Echo Beach

Dan and Susan finally admit their true feelings to one another and decide to make a new life for themselves together. Realising the complications of this new situation, Susan decides to escape with Dan for a couple of hours on one of Mark’s boats before confronting her family.

Back at Fin’s party, Mark confronts Angela, an ugly confrontation which Jimmy and Grace overhear. Devastated by their father’s infidelity, Jimmy consoles Grace and, in this moment of rare closeness between brother and sister, Grace shares the truth about Charlie and Abi. Jimmy confronts them both, and punches Charlie without waiting for an explanation.

Narinder finally admits to Charlie that she wants to be more than just friends. He realises just how special she is and they share a passionate embrace on the beach, lovers at last.

Mark is on the hunt for Susan and, following a realisation about where they are, turns up on the boat while it is out at sea, intent on attacking Daniel and taking back Susan. Susan tells Mark she is leaving him. Mark’s response is to tell Dan Susan’s awful secret. A secret which shocks Daniel to the core and ends in a final, climatic conclusion.

ITV is proud to announce two interlinking shows from the makers of Life On Mars, Spooks and Hustle. Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon return to their soap roots to play the parts of ex-lovers in Echo Beach. Ben Miller plays the hapless producer desperate to make the soap a success in a behind-the-scenes comedy Moving Wallpaper.

Both 12 part series, from the award-winning Kudos, will run together on ITV1.

In Echo Beach, Hugo Speer (Bleak House, The Full Monty) plays Mark Penwarden, who will stop at nothing to run his wife Susan’s (McCutcheon) ex-lover Daniel Marrack (Donovan) out of Polnarren, with Johnny Briggs (Coronation Street) as long term resident Fin Morgan.

The town’s youngest residents are played by some of Britain’s hottest young talent. These include Ed Speleers (Eragon), Marcus Patrick (Hollyoaks), Laura Greenwood (Prime Suspect 7), Christian Cooke (Where The Heart Is), Johnathan Readwin (Robin Hood), Naomi Ryan (Dream Team), Chandeep Uppal (Anita And Me) and newcomer Hannah Lederer-Alton.

Moving Wallpaper’s Ben Miller (Armstrong And Miller, Primeval, The Worst Week) is joined by Raquel Cassidy (Party Animals, Lead Balloon), James Lance (Teachers, Sensitive Skin), Sarah Hadland (Learners, Peep Show), Elizabeth Berrington (The Dinner Party, The Office), Lucy Lieman (The IT Crowd), Dave Lamb (The Smoking Room) and Sinead Keenan (Trouble With Sex).

Susie Amy (Footballer’s Wives, Hotel Babylon) appears in both shows.

Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach has a distinctive set up; eagle-eyed viewers will see jokes, characters and stories crossing from one show to the other.

Both shows have been created by Tony Jordan, lead writer and story consultant for EastEnders, co-creator of Life On Mars and creator of Hustle.

Echo Beach will follow the lives of Daniel, Susan and Mark whose affairs of the heart are played out amongst the teenage angst, family loyalties and tested friendships. Martine will play a woman with a past, while Jason will play the returning ex-lover who is set to rock the foundations of Mark and Susan’s marriage.

On the other side of the camera is Moving Wallpaper, where an army of executives, crew and publicists behind the making of the soap will be pushed to their creative limits by the irrepressible Pope.

Jordan, who has written for Eastenders since 1985, executive produces both shows with Kudos’s Jane Featherstone and Alison Jackson.

Friday 21 March 2008 9:30pm – 10:00pm on ITV1

Mark is furious with Angela for coming round to the house as he is tired of her mind games. But Angela is determined that Susan should know the truth and that she and Mark should be together.

Susan cooks Mark a lovely romantic lunch but gets suspicious when Mark’s mobile rings and he does not answer.

Its Fin’s birthday and the locals arrange a surprise party for him at Waves. Mark splashes out on a sexy new dress for Susan and is ignorant of her resistance to wear it. An evening of tension unfolds at the party when Ian stands centre stage and proposes to Jackie. Brae holds his breath as Ian waits for Jackie’s answer. Jackie makes her decision and Ian and Brae both now know where they stand.

