On its launch night (30th March 1997), Channel 5 broadcast the first episode of its original soap opera: Family Affairs. The series was Britain's first 5-days-a-week soap and has been broadcast every weekday since its launch. Family Affairs: The Hart Years (From Pilot to Episode 480)
The show followed the lives of the Hart family from Charnham, Kent, story lines surrounded Chris, Annie and their children Duncan, Holly, Melanie and Jamie Hart as well as Chris's father Angus, Annie's parents Elsa and Jack Gates and their friends and neighbours for 2 years. Friends and neighbours included Roy Farmer, Nick Trip and Maria Simons.
However, ratings were low and it wasn't long before Channel 5 threatened to axe Family Affairs. Drastic action was needed if the show was to survive, and so drastic action was taken: Brian Park, then producer of Britain's no. 1 soap Coronation Street, was hired at the end of 1998. In the next couple of months the Gates' were killed-off and early the follow
As Sadie locked up the pub she came out to find Sean kissing a man in the street. Sadie remembers that she hasn't turned the alarm on at the pub and returns to do so. When she does she finds Lucy has taken an overdose and calls an ambulance. When the neighbours see Lucy being wheeled out of the pub Sadie tells them that she's hit her head on somthing. Pete and Eileen return from the club. They kiss on the doorstep of the pub before entering to find that Lucy's been taken to hospital. Eileen rushes after her. Gabriel leaves Yasmin. She is heartbroken but Benji tells her that she's better off without him.
Yasmin decided that she wanted to get on with her life after Gabriel left her, she declined a date from Marc but after thinking about it - asked him out. Dave and Jake asked Yasmin to be an independant witness against Gabriel in order to help Jake get off. She declined, saying that she was just as affraid of Gabriel as them. Lucy came around after her overdose, she bonded with Eileen and told her that she didn't want anything to do with Pete, she didn't even want a visit from him at the hospital, but she didn't object to a relationship between Eileen and Pete.
Lucy returns home form hospital, we learn that she and Eileen are staying at Sadie's place until they find a place of their own. Sadie tries again to persuade Eileen that honesty is the best policy and that she should confess to Pete and Lucy that she knows about their relationship. While Eileen and Lucy are settling in, Pete calls round. He and Eileen go for a walk and he tells her that he thinks he's falling in love with her. Chrissy tries in vain to get out of getting a job, she even tells Chloe that she doesn't think she's well enough to return to school so that she can stay at home to take care of her. Later, however, Gary escorts Chrissy to ask Benji for a job at the shop. To Chrissy's horror; he offers her one! Cameron was angry to see that Jake was working at the Cyber CafÃ©, and started attacking him in the street. Marc broke the fight up and Cameron told Jake that he was a murderer for accidently killig his father. Meanwhile, Yasmin finally gave in to the presure, wit
The word ""killer"" has been graphitied onto the wall outside the cafÃ©, Roy orders Jake to clean it up and warns Cameron not to do it again and says he'll go to the police if he does. Cameron and Lewis decide to boycot the cafÃ© because Jake's still working there. Things aren't going well in the shop. Yasmin was annoyed at Benji for hiring Chrissy without consulting her first. Chrissy wasn't too happy about the arrangement either! In an attempt to get out of working evening shifts, and after learning that Pete is a buisiness man, she invites him and Eileen to dinner - thinking they're a couple. She soon stands corrected and Pete invites the Costellos to dinner with him in the pub. The truth about Tanya and Sean was finally revealed and rumors layed to rest, it turns out that she knew he was gay all along! They're only together because they both want to have a baby, but Sadie's put a spanner in the works there. She tells Sean that it would be a mistake - it could only end in tears. S
Lucy confessed to Eileen that she's slept with Pete, unaware that she already knew. Eileen acted as if she didn't know. At work, Pete was planning the following night's dinner party for himself, Eileen and the Costellos. Dave warned Eileen not to get involved with Pete. In the meantime, Sadie let slip to Lucy that Eileen had known about her and Pete all along. On returning home, Eileen was comfronted by an angry Lucy who accused her of being just like Pete. Cameron is still out to get Jake. He approached Sean and Tanya who were eating at the cafÃ© and told them that they were being served by a murderer. Roy warned him away. Sean and Tanya were invited to dinner at Nikki and Roy's place. Jake, meanwhile, ran into Cheryl who told him he'd done the right thing in changing his statement. Jake invited her to dinner to surprise Dave, but Dave didn't show up on time because he was too busy talking to Eileen, Cheryl had left before he got there. Yasmin is still annoyed at Chrissy's
Eileen and Lucy talked things through. Eileen went to Pete's to help him prepare for the dinner party. When all the preparations were made Eileen and Pete almost kiss but are interupted by Chrissy and Gary. While his guests get comfortable, Pete goes round to Sadie's to ask Lucy why she's not at the dinner party. She tells him that she's told Eileen about him and her. At first he's angry at her but then she tells him that Eileen already knew . . . Dave meets up with Cheryl and after a drink together they go out on a date. The night is interupted, however, when Dave hears Jake leaving a message on the answering machine telling him that he's moving on. Yasmin is on the verge of sacking Chrissy but before she gets a chance she's confronted by Benji about not cancelling her wedding. She tells him that she'll do it while meeting the wedding planner on Friday. Sean skipped his HIV test again and also skipped the drink with Tanya at Nikki and Roy's place. He spent the evening at the Bla
Pete and Eileen fought after the dinner party. He trapped her in the pub and when she tried to make a run for it he went after her. Yasmin failed to tell the wedding planner that she didn't have a groom she also fired Chrissy and tried to kiss Marc.
Eileen has now been missing for 3 days and Lucy is getting more and more worried. She asks Cheryl to question Pete. When she does so, Pete tells her that Eileen left after he'd gone to bed. She noticed the scratches on his hand which he dismissed as a hazard of the job. Dave had an MS attack due to the stress brought on by Jake's disappearance. Myra Costello (Kate Williams), Gary's mum, arrives a day early to find that her son's new home was a little bit different from the last one. We learn that they haven't even told her that they don't have any money - they say that the reason their new house is so much smaller is due to outragous house prices in London. Sean got the all clear on his HIV test.
