Date: Sunday 01 February Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Subtitled, Widescreen, Audio-described
Diane is shocked when a blast from the past crashes her engagement party
and starts to stir things up. Robert turns on the romance for Katie
while Andy revels in stag night plans. Has the passion cooled for Paul
and Siobhan or are they on the road to a reconciliation?
Cast List includes
Elizabeth Estensen, Karl Davies, Sammy Winward, Kelvin Fletcher, Matthew
Booth, Abigail Fisher
Airing on ITV1
Diane is up early in preparation for her engagement party but her excitement
is dampened when she sees the last of the scaffolding being removed
from the Woolpack and her thoughts turn to Tricia. Later as she undertakes
some pampering before the celebrations begin, Diane’s thoughts
are disturbed when there is loud banging at the back door of the pub.
She opens the door and is shocked to see her younger sister Val wearing
sunglasses to hide her badly bruised face.
Meanwhile, Paul is still being cold towards Siobhan despite her attempts
to show him affection. It is clear that the problems in their marriage
have not been rectified. Paul is preoccupied and throws himself into
his work to keep busy. Later, an offer from Syd to join him at the Woolpack
for the engagement party sparks another argument as Siobhan insists that
they need to talk. The abortion has destroyed their marriage and it’s
time to face facts. Will the turbulent couple ever be able to put the
heartbreak of the termination behind them?
Having promised to meet Robert, Katie is bubbling with excitement when
he tells her he has a surprise for her. Insisting that she keeps her
eyes firmly shut, he tells her to trust him before guiding her into the
candlelit Pear Tree Cottage. Clearly impressed by his romantic gesture,
Katie is blown away when Robert tells her he would do anything to be
with her. Alone, they make good use of their time together and put the
rapidly approaching wedding to the back of their minds.
The Duck, The Rat, and The Panda
||Nicola has worn out the carpet by the answerphone, hoping to hear
about her date with Simon. She's shocked to hear that, having asked
him out, she's supposed to be organising it. She can't find anything
glamorous to do at such short notice, so she tells Emily she'll cook
him a meal. Undaunted by her lack of culinary skills, or that Simon
owns a restaurant, she chooses an ambitious duck and apricot recipe.
Chaos ensues, with burnt hands, burnt duck, and Rodney sent out to
find a replacement.
||Paul's rediscovered enthusiasm for Siobhan has waned overnight,
and he is back to his silent self. He wants to get out and have fun
with Syd, while she wants to stay at home and talk through their
problems about the abortion. Paul decides his escape is more important,
and goes out anyway.
As a result of Katie's pressure for a more romantic spot than the
garage for their liasons, Robert persuades Scott to lend him the
keys to Pear Tree Cottage. Andy nearly catches them because he is
so excited to tell Katie. Later, however, he takes her to the romantic
candle-lit haven, where they can spend time together safely.
||Diane gets up early, excited about her trip to buy an engagement
ring that afternoon. However, she confides to Louise and Chas that
with the Woolpack only just back in control, she may not be ready
to move back in with Jack. She later tells Nicola that she's optimistic
that she can make it work, even though Rodney isn't convinced she
won't panic about the commitment. A celebration has been organised
for the couple, and while she pampers herself beforehand there is
a knock at the door that neither Chas nor Louise will answer. When
she goes down to open the door in her curlers, she is shocked to
see her sister Val standing outside. Diane is suspicious about Val's
appearance until she sees the huge black eyes underneath her sunglasses.