Coronation Street is a British soap opera which chronicles the lives of the residents of a backstreet terrace in Weatherfield, a fictional town in the north of England. Created by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television and then ITV plc for the country's main commercial network, it was first transmitted on 9th December1960 and is the longest running drama series in the world still in production.
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24th November2004: Deranged Maya Sharma sets fire to all seven of ex-partner Dev Alahan's shops and tries to kill Dev and his wife Sunita by tying them up, trapping them in the flat above the Coronation StreetCorner Shop while it burns down, taking them with it. As revenge for Dev dumping her for Sunita, Maya had stolen Sunita's birth certificate and married illegal immigrants in her name, which resulted in Dev and Sunita being arrested on their wedding day. The pair have since been acquitted, and a bloodthirsty Maya has decided to settle for nothing less than their deaths. As Maya watches the shop from afar as fire consumes the building, Dev and Sunita are rescued by local residents. Maya tries to run them over with her car, but crashes and is hit by a lorry, severely injuring her.
Steph Barnes was the daughter of Maurice Jones and first wife of Des. The Barnes were the first owners of 6 Coronation Street after it was built in 1990, getting it at cost from Steph's father who was the builder behind the re-development. They were a modern couple who shared chores equally and fell out constantly. After less than two years of marriage, Steph left Des for architect Simon Beatty and in 1994 they were divorced. When she last saw Des, Steph was heavily pregnant with her ex-boyfriend Chris Fox's baby. Steph met Des at the Midland Hotel in Manchester in 1989. She was in the Oval Bar with her parents when Des came in with two of his drinking buddies and bumped into her, causing Steph to spill her cocktail down her dress. Des tried using his natural charm to diffuse the situation and offered Steph a replacement drink, which she accepted, requesting a pint of lager which she promptly emptied over his head.
The Featured Character is the latest Main character article upgraded to "good" status on Corriepedia. For more about Steph Barnes, go here.