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Ken Barlow

Ken Barlow

William Roache who plays Ken Barlow is the longest-standing Coronation Street resident, and the only surviving character from Episode 1.

Street History

  • Ken first appears as a student arguing with his father on 9th December 1960
  • in 1981 he marries Deirdre Langton
  • Ken subsequently has an affair with colleague Wendy Crozier.