John 'Abs' Denham

Charming but eccentric loner Abs was a sensitive soul whose pity for scheming nurse Ellen got him into very hot water. Abs had originally developed feelings for Ellen's half-sister, Nina, but when Ellen lied to her about the danger she faced from her supposedly abusive father back home, Abs agreed to get married simply to help her get a visa. It eventually became clear that Ellen's motives had not been genuine, and she was acting simply out of malice towards Nina. She left for a short period, during which Abs reunited with Nina - however, they were soon harassed by a loan shark to whom Ellen owed £15,000.

Abs struggled to keep up with the payments, and not only got beaten up, but had items repossessed. However, after being beaten up himself, the loan shark was fatally injured and Abs was free of Ellen's debt. Immigration officials also informed him that they would not be investigating his marriage to Ellen any longer, leaving him free to enjoy his time with Nina.

(Source: BBC)


Main cast, played by James Redmond
Guest cast, played by James Redmond