Coronation Street

Coronation Street

Episode 8145



It seems that soap operas are keeping the pharmaceuticals industry in profit: first there was EastEnders’ Sharon scrabbling on the floor for painkillers, then Rhona raided stocks of valium at the vets’ in Emmerdale, now Corrie’s Eileen is taking sleeping tablets to cope
with anxiety. Where will all this pill-popping end? With Norris taking methamphetamine to cope with those early starts at the Kabin? The mind boggles.

In non-drugs-news, Tina vows to keep baby Jake/Joe (delete where applicable), while Killer Karl frets as Detective Dev’s arson theories gather pace. Forget The Fall — the best cat-and-mouse crime drama is down Weatherfield way.


Paul saves a child's life at work, but lies about his heroics for Eileen's sake, only to discover she is taking sleeping pills to deal with her fears. Karl urges Dev to give up his fight to prove Sunita's innocence as people are already questioning his mental health, while Marcus and Maria have a heart-to-heart about their relationship. Tracy sets out to prove herself to Carla and Peter as she starts her new job.

Cast & Crew

Paul Kershaw Tony Hirst
Eileen Grimshaw Sue Cleaver
Karl Munro John Michie
Dev Alahan Jimmi Harkishin
Marcus Dent Charlie Condou
Maria Connor Samia Ghadie
Tracy Barlow Kate Ford
Carla Connor Alison King
Peter Barlow Chris Gascoyne
Director David Kester
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Stuart Blackburn
Writer Jayne Hollinson
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