Sunday, 5 March 2017

More Barlow babies required on Coronation Street

Another great guest blog post from Coronation Street fan Rob Coates. 

Rob his on twitter @abfabrobcoates

And now, it's over to Rob...

"Is it just me who believes the Barlow gene should always be a part of Corrie?

With Sinead's latest pregnancy news, the possible patter of tiny feet on the cobbles is good news. Because we need the Barlow name to stick around. And the way to do that is by more Barlows being born.

As the years go on, it's becoming less and less likely that Tracy will have another child. Not impossible, but more unlikely. And she's not really a Barlow, anyway. She's a Langton. Which, of course, means that Amy is a Langton/McDonald. So Amy's future off-spring are useless in this argument!


Luckily we have good old Peter who probably can't work the zip in his jeans, having never had the need to keep his pants on for longer than five minutes in any given day. Which is good news for the Barlow gene as there are countless possibilities in the future for some random women to turn up in Weatherfield claiming that at some point in the past, they slept with and got pregnant by our Peter. Meaning the Barlow name could live on.

Then there's Adam Barlow. Surely he will leave a few women alone and pregnant after a night of passion. Meaning we could also end up with a Peter-type situation with Adam. And to think the male biological influence on Adam was the Baldwin gene. Seems as though the Barlow and Baldwin genes aren't that different after all. Who knew?

We also have Simon. A true Barlow. He will have plenty of opportunity to sow the Barlow gene in years to come. And judging by the past actions of Sarah-Lou or Faye, he may not have long to wait.


Although the forgotten Lawrence Cunningham has the Barlow gene, he's now in his late 50s and so the possibility of him having more children seem similar to Tracy's chances.

Lawrence, of course, already has a son bearing the Barlow gene, James. But as James is gay, the chances of James becoming the father of a Barlow child might be slimmer. There are various options open to him, such as artificial insemination, should he so choose. Only time will tell. And that's if anyone actually remembers that he exists.

We might remember that Ken had a brother - David, who did have a son - Darren. However, both were killed off in an off-screen car crash in the early seventies.  


So it's all down to Ken's kids. Let's hope that Sinead and Daniel have their baby so that the Barlow name and gene can live on.

With thanks for this guest blog post from Coronation Street fan Rob Coates. 
Follow Rob on twitter @abfabrobcoates

Fancy writing a guest blog post for us? All details here!

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


Coronation Street Blog - the book!
A must for all Corrie fans.



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

10 comments:

Jonathan Middleton said...

Exactly Tracy was adapted by Ken and as far as she's concerned he's her dad.

Pat said...

In what way was she adapted, I'd be interested to know what changes he made!

Maricha said...

I see the point you're making but I'm assuming that by the Barlow gene you want more Ken-like characters to be on the street. If so, only Daniel fits the bill and I doubt having a kid with Sinead will perpetuate the bookish, snooty personality.
The others are Barlows in name only as far as behavior is concerned no matter how genetically Barlow they are. They should have been written differently but I can't see Ken's influence on any of them except, perhaps, for making Peter and Tracy feel it's OK to be unreliable parents as long as you mean well.

Louby said...

Love your description of Peter, Rob!

I know Tracy is now 40, but maybe a few more years of child bearing possibilities? I agree, the Barlow name should live on!

It's a shame there are no Duckworths any more. Terry is still out there somewhere, although I wouldn't really want to see him return. Paul must have finished his jail sentence for burning down Leandro's years ago, Tommy could come back with a different head, and Brad must be an adult by now surely? But there's probably not enough reason for any of them to return.

Rob Coates said...

I wasn't referring to Ken-type characters, just Barlow's in general. It's the only family to have made it through the full 757 year run, so it feels only right for them to stay on n the show. Rob C. x

Rob Coates said...

57, not 757, hahahaha x

Maricha said...

Ah! In that case, it's a safe bet that Peter will have more and that Daniel and Simon will have kids. I can't see the name disappearing anytime soon.

David the Wavid said...

No to introducing new kids just for the sake of it. Big names like Walker, Baldwin and Duckworth are now consigned to history but that doesn't mean those characters didn't leave a legacy.

Cobblestone said...

As far as perpetuating the Barlow name is concerned, Daniel is a non-starter as he uses his mother's name, Osbourne (despite Ken raising him for the first couple of years of his life.) He could change it, I suppose, but I'd be interested to see the circumstances that would prompt him to do so.

Rebecca Irvine said...

Adopted lol

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