Ross Buckton, Charlie's father, has passed away and, back in Summer Bay, the community are gathering for his funeral. Each family member is dealing with grief in his or her own way. Charlie seeks comfort with Angelo, but things are tense and it becomes clear they've broken up over the last few weeks. Ruby finds solace in the arms of Romeo and Morag is busying herself looking after Alf. Morag has thrown herself back into family life and is assisting Alf in getting bail. He is still distraught and frightened at being charged with the murder of Penn Graham, and is anxious to be freed from incarceration. Despite opposition from Detective Robertson, Morag successfully argues that Alf be released into her custody. Once free, however, Alf voices his fury about Will, and Morag wonders if letting him out of police custody was such a good idea. Meanwhile, Liam and Bianca have returned from Europe. It's been six weeks since they realised they had to be together and fled from Bianca's wedding. After leaving Vittorio jilted at the altar, Liam and Bianca and are now blissfully living out of a caravan alongside a river, far away from the rest of the world and the prying eyes of those they left behind. Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk's weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop
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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.