Bobby Pattinson (born 21st July 1935 in Gateshead) appeared on Coronation Street as Frank, the barman of the establishment where a bored Elsie Howard went one night in March 1978. He returned to the programme in February of the following year as Frank Elliott.

His other credits include roles in Crown Court, The Growing Pains of PC Penrose, Red Letter Day, The Cuckoo Waltz, I Didn't Know You Cared, Strangers, Barriers, When the Boat Comes In, Andy Robson and Super Gran.

He was an established comic on the entertainment circuit and continues to donate generously to the children's charity the Variety Club.

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