|First appearance||31st March 1997|
|Last appearance||9th November 1997|
|Number of appearances||4|
|Played by||Bill Steel|
Bernard McKenna was the bigoted father of police officer Alan McKenna, the fiancé of hairdresser Fiona Middleton. Initially all went well when Alan took Fiona home to meet his parents, but things soon went awry when Alan announced they were to get married in three weeks' time - while his parents were due to be away on holiday. Fiona refused to rearrange their forthcoming plans.
After the fiasco at St. Luke's Church on the couple's wedding day, Bernard angered Alan when he told his son that Fiona was never right for him. He belittled her family because of their colour. Alan then reminded his father of how he used to beat him as a child. Alan then told his mother Mary that he never wanted to see Bernard again.
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