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Monday, 25 January 2010

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: Barry finally moves his Northside Post office out of Sarah's house to his former office, now refurbished after the fire.

Ian complains to Jennifer that Deegan is giving him a raw deal at work. Ian makes a comment about Jennifer being less than objective, seeing as she's in love with Deegan. When Deegan approaches Jennifer later, he asks her to think of a way he can make up for last week's date debacle. Ray does his best to convince Jennifer that Deegan is the man for her.

Orla tackles Keith for revealing her one night stand with Ian to Barry. Tensions between Barry and Ian fester. Barry follows his gut and rather rashly informs Sarah that Ian cheated on her. Sarah is outraged and presses Barry for more details, to no avail. Ian convinces Sarah that Barry's lack of detail proves he is innocent and claims that Barry is just jealous because he fancies Sarah. Ian tries to bribe Barry into retracting his allegation.

Suzanne conceals her disapproval when Damien encourages Mark to apply to Trinity. Once alone with Damien, Suzanne expresses doubt that Mark should go to college right away because they cant afford it. Damien has no truck with her point of view. Meanwhile Damien is due to pay a visit to Bishop's in his debt collecting capacity. Mark is concerned that Damien plans to do this alone and offers to go with him.

Dolores considers giving Wayne's belongings to the Helping Hand, unconvinced that he will return. Cleo advises her to hold off but Dolores seems inclined to de-clutter her life. Cleo confesses to Robert that she has taken possession of an unopened letter to Dolores from Malachy because she feels Dolores is too vulnerable to handle it at this time. In spite of Robert's disapproval, Cleo opens the letter in front of him.

Cleo asks Jennifer whether opening a letter addressed to someone else is against the law. Jennifer confirms that it is. Robert tells Dolores to ask Cleo about the letter but gives her no further information. Dolores confronts Cleo who says the letter is from Malachy. Dolores tells Cleo to throw it out because she is not interested in reading it. Dolores also avers Malachy will be arrested whenever he sets foot back on Irish soil.

Dolores informs Eileen Bishop that Zumo hid drugs in Jane's pram and that she will never forgive him. Eileen tells Damien she'll have the 1500 Euro she owes tomorrow. Suzanne tells Damien he'd be mad to believe Eileen.

Ian has just about turned his perilous situation around when he over-reaches by flirting with Orla and hugging her, unaware that Sarah is nearby. Sarah puts two and two together and denounces the cheating pair.

Eastenders Monday 7:30pm RTÉ One

THIS WEEK: Pat is on the floor gasping for breath but just manages to cry out Janine's name before passing out. Ricky arrives and asks Bianca what is going on. The paramedics enter the kitchen and inform them that Pat has gone into cardiac arrest.

Pat is wheeled into the ambulance, while Bianca demands to know what Janine said to Pat. Janine refuses to tell Bianca anything and gets into the ambulance with Pat. Jane and Masood rush over to help and Jane offers to look after the children, while Bianca and Ricky go to Walford General. Masood runs to tell Peggy what has happened.

In the living room, Jane asks Bianca what Janine and Pat were fighting about and Bianca tells her she doesn't know but that she will get to the bottom of things.

At the hospital, Janine, Bianca and Ricky are told that Pat has had a heart attack. While explaining how it happened, Bianca again asks Janine what she said to Pat to upset her in such a way, but the doctor informs them that Pat had an underlying condition which triggered the heart attack. When the doctor leaves, Janine and Bianca argue over Pat but Ricky is caught in the middle. Jane arrives and asks how Pat is and Jane comments on the attack being 'a bit sudden', whilst looking at Janine and trying to get a reaction from her.

Max is babysitting Liam, Tiffany and Morgan but he convinces Janine to babysit after he spots her in the café. Janine walks into the lounge and finds Morgan and Liam re-enacting Pat being treated by the paramedics. Janine shouts at them as Liam tries to explain that he was trying to help Morgan understand what happened to Pat. Bianca and Ricky walk in whilst Janine is still shouting at Liam and Bianca is furious and throws Janine out. In the kitchen, Bianca and Ricky talk about Janine and realise they need to tell Simon in New Zealand about Pat so Bianca offers to call him, while Ricky goes back to the hospital.

Back at the hospital, Janine walks in and sees Ricky reading a magazine, and apologises for shouting at the kids. Janine and Ricky discuss the memories of their biological mum. Ricky tells Janine that Pat cares for her, while Janine tells him that Pat always thinks the worst of her, since she thinks her step-daughter killed Archie. Janine then shocks Ricky by telling him that Pat is secretly planning to emigrate.

Janine starts to get upset and tells Ricky their mum's death was her fault, which Ricky tells her it isn't true. Janine starts to cry whilst telling Ricky that she didn't mean to argue with Pat, and that it was about Ian. Janine unexpectedly tells Ricky that she knows that Ian didn't kill Archie.

In the Queen Vic, Masood tells Peggy what has happened to Pat - she's devastated. Later, Ronnie walks in and tells them that she's had a phone call to say that Archie's body is about to be released. Peggy offers to arrange the funeral and suggests that they keep it a small intimate family affair.

