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Series 8-Episode 17

Series 8-Episode 17

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With the pregnant Jade almost at full term, the focus of this episode is firmly on babies. The young mum-to-be has made a decision about what she wants for her newborn, but it doesn’t fit in with what Maggie has in mind and it also causes friction among her classmates, who have their own strong views on the subject.

It’s an opportunity for Waterloo Road to say something worthwhile about young mothers and the emotional trauma of giving up a baby, but disappointingly the scriptwriters have gone down a more predictable, soapy route. Meanwhile, back in school, Barry is being suspiciously well behaved and Michael gets a shock over Christine.


Emotions run high when Jade reveals she plans to have her baby adopted, so Maggie suggests she could take on the child instead - much to Grantly's horror. It looks like there's also going to be a new arrival in the Mulgrew household when Connor finds a pregnancy test, prompting him to do the decent thing and tell Imogen he will stick by her - but when she reveals it's not her test, he realises there's only one other person it could belong to. The pupils of the PRU prepare for their presentation. It's their chance to shine, but Sian worries that perpetual trouble-maker Barry Barry will use it as an opportunity for mischief - or worse.

Cast & Crew

Jade Fleming Paige Meade
Jodie `Scout' Allen Katie McGlynn
Maggie Budgen Melanie Hill
Kaz Winters Emmanuel Ighodaro
Sarah Winters Gaynor Howe
Grantly Budgen Philip Martin Brown
Rhiannon Salt Rebecca Craven
Connor Mulgrew Shane O'Meara
Imogen Stewart Kirstie Steele
Christine Mulgrew Laurie Brett
Tom Clarkson Jason Done
Michael Byrne Alec Newman
Barry Barry Carl Au
Sian Diamond Jaye Jacobs
Nikki Boston Heather Peace
Lorraine Donnegan Daniela Denby-Ashe
Kevin Skelton Tommy Lawrence Knight
Dynasty Barry Abby Mavers
Harley Taylor Kane Tomlinson-Weaver
Kacey Barry Brogan Ellis
Sonya Donnegan Victoria Bush
Lula Tsibi Marlene Madenge
Jack MacAlister Taylor Rhys
Director Jamie Annett
Producer Lizzie Gray
Writer Philip Dodds
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