Ken Barlow

Ken Barlow is played by William Roache

First Appearance: 9th December 1960

Will Ken Be Okay?

A devastated Peter Barlow sits by his father’s hospital bedside convinced he has caused the stroke which has left Ken’s life hanging in the balance.

Ken collapsed in the hallway of number 1 during a big row with his errant son who had returned to Weatherfield out of the blue.

Convinced Peter is up to his old ways, after finding him sneaking in the house in the middle of the night, Ken tackled him about the real reason he is back on the cobbles.

But rather than explain Peter went on the defensive and the pair had an almighty row culminating in Ken’s shock collapse.

Peter and Tracy are told that Ken has suffered a stroke and that the next few days will be crucial to his recovery. But Peter is worried that it was his row with Ken that caused the stroke.

Will Tracy find out about the row, will she blame Peter?

The drama continues on Weds and Friday this week as the Barlows struggle to cope with the aftermath of Ken’s collapse.

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