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Hannah flushes out her bullies

Hannah flushes out her bullies
Hannah flushes out her bullies

Hannah Barton has been suffering at the hands of bullies for weeks. Hannah thinks she has a sympathetic friend in Victoria Sugden, but cowardly Victoria has actually been one of the nasty gang of girls who have made Hannah's school days a nightmare… The final straw for Hannah is when she discovers Victoria knew all long that it was Kayleigh who was masterminding her torment. Hannah snaps and dunks Victoria's head in the pub toilet, then flushes. Hannah's family is confused by her fury until they see the nasty messages on her phone. Victoria confesses her part but now she's worried about what Kayleigh will do to her… Natasha isn't worried enough about what Maisie may do… Hung over – again – Maisie plasters on a (sort of) brave face and plants herself behind the bar at The Woolpack. But while she's trying to work and forget that she nearly slept with her brother Ryan, in comes Katie, to talk about Ryan. Aaaaaargh! How much more can Maisie take? Val is worried about how much more effort Pollard can put into the restaurant before his dicky heart protests. Pollard insists he has a new lease of life – but is it a long lease?

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.