"[132], In 2009, viewers complained to ITV as well as the media regulator Ofcom after Coronation Street broadcast scenes in which Ken made derogatory comments about Christianity. "[104] Mike was shown to get revenge on Ken, though it took a further four years before he could do so on-screen. He was born September 16, 1927 in Braxton County, WV, the son of the late John F. Thomas, Sr. and Gladys Hoffmann Thomas. Denise plays heavily on the fact that she is the mother, while Ken [claims] that he is back in a relationship with his ex-wife Deirdre. [49][58], During Anne Kirkbride's lifetime, Roache was complimentary about Ken and Deirdre, as well as about Kirkbride—whom, he stated, he loved as much as Ken loved Deirdre—with this love explaining why Ken always ended up returning to her. [104] Of the confrontation, Briggs has said, "It was a classic â€“ Baldwin getting it in his own territory, the factory. [67] Roache revealed that Ken is not thinking about having an affair with Martha, but he is "captivated" by her, and does have feelings for her. [13], According to writer Daran Little, Roache was partly responsible for the name of the street where the soap is set, Coronation Street, which also serves as the programme's title. I've lost count of romances I've had in the show, not to mention the four weddings. "[64] When Denise was awarded custody, she left Coronation Street and Ken lost contact with his son. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. "[19], Ken's political stance is left-liberal. [46] One such row, which followed Ken's discovery of Janet's plans to send the twins to boarding school, was later used as an exercise in drama schools, which Roache deemed "a nice compliment to everyone involved in creating the moment. Ken is fearful that his son iss going to die, and this almost happens when Peter goes into cardiac arrest, after marrying Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) on his hospital bed; However, Peter survives. "[31], Ken's many relationships have been marred by infidelities. [12] Roache originally earned £10 per episode, compared to the £3,000 per episode that he earned in 2010. "[39], Ken and Valerie's marriage came to an untimely end in 1971. [115] Harvey has suggested that when he researched the play, in the top five storylines for each of the 50 years of Coronation Street, three characters regularly featured—Ken, Deirdre and Gail Platt. [106] The pair resolved to put the past behind them; it was a temporary reprieve. He has always liked to see himself as a big fish in a small pond, with his steely, domineering manner and feeling of superior intellect. In one storyline, Ken had to start looking after the children more frequently, but he grew bored and would often leave them unattended. This responsibility led to a two-year quarrel with his co-star Pat Phoenix, when she insisted that her character, Elsie Tanner, undermine Ken in an argument. [50] The storyline was devised in 1982. "[71] Ken and Martha's romance was later depicted in the Coronation Street musical, Corrie!. The storyline has been called a turning point for Ken—when he realised he belonged in Coronation Street and had to help the community and Albert alike. [7], Spiritual enlightenment and a desire for self-improvement led Roache to consider quitting the series in the early 1970s, as he struggled with being in "the most ego-driven profession there is". [123] In November 2010, Ken surpassed Bob Hughes (Don Hastings) from US soap opera As the World Turns to become the longest-serving soap opera actor. You start to wonder about your own ability to remember lines and act in the way you had, which can be very damaging. He changed from teacher to newspaper owner, through various jobs, but threw that away too. When he rejects her, she commits suicide by taking an overdose. Ken Perkins has owned and operated the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham for 35 years. In December 2010, Peter is caught up in the Joinery Bar gas leak explosion, which results in an unforgettable tram crash as the explosion severs the tramline above. Ken Barlow is one of the twenty-two original Coronation Street characters devised by series creator Tony Warren. He was born March 18, 1968 in Cincinnati to Robert W. and Bonnie (nee Maier) Cook, Sr. Bob is survived by his loving wife Mendy C View Details | Send Flowers He believes that Ken was thereafter included in "much stronger stuff" as a result, including a storyline in which Deirdre had an affair with his rival, Mike Baldwin (Briggs). Ken Barlow was played by Simon Chadwick in the production. He tries to help but is pushed away. [67] When asked if Ken mentions Deirdre, Roache said "Er... no. It was very old-fashioned in many ways, but he could never see it that way and it was often left to the women he had relationships with to remind him of that trait in his character. "[7], Roache inferred that the writers no longer