Ben's in big trouble with Phil!

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Phil continues with his plot to get the Arches back into Mitchell hands, causing a concerned Carol to beg Max to end his feud with Phil. When Max tells a furious Phil there's no way he's returning the Arches, Max also lets slip that Ben signed the business over. Livid, Phil storms home, dragging Ben out of the house and forcing him into the car...

Stan's stay at home is all too brief when he takes a turn for the worse and is rushed back to hospital. With Stan's life in the balance, Shirley and Mick are forced closer together. Meanwhile, Cora struggles with having to go through losing a partner to cancer for a second time.

Kat's mission to self-destruct reaches worrying levels following her discovery about Harry's money. Pushing the family away, Kat's only ally is Stacey, who tries to support her, despite Kat's attempts to resist.

Also, Cindy tells Ian and Jane it's her or Beth after Ian tries to put his foot down about the baby's future.


Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.