Peter is the son of Ken Barlow and Valerie Barlow. The story arc was implemented to facilitate Danson's temporary departure from the show to take maternity leave. The actor - who has played the alcoholic in the ITV soap since 2000 - … Coronation Street: Daniel makes Peter an offer. Adam however survived, but Peter and Ken felt guilty, and blamed themselves. After a week away over New Year, the pressure of his injuries was already beginning to show. Back at home, Ken and Daniel tell Peter they have a proposition for him – Daniel is prepared to be his liver donor if he’s a match. His final scenes aired on 14 November 2014. In December 2013, it was rumoured that Gascoyne may take a break from the soap. And in the middle of all this, Carla's been hovering in the wings..." It was announced in September 2010 that Peter's father, Ken, will catch Leanne in bed with Nick. 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. He and Leanne moved into 1 Coronation Street with Ken and Deirdre while he convalesced. Moments before Ken discovered Tracy in a compromising situation with ex-husband Robert Preston. Peter began working at Underworld with Carla in the office, although he felt it damaged his pride as he was relying on her for his work and upkeep. He had unwillingly taken on Rob for Carla's sake when Rob had ideas to improve the place and therefore bring in more punters. Peter begins an affair with Simon's nanny, Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan). When Leanne planned to leave Weatherfield with Simon and Nick for a new life, Peter was strongly against it. He tells her in the Rovers back room and Carla is devastated by his betrayal. Ken reconsiders and attends the wedding. Peter began to support Carla after her ordeal, coming under suspicion of Leanne. Peter is rushed to hospital with crush injuries to his legs and trauma to his lower back and chest, and suffers a cardiac tamponade. Following the explosion, a tram derails and crashes into the street. Peter signed up when he was fifteen and his early adulthood was spent serving in the Royal Navy. Nick will stop at nothing...", "Leanne's affair endangers loves – and lives! 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. As the story progresses, Tina begins to hope that Peter will not go through with his wedding to Carla. Coronation Street hunk Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson) left viewers with a major cliffhanger on Christmas Eve when he woke up in hospital and said he knew who attacked him.. 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. Leanne leaves in a taxi with a tearful Simon running after the car, begging her to stay. She almost has a termination but cannot go through with it. Ken and Val planned to emigrate to Jamaica with the twins as Ken had been offered a teaching post there. Peter's storylines have included a number of affairs, alcoholism and a custody battle involving his son Simon Barlow (Alex Bain). However he changed his mind when he discovered that Lucy had left everything to him on the condition he raised Simon. Nick decides to open the bar and offers Leanne a job as bar manager. Peter and Leanne decide to open a bar, but Ken is hesitant about the venture because of Peter's alcoholism. Carla turned up with a worried Leanne and Peter decided to let Simon stay with her. CORONATION STREET's Peter Barlow has been on the cobbles for the past 20 years and he still finds himself in the middle of trouble. He then kicked her out, and later arrived at the destroyed Joinery to confront Nick and threatened to kill him, only letting him survive due to saving him. Peter's numerous returns to the show resulted in a total of seven actors appearing in the role. She'll start a feud with Tracy and Rob, before falling into Peter's arms. After some home truths towards his father, Ken decided to go, for Susan's sake. His cellmate Eugene Clelland had let slip that a man nicknamed "The Landlord" had been smuggling booze in for prisoners, however, warned that he wasn't to be messed with. Peter Barlow When Nick decided to use the premises at the end of the street to open his own bar, The Joinery, Peter encouraged Leanne to take up his offer of a manager role. He's stunned when she tells him she hasn't felt like this about anyone since Liam. He vanished from the Street and was presumed dead, but later picked Simon up from football training and took him to a B&B. The only person to know about his relationship with Lucy was his step-sister and Lucy's employee Tracy. Gascoyne added: "Put it this way, Peter Barlow and a wedding is bound to spell disaster. Encouraged by a manipulative Nick, Peter began secretly drinking again. 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. Ken then sent the twins to Glasgow to live with Val's parents; he saw them only sporadically as they grew up. 