Coronation Street

Episode 8399

Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Spoiler Alert! If you don’t want to find out what happens ahead of time, 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, 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

The consultant tells Rita that Tina's operation went well, but she remains in a critical condition. Michelle persuades Rob to go to the hospital to get the lowdown as Carla isn't allowed, and the police are intrigued when Steve reveals he'd known for a while about Peter and Tina's fling. Nick demands Leanne's key to the Bistro after informing her that he intends to start divorce proceedings, and Rob tells Tony he doesn't want anything more to do with his stolen goods.

Cast and crew


Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Rita Tanner
Barbara Knox
Tina McIntyre
Michelle Keegan
Michelle Connor
Kym Marsh
Rob Donovan
Marc Baylis
Steve McDonald
Simon Gregson
Leanne Tilsley
Jane Danson
Nick Tilsley
Ben Price
Tony Stewart
Terence Maynard


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