Cheryl was lied to throughout the episode, by both Dave and Pete. Dave told her that Jake was still living at Geri's when in fact he's run away. Geri discovered that Dave didn't know where Jake was and we were reminded that Jake has to sign in with his parole officer on Thursday. Pete lied to Cheryl about Eileen's disappearance. Later, while drunk, he came clean with Sadie and told her that he'd ruined his last chance with Eileen, that he'd loved her all along and never meant to hurt her. Doug thought that Marc had had a fling with Yasmin and had dumped her. Before consulting Marc about the issue he apologised to Yasmin for his behaviour on Marc's behalf. Later, Marc told Doug that the opposite had happened, Yasmin had tried to kiss him but he'd pulled away. Myra overheard Yasmin and Doug talking about Chrissy. Yasmin said that she was glad that she'd fired her. In the pub, Sadie told her that the Costellos were only renting the house. Myra confronted Gary about the issue and he ha
Lucy can't sleep with worrying about the whereabouts of Eileen. To make matters worse, Sadie told Lucy about Pete's revelations to her the night before - that he felt responsible for Eileen's disappearance and that he wished he hadn't hurt her. Lucy got worked up and went to the pub to yell at Pete, she accused him of killing Eileen. Later, he told her that his feeling responsible for Eileen's departure didn't mean that he'd killed her, in fact he wanted to help Lucy find her mum. Lucy was undecided. Tanya found out from Dave that Sean had been having second thoughts about having a baby with her; he denied that he still had these feelings of doubt. Benji then told Tanya that Sean had spent the night with a man he'd met at the pub last Thursday, when she confronted Sean he told her that he'd slept on the man's sofa-bed - alone. With a little bit of persuading, she believed him and they decided that they both really wanted to have this baby. Chrissy told Gary and Myra that she though
From BBC Pure Soap: Cat feigned fainting for the benefit of Doug in Dusty's Store. Doug helped her home, but his sons were keen that he didn't fall for any bogus claim for compensation. Meanwhile, Cat milked it. Chloe got upset with her mum for asking her about her jewellery. Chloe later confided in her nan that she gave it away. Myra told Chrissy that her eight year old daughter had better money sense than her. Gary confided in his mum that he was on the verge of bankruptcy, but he didn't want Chrissy to know. Myra offered to sell her villa in Spain to help them out before the bailiffs were at the door. Trevor, the wedding planner, turned up so Yasmin made out Marc was in fact Gabriel, Marc played along. Trevor was happy to hear he was a â€˜hands off' groom as it made his job a lot easier.
From BBC Pure Soap: Doug visited Cat at home to make sure she was alright. He realised she was conning him but he still agreed to give her some compensation money. They went for a drink together at the pub. Gary was forced to tell Chrissy the whole truth about their financial dire straights. They both reluctantly agreed to accept Myra's generous offer to sell her villa in Spain to pay off their debts. Justin's plan of hosting a party to bed Kelly worked. Despite his womanising ways, once in the bedroom he losT his nerve and admitted to Kelly he was a virgin â€“ it didn't stop them! Melanie gave Lewis a pill to get him in the party mood. It backfired on her when Lewis became very melancholy about his deceased father. Cameron threw her out and Lewis collapsed in the bathroom.
From BBC Pure Soap: Yasmin made it very clear to Benji that he must have been mad to give Chrissy back her job. It was a bitter pill for Chrissy to swallow, but she needed to do it for the money. Cameron had great plans to re-launch the sandwich shop. They were soon dashed when Lewis said their mum planned to sell it when he spoke to her on the phone earlier that day. Justin lost his virginity to Kelly the night of the party. The morning after, Kelly indicated she did that sort of thing all the time, Justin thought she was joking. Melanie felt awful when she realised Lewis didn't want to talk to her. At least he was ok after the pill she gave him the night before had an adverse reaction.
From BBC Pure Soap: Justin was shocked to hear Marc was going to carry on working with him and Doug. He felt Marc was only staying until a posh job came along. Justin couldn't give Cameron a job as promised. Chrissy couldn't believe Gary's â€˜friend' didn't lose his job and Gary was mad to take the rap for him. Gary was annoyed to hear his â€˜friend' Bob would try it on with Chrissy at any given opportunity. Instead of waiting for Tanya to finish work and try to make a baby, Sean was coerced into getting drunk in the pub with Yasmin, Marc and Geri. There was not any turkey basting that night. Cameron, bitter over losing a job to Marc, told Yasmin how Marc had really got into hot water at his last job by seducing the bosses wife. Yasmin was not pleased with Marc at all.
This episode focuses entirely on the Costello family. Lewis visits Melanie and tells her that it was his choice to take the pills and that she shouldn't feel guilty about it. Gary and Chrissy continue to argue after Chrissy finds out that Gary wasn't fired, but instead he left his job voluntarily to save a college of his from jail. Chrissy tells him that this friend of his had tried to sleep with her while Gary was away on business. While playing around in Mel's room, Chloe finds her sister's pills and takes one! She tells her parents that she's feeling unwell and they make plans to keep her off school. Just as Chrissy heads to work, Chloe collapses on the stairs. Chloe is taken to hospital; the doctors cannot determine the cause of Chloe's illness. Later, she falls into a coma! Gary and Chrissy sort out their differences in the hospital. We learn about Chrissy's childhood. Her mother left when her younger sister died suddenly of cancer and she grew up in a flat with her father
The doctor's tell Chrissy and Gary that Chloe is coming out of the coma; they also tell them that the coma was a result of Chloe taking ecstasy! Mel finds her bottle of pills at the bottom of her cupboard and counts them - she figures out that one is missing. Later, Mel hears Gary and Myra talking. Gary says that he's sure that Melanie had promised that she wouldn't take drugs again, but he wasn't sure. Melanie left quietly. Doug offers Cat £500 compensation; she refuses after Justin told her that Doug didn't believe her injuries are genuine. Sean and Tanya start making babies!!! Justin let it slip to Cameron that he was a virgin until he'd slept with Kelly earlier in the week. After Justin doesn't want to go out with her again, Kelly and Benji go on a date - they kiss. Marc tells Yasmin over a drink in the Swan that she should set up her own salon with her collage skills as well as her shop-keeping skills. Cameron gets drunk at lunchtime and then goes to work in the evenin
Kelly spent the night with Benji - but made it very clear to him that they were just friends and nothing more. The inquest's verdict into his father's death was 'accidental death', this angered Cameron who last night lost his job. He went to the cafe looking for Jake; he was told that he was missing. In the heat of the moment: he through a chair. Geri calmed him down and, worried about him, invited him to dinner that night. Pete comes round to see if Lucy is willing to work now that the pub was short staffed after he fired Cameron. She told him that she was too busy at the cafe. Later, Lucy comes home to find Pete on the couch with bruised knuckles. He tells her that he's driven 200 miles and spent nearly £1000, but he's found out that Eileen is alive. Lucy is relieved to hear this and thanks Pete. To her parent's relief, Chloe comes out of her coma. Mel goes home where Myra tells her that she should go to the hospital - not run away. She does this, Gary asks her what she was thi
From BBC Pure Soap: Marc was pleased as punch with his dad's sign writing skills. It was official; Marc was part of the family firm. Justin felt Doug should have run it past him first instead of just having to accept it. Melanie still felt guilty about Chloe taking her ecstasy; Chrissy refused to talk to her. She sought out comfort from Lewis who said at least the hospital discovered a possible serious illness. Brendan, on the war path for Justin, thumped Sean thinking it was him. An unnerved Justin oversaw Brendan say it was only a matter of time before he finds him. Kelly told Sean she still liked Justin. Yasmin returned from a therapeutic shopping trip to cheer her up after being refused a loan for the salon. Marc encouraged her not to give up on the first obstacle and make a business plan.
