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Alcohol is always causing problems for Steph – even when she’s not the one drinking it. This time, she does something so monumentally stupid she could well have put an end to her career as a teacher… Pupils Danielle and Aleesha stagger into school after a night drinking their way through the clubs and pubs of Rochdale. Their mates Paul and Bolton think they need a ‘hair of the dog’ to get them through the day and make them one using ethanol from the science lab. But the lads don’t know about the dangerous side effects of ethanol and that’s where the trouble starts…

Thinking silly Danielle has just had a bit of regular alcohol, Steph hides her in a cupboard so that the girl can’t be a blot on her class while Steph’s strict new boss, Jo, is assessing it. When Steph later finds Danielle barely conscious she rushes the girl to hospital. But is that too little too late – for both of them?

Elsewhere in the school, Kim’s basking in the afterglow of her night with Max but her bubble’s burst by Rachel. And English Department Head Tom is stunned to see Georgia (Fiona Allen – Smack the Pony), his lover in his student days. He’s even more shocked, though, when he discovers who her son is…

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