Waterloo Road

8:00pm Thursday 17 January on BBC ONE

Imogen challenges Dynasty over her plans to get cosmetic surgery and quit school to become a pole dancer; Nikki’s antagonism towards Scout grows; and romance is in the air for Christine and Michael.

While Imogen receives devastating news that there’s nothing she can do to reduce her scar, schoolgirl Dynasty makes plans to go under the knife and get a boob job, supported all the way by her pushy mother, Carol.

At school, guilt-ridden Connor still can’t bear to look at Imogen but she’s convinced he’s repulsed by her scars. So when she overhears Dynasty bragging about getting a boob job, Imogen snaps at her shallowness and outs her plans to Michael and Audrey.

Later, Imogen offers a less-than-heartfelt apology whilst Dynasty practices her pole dancing. Later, Dynasty finds Imogen crying and, realising it’s because of Connor, she tells her she’s better off without him.

Imogen admits she thinks its wrong Dynasty’s mother, Carol, is encouraging her to give up school to become a pole dancer. She tries to make her see she’s worth more but their conversation is cut short when Carol arrives to whisk Dynasty off to the dancing auditions.

In the club, Dynasty challenges her mother but Carol dismisses Dynasty’s academic achievements telling her pole dancing is her true vocation. But, encouraged by Imogen’s support, Dynasty starts to doubt her mother’s grand plans.

Elsewhere, Chalky struggles to understand foster son Kevin; Michael asks Christine out on a date; and Scout and Nikki’s fractured relationship worsens when the finger of blame is pointed at Scout after Lorraine’s expensive sports car is stolen. But it looks as though Barry might have a hand in that incident.

Imogen is played by Kirstie Steele, Dynasty by Abby Mavers, Nikki by Heather Peace, Scout by Katie McGlynn, Christine by Laurie Brett, Michael by Alec Newman, Carol by Zoe Lucker, Connor by Shane O’Meara, Audrey by Georgie Glen, Chalky by Mark Benton, Kevin by Tommy Lawrence Knight, Lorraine by Daniela Denby-Ashe and Barry by Carl Au.

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

Ep 13/20

8:00pm Thursday 10 January on BBC ONE

It’s all about the money this week when Phoenix and Harley win the lottery, but their good fortune is overshadowed by the arrival of their father, Nelson. Nikki is forced to question her actions towards Scout, and Michael finds a friend in Christine when he gets news about his court case.

All Phoenix and Harley want to do is spend, spend, spend, but Nelson’s arrival casts a shadow and causes division. Phoenix reckons Nelson’s only interested in their winnings and feels vindicated when their father reveals his business is in financial trouble.

Angry at his father’s deception, Phoenix wants nothing to do with Nelson, but Harley, and then Lorraine, suggest it might be a good idea to invest some of their lottery win into the family business. But, Phoenix has one condition – he wants an apprenticeship in the firm. With the blessing of his brother Harley and the school, Phoenix prepares to bid an emotional farewell to Waterloo Road.

Elsewhere, Nikki suspects Scout has stolen her car and handbag and sets about punishing the pupil. However, Scout discovers Barry is the real culprit and threatens to expose him, but master manipulator Barry suggests another course of action to wronged Scout.

Meanwhile, guilt-ridden Connor can’t bear to look Imogen in the eye and she believes it’s because of her scars. As Connor struggles with his terrible secret, Christine tries to intervene but he’s wracked with remorse over what he’s done to the girl he loves.

There’s division in the staffroom after Michael gets unexpected news about his impending court case. Feeling isolated, Michael confides in Christine, bringing the pair closer together.

Chalky can’t contain his excitement he’s fostering Kevin. But it soon becomes clear Chalky will need to tread carefully if he’s to win Kevin’s trust.

Phoenix is played by Kaya Moore, Harley by Kane Tomlinson-Weaver, Nelson by John Thomson, Nikki by Heather Peace, Scout by Katie McGlynn, Michael by Alec Newman, Christine by Laurie Brett, Lorraine by Daniela Denby-Ashe, Barry by Carl Au, Connor by Shane O’Meara, Imogen by Kirstie Steele, Chalky by Mark Benton and Kevin by Tommy Lawrence Knight.

