- List of Coronation Street characters (2000)
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Amy Goskirk Coronation Street character Portrayed by Jayne Ashbourne First appearance 10 January 2000 Last appearance 6 February 2000 Family Sisters nieces =
nephews = occupation=Bar maid (2000)
Romances Dev Alahan (1999)
Amy Goskirk is an ex-girlfriend of Dev Alahan's who follows him to Weatherfield from Birmingham. Dev is instantly hostile towards her and physically throws her out of his shop. Spotted crying by her car by Norris Cole, he takes her for a drink in the Rovers whereupon she overhears landlady Natalie Barnes talking about the need to employ another barmaid and she gets taken on after telling of her work experience.
Amy works hard upon attracting the sympathy of the residents, much to the disdain of Dev. Everyone takes the side of Amy when she says that she and Dev were engaged to be married but his devoutly religious family were against the union. In addition, she claims that he cheated on her with other women and now she is pregnant. Dev calls her bluff and agrees to marry her on condition that she proves the existence of the baby. She happily agrees but then claims that her scan was cancelled. No one but Dev is able to see through her lies.
Leanne Battersby provides a sympathetic shoulder for Amy to cry on when they share their troubles with each other, Leanne confiding in Amy about her drug problems and Amy telling of her parents’ death when she was a child in a boating accident (the story told to Vera Duckworth was that it was car accident). Amy winds up Leanne by telling her that Dev is forcing her to have an abortion and Leanne, in her anger, turns the majority of the women, and some of the men, against Dev.
Amy suddenly disappears for almost two weeks, leaving behind a suicide note. Leanne reports her disappearance to the police, who ask Dev to identify a recently discovered body. It isn’t Amy but even his conviction that the threat was an empty one starts to be shaken. His relief when she reappears, complete with bandaged wrists from an attempt to cut her wrists, is evident, however, his business starts to suffer as people begin to turn against him more than ever. He resolves to put an end to the situation and cons Amy into thinking that he really does have feelings for her. He turns up in the Rovers that night and, while chatting quietly to her under the glaring eyes of the other regulars, suddenly starts to rip her bandages off for all to see - as he suspects, there are no wounds. The residents are outraged that they’d been deceived, Leanne in particular, but all she gets for her sympathy is a mouthful of abuse and the fact that she is a recovering drug addict broadcast across the pub. Amy disappears from the Street, never to be seen again.
Debs Brownlow Coronation Street character Portrayed by Gabrielle Glaister First appearance 6 February 2000 Last appearance 10 November 2000 Profile Occupation Hairdresser Family Sisters Natalie Barnes Nephews Tony Horrocks Nieces Laura Barnes Romances Duggie Ferguson (2000)
Dev Alahan (2000)
Debs Brownlow is the hairdresser sister of Natalie Barnes who first appears in the Rovers Return after working on a cruise ship for a number of years. She soon begins a relationship with resident Duggie Ferguson, despite his hesitation due to the memory of his dead wife Laura. Debs supports Natalie when the body of her murdered son Tony Horrocks is discovered, and subsequently in August 2000 when gangster Jez Quigley stands trial for the killing. Debs soon tires of Duggie's reluctance to have sex with her and has a one-night-stand with Dev Alahan in April 2000.
Debs reunites with Duggie and they consummate their union. In October 2000, Duggie moves into No. 6 with her but she soon tires of him prioritising work over her and she orders him out. When Debs shares her relationship woes with Natalie's boyfriend Vinny Sorrell over a bottle of wine they sleep together. Duggie catches them in the act and tells a devastated Natalie. She throws Debs out of No. 6 and she subsequently leaves Weatherfield with new lover Vinny, returning to her old work on the cruise ship.
Dennis Stringer Coronation Street character Portrayed by Charles Dale First appearance 7 February 2000 Last appearance 2 January 2002 Profile Date of death 2 January 2002 Occupation Mechanic Family Romances Eileen Grimshaw (2000-2001)
Janice Battersby (2001-2002)
In late 2001 Dennis and Janice Battersby form a relationship and leave their respective partners to live together. Following this Les attempts suicide by gassing himself in his car. Dennis tracks him down and prevents the suicide, but while driving Les to hospital, crashes head on into another car. Les suffers minor injuries but Dennis is badly injured, dying in hospital shortly afterwards. Janice's daughter Toyah also gives a reading at his funeral.