It was Chloe's birthday and the family spent the day in hospital with her. Mel took a little persuading because she was affraid that her sister would blame her for what happened. Chrissy finally spoke to Mel telling her that she was glad she came. Chloe went for a biopsy for the lump in her neck. The whole family was very worried. Geri warned Marc that he shouldn't get Yasmin's hopes up about starting a salon - she doesn't need another failure. Her worries were forgotten at the sight of Marc's naked chest when she accidently spilt juice over him in the cafe. Lucy sympathised with Cameron. They had a few drinks together at his place - when they ran out of alcohol they went to the pub. Cameron was greeted coldly by Pete but Lucy told Pete that he'd had a hard time dealing with the death of his father and persuaded Pete to give him his job back! Lewis tells Cameron that their mother has had an offer for the sandwich shop. Sean has a black eye because Kelly's boyfriend, Brendan hit
Chloe comes home from hospital but she's not in the clear yet as the family are still awaiting her test results. Gary got a phonecall from his old pall Bob - who Chrissy has accused of hitting on her while Gary was away on buisiness. He's also the guy that Gary quit his job to protect. Gary confronted Bob in person in the swan and he told Gary that things just happened, Gary chose to believe Chrissy and told bob to stay away from him and his family. Lucy and Cameron get talking and they decide they should go travelling together. Cameron thanks Lucy for getting him his job back at the pub. Yasmin and Cat are feeling down about father and son, Doug and Marc. Doug seems to be interested in Sadie and Marc's talking Geri out. Yasmin gives Cat a makeover. Down at the pub later, Cat gets talking to two younger men and she thinks things are going weel but they leave quickly when she goes to the loo. She ends up having a nice evening with Doug. Geri's date goes well with Marc but she tell
The Costellos prepare for Chloe's test results; Chrissy takes Chloe shopping but to get her mind off it more than Chloe, who doesn't seem to be worried at all. Mel gets sent home from work because she's making so many mistakes. In the morning Gary gets a visit from Bob who persuades him to come for a drink at the Swan. Later, Gary finds out that Bob knew that the transactions he'd made were illegal. He thinks that Chloe's illness has been brought on by the pressures of the move and changes in lifestyle and tells Bob that if anything should happen to Chloe he'll kill him!!! Bob then points out that Gary's going to be late for Chloe's appointment! He rushes off . . . Sadie and Doug go on their date to the theatre, Doug clearly wishes he was going with Cat instead - as does Cat. Geri arranges a second dinner date with Marc - after turning down lunch because she was so busy in the cafe. He then goes to ask Yasmin to lunch - just as friends. She declines because she has to work at the s
Gary got 3 points on his licence and a fine for speeding to the hospital; he was an hour late for his appointment. Earlier, we saw Chrissy come out of the doctor's office - she was very pale and looked worried. She and Chloe go for a walk . . . Sadie and Doug returned from their date at the theatre, Doug told Cat that he wasn't really a fan of the theatre and that he'd much rather have been with her than with Sadie. Sadie, however, had a wonderful time! Marc tells Yasmin that they should get married, they can always get divorced after the wedding. She eventually agrees. Meanwhile, Geri tells Cat that she's over the moon that she and Marc are an item. Cat can't believe that they're getting so serious after only one date. Cameron and Lucy are still fighting Lucy's solution is to eat as much chocolate as possible. Cameron's is to get drunk in the Swan. While there, he bumps into Justin. He tells him he's had enough . . . Justin later tells Lewis that he's worried about what Cameron
From BBC Pure Soap [BBC.co.uk/puresoap]: Geri lost her rag with Marc when she found out he still planned to go ahead with the wedding. When Yasmin mentioned it to Geri she thought he had already told her. Roy and Nikki popped along to the CafÃ© to ask Geri if she would cover while they took a few days holiday. Nikki and Roy had secret plans that they were keeping to themselves. After Chloe's brush with drugs, the social worker paid a visit to the Costello's and left very stoney faced. Gary pushed Chrissy for the result of Chloe's biopsy, it was bad news. Yasmin told Benji about her plan to convert the shop into a beauty salon instead of finding new premises. Benji said opening a salon was the last thing he wanted to do.
From BBC Pure Soap: Cameron told Cheryl the policeman he spoke to was very interested to hear Jake had absconded. Cheryl had lied at work to keep Jake out of trouble. Jake was not aware of her kindness. Myra confronted Chrissy about her inability to cope with Chloe's illness. She admitted having therapy back in the 60's and suggested it would help Chrissy too. Chrissy dismissed the idea. Jake had not eaten for two days. Lucy came to the rescue and they met in a cafÃ©. She bought him lunch and gave him £20. She couldn't convince him to come home and face the music though. Yasmin had a shock when Trevor announced the magazine planned a Mr & Mrs competition for her and Marc. She really was unsure if she could keep up the faÃ§ade.
Jake came to see Lucy, he asked her if he could stay with her because he couldn't stand another night on the streets. They agree that Sadie can't know he's there. Lucy agrees to let him stay on the condition that he speaks to Dave to let him know that he's OK. Jake agrees and Dave comes round, he tells Jake that Cameron has told the police that he'd done a runner and pleaded with Jake to hand himself in. Jake told him that he'd think about it but later told Lucy that there was no way that he'd ever hand himself in. Later, Lucy bumps into Cameron. She tells him that he shouldn't be so hard on Jake; he gets the feeling that Lucy's seen Cameron and knows where he is. He tells her to tell him where he is. She refuses. Tanya took a pregnancy test. She told Sean before she looked at the result that it would come back negative and that she never got what she wanted. She was right. Sean spent the rest of the day trying to cheer her up with some success. Chloe still hasn't been told that sh
Jake and Lucy woke up beside each other. Lucy thanks him for not trying anything last night. They get dressed and Jake is on his way out when Sadie comes into Lucy's room. Jake hides under the bed without being noticed by Sadie, Cameron is with Sadie. He tells Lucy that he's sorry for the way he acted yesterday, Lucy tells him that it's fine - she tells him that she really has to get ready for work and asks him to leave. On his way out he spots Jake's shoes on Lucy's floor. He says nothing but later phones the police who have a warrent out for Jake's arrest. The police arrest Jake. During Jake's arrest, Pete pulls Lucy aside and tells her that he's had a phonecall from the police station about her mum. Eileen had been arrested for being drunk and disorderly and she was being held at the police station. Pete and Lucy went to the station together but Eileen had already left, leaving 'no fixed abode' when asked for her address. Pete and Lucy feel like they're back to square 1. Cheryl
Chrissy takes Chloe to the hospital for radio therapy. But she is told that it's for more tests. Melanie and Myra agree that Chloe should be told what's going on, but they agree that it's not their place to decide this or to tell Chloe. Mel goes round to Lewis' to watch a scary movie to cheer her up. The movie isn't at all scary. Mel and Lewis are joined by Justin who attempts to scare them with a story, but he copies the plot from a film. Mel then suggests that they use a Ouija board. They gather everything together. Mel begins to chant and the board spells out 'Robert', Cameron and Lewis' father's name. Mel didn't know this. Cameron comes in and smashes up the board and orders Mel and Justin out of the flat. He and Lewis sit down. Lewis suggests that they need to get away from Charnham for a while, maybe go and spend some time with their mother in France. Cameron says he'll think about it. Benji finds Yasmin looking in magazines at different beauty products. She still wants to set
