Coronation Street

Episode 8287

Coronation Street
Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Romances on film and TV usually end with a kiss or a wedding, but soap operas know full well that “I do” is only the start of the saga. Roy and Hayley’s courtship and marriage has been 15 years in the telling, but over the last few months we’ve had to adjust to the fact that time is running out.

Tonight, Hayley steels herself for her scan results, but the news is devastating. “This has always been first and foremost a love story,” actress Julie Hesmondhalgh tells RT. “Everything else – the cancer, the right-to-die – is secondary to that. It’s a love story between two people and what we’re seeing now is the end of it.”

About this programme

Hayley waits nervously for the results of her scan, but tries her best to remain upbeat and suggests to a reluctant Roy that they book a spring holiday. Leanne informs Norris that her black eye was the result of walking into a door, but Nick steps in and confesses his part in the true version of events. Homeless Maddie owns up to the theft of Sally's handbag, and Andrea tells Steve she fancies Lloyd.

Cast and crew


Hayley Cropper
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Roy Cropper
David Neilson
Leanne Tilsley
Jane Danson
Norris Cole
Malcolm Hebden
Nick Tilsley
Ben Price
Maddie Heath
Amy Kelly
Sally Webster
Sally Dynevor
Andrea Beckett
Hayley Tamaddon
Steve McDonald
Simon Gregson
Lloyd Mullaney
Craig Charles


John Anderson
Executive Producer
Kieran Roberts
Stuart Blackburn
Ellen Taylor

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