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'Oaks affair exposed, Peggy's collapse
After having heard from Russ (Stuart Manning) that Ravi made a pass at him a few months ago, Nancy's distraught by the news. Russ, however, tries to reason with her - she's the one that's been having an affair! Trying to take control of the situation, Nancy tracks Ravi down to talk things through with him. She's left reeling, though, by his admission that he's bisexual.
Nancy then heads over to see Kris, who confesses that he loves her. Despite his shock revelation, Nancy's already made up her mind - she wants to make a go of things with Ravi. Kris is left heartbroken when Nancy walks out of his life.
Kris seeks solace in Ravi at The Loft and before they know it, their talk turns to a frenzied passion which is suddenly interrupted by Nancy walking in on them...
It could only happen in soapland. Couldn't it? Check back in a couple of weeks for my interview with the lovely Jessica Fox.
These scenes air on Friday, March 20 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
Meanwhile in EastEnders, the Mitchells are thrown into a state of worry in a few weeks when Peggy (Barbara Windsor) collapses during her local election campaign debate speech. As Archie (Larry Lamb) and Pat (Pam St Clement) visit her in hospital, Archie's concerned that his bride-to-be's cancer may have returned.
With the doctors looking for signs of a minor stroke, Archie attempts to reassure her that it's more than likely stress-induced. Concerned for Peggy's health, Archie issues her with an ultimatum - drop the campaign or the wedding's off. Which will Peggy choose?
These scenes air on Tuesday, March 17 at 8pm on BBC One.
Jimmy's (Nick Miles) jealous when Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) agrees to go to a business event with Katie (Sammy Winward). Both girls meet in the Woolpack dressed up to the nines and as they head off to the function, Sandy (Freddie Jones) and Doug (Duncan Preston) remind Jimmy that he could lose Nicola for good if he's not careful. Deciding to do something about it, he storms out of the pub in the hope of tracking her down.
He arrives at the networking event just in time to to save Nicola from a sleazy businessman who's leching over her. In a truly romantic manner, he carries her out in the style of An Officer And A Gentleman.
I can't help but think both Emmerdale and Corrie producers had roughly the same idea at the same conference...
These scenes air on Thursday, March 19 at 7pm on ITV1.
Finally, over on Coronation Street, Ryan (Ben Thompson) gets his fist hint of a romance in mid-March when newcomer Sian (Sacha Parkinson) - Sophie's (Brooke Vincent) best mate from school - finally decides to make a move. The pair kiss at the band night at the Christian centre.
As an aside, does anybody else find it remarkable that seemingly all the teens in Weatherfield have suddenly turned to God and are attending a religious youth centre? Apart from Rosie Webster (Helen Flanagan), that is...
These scenes air on Wednesday, March 18 at 7.30pm on ITV1.
Right, that's it from me for this week's Sunday lineup. I'm going to enjoy the rest of my birthday!
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