River City premiers - Monday 06 December 2020 - on BBC Scotland at 22:00.
Devised by Stephen Greenhorn
Written by Mark Stevenson
Directed by David Hayman
Series Producer: Jim Webster
Series Producer: Kevin McComiskie
Series Producer: Oliver Kent
Executive Producer: Kate Oates
River City is a BBC Studios production for BBC One/BBC Scotland.
This week in Shieldinch...
Bob is torn between fixing his family or taking care of business.
AJ tries to make up for being away from home.
Stevie and Poppy finally face up to their real feelings.
Bob wakes up cold and by himself in his garage, stung to see Angus with Mackenzie. His hopes are briefly lifted when Angus promises to speak to Kim about him seeing his son.
Just when he didn’t think his day could get any worse, his new business venture with Rory casts another shadow. Lou tells him there’s a delivery coming to the garage, and Bob is furious to discover that it's a stash of guns and bullets.
Later, when Angus uncovers Bob’s dodgy dealings, it leads to a showdown between the friends. When Kim discovers how deep Bob is in with gangster Rory, it looks as though his family is fractured beyond repair.
Desperate, Bob takes drastic measures to right his wrongs, but in doing so makes himself an enemy of Rory.
Ellie is overjoyed to have AJ back, but he feels guilty about missing so much while he’s been away. AJ is accosted by Suzie, aggrieved he abandoned his responsibility as their local councillor. As AJ tries to make good again he realises he will have to make a choice about where his loyalties lie.
Madonna makes a vlog of Stevie and Poppy’s relationship. Stevie unexpectedly makes an emotional admission which stuns Poppy - all caught on camera thanks to an enterprising Madonna.
AJ tries to make up for what he has missed.
Stevie and Poppy work out what they mean to each other.
Stephen Purdon as Bob O'Hara
Lesley Hart as Louise "Lou" Caplan
Gayle Telfer Stevens as Caitlin McLean
Libby Dye as Katie Roth
Connor McPhelim as Mackenzie O'Hara
Sanjeev Kohli as Amandeep "AJ" Jandhu
Zindzi Hudson as Ruby McLean
Iain Robertson as Stevie O'Hara
Scott Fletcher as Angus Lindsaay
Frances Thorburn as Kim O'Hara
Lindsey Campbell as Poppy Patterson
Barbara Rafferty as Bernie O'Hara
Sienna Glackin as Madonna Mullen
Leah MacRae as Ellie McLean
David Paisley as Rory Murdoch
Sally Howitt as Scarlett O'Hara
Julet Cadzow as Suzie Fraser
An encore presentation of this episode airs - Tuesday 07 January 2020 - on BBC One Scotland at 20:00.
Andy Gibson for The TV Chronicle