Actors from Coronation Street are expected to be called to the witness box today at the trial of fellow star William Roache.
Anne Kirkbride, who play's William Roache's on-screen wife Deidre Barlow, Chris Gascoyne, his son Peter Barlow in the soap and actress Helen Worth, who stars as Gail Platt, are expected to give evidence in Roache's defence.
Roache, 81, of Wilmslow, Chesire, denies two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in east Lancashire, and four indecent assaults involving four girls aged between 11 or 12 and 16.
Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has been defended by some of his co-stars at his trial at Preston Crown Court.
On his first day of evidence, actor Bill Roache denied all of the allegations against him insisting he had no interest in 'gratuitous sex'
A woman has told the trial of Coronation Street's Bill Roache that the actor raped her on two occasions when she was 15 years old in 1967.