Neil Fearns Coronation Street character Portrayed by Paul Holowaty First appearance 6 March 2000 Last appearance 26 March 2000 Classification Former; recurring Profile Date of birth 1987 Date of death 13 September 2003 Occupation Student Family Father Mr. Fearns Mother Brenda Fearns Daughters Bethany Platt
Neil Fearns is revealed as the father of Sarah-Louise Platt's daughter, Bethany. He is an 'absent father' and has nothing to do with Bethany, although his family do send Bethany a card for her first birthday.
In 2003, it is revealed that Neil has died in a car crash. Martin and Gail break the news to Sarah who is shocked at Neil's death but not overly emotional. At Martin's insistence, Sarah takes Bethany to Neil's funeral where she meets his mother. Neil's mother, Brenda becomes mentally unstable following Neil's death. She becomes attached to Bethany and kidnaps her after she begins visiting her regularly. Bethany is later safely returned to her mother, and Brenda is left sobbing in the back of an ambulance.
Bobbi Lewis Coronation Street character Portrayed by Naomi Ryan Created by Jane Macnaught Duration 2000—02 First appearance 20 March 2000 Last appearance 5 April 2002 Profile Home London Family Romances Harvey Reuban (2000)Vikram Desai (2001-2002)
Roberta "Bobbi" Lewis was played by Naomi Ryan. She is employed as a machinist at Mike Baldwin's (Johnny Briggs) Underworld factory during her time on the cobbles. In 2002 the character was axed by producer Kieran Roberts as part of a drive to revitalise the show, as it was being regularly beaten in the ratings by rival soap Eastenders at the time.
Bobbi starts work at Underworld in March 2000 when she takes over Linda Sykes (Jacqueline Pirie)'s machine. She has an initially turbulent start when Linda sacks her for producing substandard work but is soon reinstated by Mike. She moves to the Street when she rents the salon flat with barmaid Geena Gregory (Jennifer James).
In October 2000, Bobbi is furious to discover that sales rep Harvey Reuban (Andrew Scarborough) has been dating her and Karen McDonald (Suranne Jones) at the same time. When the two women confront Harvey he smugly shrugs them both off. After they discover that he has a fiancee, they are determined to get revenge. A shameless Harvey turns on the charm to Bobbi, promising her he thinks she's special, also doing the same with Karen. They both play along but know the score. With the help of the other Underworld girls they organise a farewell party for him, where they get Harvey drunk and phone Saskia (Nikki Landowski), his fiancee, to pick him up. They graffiti his car, pour baked beans over him, sew the words "Slime Ball" on to the back of his suit jacket and tell his fiancée all about his womanising.
Karen and boyfriend Vikram Desai (Chris Bisson) set Bobbi up on a date with Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson), but it doesn't lead to anything further. After Karen and Vikram break up, Bobbi starts going out with Vikram in March 2001. After playing hard to get for a couple of months, Bobbi eventually sleeps with Vikram and they begin a serious relationship. In early 2002, Vikram cheats on Bobbi with Hazel Wilding (Kazia Pelka). Having fallen in love with Hazel, Vikram soon dumps Bobbi but she takes revenge by filing a false complaint against Vikram's taxi business, StreetCars for sexual harassment. With the business facing possible closure, and with employees' livelihoods on the line, Bobbi realises that her scheme has backfired. She subsequently withdraws her allegations and leaves Weatherfield in shame.
Mr. Fearns Coronation Street character Portrayed by Eric Hulme Appears on 29 March 2000 Family Wife Brenda Fearns Sons Neil Fearns Granddaughters Bethany Platt
Mr. Fearns is the father of Neil who impregnates Sarah-Louise Platt when they are 12 years old. He offers the Platt family help with the baby, which Gail refuses as Neil isn't willing to take responsibility for the child. He made his only appearance just over two months before Sarah's baby was born.
Emma Watts Coronation Street character Portrayed by Angela Lonsdale First appearance 10 April 2000 Last appearance 1 September 2003 Profile Residence Newcastle upon Tyne Occupation Police Officer Family Husband Curly Watts (2000—200?) Sons Ben Watts
Emma Watts (née Taylor) is played by Angela Lonsdale, and first appears on 10 April 2000. At the beginning she is credited as Sgt Emma Taylor. She is a police officer who helps solve the case when corrupt DC Simon Cavanagh is stalking Colette Graham and Curly Watts.
