When Kirk reappeared five months later, the role was now played by Whyment who has continued to play the role to date. Is liosta na gcarachtar é seo a bhí ar Coronation Street den chéad uair sa bhliain 2000. She wrote about it in her diary but when her younger half-brother, David (Jack P. Shepherd), and his friend Simon got a hold of it, they read the story about Sam and this resulted in David to tell his very concerned father, Martin (Sean Wilson), what he and Simon had read. Ray attends the funeral and is unexpectedly reunited with his ex-wife Eve who shows up to say goodbye to her son. Aadi Alahan. The storyline reached a climax when Jez, hospitalised after being set upon by Jim, made his way to Steve's bed to finish the job only to rupture his spleen and die himself. In February, 13-year-old Sarah was revealed to be five months pregnant, and in June gave birth to baby Bethany, played by twins Amy and Emily Walton. Tyrone and Maria convince Jack to go home and rest, as he has been at Vera's bedside … Audrey Roberts … She insulted the party guests, Sarah, and vicar Jessica Lundy (Olwen May), who also gave her a piece of her mind. Ray Sykes, played by Peter Guinness, is the father of Linda Sykes (Jacqueline Pirie). Mike is further angered when Ray accuses Linda of marrying him for his money and Linda tells Ray that he treated her like a skivvy following her mother's abandonment. Judith Roberts, portrayed by Jane Hogarth, was Sarah-Louise Platt's (Tina O'Brien) midwife during her pregnancy with Bethany (Amy and Emily Walton). Where to Watch ... Liz McDonald (1989-1998, 2000-2001, 2003- )/June Dewhurst … Judith said it was a fine idea and gave Sarah's mother Gail (Helen Worth) advice on how to be a grandmother. Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor 4. Jake Webster is the son of Kevin (Michael Le Vell) and Alison Webster (Naomi Radcliffe), born on 5 June 2000. I have just modified 2 external links on List of Coronation Street characters (2000). It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960. In 2003, it is revealed that Neil has died in a car accident. Abi Franklin. Gary moved in with his girlfriend Paula Shipley in Blackpool, taking twins Billy and Becky with him. She met Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell), who lost his wife Alison (Naomi Radcliffe) and baby son Jake the previous year. Ray's wife Eve (Melanie Kilburn) had walked out on him and their children and Linda had been forced to help Ray raise her brothers, Dean (Ciarán Griffiths), Ryan (Matthew Dunster), and Jimmy (Danny Cunningham). Actress | Coronation Street Helen Flanagan was born in 1989, in Bury, Greater Manchester. Lancashire made no further appearances as Raquel but Alice was seen later in the year when Curly, Emma, Fred, Audrey, Ashley and Maxine went to stay at Raquel's chateau in the wake of the Freshco siege. Natalie left Weatherfield in the last episode of the year, a month after Vinny and Debs had a fling and ran off together. In their cases, the door was left open, although only Danson subsequently came back full-time; Spider Nugent went travelling in India after quitting his job at the DSS, Leanne fled to Amsterdam to get away from Jez Quigley, and Mark Redman was thrown out by father Mike after his affair with Linda was exposed on Mike and Linda's wedding day. Dot Sutherland is the mother of Kirk Sutherland (Andrew Whyment) and Maria Connor (Samia Ghadie). With no obvious replacement for Natalie at the Rovers, Beverley Callard was offered a new contract, with Liz becoming landlady. Maxine then comforts a distraught Matt, leading to her revealing that he might be the father of her unborn child.  On 29 January Blackpool-born Lucy Fallon was confirmed as her replacement. The grittier depiction of violence was also seen in October's Freshco siege storyline. The episode is the show's first two-hander. Neil's mother, Brenda (Julia Deakin), becomes mentally unstable, following Neil's death. Meanwhile, Joan Kempson returned full-time as pessimistic cleaner Edna Miller, and Chris Gascoyne became the seventh actor to play Peter Barlow, who made his first appearance since 1986 when he became a regular for the first time since 1971. The next day, Fred sees Ray in the area and asks Mike if Ray had been into the Rovers during the day. His christening inspired Sarah to get her baby daughter Bethany (Amy and Emily Walton) christened and at the party, Jenny mentioned that Josh had developed the ability to be sick with great force. It was first broadcast on 9 December … 1960; 1 seasons ITV3 Drama Watchlist. Simon Green, played by Lee Battle, appearing as the best friend of David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) in 2000 and 2001. Other new characters included Samia Ghadie as Maria Sutherland, a kennel maid who stole Tyrone Dobbs's heart, Andrew Whyment as her dimwitted brother Kirk, Jennifer James as new Rovers barmaid Geena Gregory, Suranne Jones and Naomi Ryan as Underworld machinists Karen Phillips and Bobbi Lewis, Angela Lonsdale as Emma Taylor, a police officer girlfriend (and, by the end of the year, wife) of Curly Watts, Charles Dale as biker Dennis Stringer, Scott Wright as stripper Sam Kingston, and John Quayle as bookshop owner Anthony Stephens. Writers decided to drop the character as they felt that he had reached the end of his shelf-life in light of Beverley Callard's departure. In doing the storyline, Coronation Street was criticised by the National Viewers and Listeners Association for turning teenage pregnancy into entertainment, but the storyline was otherwise well received and won Best Storyline at the British Soap Awards. Their honeymoon to New York is delayed because Curly's daughter, Alice, cannot return to his ex-wife Raquel (Sarah Lancashire) when planned. Sheila decides that it would be best for Wayne to stay with Roy and Hayley even after finding out about the deal. Amidst the media frenzy, the trio stay with an old friend of Hayley's, Ruth Audsley, in the countryside. She then offers to pay for Dean's funeral. When Alex later offers Wayne to Roy and Hayley in exchange for £10,000, Roy agrees to pay him, as they fear for Wayne's safety. Kevin lost his wife and baby son, Alison (Naomi Radcliffe) and Jake, the previous year. Her and Glen then went bowling, and it ended well with a kiss. Main article: Janice Battersby. He turns up in the Rovers that night and, while chatting quietly to her under the glaring eyes of the regulars, suddenly rips her bandages off for all to see that, as he suspected, there are no wounds. 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