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Series 8-Episode 12

Series 8-Episode 12

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Review

Over the years there have been many reasons why pupils have left Waterloo Road. But this is a new one. Phoenix and Harley Taylor have won the lottery. And not just a tenner. They’ve pocketed £200,000 and are merrily blowing it on trainers and designer T-shirts when their dad (John Thomson) turns up to see them. You don’t need a psychology GCSE to realise it’s because he’s heard about their windfall.

The Barry family are keeping an unusually low profile despite mum Carol (Zöe Lucker) acting like a female Fagin, but Michael Byrne and Christine Mulgrew are behaving like daft teenagers – that’s a relationship none of us saw coming.

Summary

Phoenix and Harley win the lottery and all they want to do is spend, but their good fortune is overshadowed by the return of their father Nelson, who reveals his business is in financial trouble. Nikki suspects Scout has stolen her car and handbag and sets about punishing her, a guilt-ridden Connor can't bear to look Imogen in the eye, while Michael finds a friend in Christine when he receives news about his impending court case.

Cast & Crew

Nelson Taylor John Thomson
Phoenix Taylor Kaya Moore
Harley Taylor Kane Tomlinson-Weaver
Barry Barry Carl Au
Dynasty Barry Abby Mavers
Kacey Barry Brogan Ellis
Carol Barry Zoe Lucker
Nikki Boston Heather Peace
Jodie `Scout' Allen Katie McGlynn
Lula Tsibi Marlene Madenge
Michael Byrne Alec Newman
Christine Mulgrew Laurie Brett
Daniel Chalk Mark Benton
Kevin Skelton Tommy-Lawrence Knight
Lorraine Donnegan Daniela Denby-Ashe
Sian Diamond Jaye Jacobs
Connor Mulgrew Shane O'Meara
Imogen Stewart Kirstie Steele
Rhiannon Salt Rebecca Craven
Maggie Budgen Melanie Hill
Grantly Budgen Philip Martin Brown
Tom Clarkson Jason Done
Jack MacAlister Taylor Rhys
Sonya Donnegan Victoria Bush
Audrey McFall Georgie Glen
Liberty Gordon Adiza Shardow
Director Steve Brett
Producer Nicola Larder
Writer Paul Mousley
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