On 12 October 2000, the police, including Emma, surround the Freshco's supermarket as a siege develops inside. When they eventually burst in, Emma shoots the main gunman, Dean Sykes - who dies in an ambulance on the way to hospital. Due to her licence to kill, a trial isn't undertaken. Dean had, in fact fired a shot and Emma had responded.
Curly takes her out for a night on the beach and later asks her out to dinner. Curly proposes to Emma on a bateau mouche in Paris and they marry on Christmas Eve, 2000. Their honeymoon to New York is delayed because Curly's daughter, Alice, can't return to his ex-wife Raquel when planned. Emma becomes pregnant shortly after their marriage and gives birth to their son Ben on Boxing Day 2001.
Emma later gets involved in a feud between one of her colleagues, Mick Hopwood and Les Battersby. Mick had been dating Les's ex-wife Janice. Les is very jealous and they spend a lot of time winding each other up. Things eventually escalate one night when Mick and Emma stop Les in his taxi on a minor traffic offence and after Les insults Mick, Mick beat him up quite savagely but Emma promises to back Mick up even though Les did not really deserve the attack. When Curly finds out, this causes a lot of tension and the couple split up temporarily. Emma feels very guilty and plans to confess the truth to her superiors but at the last minute decides to back Mick up. She commits perjury at Les's trial for assaulting Mick and Les is imprisoned for three months.
Near the end of Les's incarceration, Emma is put forward for promotion to Inspector in Newcastle. This would involve moving house and Curly is afraid he'd never see Ben. He swallows his principles and, in order to reconcile and be able to live in peace, away from Les, they put Number 7 on the market and move to Newcastle.
In the 2010 spin-off DVD special Coronation Street - A Knight's Tale, Curly reveals that his marriage to Emma has ended since their departure from Weatherfield.
Geena Gregory Coronation Street character Portrayed by Jennifer James Duration 2000-02 First appearance 9 February 2000 Last appearance 11 October 2002 Family Mother Jill Gregory
Geena Gregory was played by Jennifer James.
Geena arrived when her friend Vinny Sorrell needed help in the Rover's Return. She was well qualified for the job, and her good looks and cheeky banter made her popular with the customers. She was maid of honour at her friend Linda Sykes's wedding to Mike Baldwin and although she knew about her affair with his Mike's son Mark Redman, Geena remained loyal to Linda and said nothing.
Geena had a complicated love life. Dev Alahan proposed to her but her mother, Jill, was determined to put a stop to it and set him up with Karen McDonald. Her plan failed and Geena broke off their engagement when she discovered he had cheated on her with his employee Deirdre Rachid during Christmas 2001. She was soon seduced by handsome former prison convict, Joe Carter, and the two enjoyed a fun relationship until a jealous Dev goaded Joe into beating him up.
Joe was scared of going back to prison and admitted he loved Geena. By this time, she had completely fallen in love with him and agreed to talk to Dev. He then told Joe to end his relationship with Geena publicly and he would drop the assault charges against him. Joe did so and Geena was left shattered and humiliated by two men who claimed to love her and fled the street after saying her goodbyes to her friend, Shelley Unwin.
Eric Sutherland Coronation Street character Portrayed by Steve Money Duration 2000, 2005, 2008 First appearance 19 May 2000 Last appearance 31 October 2008 Classification Former; recurring Profile Home Cyprus Family Wife Dotty Sutherland Sons Kirk Sutherland Daughters Maria Connor Grandsons Paul Connor Jr.
Liam Connor Jr.
Eric Sutherland is the father of Kirk Sutherland and Maria Connor. He first appears on 19 May 2000 when Jack Duckworth and Tyrone Dobbs are looking to mate Tyrone's greyhound Monica with one of the studs from his Kennels. Eric reappears in 2005 to let Kirk know that he and Dotty are retiring to Cyprus and Kirk goes out to visit him for several weeks after Eric has injured his back. He returns on 20 October 2008 to console his daughter following the death of her husband Liam. He carries the coffin at Liam's funeral after Tony Gordon has to comfort a grief stricken Carla. This causes Liam's mother Helen to be unhappy as Eric didn't know Liam.
In July 2009, Eric's grandchild Liam is born, however, Eric and Dotty are not mentioned. In October 2009, Maria visits Eric and Dotty. However, whilst she is visiting, her fiancée Tony Gordon suffers a heart attack. Roy Cropper who had found Tony gasping for breath, unsuccessfully attempts to contact Eric and Dotty about the news.