knew how to utilise Ken. [63] The character returned in the winter of 1996, for the last part of her storyline, Black having decided to quit the role. [60], The Official Coronation Street Annual 1997 has described Ken and Denise as a "mis-matched pair" who were never destined to spend their lives together. When she is dumped by Mike in favour of Jackie Ingram (Shirin Taylor), she starts seeing Ken. Ben East of The Stage said the romance was "genuinely funny". [66] Ken meets Martha by the canal while he is walking his dog, Eccles. "[52] Watson believes that actors often feel "disturbed and uncomfortable" at the prospect of what their character will experience. It was just like an idea that was shoved in. She had plans for them to move away from the Street and into a bigger house, and went along with the idea Ken had of getting the twins back to live with them, while all along having no intention of sharing a home with his kids. He recovers from his injuries in hospital. Aden L. Yutzy, age 82, of West Union, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020. [7][10] His agent convinced him to take it, as it would enhance his exposure around the broadcast of Marking Time. Others included Julie Goodyear, Kevin Kennedy and Brian Capron (who played Bet Gilroy, Curly Watts and Richard Hillman respectively). In March 2017, Coronation Street centred a "whodunit" storyline around the character, in which Ken is pushed down the stairs by an unknown assailant; the storyline was dubbed "Who Attacked Ken?". [100], Television researcher Helena Robson has discussed the appeal of soap operas, and suggests that "many soap stories are never finally resolved and conflicts between characters may run throughout the programme's history". He was born on August 23, 1938, in Cincinnati the son of the late Paul and Earmine (nee Roland) Loggains. It was only a brief return; once Denise's advances towards Ken were rejected, Denise was written out again. In 2011, ITV filmed a spin-off, web-based series featuring Ken and Deirdre, entitled Ken and Deirdre's Bedtime Stories. Valerie accused him of attempted murder on one occasion when a small house fire occurred â€“ with the twins trapped inside. [71] The actor said, "I thought it was great last year having a girlfriend, especially at my age. In being portrayed as both moralistic and a political activist, he differed from the other characters in the soap opera, predominantly working-class like himself. it soon became clear that the marriage was not going to be a happy one, and Janet was no Val. Kenneth "Ken" Barlow is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera Coronation Street, played by William Roache.Barlow was created by Tony Warren as one of Coronation Street ' s original characters, and December 2020 marked Ken's 60th anniversary onscreen. But you don't want a happy family in the Street. "[110], In March 2017, Ken was at the centre of a "whodunit" storyline which saw an unknown assailant push him down the stairs of his house after striking him over the head with a blunt object. Roache added in regard to Ken, "If people find someone who has had 23 girlfriends and three wives boring, that's fine by me. [95], In 2010, it was announced that Roache's own children, Linus and James, would be joining the cast. [7] A potential storyline was devised in which Ken and his then wife Valerie would move to Australia. [82], Ken was bored with looking after the children, Peter and Susan, before Valerie's death. James was born on April 3, 1935 in Hamilton, Ohio to Jacob & Ruth (Schwab) Westrick. Relations are once again strained between Ken and Deirdre. [44] Their relationship featured various affairs, break-ups and reunions over the years. Moran added that Ken "refused to go along with the last half century's stress on consumer aspiration and meritocratic elitism", but added that by modern standards, "Ken has wasted his education and his life. In the final scenes, a disorientated and dying Mike was found wandering the streets by Ken, and as Ken cradled Mike in his arms, the rivals talked about old times before Mike died, signifying the end of their 20-year feud. Valerie leaves when she finds out but is later persuaded to return. [136] Holy Soap suggested that Ken being labelled a gigolo in the local newspaper after his client, Babs, died halfway through eating her meal, was his most memorable moment. In fact, he is one of the characters about whom audiences would tend to want to warn any female characters to 'stay away, it'll end in tears'". She is available to conduct funerals and memorial services by request. For most of Mike's life, it was his battles with Ken that kept him going. Peter is released from prison but makes the decision to leave the street, as he has hardly anything keeping him around, which hurts Simon. [citation needed], By 1984, following the departures of original characters Annie Walker, Albert Tatlock, Len Fairclough