Coronation Street: Monday 7.30: It's Jamie's (Rupert Hill) 25th birthday and Frankie (Debra Stephenson) wants to make it a day to remember. Danny (Bradley Walsh) is more interested in making sure his eldest doesn't skive of work but promises Frankie he'll get him home in time for his birthday tea. Danny is intrigued to know if Jamie has heard from Carol (Lynne Pearson) but Jamie doesn't see why this birthday should be any different than all the others. Carol it seems has other ideas, and the Baldwins are stunned when she arrives just in time for tea!Eileen (Sue Cleaver) finds thirty pounds in Sean's (Antony Cotton) pocket and he tells her that he owed it to Angela and doesn't know what to do about the debt. Eileen suggests he take it and give it to Keith (Ian Redford) but the pensioner is not to keen to simply take the cash off Sean.In a bid to make him feel better, Sean offers to buy a stuffed cat off him - and immediately hits upon a way to amuse himself at Violet (Jenny Platt) and Eileen's expense!Rita (Barbara Knox) and Emily (Eileen Derbyshire) are amused when they take a peek at Norris's (Malcolm Hebdon) attempts at a novel and start to wonder if he has based some of the details on his own life.Meanwhile, Fred (John Savident) is furious when a he spots an insulting poster about himself in the window of a rival butcher's shop, and Ken (William Roache) discovers that peace and quiet is more elusive than he had thoughtCoronation Street(part 2) The Baldwins have a cuckoo in the nest Monday 8.30
Having got over the shock of Carol's (Lynne Pearson) surprise appearance at the birthday party, Frankie (Debra Stephenson) insists that Danny (Bradley Walsh) let her stay and enjoy the occasion with the rest of the family. It soon becomes clear that this was a big mistake and as the alcohol flows, the accusations start to fly, leaving Frankie in no doubt who Carol blames for the break-up of her marriage. Danny insists on throwing Carol out but Jamie (Rupert Hill) can't bear to see his mum in this state and he and Frankie offer to take her home to Birmingham. Meanwhile, Leanne (Jane Danson) and Danny were never the type to waste an opportunity and while the cats are away the mice plan to play!
Ashley (Steven Arnold) tries to make Fred (John Savident) see the funny side of Maddocks the butcher's poster campaign, but Fred is having none of it and vows to fight his rival all the way - even it means going to court.
Jason (Ryan Thomas) doesn't know what to think when Sean (Antony Cotton) presents him with a ropey looking pet cat as a token of his esteem. He's even less impressed when he discovers it's actually dead!