Bethany Platt Coronation Street character Portrayed by Mia Cookson
Amy and Emily Walton
Duration 2000-07 First appearance 4 June 2000 Last appearance 30 December 2007 Profile Date of birth 4 June 2000 Residence Milan, Italy Occupation Student, formerly at Bessie Street primary Family Father Neil Fearns Mother Sarah-Louise Grimshaw Half brothers Billy Platt Grandfathers Brian Tilsley
Grandmothers Gail McIntyre
Uncles Nick Tilsley
Other relatives Ivy Brennan
Bethany Britney Platt is the daughter of Sarah-Louise Platt and her school classmate Neil Fearns who got her pregnant unexpectedly. She was played by twins Amy and Emily Walton since the character's birth.
Sarah was just thirteen years old when she gave birth to Bethany and this caused quite a controversy. Just hours after her birth, Bethany was kidnapped by Alison Webster, whose baby, Jake, had just died. Alison and Bethany were found, but Alison committed suicide after handing Bethany over. Bethany was originally going to be named Britney, after pop star Britney Spears but her great grandmother Audrey was against the idea and suggested Sarah give her a more appropriate name. Therefore she named her Bethany, and Britney was her middle name.
Bethany had not been planned but Sarah tried to cope even though she was still a child herself. She often left Bethany with her mother, Gail and once even left her at home by herself. Sarah once kept Bethany a secret from her first boyfriend, Todd Grimshaw.
When Bethany was two, Sarah was badly injured a car crash caused by her boyfriend Aidan Critchley and nearly died. When she survived, Sarah vowed to be the best mother she could as she realised just how much Bethany meant to her. She felt awful about the way she treated her, and as she grew older, did become more attentive to her daughter.
Much to Gail's disgust, Sarah and Bethany moved in with Sarah's boyfriend Todd Grimshaw, who treated Bethany like his own daughter after Gail had forbidden Sarah from doing so only a few months before. Gail was horrified that Sarah took Bethany and tried to convince Sarah to bring Bethany home, which Sarah refused to do, and when Gail went round and tried to take Bethany, she would not leave and Sarah said that Bethany knew whom she wanted to be with. Gail called Social Services to try to get Bethany returned home, but Sarah found out and was hurt that her mother could do such a thing and for a while refused to let Gail see Bethany and did not speak to her for months.
Bethany's father, Neil Ferns, never met Bethany, and neither he nor his parents had any interest in her. However, after Neil's death in a car crash, his mother Brenda made contact with Bethany and started to look after her because she felt Bethany was the only thing of Neil's she had left and desperately wanted something to hold on to. This upset Gail, who was estranged from Sarah at the time, as she felt she was being replaced and cut out of Bethany's life when she was there from the beginning and had raised her whilst Sarah was at school. Brenda was mentally unbalanced by her grief of losing Neil and planned to kill herself and Bethany so they could be with Neil. However, Emily Bishop found them in time and Bethany was rescued. Sarah later gave birth to Bethany's half-brother, Billy Platt, who died shortly afterwards. Todd Grimshaw was the father and was distraught at Billy's death.
Sarah and Bethany went back to live with Gail and David. Sarah tries hard to be a loving mother to Bethany. However, she feels she needs some excitement in her life and was sometimes accidentally neglectful but she loves Bethany deeply and once said that if anything
happened to her, there would be nothing left to live for. Bethany began attending Bessie Street primary school and was often looked after by Jason Grimshaw after he began dating Sarah.
On 17 September 2007, Bethany found and ate an ecstasy tablet which her uncle, David, had hidden in her doll. This concerned David so much that he made Bethany drink salt water, hoping to make her sick. When Sarah returned home, Bethany was feeling ill and Sarah thought it was due to a gas leak at her school, which was the reason why Bethany had come home early and David had been looking after her. When Bethany started having fits, Sarah rushed her to hospital where doctors tried to stabilise her but couldn't, due to not knowing what she had eaten. David confessed that Bethany had swallowed an 'E' tablet, prompting Sarah to try and attack David. Bethany was sent to Intensive Care where she made a full recovery and came home on Sunday 23 September. Unfortunately the hospital had notified Social Services about the pill Bethany had taken. They were concerned enough to interview Sarah and discuss the possibility of Bethany going into care. As a result, Sarah told Gail that either David moved out or she and Bethany would. She was not prepared to allow David anywhere near her daughter again. Gail agreed that David was in the wrong and told him to move out. When Bethany was discharged from hospital, she was told that she could have David's room.
