Bev and Fred are reeling from the shock of Shelley’s pregnancy but she has more surprises in store for them. Bev wants to know who the father is and is stunned when Shelley cracks under pressure and confirms her mum’s worst fears – the baby is Charlie’s. Bev can’t believe she is even considering keeping it and tells Shelley as much. Shelley is furious at her mother’s attitude and storms out of the pub. Bev chases after her and is discovered sobbing in the alleyway by Deirdre. Desperate for someone to talk to Bev tells Deirdre everything – remembering too late that Deirdre’s own daughter is shacked up with the bully boy builder! Will she be able to persuade Deirdre to keep quiet? Sean is a man on a mission. Spurred on by Violet and also his own desire to find out the truth he arranges a night out with Jamie. Jamie is totally oblivious to the pair’s plotting and is a little confused by Sean’s strange behaviour but agrees to the offer of another night on the town. Liam finally gets Frankie on his own but not for the right reasons. She tells him that the relationship won’t work and dumps him. Liam is philosophical about it and decides to play the situation to his own advantage. Knowing Danny was never entirely happy with the fact that he was dating Frankie, Liam tells him he ended the relationship for the sake of the business. Can he really kid a kidder?
Elsewhere, wedding talk is really starting to get Audrey down and Rosie and Craig discuss the future.
Writer: John Fay