Coronation Street

Episode 8400

Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Spoiler Alert! If you don’t want to find out what happens tonight, don’t read on. Show producer Stuart Blackburn admits to RT that killing Tina is “a massive gamble”, and he’s not wrong. Soap operas are replete with dead characters that show bosses must have loved to resurrect (think Tiffany Mitchell, Cindy Beale etc) and they certainly don’t come much bigger or more popular than Tina McIntyre.

Actress Michelle Keegan confesses that it felt like the right time to leave (see page 30), but you can’t help but feel that Blackburn’s legacy will be as the man who killed off both Hayley and Tina. “When you put it like that, I’m starting to feel really guilty,” he laughs. “But we have got some new characters coming in. It’s all about evolving and moving on.”

About this programme

Carla blames Peter for Tina's fate and, handing him a bottle of vodka, suggests he drink himself to death. As he goes off into the night a broken man, will he take her advice? A guilty Steve tells Liz he already knew about the barmaid's relationship, while Tim realises how much effort Sally put into the meal and agrees to try harder to make things work.

Cast and crew


Carla Barlow
Alison King
Peter Barlow
Chris Gascoyne
Tina McIntyre
Michelle Keegan
Steve McDonald
Simon Gregson
Liz McDonald
Beverley Callard
Tim Metcalfe
Joe Duttine
Sally Webster
Sally Dynevor


Tony Prescott
Abe Juckes
Executive Producer
Kieran Roberts
Stuart Blackburn
Joe Turner