Coronation Street

Episode 8306

Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

How Roy Cropper (David Neilson) reacts to wife Hayley’s death will no doubt prove to be just as moving as her actual demise in the previous episode. You get the impression that the closed-off café-owner won’t go down the snot-and-tears route, but will instead remain inscrutable before eventually taking everyone by surprise by exploding with rage.

It will also be interesting to see how the character copes with having to strike out on his own now that he’s no longer half of one of Corrie’s best-loved double acts. With only Hayley’s red anorak for company, it’s going to seem very lonely indeed in that flat above Roy’s Rolls.

About this programme

Roy is numb as he squeezes his wife's lifeless hand, and Carla puts two and two together when Anna removes the empty glass by Hayley's bed - leaving them both on edge when the doctor calls round - while the Street's residents are devastated by news of her death. Nick goes to great lengths to spoil Leanne, Maddie tells Sophie she'll return Sally's watch in exchange for £50, and Gloria causes ructions between Rita and Dennis.

Cast and crew


Roy Cropper
David Neilson
Hayley Cropper
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Carla Barlow
Alison King
Anna Windass
Debbie Rush
Nick Tilsley
Ben Price
Leanne Tilsley
Jane Danson
Maddie Heath
Amy Kelly
Sophie Webster
Brooke Vincent
Gloria Price
Sue Johnston
Dennis Tanner
Philip Lowrie
Rita Tanner
Barbara Knox


Kay Patrick
Executive Producer
Kieran Roberts
Stuart Blackburn
Susan Oudot