Monday, 17 October 2016

Ken Barlow - will he live or die?

Well, that was a shock!  Poor Ken!  Just when we get the lovely Peter Barlow back on Coronation Street, Ken collapses.  But will he survive?

I guess Ken's stroke heralds the reason for the return of Ken's son Daniel Osbourne and his grandson Adam Barlow. But are they coming back to see Ken in hospital, or for his funeral?  Corrie wouldn't kill off King Ken, though, would they?

Or would they?

What do you think?

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net


NEW!
Coronation Street: The Official Colouring Book
Available now!



Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

21 comments:

Louby said...

I didn't see that coming! I think I'm so used to being told what is going to happen, to have something unexpected is quite a shock! I can't believe they would kill Ken off though.

Two brilliant episodes tonight.

conor wilson said...

Brilliant viewing! Reiterates my point that shock stories are so much better! I'm so glad I didn't know that was coming! Poor Ken!

Lily Bigfield said...

Back on 11th October, I had wondered in a comment to another post if the reason the Barlow boys were returning would be if they were going to kill Ken off. Now I don't feel that will happen - at least not yet. I hope not.

Rebecca said...

Ken's death might even be a contributing factor to Toyah's return. Seems to me he was tutoring her when she was a teenager and they grew pretty close. Interesting twist...

Anonymous said...

Sorry to go a bit off piste, but apparently Ken is going to announce the death of Hilda Ogden in a later episode, so no death just yet

Sophie Bird said...

I can't imagine Coronation Street without Ken. It was a bit ridiculous that he booked an 8 week holiday for the next day. However, this is the street where people leave on a bus or in a taxi with all their lifetime possessions with barely a day's notice. It's very nice to have swoonsome Peter back.

Sophie Bird said...

I can't imagine Coronation Street without Ken. It was a bit ridiculous that he booked an 8 week holiday for the next day. However, this is the street where people leave on a bus or in a taxi with all their lifetime possessions with barely a day's notice. It's very nice to have swoonsome Peter back.

coconno196 said...

It would make sense to kill Ken off if Bill Roache wants to retire, but they can get better storylines about his being disabled, or how long his recovery takes. I can't see Tracey as much of a carer, but Adam owes his grandad for spending all those months in Canada.

Joseph said...

Hmm. Put it this way, if they actually went through with killing Ken off, that would make for a very interesting message to the viewers. A sort of 'no one is safe' sort of thing. And quite honestly I'm not even fully against the idea. In fact I quite like the idea of Peter taking on the role of Barlow family patriarch now with all his personal problems.

I'm cautiously intrigued...

Anonymous said...

He doesn't die! See anon 22.06

Ancient corrier said...

Oh my! I had heard earlier today that Ken was going to have a stroke but I didn't think it would be so soon. Helen Worth let it slip on 'this morning'
Bill Roach always said he would stay to the bitter end, but that was when he was younger.
If the prospect of five episodes a week doesn't appeal to him then maybe he has decided to retire.
For the first time in ages I'm glued, and can't wait to see what happens. I'm beginning to enjoy Corrie again.

Anonymous said...

Good job for the new producer....did not see that coming. If Ken died it would certainly put fear in the cast....if Roache ain't safe...ain't nobody safe. lol

Anonymous said...

Wow what a shock. Too bad Helen had to blow it this morning but mistakes happen....

...HOWEVER I can't help but feel more excited as the episodes come and go - Corrie is starting to get better. Like other comments, I'm actually glued to it again and look forward to the next Episode.

It took a couple of producers to do this for me so well done Kate! Really liking this direction!

Anonymous said...

T there's an article in The Mirror online with Bill speaking himself who confirms Ken doesn't die and makes a recovery.

Tim said...

So the actors still can't keep their mouths shut and just let us find out the outcomes from actually watching the programme.

Anonymous said...

Well it stops all the second guessing and hearsay that's rife at the moment, e.g. Will David survive? Is Amy Steve's daughter? Is Peter the father of Leanne's baby? Some of the suggestions are getting really far fetched

Anonymous said...

If Amy was not Steve's daughter Tracy would not have cared about the genetic testing. If Peter was the father of Leanne's baby she would not have lied about it....Simon would have been delighted. Jack P Sheppard has no plans to leave the show. So.....
Tonight's episode was fantastic and I was shocked by the end with Ken. Good acting all around.

Cobblestone said...

Tim, don't blame the actors. The producers send them onto these programmes to promote the show and current storylines. It must get confusing for them trying to remember which details they can and can't reveal. Better all round, I think - and the reaction to last night's surprise on this blog seems to bear this out - if there are minimal spoilers.

Anonymous said...

And what point are you making exactly? My point was, no spoilers creates an unnecessary rumour mill, hence the examples I used. I wasn't expecting an explanation into each scenario I used. I didn't think anything into these rumours anyway, but despite some people saying to the contrary, these rumours still persist. Spoilers or rumour mill? I don't know

Tvor said...

I never had any doubts that Ken will survive. If William Roache was leaving the show, they certainly wouldn't spring it on fans like that. They just wouldn't. Same with Jack P Shepherd. But I think it's a good storyline, seeing Ken struggle with his recovery adn bringing all the Barlow boys back together. Should be some interesting dynamics.

abbyk said...

