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Coronation Street police shock for Toyah and 9 more big soap moments airing this week

Toyah takes matters into her own hands.

Soap spoilers follow.

Struggling to keep track of the constant stream of soap spoilers? Fear not, as every Monday picks out the biggest and best storylines hitting your screens in the week ahead.

  1. Coronation Street: Toyah is held by the police
    (Wednesday at 8pm on ITV)

As the day of Imran’s funeral arrives, suspicions are mounting over Toyah’s involvement in his death. During the service, Toyah delivers a heartfelt eulogy, saying she wishes Imran had survived the crash instead of her, while a sceptical Adam and Alya look on.

After the funeral, Peter warns that Adam has made an allegation against Toyah, and that the police have questioned him about her past desperation for a baby and the Susie saga.

Toyah decides to take matters into her own hands and returns to the police station to tell DS Swain they need to talk. Leanne vows to stand by her sister, however, the distraught widow insists she didn’t intend to kill Imran or herself and won’t lie to that effect.

While Toyah remains held by the police, back on the cobbles, Abi learns she’ll have to reapply for custody of Alfie, and tells Kevin it’s likely he’ll remain under the supervision of a foster carer.

As Debbie urges Kevin to think carefully before taking on Abi’s son, Jack overhears their conversation and learns he was the product of an affair between his dad and Tyrone’s late wife, Molly.

Although deeply shocked, the lad wishes Kevin and Abi well as they head off for Alfie’s custody hearing.

After a tense hearing, the judge rules Abi will be placed with her son in a mother and baby facility, and is introduced by their foster carer, Wendy Papadapoulos. But when Abi mentions she’s from Coronation Street, it’s clear it’s a place Wendy is very familiar with.

  1. Emmerdale: Nicola is attacked
    (Tuesday at 7.30pm on ITV)

In a bid to restore the peace between quarrelling Nicola and Bernice, Laurel suggests the three of them go to a bar in town. However, the evening takes an ugly turn when Nicola leaves early and is accosted by a group of teenage girls on the way back to her car.

The rowdy gang turn on Nicola, and after subjecting her to a violent mugging, they leave her lying in a bloodied heap.

As Nicola is rushed to hospital, Jimmy, Laurel, Bernice and Rodney all anxiously wait for news on her condition. When she does regain consciousness, Jimmy asks his wife what happened, but too embarrassed to admit she was beaten up by a group of minors, Nicola makes out she can’t remember anything.

Sadly, Nicola’s ordeal is far from over when video footage of her brutal assault goes viral and Gabby shows it to Jimmy. Confiding in Harriet, tearful Nicola explains she’s terrified her attackers know her address after stealing her driving licence and will come to her house and harm her children.

  1. EastEnders: Scarlett uncovers Janine’s crimes
    (Tuesday at 7.30pm on BBC One)

As Linda remains in a coma in hospital, Janine is hoping no-one will work out she framed her for drink driving. But her wicked lies are unravelling when Scarlett points out the cut she sustained on her head to Sonia.

The scheming madam comes up with a cover story to throw Son off the scent, but after returning from visiting Mick, Janine realises her daughter is onto her.

It’s not long before the youngster is able to put the pieces together and she confronts Janine, wanting to know why she made it look as if Linda caused the crash.

Knowing if the truth got out it would destroy her relationship with Mick, worried Janine pleads with Scarlett not to breathe a word. However, unlike her immoral mum, Scarlett has a conscience and heads over to The Vic, determined to let Mick know the truth.

  1. Hollyoaks: John Paul causes misery for the McQueens
    (Wednesday at 7pm on E4 and Thursday at 6.30pm on Channel 4)

Concerned about John Paul’s spiralling drink addiction, the McQueens make the painful decision to keep him away from son Matthew-Jesus. But as Sally reaches out to JP and helps try to bring him back home, he lashes out, resulting in terrible consequences.

Later, Mercedes tries to find a place in a rehab centre for her brother, but is met with rejection after rejection. Sally is forced to step in once again, but makes a chilling discovery which sees John Paul rushed to hospital.

The troubled teacher is furious over Sally’s interference, and makes a decision that threatens to destroy the family.

The clan’s misery looks set to continue when evil Wendy makes a return to the village and decides to use John Paul’s accident to her advantage. But when Sally overhears her making a secret phone call to Silas, Bobby’s evil auntie fears her sinister plan is at risk.

  1. Neighbours: Hendrix meets a tragic end
    (Monday at 1.45pm and 6pm on Channel 5)

After enduring a night of worry, Hendrix’s family are overjoyed when he comes through his life-saving surgery. However, events take a sudden tragic turn when Hendrix’s body begins to reject the lung transplant.

