Saturday, 29 June 2013

Corrie A-Z: J is for Jailbirds

I don’t think any street in Britain has as many jailbirds as Coronation Street!
 
From Jed Stone to Jim McDonald and from Deirdre Rachid to Gail McIntyre, countless residents over the years have been behind bars – some justifiably but others innocently.
 
Upstanding resident Ken Barlow spent a night in the cells for protesting against the Vietnam war in 1967; Len Fairclough spent the night for being drunk in 1978 and cost him his council seat; Dennis Tanner has been in and out of prison over the years; Steve McDonald served two short prison sentences in the 1990s; Rita Sullivan spent the night in the cells for contempt of court; David Platt and Graeme Proctor have been in a young offenders’ institution; John Stape was in jail for kidnapping Rosie Webster; while do-gooder Hayley Cropper was jailed for kidnapping.
 
Tracy Barlow (much loved on this blog!) spent three years in prison for murdering Charlie Stubbs while Jim McDonald has been in HMP for the manslaughter of Jez Quigley, being on the run and attempted robbery! Not bad eh?
 
The most famous jailbird has to be poor Deirdre “I didn’t do any of it!” Rachid, who was wrongly jailed for fraud, thanks to her evil boyfriend Jon Lindsay in 1998. The campaign to ‘Free the Weatherfield One’ led to even PM Tony Blair asking for Deirdre to be freed – and that’s what happened! Producers have always claimed that was the original storyline, but who knows?
 
Can you think of any other Corrie jailbirds?
 
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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tyrone! And Kirsty.

Tvor said...

I believe Becky was a regular guest and Kelly Crabtree was in at least once because that's where she met Becky.

Dilly Daydream said...

Fizz has seen the insides of a jail cell.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Eddie Yeats in jail at some time or other before he moved in with the Ogdens? I seem to remember he was a friend of Jed Stone.

Clinkers (David) said...

Ray Langton was borstal boy which means mother, father and daughter Langton have all been banged up!

Flo said...

How could we forget Tony Gordon!

Rhonda said...

Wasn't Angela Harris (wife of late garage worker Tommy Harris) in prison for his murder?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Kevin Webster spend time in prison for assaulting John Stape?

Anonymous said...

Les Battersby had been in prison before the family moved to the street.

And let's not forget Terry Duckworth.

Billy Niblick said...

Did Deirdre ever get compensated for her wrongful imprisonment?



Anonymous said...

Carla's brother Rob learned all his business skills in prison, we're supposed to believe (things like fiddling the books and stealing from relatives)!

Janice. said...

Lest we forget, Karen MacDonald is in prison for torching Tracy's vehicle. (Why, O why wasn't Tracy in it at the time).

Meeshell Fooko said...

Emily was in prison for cooking meth, don't forget!

Anonymous said...

David & Graeme shared a room in the young offenders unit.

Anonymous said...

Peter for murder of Tina but we all know it was Rob,

John Pitt said...

Dennis (the biker ) with Les Battersby - before he got released and nicked his missus!

John Pitt said...

Oh, and Maria!

John Pitt said...

I remembered a few more - Janice Battersby, Joe Carter, Jackie Dobbs and, of course, Anna Windass!

John Pitt said...

4 more! - Gary Windass, Clayton Hibbs (Shona's son) and Seb & Abi Franklin!

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