Ashley’s anxious as the arrival of Matt grows closer. With every minute that passes Ashley nervously checks his watch hoping he won’t show. As the clock ticks and Matt hasn’t yet appeared Ashley’s anxiety is at an all time high. How will Ashley cope with the ever-prominent figure of Matt becoming a more influential part of Baby Joshua’s life? Distracted by Matt’s arrival, Ashley hasn’t noticed that Claire’s contractions have become more frequent and her pain more agonising. It looks as if baby Peacock will be making an early entry into the world. Will Ashley put his relationship with Matt behind him and allow the doctor to come to the rescue and deliver the baby? Ken and Deirdre become increasingly worried about Charlie’s motives and whether Tracy will open her eyes to what they see as Charlie’s hidden agendas. However Tracy feels she has won a minor confrontation over the flat and the house. But will Charlie agree to the move? Frankie is unhappy after Nathan declines her offer of lunch and chooses instead to go for a pint in the Rovers with Tyrone. Elsewhere, after a heavy night of drinking, Liz goes in search of Vernon’s van which was left on a street nearby the night before. After a frantic search Liz returns to tell Vernon the bad news, the van, and its contents, have been stolen.
Writer: Peter Whalley