Skip to main content

Corrie boss Stuart Blackburn: 'Cathy's about to declare her feelings to Roy' (VIDEO)

Coronation Street (opens in new tab) producer Stuart Blackburn says Callum Logan's vendetta against the Platts is the central storyline for the live episode, but added the Roy and Cathy romance will also be a big player.

Stuart told What's on TV: ""We've got Roy and Cathy, which myself and the writer have argued so much about this, everyone at Corrie has. We all want Roy to be happy, but the question is when – Hayley is still so fresh in our memories.

"But Cathy, played by Melanie Hill, is the right person, so as we head towards the live we're going to get to the point that Cathy declares her feelings for Roy, which may or may not have the desired effect."

The biggest plot is Callum versus the Platts.

Stuart said: "We're going to be pushing Callum as hard as we can. Pushing him to further extremes, to the point he's got a vendetta against the whole family. It's not just about Max any more, it's about wanting vengenace, so that's going to escalate and the whole family is going to be at risk. Some of it's going to be quite heartbreaking for Max and as we move forward Jason, who obviously has a history with Sarah Lou and Bethany, is going to step in and try and protect them and that's not going to end well at all..."

Watch Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn talk about these storylines plus Steve and Lloyd's ill-fated bromance, above."]

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.