Pete apologises to Eileen about the night she left. She apologises too. Lucy walks in during their conversation and is very surprised to see her mother has returned. Pete heads back down to the bar to let mother and daughter catch up. Eileen begs for Lucy's forgiveness. Lucy tells her that she thought her mother had gone for good and that she must promise never to leave her again. Eileen did, but Lucy's heard it before . . . Later, Eileen tells Pete and Lucy that she only came back to Charnham to tie up some loose ends and now she wants to move on and leave for good and she wants Lucy to come with her! Doug confronts Marc and Yasmin about their plans to get married for the money, he's not happy about the arrangement. He's not the only one; Cat tells Geri that if she were in here position she'd dump Marc. Later, Geri tells Marc that the wedding talk had gone on too long. Roy and Nikki announce they've got married. Cat introduces the couple to Doug and they all go back to his place f
Eileen can't decide whether to stay or leave. She overhears Lucy and Sadie talking, they agree that Eileen and Pete make a good couple. Eileen goes to the swan and offers to help out behind the bar while Pete is short staffed. Pete welcomes the help and in return, on Sadie's advice, he invites Eileen to have lunch with him. She agrees. Later, Eileen tells Pete that she is planning to stay in Charnham for Lucy's sake, but refuses to return Pete's strong feelings. Sadie's busy organising a bomb fire party (to be held on Friday - because that's when people are more likely to spend their cash). She asks for Myra's help to look over a few ideas that she'd put down. Later, Myra tells Sadie that her party is old fashioned and she should liven it up a bit. Sadie disagrees and tells Myra that her help won't be required. Benji invites Kelly to the cinema in the evening. She declines because she's taking part in a play at college, he asks if she'd like to go in the afternoon - she accepts. L
Lewis tries to persuade Cameron to come away with him to France to visit their mother. Cameron is in a bad mood all day and finally agrees to go with his brother. Later, they head for France. Dave and Lucy are trying to get £5,000 together to pay Jake's bale money. Dave manages to scrounge £500, but he can't get any more than that - looks like Jake will have to stay where he is. Cameron gets angry at Lucy and Dave for trying to raise the money. He says that Jake is exactly where he should be. Doug tells Sadie that he's going to the 'Cloak and Dagger's' bonfire party instead of going to the swan in the evening - their bonfire party is on Friday. Sadie asks Doug if he'd like to go out for another date somtime. He says he's busy with work at the moment. He ends up taking Cat and Davie to the park. Sean and Tanya put together some work that needs doing around the house and they approach Justin about doing it. Justin speaks to Kelly and lets her know that he knows she's going out wi
Chloe has to go to the hospital for radiotherapy; she's yet to be told there's anything wrong with her. Gary tells her that the doctor's just wanted to make sure that she's 100% better. Soon after, Myra finds Gary in his car is tears. He's upset that Chloe has to go for radiotherapy; he wants to tell Chloe the truth. Myra agrees that Chloe deserves to know what's wrong with her. Later, the radiotherapy session went fine. Gary buys Chloe a DVD - Mel's upset that she didn't get one. Chloe wants to go and see the firework display. Chrissy tells her that she can't go, she tells Gary not to take her. He disobeys her. Chrissy gets angry that Gary and Myra went behind her back. Sadie is throwing a bonfire party at the swan. She goes round to the Davenport's flat to ask Cameron to work only to find that he's gone to Brittany with Lewis to visit their mum and won't be back for a couple of weeks. Justin's staying at the Davenport's while their away. Doug goes round to see him and asks him to
Lucy is angry and upset after Mike's revelations about her mum. Mike jokingly tells Lucy that if she's ever short of money just to give him a call. Eileen tells him that he's not welcome in their home. Eileen apologises to Lucy, she tells her that she was never meant to find out and that she only did it for her. Eileen says that it started when she, Lucy and Charlotte had just had a visit from the bailiffs. They were left with nothing - she had no other choice. It went on for 3 months. Lucy begins to understand that her mother only did it out of love for her family. She asks her to consider Pete's offer and start seeing him again . . . Doug, Cat and Davie come back to the pub after the fireworks. Pete takes Davie round the back to watch videos with some of the other kids. Sadie gives Cat a filthy look. Later, Cat tells Doug that perhaps they should see less of each other because perhaps people were getting the wrong end of the stick, he doesn't understand and she tells him that it's
Cheryl offers Dave money towards Jake's bale. At first Dave refuses but when he realises that there's no other way to get Jake out of prison he accepts the money, unfortunately it's not enough. He asks Yasmin to loan him the rest - she tells his she'll see what she can do. Dave tells Lucy the good news and Lucy tells Jake who admits that he can't take being locked up any more . . . Melanie spends the night with Justin at the Davenport's flat. She's disappointed to learn that her mother doesn't care where she's been all night. Justin and Doug's situation is the opposite; Doug is worried that he's not seeing enough of his son. He invites him round for lunch but Justin tells him that he's OK. Myra leaves, temporarily. She heads back to Spain but will be back in a few weeks. Chrissy tells Gary that she and Myra had an argument. Gary tells her that it's OK. Later, Gary learns that Chrissy's been bad mouthing Myra to Chloe. Eileen and Lucy move back in with Pete, but Pete is disappoint
Kelly took a pregnancy test, it was positive. Her mother told her that they'd get through this together. Kelly asked her not to tell her father or Brendan until she'd come to terms with it. Denise tried to persuade Kelly to talk to Benji - Denise assumes he's the father . . . Kelly tells her mum that she'll speak to Benji but instead heads round to see Justin. Kelly and Justin don't get a chance to speak because Mel is there. Kelly leaves Justin and Mel confused. Later, Kelly bumps into Benji. When he asks her what's wrong she tells him that it's just college stuff - nothing for him to worry about. Sadie asks Doug to dinner because he's feeling lonely with Justin staying at the Davenport's. He agrees. Later, Sadie plays matchmaker as she tells Cat that she's going to make her dinner to cheer her up. Sadie leaves Cat and Doug to it. Cat tells Doug that she'd been a bit hasty the other day when she said that they couldn't be friends. When Doug leaves he and Cat are just friends - much
Benji can't get hold of Kelly and fears she's avoiding him. He's not too wrong. Kelly tells Justin that she's pregnant and that he's the father! He walked away in shock. Earlier, Justin made a move on Mel but she turned him down telling him they were just friends; she tells Kelly the same thing. Mel's upset that her family don't seem to care what she does or where she is, in fact they tell her to stay away that evening because Pete and Eileen are coming to dinner. Marc and Geri finally get some alone time but Yasmin walks in on them. She tells Marc that Nick, the photographer, is coming round tomorrow and it wouldn't look very good if he was showing a woman out. They are supposed to be the perfect couple. Marc can't take it any more and he and Geri go round to her place when Yasmin leaves the room! Lucy and Cheryl persuade Dave to swallow his pride and take Pete's money for Jake's bale. Later, Jake comes home. He doesn't appreciate that everyone is running around after him. Lucy te
From BBC Pure Soap: Its Babs' birthday, the first since Tanya's dad died and she planned to party after 40 years of boredom. She told Sean that she fancied Pete but Sean stopped her when she mentioned sex. Dave was gutted to hear Cheryl was under official investigation at work for not reporting Jake missing from bail. She told him she couldn't afford to be seen with him at the moment. Justin took in the news that he was the father of Kelly's baby. Marc suggested that there was always a chance it could be Benji's. Kelly invited Justin to meet her parents. Pete told Eileen to leave. Eileen explained she didn't want to be bought. When Pete proposed a second time she said yes. As they were nearly married, Eileen decided to stay in Pete's room.
