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River City

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Scarlett reverts to dodgy dealings

Annie's sister arrives unexpectedly

Cassie comes to Angus's rescue

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 18th October


This week in Shieldinch… Scarlett reverts back to dodgy dealings to pay off the debt collectors; Annie’s thrown by the unexpected arrival of her sister, Lorna; and Cassie comes to Angus’s rescue when Bob drops out of their Bogus Bromance Day.

A broken fridge in the shop is the least of Scarlett’s worries when heavies turn up demanding payment for money owed by Jimmy. Desperate and scared, Scarlett gets involved in money-making scam with Pete but is almost rumbled by DI Donald.

Meanwhile, Madonna struggles to cope with Jimmy’s absence and plays truant from school. Sensing how much she misses her daddy, Molly goes against Scarlett’s wishes and coerces a reluctant Lenny to take Madonna for a prison visit.

Elsewhere, Annie’s sister Lorna Roth arrives in Shieldinch with her youngest daughter, Katie. She’s thrilled to be reunited with brother-in-law AJ but it’s clear Lorna’s in the dark about the Jandhu’s marriage woes.

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More River City . . .

At the health centre, Annie is thrilled to see Lorna but snubs Alex, introducing him as nothing more than her business partner. Fearing Lorna’s disapproval, Annie tries to hide her infidelity, giving Alex the sense she’s ashamed of him.

Angus is let down by Bob who can’t make their bi-annual Bogus Bromance Day. Cassie tries to lift his spirits with a day of lad activities to make her husband happy.

Also, Patrick is distraught to discover Anderson might not face prosecution for abuse while Belinda feels snubbed by Amber.

Scarlett is played by Sally Howitt, Annie by Dawn Steele, Lorna Roth by Alana Hood, Cassie by Sophia Kolinas, Angus by Scott Fletcher, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Pete by Andy Gray, DI Donald by Robin Laing, Madonna by Sienna Glackin, Molly by Una McLean, Lenny by Frank Gallagher, Katie by Libby Dye, AJ by Sanjeev Kohli, Alex by Jordan Young, Patrick by Gerard Miller, Belinda by Rebecca Atkinson and Amber by Jenny Hulse.


Previously on River City

Tuesday 11th October


This week in Shieldinch…troubled by recent events, Amber seeks solace in an old friend from her prison past, Belinda; Bob bears the brunt of Jimmy’s absence and turns to dating to forget his woes; and, seeing Molly struggle with her arthritis, Alasdair provides an unexpected remedy.

Haunted by the memory of digging up a body with Alex, Amber grows paranoid that somebody is watching her. Annie’s sympathy falls on deaf ears while Alex suggests to Lenny the answer lies in giving Amber a distraction.

Feeling patronised by her family, Amber seeks support beyond Shieldinch and meets up with former cellmate, Belinda. In prison, they were more than just cellmates but Belinda feels rejected by Amber upon her release.

Later, Amber is shocked when Belinda turns up in Shieldinch unannounced. Alex instantly takes a dislike to Belinda and tells his sister to get rid of their visitor. Annoyed at Amber for going back to her family, Belinda’s mood worsens when Amber tries to cool their relationship. A master manipulator, Belinda sways Amber into admitting she needs her, she loves her.


Elsewhere, Bob feels hen-pecked by his mother, Scarlett, who is using him as a substitute husband while Jimmy’s incarcerated. When Bob bawls Angus out at the garage, Cassie thinks he needs a diversion and suggests their MatchSwipe singles night.

Molly’s arthritis is playing up so Alasdair offers her his special herbal tea to drink which has miraculous results.

Amber is played by Jenny Hulse, Belinda by Rebecca Atkinson, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Molly by Una McLean, Alasdair by Michael Mackenzie, Alex by Jordan Young, Annie by Dawn Steele, Lenny by Frank Gallagher, Scarlett by Sally Howitt, Angus by Scott Fletcher and Cassie by Sophia Kolinas.



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