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Adam Barlow
Born 3rd May 1988
Birthplace Newcastle
Residence Canada
Father Mike Baldwin
Mother Susan Barlow
Sibling(s) Danny Baldwin (half-brother)
Mark Redman (half-brother)
First appearance 14th January 2001
Last appearance 20th April 2007
Duration 2001, 2002, 2003,
Number of appearances 211
Played by Iain De Caestecker (2001-2003)
Sam Robertson (2004-2007)

Adam Barlow is the son of Mike Baldwin and his former wife Susan Barlow. Shortly after the couple's divorce, Susan returned to Glasgow and gave birth to Adam. His existence was kept secret from Mike and the Barlows until 2001. When Mike found out about Adam and demanded custody, Susan left Glasgow with the intention of going somewhere that Mike couldn't find her, but she was killed in a car crash on the journey.

After quitting Borthwick Hill boarding school in Glasgow, Adam returned to Weatherfield in 2005 and landed a job in his father's factory Underworld. In 2007 after his aunt Tracy was sent down for murder he left with his uncle Peter to open a betting shop in Portsmouth.

Adam later moved to Canada and in July 2013, grandfather Ken travelled there to support him after suffering a shock collapse at work. Adam eventually recovered from his undisclosed illness and Ken returned to Weatherfield in August 2014.

Background informationEdit

  • Adam's existence is that of a retcon. Although off-screen, Susan didn't fake an abortion so she could leave Mike, she "aborted" her child as she wasn't prepared for motherhood. Also 2001 seems to hint that Ken never had contact with Susan after 1987 so wasn't aware of Adam, however this is untrue as he still visited Susan off-screen in that time.
  • Adam's shock collapse in 2013 was written in to accompany the absence of William Roache.


"Hi." (First line, to grandfather Ken)


"See ya!" (Final line)

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