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). Ken walked in on the conversation and was disappointed Peter lied to him, but agreed not to tell Simon. Peter was subsequently charged. When Frank managed to con the shares of Underworld out of Carla, using his new girlfriend Jenny Sumner to offer Carla a "better" opportunity, Peter got drunk and announced in Nick's Bistro that he would kill Frank.  Despite this, Leanne leaves for Leeds. Peter was led away by two men hired by Jim and given a beating, however, he accepted his punishment instead of reporting Jim. And when it doesn't work and it all goes wrong for him, he has a drink. 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. Fortunately, he survives and leaves hospital in a wheelchair. That same year, Carla's brother Rob Donovan put Peter out of business with a big win on the horses. However, with Peter being … When she discovered that Peter was still seeing Shelley, she threw him out and banned him from seeing Simon. Peter later signed up to join the Navy and left. The three of them currently live together at 1 Coronation Street. Peter Barlow is the son of Ken and Valerie Barlow, father of Simon Barlow and ex-husband of Carla Connor and Leanne Battersby. He denies being responsible and is released on bail. Peter and his twin sister Susan were five years old when their mother Val was killed by an electric shock in 1971. In 2018, Peter and Toyah are delighted when they are informed that their surrogate has fallen pregnant with their baby, however Toyah later decides not to tell Peter when she learns that the surrogate has miscarried. Peter is devastated when Tina is found seriously injured and hospitalised. Peter returned in December 2000 after leaving the Navy and the collapse of his marriage to Jessica Midgeley, who left him for another man. ", In December 2008, Gascoyne revealed that an upcoming storyline would see Peter enter a rehabilitation facility for his alcohol dependence. Peter Barlow is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, played by Chris Gascoyne since 2000. It is teased that Peter ends up buying a bottle of alcohol after the attack. It's hard because she finds herself weakening whenever Peter is around. 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. 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. Gascoyne has played the character the longest since Peter's reintroduction as a regular in 2000. 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. In September 2010, it was reported that Carla Connor (Alison King) would fall for Peter.  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. Unfortunately for Tina, she'll find herself in a place where both Tracy and Carla have reasons to hate her! 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.  Leanne and Peter's wedding day is coming closer, and Leanne is still having an affair with Nick. Tina was later viciously attacked by Rob and later died in hospital, and Peter became a prime suspect. 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. Peter Mills wrote 86 episodes of Coronation Street between September 1997 and March 2004.He has also penned episodes of Taggart, Heartbeat and Casualty.. Around the same time, Dormer emigrated to Canada with his family. His stints have also involved the character in major storylines. Peter opens up to Adam about his and Carla's problems whilst Steve and Tracy discuss the possibility of selling both Street Cars and Preston’s Petals. Roache is the son of William Roache, who played Peter's father Ken. He rejected Ken's help and insisted on moving back to the flat, taking a lot of his frustration out on Leanne. Peter later finds Jim's stash in the prison kitchen, drinks it all and is hospitalised. " Michelle Keegan revealed that Tina's fling with Peter could be her most passionate relationship yet. Lucy told Peter that she and Simon would emigrate to Australia alone, threatening to expose his crime if he contested her decision. Peter became involved in a bigamy storyline when he married Rovers barmaid Shelley Unwin (Sally Lindsay) and florist Lucy Richards (Katy Carmichael). He sells The Rovers to Johnny (Richard Hawley) and Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews) and moves back in with Ken. When Carla was raped by her business partner and fiancé Frank Foster after calling off the wedding, Peter had beaten him up but was then charged and released. Gascoyne left the role in 2003 and returned in 2007 for a brief stint before returning full-time in 2008. At the same time, Carla's brother Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) visits Tina and begs her not to tell Carla about the affair but Tina refuses and following a confrontation, falls from the balcony of the builder's yard. Carla informs Peter that she is pregnant, and on the same day Tina also tells Peter that she might be pregnant. He continued to make recurring appearances in the show over the next few decades, and wasn't a regular character again until December 2000. Carla eventually discovers that Rob is the killer and reports him to the police. Despite this, Peter is found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of fifteen years before he can apply for parole. 