Tuesday, January 06, 2004
SUDDEN COLLAPSE, DEVIOUS TRAPS, PETE CALLAN SNAPS, FATHER/SON SCRAPS, AND A PLOTTING RELAPSE
The NEIGHBOURS (BBC1, 5.35pm) scriptwriters are well practised in the art of constructing a good a cliffhanger – we still have awful memories of a night of panic after the pregnant Daphne slipped on a fried egg, leaving Des to worry for the health of their unborn child. Things are little better today, and we were all left hanging yesterday when Steph had an unexpected fainting fit. Today, Stuart is feeling guilty about Steph's condition – just as Des did about Daphne's all those years ago.
Angie is still making everyone very cross in HOME AND AWAY (Five, 6pm). Tonight, it's Nick's turn to fly into a rage. Why, it's almost as if they were trying to create a ready-made list of suspects for ... something.
Watch out Charnham – Pete has just found out his mother has died in FAMILY AFFAIRS (Five, 6.30pm), and the news is set to tip him over the edge. As we all know, he's not the most stable person when he's not had terrible news, so we dread to think how unpleasant he will be after this latest blow.
There's so much anger in the world of soap tonight that we're delighted to see Max and Darren taking positive steps to tackle their rage problems in HOLLYOAKS (Channel 4, 6.30pm). They decide to seem counselling in an attempt to soothe their troubled relationships with their respective fathers. All very well, until you consider that their parents are Mr C and Jack, two constantly angry men not well known for their pursuit of the middle ground.
After all the drama surrounding Little Mo's rape, the bus crash and Barry's death, we're pleased to see EASTENDERS (BBC1, 7.30pm) employ their usual tactic of following really good stuff with a load of old rubbish. So, bring on the story about the locks at Kate's nail bar being jammed, with the newly-villainous Sam as the prime suspect for the crime. Yawn!