3. Do a week of live episodes
We enjoyed the 25th anniversary special, while Billy's Olympic torch run was heartwarming stuff. But this has never been done before: four consecutive live instalments. Just imagine the scenario - some shotgun-wielding enemies of Carl's take Kirsty and the regulars hostage in the Vic, but Alfie, Joey and Lauren all get injured in the crossfire when events spiral out of control. We could have stand-offs in the pub, siege negotiators out on the Square, plus lives hanging in the balance at the hospital after the villains start releasing their captives. All eyes would be on the show to see if it could pull it off, but a mixture of spectacle and sweaty-palmed tension would raise its profile enormously.