Roxy tells Ronnie she is renting the car lot to Max, which surprises Ronnie. Roxy confronts Ronnie about her whereabouts the day before and Ronnie admits that she visited their mother. Ronnie tells Roxy about Glenda having a son, but Roxy dismisses this and tells her it's a 'sick fantasy'.

Meanwhile Jean and Bradley are in the Slater's living room where Jean thanks Bradley for bringing Becca back and cheering Stacey up. After talking about Becca leaving, Stacey walks in with Becca and tells them that Pat has collapsed. In the hallway, Stacey thanks Bradley for letting Becca come back. Later, In the Argee Bhajee, a slightly drunk Jean tells Bradley and Stacey that Archie's killer may have attacked Pat. Max walks in, and after a moment with Bradley, joins them and announces that Roxy has agreed to rent him Archie's motor business. Max orders a bottle of champagne to celebrate 'Branning & Son' and Becca then brings Max's recent financial fraud, causing the table to fall silent.

Later, whilst setting up the sofa bed, Bradley tries to surprise Stacey when Becca interrupts and tells them she is afraid to sleep in the lounge alone. Kind Bradley offers to sleep in the lounge, and for Becca to share with Stacey. Alone in the lounge, Bradley sits on the sofa, looking at the ring box he is holding.

Masood asks for Christian's help to assemble Amira and Syed's bed - they are back from honeymoon soon. Masood tries one last time to get Christian to come back to work for Masala Queen but he refuses. As Christian leaves the room he phones Chelsea and arranges to meet up to go clubbing, clearly wanting to take his mind off things.

Coronation Street Monday 7:30pm TV3

THIS WEEK: Becky and Steve are still at loggerheads and when Becky gets the devastating news that her mother has died she doesn't feel she is able to talk to Steve about it. Oblivious Steve has not even noticed Becky is upset as he is too busy showing off his new motorbike to an appreciative Kelly.

A desperate Joe has resorted to drastic measures and has gone behind Gail's back and made an appointment with a firm that buys houses for cash. He's shocked when they make him a derisory offer but feels he has no choice but to accept. How will Gail feel when she discovers what he is up to?

Audrey meanwhile is not impressed when Gail approaches her about renting out the salon flat to David and makes it clear to her daughter that she is not helping bail out Joe.

Graeme is still smitten with Rosie and asks her out on a date likening them to Kate Moss and Pete Doherty! Rosie is not impressed however and has other things on her mind - like the fact that her boob job is booked in for tomorrow!

Elsewhere Tyrone psyches himself up to ask Molly to give him another chance. Leanne suggests to Peter that they have a hard hats party to get people talking about the bar whilst it is being built.

Gail is still reeling from the discovery that Joe was about to sell the house for a pittance but there are more shocks to come when Joe decides to make a clean breast of it and tell her the full extent of his debts. Will she be able to forgive her new husband for this latest betrayal or will she listen to her mother and son?

Kevin is furious that Rosie still plans to go ahead with the boob job despite what Sally is going through. At as loss what to do he decides to drown his sorrows in the Rovers but yet more nasty surprises await him there when another of Rosie's pictures has managed to find its way into a very public place!

Steve is enjoying trying to wind up Becky and takes Kelly for a spin on the motorbike before taking her into the back room for a drink. His behaviour is having little impact on Becky however as she privately mourns her mother's death.

Elsewhere Tyrone is left devastated by Molly's rejection.

Emmerdale Monday & all weekdays 7pm TV3

THIS WEEK: Charity is given a driving job when Carl is desperate
Charity (Emma Atkins) is determined to get a job to save for the wedding however her luck is out when she returns home from the job centre disappointed. Meanwhile, Nikhil (Rik Makarem) asks Carl (Tom Lister) if he can make a delivery and agreeing he realises he doesn't have a driver. When Chas (Lucy Pargeter) suggests Charity, Carl is forced to reluctantly agree. When Charity pulls up to the factory to collect the delivery Nikhil is anxious but has no choice but to let Charity do the job. Later, Cain is infuriated to hear Charity worked for Carl but is put out when Charity coolly insists she'd do it again leaving Cain reeling.

Chas and Carl struggle to adjust to full time childcare
Carl is frustrated when Anya (Millie Archer) falls ill and he begrudgingly takes the day off work to look after the kids. He decides to buy them an outdoor trampoline to keep them occupied and out of his way. Later, Carl is thoughtful when Chas insists this is a lesson for the both of them and she insists she'll stick by him.

Edna finally believes Ashley is telling the truth about Sally
Edna (Shirley Stelfox) is surprised to find Ashley (John Middleton) at the church considering his suspension however when he tearfully proclaims he would never betray Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) and the children Edna warms to him as she realises he is telling the truth.

. Nathan (Lyndon Ogbourne) and Maisie (Alice Coulthard) argue about Mark's (Maxwell Caulfield) disappearance and frustrated Maisie insists Will (Oscar Lloyd) deserves to know the truth
. Victoria (Isabel Hodgins) and Hannah (Grace Cassidy) gossip about their day at school

Cake from
Nappy cake - has an 8 piece clothes set for the baby, 80 nappies,