Soapland can be a very grim place at times and that is certainly true in upcoming episodes as David Platt faces a horrifying rape ordeal in Coronation Street while Joe Tate discovers the shocking truth about the acid attack on Ross Barton in Emmerdale.
Meanwhile, news of a tragic death reaches EastEnders and Sienna Blake takes the unsavoury decision to lie about her cancer returning in Hollyoaks. Aside from these big storylines, there is more angst to be had as a soap character fights for their life, a dramatic secret from the past is exposed and one devastated favourite learns that her other half has cheated on her.
Here, we highlight the unmissable moments from the week ahead:
Keegan discovers a shocking secret in EastEnders
The arrival of Keegan’s dad Mitch throws the cat among the pigeons for the Taylor family and when Keegan listens in to a conversation between Mitch and Karen, he discovers a secret about Keanu’s dad that leaves him shocked. But will he share it with his brother?
One to watch: Thursday 15th March at 7:30pm on BBC One.
Joe confronts Debbie over the acid attack in Emmerdale
After tracking down and confronting Simon, Joe learns that Debbie arranged the acid attack that has left Ross scarred and he fears what she might do next. Deciding to have it out with her, Joe pays her a visit and Debbie is horrified to realise that he knows what she did.
One to watch: Thursday 15th March at 7pm on ITV.
David is raped by Josh in Coronation Street
After a row with Shona, David heads out into town with his new mate Josh and as they get drinking, they appear to be getting on well. But things take a dark turn when Josh spikes David’s drink and then sexually assaults him back at his flat.
One to watch: Friday 16th March at 8:30pm on ITV.
Sienna lies about her cancer in Hollyoaks
As Sienna ends up in hospital after a dramatic turn of events, she fears that her cancer may have returned. Her scan reveals nothing untoward but she lets Joel believe that she is ill again – but when he confronts Misbah about speeding up her operation, will she be caught out?
One to watch: Tuesday 13th March at 7pm on E4.
Fiz discovers that Tyrone cheated in Coronation Street
Fiz is confused to find a condom wrapper among the bedsheets and Tyrone is then forced to come clean about what he and Gemma did. Fiz is left devastated and as Tyrone begs for forgiveness, Fiz wonders if there is any future for them.
One to watch: Monday 12th March at 8:30pm on ITV.
Stacey hears that Kat has died in EastEnders
Stacey is confused to find that she has several missed calls from Mo and when she arrives home, she finds her relative in her kitchen. Stacey isn’t expecting what she hears as Mo tells her that Kat is dead – but not everything is as it seems…
One to watch: Friday 16th March at 8pm on BBC One.
Lisa collapses after her drink is spiked in Emmerdale
Planning to play a joke on Daz, Gabby and Liv spike a drink with ketamine but when Lisa drinks it, she passes out and is rushed to hospital. Things then take a turn for the worse when she suffers a cardiac arrest and may not pull through.
One to watch: Tuesday 13th March at 7pm on ITV.
Mick fears revenge from Aidan in EastEnders
Despite their allies driving Aidan out of the Square, Mick still fears his payback and is a bag of nerves as he tries to return to normality. And when a package is delivered with his name and address on it, he wonders if it’s a message from Aidan…
One to watch: Monday 12th March at 8pm on BBC One.
Jack and Darcy announce their relationship in Hollyoaks
Jack and Darcy reveal to the family that they are in a relationship and it’s fair to say that it doesn’t go down too well. After some encouragement from Tom, Darren has it out with his dad but can he persuade him to ditch Darcy?
One to watch: Thursday 15th March at 7pm on E4.
Adam helps Billy after Amy and Summer search for him in Coronation Street
While Amy and Summer go in search of Billy and end up in danger from someone who tries to mug them, the vicar hands himself into police after stealing from Eileen. But he gets a shock when Adam turns up and confesses about the painkillers before stepping in to represent him.
One to watch: Wednesday 14th March at 8:30pm on BBC ITV.