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Eileen comes face to face with her foe

The heat is on Frank

A secret meeting stirs up disharmony

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 30th September

 

This week in Shieldinch…Eileen’s return to work after Raymond’s death brings her face to face with her foe, Frank Paton; the heat is on Frank as an internal investigation is launched; and a secret meeting between Angus and mum, Rhona stirs up family disharmony.

At a council meeting, Eileen’s horrified to hear Frank recommend the council pull out of the regeneration project. Suspecting Frank wants to distance himself from any wrongdoing, Eileen sets about exposing his corruption.

Riled, Eileen approaches the Chairman of the Committee, Councillor Ronald Greer requesting an internal investigation into Frank’s handling of the project.

Eileen goes in search of the truth to strengthen her case, pleading with Alan to help bring Frank to task. He suggests she speak to Betty Turnbull to find out where her husband, Eric, is – afterall he wrote the damning report.

 
   
   

However, on speaking to Betty, Eileen’s taken aback to discover she’s been taking money from Frank to pay off Eric’s debts. Believing Frank’s buying Betty’s silence, Eileen grows determined to expose his underhand dealings. But Frank’s not about to go down without a fight.

Elsewhere, Angus is surprised to get a message from his estranged mother, Rhona asking to meet him and Kirsty. Not wanting to upset his sister, Angus decides to secretly meet Rhona alone, dishing out some harsh home truths about the abandonment of her family.

And just as Frank attempts to bury his dodgy dealings, a grisly discovery in a shallow grave nearby threatens to stir up more questions.

Eileen is played by Deirdre Davis, Frank by Paul Thomas Hickey, Angus by Scott Fletcher, Rhona by Jo Freer, Councillor Ronald Greer by Matt Costello, Alan by Stephen McCole, Betty Turnbull by Molly Innes and Kirsty by Bobby Rainsbury.

 

Previously on River City: Tuesday 23rd September

 

This week in Shieldinch…it’s a dark day in Shieldinch as the community come together for Raymond’s funeral; suspicion looms large over Alan following police questioning; and Eileen’s refusal to accept the findings of DI Donald’s investigation unwittingly puts her in danger.

Grief stricken, Eileen discovers Raymond’s will together with a copy of the original ground report. Realising Raymond had proof of wrong-doing, Eileen is more convinced than ever his death wasn’t suicide.

After a night of police questioning, Alan’s met by Kirsty and Angus but hides his alibi from them – he was with their mum the night Raymond died. However, when Kirsty spots her mum outside the police station, Alan is forced to admit to his devastated kids that their mum is back in the country but doesn’t want to see them.

 

DI Donald delivers Raymond’s post mortem results to Eileen – there was no sign of foul-play. However, believing Raymond’s death was suspicious, Eileen urges the police to investigate further.

Heartbroken, Eileen arranges Raymond’s funeral and is overwhelmed to see her friends and family come out in force to pay their respects. At the graveside, Eileen’s incensed to see Frank Paton as one of the mourners.

An increasingly edgy Frank resorts to dirty tactics to ensure his secret goes to the grave with Raymond causing further distress to Eileen.

Elsewhere, devastated by Raymond’s death, Stevie struggles to hold things together.

Alan is played by Stephen McCole, Eileen by Deirdre Davis, DI Donald by Robin Laing, Kirsty by Bobby Rainsbury, Angus by Scott Fletcher, Frank by Paul Thomas Hickey and Stevie by Paul James Corrigan. 

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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