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

Ep 12/20

8:00pm Thursday 3 January on BBC ONE

The new school term starts with the opening of Michael’s new Pupil Referral Unit and the return of no-nonsense teacher Nikki Boston. But the positive mood changes with the arrival of the Barry family – a hell-raising criminal clan lead by matriarch Carol Barry, lone parent to Waterloo Road’s newest pupils, bad-boy Barry and daughters Dynasty and Kacey.

Carol assures Michael her brood will behave but it’s not long before sparks fly when Barry goads fellow pupil Jack MacAlister into a fight. Tom intervenes and discovers the reason behind their hostility – Barry is sleeping with Jack’s mum, Olivia.

When challenged, Barry promises Tom he’ll keep his relationship with Olivia discreet for Jack’s sake, but the troublemaker has no intention of honouring his word and sets about humiliating Jack in front of the school – screening a steamy video of him with Olivia.

Michael gives Barry a stern warning – put an end to his bad behaviour or he’ll be excluded from Waterloo Road. And if Barry won’t listen to his teacher’s words of warning, his mother Carol isn’t so easy to ignore, arriving at school to literally slap her son into shape.

Elsewhere, Scout raises Nikki’s hackles with her disrespectful attitude to being in the PRU. Later, when her car goes missing, Nikki suspects Scout is responsible – an accusation the schoolgirl denies. But Nikki doesn’t believe Scout and the battle lines are drawn.

The new term also brings uncertainty for head teacher Michael. On bail awaiting trial, accused of assisting his father’s death, opinions in the staffroom are divided, casting doubt on Michael’s leadership.

Scarred in last term’s fire, Imogen blames Christine for ruining her life and driving a wedge between her and Connor, little realising the truth. Also this week, Chalky learns he is going to be Kevin’s foster parent.

Michael is played by Alec Newman, Nikki Boston by Heather Peace, Carol Barry by Zoe Lucker, Barry Barry by Carl Au, Dynasty Barry by Abby Mavers, Kacey Barry by Brogan Ellis, Jack McAlister by Taylor Rhys, Tom by Jason Done, Olivia by Pollyanna McIntosh, Scout by Katie McGlynn, Imogen by Kirstie Steele, Christine by Laurie Brett, Connor by Shane O’Meara, Chalky by Mark Benton and Kevin by Tommy Lawrence Knight.

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

Ep 11/20

8:00pm Thursday 25 October on BBC ONE

Connor snaps when Christine attempts to sabotage his future with Imogen; Kevin reaches out to Chalky while Lorraine puts a student’s welfare before the good of the school; and Michael takes his father’s life into his hands as Waterloo Road draws to a close.

It’s the last day of term but not everyone is in good spirits. Back on the booze, Christine blames work pressures and doesn’t even try to hide her alcoholism from Connor. But unbeknownst to Christine, Connor is secretly plotting with Imogen to run away together.

However, Connor and Imogen’s plans to move into the empty schoolhouse during the holidays are threatened after Christine overhears Scout and Pheonix talking.

Frustrated by Waterloo Road’s poor academic improvements, Lorraine announces some harsh business decisions for the school. To her, the solution is simple – get rid of poor performers like Phoenix.

Michael is horrified and instead urges Lorraine to reconsider. And when he discovers Tariq has been accepted for the national Para-canoe team, it’s proof to Lorraine that Waterloo Road can reverse the fortunes of problematic pupils.

Sussing out Kevin is deliberately downplaying his academic abilities, Chalky confronts him. But it’s not long before the unlikely pair realise they’ve got more than just a head for maths in common, leading Kevin to suggest that Chalky fosters him.

Later, at Tariq’s leaving party, the celebrations are cut short when danger comes calling. Frustrated by his mother’s interference in his life, Connor takes drastic action, with explosive consequences for the school and girlfriend Imogen.

Michael’s own family dramas come to a head when he agrees to help his father, Billy, end his life. But not everyone sympathises with his decision which ultimately puts his future at Waterloo Road in jeopardy.

Connor is played by Shane O’Meara, Christine by Laurie Brett, Imogen by Kirstie Steele, Kevin by Tommy Lawrence Knight, Chalky by Mark Benton, Lorraine by Daniela Denby Ashe, Michael by Alec Newman, Scout by Katie McGlynn, Phoenix by Kaya Moore, Tariq by Naveed Choudhry and Billy by Ron Donachie.

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

Ep 10/10

8:00pm Thursday 18 October on BBC ONE

Rhiannon’s shocking secret is uncovered by Scout; Christine refuses to retract her bullying claims against Audrey; and Kevin jeopardizes his place at Waterloo Road to help Connor.

