Its maker says Coronation Street will end the year with a humorous Christmas that will “warm up your cockles”.
According to Iain MacLeod, lovers of the popular ITV series will probably laugh and possibly shed a few tears.
“There’s loads of comedy in it, loads of family fun, loads of warmth,” he said.
“I cried twice while watching it, and I wasn’t allowed to cry, but it was really touching and lovely – not moving sadly, just moving warmly.
“I really think the fans will love it.”
Fiz Stape played by Jennie McAlpine and Tyrone Dobbs played by Alan Halsall will take on one of the main carnival storylines.
Mechanic Tyrone is set to question his longtime partner on the eve of Christmas, ending a turbulent year for the couple who have seen Fiz walk down the aisle with someone else.
“The Fiz and Tyrone bands are probably the focal point,” says MacLeod.
“It was really fun. Silly enough, a lot of the writing is really brilliant, the performances in there are obviously exemplary, as they are often featured throughout the show, but, you know, Alan and Jennie are absolutely amazing and the The kids are great too.
“It just feels totally Christmassy, totally Corrie, a really warm, fun end of the year kind of thing for us.”
He added that the series is in a “wheel house” with festive episodes, after going through “a bit of Die Hard” with its action-packed plot in previous years.
“It was fun, warm and family oriented. Corrie has historically always done that,” he said.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/comedy-christmas-to-warm-your-cockles-planned-on-coronation-street-42195153.html Christmas comedy to ‘warm up cockles’ is planned on Coronation Street