I am sooooo glad I stayed away from the blog and other sources until seeing after Monday's ep. This was so much better spoiler free and reduced. Even though we knew about the cellar trick, that's going to be a character driven story at which JPS should excel. It will be about his reaction and how the family dynamic changes. We knew Peter would be back and have to face the music. Again, character driven, so the plotting isn't key. Ken having a stroke, however, was a stroke of genius -- total shock after we were happy that he was finally going to live out a dream. Wait a second, this is Ken Barlow, the poster child of dashed dreams. Should have known something would happen to destroy his plans. Wouldn't have guessed this. Come on, Wednesday.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Our Top 10 Blog Posts in last 7 days (automatically updated)

Click on a name to find out more about your Corrie favourites!

adam barlow aidan connor alan halsall alex bain alexander bain alison king alison sinclair all about soap awards alma baldwin amy barlow amy kelly andrea beckett andy whyment anna windass antony cotton audrey roberts awards baby Oliver barbara knox barlows battleaxes becky mcdonald behind the scenes ben price ben tagoe bet gilroy bet lynch beth tinker bethany platt betty driver betty turpin betty williams betty's hotpot bev callard beverley callard bill roache billy mayhew billy the vicar blanche hunt brian packham brooke vincent bruno langley can i visit the coronation street set Canada canadian coronation street fans carla connor Cath Tyldesley catherine tyldesley cathy matthews celebrities on coronation street characters joining coronation street characters leaving coronation street cherylee houston chesney brown chris gascoyne chris harper claire king classic corrie clothes worn on coronation street colson smith competition connor mcintyre conversation street coronation street coronation street art coronation street babies Coronation Street Blog - the book coronation street cartoons coronation street fan events coronation street fan of the week coronation street fans coronation street funerals coronation street history coronation street in canada coronation street look-a-like coronation street map coronation street men coronation street merchandise coronation street news coronation street preview coronation street spoilers coronation street weekly update coronation street weekly updates coronation street writers craig tinker damon alexis-rochefort damon rochefort daniel brocklebank daran little david neilson david platt debbie oates debbie rush debbie webster deirdre barlow deirdre hunt denise osbourne derek griffiths dev alahan eileen derbyshire eileen grimshaw Elle Mulvaney ellie leach ellie-louise leach elsie tanner emily bishop emily nugent ena sharples erica stewart exclusive interview exercise dvds famous people who have been in corrie fat brenda favourite females favourite males faye windass feckless fellas in coronation street filming locations filming mistakes fiz brown fiz stape florizel street flying ducks gail rodwell gary windass gary's army diaries gay and lesbians gay men in coronation street gay men in soaps gay women in soaps granada manchester coronation street set granada studios gurn of the week helen flanagan helen worth hilda ogden hilda ogden's curlers Hope Stape hot pot how to contact coronation street inside soap inside soap magazine izzy armstrong jack p shepherd Jack P. Shepherd jane danson jean alexander jennie mcalpine jigsaw jimmi harkishin job vacancies at coronation street joe duttine johnny connor jonathan harvey julie goodyear julie hesmondhalgh kabin kate fitzgerald kate ford katherine kelly kathy jones katie mcglynn ken barlow kev webster kevin webster kieran roberts kirk sutherland kylie platt kylie turner kym marsh leanne barlow leanne battersby leanne tilsley liam bairstow lily platt lisa george liz mcdonald lloyd mullaney Lucy Fallon luke britton maggie jones malcolm hebden manchester tart marc baylis maria connor mark llewellin martin sterling mary taylor matriachs maxine's bench michael le vell michelle connor mikey north mikey north miley windass minnie caldwell mothers on the cobbles music in the rovers nathan curtis new set new zealand newton and ridley nick tilsley nick's bistro nigel pivaro no.1 Coronation Street no.11 coronation street no.13 coronation street no.3 coronation street no.5 coronation street no.6 coronation street no.7 coronation street no.9 coronation street norris cole norris cole's brother nuttalls brewery odd side of the street official coronation street website oldham coliseum oliver battersby on location opening titles original cast our blog is the best blog in the world outside broadcast paper boys paper girls pat phelan pat phoenix patti claire patti clare paula lane peter barlow peter gunn pets on coronation street pictures of the coronation street set pigeons pillars of the community platt family plot holes props qasim akhtar quay street returning characters rita fairclough rita littlewood rita sullivan rita tanner road to coronation street rob donovan rob mallard romanian holiday rosamund street rosie webster rovers bosses rovers fire rovers return rovers return barmaids rovers return fire rovers return landlady roy and hayley roy cropper roy's rolls roys rolls ryan thomas sair khan sally webster sally and tim sally dynevor sally dyvenor Sally Metcalfe sally webster sally whittaker sam aston samia ghadie samia longchambon sarah platt Sarah-Louise Platt schmeichel sean tully shayne ward shelley king simon barlow simon crowther simon gregson sinead tinker six episodes per week sophie webster special effects speculation spin-off spoilers state of the street steve mcdonald storyline speculation storylines streetcars sue cleaver sue johnston sue nicholls susan barlow susan oudot sylvia cropper sylvia goodwin terry duckworth the corrie years the kabin the Nazirs the newspaper boy the road to coronation street through the years tim metcalfe tina o'bren tina o'brien Tina O’Brien tiricia hopkins todd grimshaw tony warren Tony Warren inspiration tours of coronation street toyah battersby tracy barlow trafford set tram crash tricia hopkins tyrone dobbs underworld underworld sign unofficial book unofficial merchandise unseen characters viaduct street victoria court fire vip bloggers walking tours watch coronation street online weatherfield weatherfield arms weatherfield council weatherfield county weatherfield county football club weatherfield fire station weatherfield gazette weatherfield haulage Weatherfield high Weatherfield Open Days weatherfield style weatherfield wayfarer websters' autos wedding wedding dress weddings weekly awards weekly update where have you seen william roache William Roache Interview window cleaners writers for soaps Yasmeen nazir zeedan nazir