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BBC Scotland

News of Raymond's death send shockwaves

Eileen and Stevie are overwhelmed with grief

Eileen gives DI Donald some damning evidence

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 16th September

 

This week in Shieldinch…news of Raymond’s death sends shockwaves round Shieldinch; DI Donald’s investigation leads him to a suspicious Alan; and grief overwhelms Eileen and Stevie.

Eileen’s world is shattered when DI Donald reveals Raymond’s dead. Suspecting suicide, DI Donald tells Eileen there are no suspicious circumstances but she refuses to accept he’d take his own life.

After formally identifying Raymond’s body with Jimmy, Eileen goes to Raymond’s house and discovers the damning report highlighting chromium poisoning. Eileen gives DI Donald the evidence, urging him to investigate Raymond’s death.

Jimmy breaks the news to a distraught Stevie who reveals Alan hassled Raymond the night before he died. However, when DI Donald questions him, Stevie’s guilt takes hold over not supporting his friend.

 
   

Unable to face telling her son, Stuart, the sad news, Eileen asks Stevie and Stella to babysit. Stevie plays out his grief in a den he’s created for the wee boy and when Eileen arrives later, she chooses this sanctuary to break the heartbreaking news.

Increasingly wary of one another, there’s disharmony in the ranks between Alex, Alan and Frank as they all try to distance themselves from any wrongdoing.

Elsewhere, it’s the morning after the night before and Alan awakes from his drunken stupor with blood on his shirt. Admitting to Angus he was in a fight with Raymond, Alan asks his son to help cover-up any evidence. Later, at the police station, Alan’s innocence is called into question when he refuses to provide his alibi for the night, quickly making him a prime suspect.

Raymond is played by Paul Samson, DI Donald by Robin Laing, Alan by Stephen McCole, Eileen by Deirdre Davis, Stevie by Paul James Corrigan, Jimmy by Billy McElhaney, Stuart by Aidan Doyle-McPherson, Stella by Keira Lucchesi, Alex by Jordan Young, Frank by Paul Thomas Hickey and Angus by Scott Fletcher.

 

Previously on River City: Tuesday 9th September

 

This week in Shieldinch…Raymond’s quest for justice has fatal consequences; Alan, Frank and Alex are unnerved by unwanted attention in their controversial development; and after Raymond steals damming evidence from Betty Turnbull’s house, the opposition find a way to silence him – permanently.

Frustrated the controversial development is going ahead, Raymond fury grows towards Frank, Alan and Alex. His mood worsens when Eileen rebuffs any hope of reconciliation, making it clear she wants nothing more to do with him, other than babysit their son, Stuart. And when Stevie urges Raymond to drop his obsession, Raymond grows further isolated from his loved ones.

Stung, Raymond becomes more determined to expose the corruption but stumbles when DI Donald refuses to take the evidence he’s gathered seriously.

 

When Betty Turnbull tells Raymond to back off, he takes matters into his own hands, breaking in to steal her husband’s hard drive. Back at home, Raymond scans the contents and quickly realises he’s hit the jackpot – finding the original ground report showing high levels of chromium in Shieldinch.

Meanwhile, Betty unsettles Frank when she reveals Raymond’s stolen the hard drive. Elsewhere, Raymond confronts Alan, accusing him of being involved in the chromium cover-up. With Alan growing ever-more anxious, Alex is horrified when Frank suggests they use him to intimidate Raymond to return the hard drive.

All too aware they stand to lose everything if Raymond goes public, Frank, Alan and Alex are divided in their approach to the problem but united by one thing – Raymond needs to be silenced.

Raymond is played by Paul Samson, Alan by Stephen McCole, Frank by Paul Thomas Hickey, Alex by Jordan Young, Betty Turnbull by Molly Innes, Eileen by Deirdre Davis, Stevie by Paul James Corrigan and DI Donald by Robin Laing.

Viewers outside Scotland can access this programme on Sky Channel 971, Freesat Channel 960, Virgin Media Channel 862 or bbc.co.uk/iplayer

 

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