A drunken Charlie is watched over by Narinder. Abi and Jimmy long to be with one another away from prying eyes. Angela stirs things up between Mark and Susan, letting a key piece of information slip to Susan which further inflames her suspicious about his infidelity. Susan leaves the party, to Mark’s fury.

Susan calls Dan and they have an emotional heart to heart about the past and what might have been. It’s not too late for them to be together. A furious Mark gets home and realises the extent of what has happened.

ITV is proud to announce two interlinking shows from the makers of Life On Mars, Spooks and Hustle. Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon return to their soap roots to play the parts of ex-lovers in Echo Beach. Ben Miller plays the hapless producer desperate to make the soap a success in a behind-the-scenes comedy Moving Wallpaper.

Both 12 part series, from the award-winning Kudos, will run together on ITV1.

In Echo Beach, Hugo Speer (Bleak House, The Full Monty) plays Mark Penwarden, who will stop at nothing to run his wife Susan’s (McCutcheon) ex-lover Daniel Marrack (Donovan) out of Polnarren, with Johnny Briggs (Coronation Street) as long term resident Fin Morgan.

The town’s youngest residents are played by some of Britain’s hottest young talent. These include Ed Speleers (Eragon), Marcus Patrick (Hollyoaks), Laura Greenwood (Prime Suspect 7), Christian Cooke (Where The Heart Is), Johnathan Readwin (Robin Hood), Naomi Ryan (Dream Team), Chandeep Uppal (Anita And Me) and newcomer Hannah Lederer-Alton.

Moving Wallpaper’s Ben Miller (Armstrong And Miller, Primeval, The Worst Week) is joined by Raquel Cassidy (Party Animals, Lead Balloon), James Lance (Teachers, Sensitive Skin), Sarah Hadland (Learners, Peep Show), Elizabeth Berrington (The Dinner Party, The Office), Lucy Lieman (The IT Crowd), Dave Lamb (The Smoking Room) and Sinead Keenan (Trouble With Sex).

Susie Amy (Footballer’s Wives, Hotel Babylon) appears in both shows.

Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach has a distinctive set up; eagle-eyed viewers will see jokes, characters and stories crossing from one show to the other.

Both shows have been created by Tony Jordan, lead writer and story consultant for EastEnders, co-creator of Life On Mars and creator of Hustle.

Echo Beach will follow the lives of Daniel, Susan and Mark whose affairs of the heart are played out amongst the teenage angst, family loyalties and tested friendships. Martine will play a woman with a past, while Jason will play the returning ex-lover who is set to rock the foundations of Mark and Susan’s marriage.

On the other side of the camera is Moving Wallpaper, where an army of executives, crew and publicists behind the making of the soap will be pushed to their creative limits by the irrepressible Pope.

Jordan, who has written for Eastenders since 1985, executive produces both shows with Kudos’s Jane Featherstone and Alison Jackson.

Friday 14 March 2008 9:30pm – 10:00pm on ITV1.

Mark receives an unexpected surprise in the post which sends him into a raging search to find Angela. Angela gives Mark an ultimatum: to tell Susan before eight o’clock or she will reveal all. Mark panics as the clock ticks and Angela’s threat seems more real than ever.

Grace teases Jimmy about his precious date and reminds Abi that her secret is safe with her. Abi is haunted with images of her night with Charlie when she re-visits the beach hut with Jimmy.

Susan, having decided to move on with life and enjoy her family to the full, finds closure with Dan. They agree to move on with their lives while echoes of the past are retraced on the beach between Abi and Jimmy, who are falling deeper in love with one another.

As Brae seeks love life advice from Dan, Ian tries to make up with Jackie by getting a new job locally. Mark is convinced that Angela is bluffing with her threat but at eight o’clock there is a visitor at the Penwarden house.

ITV is proud to announce two interlinking shows from the makers of Life On Mars, Spooks and Hustle. Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon return to their soap roots to play the parts of ex-lovers in Echo Beach. Ben Miller plays the hapless producer desperate to make the soap a success in a behind-the-scenes comedy Moving Wallpaper.

