2600 2 November 1999
(Plus! Tue 16th Dec 2003)
Zoe is convinced
that she will never see Chris again.
Her faith in the police investigation has reached an all time low
and when D.I. Spalding visits her, he is furious to discover that
she has been keeping back vital evidence.
Chris when he tells him that he has served his purpose - a photograph
is all he needs to prove Chris is still alive.
Alice is heartbroken
to discover that Elsa's family
is preparing to return to Australia. With her niece's future happiness
at stake, Kathy is
forced to make one of the hardest decisions of her life.
And Kelly can barely
contain her jealousy when she sees how happy and contented Mandy and Paddy are
in their new home.
Episode 2601 3
(Plus! Wed 17th Dec 2003)
A new chapter is beginning in Kathy's life - but will Alice be a
part of it? Her decision to put Alice's happiness before her own
is bound to leave her heartbroken. Kathy asks Alice if she would
like to go and live in Australia with Elsa. When Alice asks her if
she wants her to go, Kathy is forced to fight against her feelings.
As Elsa arrives to collect Alice, Kathy's emotions begin to bubble
towards the surface, but will she change her mind before it is too
Bernice and Marlon's efforts at matchmaking are successful when
Richie asks Tricia out for dinner. Bernice offers Tricia some words
of advice and tells her that she should show Richie her hidden depths
by making him laugh. But while Tricia reflects on how successful
their evening was, Richie has a different view.
Chris comes to the conclusion that the relationship he has built
with Liam will protect him from being hurt.
And Paddy tells Zoe that he has reservations about attending Kelly
and Roy's dinner party as it is being held at their employer's holiday
Episode 2602 4
(Plus! Thu 18th Dec 2003)
Liam decides to spend his birthday with family… Chris and
First he shares a bottle of wine with his imprisoned half brother.
Then he joins Zoe in the Woolpack for a celebratory drink. When Pollard
launches a cheap shot against Chris, Liam jumps to his defence. But
he begins to panic when Zoe points out that he is the only person
who talks about Chris in the present tense!
Kelly and Roy's dinner party is a complete disaster. Roy suspicions
are aroused when Kelly appears wearing some new jewellery, belonging
to the owner of the holiday cottage.
Mandy and Paddy arrive making Kelly jealous of their lifestyle,
and the party soon draws to a finish. The owner Mrs. Curtis arrives
unannounced and is so shocked at the state of her cottage, she phones
Graham tells Turner that Kathy needs some one to look after her.
And Emily admits to Butch that she can not help worrying about her
Episode 2603 Monday 8 November 1999 EXTRA
(Plus! Fri 19th Dec 2003)
Zoe's suspicions are aroused when Liam arrives unexpectedly and asks
for news on Chris. Zoe asks Terry his opinions on Liam and more alarm
bells begin to ring when she discovers Sean told Liam about the police
Roy prepares for court, with the threat of a prison sentence hanging
over his head. Despite his innocence he tells Kelly he doesn't want
her involved. His hopes are pinned on a lenient magistrate who he
hopes will take into account his previous good character and the
glowing character references his solicitor has organised. He pleads
guilty to theft and criminal damage but can only listen in disbelief
as the sentence is read out.
And Richie is forced to do some quick thinking when Tricia asks
for another date.
Episode 2604 9 November 1999
(Plus! Mon 22nd Dec 2003)
Zoe is convinced she has discovered the identity of Chris's kidnapper,
but with her faith in the police investigation at an all time low and
with no real proof, she decides to keep her suspicions from them. She
is determined to trap him even if it means working alone. She works out
a plan and goes to Tate Haulage to switch around the driver's delivery
Roy is finding it difficult coping with the harsh realities of prison
life, while Kelly is determined to blame everyone except the one
person responsible for his plight - herself. She foolishly confronts
Ms Curtis and accuses her of destroying her life. Overhearing the
exchange Scott decides it is time to let Kelly know some home truths.
And Betty and Sarah are becoming increasingly concerned for Kathy
while even Ashley and Graham are unable to persuade her to talk about
Episode 2605 10 November 1999
(Plus! Tue 23rd Dec 2003)
Zoe believes she's got Liam out of the way on a haulage job to Portsmouth.
But the kidnapper smells a rat and swaps the run with Pete. Zoe enlists
the help of Terry and sets off to search Liam's house - but the two are
in for a shock.
Kelly is guilt-ridden over Roy's prison sentence and pours her heart
out to her step-brother Scott. She'd feel even worse if she knew
the hard time her husband was having with other inmates.
Episode 2606 11 November 1999
(Plus! Wed 24th Dec 2003)
Zoe's decision not to tell the police her suspicions lands her and
Terry in a dangerous situation. Liam has caught them at his house
and the hostage drama is set for a dramatic conclusion.
