Brian Baines (c.1930 - 30th June 2006) appeared on Coronation Street in two roles: firstly in November 1991 as the Chairman of Magistrates when Des Barnes appeared in court on a charge of polluting the waterways; and he returned to the programme as the Vicar officiating at the marriage of Norris Cole and Angela Hawthorne in December 1995.

As well as a regular newsreader on the early evening Look North programme, he was one of the main continuity announcers for BBC North television during the 1970s and early 1980s. He also appeared periodically as a supporting character actor.

His other credits include roles in The Darling Buds of May, Stay Lucky, Last of the Summer Wine, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Cold Feet, Heartbeat and an uncredited role in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic.