson as Kelly Neelan
  • Nathan Graham as James Bailey
  • Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
  • Rachel Leskovac as Natasha Blakeman
  • Ruxandra Porojnicu as Alina Pop
  • Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
  • Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
  • Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
  • Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
  • Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
  • Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
  • Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
  • Sue Devaney as Debbie Webster
  • Tanisha Gorey as Asha Alahan
  • Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
  • Vinta Morgan as Ronnie Bailey
  • Will Mellor as Harvey