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9/20/2012 11:57:00 am - Reported by John Bowman

The second and concluding part of the BBC Four adaptation of Room At The Top starring Jenna-Louise Coleman will be shown on Thursday 27th September.

Coleman plays Susan Brown in the drama, which is set in the 1940s, and Kevin McNally portrays her father, Councillor Brown.

The first episode is being shown on Wednesday 26th September, and both parts will air from 9pm to 10pm.

Alice forgives Joe for his outburst and the two start seeing each other again. It becomes harder to keep the affair secret and they are soon the subject of Warley gossip. Susan hears the truth and ends her relationship with Joe.

Joe and Alice decide to disappear to a seaside cottage for four days of illicit and perfect love. Alice is fearful about what the future holds for them both. Promises are made. Alice suppresses her fears – but a sense of tragedy hangs over them.

Upon their return, Joe discovers that his colleague, Charles, has been promoted above him. Charles warns Joe against pursuing a relationship with Alice, advising him that a messy court case and complicated divorce would end his career and social aspirations.

The next morning Joe composes a letter apologising to Susan and asking for her forgiveness. They meet, make love, and Susan says: "You won't need her now, will you Joe?" Joe is in an agony of indecision.

He gets a call from Susan's father: Meet me at the Conservative Club. Councillor Brown tries to pay Joe off as a test – leave my daughter alone and I'll set you up in your own business. Joe's class anger leads him to refuse. Brown reveals that his daughter is pregnant. By Joe. He offers Joe his daughter's hand and a place in his business – but only if Joe ends his relationship with Alice. Joe accepts the bargain.

Joe meets Alice and finishes it. She is devastated.

The next morning in the treasurer's office Joe goes into work and starts to write his resignation letter. However, Charles tells Joe he has terrible news . . .