Emmerdale To Air Real-Time Episode

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Emmerdale w/e Friday August 7

Hey soapsters, next month Emmerdale will air a real-time episode revolving around a rooftop baby kidnap plot. The episode, which is due to transmit on Thursday August 13, will feature only five characters and focuses on the events following Lexi King’s decision to run to the hospital roof with Nicola and Jimmy’s newborn baby girl Angelica.

The devastated new parents will watch with Scarlett as Carl attempts to coax her away from the roof’s edge. However, with Carl refusing to admit his true feelings for his wife and Lexi having suffered an ectopic pregnancy only weeks beforehand, her mind’s in a dark place and she struggles to hold herself together. So, will the depths of desperation cause her to jump? Well, we’ll have to wait until next week to find out, but the build to the drama starts this week…

Nicola’s worried when she notices Carl isn’t sharing Lexi’s enthusiasm for the IVF. Lexi accidentally causes Nicola to lose her footing and fall downstairs. Will Nicola and the baby be okay? Will Lexi be forgiven if they’re not? Meanwhile, Lily’s giving away her worldly possessions, ready to hit the road…Will Edna let her sister go without saying goodbye? It’s a shame that we’ll be saying farewell to Neighbours star Anne Charleston. I’ve loved seeing her in Emmerdale – it’s been really surreal.

Elsewhere, Betty speculates that Val’s had an affair, while Diane’s finding it increasingly difficult to work with her sister. Meanwhile at the hospital, Carl, Rodney and Lexi wait for news about Nicola and it’s clear that Carl blames her. Will he confront his true feelings for Lexi? Sick of being caught up in the crossfire between Brenda and Viv, Gennie takes up Leyla’s offer of a spare room at Katie’s house.

Brenda continues to hide her loan repayment letters from Terry. Val realises the extent of her wrongdoing when she compiles a list of everything she’s ever done to upset people. Bob tries to keep the peace as tensions rise between Viv and Brenda. At the B&B, Val’s preening herself in a bid to win Pollard back and Brenda’s determined to sort Viv out once and for all. Nathan tells Natasha that Faye and Ryan have moved into the village and Ryan arrives home to find Mark talking to his mother…Will Nathan discover Mark’s secret?

Also on Emmerdale this week:
Nicola goes into labour
Pollard returns from the Doctors
Ryan takes a liking to Katie

Coronation Street w/e Friday August 7

There are shocking plot twists and then there are shocking plot twists: Coronation Street psycho Tony Gordon is to propose to Maria Connor – one year after he arranged the murder of her husband Liam. The Underworld factory boss will pop the question as she is grieving at his grave. Boy Tony, you sure know how to pick ’em don’t you? Tony and Maria’s news will send shockwaves through Weatherfield. Then again, if the writers can pen newly-wed Molly having it away with her husband’s boss Kevin, anything’s possible. This week, Joe’s desperately in need of painkillers. Fiz goes to visit John and lies about her engagement ring. Chesney offers to clean Rosie’s car for her, secretly hoping to look for the ring. An excited Becky and Hayley go shopping for a wedding dress.

Michelle arrives home on a break from her tour and . Sally tells Fiz they’ve worked out that Chesney stole Rosie’s car and they’re going to report him to the police. What can Fiz do to protect Chesney? Joe steals the keys to the medical centre from Gail’s handbag…Luke chats up Michelle and makes it clear his relationship with Rosie isn’t serious. Kevin questions Chesney about nicking Rosie’s car. Jason and Tina buy No 12 at auction.  Maria tells a stunned Michelle that it’s time she found somewhere else to live;Tony’s delighted. Elsewhere, Rosie spots Luke and Michelle coming out of No 7 and is furious.

