DESPERATE times call for desperate measures - but does that really justify Michelle's actions (Coronation Street, ITV)?

Robert has gambled his money away and is feeling guilty about it. He tells her he did it because he was feeling scared about the operation and says he would understand if she left him. She doesn't, however, and puts his mind at rest by stating they're in this together.

Later, she breaks the Bistro's card machine and tells everyone they must pay by cash - so the till is full when somebody steals everything in it. They also almost bash Kate and Rana over the head while making good their escape - the girls are having a secret rendezvous at the time.

Chesney and Daniel's feud continues, this time with Chesney attempting to frame his love rival for food poisoning. Daniel is disgusted, but would he really attack Ches in revenge?

Meanwhile, Anna goes on the run, Faye realises Phelan is a villain and Craig's efforts to woo Bethany fall flat.

In EastEnders (BBC1), Max shouldn't expect many Christmas cards from neighbours this year, but at least his family seems to be rallying around.

Jack arranges for Oscar to pay a birthday visit, and Abi even agrees to help sort out a cake. But will Max still be able to count on the Brannings' support after Jack discovers the extent of his brother's treachery?

Meanwhile, Josh and Lauren, who must have bonded over how untrustworthy their dads are, plot to stop the development. For Josh, that means trying to steal files from his father's computer, while Lauren takes the more old-fashioned approach of chaining herself to the Community Centre. Ian is also on a mission to bring down Willmott-Brown as he confronts his mother's rapist, while Fi remains torn over what to believe.

Elsewhere, Aidan brings us Walford's answer to Ocean's 11 as he recruits Phil, Vincent, Mick and Keanu to work on his job - but it looks like their masterplan has already hit a snag when they realise Bernadette was in earshot during their first meeting.

Whitney tries to play Cupid for Donna and Robbie, and the market is threatened with closure for the umpteenth time.

In Emmerdale (ITV), it's Emma's funeral and we're finally going to discover what happened that fateful day on the viaduct. The revelation can't come fast enough for most of the villagers who are still in the frame, including Pete and Ross. However, Adam thinks Victoria isn't worried enough that he's still a suspect - although she does start taking an interest after she overhears him calling the police with a tip-off about Ross...

Meanwhile, Gabby and Laurel are horrified when Arthur insists he wants to go to the funeral. The pressure on the Thomas family continues to grow as Laurel informs the police that Arthur and Elliot have found a tyre buried in the woods, only to later discover that the cops are more interested in talking to her about an incriminating photo.

Meanwhile, Moira feels more drained than ever after a routine check-up reveals Isaac may have a heart problem, and the doctor is unable to prescribe anything to help her sleep. So, when she later finds Holly's old phone, containing a message from her daughter's former drug dealer, will the mum be tempted to seek out a different form of medication?