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Date: Monday 01 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Chris is surprised by Charity's spontaneous show of affection. Terry
begins to suspect the worst of Charity. Robert helps the Marsdens
with the post-party clear-up.
Cast List includes :-
Peter Amory, Emma Atkins, Billy Hartman, Karl Davies
Mortified Ashley wakes up with the hangover from hell and to make
matters worse he has no recollection of his evening with Laurel. Horrified
by the possibility that they might have slept together, Ashley spends
the day desperately trying to piece together what went on. Eventually
he realises that he has no option but to ask Laurel outright.
Meanwhile, Cain and Charity continue their affair with a secret meeting
at Pear Tree Cottage. But after getting dressed in a hurry they fail
to notice that Charity’s necklace has been left behind…
Cain confesses the affair to a delighted Debbie and insists that
he needs her to move back to Home Farm to help him to split Charity
Chris up. But in her excitement, can Debbie keep the relationship
Later, Charity is concerned to find Chris looking bleak and they
have a heart to heart about their relationship. The estranged husband
wife head upstairs to try and rekindle their marriage.
Elsewhere in the village, love-rat Robert is up to no good and plays
Donna and Elaine off against each other. He lies to Elaine that he
has told Donna that it is over between them, when in reality he has
assured his travelling girlfriend that he is being faithful.
spots a flustered Charity leaving Pear Tree Cottage,
at the same time she’s due to meet Louise for
a lunch date, he concludes that Chris was right
about the affair.
Meanwhile Charity and Cain
reach an agreement over
Debbie returning to Home
Farm now that the summer
holidays are over. It soon
becomes clear that Cain
has another motive behind
allowing Debbie back into
the Tate household. Confiding
in Debbie over his relationship
with Charity, Cain tells
his daughter that her moving
back may help to drive
Charity and Chris further
refused to take the life-prolonging medicine
Chris starts to put his affairs in order. His
lawyer advises him that Charity gets half his
estate unless he writes a new will.
Sensing that Chris is not
himself Charity reaches
out to her husband, who
emotionally asks her to
move back into his bedroom
so they can try to save
Elsewhere Ollie is highly
amused when Pearl appears
at the door with a homemade
trifle for Len. But the
suggestion that Grandad
could have some fun with
Pearl provokes Len into
revealing that he only
has eyes for one - Edna
wakes up on the sofa to the sight of Laurel brandishing
a smile and a cup of tea. The vicar can’t remember
what on earth happened in his drunken state so
decides to get to the bottom of it. He finds
broaching the subject with Laurel very embarrassing,
however is relieved to learn that he did not
get up to anything untoward. Besotted Laurel
is left feeling disappointed when Ashley politely
rejects her offer of a drink.
And Lothario Robert plays
a dangerous game when he
lies to Elaine, telling
her that he’s finished
Date: Tuesday 02 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Chris's world falls apart when his worst fears about Charity are confirmed.
Charity tries to distance herself from Cain. Marlon worries when
his and Tricia's house goes up for sale.
Cast List includes :-
Peter Amory, Emma Atkins, Jeff Hordley, Mark Charnock
Terry decides to tell Chris his suspicions that Charity is having
an affair with Cain and is using Pear Tree cottage for liaisons. Despite
having suspected as much all along, Chris reacts badly and goes into
Meanwhile, with her recent reconciliation with Chris playing heavily
on her mind, Charity is furious when Debbie admits that Cain has told
her they are an item again. Panicked that the affair will get out,
Charity loses her composure and slaps Debbie across the face.
Desperate to see Charity, Cain later heads up to Home Farm but as she
tries to end the affair with him Cain snatches a kiss. Mortified and
angry Charity pulls away from him, unaware that Chris has just seen
the whole thing. With his worst fears realised, how will Chris react
to the humiliation of his wife’s affair?
Marlon is distressed to hear that Victoria cottage is up for sale,
having hoped he and Tricia would move back in once she returned. Desperate
to raise funds to buy the cottage, he sets up a temporary campsite
charging punters to pitch their tents.
|Lamb to the slaughter
Debbie off to Home Farm to be his eyes and ears,
but the teenager can’t keep her secret for long,
soon revealing to Charity that she knows about
the affair. A hard slap round the face is Charity's
knee jerk reaction to being accused of being
a gold digging tart. Upset and scared Debbie
flees from the house to phone Cain, who immediately
makes his way to the Tate’s, to demand an explanation.
Meanwhile, forced into
investigating Pear Tree
Cottage after more complaints
from Edna about squatters,
Terry discovers Charity’s
necklace. As he discusses
the find with Dawn in the
café, Cain comes over making
a snide comment about Dawn’s
pregnancy. With his emotions
running high livid Terry
lands a punch on Cain’s
cheek, throwing him violently
out of the café.
