List of Coronation Street characters (2004)

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The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street in 2004, by order of first appearance.

Colin Green[edit]

Colin Green was a Christian pastor. He made his first appearance on 23rd May 2004 and made his last appearance on 7th June 2004. He was portrayed by Patrick Bridgeman.

In May 2004, Colin made his first appearance as the pastor to wed Sarah Platt (Tina O'Brien) and Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley). However, the wedding was soon called off when Todd admitted to Sarah that he is gay and had an affair with Weatherfield General nurse, Karl Foster (Chris Finch). When Sarah confided in Colin for comfort, he told her to forgive him but she said that she hopes when Todd dies, he will rot in hell.

In June, Colin next made an appearance as the pastor at the funeral of Sarah and Todd's baby son, Billy, who died after being born three months prematurely. Sarah banned Todd from the funeral but grief-stricken he showed up anyway and told Sarah he didn't get to see Billy when he was alive and needed to be there now. Sarah agreed and let Todd say a few words and scatter some earth over the casket but she broke down watching him.

Eric Garside[edit]

Eric Garside, played by Peter Kay, appeared on 30 January 2004. Eric is a drayman who arrives at the Rovers Return Inn in January 2004 for a date with Shelley Unwin (Sally Lindsay). He immediately reclaims £10 that Jack Duckworth (Bill Tarmey) had borrowed four years earlier. Eric takes Shelley to a posh restaurant and the pair then go back to Eric's house for a cup of tea. Eric's overbearing mother, Dolly, greets them in her dressing gown and Shelley beats a hasty retreat, refusing Eric's offer of another date. She advises him to cut the apron strings before asking another girl out.

Amy Barlow[edit]

Main article: Amy Barlow

Amy Katherine Barlow (née Patience Cropper), is a fictional character in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, portrayed by Elle Mulvaney. She was born on screen during the episode broadcast on 9 February 2004. To date, the character has been portrayed by eight child actors; Holly Bowyer, Rebecca Pike, Louisa Morris, Rachel and Sarah Corker, Madison Hampson, Amber Chadwick and Mulvaney. Although Amy's surname has stayed Barlow, Chadwick was credited as Amy McDonald for three episodes from 2009 to 2010.[1] Amy's storylines have included her mother selling her to Roy Cropper (David Neilson), who was presumed to be the father of Amy, and his wife, Hayley (Julie Hesmondhalgh), becoming lactose intolerant and purposefully making herself ill so her parents are nice to each other, losing her great-grandmother Blanche Hunt (Maggie Jones) and grandmother Deirdre and being stuck in Victoria Court flats when a fire was accidentally started by Tracy.

Mrs Fanshaw[edit]

Mrs Fanshaw, played by Alison King appeared on 22 March 2004. She was a customer of builders Charlie Stubbs (Bill Ward) and Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas) who had an appointment to fit a radiator in her bathroom. Mrs Fanshaw lusted after Jason. Charlie took his cue shortly after and left Jason to “finish the job”. On the pretext of a faulty thermostat in her bedroom, she led Jason in there and soon made her intentions crystal clear. He succumbed and Jason and Mrs Fanshaw had sex, despite Jason being the supposedly faithful boyfriend of Candice Stowe (Nikki Sanderson).

Yvonne Casey[edit]

Yvonne Casey
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Yvonne O'Grady
Duration 2004, 2006–07, 2010
First appearance 30 April 2004
Last appearance 18 October 2010
Classification Former; recurring

Yvonne Casey is the mother of Claire Peacock (Julia Haworth). Little is known about her, but during Claire's battle with post-natal depression, Yvonne admitted she had not been close enough to Claire as a child. She occasionally appears to babysit Freddie (Niall and Luke Beresford) and Joshua (Benjamin Beresford) and to support Claire during marital crises with Ashley (Steven Arnold).

In September 2006, Claire begins leaving home every day, telling Ashley that Yvonne has terminal cancer and needs her care. After several weeks, Yvonne shows up at Ashley's butcher shop, telling Ashley she'd been away learning yoga techniques. She is shocked to learn the lies Claire has told, and then works with Ashley to help Claire recover from post-natal depression. In 2007, Claire moves in with Yvonne following an arson attack which damages the Peacock home. She is shown to object to Claire's friendship with Casey Carswell (Zoe Henry). Claire then returns home. In summer 2008 Claire and the kids stay with her while their new home is being renovated. Yvonne made her last appearance in October 2010, when she visits Claire, telling her about her plans to move to France with her new partner.

Claire tries to contact Yvonne in late 2010 to inform her that Ashley has died from injuries sustained during an explosion on Coronation Street. Claire leaves the Street in January 2011, to join Yvonne in France.

