I hope Corrie's Bill Roache isn't guilty of raping a 15-year-old girl in 1967. If his spiritual beliefs are genuine, I imagine he would confess if he was guilty and ask her forgiveness.
He has admitted to promiscuity in his youth and bedding more than 1,000 women. And as Max Clifford – who stands accused himself – pointed out, nobody was asking for birth certificates at the time.
But I doubt if the actor ends up in the clink there will be any 'Free Ken Barlow' petitions brought to Downing Street.