Roy recovers from a beating at the hands of another inmate. The
prison doctor tells him a message has been sent to his wife. But
what will her reactions be?
Episode 2607 Friday 12 November 1999 EXTRA
(Plus! -Mon 29th Dec 2003)
Spalding and his officers race to Liam's home. He's is seething with
anger that Zoe decided to withhold information from him. But as he arrives
on the scene more pressing questions fill his mind like - Is Chris still
alive? What's happened to Zoe and Terry? And could the kidnapper have
escaped, thanks to Zoe's DIY detective work? Meanwhile Pollard shows
his caring nature when he enquires of Sarah how Kathy is facing up to
Episode 2608 Monday 16 November 1999 EXTRA
(Plus! -Tue 30th Dec 2003)
The police try to get to the bottom of the kidnap drama and its shocking
outcome. Spalding still can't believe Zoe chose to withhold information
placing her life and Terry's in such danger. Kelly is full of guilt
and remorse over Scott and tells Roy, during a prison visit that things
will be different when he comes out. Tricia, with a little help from
Bernice, tries to impress Richie with her literary knowledge and a
little home cooking. But an unexpected visitor spoils her moment.
Episode 260917 November 1999
(Plus! - Wed 31st Dec 2004)
The village rallies round in the aftermath of the kidnap and Viv stokes
up the rumour mill. Spalding is still digging to find out exactly what
did happen and is unconvinced about the story he's been told. Scott comes
close to confessing to Roy about his relationship with Kelly - but stops
at the last minute. Pete stays over at Marlon's to escape the tense atmosphere
between Jack and Sarah.
18 November 1999
Episode 2610 19 November 1999
(Plus! - Fri 2nd Jan 2004)
Kelly and Scott begin to plan a surprise party for Roy on his release
from jail. Tricia turns on all her charm to seduce Richie, but is hurt
by his reaction. Kathy remains deeply upset about losing Alice as she
composes a letter to the court saying she is prepared to give up custody
for good. And she shocks Pollard later when she tells him she needs a
change. If he can come up with the right money he can buy the Diner.
Bernice tells Gavin her mum's coming to stay and can't wait to meet him.
And Sean has a short answer for Pete when he's told one of their main
haulage routes is being closed for repairs - the lorries will have to
drive through the village.
Episode 2611 23
November 1999 (1 hour
(Plus! - Mon 5th Jan 2004)
Roy is released from prison but his coming-home party is a wash-out when
he leaves early. Bernice's mum Diane arrives and immediately catches
Turner's eye. Pollard tells Kathy he doesn't want to buy the Diner
but would consider becoming partners with her again. Richie considers
swapping lodgings with Pete, who is sick of the Sugdens' bickering.
And Ashley asks Sean to have a word with his wayward daughter Ollie
before she joins the newly formed youth club.
- 24 November 1999
(Plus! - Tue 6th Jan 2004)
Ashley is given the run-around at the opening of the youth club. He's
horrified when the children start playing truth or dare and finally
cracks when he returns from an errand to find Ollie playing an 18-certificate
video. He sends her home in disgrace, but Sean and Angie seem too wrapped
up in their own domestic situation to take much notice. Roy begs Lisa
to let him start back at work. Pete tries to explain to Jack why he
wants to move without causing offence. Viv complains to Angie about
Tate Haulage trucks driving through the village. And Betty forms an
immediate friendship with Diane.
Episode 2613 25 November 1999
(Plus! - Wed 7th Jan 2004)
Richie settles into the Sugdens and makes an immediate impact rustling
up a first-rate lasagne. Emily confides in Butch that she is worried
about her father spending Christmas alone. Ashley admits kids like night
clubs not youth clubs, after the previous episode's troubles. Bernice
tells him to try running a disco. Ashley visits Sean and Angie to say
Ollie is welcome back so long as she's made to realise he will stand
no more of her bad behaviour. And Spalding discovers new evidence he
believes might help him unravel exactly what did happen at the end of
the hostage drama.
Episode 2614 - 30
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Chris infuriates Zoe when he tells her he's paid for Liam's funeral and
insists on attending. Zoe goes along to keep her eye on Chris but plays
straight into watchful Spalding's hands. He tells Zoe that despite
her story he will find the truth in the end, and hopes she can live
with herself. Richie is furious with Scott for selling a computer to
Lyn at cost price. Diane flirts endlessly with Turner during an organised
ramble and invites him to have dinner with her the following night.
He won't be quite so delighted when he finds she's asked Pollard too!
And Roy is furious when Angie protests about his DJ job at the youth
club and Ashley decides to take his name from the posters.