Both 12 part series, from the award-winning Kudos, will run together on ITV1.

In Echo Beach, Hugo Speer (Bleak House, The Full Monty) plays Mark Penwarden, who will stop at nothing to run his wife Susan’s (McCutcheon) ex-lover Daniel Marrack (Donovan) out of Polnarren, with Johnny Briggs (Coronation Street) as long term resident Fin Morgan.

The town’s youngest residents are played by some of Britain’s hottest young talent. These include Ed Speleers (Eragon), Marcus Patrick (Hollyoaks), Laura Greenwood (Prime Suspect 7), Christian Cooke (Where The Heart Is), Johnathan Readwin (Robin Hood), Naomi Ryan (Dream Team), Chandeep Uppal (Anita And Me) and newcomer Hannah Lederer-Alton.

Moving Wallpaper’s Ben Miller (Armstrong And Miller, Primeval, The Worst Week) is joined by Raquel Cassidy (Party Animals, Lead Balloon), James Lance (Teachers, Sensitive Skin), Sarah Hadland (Learners, Peep Show), Elizabeth Berrington (The Dinner Party, The Office), Lucy Lieman (The IT Crowd), Dave Lamb (The Smoking Room) and Sinead Keenan (Trouble With Sex).

Susie Amy (Footballer’s Wives, Hotel Babylon) appears in both shows.

Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach has a distinctive set up; eagle-eyed viewers will see jokes, characters and stories crossing from one show to the other.

Both shows have been created by Tony Jordan, lead writer and story consultant for EastEnders, co-creator of Life On Mars and creator of Hustle.

Echo Beach will follow the lives of Daniel, Susan and Mark whose affairs of the heart are played out amongst the teenage angst, family loyalties and tested friendships. Martine will play a woman with a past, while Jason will play the returning ex-lover who is set to rock the foundations of Mark and Susan’s marriage.

On the other side of the camera is Moving Wallpaper, where an army of executives, crew and publicists behind the making of the soap will be pushed to their creative limits by the irrepressible Pope.

Jordan, who has written for Eastenders since 1985, executive produces both shows with Kudos’s Jane Featherstone and Alison Jackson.

Friday 7 March 2008 9:30pm – 10:00pm on ITV1.

Dan waits anxiously for the results of the paternity test which will prove whether Jimmy is his son. Mark is smug when the phone call comes confirming that Jimmy is his son after all.

Jimmy visits Abi to explain his outburst. Dan tells him that he will not get in the way of his and Abi’s relationship but she doesn’t know anything about the paternity test and that is the way he wants to keep it. Abi is still upset with Jimmy and asks him to leave but doesn’t have the courage to tell him that she slept with Charlie. Shortly after, Grace reveals to Abi that she saw everything.

Jackie is angry with Ian when he suggests they move to live on a Scottish island. Narinder’s brother arrives at the Wrecker’s Arms and reveals to Ivy the true reason why his sister is in Polnarren.

Susan tries to talk to Dan after the DNA test results but he cannot trust her anymore. Meanwhile, Mark finds himself in a predicament when Angela puts pressure on him to confess their affair to Susan.

ITV is proud to announce two interlinking shows from the makers of Life On Mars, Spooks and Hustle. Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon return to their soap roots to play the parts of ex-lovers in Echo Beach. Ben Miller plays the hapless producer desperate to make the soap a success in a behind-the-scenes comedy Moving Wallpaper.

Both 12 part series, from the award-winning Kudos, will run together on ITV1.

In Echo Beach, Hugo Speer (Bleak House, The Full Monty) plays Mark Penwarden, who will stop at nothing to run his wife Susan’s (McCutcheon) ex-lover Daniel Marrack (Donovan) out of Polnarren, with Johnny Briggs (Coronation Street) as long term resident Fin Morgan.

The town’s youngest residents are played by some of Britain’s hottest young talent. These include Ed Speleers (Eragon), Marcus Patrick (Hollyoaks), Laura Greenwood (Prime Suspect 7), Christian Cooke (Where The Heart Is), Johnathan Readwin (Robin Hood), Naomi Ryan (Dream Team), Chandeep Uppal (Anita And Me) and newcomer Hannah Lederer-Alton.