and Elsie Tanner, Ken was the only character from the original cast who remained in the serial. The series was created by Stu Silver. [133] The Guardian columnist Nancy Banks-Smith spoke highly of Ken's affair with Martha Fraser in 2009, calling it "a muted ingenious storyline". [7] In 2010, Roache said, "[Ken] was beginning to look very ordinary and quite nerdy, and that in turn had a knock-on effect for me, because I started to lose confidence as an actor. The trouble is that like any other human being he is flawed: we all are. [9], Roache was initially offered the role of Ken on a thirteen-episode, six-week contract. Denise doesn't mean to cause so much pain. I shall miss those terribly. Both Ken and Mike will miss the bust-ups. On Ken, she stated: "another heavily plagiarised Corrie stalwart is Ken Barlow, who as 'resident intellectual' has been looking down his nose at the proletariat since 1960. He was born November 30, 1941 in Buckhorn, KY to the late Boyd and Mona (nee Bowling). [20] Roache concurs that Ken obviously had higher aspirations than "being stuck in Coronation Street", but notes that "he was also portrayed as a nice young guy who was happy to help out if he could. "[7], The storyline was described as the most volatile and explosive in the programme's history. "[19] Moran suggested that Ken has led "what Hoggart once called a 'carousel life', a life not of the upward trajectory of the professional career but of living from year to year and taking whatever job turns up." However, other suspects such as Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney), Simon Barlow (Alex Bain), Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) and Chloe Tipton (Jo-Anne Knowles) were later added into the frame. Susan has a son named Lawrence (Linus Roache), who turns out to be Ken's child. When Albert revealed he could not pay his bills on his pension, Ken opted to stay. "[125], Ken has a reputation for being boring. He felt that it may be a common assumption that Roache is merely playing himself on-screen; this notion diminishes a "rather remarkable acting performance". He was born on August 15, 1978, in Cincinnati the son of Michael and Nancy (nee Ruhl) Schwab. "[32] ITV publicity referred to the number of relationships and flings he has had, stating "This could take a while ... Ken has had more girlfriends than most of the Street's male residents put together. By Ken Webster jr Jan 5, 2021. Producer Maire Tracey said, "The fact that Mike dies in Ken's arms says it all. [119], A parody song written about the character, entitled "Ken! Twins Peter (Robert Heanue) and Susan (Katie Heanneau) are born on 15 April 1965. She was born June 2, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of the late Charles and Zella (Jones) Moore. [137] In her book Soap Opera, Hobson said Ken and his brother David initially represented the younger males of society. [37] His boredom with his marriage caused him to have an affair with Jackie Marsh (Pamela Craig). Ken continues to stand up for his political beliefs and spends seven days in prison in March 1967, after being arrested for protesting. "[128] Roache won the case and was awarded £50,000; however, he was forced to pay legal costs, which bankrupted him. '"[83] Roache has suggested that the subsequent problems in his children's adulthood were Ken's fault: "I blame Ken for how they've all turned out. Not only did it help satisfy him intellectually, it also allowed him to help others and at the same time give him a degree of control, which he probably always wanted. [67] During the storyline, Roache's wife, Sara, died. Attendant definition is - one who attends another to perform a service; especially : an employee who waits on customers. Roache has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the British Soap Awards for his portrayal of Ken. "[35] He felt that, given Ken's aspirations of upward social mobility and desire to leave Weatherfield, marriage conflicted with his characterisation, but realised it was necessary for the writers to anchor him in the area. [107], The feud came to an end on-screen in 2006, when Briggs quit the role of Mike. He simply can't believe he's been snatched by the woman who dumped them. Ken is infuriated that Deirdre did not tell him sooner about all this and sets out to clear Peter's name, only to find that the majority of residents on the street, including Simon, believes that Peter did kill Tina. He has a son [Peter] who's an alcoholic bigamist and a daughter [Tracy] who's a convicted murderer. ", Of the love triangle storyline, Briggs has said, "the way it captured the nation was amazing. [104] Numerous fights between Ken and Mike were featured, and Briggs has suggested that they became famous for their brawls. Ken and Deirdre remain close, despite their other relationships. [127] Roache sued for libel in 1990 when The Sun newspaper ran an article branding Ken boring and