Steph goes to Arran in search of Shelly, while Alan desperately waits for news on whether it will be his daughter or girlfriend who will be returning. Later in Arran, Steph follows Shelly onto a ferry and they come face to face on the top deck. Shelly is petrified when she sees Steph, but is determined that for once she must stand up to her bully. There is a scuffle between the two of them and Shelly loses her footing before falling overboard into the ice-cold sea below, pulled beneath the waves and out of sight. Meanwhile, Chas and Carl have a heart to heart, but are interrupted when Chloe returns home. Chas is forced to hide behind the sofa and is close to tears as she listens to Chloe declare her love for Carl before they head upstairs together. Over in The Woolpack, Louise and Diane are furious when Bob gives the Dingles free drinks for dressing up as Leprechauns on St Patrick's Day. They get revenge by making him wear Shadrach’s outfit, leaving the Dingle in his vest and long johns!


Regular cast

Guest cast



  • Final appearance of Carolyn Pickles as Shelly Williams.
  • This one hour episode was transmitted at the usual time of 7.00pm. Unlike usual hour-long episodes, which are two episodes merged, this one was produced as one long episode.
  • The credits roll over a shot of a lighthouse at night with the light flashing on and off.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 9,395,000 viewers (13th place).

Memorable dialogue

Shadrach Dingle: "The Woolie's got an offer on. Free booze all day to anybody dressed as a lesbian."
Zak Dingle: "A lesbian?"
Shadrach Dingle: "I mean a leprechaun."

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