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Soaps Monday 5th Oct '09

Monday, 5 October 2009

We have all the latest storylines and juicy gossip from Fair City, Eastenders, Coronation Street, and Ros na Rún.

Taragh Loughrey-Grant
Taragh Loughrey-Grant, Entertainment Journalist with 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 and Arena, presented by Seán Rocks on RTÉ Radio One and the soap correspondent with The Afternoon Show.

Fair City
Tuesday 8pm RTÉ One

This Week:
A bereaved Charlie Kelly arrives back in Carrigstown. A week has passed since Mags' funeral in Canada. Dermot and Jo stall Charlie into going for a drink, concerned that Zumo's damage hasn't quite been remedied yet. Bela is over at Kelly's doing last minute cleaning and touch ups. Charlie's friends are keenly aware of his vulnerability at this time and rally around.

At McCoy's, Jennifer informs Charlie there is an 'Ethnic Forum' meeting in the offing. Charlie says he will most certainly attend, in keeping with his mayoral office. Jennifer enlists Deegan to present a talk at the meeting but he falls foul of her before his public speaking engagement even begins by making a mockery. Mixed signals continue to crackle between the two, moreover when Deegan discovers Jennifer plans to teach Tai Chi at the Community Centre and mocks the discipline for having no connection with self defence.

Orla notes Ian's apartment share wanted ad and responds to it, offering him a room in her house. Orla indicates to Ian she has plans to move out immediately to help a friend in need. Once Ian gives Orla the deposit and month's advance rent, Orla flashes the cash but neglects to explain her sudden cash flow. Robert is disgusted with Orla's high handed changes to his living arrangement and vows to move out. Robert and Ian size each other up and Robert relays a volley of strictures by which he insists on living.

Bill offers to prove to McAleer how under his control Annette now is, by asking McAleer to go to McCoy's tonight and watch Annette drinking. McAleer warns Bill not to dare tamper with Annette's sobriety. Bill asks Annette to join him in a drink, citing a ridiculous sign from the universe but Annette is shaken by this proposition and refuses. Barry inadvertently encourages Annette to follow Bill's guidance to face down fears. Bill puts it to Annette that if she cant take a drink with him, under his guidance, she does not trust him. Annette relents. Bill and Annette order stiff drinks at McCoy's in front of McAleer, aghast.

Zumo calls into Kelly's to collect the black karate belt he left behind. Charlie's reaction is one of confusion and horror. Zumo doesn't mince his words about the recent parties held at Kelly's, throwing Charlie into further shock and distress. Charlie condemns Bela for allowing Zumo to live in his house. Jo invites Charlie to come and stay with them for a few days but Charlie declines, albeit gratefully. After the Ethnic Forum talk, Charlie attacks Deegan for letting criminals roam the streets unchecked. Jennifer is sympathetic to both parties.

Keith feels presumed upon when Orla admits she rented out her room on the assumption she could continue staying with him in order to help him sleep. Orla feels Keith has taken her tender loving care for granted if he cant repay the favour. Orla insists on sleeping on the couch in her own ex-apartment, much to Ian and Robert's dismay.

Charlie tells Bela and assembled locals that, as his house has been desecrated, he's moving into a B&B and will have to sell.

Bill taunts McAleer with his absolute power over Annette, as he exits McCoy's.
Monday 7:30pm RTÉ One
This Week: Syed is helping paint the vandalised front door for his mum when Zainab confides in Syed that she knows who the 'Bad Boy' is - Tamwar! She says that by the end of the day she'll have her proof.

Syed, certain that he is the 'Bad Boy', goes to the café and tells Jane that if she sees Christian to ask him to call him ASAP. He gets a frantic call from Zainab who wants him to return to the house. When Syed returns home, Zainab is worried about Tamwar and tells him that he is ignoring her calls. She says she needs to speak to him and maybe Syed can get through to him.

Syed finds Tamwar in the Square looking at his phone. When Syed asks him what's on it, Tamwar is hiding something and won't show him. Syed then goes to see if Christian is home and when he finds Christian in his flat, Syed freaks out telling him he thinks someone saw them together. Christian tells Syed that it is all in his head and no one knows.

Back at the Masoods', Syed returns home to find Zainab listening at the door trying to spy on Tamwar. The pair of them burst into the room and when they see what Tamwar's watching, Zainab tells Syed to fetch Masood immediately. Masood is surprised to find Tamwar has been running his own website, doing eccentric impersonations of the residents such as Pat, Peggy, Patrick and Dot. Masood says that doing these impersonations doesn't make Tamwar is the 'Bad Boy'. Zainab then becomes convinced that it's Masood who is the 'Bad Boy.'

On Zainab's orders, Syed goes out and finds Masood in the Square. He questions him and Mas realises Zainab is now trying to point the 'Bad Boy' finger at him. Masood accuses Syed of being the target and when Masood leaves, Syed panics and runs to Christian's flat. Christian tries to convince Syed to stay at his flat for the afternoon, but Syed decides he wants to clear the air with his father and goes back out to find him.

Syed arrives at the Masala Queen and overhears Jane and Masood talking about what popcorn they are going to get at the cinema. Keen to exploit this opportunity, Syed quietly returns home, confirming to his mum that Masood is definitely the 'Bad Boy.'

Meanwhile at the Slaters', Jean asks if Stacey is OK. She finds her watching Ryan out of the window and Stacey says that Ryan keeps looking at her. Jean tells Stacey that it's because he must fancy her and that Stacey doesn't realise how pretty she is.

In the Square, Bradley asks Jean if Stacey has heard any more about the decree absolute, as he needs it before he goes to Canada. Jean promises to talk to Stacey about it and tells Bradley not to worry.