Moving Wallpaper’s Ben Miller (Armstrong And Miller, Primeval, The Worst Week) is joined by Raquel Cassidy (Party Animals, Lead Balloon), James Lance (Teachers, Sensitive Skin), Sarah Hadland (Learners, Peep Show), Elizabeth Berrington (The Dinner Party, The Office), Lucy Lieman (The IT Crowd), Dave Lamb (The Smoking Room) and Sinead Keenan (Trouble With Sex).

Susie Amy (Footballer’s Wives, Hotel Babylon) appears in both shows.

Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach has a distinctive set up; eagle-eyed viewers will see jokes, characters and stories crossing from one show to the other.

Both shows have been created by Tony Jordan, lead writer and story consultant for EastEnders, co-creator of Life On Mars and creator of Hustle.

Echo Beach will follow the lives of Daniel, Susan and Mark whose affairs of the heart are played out amongst the teenage angst, family loyalties and tested friendships. Martine will play a woman with a past, while Jason will play the returning ex-lover who is set to rock the foundations of Mark and Susan’s marriage.

On the other side of the camera is Moving Wallpaper, where an army of executives, crew and publicists behind the making of the soap will be pushed to their creative limits by the irrepressible Pope.

Jordan, who has written for Eastenders since 1985, executive produces both shows with Kudos’s Jane Featherstone and Alison Jackson.

Friday 29 February 2008 9:30pm – 10:00pm on ITV1.

Jimmy is stunned when he overhears Dan’s shocking confrontation with his parents. Jimmy leaves, unseen, trying to make sense of Dan’s accusation. Mark and Susan tell Dan he’s got it all wrong but he doesn’t believe them and wants proof.

Meanwhile, Abi is excited about spending a special night with Jimmy and prepares the beach hut for seduction, while Narinder finally tells Charlie exactly what she thinks of him – that he’s a selfish idiot she’s not prepared to be friends with anymore. A surprised and drunken Charlie escapes Narinder’s criticism by joining Ian and Jackie in the surf shop. They are enjoying a quiet beer together and aren’t thrilled by the company.

Grace cottons on to Abi and Jimmy’s planned romantic encounter and makes her way to the beach hut as a drunken Charlie also stumbles there. immy, still thinking that Dan might be his father, dumps a distraught Abi. Charlie arrives to find Abi alone and tries to comfort her but one thing leads to another and Grace’s peeping eyes see everything.

Jimmy doesn’t know what to think when Susan and Mark tell him that Dan has got it all wrong. But despite the tension in the Penwarden house, Mark finds time to call his mystery lover. It’s Angela.

ITV is proud to announce two interlinking shows from the makers of Life On Mars, Spooks and Hustle. Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon return to their soap roots to play the parts of ex-lovers in Echo Beach. Ben Miller plays the hapless producer desperate to make the soap a success in a behind-the-scenes comedy Moving Wallpaper.

Both 12 part series, from the award-winning Kudos, will run together on ITV1.

In Echo Beach, Hugo Speer (Bleak House, The Full Monty) plays Mark Penwarden, who will stop at nothing to run his wife Susan’s (McCutcheon) ex-lover Daniel Marrack (Donovan) out of Polnarren, with Johnny Briggs (Coronation Street) as long term resident Fin Morgan.

The town’s youngest residents are played by some of Britain’s hottest young talent. These include Ed Speleers (Eragon), Marcus Patrick (Hollyoaks), Laura Greenwood (Prime Suspect 7), Christian Cooke (Where The Heart Is), Johnathan Readwin (Robin Hood), Naomi Ryan (Dream Team), Chandeep Uppal (Anita And Me) and newcomer Hannah Lederer-Alton.

Moving Wallpaper’s Ben Miller (Armstrong And Miller, Primeval, The Worst Week) is joined by Raquel Cassidy (Party Animals, Lead Balloon), James Lance (Teachers, Sensitive Skin), Sarah Hadland (Learners, Peep Show), Elizabeth Berrington (The Dinner Party, The Office), Lucy Lieman (The IT Crowd), Dave Lamb (The Smoking Room) and Sinead Keenan (Trouble With Sex).

