Coronation Street

Coronation Street

Episode 8399



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.”


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 & Crew

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