Coronation Street

Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Carla Barlow is always at her best when she’s under pressure. She’s one of those classic Corrie heroines for whom backbone has been built on a lifetime of misery and distress.

And situations don’t come much more distressing than the one she finds herself in this evening: yes, the police are taking her in for further questioning about a crime she didn’t commit, leaving Carla wondering whether the murder will be pinned on her. No wonder she ends up flipping out at the factory, getting plastered and slagging off the dearly departed in front of Tina’s mum, Ann. Something tells me she won’t be very welcome at the upcoming funeral.

About this programme

Hour-long episode. Sporting a shiner, a bitter Gary puts his failure at the job interview down to his black eye, but is shocked when Owen finally snaps and reveals that Anna slept with Phelan to keep him out of prison. Carla returns to the factory after further questioning from the police and throws a client out, before drunkenly ranting about Tina in front of Ann. Sally and Tim's friends gather in the Rovers to witness the proposal, while Jenna is disappointed when Lloyd says he wants to take Andrea on holiday. Elsewhere, Todd admits to Tony that he's only interested in Marcus's money.

Cast and crew


Gary Windass
Mikey North
Owen Armstrong
Ian Puleston-Davies
Carla Barlow
Alison King
Ann McIntyre
Lorraine Hodgson
Sally Webster
Sally Dynevor
Tim Metcalfe
Joe Duttine
Jenna Kamara
Krissi Bohn
Lloyd Mullaney
Craig Charles
Todd Grimshaw
Bruno Langley
Tony Stewart
Terence Maynard


Terry Dyddgen-Jones
Executive Producer
Kieran Roberts
Stuart Blackburn
Jan McVerry