Danny Baldwin[edit]

Main article: Danny Baldwin

Danny moves to Weatherfield to help his uncle Mike (Johnny Briggs) with his business. Not long after his wife Frankie (Debra Stephenson), who had previously cheated on him, arrives as she wants to give their marriage another chance. They are soon joined by Danny's sons, Warren (Danny Young) and Jamie (Rupert Hill). Unaware of Frankie's intentions, Danny has a brief fling with Sunita Parekh (Shobna Gulati) shortly after his arrival but Sunita does not know he is married and is very hurt when Frankie arrives. The Baldwins then rent Number 7 from Blanche Hunt (Maggie Jones).[2]

Frankie Baldwin[edit]

Main article: Frankie Baldwin

Francesca "Frankie" Fraser (previously Baldwin) was played by Debra Stephenson. Glamorous Frankie met her husband Danny (Bradley Walsh) when she worked as a babysitter for his son Jamie (Rupert Hill). Even though he was still married to his first wife Carol, Frankie could not resist sleeping with Danny, as she had fallen in love with him. They had a son of their own, Warren (Danny Young), and she also became close to her stepson Jamie after she married Danny. He cheated on her numerous times, but she continued to forgive him until he cheated on her with Jamie's girlfriend Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson).

Billy Platt[edit]

Billy Platt
Coronation Street character
First appearance 1 June 2004
Last appearance 2 June 2004
Classification Former; guest

Billy Platt is the son of Sarah Platt (Tina O'Brien) and Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley). Sarah, already a teenage mother, was 16 at the time she conceived Billy, after Todd had suggested the two try for a baby of their own. Sarah was reluctant, and when she discovered her pregnancy she was considering getting an abortion. However, Todd brought Sarah around to the idea of having the baby. On Christmas Day 2003, Nick (Adam Rickitt), Sarah's brother revealed to her mother that his sister was pregnant. By this time Sarah had made a firm decision to keep the baby. For the next few months this caused friction between Gail Platt (Helen Worth) and Sarah. In April 2004, Sarah suffered her first placental abruption, and felt Billy was dead. Once at the hospital, it was discovered Billy was fine, however his heartbeat was slow. This was caused by some uncertainty within Sarah and Todd's relationship. However, when Todd reveals to Sarah when he is gay, she suffers a second placental abruption on 1 June 2004, three months away from her due date. The abruption was so serious Billy had to be born by caesarean section. His first 24 hours alive were critical, and Todd was never granted access to see him. Sarah did not want Todd to see Billy, and she did not want her son, either. On 2 June, Sarah finally agreed to go and see her son, who was in an incubator. However, Billy's health deteriorated and whilst Sarah was bonding with Billy for the first time, he died. Todd never saw his son alive, apart from a photograph that Gail gave him after his death. Sarah continuously blamed herself for his death until his funeral on 7 June 2004. Despite doubts from the rest of the street's members, Todd finally showed up with his family to say goodbye to his son. Sarah and Todd regularly visited his grave until they left Weatherfield.

In December 2015, when Sarah discovered she was pregnant with her deceased ex-boyfriend Callum Logan's (Sean Ward) baby, she tells Todd, whom she finally repaired things with since her return in March after eleven years of ignorance, that she wants ana abortion. However, Todd reminds Sarah of how she felt after Billy died and that this baby could possibly replace him. Sarah later changes her mind after her sister-in-law, Kylie Platt (Paula Lane), stopped her from making the decision as she also reminded Sarah that her own son with Callum, Max Turner (Harry McDermott), does not remind her of him and she loves him no matter what. Sarah later gave birth to Harry in March by caesarean section, like Billy.

Dr. Patel[edit]

Dr. Patel was first seen when Josephine Lloyd-Welcome played Sunita Alahan's (Shobna Gulati) doctor in 2004, but was not credited as Dr. Patel. She works at Rosamund Street Medical Centre. In 2008, she re-appeared when her receptionist, Gail Platt (Helen Worth) asked her to visit neighbour Jerry Morton (Michael Starke), who had recently suffered a heart attack. She appeared again the following spring, when Gail's boyfriend Joe McIntyre (Reece Dinsdale) suffered a back injury. He visited her several times over the next few months, as he had become addicted to the painkillers she had prescribed to him. Dr. Patel was last seen tending to Sunita's daughter Asha Alahan (Tanisha Gorey) in January 2010.

Warren Baldwin[edit]

Warren Baldwin is played by Danny Young. Warren is the youngest member of the Baldwin family. He is the half-brother of Jamie Baldwin (Rupert Hill) and son of Danny (Bradley Walsh) and Frankie Baldwin (Debra Stephenson). He arrives on the Street to live with his parents after being kicked out of his football club. His mother was disappointed when she found out about this as she had hopes of his fame and fortune. Candice Stowe (Nikki Sanderson) later finds out that he is no longer a footballer and that Warren had been telling lies to impress her, resulting in Candice dumping him. Later Warren joins Weatherfield County FC, and Candice decides that she wants to give him another chance. In August 2005, Warren leaves the Street to launch his football career and start a new life in Spain, leaving Candice behind after they split up again.

He makes a surprise return to Weatherfield on 20 November 2006 when he is back in England for trials with Port Vale, which he fails. Warren moves to Spain again, and in early December 2006 his mother goes to visit him to see if he has heard from father Danny who had left Weatherfield and disappeared. She also reveals her affair with Jamie to him, a revelation which results in Warren falling out with his mother.

