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River City stars then and now as BBC soap celebrates two decades

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It's hard to believe that this weekend marks 20 years since River City first graced our TV screens, and a lot has changed on the Shieldinch cobbles over the past two decades.

We've seen lots of faces come and go, some loved some hated - we've seen weddings, deaths and many scraps throughout the years.

The Glasgwegian-based soap first launched on September 24 2002, and this Saturday a River City: 20 Year Celebration episode will feature on BBC iPlayer, and on Monday September 26, a special anniversary episode will air on BBC ONE Scotland with fans promised a trip down memory lane.

Many of the original cast have left and moved on to other things, so we're taking a look back at who they are, and what they're doing now.Best known for her vocals in Deacon Blue, Lorraine McIntosh hit the streets of Shieldinch as Alice Henderson in 2002.Alice was married to Mac MacDonald and was jailed after she tried to frame a teacher for child pornography.In 2010, she left Shieldinch after the identity of her real father was revealed, but in reality, Lorraine left to concentrate on her theatre work in October 2021.At the moment, however, her immediate future lies with music.Gary LamontGary Lamont arrived on the Shieldinch cobbles as Robbie Fraser, a gay Weegie and full of attitude.He first appeared in 2009 and became a key part of the show, working as a hairdresser.Gary had some very juicy storylines in Shieldinch, including a civil partnership with DC Will Cooper, domestic abuse, coping with parenthood and an addiction to prescription pills.He left the soap in 2017, but is continuing his acting career, most recently with a part in Outlander.As part of the original cast line up, Libby McArthur joined as Oyster Cafe owner Gina Rossi back in

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