Nate’s dad is furious his son’s gay
Nate is dismayed by his dad’s reaction to the news that he’s gay. A furious Matthew Gurney (Reece Dinsdale) lashes out at the school, blaming staff for encouraging Nate's sexuality. Above all, he is determined to keep his son away from Josh. Does this spell the end of a promising relationship? Not if Tom has anything to do with it, although his well-meaning advice may not have the outcome he was hoping for. Karen finally seems to be getting closer to finding out the truth about what Bex was up to during her long absence from home. Unnerved when a mysterious man comes to talk to her about her daughter, she is determined to find out what he knows. Elsewhere, Cesca is in denial about her attraction to Jonah. Try as she might, however, it’s hard to fight – especially when he turns up at her house and spells out his intentions. It can’t be long before word of their dalliances gets out. And on the subject of guilty pleasures, Grantly’s book-swap with Ruby opens his eyes to the work of a novelist he isn’t familiar with... Jilly Cooper!
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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.