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River City

BBC Scotland

Dan's eyes are opened to Tatiana's past

Bob is caught between a rock and a hard place

Christina returns, demanding answers

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 26th August

 

This week in Shieldinch…a visit to Kiev opens Dan’s eyes to Tatiana’s turbulent past; a familiar face returns causing more conflict for the couple; and Bob finds himself caught between a rock and hard place, much to Molly’s discontent. 

Kiev comes calling when Tatiana makes an unplanned visit to say goodbye to Dimitri, her former boss who is dying. Determined to be supportive, Dan insists on travelling with Tatiana, oblivious to her disquiet.

A frail Dimitri welcomes them but is disappointed when Tatiana reveals Christina won’t be joining them. Much to Tatiana’s fury, Dan asks Dimitri about a protestor outside his house. Dimitri reveals she blames him for the disappearance of her son and Dan is taken aback to discover she’s been protesting for over 15 years.

 

Tatiana bids an emotional farewell to Dimitri, their closeness noted by Dan. At the airport, there’s a distance between Tatiana and Dan but further unrest comes calling when immigration officers detain Tatiana in Glasgow.

Under questioning, Tatiana’s forced to admit she’s separated from husband Bob and the threat of deportation fast becomes a reality.

Elsewhere, with her mother under immigration scrutiny, Christina returns to Shieldinch, demanding answers. Dan desperately tries, and fails, to find Bob to get him to vouch for Tatiana so Christina’s happy reunion with stepdad Bob proves short-lived when she pleads with him to help her mother.

Much to Molly’s displeasure, Bob still cares for his estranged wife and as secrets and lies unfold, Tatiana’s fate rests in Bob’s hands.

Dan is played by Adam Robertson, Tatiana by Magdalena Kaleta, Bob by Tom Urie, Molly by Una McLean, Dimitri by Matthew Zajac and Christina by Caitlin Gillespie.

 

Previously on River City: Tuesday 19th August

 

This week in Shieldinch…Angus and Bob have blood on their hands when their latest money-making scam goes horribly wrong; with police heat on Montego Motors, an edgy Lenny warns Bob; and Finn grows increasingly distant from his foster parents Will and Robbie.

Angus proposes a ‘cash for crash’ scheme to Bob where they set up and accident and claim the insurance money. However, the scam takes a dangerous turn and while Angus sustains minor injuries, the other driver lies seriously injured on his car bonnet, unconscious.

In shock, Angus calls 999. Meanwhile, an oblivious Bob drives his tow-truck to the accident, as per the scam-plan. On arrival Bob’s horrified to see the ambulance and police cars and is clearly unnerved while Angus is questioned by PC McCormick.

 

Angus lies to PC McCormick about the accident but it’s Bob who stirs suspicion as guilt gets the better of him. While Angus acts all innocent, Bob’s ill-at-ease behaviour is noted.

Bob’s compromised when the police ask him to tow the damaged vehicle to Montego Motors. Further trouble comes calling when Ailsa, the injured man’s daughter, arrives at the garage, looking for answers as her father’s life hangs in the balance.

To make matters worse, Lenny senses there’s more to the accident than meets the eye. Unhappy about possible police heat on Montego Motors, Lenny warns Bob not to overstep the mark.

Elsewhere, Will and Robbie suggest Finn talks through his problems with them. However, the family chat quickly descends into a row leaving an atmosphere between them.

Angus is played by Scott Fletcher, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Lenny by Frank Gallagher, Finn by Sonny Green, Will by Scott Vickers, Robbie by Gary Lamont, PC McCormick by Adam McNamara and Ailsa by Charlene Boyd.

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
Home and Away
Neighbours
Doctors
Holby City
Casualty
Hollyoaks
River City
 Knots Landing
 
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