|Children|| Shelley Unwin |
|First appearance||24th March 2003|
|Last appearance||22nd December 2006|
|Number of appearances||364|
|Played by||Susie Blake|
Beverley Frances Elizabeth "Bev" Unwin is a fictional character in Coronation Street and was played by Susie Blake. Barmaid in the Rovers Return Inn, Bev used to own a pub with her husband, until he died. Bev had two daughters Shelley Unwin and Sharon Unwin, who died in March 2003.
After her daughter's death, Bev reunited with daughter Shelley and moved into the Rovers where she worked as barmaid alongside her daughter Shelley who was pub manageress. While there she had a fling with Ciaran McCarthy. Bev also had a fling with builder Charlie Stubbs, whom her daughter Shelley then began seeing. Charlie was controlling over Shelley, and one night when Shelley went for a drink with friend Sunita Parekh, a furious and jealous Charlie seduced Bev and then caused a massive fallout between Bev and Shelley. Charlie's bullying made Shelley agraphobic, and when Charlie and Shelley decided to marry in 2005, Bev was horrified at the prospect of Charlie controlling Shelley, and was delighted when Shelley left Charlie at the altar. Bev also spent some time working at the Weatherfield Arms. She was engaged to Fred Elliott shortly after they began dating , and was due to marry him in early October 2006 but he died on their wedding day before the ceremony whilst visiting Audrey Roberts, who had turned down his earlier proposal of marriage.
Bev never got over losing Fred before they married, and after controversially splitting his ashes into two halves, presenting Ashley with his share in an instant-gravy jar, she began to hit the bottle, quite often helping herself to drinks at the bar of the Rovers. She also took several items from the pub to remember Fred, much to the annoyance of new owner Steve McDonald. When the McDonalds bought and moved into the pub, Bev moved in with Claire and Ashley Peacock, but relationships were strained between them. Bev finally agreed to move away from Weatherfield and go and live with Shelley and Shelley's baby at her new pub in the Peak District. She made her final appearance on 22 December 2006, after scattering Fred's ashes with Ashley.
In May 2011, close friend Deirdre Barlow went to visit Bev, as explained by Ken when Steve enquired about her absence. Then in September 2012, Tracy explained to Steve that Deirdre couldn't babysit their daughter Amy because she was staying with Bev.