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Linda Radleigh
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Portrayed by Sarah Hadland
First Appearance Series 7 Episode 13
Last Appearance Series 7 Episode 21
Cause/Reason Arrested for the hit and run of Michael
Born 4th June 1974
Occupation Head of English
Relationships
Romances Michael Byrne (2011-2012)
Daniel Chalk (2011)


Linda Radleigh was an old friend and great supporter of Michael Byrne’s education methods. Linda brought the standards of her professional appearance to her work at Waterloo Road but there was an exciting and fun core to her lessons. She was a replacement for former English teacher Eleanor Chaudry, and replaced Tom Clarkson as Head of English after his promotion to Deputy Headteacher.

She could make learning a poem off by heart ‘a good laugh’ and she loved to banter with the children – as long as the boundaries were set by her and the kids knew exactly what they were. She was the main antagonist of the second part of the seventh series.

She handled discipline with a ‘more in sorrow than in anger’ approach. She would be ‘let down’ or ‘disappointed’ by a recalcitrant child’s behaviour, knowing she could almost always make them feel ashamed of themselves this way.

For all Linda’s easy manner and wide group of friends, there was a bit of a hidden well of loneliness there. She lived alone in a basement flat and has a pet rabbit in her 8 by 8 garden. Linda was unlucky in love in her early twenties and didn't ever really get over it – that is until Michael awakens a sleeping desire. She also had a brief relationship with Maths teacher Daniel Chalk.

After finding out about Michael's affair with Deputy Head Sian Diamond, Linda took drastic action and ran him over and caused Michael to end up in the hospital with memory loss. However it didn't take long before Linda was arrested for attempted murder.

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