With insider information from journalist Iain Miller, Alan uncovers potentially damaging skeletons in Murray’s closet. Eileen and Raymond’s reaction to this latest slur makes Murray realise that, in spite of being innocent, his reputation has been tarnished forever. Feeling rejected by his close friends, Murray considers whether he has a place in Shieldinch anymore.
Elsewhere, a cash-strapped Bob agrees to some dodgy car deals with Angus while Molly limbers up for a starring role when the Queen’s Baton Relay comes to Shieldinch.
Murray is played by Brian Crozier, Angus by Scott Fletcher, Kirsty by Bobby Rainsbury, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Molly by Una McLean, Raymond by Paul Samson, Alan by Stephen McCole, Finn by Sonny Green and Iain Miller by Allan Lindsay.
Previously on River City: Tuesday 15th July
This week in Shieldinch…controversy surrounds Alex when damaging reports about the development become public knowledge; consumed with guilt for his part in the cover-up, Alan begins to crack under pressure; and Eileen is forced into a compromising position to restore public faith, against her will.
Day one of the building work arrives but Alan and Alex’s optimism is short-lived when newspaper headlines highlight a chromium cover-up. With the concerned residents looking for answers, the pair are horrified to see Frank on TV, deftly avoiding any blame and subtly dropping them both in it.
Consumed with guilt for going along with the cover-up, a panicked Alan wants out of the project and urges Alex to come clean about everything.
However, when Alex confronts Frank, he finds himself smooth-talked into sticking with it. Frank suggests they clean the land and get a silent partner to cover the costs – trouble is, Lenny Murdoch is the investor. Alex feels compromised but knows the stakes are too high to bail out now.
Elsewhere, Eileen grows increasingly paranoid that she’ll be blamed for the leaked newspaper story, fearing Lenny will make good of his blackmail threats. To make matters worse, Eileen is coerced by Frank into publicly laying the blame on Eric Turnbull to allow the development to go ahead.
Alex is played by Jordan Young, Alan by Stephen McCole, Eileen by Deirdre Davies, Frank by Paul Thomas Hickey and Lenny by Frank Gallagher. Also featuring a cameo appearance by Catriona Shearer.
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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