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Soaps Monday 2nd March '09

Monday, 2 March 2009

All the latest storylines and juicy gossip from Fair City, Eastenders, Coronation Street, and Emmerdale.

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

Christy develops a strong hunch that Renee slept with Turlough. Una grills Bob on why he gave Turlough so much money. Bob says Turlough's services rendered were priceless, leaving Una confused. Christy makes another play for Renee but is rebuffed. Later, after a few drinks, Christy makes a scene with Renee in front of Heather.

When McAleer finds out that Louie has seized control of the ex-Bistro and McCoy's, he offers him cut price advertising. Barry prepares for his arraignment with his solicitor, Philip McGuckian. Yvonne threatens to sue Annette for verifying the wrong "Louie", i.e. an impostor, some months back. McAleer fails to reassure Annette that Yvonne has no case against her. Louie cautions Yvonne she might want to back off making Annette her enemy. Louie tells Annette to forget the matter: he doesn't want trouble for his cousin who was the impostor who falsified his id to Annette. Louie gives Yvonne a gift and reminds her to lay off Annette in future. McAleer flexes his power over Barry at the Northside Post. Barry finds out that McAleer and Annette are an item, and he is devastated.

Eastenders Monday 7:30pm RTE One
Stacey has a go at Callum for humiliating her and tells him to back off before storming off. Stacey lets Paul buy her a drink, but he wrongly thinks he's pulled. She screams at him for what he's put Danielle through - the pregnancy and abortion. This is news to the shocked Paul. Outside the club, Stacey and Danielle have a massive argument about Paul, and Stacey lets slip that she told Paul about the abortion. Danielle, upset by her friend, heads home leaving Stacey outside the club alone.

Bradley is sitting in the café with a piece of paper punching a number into the phone "Er hi, It's Bradley Branning. I don't know if you remember me. Oh great! What are you doing later?" At Phil's house later, we realise it was Sydney he was calling. She and Bradley are getting on well, spending a nice evening together talking about music and their dogs. The doorbell rings. It's Stacey and she wants to talk to Bradley. She makes herself scarce and runs out the door when she realises Bradley has company. Bradley tells Sydney that Stacey is just an old friend.

Coronation Street Monday 8:30pm TV3

It's the day of Gary's court case and there are mixed feelings on Coronation Street. Gary is scared stiff he is going to be sent down and David is worried that Tina is not going to turn up. Joe is feeling guilty about the pressure he is putting on his daughter and Anna is trying to comfort her family. At the courthouse Gary and David goad each other about the trial as Gary grows in confidence for every minute that Tina doesn't show. Will she turn up and take to the stand?

Ken admits to Ted that he has feelings for Martha) but that he doesn't want to hurt Deirdre Ted suggests that Ken tell Martha that he just want to be friends but will Ken have the courage to do the right thing?

Ros na Run Tues and Thurs 8:30pm TG4

Séamus tries to warn Mícheál to watch his back where Tadhg is concerned by giving him a history lesson on their past disputes. Séamus reminds Mícheál of his past affair with Tadhg's wife Angela and warns him that Tadhg is not one to forgive and forget but Séamus's words of warning don't have the desired effect. Mícheál thinks that Tadhg is even more of a hero for putting aside their differences and saving his life. Mícheál's memory loss may have altered his view of dangerous publican Tadhg, but there is one person who knows fully well what Tadhg is capable of! What will happen when Mícheál's daughter Réaltín meets Tadhg, the 'boogeyman' who has haunted her nightmares since the night of the crash?

Elsewhere, there is no sign of a reconciliation for Peadar and his wife Máire. Máire makes it clear that Peadar must choose between his brother Éamonn and his marriage but Peadar decides to proceed with a loan application so he can buy the De Faoite family land to compensate Éamonn. When Bríd, Éamonn's daughter, learns that Máire and Peadar have fallen out she can't resist making callous remarks! Máire sees red and attacks Bríd! Will Peadar be forced to choose sides now Máire has ruined any chance of a truce between the families?