Wednesday 22 November 2017

Who pushed Corrie's Ken Barlow down the stairs? Full suspect list revealed

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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

Julia Hunt

There are plenty of suspects in this Weatherfield whodunnit.

Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow is in hospital after an attacker shoved him down the stairs.

He has had stern words with many members of his family of late, meaning there is quite the list of people who might have their reasons for killing him.

So who are the suspects?

Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson)

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Adam feels marginalised and pushed out by Ken, who he believes favours his children over him, seeing him more as the son of his arch enemy Mike Baldwin, than his grandson and his own flesh and blood.

In the weeks leading up to the attack, the pair have become estranged after Ken discovered Adam’s stash of drug money and burned it, leaving Adam as a sitting duck for dealer Ronan.

Adam is supposed to be in Canada but was spotted skulking around by the salon. Was he back in Weatherfield to seek revenge?

Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard)

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Daniel arrived in Weatherfield with abandonment issues and a whole host of secrets.

Since then there has been nothing but trouble on the cobbles for the prodigal son, more recently with Ken putting pressure on Daniel over his future and meddling in his affairs of the heart.

Although he was the one to call the ambulance, could Daniel’s anger put him in the frame?

Pat Phelan (Connor McIntyre)

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Phelan is fuming with Ken after he accused him of doing a botched job on the Barlows’ kitchen, claiming Phelan should be grateful for the work when most people wouldn’t give him the time of day.

Phelan hates being criticised by anyone, has he seen red and pushed Ken?

Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne)

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Peter Barlow, played by Chris Gascoyne, at the bedside of his father Ken, played by William Roache (Mark Bruce/ITV/PA Wire)

Peter has always had a fractious relationship with his father.

Despite Peter turning over a new leaf and cleaning up his act before his return to Weatherfield last year, it seems Ken is still all too ready to believe the worst of his eldest child.

Could his feelings have tipped Peter over the edge?

Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford)

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Kate Ford has played Tracy Barlow for over nine years

Tracy, who previously murdered Charlie Stubbs, has got more than one motive for wanting to kill Ken.

She was appalled when she overheard Ken ranting about his wasted life with Deirdre. When Ken then refused to lend her the money to buy the flower shop premises they rowed and she accused him of putting his other children before her and daughter Amy.

Has Tracy been pushed to kill once more?

Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn)

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Sinead was preparing to play happy families with Daniel until she bore the brunt of Ken’s rage.

Accusing her of stifling Daniel’s university dream, Ken insisted that she was nothing more than a factory girl.

Weatherfield’s Romeo and Juliet failed to get their happy ending when Sinead confessed to Daniel that she went ahead with an abortion in a bid to give him his golden Oxford opportunity, much to his disgust.

Later, Sinead revealed that it was Ken’s wrath that prompted her final decision.

With her heart in tatters, could Sinead be the guilty one?

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