The Prison Visit

After hearing how Jim 'heroically' saved Peter's life, Steve decides to give him one more chance.

But how will Steve react when he finds out that his dad was the one who supplied the booze to Peter in the first place?

And, what will be the repercussions for Peter, when things don't go Jim's way?

Simon Gregson promises drama, drama, full on drama in this exclusive interview!

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Chaotic Kylie

Kylie starts to put a lot of pressure on herself to be the perfect mother, after Max's ADHD diagnosis.

But when the strain of being Super-Mum gets too much to bear, rather than turn to David for support, she does the unthinkable and takes Max's tablets.

Paula Lane joined us to talk about leading Kylie down a very dark path...

How's Kylie going to find her way out of this one?

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Tyrone's Discovery

Tyrone's had a bit of a tough time recently, after his fall through the roof.

Luckily, Tony, Todd and Jason ride in as the cavalry and can't help enough with the repairs...

Little do Tyrone and Fiz know, but the Grimshaws are desperately trying to cover up their negligence.

But, an innocent comment from Owen about the floorboards blows the whole thing wide open and leaves Tyrone and Fiz looking for answers.

Alan Halsall reveals all in this exclusive interview.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Watch how Tyrone's attic fall stunt was performed

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Peter's death bed

We joined Chris Gascoyne behind bars, to ask whether this is the end for Peter?

Things have been getting increasingly bleak for Peter in prison, and Jim uses his desperation for alcohol as a ploy to get Steve and Liz to visit him.

But when things don't go according to plan, Peter finds and drinks Jim's entire stash of booze.

With Peter left fighting for his life in hospital, could this be the answer to murderous Rob's prayers?

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Leanne loses it!

Things are going to get messy when Leanne unleashes her inner-Battersby - Jane Danson reveals all.

Leanne has been getting more and more frustrated with Nick's behaviour during the divorce and she soon sees through his lies when he starts pretending that he's ill.

Unfortunately, no one else believes her - even going as far as to blame her for Nick's predicament - and that just makes Leanne mad!

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Ken's return to the cobbles

Ken's been kept in the dark about Peter, but all that's about to change.

William Roache chats exclusively about his return to the Street.

Can Ken reignite the spark in Peter to want to fight to prove his innocence?

Will he ever forgive Deirdre for not telling him the truth?

And, killer Rob thought he was firmly in the clear, but now he'll have to step up his game if he has any hope of ensuring the finger stays firmly pointing at Peter.

Needless to say we should expect big drama for the Barlows!

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Charlie Lawson on the return of Jim McDonald

We caught up with Charlie Lawson about Jim's return to Coronation Street.

How did you feel about being asked to come back?
I was absolutely delighted, I love playing Jim and when I was told about the storyline I was really pleased with the idea that they had. If you are going to use a character you may as well use him properly, I don’t think I would have been as interested in coming back for a one episode prison visit for example.

Is it odd to be back but not actually working on the Street itself?
Not at all because they have built a prison set above Roy's Rolls so it does feel like I am on the street. We have filmed at a real prison in the past but it is much easier to have the purpose built set here on site. It also means I get to work on the new set, which is fantastic.

How has Coronation Street changed since you started in the late 80s?
When we first started it was a lot slower, there were far less people and we only did two episodes a week. The atmosphere was different, we worked hard and played hard. We had a Coronation Street Cricket team but there's not time for any of that now.

The pace is much quicker, more episodes, more cast. People tend to go home to learn their lines, but the whole industry is like that now. We can have four units working, so you can be here and not see people who are in working on the same day.

Can you remember your early days on the show joining as a family?
It was very funny because people had their own chairs and you had to be careful where you sat! I didn’t know anyone in the show, but I knew how enormous the show was.

It was a different animal in those days, people were huge stars, they had come through the 60s and 70s as the first big TV celebrities. We were very lucky to come in together, I was cast first and had an input in choosing Beverly (Liz) and then we both helped choose the boys.

You are starting from the right premise and you know it is going to work when it is done in that way. We were always very close and we came in on a year’s contract and right from the word go it was clear that they were writing for us.

People got used to the new kids on the block very quickly. They felt different and had some amazing storylines.

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