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Corrie producer offers character teasers

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We're into the second week of Producer Season 2009 and the second soap boss to take centre stage is Coronation Street's lovely leading lady Kim Crowther. Click your clicker this way to read the main part of the interview, or read on for a nice batch of cryptic teasers as to what we can expect from the residents of Weatherfield in the coming months.

§ The Platts will go through an explosive autumn when Tina decides that she's had enough of David.

§ We're looking forward to Jane Danson's return because we have a massive story for her comeback. We've just started storylining that. It's a really big, heartwarming and emotional story connecting her with the Barlows.

§ The Molly/Tyrone/Kevin/Sally storyline's going to be huge and ties in nicely with Sophie's story as well as Rosie's story with Luke.

§ What I'd say about the Tony story is that the way in which he's 'undone' isn't from any of the players you'd expect. It's a very surprising turn of events, which bring about Tony's downfall. I think everyone thinks it'll happen as soon as Carla returns, but it doesn't. I've just come out of long-term and there's a really exciting new direction for Tony's story over the autumn going into the winter.

§ Claire and Ashley take us in new directions, too. We'll start to see them back on screen more. Something happens to them which make them question how they go forward in their marriage. It puts a big question mark over their family and forces them to examine their lives.

§ We have a great new direction for Dev after Tara's exit. Further down the line, we build more family around Dev again and it might signal the return of some old faces…

§ Ken and Deirdre have been through so many affairs that they deal with Ken's recent extramarital activity with Martha in a mature way. Instead of Deirdre causing a fuss, she just asks Ken whether he's staying or not. So there's an 'ickyness' about their relationship. They march on and we do revisit the awkwardness in their marriage, but they stick together. They become much more involved in Peter's story over the next 12 months with Leanne and Simon. It becomes a big family story. It also involves seeing some of Simon's mum Lucy's family.

§ We've got quite a big storyline that we're filming at the moment, which sees David trying to get revenge on Gary in an attempt to get him out of Tina's grasp. It all goes horribly wrong and so Gary has to pay the price for getting into bed with David and going along with one of his mad plans. There's quite a big fallout from that which makes the Windass clan regroup and appreciate what they actually have.

§ David finds out that he's had his eye off the ball and he's been worrying about the wrong admirer for Tina. It's actually Jason who'd had his eye on Tina and that rumbles on. We revisit the Platt/Grimshaw war again, too!

§ We'll keep Julie involved in Eileen's story. She's just found out that she's her half sister and she wants to be part of the family, so she's not going to let Eileen forget it!

§ In all, we'll be bringing Corrie down to great, domestic drama again.

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