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. In November, The Joinery opened and Carla became drunk before driving her car home. Peter briefly returned to attend stepmother Deirdre's funeral and briefly sees his ex-wife Carla, before leaving once again. First appearance Peter pulled himself together following his departure and got himself a flat and a job at a bookmaker's shop. Coronation Street Spoilers: Peter Barlow Hospitalized. Most of the actors were nice, but some weren't. When she comes round and threatens Rob, he attacks her with a metal pipe. He was apparently sympathetic towards Leanne's situation, blaming himself for the way Simon had turned out. He's stubborn and resents people telling him what to do. Lucy, unknown to Peter, hired his stepsister, Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford), to work for her, covering her maternity leave. He was attacked by Charlie, who thought Peter was Tracy's lover, and within a week Tracy had murdered Charlie. Leanne left him, and Weatherfield, to live in Leeds. Tina later dies of her injuries and Peter finds out when he comes into the pub drunk and begs Carla for another chance. Peter assured his father that he would deal with Rob, as Ken was also mistrustful of him. When Leanne asked where he kept going off to, Peter told her that he was supporting a man from AA named Carl. In prison, Peter discovers that Jim McDonald (Charles Lawson), who is serving a sentence in the same prison for armed robbery, is running an illegal alcohol side venture; hence his nickname "the Landlord". I think he almost sees a younger Carla in her. Subscribe now for more! 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. These events happened on screen in November 2010. ", "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. Weatherfield As he arrives back he finds Carla curled up on the floor of the caffe. They return a few months later and after Carla gifts her shares to the staff and she takes a job at the Bestro. In July 2016, it was announced that Peter would be returning as a regular character and he returned on 17 October 2016. Due to Peter's ongoing rehabilitation, plans for the bar were abandoned. 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). 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. Peter returns to Weatherfield after Ken contacts him in regards to Tracy's stormy relationship with her boyfriend, Charlie Stubbs (Bill Ward). Ken accepted as he thought it would be best. Coronation Street spoilers reveal that in Weatherfield we just went through a devastating medical storyline with Oliver Battersby (Jeremiah and Emmanuel Cheetham), which ended with the little boy’s death. Coronation Street reveals tragic new scenes for Peter Barlow in 23 spoiler pictures. She didn't like children and really scared me.". His storylines from 2008 to 2013 included an alcohol addiction, struggling to raise Simon, marrying Leanne Battersby, temporarily being confined to a wheelchair (as part of the show's 50th anniversary special which included a live episode) and an affair with Carla Connor, whom he later married. To the annoyance of his dad he returns sooner and moves back to Roy’s with Carla when she is found but after she attempts to through herself off the fire escapes he and Simon go to Carlisle whilst she receives professional help. Peter Barlow and his family could be set for tragedy this Christmas as he is told he's dying of liver failure on Coronation Street.. PETER Barlow will turn to the bottle next week in Coronation Street after he’s injured in a horrifying carjacking. That night, Peter arrived back home at 1 am to a suspicious Ken.  Gascoyne made his first appearance in the role during the 40th anniversary live episode airing on 8 December 2000. George tried to use the alcoholism against Peter to get custody of Simon for himself. Valerie Barlow Speaking to TV Times about the story, Keegan explained: "Peter had never been on Tina's radar, but suddenly she feels completely out of control. They had the blessing, where Peter found out about Nick, and then her mother turned up and they argued over that, then she got pregnant and had about half an episode of happiness, and then she lost her baby. Peter also sleeps with Abi Franklin (Sally Carman) and supports Carla after the factory collapses after it is sabotaged by builder Gary Windass (Mikey North), which sees Carla blamed for the death of Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia).  