Following the explosion, a tram derails and crashes into the street. CORONATION Street fans are heartbroken after Peter Barlow decided to reject all potential ways to save his life. He and Toyah soon begin family planning, with them beginning surrogacy, as Toyah had multiple failed IVF treatments in the past and was unable to conceive naturally. Peter Barlow's actions show how dangerous it is to go to sleep while smoking, putting not only his but his son Simon's life at risk too". Coronation Street fans baffled by Gary Windass police blunder as Craig slips up; When Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) comes across Peter in Victoria Gardens, he is distressed to realise he is covered in blood, and calls an ambulance. The killer turned out to be Frank's mother, Anne. Born As work began on the bar, Peter's drink problem returned. Lucy told Peter that she and Simon would emigrate to Australia alone, threatening to expose his crime if he contested her decision. Aware that he is unlikely to survive, he marries Leanne in his hospital bed and goes into cardiac arrest moments after the ceremony has concluded. Ken couldn't cope with the twins without Val, and later in the year, Val's mother Edith Tatlock decided to was best if the twins come up to Glasgow to stay with her and Val's father, Alfred Tatlock. In the time leading up to Tracy's trial he stayed in Weatherfield and enjoyed a short relationship with Maria Sutherland. Peter comforts her before she tells him that she new the roof was unsafe and after Peter convinced Gary to keep quite for 10 grand he and Carla go back to Southampton the sell the boat. The premises is destroyed by an explosion caused by a problem with the gas supply. Peter and Susan spent their childhood years being raised by their grandp… McKenna was the only actor to play Peter with a Scottish accent. He briefly returned to England in 1981 where he had a reunion with former on-screen father William Roache, appearing in TV Times magazine. https://coronationstreet.fandom.com/wiki/Peter_Barlow?oldid=389504. Coincidentally, Frank was later murdered, and Peter came under suspicion. Nick decides to open the bar and offers Leanne a job as bar manager. As Peter tried once more to clean up his act, he berated George and his wife Eve for losing Simon in Blackpool, and warned George to stay away. In November, The Joinery opened and Carla became drunk before driving her car home. Next week's Coronation Street episodes see Peter make some upsetting decisions about his future, while Faye has to tell her father Tim the truth over Adam's attack. However, when Ken becomes suspicious about his real intentions for returning, an almighty argument ensues between the pair, resulting in Ken suffering a severe stroke. Rob later confessed to Carla that he'd killed Tina and was subsequently arrested. Simon then starts misbehaving with Peter as he blames him and Carla for Leanne's departure. When he regains consciousness he asks to see Carla and she comes to visit him. Recently Peter started drinking again and …  An insider commented: "Leanne is wracked with guilt over the affair," a source told the paper. "They soon become more than friends. Peter enlists Abi to help and eventually sleeps with her. Finding her drunk after her hen night, he tried to convince her they should give their relationship another go. He appeared until April 1971 when the character was written out.  In 2014, Gascoyne has been nominated for "Sexiest Male", "Villain of the Year" and "Best Actor" at The British Soap Awards, Sarah Ellis of Inside Soap said that Peter was great to watch when he is with Carla.  Gascoyne explained that Peter is taking it "step by step", saying "Peter knows that Leanne gets on really well with Simon and I think Peter's nicely surprised by that. Peter returned in December 2000 after leaving the Navy and the collapse of his marriage to Jessica Midgeley, who left him for another man. Coronation Street's Peter Barlow prepares to 'die on his own terms' (Image: ITV) He believes he isn't deserving of a transplant, but dad Ken fears his son is throwing his life away. Number of appearances Peter was led away by two men hired by Jim and given a beating, however, he accepted his punishment instead of reporting Jim. He dumped Toyah when she passed off Eva Price's daughter Susie as theirs after their surrogate, Jacqui Ainsworth, suffered a miscarriage. Peter begins a relationship with Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson). Peter began to support Carla after her ordeal, coming under suspicion of Leanne. Due to Peter's ongoing rehabilitation, plans for the bar were abandoned. Peter revealed to his family that he and his wife Jessica had split up, as she had an affair while he was away. Peter visited in 1975 as he missed Ken and wanted to stay with him. On the opening night of the bar, Peter falls off the wagon and gets drunk and is forced to go to rehab. Tracy informed Peter that her employer was pregnant and Peter realised that he was the child's father. Simon went to stay with Peter again in February 2016 after Leanne called the police on him for his domestic abuse after Simon was accused of deliberately attacking his former friend Kyle during football training. ", Peter returns to Weatherfield with his recently discovered son, Simon Barlow (Alex Bain), and Leanne helps Peter as he struggles with fatherhood.> Leanne is still "reeling" after her ex-boyfriend, Dan, ends their relationship. On 24th October he was sentenced to life in prison, expected to serve at least fifteen years. Although the money was meant to be used caring for Simon, Peter instead used the money to buy the bookmakers shop from Dan Mason, renaming it Barlow's Bookies. He'll listen to advice, but he won't take any notice if he thinks the person giving it isn't in a place to do so. The fourth actor was Linus Roache, who appeared sporadically from October 1973 to April 1975. As Ken refused to go to the wedding due to the feud he and Mike had, Peter made an emotional appeal, saying that he and Susan had barely seen their father and that he always assumed Ken would step up if his children needed him and he was able to help. Peter … Linus returned to the show in 2010, playing Lawrence Cunningham, another son of Ken Barlow. Peter wasn't able to make it to the funeral and turned up at No.1 afterwards just as Ken and Tracy had got into a heated argument, which escalated when Ken blamed Tracy for Deirdre staying away in her final weeks due to Tracy having an affair with Tony Stewart and humiliating Liz McDonald. Gascoyne quit the role in 2003, but briefly returned in 2007 during a storyline where his adopted sister Tracy Barlow was being sent down for the murder of her boyfriend Charlie Stubbs. Roache would later return to the series briefly in 2010 as Ken's other son Lawrence Cunningham. Ken walked in on the conversation and was disappointed Peter lied to him, but agreed not to tell Simon. Concerned about what this will do to her health Peter creates a group chat to keep an eye on her but after Carla finds out Peter gets kicked out but they soon reconcile. Jessica Midgeley (1990)Lucy Richards (2003)Shelley Unwin (2003, bigamous)Leanne Battersby (2010) Carla Connor (2013) When Rob subsequently won, Peter was embarrassed in front of the punters when he was unable to pay up. Over the course of the coming weeks, Peter found himself again alcohol dependent. After Anne Reid quit the role of Valerie in 1971, where the character was killed off, Peter and Susan were written out of the show, with the twins moving to Scotland in the show's narrative. After the baby is born and named after Peter's deceased twin sister Susan, however, Toyah decides to reveal all to Peter, who therefore breaks up with Toyah. When Leanne asked where he kept going off to, Peter told her that he was supporting a man from AA named Carl. Feeling guilty for ruining her previous venture, Peter persuades her to take the job and starts mentoring Leanne's friend, Carla Connor (Alison King), when he realises that she also has a drink problem. Peter was put on trial for Tina's murder, however, felt he was pretty much done for when Leanne gave damaging evidence about his attack on Nick, and Steve broke down in the witness box recounting how he'd advised Peter to "shut Tina up". He offered support to her and their meetings were kept secret between the two of them. He even tells Tina that, despite everything Carla has done for him, he's still not happy. Linus Roache (1973-1975), Joseph McKenna (1977-1978), David Lonsdale (1986) and Chris Gascoyne (2000 to present). At Peter's stag party in The Joinery on 6th December 2010, Nick took Peter into the office to tell him the truth but they were interrupted by Ashley Peacock who had come to say his farewells. Ken initially tried to bring them up by himself but within a year he admitted defeat and sent them to Glasgow into the care of Val's parents, Alfred and Edith Tatlock. The bar is destroyed and Peter is trapped inside. Who is Peter in Coronation Street? When she comes round and threatens Rob, he attacks her with a metal pipe. It's hard because she finds herself weakening whenever Peter is around. Simon returned in November after an eight-week stay, but claimed that Peter had no time for him as he was away most of the day, and even after work would be spending time with his girlfriend Sharon. Peter insisted that he was meeting someone in a pub about new work but Ken refused to believe him. David and Shona are in need of a Christmas miracle! She didn't really have a passionate relationship with Tommy, but she can see herself having one with Peter." Peter informs the doctors of the argument and worries that this may have contributed to Ken's stroke, however he is assured that the stroke occurred due to Ken's age. Staying sober was a constant battle for Peter and one he didn't always win, with him falling off the wagon several times over the following years. He did not continue to act and reflected on his time as the young Peter in 2001, "I really enjoyed the Street. He started dating barmaid, Shelley Unwin (Sally Lindsay), but when Peter's old Navy friend, Ciaran McCarthy (Keith Duffy), visited, he made a pass at Shelley, causing a temporary rift between the couple. In May Leanne and Simon went to visit him again as it was the first anniversary of the death of Leanne's boyfriend Kal Nazir in the Victoria Court fire and she wished to avoid being close to such painful memories. Peter Mills wrote 86 episodes of Coronation Street between September 1997 and March 2004.He has also penned episodes of Taggart, Heartbeat and Casualty.. Ken was dead set against the plan, but Peter found investment in Lucy's father George Wilson, who was attempting to build a relationship with Simon. On the day of the wedding, Peter managed to walk down the aisle (with a little trouble) but then revealed to a shocked congregation about Leanne and Nick's deceit and wanted to divorce Leanne. Peter left with his girlfriend Jessica Midgeley and they married in 1990. Leanne left, apparently turning down Peter's offer. Peter and Susan spent their childhood years being raised by their grandparents and Ken came up to visit them time to time, or the twins would go down to visit him. However, Carla wanted to return to Los Angeles as she didn't like being back in Weatherfield. Carla made a pass at Peter that night but he told her, while he was tempted, he only wanted to be with Leanne. Leanne chose to go ahead with the wedding and call off her affair with Nick. Wanting revenge, Peter scuppered Jim's chances of seeing Steve and Amy again by revealing to Steve that Jim was supplying the booze. Their baby son was stillborn, and Toyah and Eva secretly agreed to pretend that Eva and Aidan's daughter, Susie, is Peter's daughter, as Eva does not want to be a mother, but Toyah tells Peter after Eva has a change of heart, resulting in their split. Peter was torn between his son and Shelley, but eventually married her, thus committing bigamy. Fortunately, he survives and leaves hospital in a wheelchair. Ken returned to Weatherfield and assured Peter that he didn't think he was guilty, which helped to reassure him. Selling the pub, he initially used his money to back Carla in her takeover of Underworld from Alya Nazir, getting 50% of the business in return but sold his share to Nick Tilsley after only two months. The storyline tied with Tina's murder in May 2014. Upset and angry, Tina threatens to tell Carla about their affair and viciously attacks Peter scratching him on the face. The next day he wakes up to find that Carla has bought him a boat as a present and he puts it outside Underworld to fix up. He asked a worried Nick to be his best man, which he accepted. There was the stuff with Nick, Peter was very ill and had to get back on his feet, and there was all the guilt of Ashley dying, so it started off badly and carried on badly. She didn't like children and really scared me."  He was nominated in the category of "Best Actor" at the 2011 British Soap Awards. Despite this claim though, Simon tried to hurt Leanne further by claiming Sharon was better than her and more fun. Peter's relationship with Ken has often been difficult due to Peter's resentment of his father for never being there for him when he was a youth, and is determined not to repeat the same mistakes with Simon. Alison King later told Inside Soap that she wants Carla's friendship with Peter to develop even further as he helps her to battle an alcohol addiction.  Producer Stuart Blackburn told Inside Soap: "Tina's had a hideous old year with the surrogacy drama and losing Tommy – but she's no saint. In early 2009, Peter entered rehab in Portsmouth to battle his demons. With the help of Carla, Peter had a heart-to-heart with his son, who was assured that he could visit Peter whenever he wanted. Peter adores Carla, but he feels a bit neglected. Simon Barlow (2003) Unnamed stillborn son (2018) Peter was arrested in July on suspicion of Tina's murder as a charm bracelet belonging to her flatmate Steph Britton was found in the backyard of No.1 with Peter's finger prints on it (he innocently moved it when retrieving a newspaper in the kitchen). During this period, the character had been aged up a number of years as part of a storyline where he wanted to join the navy (and did off-screen in 1980). King said: "I think she should definitely get her claws into Peter. Chris Gascoyne was absent from the series from July to December 2012 as he, along with Alison King (who played Carla Connor), took a break from the show. He rejected Ken's help and insisted on moving back to the flat, taking a lot of his frustration out on Leanne. 2013: Peter begins an affair with Tina McIntyre. When Ken came down from his rest, Tracy apologised for her behaviour and the family made up and reminisced about the happier times with Deirdre. Tina was later viciously attacked by Rob and later died in hospital, and Peter became a prime suspect. First appearance 2014: Peter finds himself depending on Jim McDonald for booze. The first actor in the role of Peter was Robert Heanue, whose twin sister Katie appeared as Susan. 5th April 1965 Ken Barlow (William Roache) pleaded with Peter (Chris Gascoyne) in Coronation Street — begging him not to throw his life away. ", "Corrie's Alison: Peter knows what makes Carla tick", "Alison King: 'Carla should be with Peter, "Coronation Street's Chris Gascoyne: 'I might take break from the show, "Coronation Street is bringing back Peter Barlow... and two other members of the family", "Fire Minister Thanks Coronation Street for Highlighting Dangers of Fire", "In Full: All About Soap Bubble nominations", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_Barlow_(Coronation_Street)&oldid=1000170719, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1965–1971, 1973–1975, 1977–1978, 1986, 2000–2003, 2007–, This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 23:02. While Leanne and Nick were working hard to get the bar open, Peter grew close to Leanne's friend Carla Connor when he realised that she also had a drink problem. The actor - who has played the alcoholic in the ITV soap since 2000 - … He tells her in the Rovers back room and Carla is devastated by his betrayal. In July 2016, it was confirmed that new executive producer Kate Oates would be reintroducing Peter, which again would be on a permanent basis. A few days later, with Ken in hospital, Tracy learned about the argument and told Peter to leave town, telling him no-one wanted him there. They decided to open a bar together in the joinery premises under the viaduct at the end of Coronation Street. However had chosen to remain as Carla was pregnant, although Tina threatened to expose his secrets. They began an affair, and planned to get together after Frank was sent down, but he was later let off by getting photos of Peter and Carla together and convincing people they tried to set him up. He couldn't remember what happened that night, but "confessed" as the police were suspicious of Carla. Peter wanted to return to Glasgow and phoned Edith to come and pick him up, although Ken didn't want to have any of it. Peter's had a good go at weddings – this will be his fifth. When Leanne found out, she wanted to go to the police but decided against it after Carla overdosed (which was only known by Peter and Leanne). campaign, Peter was listed as one of four main suspects, alongside Carla Connor, Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) and Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford). Peter later signed up to join the Navy and left. Peter became involved in a bigamy storyline when he married Rovers barmaid Shelley Unwin (Sally Lindsay) and florist Lucy Richards (Katy Carmichael). After a tense few days in the court, the jury delivered a "guilty" verdict and a speechless Peter was later seen put in his cell. He was not seen again in Weatherfield until he returned for several months in early 2007, concerned about Tracy's volatile relationship with Charlie Stubbs. Violet Carson, who played Ena Sharples, was very grumpy. A source said: "Carla is feeling vulnerable and Peter is there," a source told the paper. he went on to say: ""I took a four-month sabbatical from the show last summer and spent some time at a Buddhist retreat – and that was a big changing point in my life," he added. He even overcame the threat he felt from her ex-husband Nick Tilsley moving back to the Street. He returned on leave for his sister Susan's wedding to Mike Baldwin in 1986, and wasn't happy when his father Ken refused to give Susan away out of hatred for Mike. Johnny Connor (Richard Hawley) and Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews) discover Peter, who is in really bad shape. Deirdre told Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin), who then told Mike. Peter and Eugene's cell was later trashed as a warning. Carla left on her own and Peter remained, and he attempted to worm his way back into Leanne's affections. Coronation Street Spoilers: Peter Barlow Hospitalized. They're equals, and I think it's the first time Carla's felt that way with someone since Liam died. Believing he was close to death, Peter married Leanne in the hospital that night. He found it really exciting when she put up a fight against Tracy. Peter began to lose hope inside, believing that his family thought he was guilty and that his father wanted nothing to do with him (although in reality Ken hadn't yet been informed of events by Deirdre and he was still in Canada). Growing desperate, Peter sought out Jim's drink stash and began drinking a lot which caused him to collapse with alcohol poisoning. Most of the actors were nice, but some weren't. However Peter found himself still deprived of booze, and when Simon hadn't turned up for a visit Peter was desperate for a drink. Peter and Susan were first introduced in 1965 as newborn twins to established characters Ken and Valerie Barlow. Nick will stop at nothing...", "Leanne's affair endangers loves – and lives! Peter later sacked Rob from the bookies feeling he was incompetent, which caused more bad feelings between the pair. With the money from the rovers he went into partnership with Carla at underworld however after 2 months he sold his shares to Carla ex nick. Peter returned from Scotland in … That tells you something.  Gascoyne made his first appearance in the role during the 40th anniversary live episode airing on 8 December 2000. When he returned in 2016, it was revealed he had begun a relationship with Toyah Battersby (Georgia Taylor), which they agreed to keep secret from a pregnant Leanne, in order to not affect her pregnancy. Peter later finds Jim's stash in the prison kitchen, drinks it all and is hospitalised. Peter found it difficult to cope with the responsibility of fatherhood and started drinking to take the pressure off. play-icon Created with Sketch. Peter's third actor, Mark Duncan, appeared in a single episode in September 1971. In October 2016 Peter called Simon and told him that he would be present to witness him receive his Player of the Year Award for football, much to Simon's excitement. 1635 (as of Episode 10210) The festive season brings with it much joy in Coronation Street, but the week that follows sees emotional times arrive for many a Weatherfield resident. In May 2014, Peter planned to run away to Portsmouth with Tina for a new life away from Weatherfield. In the summer Rob offered to place high bets on certain races and, despite not having the cash to pay Rob if he did win, Peter agreed. Despite having a stint of nearly five years, the twins were never credited in their roles. Tina later dies of her injuries and Peter finds out when he comes into the pub drunk and begs Carla for another chance. He was attracted to her and a brief affair occurred but Peter chose to marry Shelley. Peter resigned himself to the situation and moved back to Portsmouth. Carla eventually discovers that Rob is the killer and reports him to the police. Ken Barlow He offered to marry Lucy while still engaged to Shelley, promising her that his other relationship was over. Ex-wife Liz, however, turned up and told Jim to back off and leave Steve alone. Out of sympathy, Carla gave him 49% of the factory. However, in September 2002 he began an affair with florist Lucy Richards. On the day of his wedding to Carla, they kissed after everyone had left the celebrations, however they seemingly regretted their actions. Whilst giving evidence, Carla tells the court that she believes that Peter is innocent. Chris Dormer played the role from 1970 to 1972 when the 7-year-old actor was written out of the soap due to his parents' emigration to Canada. After regaining his freedom, Peter returned to Portsmouth, soon to be a divorcee once again. Peter supports her as her mental health deteriorates and during a visit to the medical centre Carla runs off. Despite his personal problems, Peter's relationship with Leanne survived and they became engaged. Peter arrived at Tracy's new venture set up at his property, now a florist named Preston's Petals and asked for money to tide him over, saying that he had a bust-up with the yacht's owner and that he was struggling to find work as the man knew every marina. He and Leanne moved into 1 Coronation Street with Ken and Deirdre while he convalesced. George tried to use the alcoholism against Peter to get custody of Simon for himself. Peter accidentally let it slip to father Ken that Susan had a teenage son Adam, fathered by Mike, but she had claimed that she had an abortion. Simon and Leanne's sister Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley) soon discovered this, followed by Leanne, and he and Toyah subsequently purchased The Rovers Return, from Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson). Residence In 2014, Peter was sentenced to life for murdering Tina until Rob confessed to the act. The character loses something by being here all the time and being ordinary. Peter Barlow is the son of Ken and Valerie Barlow, father of Simon Barlow and ex-husband of Carla Connor and Leanne Battersby. Lucy gave birth to a son, Simon (Oscar and Jake Hartley). He was admitted to a rehab clinic for a couple of weeks but when he returned he still struggled and occasionally sneaked off to drink alone. However, to no surprise, Peter was a no show, leaving Simon bitter. Peter returns to Weatherfield a "broken man" and finds fatherhood difficult. Instead, she and Leanne's secretly pregnant half-sister Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley) decide to pass her baby off as Peter and Toyah's, as Eva decides she does not want the baby. Peter is the son of Ken Barlow and Valerie Barlow. Peter was next seen in October 2008, returning with Simon after Lucy's death from breast cancer. " It was later revealed that Peter will find out from his sister Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) that Leanne is sleeping with Nick. He buys the local bookmakers and renames it "Barlow's Bookies". There are hurdles in his way all the time. It was announced in July 2016 that Peter would be re-introduced to the programme later that year alongside Adam Barlow and Daniel Osbourne, as new producer Kate Oates wanted to strengthen the Barlow family. She almost has a termination but cannot go through with it. Rob was revealed to be the culprit, but Peter was involved in a miscarriage of justice storyline when he was remanded and temporarily found guilty of Tina's murder, which also tied with the return of Charles Lawson as Jim McDonald. Birthplace Leanne told Peter that she now knew that "Carl" was Carla. When both women discover Peter's secret, Shelley threw him out and the two women temporarily took over his betting shop. 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