Coronation Street killer Tony Gordon is set for an explosive return to the cobbles. According to the Mirror, Tony (Gray O'Brien), who is awaiting trial for the murder of Liam Connor and attempted murder of Roy Cropper, busts out of jail after bribing cellmate Robbie Sloan, played by The Vicar Of Dibley star James Fleet. Viewers will see Tony feign another heart attack and be rushed to hospital for treatment, but Robbie is lying in wait for the ambulance, and threatens the guards at gun point before securing Tony's escape. Once he's back in Coronation Street, Tony's ex Carla Connor (Alison King) and kindly Roy (David Neilson) are left fearing for their lives. A source told the newspaper: "Without doubt this will make brilliant, enthralling TV with evil Tony back to his old self." Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk’s weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop (opens in new tab)
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.
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