Sally Metcalfe could be set for a Christmas miracle as her husband Tim is on the case this winter to try and expose con man Duncans lies and get her freed from prison in time for the Queens speech in Coronation Street.
Viewers were horrified to see Sally locked up as Duncan continues to claim that they were having an affair and she was coercing him into defrauding the council. Sally protests her innocence and has lawyer pal Paula Martin on the case but Duncan is wily.
As Sallys trial approaches towards the end of the year, Tim knows that he needs to get to the truth – and time is limited. Actors Joe Duttine and Nicholas Gleaves, who play Tim and Duncan respectively, have been filming a fierce showdown.
Tim headed to Duncans house to have it out with him – but does he have new evidence? Duncan wants rid of Tim but he isnt going anywhere and a tussle breaks out on the doorstep before Tim lets himself in along with Gina Seddon, Sallys sister.
Whether or not Tim manages to expose the truth about Duncan remains to be seen but viewers are hopeful for a reunion for Sally and her family in time for the Christmas festivities.
Speaking about the Christmas storylines this year, Iain MacLeod, the shows producer, enthused: Well, the seeds of the stories for Christmas are planted in the big episodes in October, without giving too much away. I wanted it to be a Christmassy Christmas, obviously theres a history in soap of trying to go and do the Angie and Den Christmas where its all acrimony and divorce papers and vitriol.
Thats not really my preference, when you sit down as you try and digest your stuffing balls and sprouts, you need it to be warm and light-hearted in places and you need it to reek of Christmas.
So, itll be a Christmassy Christmas, itll have some big, heartbreaking stories within that, itll have a big shock at the end and hopefully itll be a surprising pay off to those stories that youve just seen the inception of here.