George was moving things along quickly with the bar therefore tensions were still high in the Barlow family. Ken asked Deirdre to have a word with her colleagues in the planning department at the Council to try to negatively influence the planning application, but she refused. Later she was shocked to receive a phone call from her former boss telling her that Ken had gone behind her back and spoken to them! Needless to say she was livid and boy did he know it. At the Rovers, after hearing Betty talk about old times, Becky and Claire decided to put on a panto.