Jake felt a lot better after he'd spent the night with Lucy, he even left the flat for the first time since he left prison. Jake worked a shift in the pub and got into a fight with Brendan when a drink was spilt on Becky. Brendan called Jake a murderer and Jake told him that he'd already killed two people and that another one wouldn't make a difference. Lucy dragged Jake away from the fight. Later, Lucy goes round to see Jake but he doesn't want to see her. She convinces him to let her stay and them start to talk about what it was like for Jake in prison. Jake is afraid to return. Lucy tells him that she will always be there for him and lets slip that she loves him. She gets up to leave but Jake keeps her back and they kiss. As Barbara left, she was coming around to Tanya and Sean having a baby in a less conventional way but as she was going through the door, the phone rings. Tanya lets the answer machine get it but she and Babs hear that it's Nick. Babs is worried that Tanya is doin
From BBC Pure Soap: Cat stayed tight lipped for once over DC Cheryl Barker's questioning about Jake's fatal car crash. Cheryl was interviewing as many people as she could before the trial in a couple of weeks. Cameron and Lewis returned from France disgusted at the state of their flat. Justin was relieved his best mate was back. They went for a drink and Cameron asked Justin how he felt about being a dad. Eileen lied to Pete and met Mike her nasty ex. They made plans on how to get at Pete's money. Later Eileen put those plans into place by letting Yasmin know about Pete's offer on the cafÃ©. Yasmin spoke to Roy about Pete's offer on the cafÃ©. Roy told her nothing had been signed yet so it was possible for her to buy it. She let slip to him about Becky seeing Brendan.
Roy told Pete that Yasmin had made a better offer on the cafe. Pete told him he'd pay more in cash; Roy said he'd think about it. Pete goes to the shop to ask Yasmin what she thinks she's doing; she tells him that she has every right to bid on the cafe as he does. Later, Pete tells Eileen that he'd had a few troubles with the purchase of the cafe but he'd seen to them. She tells him that she'd pleased but we can see that she's not . . . Benji gets a job in Leeds but isn't sure what to do about Kelly . . . Cameron and Lewis have returned, but Justin's still hanging around the flat. Cameron is happy with the arrangement but Lewis wants him out. Meanwhile, Justin's got problems of his own when Kelly tells Brendan that she can't stop thinking about Justin, Brendan goes to see him and Justin let's slip that Kelly's pregnant. Marc then lets slip to Yasmin, who tells Benji! Also, Kelly talks to Sean about her problems. Cameron asks Eileen for his job back at the swan. She tells him that
Benji's excited about being a father, he's even thinking about turning the great DJ job down in Leeds. Yasmin tells him that he should be careful. Benji asks Kelly why she didn't tell him about the baby, she was shocked that he knew and even more shocked that he wanted to care for it with her. Earlier, Kelly spoke to her mum who was concerned about Kelly. Denise got the impression that Kelly wanted to be with Justin and tried to persuade her to stay with Benji after she found out Justin was a builder. Later, Denise overheard a conversation between Roy and Doug in which Justin's name was mentioned. She told Doug that as parents they must be responsible. Doug had no idea what she was talking about and so confronted Justin and Marc who finally admitted that Kelly was pregnant. Doug was disappointed he thought Justin was more responsible than that. Meanwhile, Brendan told Benji that he thought Kelly might still be hung up on Justin. Benji asked Kelly if the baby was defiantly his, Kelly te
Everyone's gone to Roy and Nikki's leaving party/Becky's birthday party so Pete persuades Eileen they should have a quiet night in. Eileen tells Pete she's going to check the loos and she'll be up in a minute, he goes upstairs and she calls Mike. Their mysterious plotting continues . . . Eileen looks uncomfortable all evening. Pete gets a text message from Siobhan, his ex-wife asking him to meet her. Despite Eileen's objections he goes only to be stood up, he does come across a homeless girl but he scares her away when he offers her a place to sleep for the night. Meanwhile, Eileen appears to be going out of her mind. She calls Mike and tells him to forget the whole thing but he informs her it, whatever it is, has already been done . . . Lucy and Jake also enjoyed a quiet night in together, alone. Tanya invited Nick around for the evening with her and Sean. Sean embarrasses Tanya by insulting her cooking and describing their relationship as like that of an old couple. Brendan
Eileen's got a guilty conscience, but Pete doesn't understand what's wrong with her. Eileen can't bare to watch as Roy is pulled from the fire. Pete assumes that she was worried about him. Later, Eileen calls Mike and asks if they can meet - something's gone horribly wrong. Roy suffered severe burns. He was rushed to the hospital. Nikki insisted on going in the ambulance with him, despite being in a pretty bad way herself. Sadie went round to Sean and Tanya's to ask Sean to give her, Darren and Becky a lift to the hospital. Tanya says he can't because he's drunk. Sadie decides to get a cab. Sean agrees to come along to make sure everything's OK. Later, at the hospital, the doctor's prep Roy for surgery while Nikki wants to see her husband. As Roy goes into the operation theatre, they allow Nikki to see him. He is unconscious, she tells him to hang in there and think of their new life in the country. When Roy comes out of surgery, his condition is described as stable but as Nikki spea
Pete suggests that he and Eileen postpone the wedding due to recent events. Eileen is upset by the idea; she is very upset by the whole ordeal. She tells Nikki that if she could turn the clock back she would. She calls Mike and tells him they need to talk. Sadie and Lucy agree to be Pete and Eileen's witnesses for their wedding. Chrissy wasn't very happy when Myra sent a 'few' boxes ahead of herself from Spain. Gary made a joke out of it and the girls made a game of trying to guess the contents of the boxes. The police were asking questions, the same police officer that investigated Josh Matthew's murder. They start with Nikki; she points the finger at Pete. She points out that the officer has charged him for murder before. Next, the police visit Yasmin. She tells them that Pete's offer on the cafe had not been accepted. Suggesting that he may have had motive. The police then visit Sadie's house but she's not home. Cat tells them that she's at work. On their way out, the police bum
The police question Pete and Eileen about the fire at the cafe. Pete tells them that he was at home with Eileen all evening. Eileen confirms the story, even though it's not true. Lester, Kelly's father, finds out that she's pregnant and isn't all that happy when he discovers that everybody else in the family seems to know already. He goes to the shop to talk to Benji but he's away over night DJing. Marc invites the family round for Sunday lunch the next day. They agree. Myra returns from Spain. Gary fetches her from the airport. Earlier, Gary tried to persuade Chrissy to be nice to her mother-in-law. She reluctantly agreed. When Myra arrives she's greeted by Sadie who tells her she's off to a singles party. It's bad news for Roy. The doctors all come to the same conclusion; there's nothing more they can do for him. They suggest that Nikki should take the decision to turn off Roy's life support. She still can't get hold of Vince, Roy's father.
Nikki asks Dave to track down Vince, she tells him that she's takes the decision to turn off Roy's life support machine by the end of the day whether he comes or not but Roy's father has the right to say goodbye to his son. Later, Vince shows up at Nikki and Roy's place. Nikki tells him what happened and that she's going to turn off Roy's life support. It all comes as a shock to Vince. Meanwhile, news of Roy's condition spreads. Dave tells Pete that he hasn't just burnt the cafe but also ended Roy's life. Pete denies he did anything, and when Dave questions the issue of Pete and Eileen postponing their wedding; Pete tells him that the wedding will go ahead as planned. Yasmin gets down to the details with Trevor and her bridesmaids. Trevor insists that the bridesmaid's lipstick not clash with the tablecloths! Trevor gets very protective when he discovers that Eileen is also a bride-to-be and that she's getting his advice for free. Chrissy agrees to work a weekend shift at the cafe s
Pete was asked to go to the police station for further questioning into the fire at the cafe. He denied that he started the fire and told them that he was with Eileen all night. The police presented him with a piece of a shirt with paint on it matching that of his flat. He told them that the only shirt like that he owned had been taken to a charity shop a week ago. The police then asked him for a DNA sample so that they could eliminate him from their enquiries. Pete was glad to help because he hasn't done anything wrong. Later, Eileen tells Pete that she needs some money so that she can make plans for the wedding. He tells her that he'll have to get her a credit card for his account; in the meantime he gives her his credit card to borrow. Eileen is actually trying to get Mike's money together, he phones her several times. Pete and Eileen's wedding will be on Friday. Myra and Tanya had a joke at Sadie's expense at the pub. Sadie had met two men at the singles dinner the other night, w
The residents of Charnham have a choice to make, do they attend Eileen and Pete's wedding or Roy's funeral. Everyone other than Jake, Lucy, Cat and Davie Jr. attends Roy's funeral.The FuneralYasmin plans to look after the shop during the funeral, she changes her tune when Marc offers to go with Geri. At the funeral, Marc tells Geri that he'll have enough money to take her around the world. Yasmin looks disappointed even though, earlier, she was joking that Geri was starting to take the wedding far too seriously. Sadie makes the difficult decision to go to the funeral over the wedding. Although it's not a competition Nikki is glad she made the choice. Nikki, Becky, Darren and Vince bid farewell to Roy. Vince gives his eulogy announcing that somebody was responsible for his son's death and that he hoped that person would be brought to justice but he hoped that revenge wouldn't get in the way of everybody's good memories about Roy. Nikki broke down as Roy's coffin was lowered into th
Sadie, Eileen and Lucy return to the pub after Eileen and Pete's wedding, minus Pete. He's at the police station answering their questions. They question him further about his whereabouts on the night of the fire and ask him why his hair was found at the scene. His solicitor defends Pete telling them that Pete had every right to be at the cafe, just like every other paying customer. The detective pointed out that the hair was found at the back entrance. Pete could only explain how it got there by claiming he'd been set up. The detective told him that they would get him. Back on Stanley Street, Eileen opened the pub to show everybody that nothing was wrong but rumours still spread that Pete had been arrested for the murder of Roy Farmer . . . Later, the police come round to the pub with a warrant to search the premises. They tae away two pots of paint. In the police station the paint is put before Pete and he's told that paint similar to this was used to start the fire. By the time the
Pete can't get the police's accusations out of his mind. Eileen thinks that he's going to drive himself insane. He believes that it's someone close to him but doesn't suspect for a minute that it could be his new wife . . . Later, Pete and Eileen figure out that it was Sadie who'd told the police that Pete and Eileen hadn't come from the pub. Eileen confronts Sadie who apologises and offers to change her statement, Eileen tells her not to do that because it'll look suspicious. Pete has a go at Dave in the street. Dave tells him that everyone knows that Pete did it. Pete threatens to kill Dave if it's him who's setting him up. Eileen breaks them up saying that it won't do Pete any good if the police find out that he's been fighting in the street. Cheryl visits Dave and tells him that she's been cleared after the inquiry when she didn't tell the police that Jake was skipping bale. Dave was pleased to hear it and asked her if there was any chance of them getting back together. She said th
Yasmin's bridesmaids are being fitted for their dresses. Cat, Geri and Lucy are the bridesmaids. Cat is the first to turn up; and she's late. Geri is with Marc, she's completely forgotten about the fitting. Geri tells Marc that she doesn't want to be second best to Yasmin. Later, when Geri's remembered about the fitting, she storms out after Yasmin accuses her of putting on weight. Cat follows her and Geri breaks down. She tells Cat how she's sure Yasmin fancies Marc and that she's worried about what might happen on the wedding night. Later, when Marc tries to defend Yasmin saying that she's got a lot on her plate at the moment Geri dumps him. Trevor thinks that Yasmin should fire Geri as a bridesmaid, Yasmin refuses. Lucy turns up to the fitting much later that everyone else. She's concerned about Jake. She hasn't spoken to him since he pleaded guilty and she can't get hold of him anywhere. Later, Jake comes to the pub to see Lucy. He dumps her telling her that she deserves better
Cheryl visits Dave. She tells him that she's sorry to hear that Jake pleaded guilty, but told him that it could've been worse for Jake if he'd pleaded not guilty and was later found guilty by a jury. Dave said he'd do anything to get Jake off. Later, the couple get cosy. Dave tries to kiss Cheryl but she stops him and tells him that there's something he has to know about her before their relationship can go any further. She tells him that she can' have children. Dave tells her that it's not an issue and admits to her that he has MS, he didn't tell her before because he was scared. He tells her that he'll understand if she leaves him. She calls him an idiot and they kiss. Later, Cheryl lets slip to Dave that Jake could get off if he was Dave's carer. Cheryl tells him that it would be a stupid idea to tell a court something that wasn't true, Dave could end up in trouble. He tells her that he'll do anything to protect Jake. Sadie gets ready to decorate the pub in time for Christmas. C
From BBC Pure Soap: Dave burst into the courtroom at the eleventh hour with documents proving Jake was his official career and therefore an â€˜exceptional circumstance' to prevent Jake's jail term. Jake took the honest road and made an emotional speech in court. He confessed he was never Dave's carer but that he felt remorse and sorrow at his actions. He went down for 2 years. D.I Kirkdale was hot on Pete's trail; he lurked around the pub and threatened Pete that the game was up. Pete worried enough to burn any incriminating documents without a trace. Yasmin's stress levels hit a new high when she discovered gardening tools delivered to the beauty salon by mistake. Happily Trevor came by to ask a favour and took her mind off the disaster.
