List of Coronation Street characters (1986)

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Jenny Bradley[edit]

Jenny Bradley
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Sally Ann Matthews
Duration 1986-91, 1993
First appearance 6 January 1986
Last appearance 8 October 1993
Classification Former; regular

Jenny Bradley was working as a papergirl for Rita Fairclough when her mother Pat was killed in a car accident and she moved in to No. 7 as Rita's foster daughter. Following her mother's death, Jenny was reunited with her father Alan, whom she had not seen for six years and although she initially felt bitterness towards him, they soon bonded as he settled into No. 7 with Rita.

When she was seventeen, Jenny went on a school trip to France, where she met medical student Patric Podevin and fell in love with him. Patric followed her back to Weatherfield and they got engaged, though Patric promised Alan that he would wait until he had finished his studies before getting married. After he discovered that Jenny had been seen kissing another man at a local party, Patric called off the engagement and returned to France.

Despite having stopped Alan as he tried to kill Rita on the evening of her 18th birthday, she stood by her father throughout and after his trial, but was constantly torn between her loyalty to him and her love for Rita. In 1990, she started to study biology at Weatherfield Polytechnic, and when Rita moved out of No. 7 to one of the new flats on the other side of the Street, she was happy to rent the house to Jenny and her friend Flick Khan from the polytechnic. Jenny soon dropped out of her course and started an affair with a married dentist, Robert Weston, and when he left his wife she moved in with him. The relationship did not last and in 1993, when Robert went back to his wife, Jenny arrived on Rita's doorstep again and tried to con her out of money. Rita gave her £1,000 and threw her out. Jenny was briefly mentioned in July 2010 by Rita to Tina McIntyre who saw her photograph in Rita's flat.


Sally Webster[edit]

Main article: Sally Webster


Jessica Barlow[edit]

Jessica Barlow
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Christina Barryk
First appearance 31 March 1986
Last appearance 14 May 1986
Introduced by Bill Podmore
Classification Former; guest

Jessica Barlow (née Midgeley) first appeared as the best friend of Susan Barlow, later acting as a bridesmaid at her wedding to Mike Baldwin. However, she soon became the girlfriend of Susan's twin brother; Peter and they both left to live in Portsmouth.

Off-screen she married Peter in 1990 but upon his return to the Street in 2000, he revealed they had divorced due to her infidelity.

Ian Latimer[edit]

Ian Latimer
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Michael Loney
Duration 1986, 1987
First appearance 7 May 1986
Last appearance 4 February 1987
Introduced by Bill Podmore
Classification Former; recurruing
Profile
Home Australia

Ian Latimer is the nephew of Bert Tilsley and cousin of Brian Tilsley who lives in Australia. Whilst visiting Brian in Weatherfield, he flirts with Brian's wife Gail, who feels uncomfortable at first but later warms towards Ian. Ian later embarks on an affair with Gail, which confesses to Brian shortly after she falls pregnant and believes that Ian may be the father. Ian leaves after a heated argument with Brian but returns before Gail's daughter Sarah is born. Ian leaves again and returns to Australia soon afterwards after a paternity test reveals that he is not Sarah's father and Brian is and Gail asks him to keep quiet about the result. He is not seen again.

Elsie Seddon[edit]

Elsie Seddon
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Brenda Elder
Duration 1986-91, 1997
First appearance 28 May 1986
Last appearance 7 July 1997
Introduced by Bill Podmore
Classification Former; recurring

Elsie Seddon (née Hopwood) is the mother of Sally Webster. Elsie first appears demanding money from Sally to fund her father's drinking and gambling habits. Following the death of her husband Eddie in 1989, Elsie comes to stay with Sally and her husband Kevin after Sally injures her ankle in a road accident. They eventually get fed up with her when she begins hinting at babies and she leaves after Sally has recovered. Elsie then moves to Scarborough and opens a boarding house. In March 1997, Elsie suffers a stroke and Sally goes to Scarborough to nurse her back to health. In July, Elsie is seen again when Kevin goes to Scarborough in an attempt to patch up his and Sally's marriage after he has an affair with Natalie Horrocks. During this time, Elsie's granddaughter Rosie, goes missing but is eventually found safe and well. Elsie is last seen when Kevin's father, Bill Webster, visits Sally at her home in an unsuccessful attempt to convince her to forgive Kevin. Elsie dies offscreen in May 1998 after suffering another stroke. She leaves Sally an inheritance of £50,000 in her will.

Eddie Seddon[edit]

Eddie Seddon
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by James Duggan
Appears on 1 October 1986
Introduced by Bill Podmore
Classification Former; guest

Eddie Seddon is the abusive father of Sally Webster, then Seddon. He makes his only appearance on 1 October 1986, when he opposes Sally's engagement to Kevin Webster and tells Sally that he will not be attending their wedding, which would take place the following week. Almost three years later, Eddie dies in a lorry crash and leaves £1,000 from his life insurance to Sally and her sister Gina.

Neville Hawthorne[edit]

Neville Hawthorne
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Mark Chatterton
Duration 1986, 2005, 2007
First appearance 20 October 1986
Last appearance 8 August 2007

Neville Hawthorne is the son of Angela Hawthorne. He first appeared in October 1986 when his then-stepfather, Derek Wilton was seeing Mavis Riley. Neville made his most recent appearance at Angela's funeral in 2007.


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