With only hours left to live, he fights through the agonising pain to cherish his final moments with his loved ones.

Hendrix’s tragic death plunges the residents of Ramsay Street into mourning, and while Harlow tries her best to support grieving widow Mackenzie, devastated Chloe is comforted by Kiri.

There are smiles amongst the sadness when Zara reveals Hendrix pre-recorded a video for his family, and they get a chance to hear his voice again.

Determined to honour her late husband, Mackenzie plans two memorials – one in Erinsborough, the other in Sydney, but is left with dilemma when she learns the events are scheduled to take place on the same day.

  1. Emmerdale: Faith drops a bombshell
    (Thursday at 7.30pm on ITV)

Cain unexpectedly returns from Scotland this week and isn’t best pleased to find Faith living at Butler’s. Faith remains dignified when Cain mistakes the side effects of her chemo for a hangover, but knows she can’t hide the truth from her estranged son much longer.

Concerned time is running out, Faith asks Chas to make plans for her birthday party at the Woolie, hoping it’ll give her a chance to make peace with Cain. Moira reveals she has got a cunning plan to make sure Cain shows up to the celebration, but Faith has her doubts.

Sure enough, the short-fused mechanic is livid when he arrives at the pub and realises he has been tricked.

Unable to let go of past grievances, Cain coldly declares his wish for his mum’s birthday is that she’ll drop dead. In response, Faith stuns all the guests by announcing her cancer has returned and is incurable.

  1. Coronation Street: Brian pops the question
    (Wednesday at 8pm on ITV)

As excited Brian bangs on about his plans for a new life in Cornwall with Cathy, Evelyn can tell his other half doesn’t share his enthusiasm. She suggests Brian he takes a more romantic approach – which he does, by stunning Cathy with a marriage proposal.

Despite her doubts, Cathy says yes, leaving Brian feeling like the luckiest man in Weatherfield. However, when the newsagent announces he has put an offer on a house in Cornwall, Cathy realises she’s got a huge decision to make about her future. Is Brian about to have his heart broken?

  1. EastEnders: Ben plans drastic action
    (Wednesday 7.30pm on BBC One)

Feeling suffocated by Kathy’s fussing, Ben is starting to have second thoughts about reporting Lewis to the police. In despair, he confides in Jay about his rape, but when his mate inadvertently puts doubts in his mind, Ben is convinced the police won’t believe him.

Devastated that her son changed his mind about involving the police, Kathy takes action by firing Lewis from The Albert.

Elsewhere, having sent him a message, Ben lies in wait for Lewis at The Arches armed with a crowbar. When his attacker fails to show, Ben orders Kathy to tell him where Lewis lives. The red mist descends when Ben believes his mum is protecting Lewis.

Meanwhile, Lewis is furious at getting the sack and retaliates by telling Peter that Ben was the one who attacked him. The next day, Kathy is left facing an impossible situation when her drunk grandson confronts her, and demands she proves her loyalty to him by reporting Ben to the cops.

  1. Hollyoaks: Vicky takes revenge on Charlie
    (Wednesday at 7pm on E4 and Thursday at 6.30pm on Channel 4)

The fallout from Charlie’s online ‘fit list’ continues in Hollyoaks High, as Leah and Ella reel from his mean behaviour. Vicky isn’t happy with the lad’s actions either and makes her feelings known, but her passionate opinions cause even more drama.

Refusing to be silenced, Vicky takes revenge on Charlie and ends up in trouble, but Zara leaps to the teen’s defence.

Later at the school, Vicky’s friends stage a protest in support of her, but Olivia isn’t impressed. It soon becomes clear the protestor’s only hope will be Charlie confessing his involvement in the ‘fit list’, but will he admit his wrongdoing?

  1. Home and Away: Ryder leaves the Bay
    (Wednesday at 1.15pm on Channel 5)

Knowing he can’t keep quiet any longer, Ryder tells his friends he has accepted a job working on a cruise ship, and will be leaving the next day. Although stunned by the news, Roo finds cause for celebration and holds an impromptu leaving do for Ryder.

Not everyone is in the party mood as grumpy Alf moans about the lack of notice Ryder gave them.

Elsewhere, tensions are brewing when Nikau takes a sneaky peek at Chloe’s diary and discovers she tried to manipulate him and Bella. Unable to let it go, he confronts Chloe at Ryder’s farewell party, asking her if she’s in love with Bella in front of all the guests.

Later, Alf is touched when Ryder admits how much he’ll miss him, and the pair share a sweet hug goodbye. Roo is also overwhelmed as she drives Ryder to the port, and notices Bella running down the street, waving.

Having caught up with the car, Bella thanks Ryder for being the best friend she’s ever had, before he departs on his exciting new adventure far away from Summer Bay.