Waterloo Road

8:00pm Thursday 20 September on BBC ONE

Havelock’s star pupil, Liberty Gordon, turns to Waterloo Road after dishing the dirt to the press on Gerard; Chalky’s good nature is stretched to the limits by Janeece; and Connor ignores Christine’s cry for help, as the school drama continues.

Liberty is Havelock’s head girl, rising athletic star and carer to her mum, Sandra, who has rheumatoid arthritis. Concerned Gerard’s failings will ruin her university plans, Liberty secretly blows the lid on her head teacher with a damning story in the local paper.

Liberty pleads with Audrey for a place at Waterloo Road before Gerard discovers she was behind the newspaper expos�. But Michael believes it would be wrong to poach Havelock’s star pupil – Lorraine strongly disagrees.

Under pressure, Gerard’s bad press threatens to overshadow Havelock’s performance in the first inter-school competition against Waterloo Road. And when Liberty unwittingly reveals she is responsible for the newspaper article, Gerard snaps.

Now under pressure from all sides to prove her worth, Liberty pushes herself in the race – but when she’s caught popping pills by Tariq, he assumes the worst. However, all is not as it seems.

Excited at being asked to be Lorraine’s PA for the day, Janeece fails to spot Cheryl has chicken-pox. When the child-minder sends Cheryl home sick, Janeece leans on Chalky for help but fails to reveal Cheryl’s illness – with far-reaching consequences.

Thinking she’s faking illness, Connor snubs Christine but after a serious fall he realises she may have been telling the truth. Connor questions whether he can cope with two women in his life and pushes Imogen away.

Also this week, Rhiannon’s bullying campaign against Scout becomes personal and Sian discovers Billy is hiding a terrible secret from his son, Michael.

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.

Ep 5/10

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