Jamie Baldwin[edit]

Main article: Jamie Baldwin

James Andrew "Jamie" Baldwin, played by Rupert Hill.[3] He first appeared in 2004 and left in 2008.[4] In March 2011 it was announced that Jamie would return for one episode on 24 April 2011.[5] Shortly after his arrival in Weatherfield, Jamie began dating Leanne Battersby. He left her briefly for her enemy Maria Sutherland, but eventually reconciled with Leanne again. She then embarked on an affair with his father, Danny. When this was revealed, Jamie broke up with Leanne and disowned Danny. Jamie's mother, Carol, came to Weatherfield and stayed with Jamie and Frankie, who had thrown Danny out because of his affair with Leanne. He supported her during her attempts to give up drinking, but she tried to destroy his relationship with Frankie, unsuccessfully. He later failed in a rebound romance with Joanne Jackson, as his mother's continuing problems, which dominated his life. After Carol schemed to break the bond between Jamie and Frankie by insinuating that they fancied each other,[6] they decided to kick her out and Jamie disowned her.

Kelly Crabtree[edit]

Main article: Kelly Crabtree

Kelly Louise Crabtree. Portrayed by actress Tupele Dorgu, the character first appeared onscreen during the episode airing on 6 September 2004. On 6 November 2009 it was announced that Tupele Dorgu had decided not to renew her contract which meant that her character would depart the show in March 2010.[7] She made her last appearance on 19 March 2010. Karen heads to work and is waiting outside the factory and starts talking to Kelly Crabtree, a machinist at Underworld who is leaving as she is getting married. Karen tells Kelly that she will buy her a drink at lunchtime in the Rovers. Kelly comments about there being a clique and Karen says that Underworld is too small for that. Karen leaves her partner Steve and lets Sonia, Janice, Kelly and Hayley have a look through her stuff and pick what they want. Kelly is back after not getting married. Her husband-to-be slept with her chief bridesmaid after catching her with a cocktail waiter. Kelly asks Danny for her job back but is told she has been replaced by Sean. Danny winds Kelly and Sean up about who can have the job then tells them that they can both work at Underworld. In 2005, Kelly starts seeing Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles) but after she finds out he is cheating on her, she puts laxatives in his drink. Lloyd is rushed to hospital but recovers. Kelly later admits that she put the laxatives in his drink and they break up. Later, Lloyd wants to reconcile but she isn't prepared to forgive his cheating.

Violet Wilson[edit]

Main article: Violet Wilson

Violet Wilson, portrayed by Jenny Platt making her first onscreen appearance on 8 October 2004 and remained until 29 February 2008. Platt returned for one episode on 24 April 2011. Violet arrives on the Street on in October 2004, as a barmaid in the Rovers Return Inn. A former pupil of Ken Barlow (William Roache) when he was a teacher at Weatherfield Comprehensive, she addresses him as "Sir" during her time on the Street. Violet befriends neighbour Katy Harris (Lucy-Jo Hudson) and is good friends with Sean Tully (Antony Cotton), whom she knew before moving to Coronation Street. Violet begins a relationship with Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas), whose mother Eileen (Sue Cleaver) finds Violet a pleasant young woman. After some unease by Violet, who states that she had left home at a young age to live with an older, dominant man, she moves into 11 Coronation Street with Jason. They break up after Violet is seduced by Charlie Stubbs, but reunite. The relationship breaks up when Jason has an affair with Sarah-Louise Platt (Tina O'Brien). Jason proposes to Violet but she turns him down.

Ian Davenport[edit]

Ian Davenport played by Philip Bretherton is the father of Gemma, Rosie Webster's (Helen Flanagan) classmate at Oakhill. He first appears on 8 November when Rosie and her family are invited over. The Davenports and the Websters get along very well and Ian soon takes a shine to Rosie's mother, Sally (Sally Dynevor). Sally later takes a job working for Ian at his dealership and they soon begin an affair. When Ian's wife, Justine suspects he is having an affair, Sally gets nervous and tries to end things with Ian. Ian then threatens to make her life miserable at work if she does end the affair. When Sally tells her husband Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) that Ian tried to fire her for refusing to sleep with him, Kevin punches Ian in the mouth and he is not seen again.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Series Producer: Kim Crowther; Director: John Anderson; Writer: Chris Fewtrell (28 December 2009). "Episode 7239". Coronation Street. ITV. ITV1. 
  2. ^ "The new arrival causes shockwaves - Coronation Street Spoiler - Soaps". Digital Spy. 2004-05-22. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Jamie Baldwin". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Jamie Baldwin". ITV.com. 2007-05-22. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  5. ^ Corrie heads south for Easter special - Coronation Street News - Soaps - Digital Spy
  6. ^ "A family affair". The Metro. 2006-11-17. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  7. ^ Green, Kris (6 November 2009). "Tupele Dorgu quits 'Coronation Street'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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