played by Jack Shepherd.

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Charlie is an independent man struggling to come to terms with his frailty. Charlie has looked after himself for years and hates the fact that he now has to reply on son Phil and daughter in law Sue.

A terrible patient who hates hospitals, Charlie makes Phil promise never to put him in a home. A proud man who hates to be a burden, Charlie is nevertheless rarely off the phone to Phil since his accident, unwittingly increasing the pressure on Phil.