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Soaps Mon 19th October 2009

Monday, 19 October 2009

Taragh Loughrey Grant is here with those vital tasters of this week's soaps to keep us hooked!

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 RTE One

This Week: Bill stages a fake accident scene, using Annette's car, and a half-empty vodka bottle. Bill takes full advantage of the fact that Annette can't remember what she did last night. When Dermot and Barry call around to ask Annette to move her car, she hasn't a clue what they are talking about. Bill feigns sympathy for Annette when Dermot insists they suspend activity at the Legal Advice Clinic until Annette is in better shape. McAleer is the only one who believes Annette is innocent of drink-driving in this instance, until proven guilty.

When Doug brings Paul's entire client list over, Ray feels guilty and asks him to bring the list right back to the garage, without taking any names and numbers from it. Charlie helps Ray by designing and printing some flyers for him. Keith mocks Ray's aspiration to start his own mechanic shop, pointing out the absence of any proper equipment for fixing cars. Keith apprehends Doug trying to replace the client contact list in Paul's office and interrogates the lad. Doug begs Keith not to tell Paul of his transgression.

Charlie and Carol devise community projects to get the locals onside to vote one of them mayor. Carol announces hers is a beauty pageant and Charlie is disgusted at what he sees as further lowering the tone of the office of Mayor. Orla tells Charlie he is conducting his campaign in all the wrongs ways and suggests he needs a PR manager. Under pressure, Charlie allows Orla to draw up a campaign strategy for him.

Annette finds a receipt from a taxi she took the night before, proving to her that she was not involved in moving her car to the Community Centre. Shaken, Annette asks Bills if he took her car-keys from her bag when she was sleeping and moved her car. Bill reacts aggressively to Annette's suspicions and then pours himself a neat vodka. Annette tries to make him desist, and in fact he does, but only after she has left the room.

McAleer urges Annette to trust her own memory and lets her know her story about last night makes sense to him. McAleer gives Dermot grief for closing down Annette's free legal aid service and for sitting in judgment on her. McAleer lets Bill know he won't get away with his machinations for much longer.

Paul and Niamh prepare to take fertility tests. When Paul finds out about Ray's new operation out of Charlie's lock up, he is scathing about Ray's prospects given that he will be violating health and safety regulations from the get-go. Paul says he could have Ray's Repairs shut down in the morning. Niamh pulls Paul away from this matter so they can focus more on conceiving.

Eastenders Monday 7:30pm RTÉ One
This Week: Heather and Shirley fall out over rent money. At the Minute Mart, Heather tells Pat she thinks Patrick is planning a surprise for her, Pat responds sarcastically that she doubts it. Patrick tells Heather she can go home and hands her a maternity package. He dismisses the idea of seeing her soon, as he's very busy with Christmas approaching.

As Heather leaves, Patrick follows her and asks for her badge and overalls. Gutted, Heather heads to Jean's stall. She announces she is now on maternity leave, but Jean says she is busy, as does Minty who walks b y. Outside the Café, Billy and Heather discuss her maternity leave. Billy asks if there is a spare room at hers, but she says no. Heather then worries a bout everything to Shirley, who tells her to "get on with it" and sends her home.

When she returns home, Heather is surprised by Patrick, Peggy and Pat who have thrown her a baby shower, and are giving her much-needed gifts of hand-me-down baby items and cash. She's delighted! Shirley later catches Heather putting the money into a jar and Heather once again voices her money worries. Shirley reassures her and tells her to attend to the guests.

Peggy's inquisition about who is the father of the baby is cut off when Patrick butts in to raise a toast. They cluck and coo over the baby clothes and reminisce. Patrick reflects on his poor record as a father but as they all leave, Heather confides in him that she'd be proud to have him as a dad and they hug. At that instant, Heather's waters break.

Earlier that day, Shirley tries to attract custom for the ice cream van, unsuccessfully. Phil mocks her and she requests a loan, which he turns down. She then makes a mysterious phone call claiming she has cash and the money jar is smashed. She later hides a bag of white powder in a draw in the van.

