|First appearance||19th July 1978|
|Last appearance||26th July 1978|
|Number of appearances||3|
|Played by||Taryn Hopkins|
Samantha Summers along with her brother Wayne were dumped on Emily Bishop's doorstep by their father John as the children's mother Brenda was seeking refuge at 3 Coronation Street following an incident of domestic violence in July 1978. Brenda hadn't told Emily that she and John had children as she was worried that Emily would be less inclined to shelter her from her abusive husband but Emily overlooked this and agreed to take the kids in also. However, within a matter of days, Brenda decided to return home with the children. She claimed that they were homesick but Emily hadn't seen any evidence of this when took them out to church earlier that day, when they were as good as gold.