The A Word



Eddie ScottPlayed by Greg McHugh

Could it get any worse for Eddie than to be returning home, tail between his legs, having failed in his computing business, to work in a job that his dad has set up for him by quitting the job himself? Well, yes it could. Because Eddie is also returning home as the local celebrity cuckold.

His marriage to Nicola was very nearly ended by her adultery, but they're back in Eddie's hometown to try and rebuild their relationship, and Eddie is equally determined to show Maurice he can do something right for a change. But amid Joe's diagnosis, and the response of those around him, comes a question for Eddie: Does being within the bosom of his family – where he'll constantly be deemed the loser – have anything going for it anymore?