Waking from a nightmare, Rhiannon heads to the bathroom where she takes out a small tin. But before she can open it, she’s disturbed by rival Scout. Later, at school, Rhiannon finds a quiet spot and takes out the tin again, revealing her self-harming kit.

Rhiannon’s disruptive behaviour in school is noted by Audrey, who excludes her from class. Believing she’s compensating for her weight issues by acting the class clown, Audrey urges Rhiannon to join the lunchtime power-walking club.

However, when Rhiannon lags behind the others, Audrey asks Scout to look after her enemy. The girls bicker but soon start to joke around together. But the moment is short-lived after Scout notices blood on Rhiannon’s t-shirt. Making Scout promise not to tell anyone, Rhiannon confesses she cuts herself because it makes her feel better.

As Christine and Audrey’s bullying case reaches a climax, they agree to mediation. But when Audrey admits some of her actions could be misconstrued, Christine seizes the opportunity to push the case further.

Elsewhere, new boy Kevin takes drastic action to gain credibility with Connor, threatening his future at Waterloo Road; Lorraine presents Michael with a prospective new PA – Sonya. But, unbeknownst to Michael, Sonya already has ties with the school.

Also this week, Sian is horrified to discover Billy has asked Michael to help end his life. But she’s further concerned after realising Michael is seriously considering his father’s plea.

Rhiannon is played by Rebecca Craven, Scout by Katie McGlynn, Christine by Laurie Brett, Audrey by Georgie Glen, Kevin by Tommy Lawrence Knight, Connor by Shane O’Meara, Lorraine by Daniela Denby Ashe, Michael by Alec Newman, Sonya by Victoria Bush, Sian by Jaye Jacobs and Billy by Ron Donachie.

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

Ep 9/10

8:00pm Thursday 11 October on BBC ONE

Dealing with quiet student Morag and her overbearing father, Michael decides to address his own family issues; Connor’s attempts to help his mum backfire with explosive consequences; and new boy Kevin makes an impact on Chalky.

Morag decides to take part in Lorraine’s bench design competition confiding in her little brother that, if she wins, their estranged mum might find out and get in touch with them.

When Tom turns up to collect Morag’s bench design, her father Kai can’t resist the opportunity to preach about his Freeganist, anti-money beliefs. But his moral high-ground becomes shaky when he learns the competition carries a substantial cash prize for the winner.

Enraged at his daughter’s deception, Kai forces Morag to destroy her handcrafted bench. Horrified, Tom decides to take matters into his own hands and secretly helps Morag design another bench, resulting in a clash of beliefs between Kai and Lorraine.

Connor attempts to help Christine by marking her late coursework but this backfires as he gives everyone a top grade. Suspicious, Audrey confronts Christine about the irregular grades, forcing the English teacher to cover her tracks. Now considering Audrey the enemy within, Christine lodges a false complaint of bullying against her to Michael.

Later, when Connor finds his mother’s drinking again, he finds a potentially lethal outlet for his frustrations.

New boy Kevin turns up at Waterloo Road and quickly draws attention to himself, not least from Chalky who suspects the schoolboy is more intelligent than he’s letting on.

Elsewhere, Madi tries to persuade Sian to let her spread her wings and leave school, and Billy has a surprising request for Michael to consider.

Morag is played by Mhairi Anderson, Michael by Alec Newman, Connor by Shane O’Meara, Kevin by Tommy Lawrence Knight, Chalky by Mark Benton, Lorraine by Daniela Denby Ashe, Tom by Jason Done, Kai by Niall Greig Fulton, Christine by Laurie Brett, Audrey by Georgie Glen, Madi by Georgia Henshaw, Sian by Jaye Jacobs and Billy by Ron Donachie.

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

Ep 8/10

8:00pm Thursday 4 October on BBC ONE

Madi gets herself into trouble when she makes a pass at step-mum Sian’s new love interest; Grantly resorts to desperate measures when Maggie calls off their wedding; and Josh makes a momentous decision about his future.

At the school gates, Sian arrives to be met by Madi, full of questions about where she’s been overnight. Keen to keep her love life quiet, Sian steers the conversation away by noting Madi’s belongings dumped at the school gates – her mum has thrown her out.

Later, Madi is drawn to Ray, a good-looking businessman who’s leading Lorraine’s work experience classes. She sets her sights on Ray unaware that he’s dating Sian.