It was reported that the pair apparently grow closer as Peter helps Carla overcome her boozing and comes to her aid when she is arrested for drink driving. In the time leading up to Tracy's trial he stayed in Weatherfield and enjoyed a short relationship with Maria Sutherland. Peter leaves and decides to come clean to Carla about the affair before Tina can tell her. Peter's destructive behaviour continued when he made Tina McIntyre his mistress, causing Carla to miscarry their baby when she found out. Carla then realises that Peter is innocent if he genuinely believed her to be guilty. Peter is arrested after his fingerprints are discovered on the bracelet, after he had moved it into the kitchen. When Leanne returns, she fights Peter for custody of Simon and Leanne eventually wins a residency order, at the same time reconciling with Nick. Peter found it difficult to cope with the responsibility of fatherhood and started drinking to take the pressure off. In 1978, Peter returned again to Coronation Street, presumably this time to stay with Ken. Leanne finds out about the affair but offers to forgive him and try to work on fixing their marriage but Peter tells her that he loves Carla. 2014: Peter ends up in hospital with alcohol poisoning. She's never felt like this about anyone before. Lucy dies from ovarian cancer and Peter is given custody of five-year-old Simon (now played by Alex Bain). That happens a lot with Ken. 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. 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. A broken-hearted Peter left the country with Carla and a few months later, Peter and Leanne were divorced. Peter returned to Weatherfield in 2016 as Ken's health began to fail. Tina's pregnancy scare is later discovered to be a false alarm and Peter vows to stand by Carla and raise their child. , Fictional character from Coronation Street, "Coronation Street producer on Tony story: 'He's a man with an edge, "Coronation Street star Chris Gascoyne to return as Peter Barlow for Deirdre's funeral", "The soaps' lost children; HOW YOUNG STARS COPED WHEN AXE FELL ON FAME", "Jane and Masood, Lydia's lamped and Leanne leaves", "Soap Insight: Corrie's Leanne and Peter reunite? PETER Barlow will be killed off if he relapses once more in Coronation Street, star Chris Gascoyne has revealed. Violet Carson, who played Ena Sharples, was very grumpy. Peter and Eugene's cell was later trashed as a warning. Gascoyne made his first appearance in the role during the 40th anniversary live episodeairing on 8 December 2000. Having that break made me realise I can do the same job and still be happy. In 2008, Lucy died and left all of her money to Peter on the condition that he brought up Simon. Residence I'd like to do other stuff. Ken returned to Weatherfield and assured Peter that he didn't think he was guilty, which helped to reassure him. He was visited by Simon and Leanne and broke the news to his son that he had been offered a job with a charter boat company in Antigua for six months. Discharged from the Navy, by 2002 Peter had built up a good life for himself in Weatherfield as owner of Barlow's Bookies and fiancé of Rovers landlady Shelley Unwin. Despite having a stint of nearly five years, the twins were never credited in their roles. In 1971, when Peter and Susan were six, Ken and Val planned to take them to Jamaica as Ken was offered a teaching post there, and it would be a new life for them. Leanne told Peter that she now knew that "Carl" was Carla. 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. Peter was rushed to Weatherfield General in critical condition but managed to pull through. 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. He made up with Steve and begged Carla for forgiveness but she refused to take him back. 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. Jessica Midgeley (1990)Lucy Richards (2003)Shelley Unwin (2003, bigamous)Leanne Battersby (2010) Carla Connor (2013) 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. Peter later met florist, Lucy Richards (Katy Carmichael), while buying flowers for Shelley. 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 was upset and wanted to leave with him, but Peter said they could always keep in touch and visit. When she fell pregnant, he married her, despite still being engaged. 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". Tracy later kills Charlie, supposedly in self-defence, and Peter decides to stay when she is charged with murder. However, to no surprise, Peter was a no show, leaving Simon bitter. ", "Corrie's Jane and Chris survey their 'rocky' year", "Corrie's Ken Barlow 'catches pair in bed, "Peter Barlow to discover Leanne's affair? After a fling with Michelle Connor, he resumed his relationship with Leanne when he persuaded her to come back to him in September. Peter (Chris Gascoyne) has been diagnosed with liver failure after years of alcohol abuse, leading to serious fears for his future. CORONATION Street fans are heartbroken after Peter Barlow decided to reject all potential ways to save his life.  An insider commented: "Leanne is wracked with guilt over the affair," a source told the paper. Community content is available under. Gascoyne reprised the role again a few months later in July 2015 for a couple of episodes which was part of a farewell storyline for Deirdre Barlow after the real-life passing of the actress Anne Kirkbride in January 2015. 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