Updated: 5th January 2002
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Date: Thursday 02 January Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
The Dingles pull together as word of Zak's departure spreads. Neil jumps to Steph's defence, much to Nicola's annoyance. Tricia and Marlon struggle to keep their New Year's resolutions. Len is brought up sharply by Edna for his outburst. Written by Andrew Kirk
Nicola is determined not to let Neil out of her sight and insists that he join her for dinner later in the day. But as Syd warns Neil that she can be a bit of a handful, he makes it perfectly clear that he is just out for a bit of fun and isn’t looking for a serious relationship. And Steph comes to his rescue when she ignores Nicola’s words of warning to stay away and returns home slightly worse for wear – interrupting Nicola and Neil. He’s grateful for the diversion and makes a sharp exit.
Viv is revelling in the gossip following Zak’s departure and speculates on why he would abandon his family. Lisa is ashamed to find herself lying – unable to reveal the outlandish truth about Zak chasing a lost fortune. As she and Sam retreat to the Woolpack they are greeted with sniggers and whispering – until Cain makes an unexpected yet dignified defence of his father and the Dingle family.
Laurel is upset after her disastrous efforts behind the bar and Diane is forced to let her down gently.
And Marlon decides to put Tricia under tight surveillance in a bid to make her keep her New Year’s resolution not to spend money they haven’t got.
The police again interviewed Louise about Ray's
death. Cain stood up for Lisa in the pub. Len was slapped by Edna at dance
ITV 1 Thursday
BBC Puresoap :-
Thursday 2nd January Nicola was becoming very serious about
Neil, but he told Syd he was just out for a bit of fun.
Viv reveled in the gossip of Zak's departure and speculated over why he would just abandon his family.
So everyone in the Woolpack was surprised when Cain made a dignified defence of his father and the family.
Marlon hoped Tricia would keep her resolutions and not spend too much.
Date: Friday 03 January Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Nicola and Steph almost come to blows over Neil. Louise struggles as the police ask probing questions. Tricia plays a trick on Marlon to make him break his resolution. Written by Sarah Bagshaw
Following Cain's defence of the family's reputation in the Woolpack, there is a harmonious unity within the Dingle camp.
Marlon and Charity remember that they are Dingles and - not believing that Zak is on a treasure hunt on the other side of the world - call round to see if Lisa is coping. Charity even assures Lisa that she won't press for her to pay off their debts immediately, but does make it clear that the money won't be written off for good.
Having won the first round of the battle of wits with Nicola, Steph decides to go for the killer punch and try to steal Nicola's trophy boyfriend. She convinces him to join her for lunch and delights on being all over him - just as Nicola enters the pub. The proceeding slanging match between the two women is more than Neil can take and he decides he's had enough - of both women!.
As the police continue to investigate the death, Louise starts to wonder if she can throw the police off the scent. But paranoid that they may become even more suspicious of her, she drags in an accomplice to help cover her tracks.
And Tricia is suffering from shopping withdrawl as Viv flaunts a new outfit from the January sales.
Judy became more suspicious of Louise. Trisha tricked Marlon
into breaking his resolution. Nicola and Steph fell out over Neil. ITV 1
BBC Puresoap :-
Friday 3rd January There was a new harmony within the Dingle
clan following Cain's impassioned speech.
Charity even assured Lisa that she wouldn't press her to pay off her debts immediately.
Louise wondered if she could throw the police off the scent and dragged in an accomplice to cover her tracks.
Neil was fed up with Nicola and Steph arguing over him and walked out.
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