Wednesday 23 December 2020
Devised by Tony Warren
Written by Emily Gascoyne
Directed by Matt Hilton
Series Producer: Iain MacLeod
Leanne tries to play happy families. As an excited Nick heads out to pick up Sam for a visit, Leanne does her best to remain upbeat. Nick and Sam return to the flat to find that Leanne has cooked them Christmas dinner, decorated a tree and wrapped Sam's presents. Nick is touched by her kindness. Over their meal, Nick assures Sam that he will visit him in London as often as he can and they'll do the museums together. After popping out, Leanne returns home but when she spots Sam playing with Oliver's musical box, she freaks out causing Sam to feel guilty.
David and Shona prepare for a life apart. When Nina reveals the family portrait she’s drawn of David, Shona and the kids, Shona tearfully explains that they have broken up. Nina feels terrible. In The Rovers, David confides in Daisy that he and Shona are breaking up. Daisy is secretly pleased. Gemma goes into the pub and introduces herself to Daisy, claiming they're practically sisters through their relationship with Jenny. Daisy is decidedly unimpressed.
Meanwhile, Chesney and Kirk lose the Christmas money. Chesney, Gemma and Kirk set up their stall at the Christmas market but it is soon clear Gemma's sales skills are sadly lacking and Chesney orders her to take a break. Chesney and Kirk celebrate a successful afternoon on the stall, but their elation is short lived when they discover their stock has been stolen and with it, the cash tin.
Elsewhere, Paul confides in Todd that he can't go on lying to Billy and intends to tell him all about Will. Todd makes Paul promise to leave his name out of it.
Jude Riordan as Sam Blakeman
Gareth Pierce as Todd Grimshaw
Daniel Brocklebank as Archdeacon Billy Mayhew
Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
Charlotte Jordan as Daisy Midgely
Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
Mikey North as Gary Windass
Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
Samia Longchambon as Maria Windass
Tina O'Brien as Sarah Barlow
Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne
James Quinn as DS Willets