Tuesday 19 November 2013, 9pm
We pick up from where we left off with Alan (Derek Jacobi) regaining consciousness from his heart scare, much to Celia’s (Anne Reid) relief and delight. She promises to never fall out with him again and reflecting that life’s too short, they decide to get married… in just a fortnight’s time!
Things between Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) and John (Tony Gardner) become fractious when Caroline returns home to find John and Judith (Ronni Ancona) drunk and in her bed. To retaliate, she invites Kate (Nina Sosyana) to move in. She won’t be made a gooseberry in her own home. And finding out that he slept with Gillian adds to her distain.
Gillian (Nicola Walker) and Alan’s relationship takes a hit when he finds out she’s slept with John. It’s one disappointment after another. In the heat of the moment he reveals to Celia that Gillian had an abortion when she was 15. Two weeks later, Gillian finds the registry card with a reminder of the wedding date and it’s today! Why hasn’t she been invited? Gillian grabs her keys, but can she get there in time?
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 9pm
Alan and Celia’s first day as man and wife is filled with tension, while a new arrival surprises everyone, most of all Gillian.
Caroline finds a way to buy John out of the house, but will Kate’s desire to have a baby threaten their relationship?
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 9pm
Gillian is devastated when Celia inadvertently reveals a huge personal secret she has kept since she was fifteen.
Alan and Gillian’s already fractious relationship suffers as he distances himself from her further. Kate is made to feel awkward around Lawrence, who finds his mum’s new relationship difficult to accept.
Tuesday 10 December 2013, 9pm
Sad news inspires Alan and Celia to have another wedding ceremony attended by all of their family and friends.
Caroline whisks Kate off on a romantic weekend, but a disagreement threatens to end the relationship. Just as Gillian and Robbie are back on friendlier terms, a revelation from Judith changes everything.
Tuesday 17 December 2013, 9pm
Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel, while a drunk Gillian shares a dark, sinister secret with Caroline.
Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant and receives a further blow from John when he comes with news.
Tuesday 24 December 2013, 9pm
Gillian wakes up having slept on the sofa. It is early morning. A quick flashback to last night’s confession to Caroline terrifies her. But much to Gillian’s surprise and relief, Caroline’s filled with empathy. Caroline says they are friends and she won’t turn her in to the police.
Elsewhere, preparations are underway for Alan and Celia’s big day. Celia focuses on the more traditional aspects of a wedding ceremony, whereas Alan has Stag and Hen dos on his mind!
A few days later, Caroline’s back at school when she hears Kate has been rushed to hospital because of complications. Caroline drops everything to be there for her. She walks into the maternity clinic to find a nervous and anxious Kate in the waiting room – has she lost the baby?
Later that evening, Caroline’s having dinner with Alan, Celia and Lawrence. She’s doing a good job of looking cheerful even though we sense the ongoing stress in her personal life. Alan’s telling everyone how his brother, Ted, has hurt his leg so is unable to fly over for the wedding. Just then, the doorbells rings, Alan goes to investigate and it’s Ted (played by Timothy West)! He’s flown over to surprise Alan. The other family members couldn’t make it, but he wanted to be there. Everyone’s delighted.
Finally, it’s the day of the wedding and celebrations are in full swing. Celia looks beautiful and the speeches are full of warmth and laughter. But with emotions running high between Caroline and Kate, and Gillian eager to make a move with Robbie, will everything go off without a hitch?
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