Corrie domestic violence, 'Enders Lorraine, E'dale lie, 'Oaks stalker
Published Apr 22 2012, 00:01 BST | By Daniel Kilkelly Coronation Street
launches its domestic violence storyline next month as Kirsty Soames viciously lashes out at her fiancé Tyrone Dobbs.
As first revealed in March, the ITV1 soap will be tackling the issue of domestic abuse against men as the hard-hitting plot plays out in the coming weeks.
Viewers have already seen Kirsty (Natalie Gumede
) isolating Tyrone (Alan Halsall) from some of his closest friends over the past few months. However, the storyline gathers pace when the couple attempt to team up against bad boy Terry Duckworth (Nigel Pivaro).
Kirsty is convinced that Terry must have used dodgy means to get his new lap-dancing club approved by the council, so she and Tyrone head to the Town Hall to investigate.
Flashing her police badge, Kirsty quickly manages to talk their way into the building. The pair then search through the planning and licensing office, where they uncover evidence indicating that Councillor Peake accepted a bribe from Terry.
While this damaging discovery is enough to leave Terry's plans in tatters, Kirsty's smug behaviour doesn't last for long as she is suspended for her illegal search of the Town Hall.
Convinced that this is the end of her police career, Kirsty is devastated and soon starts taking her frustrations out on Tyrone.
Keen to make things better for his partner, Tyrone later reveals that he's spoken to Carla, who's agreed to give Kirsty a packing job at the factory. However, a furious Kirsty immediately rejects the suggestion - insisting that the job would be beneath her.
When Tyrone suggests that Kirsty is overreacting, her anger finally boils over as she hits him hard with a kitchen utensil in a frightening rage. As Tyrone rushes out of the house, he's shocked and disturbed by Kirsty's actions…Coronation Street
airs these scenes on Thursday, May 3 at 8.30pm on ITV1.> Coronation Street to air domestic violence storyline> Coronation Street Natalie Gumede: 'Filming domestic violence was harrowing'> Coronation Street Natalie Gumede: 'Kirsty's parents will arrive'> Read more Coronation Street spoilers and news
Over on EastEnders
, Mandy Salter faces more troubles when her mother Lorraine returns to Albert Square.
Mandy (Nicola Stapleton) is shocked to see her mum back in Walford later this month, especially when it becomes clear that Lorraine (Victoria Alcock) is unwell and in pain.
Although Mandy initially plans to help Lorraine out by taking her to the hospital, she changes her mind when an unforgiving Ian (Adam Woodyatt) reacts badly to Lorraine's reappearance.
In the days that follow, however, Mandy can't stop thinking about her mum and decides to pay her a visit at the hospital in secret.
As the pair catch up, it looks as if the tensions between mother and daughter are finally starting to disappear.
However, Lorraine is soon back to her old tricks as she delivers another venomous outburst - telling Mandy that she has never loved her. Will Mandy cut ties with her mum?EastEnders
airs these scenes on Thursday, May 3 at 7.30pm on BBC One.> EastEnders' Victoria Alcock: 'Fans are wary of me'> EastEnders' Mandy Salter to leave Walford> Read more EastEnders spoilers and news
Coming up in Emmerdale
, Zak Dingle's unstable behaviour continues as he heads to the hospital for an important appointment.
Zak (Steve Halliwell) has been behaving strangely for some time, and viewers will soon see him latching onto the possibility that his cancer has returned - desperate to find any explanation for why he isn't feeling right.
Lisa (Jane Cox) is distraught at the possibility that Zak is unwell again, and immediately arranges for him to go for tests at the hospital. However, Zak warns his wife that he doesn't want her to be present when he picks up the results.
When Zak does head back to the hospital, Doctor Maude leaves him stunned by explaining that the test results are all fine and there's nothing for him to worry about.
Struggling to accept that there's nothing physically wrong with him, Zak continues to insist that he must be sick - and Doctor Maude is forced to call security when he becomes aggressive.
Zak is later advised that counselling could help him, but he's reluctant to acknowledge that his recent problems have been mental ones.
As Zak returns home, he makes a shocking decision by telling Lisa that the cancer has definitely returned and there's no treatment for him. As Lisa is left devastated, Zak tries to comprehend the scale of his lies…Emmerdale
airs these scenes on Thursday, May 3 at 7pm on ITV1.> Read more Emmerdale spoilers and news
glamour girl Mitzeee Minniver (Rachel Shenton) is left terrified and deeply paranoid as her stalker storyline continues.
Viewers recently saw sixth former Neil Cooper confess to being Mitzeee's admirer, but there's a twist in store as the model falls victim to all-out harassment in upcoming episodes.
Mitzeee's ordeal begins when she receives a strange package through the post, which contains a creepy and dishevelled doll which has been dressed as her.
Although she's concerned, Mitzeee tries to focus her attention on making her TV debut later in the week. However, when Mitzeee's big day arrives, the sinister behaviour of her stalker escalates - causing her to have a meltdown live on air as she takes her paranoia out on a superfan she meets in the studio.
It's clear that good-natured Neil isn't responsible for this unwanted attention, so Mitzeee is fearful as she worries about who the culprit could be. Is Mitzeee in danger?Hollyoaks
airs these scenes on Monday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 2 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.> Read more Hollyoaks spoilers and news
Over on Doctors
, Mrs Tembe is in for a shock as she comes face-to-face with Heston Carter's burglar.
Mrs Tembe (Lorna Laidlaw) is on hospital volunteer duty when she meets Curtis, who's in a lot of pain after being attacked by Heston when his robbery attempt went wrong.
Curtis (Ike Hamilton) wins Mrs Tembe's sympathy when he explains that he has nothing and nobody to help him, but she soon realises who she's talking to when Curtis confesses that the "nutter" who attacked him with a cricket bat was a doctor.
Mrs Tembe knows that Heston is in big trouble with the authorities over his actions, so she later makes an attempt to convince Curtis to retract his police statement.
However, Mrs Tembe isn't prepared for Curtis's nasty side as he becomes furious and aggressive towards her. As she's comforted by Cherry, Mrs Tembe is left to wonder whether she's made things worse.Doctors
airs these scenes on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 at 1.45pm on BBC One.> Read more Doctors spoilers and newsEmmerdale
was the winner of our storyline poll last week as 41.4%
of you chose Ashley's arrest as the best plot.Coronation Street
came second with 19.8%
for Terry's plans shocking the locals, while Hollyoaks
was third with 18.4%
for the latest Phoebe dramas.EastEnders
took fourth place with 17.9%
with Shirley and Phil's relationship troubles, while Doctors
was fifth with 2.5%
for Julia's scheming being exposed.
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