Coronation Street: Episode 9948 airs, Wednesday 11 December 2019, on ITV/STV/UTV at 19:30.
Coronation Street: Episode 9949 airs, Wednesday 11 December 2019, on ITV/STV/UTV at 20:00.
Devised by Tony Warren
Written by Chris Fewtrell (both episodes)
Directed by Sean Healy (both episodes)
Series Producer: Iain MacLeod
Introducting: Sian Reeves as Charlie Metcalfe
Daniel has difficulties forgiving his loved ones. Ken and Adam are shocked to find Daniel slumped on the floor clutching Bertie, in tears after watching Sinead’s video about Bethany. Ken urges Daniel to pull himself together and face the world. During lunch with Peter and Adam in the bistro, Daniel gets horribly drunk and then steps out in front of Cathy’s car, sending him sprawling. Bethany is not convinced when Daniel regains consciousness and insists he’s fine. Tearful, he spills about the video and Bethany assures him that Sinead knew the kiss meant nothing and that all that would matter to her would be that he does his best for Bertie. Daniel promises that for Sinead’s sake he’s going to be a better Dad.
Tim makes a deal with his "current" wife. Tim is uncomfortable at the thought of a Vegas party for Geoff & Yasmeen, and sets out for legal advice from Adam and Imran about his other marriage. Tracking Charlie - the air hostess down - to a bar in the city, Tim asks for a divorce. She agrees but tells him to fund it himself. Geoff convinces Alya to stay away from the party, and she reluctantly agrees leaving him secretly delighted. Yasmeen is devastated. Steve and Kevin warn Tim that a divorce from Charlie could draw attention to his bigamy and it’s probably best he is truthful with Sally.
Meanwhile, It's handbags at dawn for Maria. Whilst putting up a poster advertising Weatherfield Winter Wonderland in the corner shop, Big Garth spots Maria’s designer handbag and assures her it’s no fake and that it would’ve cost the best part of a grand. Wanting to know the truth, Gary assures her that he isn’t a loan shark and that the reason he beat up Ryan was because he stole from him. Will Maria accept this?
Elsewhere, flanked by Ryan and Ali, Michelle boots a furious Robert out of Viaduct Bistro kitchen pointing out it’s no longer his business.
Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
Lucy Fallon as Bethany Platt
Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
Melanie Hill as Cathy Matthews
Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne
Alison King as Carla Connor
William Roache as Ken Barlow
Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
Kym Marsh as Michelle Connor
Ian Bartholomew as Geoff Metcalfe
Tristan Gemmill as Robert Preston
Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
James Burrows as Dr. Alexander "Ali" Neeson
Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
Ellie Leach as Faye Windass
Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
Katie McGlynn as Sinead Osbourne
Sian Reeves as Charlie Metcalfe
Victor McGuire as "Big" Garth
Andy Gibson for The TV Chronicle