Upset by a phonecall from home, Madi turns to Ray for comfort but misreads his intentions and tries to kiss him. When Ray doesn’t reciprocate, Madi is humiliated.

Vengeful, Madi posts a rumour on a social networking site saying Ray kissed her. But her lies soon impact on her friends.

Elsewhere, Maggie calls off the wedding to Grantly saying they’re too busy to get hitched. But Scout thinks something is amiss after hearing Maggie making a secret phone call and, along with Pheonix, tells Grantly she thinks there’s another man.

Their suspicions are confirmed when Grantly confronts Trevor – Maggie’s estranged husband. Grantly discovers Maggie’s being blackmailed by Trevor, who she never divorced.

With their wedding day in jeopardy, Grantly hatches a plan to make Maggie his bride, with a little help from Scout and Pheonix.

Elsewhere, Josh faces up to his future – he needs to live his own life away from Waterloo Road, but worries how Tom will take it.

Madi is played by Georgia Henshall, Sian by Jaye Jacobs, Grantly by Philip Martin Brown, Maggie by Melanie Hill, Josh by William Rush, Ray by James Daffern, Lorraine by Daniela Denby Ashe, Scout by Katie McGlynn, Pheonix by Kaya Moore, Trevor by Bill Fellow and Tom by Jason Done.

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

Ep 7/10

8:00pm Thursday 27 September on BBC ONE

Janeece puts her career ahead of being a mother, forcing Chalky to take drastic action; Rhiannon’s bullying campaign against Scout steps up a gear; and Christine is devastated by the consequences of her alcoholism.

Late for a meeting with Lorraine, Janeece leaves daughter Cheryl home alone. Later, Chalky discovers Cheryl crying, having hurt herself. He rushes her to A&E but accidentally drops Janeece in it with social services.

Meanwhile, Janeece’s first attempt at being a PA goes well and Lorraine hints she’s always looking for new people to join her business.

Back at school, Michael is livid that Janeece was lured away by Lorraine again. As he reprimands her, Janeece dashes off to the hospital without explanation, not realising social services want to question her.

Returning to Waterloo Road, Janeece fumes that Chalky got her into trouble. Fed up being used – and worried about Cheryl’s welfare – Chalky snaps, delivering some much-needed home truths to Janeece.

The confrontation is a catalyst for change as Janeece makes some tough decisions about her future at Waterloo Road and her relationship with Chalky.

Rhiannon’s bullying of Scout intensifies as she frames her for stealing. Scout feels increasingly isolated as everyone appears to fall for Rhiannon’s ruse – including Maggie.

Elsewhere, Christine struggles after her doctor reveals she has alcoholic hepatitis. Fearful another drink could kill her, she immediately stops but soon suffers overwhelming withdrawal symptoms, witnessed by a full classroom.

Also this week, Sian urges Michael to visit his father and make amends, but her pleas fall on deaf ears, forcing Sian to reveal Billy’s shocking secret.

Janeece is played by Chelsee Healey, Chalky by Mark Benton, Rhiannon by Rebecca Craven, Scout by Katie McGlynn, Christine by Laurie Brett, Lorraine by Daniela Denby Ashe, Michael by Alec Newman, Maggie by Melanie Hill, Sian by Jaye Jacobs and Billy by Ron Donachie.

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

Ep 6/10

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

8:00pm Thursday 13 September on BBC ONE

Imogen has a secret to share with Connor, Christine and Connor’s relationship goes from bad to worse, rival headmaster Gerard makes false claims against Michael and Sian reaches out to Michael’s estranged father, Billy.

It’s Imogen’s birthday, but unlike her attention-seeking mother Sally she doesn’t want any fuss. At school, Imogen is horrified to discover her fitness guru mum is helping with Tariq’s rowing fundraiser. And, worse still, Sally’s lycra-tight outfits and flirtatious manner are attracting attention, not least from Gus, who bets his school mates he can score with the older woman.

Jealousy rears its ugly head when Christine witnesses a closeness between Connor and Imogen. Worried that Connor might be confiding in Imogen about her drinking habit, Christine snaps at her son. But Connor retaliates – he’ll make his mother’s life a misery if she doesn’t back off.

Later, at Imogen’s party in the school house, a tipsy Sally turns up uninvited. Sensing Imogen’s shame, Connor asks Sally to leave. Feeling protected, Imogen reveals her hidden secret to Connor.

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

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