From BBC Pure Soap: Dave told Eileen that hanging should be brought back just for Pete Callan. He didn't understand why she supported a murderer. Kelly took instruction from Yasmin on how it was poor etiquette to kick Benji out of her bed. Kelly asked why she and Marc slept in different rooms. Marc insisted she was not to be told the truth. Under police pressure Pete hatched an escape plan for him, Eileen and Lucy to flee the country. He wanted to take them to a resort off the coast of Thailand, they weren't so sure. Geri took Tanya's advice after a guarded conversation over frozen meals for one. She told her not to let anything get in the way of true love.
Eileen and Dave met in the cafe. Dave was boasting that he was cooking dinner for Cheryl. Eileen was trying to get rid of him until she found out that Cheryl was a police officer . . . Later, Eileen visits Dave with a cookery book. She tells him that he should keep it as an early Christmas present. She drops a few hints and Dave eventually picks up on the fact that Eileen and Pete are planning to leave the country! Earlier, Eileen tried her hardest to avoid leaving with Pete, she was putting everything off and eventually pointed out that if they left the country to flee from the police then they wouldn't be coming back very soon and he perhaps wouldn't get a chance to see Davie Jr again. Pete went round to Sadie's but Davie wasn't there, Cat had taken him to Doug's to baby-sit. Later, Dave asks Cheryl to call her DI and tell him that Pete Callan is planning to leave the country. Cheryl agrees on the condition that Dave doesn't mention it for the rest of the evening. As Pete, Eileen and
Benji was frustrated that he couldn't tell Kelly the truth about Marc and Yasmin. He pointed out to Yasmin that she would figure it out sooner or later (Yasmin said later would be better) and that when she found out she would be upset with Benji for not telling her. Later, Marc, Justin and Benji are fitted for their suits. Justin and Benji make fun of Marc. Kelly asks Benji what he and Yasmin were talking about earlier; she gets paranoid that they were talking about her. Benji told her the truth and Yasmin made her promise not to tell anyone. When Yasmin sees Marc in his wedding suit she starts to feel sorry that the wedding isn't for real. After hearing how Chrissy won Gary she attempts to get Marc for real. She goes to his room with a bottle of champagne but the door in answered by Geri. Yasmin tells her that she'd got the champagne from the supplier when they found out she was getting married. She gave the bottle to Geri and Marc to share. Geri's keeping very quiet about the h
The HEN PARTY!!! This episode is entirely about Yasmin's hen party. Lucy's not feeling too great after talking to Jake. Eileen tells her that Jake's lucky to have her. Eileen seems gloomy, she isn't pleased that Pete hasn't been charged and looks worried that the police might find out the truth . . . Chrissy and Mel are arguing. Mel tells Chrissy that she and Gary never have time for her any more; they're permanently preoccupied with Chloe. Later, Chrissy apologises to Mel and tells her that they love her just as much as Chloe but she has to take a certain priority at the moment because she has cancer. Mel accepts this. Geri surprises the girls by taking them paint-balling!!! They divide into two teams, Yasmin's team and Geri's team. Yasmin's team has Kelly, Chrissy, Mel and Cat while on Geri's team there's Tanya, Lucy and Eileen. Cat isn't at all keen on the idea - especially since she can't smoke through her helmet!!! It's a close battle but Yasmin's team wins. At the end of
It was the grand opening at Yasmin's salon, such a shame she had so few customers. Marc brings Yasmin and her employees a bowl of fruit, Cat's disappointed there's no chocolate!!! Later, customers start coming and going and the salon's first day in business is a success but Yasmin finds a magazine article written by Trevor portraying Yasmin as the poor widow who's found love again after she told him about Josh's murder. Yasmin calls the magazine and demands that Trevor gets fired. Benji's upset that Kelly got back so late, Kelly told him she was at his sister's hen party but he pointed out the bride-to-be got home four hours before her. Myra overhears them arguing. After Benji's gone, Myra tells Kelly that when she was pregnant with Gary she drank and smoke and points out that it didn't do him any harm. She says that it's her body and she can do what she likes with it . . . Later, Sadie asks Kelly whether she's sure she should be drinking in her position. Kelly told her that Myra sai
Trevor turns up at the salon only to receive a mouthful of abuse from Yasmin after he allowed the magazine to print an article on Josh's murder. Yasmin soon forgave him, though, after he gave her some exclusive new outfits! Another surprised visitor at the salon was Marc's mum who was furious that she had to read about his engagement to Yasmin in a magazine article. Later, Marc explained to his mum that the wedding was a sham, she was furious that her son would marry for money and told him to think very carefully about what he was about to do. He hasn't got long to think though, the wedding's next week!!! Marc suggests to Justin that he should set their dad up with Cat since he seems to be a bit lonely at the moment. When Justin asks Cat she takes it as an insult and quickly turns him down. Later, Doug approaches Cat himself and asks her to dinner. She tells him that she's already been asked out on his behalf by Justin and that she's not interested. Kelly and Benji aren't getting
Marc's mum, Janey, is in town. She meets up with Yasmin for a drink. Janey tells Yasmin that she's used to learning about her son's business from somewhere else, but from the national media is a new low. Later, Yasmin tries to convince Marc that he should invite his mum to the wedding. He tells her that he would if the wedding were the real thing and meant something, but it doesn't. Also, Janey bumps into Denise Boulter, it turns out they're old friends. Denise tells her how she and Les have bought the cafe and are planning to do it up. Janey says that her husband owns a building company and she's sure that she could get the Boulters a good deal. Denise agrees. Later, Doug presents Denise with a quote for the work that needs doing on the cafe. She apologises and tells him that an old friend of hers has told her that her husband can give her a good price. Doug's disappointed; not half as disappointed as he'll be when he finds out that the contracts gone to his ex-wife's new husband . .
From BBC Pure Soap: Chloe came home upset after a friend at school told her she had cancer. Myra told her the truth, Chrissy was furious. Chloe cried some more. Janey gladly informed Doug her husband won the contract to refurbish the cafÃ© for the Boulters. He wasn't happy about his ex-wife being so close to home. Suspicion started when Sadie mentioned to Lucy about the dodgy and disagreeable character Mike being back in the pub hanging around for Eileen. Lucy made a mental note. It was the fourth anniversary since Yasmin and Dave's late son Josh were married. Yasmin told Trevor the wedding was off because it was just a scam.
From BBC Pure Soap: Myra explained to Gary it was not her who told Chloe she was suffering from cancer but a school friend. Gary was livid with his mum and stormed out after a few choice words. Kelly took up the offer of a few pre-stag night drinks. Geri and Sadie wouldn't serve her any more drinks. It wasn't long before Justin ordered an ambulance after Kelly collapsed. After a lot of emotional black mail and pressure from Trevor, Yasmin conceded and decided to go ahead with the wedding after all. Marc was happy she had changed her mind. Eileen was surprised to see Chrissy and Chloe out in town when they were supposed to be at the hospital.
