The friendly Lady in car picked up 15-year-old Joanne Khan when she was hitchhiking back to Weatherfield from the Lake District after falling out with her boyfriend Steve McDonald in 1990.

Joanne completed the last leg of her long journey in the woman's convertible, arriving back in Coronation Street after dark. As the car pulled into the Street, Joanne caught sight of her dad's car and, scared of facing him after running off with Steve, asked the woman to drive on, but the lady told her not to be silly and stopped anyway. They were seen arriving by Joanne's father and sister, who gave her a warm welcome.