Also on Coronation Street this week:
Jason has a meeting with his bank manager
Chesney’s upset about Fiz
Joe’s arrested by the police

EastEnders w/e Friday August 7

EastEnders star Jake Wood has announced that he wants a long-term future with the soap. The 37-year-old actor revealed that he’d like his character Max Branning to establish himself as a Walford legend in the coming years. Speaking to Celebs On Sunday magazine, he said: "I’d love to make a mark on the show, and to be considered as one of the classic characters would be an honour – being part of the show’s history would be great." Wood, who made his Albert Square debut in 2006, has just signed for another two years on the show. It looks like he’s on track to achieving his ambition.

On to the week’s drama… Dawn receives a suspicious text message. Chelsea complains to Patrick about Denise apparently not caring about her. Whitney and Ryan steal Max’s car from the Arches. Jane receives a suspicious text message. Garry confides in Minty – he thinks that something’s not right with Dawn. Denise argues with Chelsea about her decision to run off with Ellis. Ryan confronts Janine over her latest form of entertainment.

Jane tells Tanya about the moments she shares with Masood. Whitney accidentally leaves an earring in Max’s car. Denise is standing firm over her decision not to visit Owen in prison. Roxy’s preparing for her and Archie’s housewarming party. Tanya tells Jane that she now completely trusts Max. Libby reluctantly suggests that she and Darren shouldn’t see Liz any longer and Ronnie’s left reeling by her surprise visitor. 

Also on EastEnders this week:
Owen’s determined to be forgiven
Garry and Dawn set a wedding date
Tanya questions Max’s fidelity

Hollyoaks w/e Friday August 7

Hollyoaks star Emma Rigby has vowed to concentrate on "serious" roles after she bows out of the soap in December. The 19-year-old actress recently confirmed that she plans to leave her part as Hannah Ashworth in order to pursue new projects. Discussing her future plans in an interview with The Sun, she said: "I am seriously nervous about leaving a stable job like Hollyoaks, especially in the current climate of the time. I want to get into some more serious stuff when I get out – theatre, films and drama." Emma Rigby also ruled out the possibility of following in the footsteps of Gemma Atkinson, who has focused on glamour modelling since leaving Hollyoaks in 2006.

On with the show… By the way, have you seen the viewing figures for Hollywoodoaks recently? Where’s everybody gone? Anyway, Rhys fears a dismal day ahead working in the Dog with Neville. Darren’s on a mission to get himself firmly ensconced behind the bar in the Dog. Kris is in full professional mode when he tries to motivate Zak for a busy day ahead at the call centre. Cindy impresses Tony with her idea for a customer loyalty scheme in Gnosh. Carmel’s stressing over the re-opening of Evissa, desperately wanting it to be a family affair.

Zoe’s still furious with Kris for sacking Zak. Rhys is still angry after Neville sacked him from The Dog and promoted Darren to bar manager. Cindy has as good as moved herself and Holly in with Tony. Dom can’t hide his pleasure when it starts to look like Cindy and Tony may be over. Hayley’s fed up of having Josh and Rhys doss in halls with her. Carmel wants everything to be perfect for the re-opening of Evissa. Cindy’s convinced her and Tony’s relationship will be back on track after he’s had time to cool down. Rhys is furious that Darren is being treated so well by his family when he and Josh are sleeping in a tent. Hannah’s still feeling isolated, especially when Nancy’s constantly snapping at her. Darren and an anxious Hannah wake after spending the night together.

Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Rhys and Darren go head-to-head
Hayley tries to find Rhys a job
Jacqui’s remains awkward around Carmel

That’s it for me, I’m out of here. Join me on Wednesday for more soap news and gossip. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.

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2 Responses to Emmerdale To Air Real-Time Episode

  1. Angie says:

    Hollyoaks figures dropping no wonder with the gruesome twosome drugging Ste to get baby Lucas, isn\’t it time Amy came home and claimed her son and put an end to this unsavoury storyline. To me this is possibly one of the worst ideas script writers have ever had and i do hope it doesn\’t happen in \’real life\’

  2. Lorna Jean says:

    Why is there always much more about Eastenders than any other soap. I used to watch to viwe it regularly but it so depressing that I gave it up. but it is forced on people like me with comment after comment about it, much more than about other soaps.

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