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|ITV transmission date|| 22nd December 2008|
(Monday - Part 2)
|Script editor||Kathryn Pugsley|
|Story editor||Stuart Blackburn|
|Story associates|| John Kerr|
|Executive Producer||Kieran Roberts|
|Previous episode||22nd December 2008|
|Next episode||24th December 2008|
Peter swears he'll give up the drink and wants to be a decent father to Simon. He agrees to let Simon stay with Ken and Deirdre until he's sorted himself out. Jed and Maria discuss Tony. Maria's relieved to have found an ally. Michelle tells Steve she's got a gig on Christmas Eve. Steve tells her to go for it and they'll manage without her. Michelle's delighted. Jason invites Becky to spend Christmas with him at No.11. Becky tells him that she'll think about it. Natasha asks Audrey if she can keep the Salon open in the evenings and give Audrey a cut of the takings. Audrey agrees to a trial period. Rosie invites Gary to her 18th birthday party on Christmas Eve. Gary thinks he's on a promise. Jed spots Tony and Jimmy deep in discussion and hides in the shadows. As Jimmy leaves, Jed approaches him and makes a barbed comment about Liam's death. Liz drags Lloyd along to Brazilian Crunch. Lloyd arrives back in agony. Jed lets on to Tony that he spotted him talking to Jimmy. Tony and Jed meet up in the ginnel and Tony bungs Jed £200 to keep his mouth shut.
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Maria Connor - Samia Smith
- Jed Stone - Kenneth Cope
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Norris Cole - Malcolm Hebden
- Peter Barlow - Chris Gascoyne
- Rosie Webster - Helen Flanagan
- Tony Gordon - Gray O'Brien
- Carla Gordon - Alison King
- Eileen Grimshaw - Sue Cleaver
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Lloyd Mullaney - Craig Charles
- Simon Barlow - Alex Bain
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Michelle Connor - Kym Marsh
- Becky Granger - Katherine Kelly
- Natasha Blakeman - Rachel Leskovac
- Gary Windass - Mikey North
- Coronation Street exterior - Main street view and ginnel
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and yard
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Viaduct Street
- Bookmakers Shop
- 9a Rosamund Street - Living room/kitchen
- Debbie Rush (Anna Windass) is credited but doesn't appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Tony is unnerved when he sees Jed talking to Jimmy; Michelle gives Steve the perfect chance to spend Christmas Eve with Becky; and a flirtatious Rosie chats up Gary Windass - before inviting him to her eighteenth birthday party.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,900,000 viewers (7th place).
|December 2008 episodes|
| Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Fri 5th • Sun 7th • Mon 8th (1 2) • Wed 10th • Fri 12th (1 2) • Mon 15th (1 2)|
Wed 17th • Fri 19th (1 2) • Mon 22nd (1 2) • Wed 24th • Thu 25th • Fri 26th (1 2) • Mon 29th (1 2) • Wed 31st