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River City

BBC Scotland

Kelly-Marie awaits the results of the paternity test

Robbie and Will's night of passion proves unsettling

Bob goes on a blind date

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 1st September


This week in Shieldinch…Kelly-Marie anxiously awaits the results of the paternity test as tensions with Alex grow; Robbie and Will’s night of passion proves unsettling; and Bob goes on a blind date courtesy of matchmaker Angus.

Scarlett is on a wedding high, discussing honeymoons, dresses and mother-of-the-bride outfits with Alex while a disinterested Kelly-Marie listens on. Kelly-Marie warns Alex not to get Scarlett’s hopes up – there might not be a wedding if the test results show Alex isn’t the baby’s father.

Alex remains optimistic the paternity test will come out in his favour but for all Kelly-Marie’s bravado, deep down inside, she’s terrified of the outcome.


Elsewhere, Robbie and Will continue to enjoy each other's company, waking up together in bed. They both agree their latest fling hasn’t changed anything – their marriage is over. However their plans to part amicably are stalled after Will is coaxed by DI Donald into seeking legal advice, much to Robbie’s annoyance.

Eileen breaks the bad news to Ellie they can’t afford to keep her on now that Malcolm won’t be coming home. Sick of being surrounded by a loved-up Angus and Zinnie, Bob reluctantly agrees to let Angus play matchmaker.

Kelly-Marie is played by Carmen Pieraccini, Alex by Jordan Young, Robbie by Gary Lamont, Will by Scott Vickers, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Angus by Scott Fletcher, Scarlett by Sally Howitt, DI Donald by Robin Laing, Ellie by Leah MacRae, Eileen by Deirdre Davis and Zinnie by Nalini Chetty.


Previously on River City: Tuesday 25th August


This week in Shieldinch…as Alex tightens his control over Kelly-Marie, she resorts to desperate measures to push him away; Alan must answer some tough questions from Angus and Kirsty following the near-fatal fire; and Robbie and Will blur the lines in their fractured relationship.

Ignoring Kelly-Marie’s disquiet, Alex announces he’s booked the date and venue for their wedding day. Even Scarlett’s on board with Alex’s plans for a quick wedding, her excitement overshadowing Kelly-Marie’s obvious doubts.

Realising Alex is scheming behind her back, Kelly-Marie decides she’ll need to play dirty to escape marrying him and decides to tell Gabriel the baby could be his. Maybe then Alex will finally call time on their relationship.

Elsewhere, Kirsty and Angus are relieved their dad Alan escaped serious harm in the fire. However, they’re both concerned it wasn’t an accident and question whether Alan attempted suicide. Alan confides in Angus about his regret in not fighting for Grace. Sensing his father’s desperation, Angus suggests a road trip to find Grace but Alan has other, more permanent, plans.


With their relationship in limbo, Robbie suggests himself and Will talk through their increasingly awkward home situation. Desperate to avoid involving lawyers in their marriage break-up, the couple decide to try and find a way forward together – with surprising consequences.

Alex is played by Jordan Young, Kelly-Marie by Carmen Pieraccini, Alan by Stephen McCole, Angus by Scott Fletcher, Kirsty by Bobby Rainsbury, Robbie by Gary Lamont, Will by Scott Vickers, Scarlett by Sally Howitt, Gabriel by Garry Sweeney and Callum by Robbie Neilson.


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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