Sarah planned revenge on David for ruining her wedding day to Jason and found the perfect opportunity when Bethany's great uncle, Stephen, offered David a job in Milan. David accepted and Sarah was very envious. Therefore, Sarah planted ecstasy in his drawer at Audrey's Salon where Audrey found it. Stephen withdrew his offer to David after what happened to Bethany a couple of months earlier, and Gail couldn't believe he was still using drugs after the incident. Sarah was offered the job and planned to move to Italy with Jason and Bethany.
While at the train station, Sarah admitted that she had planted the drugs. Jason was horrified and told Sarah to not get on the train. However, Sarah and Bethany got on the train and eventually left for Italy, without Jason.
Jake Webster Coronation Street character Portrayed by Unknown Introduced by Jane MacNaught Duration 2000 Appears on 5 June 2000 Classification Former, recurring Profile Date of birth 5 June 2000 Date of death 5 June 2000 Family Father Kevin Webster Mother Alison Webster Half brothers Jack Dobbs Half sisters Rosie Webster
Grandfathers Bill Webster
Grandmothers Alison Webster
Uncles Carl Webster Aunts Debbie Webster
Jake Webster is the son of Kevin and Alison Webster, born on 5 June 2000. Shortly after his birth Jake turns blue and is diagnosed with a Group B streptococcal infection. Jake's condition proves to be fatal and he dies minutes later in Alison's arms.
Sam Kingston Coronation Street character Portrayed by Scott Wright Duration 2000–02 First appearance 19 June 2000 Last appearance 7 June 2002 Family Mother Brenda Kingston Uncles Pat Hegarty
Sam Kingston is a builder played by actor Scott Wright, he first appeared on 19 June 2000. Soon after his arrival, Sam is revealed as a male stripper, disguising himself as 'The Masked Python'.
Phil Simmonds Coronation Street character Portrayed by Jack Deam First appearance 1 September 2000 Last appearance 6 August 2001 Profile Occupation Unemployed
Phil Simmonds befriends Toyah Battersby after landlord Duggie Ferguson makes him homeless in September 2000. He takes legal action against Duggie but later settles out of court. He reappears on 9 April 2001, when Toyah encounters him on the street. Four days later Phil brutally rapes Toyah in the ginnel. Toyah is left clueless as to the identity of her attacker as Phil pretends to support her through her ordeal. On 30 April 2001, when Toyah is on her own in her house with Phil she suddenly recognises his voice as being that of the rapist. Peter Barlow hears her screams from the street, breaks into the house and saves her from Phil.
In August 2001, Toyah visits Phil Simmonds in prison, after he sends her a letter pleading for her forgiveness. She is shocked to see that he has attempted suicide. She gets Phil to agree to plead guilty to the rape charges. However, Toyah later discovers that Phil has no intention of pleading guilty, despite the DNA evidence. He later changes his plea to guilty, meaning that no trial would take place, much to Toyah's relief. On 7 September 2001, Phil is sentenced to ten years imprisonment for Toyah's rape.
Dean Sykes Coronation Street character Portrayed by Ciaran Griffiths First appearance 11 October 2000 Last appearance 12 October 2000 Profile Date of birth 1983 Date of death 12 October 2000 Family Father Ray Sykes Mother Eve Elliot Brothers Jimmy Sykes
Sisters Linda Sykes
Dean Sykes is Linda Sykes's brother, and appears in two episodes.
Dean and his companion, Lenny Larkin, hold up a till at Frescho's Supermarket, armed with a handgun. When the shop is closed, however, Dean hopes he can raid the safe in the supermarket, and escape with thousands of pounds. As the siege grows, the police surround Frescho's. The climax occurs when the authorities burst in and police markswoman, Emma Taylor, fires a shot at Dean, who dies on the way to hospital.
Dotty Sutherland Coronation Street character Portrayed by Susie Baxter Duration 2000, 2005, 2008 First appearance 22 October 2000 Last appearance 31 October 2008 Profile Home Cyprus Family Husband Eric Sutherland Sons Kirk Sutherland Daughters Maria Connor Grandsons Paul Connor Jr.
Liam Connor Jr.
