Coronation Street is a British drama serial set in the north of England, chronicling the professional and private lives of the residents of a backstreet in Weatherfield, a fictional suburb of Greater Manchester. Created by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television for ITV, it first transmitted on 9th December1960 and is the longest running drama series in the world still in production.
19th December2008: Since returning to Weatherfield to raise his five-year-old son Simon, Peter Barlow had turned to drink as he hadn't been prepared for the responsibilities of fatherhood, having not previously seen Simon since just after he was born. His drunkenness also caused Leanne Battersby to quit her job at the bookies after he made a pass at her. Peter was determined to be a good dad to Simon but on the day of his nativity play at Bessie Street School, Peter arrived late having drowned his sorrows in the Rovers beforehand. Though he was refused entry, he barged in past a teacher and stumbled into the hall, barely able to stand up. Later, Peter's dad Ken took Simon home to No.1, and refuses to let Peter in, believing him to be a danger to the boy. Peter ended up attacking Ken but backed down and left.
Kylie Platt is the wife of David and mother of Max and Lily Platt. Kylie was raised by a drug addict mother and abusive father. She resented her half-sister Becky Granger for leaving home when Kylie was eight, and was thrown out after falling pregnant at nineteen. Max's dad, Callum Logan, ended up in prison, and Max was taken into care as Kylie was homeless. In 2010, Becky tracked Kylie down and helped her regain custody of Max, but fearing she couldn't hack it as a mother, Kylie sold Max to Becky and Steve McDonald and left. She made a surprise return to Weatherfield the following year after meeting and getting engaged to David Platt in Tenerife, where she was working as a cage dancer. After getting married, the Platts won custody of Max and in 2013 Kylie gave birth to their daughter Lily - although there was uncertainty over her parentage due to a one-night stand between Kylie and Nick Tilsley. Arriving in the Street as an opportunistic thief, Kylie frequently pushed David to get what he could from his family - including Audrey Roberts's salon where they both worked - but matured as she was accepted into the Platt clan.
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