Wednesday 20 September 2017

Who pushed Ken Barlow down the stairs is a mystery for Corrie fans

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PLEASE NOTE THIS PRESS PACK IS STRICTLY FOR USE AFTER KEN IS FOUND. WE WANT THE DISCOVERY OF HIS UNCONSCIOUS BODY TO COME AS COMPLETE SURPRISE FOR THE VIEWERS.
WHO PUSHED KEN?
The Barlow clan are set to find themselves at the centre of a dramatic whodunnit when it is revealed that Ken did not fall down the stairs of number one - he was pushed!
Millions of viewers were shocked tonight when Ken was discovered unconscious at the bottom of the stairs and the presumption was he had suffered another stroke.
But as his family gather round his hospital bedside in Wednesday night’s episode they are given the shock news that the police are launching an attempted murder investigation, after discovering evidence that Ken was hit on the head and pushed down the stairs.
So who did try to kill Ken? The police have a list of suspects which includes a murderer, a drug dealer, a former alcoholic and a student with a history of violence, and that’s just his family! Add in a builder with a grudge and a young girl who blames Ken for her aborting her baby and the cops are going to have their work cut out.
Will DS McKinnon discover that Ken has fallen out with every member of his family in the weeks preceding the attack? Will she find out about the row with Phelan over the new kitchen he is fitting at number one and will Sinead be able to keep her recent meeting with Ken a secret.
As the police investigation progresses McKinnon soon realises that the Barlow clan have many skeletons in their closet and any one of them could be responsible for the attempted murder. But with Phelan being the person found stood over Ken could he in fact be the attacker? Meanwhile Beth is growingly increasingly concerned at the behaviour of niece Sinead who is very outspoken about her hatred of Ken.
Photographer - Mark Bruce
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FROM ITV ***STRICT EMBARGO 2100 HOURS MONDAY MARCH 27TH 2017*** PLEASE NOTE THIS PRESS PACK IS STRICTLY FOR USE AFTER KEN IS FOUND. WE WANT THE DISCOVERY OF HIS UNCONSCIOUS BODY TO COME AS COMPLETE SURPRISE FOR THE VIEWERS. WHO PUSHED KEN? The Barlow clan are set to find themselves at the centre of a dramatic whodunnit when it is revealed that Ken did not fall down the stairs of number one - he was pushed! Millions of viewers were shocked tonight when Ken was discovered unconscious at the bottom of the stairs and the presumption was he had suffered another stroke. But as his family gather round his hospital bedside in Wednesday night’s episode they are given the shock news that the police are launching an attempted murder investigation, after discovering evidence that Ken was hit on the head and pushed down the stairs. So who did try to kill Ken? The police have a list of suspects which includes a murderer, a drug dealer, a former alcoholic and a student with a history of violence, and that’s just his family! Add in a builder with a grudge and a young girl who blames Ken for her aborting her baby and the cops are going to have their work cut out. Will DS McKinnon discover that Ken has fallen out with every member of his family in the weeks preceding the attack? Will she find out about the row with Phelan over the new kitchen he is fitting at number one and will Sinead be able to keep her recent meeting with Ken a secret. As the police investigation progresses McKinnon soon realises that the Barlow clan have many skeletons in their closet and any one of them could be responsible for the attempted murder. But with Phelan being the person found stood over Ken could he in fact be the attacker? Meanwhile Beth is growingly increasingly concerned at the behaviour of niece Sinead who is very outspoken about her hatred of Ken. Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com

By Julia Hunt

Who pushed Ken Barlow down the stairs?

Coronation Street’s Barlow clan find themselves at the centre of a dramatic whodunnit when it is revealed that Ken Barlow did not fall down the stairs – he was pushed.

Viewers were shocked on Monday night when the soap stalwart, played by William Roache, was discovered unconscious at the bottom of the stairs.

Many assumed Ken had suffered another stroke.

But, as his family gather round his hospital bed in Wednesday night’s episode of the ITV soap, they are given the shocking news that police are launching an attempted murder investigation, after discovering that Ken was hit on the head and pushed.

As the investigation goes on, police realise the family have many skeletons in their closet and any one of them could be responsible for what happened to Ken.

Actor William, 84, said his alter ego “can’t remember a thing” about the incident.

He said: “He remembers pretty much up to it, he remembers the morning of the day quite clearly. Beyond that nothing that would give him a hint that he was pushed or who might have done it.”

William said he was also left in the dark about his attacker’s identity in real life.

“We didn’t know and only now, some weeks on from filming a lot of the story and as we get closer to finding out in scripts, have we been made aware,” he said.

“It was great to play it like that and all of the suspects were told to behave as though they were guilty or hiding something and they didn’t know.

“It was fun to be part of the secrecy and to act out the story not knowing the truth.

“I hope the viewers enjoy trying to work out who it could be in the same way that we all did.

“It is very cleverly done and I am thrilled to bits with it.”

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