Series 9, Episode 2
War has been declared between the Chatsworth and Operation New Start but with each eviction, and as more and more houses are boarded up, the estate quickly looks neglected and deserted; Carmen has the upper hand and hope is fading fast. Refugees give up and move on in increasing numbers - the Chatsworth is dying.
Desperate, the residents engineer a plan of action, scratching away at the facade of Operation New Start to discover the shocking real objective behind their presence. Using this information to their advantage, the Chatsworth troops mobilise and the fight back for the estate begins in earnest. But for Carmen, failure is not an option, and the conflict comes to the boil as she prepares to take the law into her own hands to bring down the Chatsworth.
Marty struggles with the notion of becoming a father again, whilst pregnant Kelly visits one of her oldest and most regular punters in the hospital. Bob the chiropodist is out cold and in a coma, but still able to "salute" Kelly when she enters the room. As an act of tenderness, Kelly employs a unique bedside manner and makes it her duty to visit Bob every day. Opening up about her future, Kelly confides to Bob the hopes she's never told anyone before - even Marty. Especially Marty. And when Bob's wife arrives, the two women strike up an unlikely friendship - though, it seems, hospital is no place for a pregnant woman.
Meanwhile, Frank makes it clear that Carl is no longer a son of his, and with evictions and convictions continuing, everyone on the Chatsworth is expected to play a part in resistance tactics to avoid more evictions, including Carl. Can Carl Gallagher really become a policeman?
Elsewhere, a confused Gloria tries to remember who took advantage of her in the snug...
- Tuesday 10th January 2012
- Channel 4
- 75 minutes
Cast & crew
|David Threlfall||Frank Gallagher|
|Elliott Tittensor||Carl Gallagher|
|Tina Malone||Mimi Maguire|
|Rebecca Atkinson||Karen Maguire|
|Nicky Evans||Shane Maguire|
|Ciaran Griffiths||Mickey Maguire|
|Aaron McCusker||Jamie Maguire|
|Sally Carman||Kelly-Marie Ball|
|Alice Barry||Lillian Tyler|
|Jack Deam||Marty Fisher|
|Qasim Akhtar||Chesney Karib|
|Valerie Lilley||Patty Croker|
|Karen Bryson||Avril Powell|
|Kira Martin||Letitia Powell|
|Emmanuel Ighodaro||Jackson Powell|
|Robbie Conway||Aiden Croker|
|Angeline Ball||Gloria Meak|
|Michael Taylor||Billy Tutton|
|Morwenna Banks||Carmen Kenaway|
|Judy Flynn||Daniella Feeney|
|Emma Bispham||Ante Natal Nurse|
|Ben Newman||Script Editor|
|Loren McLaughlan||Script Editor|
|Jean Holdsworth||Series Producer|
|George Faber||Executive Producer|
|Charles Pattinson||Executive Producer|
|Paul Abbott||Executive Producer|
|David Threlfall||Executive Producer|
|Claire Ingham||Executive Producer|
|Duncan Howell||Production Designer|