Coronation Street: Episode 9980 - Wednesday 15 January 2020 - ITV/STV/UTV - 19:30.
Devised by Tony Warren
Written by Jonathan Harvey
Directed by Nic Phillips
Series Producer: Iain MacLeod
Geoff gives the performance of a lifetime. Yasmeen is worn out after a night cleaning. Geoff congratulates her on a job well done. Cathy calls and quizzes Yasmeen about Geoff’s black eye but before she can explain Geoff appears and Cathy goes. When Brian expresses his concerns for Yasmeen to Geoff he’s quietly seething and makes out that Yasmeen is actually an alcoholic and he’s trying to help. Brian is stunned and when he assumes that Yasmeen gave Geoff his black eye, Geoff doesn’t correct him. Concerned about Yasmeen, Brian seeks advice from Peter. Geoff returns home and in a bid to cover his tracks tells Yasmeen he’s worried about her drinking and others have noticed it too. As Yasmeen absorbs this bombshell there’s a knock at the door from Peter.
Shona shows signs of consciousness. David sits at Shona’s bedside playing recordings of Max and Lily. When her eyes momentarily flicker, David is excited. The consultant confirms Shona is slowly emerging from her coma but has a long way to go. She briefly opens her eyes again but when it’s clear she doesn’t recognise David, he’s devastated.
Roy finally makes progress with Nina. When Roy finds Nina fretting over her coursework because her sewing machine has conked out he returns with Hayley’s old machine. Nina is touched and asks him to stick around and be her model. As she makes adjustments to the corset Roy chats about Hayley and the difficulties she encountered as transgender, Nina warms to him.
Meanwhile, Bernie reads a text from Kel agreeing to a one-on-one DJ lesson with Alfie.
Elsewhere, Imran accompanies a terrified Fiz as she’s called into court.
Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
Ian Bartholomew as Geoff Metcalfe
Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
David Neilson as Roy Cropper
Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
Jennie McAlpine as Fiona "Fiz" Stape
Melanie Hill as Cathy Matthews
Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
Tina O'Brien as Sarah Platt
Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
Jane Hazlegrove as Bernie Winter
Charlie De Melo as Imran Habeeb
Kaye Brown as Neurosurgeon
Andy Gibson for The TV Chronicle