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River City

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Annie struggles to hide her attraction to Alex

Eileen builds bridges with Brian

Ellie feels threatened by Stella

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 3rd May


This week in Shieldinch…stuck in a rut, Angus decides to host an Open Mic night at the Oyster; Annie struggles to deny her attraction to Alex and Eileen tries to build bridges with Brian; and while Patrick and Angel grow close, Ellie feels threatened by Stella.

Unhappy with his life, Angus takes a leap into the unknown to host an Open Mic Night at the Oyster Café. Fearing failure, Angus tries to cancel but AJ’s having none of it.

Angus heads over to Angel’s gym to hand out flyers and is boosted by her pep talk. Feeling optimistic, Angus enlists the support of best mate Bob to make his night a success.

Bob has troubles of his own as he finds himself caught between the two women in his life – Ellie and Stella. At Angus’ night, Bob makes a beeline for Stella, leaving Ellie feeling rejected.

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More River City . . .


Cracks continue to grow in the Jandhu’s marriage. AJ pressurises Annie to commit to their future together but she fights an increasing attraction to Alex – against her better judgement.

Elsewhere, Eileen tries to make peace with Brian by offering him a new future in Shieldinch – to run the Tall Ship. But when Brian tells Stella about his mum’s generous offer she warns him the pub hasn’t always held happy memories.

Also this week, Patrick and Angel give into temptation but their night doesn’t end as planned.

Angus is played by Scott Fletcher, Annie by Dawn Steele, Alex by Jordan young, Eileen by Deirdre Davis, Brian by William Ruane, Patrick by Gerard Miller, Angel by Hanna Stanbridge, Ellie by Leah MacRae, Stella by Keira Lucchesi and Bob by Stephen Purdon.


Previously on River City

Tuesday 26th April


This week in Shieldinch…family disharmony is stirred up between Eileen and Brian while Stella struggles with her domestic situation; Jenny’s 18th birthday celebrations prove memorable when Caitlin is faced with eviction; and Patrick feels torn after Angel offers him a job at her new fitness studio.

Eileen is surprised to discover Gina hasn’t been invited to the reading of Malcolm’s will. Worse still, she’s shocked to see Brian there instead and doesn’t hide her confusion, creating an awkward tension between the pair.

Later, Liz reveals that Malcolm and Brian kept in touch over the years leaving Eileen feeling betrayed and hurt by their deception.

Stella struggles to cope without Stevie leaving Bob concerned for her and baby Hope’s welfare. Stella’s loss deepens when the police ask her to identify a body matching Stevie’s description. As emotions take over, Stella turns on Eileen, blaming her for the mess her family are in.


Caitlin has the perfect 18th birthday party planned for Jenny with Gary, Drew and Ruby all part of the celebrations. Caitlin’s mood sours when Angus reveals the flat is being sold and the family face possible eviction. However, the identity of the new buyer proves even more unsettling – for everyone.

Elsewhere, Angel proudly launches her new gym but things quickly go awry when a client hurts himself lifting weights. Patrick steps in to save the day so Angel offers him a job. He’s keen but feels compromised as it would mean working with Angel - the woman Kelly-Marie loathes.

Eileen is played by Deirdre Davis, Brian by William Ruane, Stella by Keira Lucchesi, Jenny by Christine Steel, Caitlin by Gayle Telfer Stevens, Patrick by Gerard Miller, Angel by Hanna Stanbridge, Liz by Eileen McCallum, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Gary by James Mackenzie, Drew by Benjamin Nugent, Ruby by Toniann Christie, Angus by Scott Fletcher and Kelly-Marie by Carmen Pieraccini.



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