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Series 8 Episode 6
We Need to Talk About Cheryl

Episode number 136
Release Date 27th September 2012
Created By Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick
Producer Lizzie Gray
Director Paul Cotter
Writer Gabbie Asher
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Previous episode Series 8 Episode 5 (Future Proof)
Next episode Series 8 Episode 7 (A Woman Scorned)

We Need to Talk About Cheryl is the sixth episode of Series 8.


Christine visits a doctor, who tells her she has alcoholic hepatitis. Trying to go cold turkey is too much for her, and she lashes out at Phoenix Taylor in class, but covers her tracks by claiming she was once attacked by a boy who resembled Phoenix. Janeece puts her work as Lorraine's assistant above her school duties and care of Cheryl, leading to the social services being involved, due to Daniel's concern. Janeece accuses him of betrayal, but ultimately sees that he acted for the best. She suggests they become a couple, but he is not convinced that it would work, and she leaves the area to live with her mother. Maggie discovers that Scout is being bullied by Rhiannon, whose plans for revenge on the dinner lady by doctoring canteen food goes disastrously wrong. As Michael launches an anti-bullying campaign, Sian accuses him of hypocrisy for snubbing his father, revealing that Billy is terminally ill. Michael does visit, but only to say that he is rejecting Billy forever.

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