Dotty Sutherland is the mother of Kirk Sutherland and Maria Connor. She first appears on 22 October 2000. In 2005, She and her husband Eric decide to relocate to Cyprus to run a donkey sanctuary and leave the dog kennels to Kirk for him to run. Dotty returns on 20 October 2008 to console her daughter following the death of her husband Liam. Maria berates her parents for going on a cruise instead of to her wedding; Dotty says they had been hurt that Maria hadn't considered postponing the wedding until they got back. When she leaves on October 31, 2008, she tells her daughter that she wished she had met Liam.
Eve Elliott Coronation Street character Portrayed by Melanie Kilburn Introduced by Jane MacNaught Duration 2000–02 First appearance 20 October 2000 Last appearance 10 May 2002 Classification Former; regular Profile Occupation Pub landlady (2002) Family Husband Ray Sykes (?–?)
Fred Elliott (2001–02)
Sons Dean Sykes
Daughters Linda Baldwin
Eve Elliott (née Sykes) is the ex-wife of Fred, she first appears at the funeral of her son Dean in October 2000. Eve tries to explain to daughter Linda Baldwin why she abandoned the family but Linda holds her responsible for Dean going off the rails and is upset that she left her to be mother to them all.
Boris Weaver Coronation Street character Portrayed by Mark Hallet Duration 2000-04 First appearance 19 November 2000 Last appearance 24 December 2004 Profile Occupation Butcher
Boris Weaver is a butcher who works for Ashley Peacock at Elliott and Sons butchers. Boris appeared for the first time in 2000 and appeared recurrently, but has not been seen since Christmas 2004, at Ashley's wedding to Claire Casey, but is often referred to and looks after the shop when Ashley is away. In later years both Kirk Sutherland and Graeme Proctor successively work for Ashley at the shop, it is assumed that Boris is no longer an employee there.
Molly Hardcastle Coronation Street character Portrayed by Jacqueline Kington Duration 2000–02 First appearance 5 November 2000 Last appearance 20 May 2002 Profile Occupation Practice Nurse
Molly Hardcastle is a character played by Jacqueline Kington. She makes her first appearance as the new practice nurse in the medical centre on Rosamund Street. She goes on to have a relationship with Kevin Webster who is estranged from wife Sally. She leaves Weatherfield after breaking up with Kevin in May 2002. She was last mentioned in November, 2009 by Tyrone Dobbs to his wife also called Molly - whilst listing all the women Kevin had had relationships with. Unbeknown to Tyronne, his wife had just began an illicit affair with Kevin. Upon hearing about his previous affairs behind Sally's back, Molly (Dobbs) confronted Kevin - making particular reference to the fact she was not the first Molly he'd been with.
Matt Ramsden Coronation Street character Portrayed by Stephen Beckett Duration 2000-02, 2006 First appearance 22 November 2000 Last appearance 17 July 2006 Profile Occupation Doctor Family Wife Charlie Johnson(1992-200?)
Sylvia Ramsden (200?-)
Sons Joshua Peacock
Matthew "Matt" Ramsden and his alcoholic schoolteacher wife Charlie moved to Coronation Street when the new Medical Centre on Rosamund Street opened its doors and Matt got a job there as a GP.
Matt is the biological father of Joshua Peacock, after having a drunken one-night stand with Ashley's wife Maxine. Matt left Weatherfield when Joshua was only a week old in an attempt to rebuild his and Charlie's marriage. Maxine was murdered in January 2003, leaving Ashley to raise Josh. In 2006, Matt reappeared with a new wife seeking access to his estranged son. Ashley went to court to stop Matt seeing Josh, but at the last minute, decided to grant Matt limited visitation rights so that the judge would not make the decision.
On Matt's first visit, Ashley's wife Claire Peacock went into labour, and Matt helped her deliver her baby son on the living room couch. After the birth of Freddie, Ashley thanks Matt, but reminds him that this does not change anything. Matt has not been seen since but has been referred to subsequently, often visiting Joshua and taking him out, off-screen.
Charlie Ramsden Coronation Street character Portrayed by Clare McGlinn Duration 2000–02 First appearance 22 November 2000 Last appearance 16 April 2002 Family Husband Matt Ramsden (1991–200?) Mother Pam Hargreaves Half brothers Luke Ashton Half sisters Christine Hargreaves Nieces Lucy Hargreaves
Charlotte "Charlie" Ramsden (née Johnson, previously Hargreaves) is the wife of Matt Ramsden, played by actress Clare McGlinn from 2000 to 2002.