Susie Amy (Footballer’s Wives, Hotel Babylon) appears in both shows.

Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach has a distinctive set up; eagle-eyed viewers will see jokes, characters and stories crossing from one show to the other.

Both shows have been created by Tony Jordan, lead writer and story consultant for EastEnders, co-creator of Life On Mars and creator of Hustle.

Echo Beach will follow the lives of Daniel, Susan and Mark whose affairs of the heart are played out amongst the teenage angst, family loyalties and tested friendships. Martine will play a woman with a past, while Jason will play the returning ex-lover who is set to rock the foundations of Mark and Susan’s marriage.

On the other side of the camera is Moving Wallpaper, where an army of executives, crew and publicists behind the making of the soap will be pushed to their creative limits by the irrepressible Pope.

Jordan, who has written for Eastenders since 1985, executive produces both shows with Kudos’s Jane Featherstone and Alison Jackson.

Friday 22 February 2008 9:30pm – 10:00pm on ITV1.

After a restless night, Dan is relieved when Abi arrives home from her evening with Jimmy. Dan tries to stall Abi seeing him again until he can find out the truth about Jimmy from Susan.

Susan tells Angela that she fears her family is falling apart. She’s worried that Mark is keeping something from her. Meanwhile, Mark pays Dan a visit to make his standpoint clear about their kids – he doesn’t want them getting together.

Narinder organises a lock-in at the Wreckers Arms when Ivy goes on a date with Fin. Envious of all the attention Abi is getting, Narinder dresses up to impress Charlie and is upset when Charlie tells her that he prefers the less noticeable Narinder.

Abi and Jimmy get romantic at the party, but Jimmy is distracted by Dan’s sudden strange behaviour and leaves early. Meanwhile, Dan has found Susan alone at the Penwarden house. He wants her to tell him the truth about Jimmy but then Mark walks in and a confrontation ensues. Jimmy arrives home to overhear Dan asking Susan and Mark if Jimmy is his son.

ITV is proud to announce two interlinking shows from the makers of Life On Mars, Spooks and Hustle. Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon return to their soap roots to play the parts of ex-lovers in Echo Beach. Ben Miller plays the hapless producer desperate to make the soap a success in a behind-the-scenes comedy Moving Wallpaper.

Both 12 part series, from the award-winning Kudos, will run together on ITV1.

In Echo Beach, Hugo Speer (Bleak House, The Full Monty) plays Mark Penwarden, who will stop at nothing to run his wife Susan’s (McCutcheon) ex-lover Daniel Marrack (Donovan) out of Polnarren, with Johnny Briggs (Coronation Street) as long term resident Fin Morgan.

The town’s youngest residents are played by some of Britain’s hottest young talent. These include Ed Speleers (Eragon), Marcus Patrick (Hollyoaks), Laura Greenwood (Prime Suspect 7), Christian Cooke (Where The Heart Is), Johnathan Readwin (Robin Hood), Naomi Ryan (Dream Team), Chandeep Uppal (Anita And Me) and newcomer Hannah Lederer-Alton.

Moving Wallpaper’s Ben Miller (Armstrong And Miller, Primeval, The Worst Week) is joined by Raquel Cassidy (Party Animals, Lead Balloon), James Lance (Teachers, Sensitive Skin), Sarah Hadland (Learners, Peep Show), Elizabeth Berrington (The Dinner Party, The Office), Lucy Lieman (The IT Crowd), Dave Lamb (The Smoking Room) and Sinead Keenan (Trouble With Sex).

Susie Amy (Footballer’s Wives, Hotel Babylon) appears in both shows.

Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach has a distinctive set up; eagle-eyed viewers will see jokes, characters and stories crossing from one show to the other.

Both shows have been created by Tony Jordan, lead writer and story consultant for EastEnders, co-creator of Life On Mars and creator of Hustle.

Echo Beach will follow the lives of Daniel, Susan and Mark whose affairs of the heart are played out amongst the teenage angst, family loyalties and tested friendships. Martine will play a woman with a past, while Jason will play the returning ex-lover who is set to rock the foundations of Mark and Susan’s marriage.