making allegations that Roache was disliked among the cast of Coronation Street. He shoved his kids up in Scotland, didn't really look after them. ", "The now famous 'love triangle showdown' scene on the doorstep on No.1 will always be my favourite. [92] However, she was seen as "the glue" of the Barlow family in the modern era, holding them together. He is the eldest son born to Frank (Frank Pemberton) and Ida Barlow (Noel Dyson). There was no wedding, she just arrived, no build-up to it. I had my flat in London, I was getting acting parts and it all looked very rosy. The situation saw Ken realise he was in a "loveless marriage" â€“ a match made whilst feeling lonely and under the presumption that she was his last chance of happiness. [4] The death of his mother further illuminated the father-son relationship. He's been married three times, had 24 girlfriends and is head of a totally dysfunctional family. In 1981, they marry, with Ken becoming stepfather to Deirdre's four-year-old daughter Tracy (Christabel Finch). [72], Ken's first on-screen relationship was with Susan Cunningham (Shakesby), whom he dated throughout the first ten episodes. In January 1966, Ken has another affair with reporter Jackie Marsh (Pamela Craig). John F. Thomas, Jr. John F. Thomas, Jr., 93, a lifelong member of Sutton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at his residence surrounded by family. Barker recalled the "exhausting" scenes she and Roache filmed, and said there was substantial "dramatic tracking" scenes as Ken discovered her dead in bed. The son of the late Carl and Charity Baker. Aware that the characters had become popular, executive producer H. V. Kershaw requested that Granada Television's evening duty officer be made available on the night of broadcast, in order to take viewers' congratulatory phone calls. [138], Fictional character from Coronation Street, "Ken has always been very earnest and honourable in his views, and he's tried to do the right thing. Two years later, he has a fling with exotic dancer Pip Mistral (Elaine Stevens), but his marriage survives. Janet was already an unpopular character by then, because of her previous affairs with two other Coronation Street males. Get up to the minute entertainment news, celebrity interviews, celeb videos, photos, movies, TV, music news and pop culture on ABCNews.com. [134] Gareth McLean of Radio Times was critical of the storyline: "When it comes to self-delusion, Ken takes the biscuit, claims the cake and wolfs down the éclair. He returns in August 2014 to find his family in chaos. "[70] She hoped that Ken and Martha were "soon in the throes of ecstasy", because Ken deserved it. [19] Ken has had several forays into journalism for left-wing publications over the years, and was occasionally shown to be frustrated that his political views were not shared by others. When Ken writes a scathing newspaper article about his uneducated neighbours in Weatherfield, Frank and the community are outraged. Her problem is that she just doesn't know whether she's coming or going. [114] Created by Coronation Street writer Jonathan Harvey, the webisodes featured Ken and Deirdre mulling over the events of their day while in bed. He ultimately decided to stay—a decision he is happy with in retrospect, as his qualms were never with the series itself, but the way he felt personally. [60] Black has suggested that the romance came out of nowhere. "[27] Popular perception of Ken as being boring originated, in Roache's view, around the time of the Ken–Deirdre–Mike love triangle storyline. [41] Valerie died after being electrocuted while trying to mend a faulty hair dryer. Peter has been imprisoned for the murder of his secret lover Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) and Tracy is engaged to Carla's brother Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis). The producers decided to run the storyline to highlight the fact homophobia still exists. He explained: "[Ken] was the sort who wanted to have a wife who would stay at home, look after the kids and make sure the house was run smoothly, while he went off to work to pursue a career. Nursing the notion that he's been thwarted by life, he decides to leave Deirdre to sail off into the sunset â€“ or possibly Runcorn â€“ with Martha. In 1998, one incident left Briggs with an injury after he fell backwards. An intelligent pupil, Ken attends grammar school after passing his eleven plus exam, and in 1957 wins a scholarship at Manchester University; he lives with his parents and brother David (Alan Rothwell) in Weatherfield while studying and gains a second class honours degree in History and English. A few more would be great. Then followed a battle between Mike and Ken for custody of Adam, with Ken adamant that Mike should not look after his grandson. Martha asks him about Peter's mum and Ken tells her that she's dead, which is the truth, so Martha automatically assumes he's a widower and he doesn't put her right. "[101] It was suggested in an ITV documentary in 2006 that Ken and Mike's hatred was a clash of cultures: "Barlow the lefty do-gooder versus Baldwin, the cut-and-thrust money grabber. [126] Despite Ken being fictional, critic Jim Shelley, writing for the Daily Mirror in 2009, labelled Ken "the most boring man you could ever meet". Roache was one of several actors from the television series to feature in the musical. She is given a custodial sentence, whilst Peter is free to go. Ken supports Peter and Leanne as Peter struggles to regain a sense of reality, the explosion having left him paralysed, potentially for life. How to use attendant in a sentence. NEWARK/ROCHESTER - Jesús Guzmán, 91, passed away on January 26, 2021 in Florida. Ken and Mike were bound together by armed robbers, which facilitated an end to their feud; Ken helped Mike to combat a panic attack. On Christmas Day 1991, Mike lures Alma back into his bed to get back at Ken. [129] In a Radio Times poll of over 5,000 people in 2004, 15% chose Ken as the soap character they would most like to see retired. "[65] Denise's return was used as a catalyst to cause further problems in Ken and Deirdre's marriage, Ken having grown discontented. In late August 2010, Norris Cole (Malcolm Hebden) discovers an unopened letter addressed to Ken, dating back to the 1960s. "[17], — Roache on Ken's early characterisation. Barker was included in the series on and off for a few years, as Janet would occasionally return to be with Ken. In 1961, Ken's mother dies in a motor accident. In October 2016, Ken is shocked to see his son Peter. [74] After Susan, Ken's early love interests included Marian Lund (Patricia Heneghan), a librarian eleven years his senior; Yvonne Chappell (Alex Marshall), a hotel receptionist he met en route to first wife Valerie's funeral; Norma Ford (Diana Davies), an impressionable young shop-assistant;[75] Wendy Nightingale (Susan Tebbs), a married woman who moved in with Ken, making them Coronation Street's first unmarried cohabiting couple;[76] and Elaine. [125] The British band Half Man Half Biscuit highlighted this point in their 2001 song "Lark Descending", comparing him unfavourably with a member of the US underground music scene, with the lyric: "I could have been like Lou Barlow, but I'm more like Ken Barlow". [112] Roache himself (as well as playing the character Ken Barlow) appeared in the film and was portrayed by Roache's son, James.[113]. In 1913 an extraordinary news report in “The Milwaukee Sentinel” told of a local man who heard the comical repartee during a show and laughed so intensely he was hospitalized: 9 “If you were my husband, I’d give you poison.” “And if you were my wife … Richard was a, Donald R. Bowling age 85 of Hamilton passed away Friday January 15, 2021. Like two cowboys, they spent their lives sizing each other up. According to Roache, the line offers insight into Ken's psyche, evidencing that he truly belongs on Coronation Street, despite his desires to the contrary. Mike discovered Adam's existence in 2001; Susan attempted to flee, but was killed in a motor accident. In January 2009, Martha Fraser (played by Stephanie Beacham), a new love interest for Ken, was introduced to the show. [128] Roache said to the jury at the court case, "I felt extremely distressed. To his relief, he was kept on. This was one of those rare times he caught Mike off-guard. [67] Roache told What's on TV that Ken is happy to find a "like-minded person" who is easy to talk to. In early 2016, Ken dumps Nessa after finding out Nessa had an affair with her sister Cathy's late husband. The soap was originally titled Florizel Street when it was commissioned. After the fatal shock, she knocked over an electric heater, setting the Barlow's house on fire. "[47], Janet and Ken split up in 1974. Scriptwriters had actually been planning to reunite Ken and Deirdre, but when Kirkbride fell ill and had to be written out, the scripts were changed and Ken was paired with Denise instead. After missing Eccles, he sneaks her in, but is caught by Charles who uses him for damages, soon after this incident, Eccles dies of a tumour, Norris informs Ken that he had heard Charles make a comment at Eccles expense, making him go up against Charles for election for the head of the residence committee, Ken and Norris done some digging and discovered Charles’s abuse of power, secretly stealing money from the residents and after exposing this, Ken won he vote, but he handed it over to Norris as he felt unsuited for the environment of Stillwaters, and he and Claudia agreed they both wanted different things, so Ken left, ending up back at No.1 Coronation Street. [25], Author Graeme Kay discussed Ken's evolution within the show: "He began as a bit of a prig, in the eyes of working-class father Frank, but matured into a sound family man, only to go astray. Ken kicks Tracy out when he discovers that Tracy has seen her ex–fiancée Rob, who's in prison for murder. I wasn't happy. Robert William Cook, Jr. age 52 passed away Sunday January 24, 2021. Denise agrees to marry Ken, but is having an affair with her brother-in-law Brian Dunkley (Benny Young) at the same time. Hanged for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, Brown quickly became a martyr among those seeking to end slavery in America. [23] A scathing article he wrote for a newspaper, in which he labelled his neighbours as "lazy-minded, politically ignorant, starved of a real culture and prejudiced against any advance in human insight and scientific progress", led to clashes with his father and a fistfight at the Rovers with Len Fairclough (Peter Adamson). They had an on/off relationship and a wedding was planned in 1996; however, in a plot twist, it was revealed to Ken that Denise, unable to "hold her primitive lusts in check", was having an affair with her brother-in-law, Brian. Kenneth Tigar was born on September 24, 1942 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA as Kenneth Leslie Tigar. On 26 May 2017, Ken's attacker was revealed as his son Daniel Osbourne (played by Rob Mallard). [57] Coincidentally, Ken and Deirdre's first wedding in 1981 was screened within 48 hours of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding, and just as in 2005, the Barlow wedding attracted more viewers than the royal wedding. But I've always liked the physical side of acting, so my punch-ups with Johnny were probably the best bits. He was born on August 27, 1948 in San Jose, CA the son of the late Edward and Erma Lorrayne (nee Saunders) Strom; Edmond, Elmo Bowling age 79 passed away Tuesday January 19, 2021. Mike hates the thought of Ken spending Christmas Day with his son, but Ken's pride gets the better of him. Denise was reintroduced for several months in 2007, over a decade after she had last appeared. [44] There was no buildup to their marriage; Ken returned from Scotland and introduced Janet as his wife. He mentions to Audrey that he has chosen his adoptive daughter Tracy as his favourite, for her mother's true love, over his other children, despite her actions, and wanted to leave her in his will everything. However, the verdict is quickly reversed, when it is discovered that it was actually Rob who murdered Tina. Ken's feud with Mike—spanning over 20 years—began in 1983, when Ken discovered that his wife, Deirdre, was having an affair with Baldwin. And she's completely in love with Ken when he's with her. Ashamed of his family and background, Ken was constantly apologising to her. Carla had been pregnant with Peter's baby but had a miscarriage after they separated and Deirdre has fallen apart at the prospect of dealing with all this on her own. Although no calls were made, 20 million viewers watched the wedding episode. Gay rights activists approved of the storyline because the producers showed both sides of the issue. In late 1976, Barker was asked to reprise the role for a final time. His wife, Robin, who has recently retired from her special education teaching career, helps with many aspects of funerals. As a result, Ken feels animosity toward Tracy for seemingly stealing Deirdre's last two months from him, when she could have been home when she died. [91] When Ken's affair with Martha was exposed, Blanche took her comments too far: she tormented Deirdre for staying with him, which resulted in her being thrown out of the Barlow household and forced to live with Peter. Reid was "thrilled" with the reaction to the wedding. [49] Their wedding coincided with professional unease for actor Roache, who feared that Ken was becoming boring, to the detriment of his own self-confidence. Vanessa is survived by three daughters C, Aaron Hornsby age 81 passed away Thursday January 14, 2021. Denise briefly returned in 2017 as part of Who Attacked Ken?, for her son Daniel was the attacker. After moving in, they were introduced to Charles Moore, the chairman of the residents' committee, and Ken also discovered his old friend Norris living at Stillwaters. [78], Although the number of romances Ken was involved in declined from the 1980s onwards, Roache states that those relationships he did have "tended to be bigger and more involved". [121], In May 2012, Trisha Ward's stage musical, Street of Dreams, debuted. It seemed to fit perfectly with the lives that had been created for them throughout their time in Coronation Street. [61] Upon the discovery, Ken's happiness was snatched away in what has been described by Sunday Mail as "harrowing circumstances", and one of the character's worst moments. [105] In her 2003 book, Hobson suggested that Ken "spent at least nineteen years unable to cope with the sense of rejection and betrayal" caused by Mike and Deirdre's affair. He debuted in the soap's first episode on 9 December 1960. 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