Wayne Hayes Coronation Street character Portrayed by Gary Damer First appearance 22 December 2000 Last appearance 24 December 2001 Profile Date of birth 1987
Wayne Hayes is a young teenager who is first seen breaking into Roy's Rolls cafe in search of food. Roy later sees Wayne in the Builder's Yard and invites him in for some food. Roy and Hayley discover that he lives in a children's home, but has run away from his mother's where he was to spend Christmas. Roy later witnesses Wayne's mother's boyfriend, Alex Swinton, hit him and they are unhappy about bringing him back to the children's home as he is evidently unhappy there.
Roy and Hayley grow close to Wayne and harbour hopes of fostering him, despite the presence of troublemaker Alex. Their application for fostering is approved in January 2001. In June 2001, Hayley bumps into Wayne and his mother, Sheila. It soon emerges that Alex is still hitting Wayne. When the social workers get involved, both Wayne and Sheila are forced to lie that no abuse is taking place. When Alex later offers Wayne to the Croppers in exchange for £10,000, Roy agrees to pay him, as they fear for Wayne's safety. Sheila decides that it would be best for Wayne to stay with the Croppers even after finding out about the deal.
When Alex starts to demand more money for Wayne, Hayley and Roy soon realise that they are backed into a corner as they do not have legal custody of Wayne. In July 2001, they decide that they need to get Wayne away from Alex for good and the three go on the run in Martin Platt's car. Events become serious when the media begin reporting that the Croppers have kidnapped Wayne. Amidst the media frenzy, the trio stay with an old friend of Hayley's, Ruth Audsley, in the countryside. Eventually Ruth informs the police of their whereabouts and Roy and Hayley are subsequently arrested for Wayne's abduction. Wayne is then returned to his mother and Alex, where he is threatened by Alex not to tell the police about their consent to him living with the Croppers. Alex is later arrested when Sheila makes a statement to the police, placing the Croppers in the clear.
On Christmas Eve 2001, Wayne reappears when he and Sheila visit Roy and Hayley at the Cafe.
Simon Green Coronation Street character Portrayed by Lee Battle Duration 2000-01 First appearance 31 December 2000 Last appearance 5 November 2001
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Dennis Tanner · Ken Barlow · Emily Bishop · Rita Sullivan · Peter Barlow · Deirdre Barlow · Gail Platt · Tracy Barlow · Audrey Roberts · Nick Tilsley · Kevin Webster · Bill Webster · Sally Webster · Steve McDonald · Rosie Webster · David Platt · Tommy Duckworth · Norris Cole · Sophie Webster · Roy Cropper · Leanne Battersby · Hayley Cropper · Tyrone Dobbs · Dev Alahan · Eileen Grimshaw · Maria Connor · Kirk Sutherland · Jason Grimshaw · Sunita Alahan · Fiz Brown · Ciaran McCarthy · Simon Barlow · Sean Tully · Chesney Brown · Amy Barlow · Lloyd Mullaney · Amber Kalirai · Aadi Alahan · Asha Alahan · Becky McDonald · Michelle Connor · Carla Connor · Marcus Dent · Tina McIntyre · Julie Carp · Pam Hobsworth · Gary Windass · Anna Windass · Mary Taylor · Sian Powers · Liam Connor Jr. · Cheryl Gray · Brian Packham · Izzy Armstrong · Russ Gray · Owen Armstrong · Chris Gray · Katy Armstrong · Matt Carter · Kylie Turner · Jack Dobbs · Hope Stape · Frank Foster · Faye Butler · Jeff Cullen · Sylvia Goodwin · Stella Price · Karl Munro · Eva Price · Anne Foster · Sam Foster · Kirsty Soames
Umed Alahan · Christine Appleby · Keith Appleyard · Lewis Archer · Jamie Armstrong · Tricia Armstrong · Carol Baldwin · Danny Baldwin · Frankie Baldwin · Jamie Baldwin · Linda Baldwin · Mike Baldwin · Warren Baldwin · Adam Barlow · David Barlow · Frank Barlow · Ida Barlow · Irma Barlow · Janet Barlow · Susan Barlow · Valerie Barlow · Colin Barnes · Des Barnes · Natalie Barnes · Janice Battersby · Les Battersby · Toyah Battersby · Cilla Battersby-Brown · Suzie Birchall · Ernest Bishop · Natasha Blakeman · Jamie Baldwin · Jerry Booth · Myra Booth · Alan Bradley · Jenny Bradley · Don Brennan · Ivy Brennan · Debs Brownlow · Lorraine Brownlow · Teresa Bryant · Bernard Butler · Sandra Butler · Minnie Caldwell · Joe Carter · Jesse Chadwick · Minnie Chandra · Ivan Cheveski · Linda Cheveski · Josie Clarke · Andrea Clayton · Paul Clayton · Ronnie Clayton · Gordon Clegg · Ida Clough · Claudia Colby · Chris Collins · Diggory Compton · Liam Connor · Paul Connor · Ryan Connor · Maggie Cooke · Kelly Crabtree · Sheila Crossley · James Cunningham · Wiki Dankowska · Gwen Davies · Trevor Dean · Marcus Dent · Nita Desai · Ravi Desai · Vikram Desai · Jackie Dobbs · Molly Dobbs · Jack Duckworth · Lisa Duckworth · Terry Duckworth · Vera Duckworth · Eve Elliott · Fred Elliott · Samantha Failsworth · Len Fairclough · Doreen Fenwick · Duggie Ferguson · Tom Ferguson · Harry Flagg · Audrey Fleming · Dickie Fleming · Norma Ford · Edna Gee · Eunice Gee · Fred Gee · Alec Gilroy · Tony Gordon · Dot Greenhalgh · Bill Gregory · Geena Gregory · Maud Grimes · Sarah-Louise Grimshaw · Todd Grimshaw · Alma Halliwell · Molly Hardcastle · Nathan Harding · Danny Hargreaves · Angela Harris · Craig Harris · Katy Harris · Tommy Harris · Esther Hayes · Harry Hewitt · Lucille Hewitt · Richard Hillman · Reg Holdsworth · Rebecca Hopkins · Tony Horrocks · Doreen Horton · Geoff Horton · Alan Howard · Charlotte Hoyle · Blanche Hunt · Jessie Jackson · Joanne Jackson · Amber Kalirai · Greg Kelly · Tom Kerrigan · Penny King · Sam Kingston · Ray Langton · Bobbi Lewis · Florrie Lindley · Martha Longhurst · Doreen Lostock · Yana Lumb · Bet Lynch · Scooter Makuna · Gary Mallett · Judy Mallett · Anne Malone · Tara Mandal · Sonia Marshall · Dan Mason · Harry Mason · Andy McDonald · Jim McDonald · Liz McDonald · Karen McDonald · Vicky McDonald · Joe McIntyre · Fiona Middleton · Edna Miller · Charlie Moffitt · Poppy Morales · Darryl Morton · Jerry Morton · Jodie Morton · Kayleigh Morton · Mel Morton · Wilf Morton · Doug Murray · Spider Nugent · Hilda Ogden · Stan Ogden · Daniel Osbourne · Denise Osbourne · Becky Palmer · Claire Palmer · Ashley Peacock · Claire Peacock · Freddie Peacock · Joshua Peacock · Maxine Peacock · Phyllis Pearce · Lionel Petty · Sandra Petty · Bethany Platt · Martin Platt · Tanya Pooley · Graeme Proctor · Xin Proctor · Jez Quigley · Samir Rachid · Charlie Ramsden · Connie Rathbone · Matt Ramsden · Mark Redman · Concepta Regan · Lucy Richards · Ben Richardson · Alf Roberts · Renee Roberts · Maya Sharma · Ena Sharples · Archie Shuttleworth · Dave Smith · Vinny Sorrell · Effie Spicer · Roger Stiles · Jed Stone · Candice Stowe · Dennis Stringer · Luke Strong · Charlie Stubbs · John Stape · Percy Sugden · Ted Sullivan · Leonard Swindley · Elsie Tanner · Steve Tanner · Albert Tatlock · Zoe Tattersall · Kelly Thomson · Bert Tilsley · Brian Tilsley · Gloria Todd · Vernon Tomlin · Cyril Turpin · Patrick Tussell · Bev Unwin · Shelley Unwin · Annie Walker · Billy Walker · Jack Walker · Curly Watts · Emma Watts · Raquel Watts · Alison Webster · Maureen Webster · Charlie Whelan · Betty Williams · Billy Williams · Lauren Wilson · Violet Wilson · Derek Wilton · Mavis Wilton · Eddie Windass · Len Windass · Eddie Yeats
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