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Faye is pregnant!
Faye is pregnant! (Image credit: BBC)

Bed-hopping nurse Faye Byrne makes a shocking discovery this week when she discovers that she is pregnant! The shock (if not entirely unsurprising) revelation comes after Faye endures a bout of sickness during a shift at work and, familiar with the feelings she’s experiencing takes a pregnancy test, which confirms that she’s expecting. Over the past few months Faye has experienced the breakdown of her marriage to Joseph, followed by the rekindling of her relationship with Linden, so the big question is: who is the father? Meanwhile, Jac continues to rebuild her relationship with estranged mother but gets a rude awakening when Paula goes missing. Tracking her down to an address in Bath, Jac comes face to face with the grandfather that Paula had told her had died years ago. In a further twist, Jac discovers that she’s also got a sister she never knew about. Realising the extent of her mother’s duplicity, Jac flees the scene and vows to go it alone from now on. Elsewhere, Holly has some secrets to hide from Linden; a victim of a car crash faces losing her unborn baby. (opens in new tab)

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.