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River City

BBC Scotland

Murray feels like a social outcast

Angus urges Kirsty to do the right thing

Bob makes a dodgy deal

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 22nd July

 

This week in Shieldinch…as suspicion surrounds, Murray feels like a social outcast, forcing him to consider his future; Angus susses Kirsty’s lies and urges her to do the right thing; and Bob makes a dodgy deal with Angus while Molly welcomes the Queen’s Baton Relay to Shieldinch.

Despite gossip and cruel speculation, Murray tries to put on a brave face, optimistic he’ll be cleared of any wrongdoing. He turns to his friends for much-needed support but is disappointed when Raymond keeps his distance.

Alan is furious to discover no further action will be taken against Murray. Guilt-ridden, Kirsty considers telling her father the truth but is persuaded not to by Finn who revels in the drama they’ve caused. Suspicious of how well Kirsty’s taken the news, Angus challenges his sister about the incident. Kirsty confesses but is reluctant to take Angus’ advice and admit she lied, fearing her father’s reaction.

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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Coronation Street
Emmerdale
EastEnders
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Holby City
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Hollyoaks
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 Knots Landing
 
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