Justin takes Kelly to the hospital where Tanya takes care of her. She told her that it was anaemia that caused her to collapse. Benji came to the hospital and was annoyed to find Justin there; Benji tells Justin to go home. He told Tanya that none of this would've happened if Kelly's listened to him. Kelly was annoyed that Benji was thinking more about the baby than he was about her. Later, Denise and Les are shocked to hear that their daughter has been taken to hospital. Justin tells them that they shouldn't go after her. After her ordeal, Kelly is asked to be Yasmin's bridesmaid after Lucy dropped out because she wanted to spend Christmas with her mum. Doug started putting his surprise together for Chloe. He buys a tree and decorations and sets them all up at the end of Stanley Street. The neighbours all gather round and sing Christmas carols ('It's a Wonderful Life' style!) while Doug switches on the lights. Chloe enjoys her surprise. Justin tells Cameron and Lewis that he's bee
The residents of Stanley Street all bought Chloe presents which she was grateful for. Myra argued that Christmas was a fairytale designed to con people out of money while Chrissy told her that she was very religious and told Chloe that she'd take her to midnight mass. The stag party continued at the police station, the Davenport brothers were locked up together. Cameron told Lewis that he shouldn't be doing drugs; Lewis told him that everyone does it. Justin was locked up with Benji. Benji tells Justin the truth about the wedding. They also argued about Kelly, Justin wound Benji up until he hit him. Marc and Doug were put together, Marc can't decide what to do about the wedding but before they can get too deep into things Benji is brought into the cell and told that he's swapping with Marc. Doug apologises to Benji for Justin's behaviour. Marc and Justin talk, Justin's upset that Marc didn't tell him the truth about the wedding. Brendan and Sean are in a cell together, Brenda
At breakfast, Mel asks her parents if she can go to a party on Christmas Eve. They agree as long as she doesn't mind getting a taxi there from the church where the family are all going to mass. She agrees. Gary notices that Chloe has an odd rash on her arms; Chloe tells him that she's had it since yesterday. Gary and Myra think that Chloe should go to the doctor but Chrissy thinks they should wait and see if it clears up by the end of the day. Later, Mel invites Lucy to the party tomorrow. When Chrissy hears this she invites Eileen to mass and tells her that Lucy's going. Their conversation is interrupted when Chrissy spots Myra taking Chloe to the doctor. Chrissy grabs Chloe from Myra and tells her that she'll take her. In the evening, Chrissy returns home with Chloe. Chrissy tells Gary that the rash is nothing to worry about and rushes out. Chrissy goes to church. She prays and speaks to the priest; she tells him that she can't bear to go home. He asks her if she would like to confes
From BBC Pure Soap: Lucy was about to leave to go to a party with Melanie when Eileen collapsed whilst closing the pub. Eileen swore she was alright and insisted Lucy went out. The entire wedding party arrived at the venue and all of them quibbled about what room they would be staying in and who they would be sharing with. Yet again Doug was the peace maker. During the wedding rehearsal the Bride and Groom-to-be were asked to kiss. Later, Trevor encouraged Yasmin saying Marc meant the kiss because his eyes were closed. Doug dressed up as Santa for little Davie who heard a Christmas tale and received a football. Cat was enchanted, they exchanged an awkward kiss in the bar later that evening.
From BBC Pure Soap: Marc's gut feeling was that Yasmin was â€˜the one'. He asked her to marry him for real and although she kept him waiting, she was delighted and said yes. Geri sensed something was up. Kelly was her usual spoilt self around Benji. He had forgotten to bring the engagement ring but improvised with a curtain ring when he popped the question. Kelly coldly turned him down. Doug had put his mother's gold locket in a cracker he asked Cat to pull with him. Feeling special she agreed to wear the locket the following day at the wedding. When Mike showed up again at the pub both Lucy and Dave became suspicious. Lucy sent Dave out to follow Eileen and caught her paying Mike the blackmail money.
The WEDDING DAY . . . It's Yasmin's big day but all is not well . . .Geri stormed out and threatened to abandon the wedding; Cat chased after her and asked her what was wrong. Geri tells Cat that Yasmin and Marc are in love and that the wedding is for real. Cat tells her that she's being ridiculous and that she has no proof. Cat eventually persuades Geri to come back to the hotel. Meanwhile, Yasmin and Marc meet in secret. She talks to him from her balcony. They tell each other that they love one another. Later, Cat gets drunk on Champagne. She finds out that Yasmin and Marc are getting married for real. When the registrar asks if anyone knows of any lawful impediment why Yasmin and Marc cannot be married, the entire congregation hears Cat tell Doug that it was all a fake. Geri tells everyone that it's not make believe anymore. She hits Yasmin who falls to the floor. Geri storms out. When Trevor sees Yasmin lying on the floor he faints!!! Later, Yasmin and Marc get married. Yasmin ha
Eileen and Sadie couldn't agree how to run the pub. Eileen wondered if Pete's name was allowed to be above the door if he was in prison. Sadie argued that it wasn't a great showing of support if she took Pete's name down. Lucy suggested that they should have a new years raffle; Sadie said that she didn't have time to arrange such a thing so Eileen said that she'd arrange the party. Sadie was mortified! When Sadie saw Eileen flirting with the agent from the brewery she took an early break and went to see Pete in prison. She warned him that Eileen had forgotten about him and that she was trying to take over his business. Pete threw Sadie out telling her that she should never insult his wife. Meanwhile, Eileen asked Dave if he'd mind helping out at the pub. He took the job. When Sadie returned to find Dave behind the bar she was furious; she and Eileen fought. Sadie quit her job. Chloe didn't want to go to school and so she pretended to faint in front of Gary. When he left the room, Ch
From BBC Pure Soap: Tanya and Sean thought they had an intruder; it turned out to be Tanya's mum, Babs. She and Sean went off to do girlie things while Tanya preferred to do overtime at A&E. Eileen had another clandestine meeting with Mike. He told her they were succeeding in bringing Pete to his knees. Mike planned on getting all of Pete's money instead of his small change. Sadie, fed up with Eileen, declined the offer of her job back and was happy to oblige when Myra asked her to help out at Dusty's Store. Pete told Eileen he wanted her to have control over all his businesses and money. He said he trusted her with his life which made her realise she truly did love him.
The salon's run into trouble. With Yasmin out of the way, Chrissy's bossing everybody about a little too much. Last night Cat quit and since she'd the only qualified person working at the salon there have been a few unhappy customers. Later, Brendan cancels on Mel to have a Boulter family night so Mel's stuck home with Chrissy and Chloe. Gary's working and Myra's at the Swan. They have a go at charades; Mel gets board and starts drinking. Later, they all settle down in front of the TV. Brendan calls round and he and Mel go out together. Chrissy asks Brendan to dinner tomorrow. As midnight approaches, Gary comes home and tells Chrissy that he'd rather spend the night with her than at work.HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!Most of the residents of Charnham were at the Swan seeing in the New Year. Nick turned up and surprised Tanya, much to Sean's disappointment - he was already down in the dumps because he'd never really had a proper boyfriend. Later, Sean tells Sadie, Myra and Barbara that the crazi