Home Farm, having been warned by Dawn to keep
his mouth shut about the affair, Terry tries
his best to keep up the pretence that everything
is normal. Chris is in a good mood as, despite
his lack of performance in the bedroom the previous
night, he feels his marriage is back on track.
When Chris tells Terry that he’s decided that
Charity deserves to know about the illness Terry
can’t hold back, telling a devastated Chris that
he was right all along about the affair with
Cain. The bad news arrives just as they hear
Cain’s screeching tires on the driveway. Leaving
the office to find out what’s happening Chris
and Terry look on as Cain kisses Charity having
forced her into an embrace after a fiery argument.
Robert drops the bombshell to Jack that he’s
decided to leave school to be a mechanic. With
high hopes of at least one of his kids going
to college, Jack is disappointed with his son’s
decision. Diane defuses the situation by reminding
Jack that Victoria may be the one to meet his
Len gets into Edna’s good
books again by helping
investigate Pear Tree Cottage,
despite the fact they only
discover Terry in the house.
Marlon gets a shock when
he learns that Turner is
selling Victoria Cottage.
Date: Wednesday 03 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Charity ends things with Cain in a bid to patch things up with Chris,
but discovers that she is too late when Chris confronts her with
evidence of her betrayal. Charity worries that this spells the end
of her marriage.
Cast List includes :-
Emma Atkins, Jeff Hordley, Peter Amory
Chris is devastated and feels utterly humiliated that Charity has
been cheating on him with Cain. He takes his anger out on Terry who
is shattered to see his friend in such a state.
Meanwhile, Charity meets Cain in the cricket pavilion and tells him
he should never have told Debbie about their affair. They argue and
Charity tells him it’s over and that it’s Chris she wants.
She goes on to confess to Cain that she slept with Chris the night
before and his jealousy turns to fury. Terrified, Charity runs away
in tears as Cain smashes up the pavilion before racing after her. Charity
is adamant that she’s going home to tell Chris the truth.
But back at Home Farm Chris claims that he wants both Charity and Cain
dead and proceeds to load up his shotgun, waiting for his wife to return
home. Can he bring himself to pull the trigger?
|Barrel of a shotgun
discovered the truth about his wife’s affair
first hand, Chris is in a terrible state. After
hitting the bottle he turns on his only ally
Terry for not informing him sooner. When Terry
explains about finding Charity’s necklace at
Pear Tree Cottage Chris’s imagination goes into
overdrive, declaring that he wants them both
Later, alone in the house
Chris loads up his shotgun
and waits for Charity to
Charity makes peace with Debbie following the
reactive slap she dished out to her daughter
previously. Events are spiralling out of control
for Charity, provoking her finish the affair
with Cain. After an emotional argument Charity
tells her lover that it’s Chris she wants as
Debbie’s provider and her husband. Going on to
confess that she slept with Chris the night before,
Cain’s jealousy turns to fury. Terrified, Charity
runs away in tears as Cain smashes up the pavilion
before racing after her. Charity is adamant that
she’s going home to tell Chris the truth.
makes her way back to Home Farm, but just as
she’s unknowingly about to face the barrel of
a shotgun Terry arrives and ushers her away from
the house. He warns the adulterant that Chris
knows all about the affair and wants her dead.
But Charity is not about to give up on her life
as a Tate that easily, returning to face the
music and beg for forgiveness from Chris. She
explains that Cain was just a relief from the
depression and loneliness that had been building
up over the weeks. However, as Charity is being
thrown out Chris falters, asking her to stay.
Is he about to reveal the truth about his trip
Date: Thursday 04 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Chris vows vengeance on Cain and Charity, resorting to desperate measures.
Dawn is excited when she recognises a face from the past. Lisa is
horrified to find intruders pitching camp on her land.
Cast List includes :-
Peter Amory,Emma Atkins,Jeff Hordley,Julia Mallam,Jane Cox
Still reeling from the news of Charity’s affair, Chris decides
to go to the Woolpack for lunch and desperate to make amends, Charity
goes with him. On finding Cain already propping up the bar, Chris makes
a point of kissing Charity to wind him up.
In response Cain announces to a captivated audience that he has been
sleeping with Charity and crudely lists the places where they had sex
to the entire pub. After a snide comment from Chris, Cain is pushed
over the edge and hauls him out of his wheelchair.
As Cain heads home he is stunned to see a speeding car heading straight
at him. Reacting quickly, he pulls Lisa out of the way but Shadrach
is not so quick. The car hits him before speeding off, leaving Lisa
screaming to Cain to call an ambulance. Realising that Chris must be
behind the hit and run Cain swears to Lisa that he will kill him and
doesn’t care if he ends up in prison for it.
After helping Edna out with some home chores optimistic Len misjudges
her feelings and gives her a gentle kiss. But shocked Edna reacts badly,
slapping poor Len across the face and rushing off in a fluster.
|Breakfast with Frost
at the Tate breakfast table is stale, with Chris
refusing to discuss the dramatic events of the
previous night with a frustrated Charity who
is keen to salvage her marriage. The situation
is no better over at the Dingles, as Cain dishes
out insults to his family including young Debbie.
Having sorted Cain out with a good slap round
the chops Lisa tells him that Debbie is the victim
not him. When Chris finally agrees to talk, Charity
pours her heart out to him, assuring him that
she regrets the affair and loves Chris more than
ever. He demands to hear all the gory details,
heading off to the Woolpack afterwards for a
so most of the villagers are in the pub, including
Cain, who has been drowning his sorrows all morning.
Intent on winding Cain up Chris puts on an elaborate
show, kissing his wife at every opportunity.
It doesn’t take long for Cain to snap, revealing
sordid details of the affair to the riveted pub
audience. However when Chris reacts indifferently,
even making a joke out of it, Cain attacks and
knocks him out of the wheelchair.
back home in disgrace Cain notices a car speeding
down the lane, pulling Lisa out of the way in
the nick of time. Unlucky Shadrach hits the bonnet
and flies into the curb unconscious. Knowing
that the car was meant for him Cain phones Chris
to let him know that he’s still alive. While
Shadrach gets taken away to hospital Cain vows
to kill Chris, and he doesn’t care about the
Terry knows his boss is
behind the accident but
can’t understand why Chris
has welcomed Charity back
with open arms. Chris darkly
informs his friend that
Charity is going to suffer
in unimaginable ways.
Len’s offer to assist Edna with some DIY backfires
badly when some Woolpack Dutch courage spirits
him to plant an unwelcome kiss on Edna’s lips!
Turner celebrates a
buyer’s offer on Victoria
Cottage, while Steph
continues her devious
mission to get back into
her dad’s good books
and more importantly
Bob’s brother Eddie
Hope appears in the village
but is displeased to
learn that the welcoming
committee is away on
Date: Friday 05 September Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Chris makes plans for a life without Charity. Shadrach and Marlon form
an unlikely business partnership and conspire to make some money.
Len realises that his love will always be unrequited.
Cast List includes :-
Peter Amory,Andy Devine,Mark Charnock,Peter Martin
Out for revenge Chris meets with his solicitor again and tells her
he wants to divorce Charity, demanding she is left penniless. But oblivious
to his plans Charity is still desperate for forgiveness and cooks dinner
for Chris in an attempt to make amends. She insists to her husband
that she has changed and is going to make him happy. Little does she
know that her days at Home Farm are numbered.
Meanwhile, Eddie tries to sell double-glazing to Rodney who is unimpressed
and turns him down before proceeding to warn other villagers that Eddie
will rip them off.
Indignant Edna tells Len that whilst she values his friendship, she
is not interested in anything further. Distraught, Len confides to
Ollie that he has made a complete fool of himself with Edna and is
Elsewhere in the village, Shadrach goes to the Woolpack with both his
arms in slings and wearing a neckbrace. He demands a drink after what
he’s been through, only to be thrown out by Louise.
And Turner tells Steph he is proud of her for sticking with her job
at the factory.
|Less than charitable
worried that Chris means to do something reckless
to harvest revenge on his estranged wife. So
he’s relieved when Chris reveals that he’s merely
planning to divorce Charity on the sly.
Meeting with the Tate lawyer
Chris stipulates that the
divorce settlement must
leave Charity with as little
as possible. Meanwhile,
ignorance is bliss for
Charity, as she plays the
rains but it pours for Lisa, who is summoned
up to Carlisle by Granny Clegg for family business.
Marlon is left holding the Dingle fort, including
keeping Cain out of trouble and being nursemaid
to an ungrateful Shadrach, whose first port of
call from hospital is the Woolpack.
Pollard's left in the lurch
at the factory, however
Lisa’s departure gives
Steph the opportunity to
offer her services.
Meanwhile Turner sings
his daughter’s praises
to Shelley, who feels ashamed
that Steph is only sticking
at the factory job to get
into Alan's will.
Eddie is desperate to secure a double glazing
sale, but isn’t having much luck in the village.
Particularly after he tries to scam Rodney by
offering him free windows under the guise of
making his house a showcase. When Eddie reveals
the excessive installation cost of the ‘free’ windows
Rodney throws him out on his ear, and later warns
people off his wares at the Woolpack.
Edna visits Len to tell
him that, although she
holds their relationship
in high esteem, there will
never ever be any romance