|First appearance||1st October 1962|
|Last appearance||10th October 1962|
|Number of appearances||4|
|Played by||Anna Cropper|
Joan Akers was a disturbed young woman who, after her own child died, kidnapped Christopher Hewitt in 1962. She had been a contemporary of Linda Cheveski at school and, having met her in the street, invited Elsie Tanner to visit her at home. Elsie recognised Christopher, the police were called, Christopher was returned to his family, and Joan was arrested.
- At the time of appearing in Coronation Street, Anna Cropper, playing Joan, was married to William Roache (Ken Barlow).