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Soap Gossip! Monday 16th February '09

Monday, 16 February 2009

All the latest stories from Eastenders, Ros na Run, Coronation St and Fair City. We can't give it all away, but just enough to keep us hooked!

Taragh Loughrey-Grant
Taragh Loughrey-Grant has been working in TV, radio and print for over 10 years. She studied at DCU before going on to UCD where she graduated with a Masters in 2002. Whilst studying, Taragh worked as a freelance writer with a number of Ireland's leading publications and worked on several projects as a freelance presenter and producer for TV3, RTÉ's Nationwide and for RTÉ's former station Tara TV. She worked as a continuity presenter for TV3 before becoming the Film and Entertainment Correspondent for FM104 radio.

In 2006 she began presenting and producing both Channel 6's (now 3e) film show 'Take 6' and Phantom 105.2's 'Cinerama'. In January 2009 Taragh joined RTÉ as an online Entertainment Journalist and has since co-presented TTV. She is a regular contributor to The Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio One and the soap correspondent with The Afternoon Show.


Fair City Tuesday 8pm RTE One


This Week: When Renee finds out Niamh unceremoniously asked Turlough to leave Cassidy's, she is livid. Una tells Renee she has brought nothing but trouble to Turlough and to leave him alone. Bob apologises for all that has gone before and softens Renee somewhat. Turlough lets Brendan know he is wise to the euthanasia scandal that could ruin Brendan in one fell swoop.

Turlough breaks the news to Renee that Floyd was killed by lethal injection, administered by Brendan. Renee goes ballistic and attacks Brendan in the street calling him a murderer. Renee falls into Christy's arms, hysterical. Then she berates Christy as a co-conspirator when Christy tells her it was Floyd's own choice. Heather urges Brendan to tell Renee straight that Floyd asked him for euthanasia. Christy clues Bob in about the whole debacle. Louie, having spent the night at Robin's, refuses to link arms with her in public the next day, saying he doesn't "do boyfriend stuff". Observing from afar, Yvonne is jealous. Louie makes an offer for Phelan's and sets his sights on McCoy's pub as the next jewel in his empire. Bob flatly refuses Louie's offer.

Malachy produces his list of 50 Things to Do Before you Die, for Christy and Carol and encourages them to make up similar lists. Carol tells Christy to forget Renee and move on with his life now. Angela tends to Ray, ensuring despair does not consume him entirely. Sean takes an interest in Ringo's drumming hobby. Ringo recommends Ray take up drumming for some therapy. Fr. Art pays Ray a visit and Ray is furious to find out he was baptised while in a coma. Ray insists he wants the baptism nullified immediately.

Louie propositions Yvonne that they split the Hungry Pig business 50/50. Yvonne is startled by his change of heart. Louie offers to buy Geraldine out again but she declines. Renee insists that she will make Brendan pay for Floyd's death.

Eastenders Monday 7:30pm RTE One

Dawn is insisting that Gary is not the type to commit suicide. However Minty lets slip that it wouldn't be the first time that Gary has tried to take his life. Awkwardly, Minty tells Dawn the details of what happened after his wife Lynne left and how it was him who found Garry after his first suicide attempt. Darren then comes in and admits that Gary did leave a voice message, but that he deleted it, as he did not want Gary to upset Dawn anymore.


Far away in a bar in France, a man is watching a news report on BBC News 24 about the hunt for missing London man, Gary Hobbs. The man is shocked. For he is Gary Hobbs.
At the Beales', Ian tells Lucas of his plans to become more involved with how the catering business is run. He explains that this will mean appointing a new manager to run Beale's Plaice and he would like Lucas to do this. Lucas assures Ian that he has no problem with a bit of good, honest work. Ian is pleased, he's now on a mission. Later, at the Masala unit, Christian and Ian enter to find Zainab and Masood preparing to cook for a function. There has been a breakdown in communication as Ian reminds them that he is there to cook for Walford FC's annual lunch. Warily, Ian reminds them what happened last time there was a mix up. Masood assures him that it was a moment of madness which will not be repeated. Ian is furious and announces that both businesses need to pull together more for things to work and he is now going to be leading on all projects. The announcement is met by shocked faces all round. Soon, Ian is enjoying his new role, lording over the workers.

Coronation Street Monday 8:30pm TV3

As a devastated Jason tries to come to terms with being dumped Becky heads over to the Rovers to see Steve. Steve is convinced she has come to have another go at him so he is stunned when he notices that she is not wearing Jason's ring. As he realises she has come to give him another chance he goes down on one knee and proposes. The news spreads and it reaches the ears of a newly returned Michelle who doesn't take it too well. Liz and Steve can only stand and watch as the two women almost come to blows - is this a taste of what life will be like at the Rovers with Becky around?

Len tries to play the nice guy and seeks out Ted to talk about their 'family problems'. Canny Ted is not taken in by petty crook Len but Tina is still scared of him and is worried when he tells her that if she doesn't stay away from the trial things will be bad for Ted. Sally is mystified at Sophie's decision to join the Christian Youth Club but Kevin is pleased that their youngest daughter is not following the 'example' set by her sister and is immediately supportive - much to Sophie's delight.

Julie chides the factory girls for skiving and they are bemused at her behaviour prompting her to confide in an incredulous Fiz that unless she finds someone for Tony to sack she is out on her ear. Elsewhere Deirdre invites Liz and Lloyd for dinner with her and Ken when he returns tomorrow.

Ros na Run Tues and Thurs 8:30pm TG4


Vince's guilt plunges him deeper into despair! Vince is pretending to go to work every day, when the truth is that he is calling in sick and has turned to prescription medicine to help him overcome his guilty conscience! Vince's estranged wife Caitríona knows that Vince was driving drunk the night of the car crash and fears that he will be in hot water with the Gardaí as they piece together evidence from the crash scene!

Caitríona worries Tadhg, who was following Vince, knows more than he's letting on to Sergeant Úna but when she quizzes him about what he saw that night, Tadhg reveals nothing! Will Caitríona persuade Vince to come clean about his hit and run accident or will Tadhg get away with his attempt to murder his love rival Mícheál?

Meanwhile, Caomhán is still furious with his girlfriend Tara after she drafted a fake solicitor letter, threatening to sue Máire and Peadar for half their assets for his father Éamonn! Caomhán is reluctant to forgive Tara's unethical behaviour, despite Tara's claims that she only wanted to get into Éamonn's good books! What's more, Caomhán is even less impressed with Tara when she slacks off work instead of attending to an important client! Will Tara end up jobless and single because of her lax attitude to her job?

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