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Coronation Street: Who dies in Geoff and Yasmeen's rooftop horror?

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FROM ITV ROOFTOP DRAMA FOR SOAP’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY Strict embargo 0001 Weds December 9th 2020 The rooftops of Weatherfield have been a symbol of the world’s longest running soap opera for 60 years, so it seems fitting that Coronation Street’s anniversary episode will see high drama above the cobbles. Millions of Coronation Street fans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday as Yasmeen Metcalfe was found not guilty of the attempted murder of her abusive husband. But, as these newly released photographs show, the nightmare is far from over for Yasmeen and granddaughter Alya Nazir. This is the terrifying moment in tonight’s (Weds 9th) 60th anniversary episode when Yasmeen finds herself stranded on the roof of her house chased by evil Geoff Metcalfe. Geoff gives Yasmeen the keys to number 6 to collect her belongings, but, after brutally attacking Alya in the bistro he heads over to the house. Yasmeen is shocked and terrified to find her tormentor has locked the doors and as he sets fire to the living room she runs upstairs and climbs out onto the roof. There is no escape for poor Yasmeen with Geoff in pursuit and her cries for help are drowned out by the protestors out on the street. As Geoff gets closer Alya appears on the roof, is she in time to rescue her gran? With the police investigating Yasmeen’s claims of being coercively controlled, has Geoff given them the evidence they need to arrest him? Is Geoff’s reign of terror over his wife finally at an end? Notes for editors In order to film these close contact scenes the actors, stunt doubles and stunt coordinators self isolated and were covid tested regularly throughout the two week shoot. A duplicate low rooftop was built on site and green screen technology used to recreate the background. (See behind the scenes photos) Although stunt doubles were used for some shots the majority of the scenes called for the actors to wear a safety harness as they climbed the makeshift rooftop. Press contact: alison.sinclair@itv.com Pictures: david.crook@itv.com This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms

Geoff's reign of terror is far from over...

Coronation Street marks a very special birthday today as it celebrates 60 glorious years of being on our TV screens.

And to remind us why the soap has been loved by the nation for so long tonight will see a huge, hour-long episode aired to mark the occasion.

It’s judgement day for Yasmeen Nazir!

Yasmeen might be free from jail, but she can't escape Geoff (Picture: ITV)

Viewers cheered on Monday night as Yasmeen Metcalfe (Shelley King) was cleared of attempted murder as her court case came to a close.

Geoff's terror continues 

But despite being allowed to go home at last, Yasmeen is about to find out tonight that Geoff's (Ian Bartholomew) abuse is far from over.

Yasmeen took the hugely brave step to report her husband to the police for his coercive behaviour on Monday night, however she will find her life in danger once again.

Will Geoff kill Alya?

Geoff brutally attacks Alya in tonight's hour-long special (Picture: ITV)

Tonight's Coronation Street will see Geoff give Yasmeen the keys to number 6 so that she can go and collect her belongings.

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But as always with Geoff, he has got a sinister plan.

After brutally attacking Yasmeen's granddaughter, Alya, making sure she is out of the picture, Geoff then heads home to kick off the next stage of his evil plan.

Yasmeen and Geoff Coronation Street

Tonight's drama plays out on the famous rooftops of Weatherfield (Picture: ITV)

He then covers number 6 in lighter fluid and sets fire to the house while he and Yasmeen are inside.

Desperate to escape the blaze, Yasmeen will climb up onto the roof of the house, but she soon finds herself stranded as Geoff catches up with her.

Yasmeen's cry for help

Realising there is no way of escaping Geoff, Yasmeen calls out for help, but her desperate cries are drowned out by the protesters in the street, who are fighting against Ray's development plan.

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Geoff's reign of terror is far from over (Picture: ITV)

As Geoff edges closer to Yasmeen, Alya finally appears, but will she be in time to rescue her gran?

The trio are set for a heart-stopping rooftop showdown, but who will make it down alive?

Yasmeen and Geoff

A special roof was built to film tonight's dramatic scenes (Picture: ITV)

A lot of thought has gone into filming this climax in Geoff's abuse storyline, with the actors, stunt doubles and stunt coordinators having to self isolate so they could break social distancing rules while filming.

They were all also covid tested regularly during the two week shoot.

Yasmeen and Geoff

Who will make it out alive in tonight's rooftop drama? (Picture: ITV)

There was even a duplicate low roof made for the scenes to be filmed on, and then green screen technology was used to recreate the background.

Discover Geoff, Yasmeen and Alya's fate in tonight's Coronation Street, 7.30pm on ITV.