The beginning of a new week once again brings with it plenty of drama in soap land, as Shona Ramsey’s (Julia Goulding) return to the cobbles in Coronation Street results in both she and David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) bonding, and things escalate rather quickly.
EastEnders might have gone off the air, but there will be plenty of ways for Walford fans to get their fix — from new spin off series Secrets From The Square, to the iconic two hander between Den and Angie Watts (Leslie Grantham and Anita Dobson) re-airing in a primetime slot.
There is conflict aplenty for Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) and Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt), as Emmerdale finishes out its lockdown episodes in style, while Sid Sumner (Billy Price) and Juliet Nightingale (Niamh Blackshaw) face drug danger in Hollyoaks.
Carla spots the headline of the gazette — which reveals that there has been an assault on Brightwell Estate, and she begins to wonder if Chelsey and Jordan were the victims. She accuses Peter of carrying out the beating — showing him the gazette — but he’s offended by her accusations and denies what she’s claiming.
Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright join Stacey Dooley in the first edition of Secrets From The Square, which takes viewers back in time to relive iconic Mick and Linda moments.The legendary actors will reveal little known behind-the scenes secrets.
Lockdown has inevitably resulted in the Woolpack having to close, and Chas begins to struggle as a result. With the pub shut, she feels cut off from every aspect of her life, and — in spite of her desire to make the most out of the lockdown period — she’s finding it hard to cope.
Juliet and Sid panic at school when they overhear PC Kiss discussing the sniffer dog. They go to get the drugs out of her locker, but Sienna and John Paul intercept them. What will happen next?
Daniel heads off to a hotel to meet with Nicky. He wastes little time in telling Nicky that this was a mistake and that he shouldn’t have called her, but he proceeds to open up about Sinead — revealing how much he loved her, and how lonely his life has become.
The first classic EastEnders episode shown will be the superb two-hander between Angie and Den Watts — the first of its kind. Originally broadcast back in October 1986, the incredible instalment — the soap’s 174th — saw Angie go to extreme lengths in an effort to convince Den to stay with her.
Marlon isn’t best pleased when he learns that Al is spending lockdown with him, after Ellis invited him to stay. Given the two are enemies, it’s safe to assume that animosity will be on the cards.
Damon’s stressed out about throwing Liberty’s gender reveal party, while Maxine dumps Minnie — not to mention a lot more chores — on him.
Shona invites David upstairs and he’s thrilled, but when she suggests they have sex, he’s shocked.
In addition to a weekly iconic episode, EastEnders is going back to 2008 on iPlayer, with four episodes from the year in question being added to the streaming service each week. These instalments will also air weekly on BBC Four in the early hours of the morning.
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm on ITV. EastEnders: Secrets From the Square commences on Monday 22 June at 8pm on BBC One, while Iconic episodes air Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Emmerdale airs Monday Wednesday and Friday at 7pm on ITV. Hollyoaks airs Monday and Tuesday on E4 at 7pm, with Hollyoaks Favourites airing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.Follow us: