List of Coronation Street characters (1999)
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Nita Desai Coronation Street character Portrayed by Rebecca Sarker Duration 1999–2000 First appearance 8 January 1999 Last appearance 19 May 2000 Family Father Ravi Desai Brothers Vikram Desai Cousins Dev Alahan
Nita Desai arrives in January as a new assistant at the Corner Shop, which her family later take over. Nita is played by Rebecca Sarker.
Ravi Desai Coronation Street character Portrayed by Saeed Jaffrey Duration 1999 First appearance 22 January 1999 Last appearance 8 August 1999 Family Sons Vikram Desai Daughters Nita Desai Cousins Dev Alahan (once removed)
Ravi Desai took over the running of the Corner Shop on Coronation Street in 1999. Played by actor Saeed Jaffrey, Ravi left Weatherfield due to family issues later in the year and sold his empire of convenience stores in the area to a cousin of Vikram's, Dev Alahan.
Darren Dobbs Coronation Street character Portrayed by James McMartin Duration 1999 Appears on 25 January 1999 Family Wife Jackie Dobbs Sons Tyrone Dobbs
Darren Dobbs is the father of Tyrone Dobbs who appears on January 25, 1999 to take his wife Jackie home to Liverpool.
Vikram Desai Coronation Street character Portrayed by Chris Bisson Duration 1999–2002 First appearance 7 February 1999 Last appearance 18 December 2002 Profile Residence India Occupation Shopkeeper/Taxi Service co-owner Family Father Ravi Desai Sisters Nita Desai Cousins Dev Alahan
Vikram Desai was played by Chris Bisson. Vikram is Dev's cousin and he used to own the shop with Dev and worked with Sunita. During his time in Coronation Street he dated Leanne Battersby and Maria Sutherland. In 2002 he was forced to smuggle drugs in from abroad then again, but this time he asked Steve and Karen McDonald if they wanted a free holiday and they accepted. When they came back Steve discovered powder at the bottom of his suitcase and inside was drugs, and found out that Vikram had done it. Karen was horrified as well as Steve and he dumped the drugs in the canal and told Vikram to leave Weatherfield for good, and if he comes back Steve said he will kill him. He now lives in India.
Vikram was mentioned when Sunita's aunts came to stay in 2010, after Dev said that they were even worse than him.
Tom Ferguson Coronation Street character Portrayed by Tom Wisdom Duration 1999–2000 First appearance 3 March 1999 Last appearance 28 January 2000 Family Father Duggie Ferguson Mother Laura Ferguson
Tom Ferguson, played by actor Tom Wisdom, is the son of Duggie Ferguson, who arrives later in the year. Tom is a hairdresser, and worked at Audrey Roberts' salon until he quit in January 2000 and left Weatherfield to get away from his father.
Danny Hargreaves Coronation Street character Portrayed by Richard Standing Duration 1999–2000 First appearance 28 April 1999 Last appearance 22 April 2001 Family Brothers Kieran Hargreaves
Danny Hargreaves is played by Richard Standing between 1999 and 2001. A market trader, Danny meets Sally Webster at work and begins a relationship with her. Danny and Sally fell in love and got engaged, but he broke off the engagement soon after when he discovered Sally had previously been unfaithful to ex-husband Kevin.
Beryl Peacock Coronation Street character Portrayed by Anny Tobin Duration 1999-2002, 2004, 2006 First appearance 28 May 1999 Last appearance 20 October 2006 Family Husband Sam Peacock Father William Elliott Mother Amelia Elliott Brothers Fred Elliott Nephews Ashley Peacock
Beryl Hayden Peacock (née Elliott) is the sister of Fred Elliott. Beryl and her husband Sam had raised Fred's son, Ashley, as their own. Beryl first appeared when Ashley asked her for the truth about his parentage and she was forced to tell Ashley that she was actually his Aunt, not his mother. Beryl made her most recent appearance at Fred's funeral in October 2006.
Belinda Peach Coronation Street character Portrayed by Maxine Peake Duration 1999 Appears on 25 June 1999
Belinda Peach appears briefly at the Freshco's Summer Ball where she tries to woo Ashley Peacock. Ashley is amused by Fred Elliott's attempts to pair him with Belinda, despite him attending with Maxine Heavey. Maxine gets annoyed by Belinda's overly-friendly manner and pushes her in the direction of Curly Watts.
Doreen Heavey Coronation Street character Portrayed by Prunella Gee Duration 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004 First appearance 2 July 1999 Last appearance 8 November 2004 Family Husband Derek Heavey (?–2002) Daughters Maxine Peacock Grandsons Joshua Peacock
Doreen Heavey (née Outhwaite) is the mother of Maxine Peacock, played by actress Prunella Gee, who had four brief spells on the Street between 1999 and 2004; the third of these covering the period of her daughter's death at the hands of Richard Hillman in early 2003. Doreen was last seen in November 2004 when she was contacted by Ashley's fiancee Claire Casey and gave him her blessing for them to get married and for him to move on from Maxine.
Vinny Sorrell Coronation Street character Portrayed by James Gaddas First appearance 2 August 1999 Last appearance 10 November 2000 Family Daughters Lisa Scott
Romances Natalie Barnes
Vinny Sorrell, played by James Gaddas appeared for a period of 15 months between 1999 and 2000. He has an on/off relationship with Natalie Barnes throughout, and works alongside her at the Rovers Return as a barman and cellarman. Vinny departs Weatherfield in November 2000 after his affair with Natalie's sister Debs Brownlow is revealed. Vinny moves to Southampton with Debs where she gets a new job. Unbeknowst to Vinny, Natalie is pregnant with his child and she gives birth to their daughter, Laura, off-screen in 2001.
Daniel Cross Coronation Street character Portrayed by George Sorby Appears on 3 August 1999 Profile Date of birth 1994 Home Salford
Daniel Cross, played by George Sorby, was a 4-year old schoolboy who was lost on Coronation Street after wandering away from the school playground. He was later taken home by Ken Barlow (William Roache)
Kathleen Gutteridge Coronation Street character Portrayed by Elizabeth Rider Duration 1999 First appearance 27 August 1999 Last appearance 3 October 1999 Residence Oldham Family Sons Ashley Peacock Grandsons Freddie Peacock Romances Fred Elliott (1976-1977)
Kathleen Gutteridge is the biological mother of Ashley Peacock. She is first mentioned when Fred Elliott reveals that he is Ashley's father. Fred tries to talk him out of finding her as it would hurt Ashley's adoptive mother (in reality his aunt), Beryl Peacock. Kathleen had abandoned Ashley when he was born and Fred gave him to his sister, Beryl and her husband Sam.
When Kathleen and Ashley eventually meet, Ashley is very bitter towards her. However, they are able to eventually reconcile and Kathleen attends Ashley's wedding to Maxine Heavey.
Fred tries to woo Kathleen again, but she turns him down.
Gwen Davies Coronation Street character Portrayed by Annie Hulley Duration 1999–2000 First appearance 11 October 1999 Last appearance 16 June 2000 Family Husband Laurie Loveday (?–?) Romances Jim McDonald
Gwen Davies (formerly Loveday) is a machinist at Underworld, played by Annie Hulley for a period of eight months from 1999 to 2000.
Duggie Ferguson Coronation Street character Portrayed by John Bowe Duration 1999-2002 First appearance 15 October 1999 Last appearance 6 February 2002 Profile Date of death 4 February 2002 Occupation ex-rugby league player, printer, property developer, publican Family Wife Laura Ferguson (?–?) Sons Tom Ferguson
Douglas William "Duggie" Ferguson was played by John Bowe.
An ex-rugby league player who went into the printing business, he first came to Coronation Street after tracking down his son Tom, who worked as a hairdresser for Audrey Roberts but Tom blamed his Duggie for his mother's death and did not want him around. Duggie was hurt by this and even bought into a local development on Victoria Street to be close to him but this did not improve the situation and eventually Tom left Weatherfield and moved to Leeds leaving Duggie devastated.
In late 1999 to early 2000 Duggie turned property developer and employed Steve McDonald to build his Victoria Street complex, and he was indeed very proud when the complex was finished - with various units which involved Sally Webster and Danny Hargreaves renting one of the units, as well as Fred Elliott and Vikram Desai and Steve McDonald who started up their own mini-cab firm.
Early in 2000 Duggie started a relationship Debs Brownlow, sister of Rovers landlady Natalie Barnes. Debs had moved to Weatherfield to be near to sister after many years working on a cruise ship as a hairdresser. At first Duggie was unsure whether or not to start a new relationship after the death of his wife Laura, but Debs managed to help him overcome his emotional block concerning woman, and the couple seemed happy until Duggie started to develop another property and tried to forcibly evict tenants including Toyah Battersby and Phil Simmons. Both felt that they had been treated badly by Duggie, especially by the way that Duggie employed Vinny Sorrell to throw Phil out of his own home. Simmonds went to the press about Duggie's illegal tactics which later caused Duggie's financial downfall, resulting in him selling his treasured home which he had shared with wife Laura. Businessman Dev Alahan bought Duggie's home for a quick sale, before putting it back on the market and making a tidy profit. Duggie was not pleased, and was forced to move into No6 with girlfriend Debs Brownlow. However this didn't work out as Duggie ended turning No6 into an office for his business contacts.
Duggie and Debs' relationship cracked which let Debs into an affair with Vinny - her sister's lover and Duggie's employee. Duggie was furious, especially as Vinny and Debs left town with £400 of rent money.
In December 2000 Natalie decided to sell up and get out of Weatherfield for a new life in the Coltswolds with her unborn child and the Rovers came under threat by the Boozy chain, who planned to turn the pub into a 'fun pub' named the Boozy Newt. Having been brought up in a pub, Duggie decided to step in and help the Rovers overcome its fate with the Boozy Chain. Due to recent financial trouble, Duggie couldn't buy the place on his own, so after asking Dev Alahan to invest into the Roves, it was Fred Elliott and Mike Baldwin who came to the rescue, and invested into the Rovers alongside Duggie. Neither of the trio wanted to run the place, so they employed Liz McDonald to run the Rovers. Liz moved into the Rovers with resident barmaid Toyah Battersby (after previous landlady Natalie had given her a room and a job after being evicted by Duggie), but her reign as manager was only short as after numerous disagreements with the trio, and husband Jim being transferred to a prison in Leicester, she quit the Rovers and Weatherfield to be with Jim. Mike's new wife Linda took the helm of the Rovers, but her heart was not in the Rovers, and in reality neither were Duggie's partners, and Duggie talked them into selling their shares of the Rovers at a cheap price to a 'mysterious owner' - Duggie snapped up their shares and became sole owner of the Rovers.
At the end of 2001, the social club at Duggie's beloved Weatherfield Rugby League club came up for sale. Looking for a quick way to raise money, Duggie auctioned off the Rovers - to Fred Elliott ! - for £76,000, only to find he had been gazumped for the Rugby Club at the last minute by fellow ex-professional Marty Flynn. With time and money on his hands, he went into partnership with Richard Hillman, converting an old house - 'Oakhill' into luxury flats. Duggie was determined to cut corners, preferably without Richard's knowledge. But Richard suspected this, and one night confronted Duggie at the development. Hoist by his own petard, Duggie leant over a banister which collapsed, and he plunged two floors. The fall didn't kill him outright, but Richard chose to rifle through Duggie's pockets, take his keys and raid his safe, taking the cash from the sale of the Rovers, rather than summon help. Duggie was later found to have crawled to another room and died. His son Tom was ostensibly too busy cutting hair on a cruise ship to attend his father's funeral.
Candice Stowe Coronation Street character Portrayed by Nikki Sanderson Introduced by Jane MacNaught Duration 1999-2005 First appearance 5 November 1999 Last appearance 7 November 2005 Classification Former; regular Profile Date of birth 20 September 1986 Home Greece Occupation Hair stylist Family Husband Nikos Islandos (2007—) Father Lee Mother Marion Stowe Romances Todd Grimshaw (2001, 2003)
Jason Grimshaw (2001, 2002-2003)
Warren Baldwin (2004-2005)
Adam Barlow (2005)
Candice Marie Stowe was played by Nikki Sanderson.
Candice first appeared in 1999 as Sarah-Louise Platt's best friend from school. She attempted to get Sarah to Smoke. She and Sarah were both thirteen at the time. Candice was one of the first people Sarah told of her pregnancy. While many of Sarah's friends turned against Sarah, Candice stuck by her throughout the pregnancy and birth of her daughter Bethany in 2000. Candice proved to be a good friend in times of crisis during Sarah's life, for example she and Todd Grimshaw were instrumental in Sarah being able to evade the clutches of her paedophile kidnapper Gary in July 2001. As they grew up Candice, Sarah and their friend Maria Sutherland began to turn the heads of The Street's men and became increasingly popular with male viewers of the show.
Candice does not get along with her mother and currently has no contact with her. Their relationship broke down when Candice's mother would not believe that she was being sexually harassed by her mother's boyfriend. Audrey Roberts soon took pity on her and she moved into the salon flat with Maria and Fiz Brown. Candice has a bitchy personality and high ambitions to be famous, despite working as a trainee hairdresser in Audrey's salon. She went for a catwalk modelling job which proved to be a humiliating disaster for her. She did however have a softer side and she was known to cry on several occasions.
During her time on the show, Candice dated Todd Grimshaw, his brother Jason and Warren Baldwin. Todd broke up with her after discovering that she had slept with Jason. She also had an extremely brief fling with Nick Tilsley who dumped her for Maria. Another disastrous fling beckoned when she dated Tim, a travelling shampoo rep whom she soon discovered was married. When promising footballer Warren Baldwin arrived in Weatherfield with his family in the summer of 2004 she dreamed of fame and soon got together with him. Unfortunately for her, he ended their relationship when he left to play for a Spanish team. Candice also dated Adam Barlow, Warren's Uncle but later dumped him via text message as she left the series in late 2005 when Status Quo offered her a job as a stylist. Unlike best friend Sarah Platt, she was never really involved in central storylines.
On 26 March 2007, Sarah revealed that Candice had become engaged in Greece and asked her to be her bridesmaid. Sarah then went over to attend the wedding. Candice currently works for a company that sells speed boats.
Rebecca Hopkins Coronation Street character Portrayed by Jill Halfpenny Duration 1999–2000 First appearance 1 December 1999 Last appearance 27 December 2000 Family Husband Jerry Hopkins
Rebecca Hopkins was a nurse, played by actress Jill Halfpenny, who had an affair with Martin Platt. Rebecca's husband Jerry was violent towards her, and after Martin helped Rebecca to get away from him, the pair fell in love and Martin was prepared to leave his wife Gail for Rebecca. However, when Gail's daughter Sarah-Louise fell pregnant aged just thirteen, Martin felt compelled to stay with his family and ended the affair. Rebecca left Weatherfield a few months later and moved to Dubai where she had been offered a new job, but the damage to the Platt's marriage was already done and Gail and Martin separated later that year. In December 2000, Martin spotted Rebecca whilst out Christmas Shopping. He tracked her down to a friend's house where she was staying. They bade each other farewell tearfully but gave into their feelings for each other and ended up sleeping together again. Rebecca explained to Martin that she planned to move to Dubai permanently and offered him the chance to go with her for a fresh start but Martin refused, not wanting to abandon his children and Rebecca left for Dubai alone.
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