On the other side of the camera is Moving Wallpaper, where an army of executives, crew and publicists behind the making of the soap will be pushed to their creative limits by the irrepressible Pope.

Jordan, who has written for Eastenders since 1985, executive produces both shows with Kudos’s Jane Featherstone and Alison Jackson.

Friday 15 February 2008 9:30pm – 10:00pm on ITV1.

Echo Beach
Friday 1 February 2008 9:30pm – 10:00pm on ITV1.

While Ian lies in hospital unconscious, Fin surveys the damage inflicted on his business. Meanwhile, Grace is in a state of panic about the fire she caused and tells Mark the truth about what happened. As the community come together to support Jackie and clean up the Caravan Park, Mark and Grace wait with anticipation to hear whether Ian will live.

Jackie arrives with the news that Ian will survive. Among the debris of the fire, the events of the party last night seem far away, even though it was the first time Dan and Susan had managed to snatch a few moments together to remember old times. Jimmy is delighted that he is free to ask Abi on a date until Grace finds out and tells Mark, who forbids him to ever go out with a Marrack.

Susan begs Jimmy to listen to his father while Abi waits for Jimmy to arrive. Eventually deciding that he’s not going to stand Abi up, Jimmy arrives too late to find her gone. Jimmy searches for Abi but instead witnesses his mum in a secret encounter with Dan.

Echo Beach
Friday 25 January 2008 9:30pm – 10:00pm on ITV1.

The Marracks prepare for the opening party of the surf shop café, determined to give their family venture a celebratory beginning. Mark and Susan decide whether to go while Grace has already dressed up for the occasion and is upset when Ian rejects her advances.

Concerns about the future of the caravan park hang over Ian when Fin says he’s considering Mark’s offer. The news that Jackie has taken the job at the surf shop café further upsets Ian. A romantic dinner together appeases his concerns.

An embittered Grace makes it clear to Charlie that Abi doesn’t care for him as Jimmy is the one she wants, so Charlie magnanimously tells his best mate that he should go after Abi.

With all eyes on Mark and Susan when they arrive at the party, Dan makes the best of the situation and toasts new beginnings. The party is in full swing when disaster strikes at the caravan park. Distraught at seeing Ian kissing Jackie through their caravan window, Grace had dropped a lit cigarette onto spilt lighter fluid. Brae runs into the flames and manages to rescue both Ian and Jackie from the burning caravan.

Echo Beach
Friday 18 January 2008 9:30pm – 10:00pm on ITV1.

Susan fears what Mark will do in his continued determination to see the back of Dan. Paying local youths to set fire to his van, Mark revels in reminding the Marracks that they are still unwelcome in Polnarren. A furious Dan confronts Mark with the truth about the boat accident – that he always suspected he had taken the blame for Mark’s mistake – but is told to stay away from buried secrets in case he discovers something he’d prefer had been kept in the past.

Susan finds a friend in new resident Angela Cole. She confides her worries to Angela in The Wrecker’s Arms, but their brief heart to heart ends abruptly when both Mark and Dan enter the pub. Mark forces Susan to tell Dan that she never loved him, which leaves Dan confused and hurt.

Jimmy, forced to stick to his pact with Charlie, purposefully makes a bad impression with Abi. Seizing this as an opportunity to be a shoulder to cry on and emboldened by Jimmy’s words of wisdom, Charlie goes to comfort her. In an attempt to get back at Jimmy, Abi asks a delighted Charlie to the surf shop opening, much to Narinder’s sadness and Jimmy’s disguised envy.

Ian confesses to Fin that he approached Mark about the caravan park. Fin continues to struggle with the park but manages to resist Mark’s offer to buy him out. Meanwhile, Jackie accepts the job at the surf café, which emasculates Ian but pleases Brae as he clearly fancies her.

Despite feeling hurt by Susan’s denial of ever loving him, Dan decides to celebrate his new venture with his family while a lonely Mark contemplates his marriage and a sobbing Susan scrabbles at a spot in the sand, seemingly desperate to find something once buried there.

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