It’s strange how the world of soaps can feature stories both tragic and amusing at the same time.
On the tragic side, we have the ongoing saga over Carla Connor (Alison King), who is becoming increasingly psychotic and paranoid following the recent events at Underworld. Carla becomes convinced that everyone is out to get her, she escapes from Roy’s flat, leading to cases of mistaken identity and possibly even more harm.
Meanwhile, as these miserable events unfold, the Platt family are on a jolly holiday. Things for them are made increasingly bizarre when Gail (Helen Worth) spots Lorraine Kelly (playing herself) and thus decides to say hello to her. This leads to a chase – on pedalos.
Coronation Street is on across the week on at ITV at the later time of 21.00, due to coverage of Britain’s Got Talent.