Charlie and Jason are loading up their van when an anxious Keith finds them. He explains that he has got a leaky roof and asks builder Charlie to fix it as an emergency. With the job done, a relieved Keith praises Charlie and Jason’s efforts for helping him out at such short notice but the mood quickly turns sour when Charlie hands the staggered pensioner the bill. Keith thinks Charlie’s bill is extortionate and refuses to pay. An angry Charlie refuses to let Keith make a fool of him and quickly hatches a plan that will see his non paying customer once again open to the elements. How will Keith react to the builder’s strong arm tactics? Elsewhere, it’s the day of the preliminary hearing in the family court and Ashley steels himself to face Dr Matt Ramsden. A concerned Fred pleads with his son to settle the matter with Matt personally rather than let the court decide Josh’s future, but a determined Ashley decides to go through the official channels. Once in court a smug Matt quickly claims the upper hand when he makes his plea and establishes he is happy to submit to DNA testing. Can Ashley counter the eloquent GP’s claims and put his side of the case to the judge? Meanwhile, Lloyd is still keen to patch things up with Kelly and asks Steve and Ronnie to put in a good word for him. Ronnie agrees but later on makes it clear to her boyfriend that she really does not like Kelly and that Lloyd is better off without her. Steve is left exasperated by Ronnie’s character assassination of Kelly. Also, Tracy has a bad day when, firstly, she cannot find one of her expensive designer shoes and, secondly, Charlie once again stands her up when he dashes off from a lunchtime date. Amber is delighted to be staying in Weatherfield with Dev.
Writer: Peter Whalley