Stacey tries to help Ryan shift stock but he is bemused by her erratic behaviour. He tells her that she's making a fool of herself. Stacey then sees a little dark-haired girl in the Square and chases after her but loses her when she runs into the Minute Mart and disappears. Confused, Stacey returns home and when Jean later finds her in the dark, Stacey tells her Ryan didn't want her to work at his stall.

Jean returns to her stall and on the way bumps into Bradley. She tells him she hasn't spoken to Stacey as she doesn't want to knock her when she's down and Bradley asks if there is anything he can do to help. The pair of them go to talk to Ryan and Bradley begs him to give Stacey a job. Eventually, Ryan decides to give her one more chance.

Stacey is pleased to hear from Jean that she has her job back and impresses Ryan with her customer service skills. She then sees the same little girl from earlier and when she loses focus, a customer runs off without paying. Ryan is annoyed as Stacey is losing control of the customers and Stacey shouts at Ryan that he can stuff his job and runs off home.

Over at the Brannings', Max gets some mail which worries him - a stash of bills and final demands. He spends the day trying to do deals with clients, but is frustrated when they fall through. Max later learns from Bradley that Tanya has suggested the family flies to Canada for Christmas and is annoyed that she hasn't consulted him first. Max rows with Tanya saying that Canada would be a lot of money and when she leaves the room he angrily tears up the letters.

Meanwhile in the Vic, Ronnie and Joel are all lovely dovey, much to Sam's disgust. Sam then asks Peggy for money, but she tells Sam she needs to get a job.

Downstairs, while Ronnie is working behind the bar Sam criticises everything she's doing and when Peggy intervenes in the argument Sam tells her she is bored without a job or money. Peggy gives Sam £100 from the till and tells her it must last her all week.

Much to Ronnie's dismay, Sam returns later in the day with new shoes having spent all the cash from Peggy. Sam shuts Ronnie up by telling her "at least I'm not trying to get pregnant without my boyfriend knowing."

Coronation Street
Monday 7:30pm TV3

This Week: As the post arrives all the residents receive a surprise letter from John Stape explaining that he and Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) intend to live on the street and asking for their support. Roy (David Neilson) and Hayley (Julie Hesmondhalgh) are sympathetic whilst Norris (Malcolm Hebdon) and Dev (Jimmi Harkishin) are appalled. Sally (Sally Whittaker) meanwhile is furious to discover John's been writing to all her neighbours and is further incensed when she and Kevin (Michael Le Vell) receive the same letter. Like a woman possessed she calls a meeting in the Rovers intent on drumming up anti-John support.

Kevin has other things on his mind though - desperate to spend more time with Molly (Vicky Binns)he has found a 10k run in Glasgow and has lied to Sally about entering it. Despite her initial insistence that he support her at the Stape meeting she gives him her blessing and, with Tyrone (Alan Halsall) happy for Molly to go too, the illicit lovers look forward to a romantic break.

It is an interesting post bag for Roy and Hayley today as they also receive an invitation to Frankie Baldwin's wedding in Romania.

Ashley's (Steven Arnold) sexually frustrated but Claire (Julia Haworth) refuses to have sex with him until he's had a vasectomy. A demented Ashley threatens to smash Umed's (Harish Patel) irritating new bell at the corner shop as it's driving him mad. Graeme (Craig Gazey) intervenes to try and calm him down and at last Ashley promises Claire he'll have a vasectomy.

Leanne's (Jane Danson) called into work on her day off. Peter (Chris Gascoyne) reminds her it's Simon's (Alex Bain) recorder recital at school, she's determined to attend but Peter is disappointed when she is not home from work in time.

Elsewhere Emily (Eileen Derbyshire) and Ken (William Roache) decide they'll throw a joint birthday party in the Rovers.

This episode is written by Mark Wadlow and produced by Kim Crowther, the director is Pip Short.

Ros na Rún Tues and Thurs 8:30pm TG4

This week in Ros na Rún, Caomhán and Tara's relationship is under strain. While Tara dreams of her singing career taking off and performing in London, Caomhán is working hard to make Gaudi's tapas bar a success and wants a quieter life. Caomhán loses patience with Tara when she bullies him into cancelling plans with Mo to help her with her career only to discover Tara wants his advice on what revealing outfits she should wear to her next meeting with her manager! Will Caomhán and Tara's different priorities in life ruin their relationship?

Meanwhile, Frances visits Jason in the hospital and tells him both she and Tadhg will be forever indebted to him for donating bone marrow for their newborn baby daughter. Jason lets Frances know just how indebted Tadhg feels and shows her the cheque Tadhg tried to bribe him with. Jason assures Frances that he went ahead with the operation to save his little sister's life and makes it clear he would never resort to bribery. Jason urges Frances to rip up the cheque and throw it in Tadhg's face. Can Frances forgive Tadhg for putting a price on their baby daughter's life?

Eastenders took home top honours in the Inside Soap Awards - 7 out of 14 - last Monday night.
Lacey Turner in Eastenders won Best Actress.
Best actor went to Cornonation Street's Gray O'Brien for his portrayal of twisted Tony Gordon.
Eastenders' John Patridge who plays gay Christian Clarke won Sexiest Male, while Michelle Keegan (Coronation St.'s feisty Tina McIntyre) triumphed as Sexiest Female. Best Bad Boy was Eastenders' Larry Lamb for his scheming Archie Mitchell who kept his daughter Ronnie (Samantha Womack) from knowing she was the mother of Danielle Jones (Lauren Crace).
Best Bitch was Charlie Brooks (Eastenders' Janine Butcher).
Coronation Street's Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor) collected the Best Newcomer Award.