Coronation Street (1960– )

Episode #1.4909 

Linda makes a shocking discovery about Dean, the injured gunman. Fred and Ashley lay down their lives for each other. Witnessing Emma's dangerous job first-hand proves difficult for Curly.


John Anderson


Joe Turner, Tony Warren (based on an idea by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Briggs ... Mike Baldwin
John Savident ... Fred Elliott
Steven Arnold Steven Arnold ... Ashley Peacock
William Roache ... Ken Barlow
Kevin Kennedy Kevin Kennedy ... Curly Watts
Amanda Barrie ... Alma Halliwell
Angela Lonsdale Angela Lonsdale ... Emma Taylor
Tammy Wakefield Tammy Wakefield ... Paramedic
Ciaran Griffiths ... Dean Sykes
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ... Frank O'Connor
Michelle Totton Michelle Totton ... Wendy Jones
David Derbyshire David Derbyshire ... Lenny Larkin (as David Darbyshire)
Dorian MacDonald Dorian MacDonald ... Paul Reece
Jacqueline Pirie Jacqueline Pirie ... Linda Baldwin
Sue Nicholls ... Audrey Roberts


Lenny Larkin grabs the gun as paramedics look after Dean Sykes. Deirdre and Linda join Maxine and Audrey outside Freshco's. Curly, Ken, Mike and Alma run free but Lenny grabs Ashley and holds him at gunpoint in Curly's office. Fred sneaks into the office, refusing to leave Ashley alone. He urges Lenny to keep him as a hostage and let Ashley go. Maxine becomes hysterical when everyone but Ashley is released. When Lenny threatens to shoot Fred, Ashley jumps him. Fred grabs the gun and the police rescue them. Ashley and Maxine have an emotional reunion. Linda is stunned to see wounded Dean being carried out of the store. Mike is horrified when she reveals that he's her brother. They go to the hospital with him. Emma is congratulated for shooting Dean but she feels sickened by the incident. Alma agrees to go out for a meal with Frank O'Connor. Linda is horrified when Dean goes into cardiac arrest in the ambulance. Mike comforts her as she breaks down, realising Dean is dead. Curly thanks ... Written by GusF

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Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

12 October 2000 (UK) See more »

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England, UK

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Granada Television See more »
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Fred: [Over PA system] This Fred Elliot Speaking; You can come up now, it's safe. I've got the gun and the baddie's on the floor.
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Coronation Street Theme
Written by Eric Spear
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