JACI STEPHEN’S ultimate insight into the week’s soaps
Owen comes back and tries to paper over the cracks in his relationship with Anna. You can’t help feeling that if she could tear herself away from that laundry basket for five minutes they might stand a better chance. How much washing does the poor woman have? Owen then tells Gary y that Anna slept p with Phelan to keep him out ou of prison (left).
Steve S and Michelle are also trying try to mend their relationship shi while Tim and Sally celebrate bra when he goes down on one knee and asks her not to marry ma him. Unconvinced as I originally ori was by this pairing, Joe Duttine and Sally Dynevor have hav created a comic duo that works wor because of the disparate characters, cha and often to laugh aloud alou effect.
Carla C gets drunk ( back to form, form then), and Jenna is upset that Lloyd wants to take Andrea on holiday. h Go, please. Now. I’ll buy the tickets.
Remember these plots that had us hooked?
Sadie King’s feud with Charity Tate comes to a head. Sadie’s accused her of stealing to blacken her name but Charity (above right) hits back by accusing Sadie (above left) of cheating on her husband Jimmy in front of his family in the Woolpack.
A heartbroken Alma Baldwin removes her wedding ring as she tells her cheating husband Mike their marriage is over (above). Mike, a serial womaniser, was caught out when he found himself blackmailed over a one-night stand.
Fans were delighted when lovable loser Nigel Bates went down on one knee and proposed to Debbie Tyler (above). Debbie said ‘yes’ and their wedding marked the show’s 1,000th episode the following month. Unusually for a soap couple they had a happy marriage.