Date: Thursday 18 December Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Laurel fights her feelings for Ashley, while he tries to prove to the Bishop
that he is worthy of a new housemate. Tricia lets off steam in an effort
to cope with the state of her faltering marriage. Charity resolves to get
back what is rightfully hers.
Cast List includes
Charlotte Bellamy, John Middleton, Sheree Murphy, Emma Atkins
Thursday 18th December
Written by: Lesley Clare O'Neill
IN ORDER OF
Ashley Thomas ]ohn Middleton
Louise Appleton Emily Symons
Chas Dingle Lucy Pargeter
Betty Eagleton Paula Tilbrook
Zak Dingle Steve Halliwell
Sam Dingle .lames Hooton
Charity Tate Emma Atkins
Bishop Peter Cartwright
Ethan Blake Liam O'Brien
Diane Blackstock Elizabeth Estensen
Scott Windsor Ben Freeman
Cain Dingle left Hordley
Marlon Dingle Mark Charnock
Tricia Dingle Sheree Murphy
Rodney Blackstock Patrick Mower
Danny Daggert Cleveland Campbell
Paul Marsden Matthew Booth
Edna Birch Shirley Stelfox
Paddy Kirk Dominic Brunt
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Ashley wakes up with a horrendous hangover after downing
tequila in the pub with Laurel. To make matters worse, he
remembers how he was caught in the act by the bishop and
The Vicar flounders as he tries to convince them he doesn’t
have a drink problem, but it is clear the Bishop is far from
impressed. He informs Ashley that Ethan, the curate, will
be staying with him for a while, leaving Chas unexpectedly
out on the street.
As Ethan settles into his new bedroom at the vicarage, he
is bemused to find Chas’s red lacy bra tucked away
and looks to Ashley for an explanation!
Unlucky in love, Laurel resigns herself to a life of singledom
as she comes to terms with her feelings for Ashley. Betty
does her best to distract her friend but to no avail.
Meanwhile, stressed Tricia hits the bottle at work. Diane
dismays as she asks Marlon to take the tipsy barmaid home.
Drunk and emotional, Tricia bursts into tears, asking Marlon
what she’s done wrong. Marlon is dumbfounded as he
later admits to Paddy that he is going to have to come clean
to his wife.
Elsewhere in the village Scott makes himself very unpopular
with the Dingles when he refuses to give Sam a Christmas
bonus. To worsen the blow, Scott makes a derogatory comment
about Charity and finds himself pinned up against a wall
by his throat as Cain demands an apology!