That morning, Peggy is in the kitchen, whilst Billy bangs impatiently on the bathroom door. Sam exits the bathroom and Peggy looks at her outfit disgusted. In the meantime, Jay runs into the bathroom and Billy shouts after him. Peggy sighs and exclaims she cannot cope so Billy and Jay need to find somewhere else to live.

Later that day, Jean is panicky with all the customers at the stall. A schoolboy tries to steal a bunch of flowers, but Billy chases him and returns the flowers to Jean.

At the Vic, Phil spots Jack walking to the bar and tells him he is not welcome. Jack threatens him and walks out. Jean walks in with a bunch of flowers to say thanks to Billy. Billy is obviously grateful, so Jay suggests they move into Stacey's room but Billy does not seem keen.

Owen is painting at Dot's house. Libby persuades him to go to the Café. The pair discuss Oxford and Owen shows concern about Libby and Darren's relationship. Meanwhile, Darren leaves the Minute Mart as Billy is looking at the window adverts. Billy asks about jobs at the car lot, but there is nothing going. Libby and Owen walk past and Darren calls after her, but she does not hear. Minty joins and he and Billy joke about Darren getting the cold shoulder. Darren turns up at Dot's to introduce himself to Owen.

Libby is standing in the market as Darren rushes by. From the van, Shirley taunts him that he has his sights set elsewhere and Libby follows in his direction. She confronts him at Masala Masood, but is confused to see Owen is also there. Darren confesses he was meeting Owen to ask permission to marry her.

Coronation Street Monday 7:30pm TV3

This Week: Tonight's episode kicks off a dramatic and compelling week's viewing for Coronation Street fans as Carla returns to Weatherfield and time starts to run out for Tony Gordon...

It is the day of baby Liam's christening and after a difficult start to the day an uneasy truce is called between the Connors and Maria and Tony. Helen is touched and grateful when Maria relents and dresses Liam in the family christening gown. As the family settle down for lunch Tony proposes a toast but is interrupted by a phone call. Clearly unsettled by the call Tony tells Maria and the Connors that he has to go to an emergency meeting but assures them he'll be back in time to leave for the christening. Leaving the house Tony heads straight for the cemetery and Liam's grave where Carla is waiting for him!!

Elsewhere on the street Luke is also keeping secrets as he furtively packs a bag. An unsupecting Rosie heads off to Underworld with him full of ideas about the changes she will make now that she is the majority shareholder - Luke strings her along whilst secretly deleting his computer files and planning his escape, but what exactly is he up to?

Pam has been debt collecting for Bill but he's less than impressed when she returns with a boat from one customer in lieu of payment. Joe however is quite taken with it.

Ros na Rún Tues and Thurs 8:30pm TG4

This week in Ros na Rún, warring couple Tara and Caomhán come to blows over Tara's runaway ambitions to launch her singing career in London. Caomhán can't stand sleazy producer Gavin and thinks Tara should stop bending over backwards to please him. Tara on the other hand, is blinded by Gavin's promises to take her career to new heights and thinks Caomhán should be more supportive of her blossoming music career. Is it over for aspiring singer Tara and homebody chef Caomhán?
Meanwhile, Frances faces headaches when her larger than life parents Minnie and George come to visit their new grandchild. It's not long before George is flirting with the local women and Minnie is dishing out advice to Frances on housekeeping, childcare and everything in between! How will Tadhg cope with his outlandish in-laws under his feet?

Mícheál feels like a second class citizen in his own home when his live-in lover Bríd sides with her spoilt daughter Molly in every argument. Bríd turns a blind eye to Molly's rude behaviour and even asks Mícheál to make more of an effort to make Molly feel at home! Molly continues to manipulate her mother while treating Mícheál like dirt. Can Bríd and Mícheál go the distance with princess Molly stirring up arguments between them?
Elsewhere, Caomhán feels a closer connection to his workmate Mo than his girlfriend Tara. During a heart to heart with Mo, Caomhán questions if he and Tara can go the distance when they want different things out of life and Mo is surprised when Caomhán confesses he has feelings for her. Will Mo admit to Caomhán that she has always wanted to be more than just good friends?