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River City

BBC Scotland, iPlayer

Scarlett tries to hold the Mullen family together

Annie throws Jenny a lifetime

Liz and Molly's future together faces uncertainty

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 27th September


This week in Shieldinch…with Jimmy behind bars, Scarlett tries to hold the Mullen family together as debts mount around her; Annie throws an exhausted Jenny a lifetime but all is not as it seems; and Liz and Molly’s future together faces uncertainty.

Scarlett feels guilty about her part in putting Jimmy in jail as she struggles with the family’s new set of circumstances. Determined to protect Madonna at all costs, Jimmy tells Scarlett their daughter must not visit him in prison.

As unpaid invoices mount up, Scarlett faces up to her family’s precarious financial situation. At her lowest ebb, she calls on Lenny for some much needed cash. However, when Molly, Bob and Patrick discover this they berate her for being weak. Their family don’t need handouts – especially from Lenny Murdoch.

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More River City . . .

Elsewhere, an exhausted Jenny returns home from university for the weekend. Caitlin assumes she’s been partying too hard but the reality is she’s juggling three jobs and her studies. Annie offers to lessen her load and puts her in touch with a doctor friend, Dr Nick Farringdon, who can offer Jenny a cheaper place to stay. It seems like the perfect arrangement but, unbeknown to Jenny and Annie, Dr Nick has an agenda of his own.

Liz considers moving back to her old flat as she continues to struggle, post fall. Unwilling to give up her flat with Angus, Cassie not-so-subtly suggests a retirement community might be more suitable. Molly is horrified at the thought but Liz mulls it over.

Jimmy is played by Billy McElhaney, Scarlett by Sally Howitt, Annie by Dawn Steele, Jenny by Christine Steel, Liz by Eileen McCallum, Molly by Una McLean, Madonna by Sienna Glackin, Lenny by Frank Gallagher, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Patrick by Gerard Miller, Caitlin by Gayle Telfer Stevens, Dr Nick Farringdon by Alan Convy, Angus by Scott Fletcher and Cassie by Sophia Kolinas.


Previously on River City

Tuesday 20th September


This week in Shieldinch…the fate of the Mullens lies in Scarlett’s hands, forcing Jimmy to make the ultimate sacrifice; Amber and DI Donald play with fire as the sexual chemistry between them grows; and Pete and AJ’s latest attempts to antagonise Alex backfire, horribly.

Now that Lenny’s dealt with Jimmy’s incriminating list, Scarlett is under pressure to make the right decision and protect her family from any repercussions. With no sign of Jimmy, Bob and Patrick fear the worst, jumping to the conclusion Lenny has rid himself of any threat.

However, when lawyer Stephen Faret turns up in Shieldinch with news that Jimmy is alive and well, the family are relieved. Stephen explains Jimmy wants to return home but first needs to know the lay of the land with Lenny.

Fearing the worst, Scarlett tests the water with DI Donald, sussing out the options available if Jimmy was to spill the beans on Lenny. Far from convinced about the police protection on offer, Scarlett takes matters into her own hands, playing Lenny at his own game and ultimately changing the fate of her family.


Elsewhere, Amber and DI Donald have a clandestine meeting in the Candle Room. The sexual chemistry between them is palpable as they play mind games, test boundaries, eventually crossing the line with a passionate kiss.

Pete and AJ’s latest attempt to ridicule Alex gathers momentum after they steal Annie’s keys and let themselves into the Murdoch flat. However, it proves a trick too far when Alex confronts them.

Scarlett is played by Sally Howitt, Jimmy by Billy McElhaney, Amber by Jenny Hulse, DI Donald by Robin Laing, Pete by Angy Gray, AJ by Sanjeev Kohli, Alex by Jordan Young, Lenny by Frank Gallagher, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Patrick by Gerard Miller, Stephen Faret by Martin Docherty and Annie by Dawn Steele.



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