(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog February 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)
With the return of Pat Phelan to Coronation Street, let's have a look back at some of the best baddies to have walked the cobbles.
4. Jon Lindsay. The fake airline pilot who pretended to fall for Deirdre and she ended up in prison because of his fraud.
5 Jez Quigley. My favourite Corrie baddie, ever. Drug dealer behind the death of Tony Horrocks and manslaughter of Des Barnes. Died while attempting to kill Steve McDonald in 2000. Altogether, everyone... "Steven James McDonald... come on down!" Camp as Christmas. Watch the scene below.
6. Richard Hillman. Such a good baddie I even wrote a book about him! Norman Bates with a Briefcase. Left Duggie Ferguson for dead, killed his ex-wife Patricia, murdered Maxine Peacock and tried to kill Emily Bishop twice. Kidnapped the Platts and drove them into the canal. They survived and he died.
. Abused Shelley Unwin. General nasty piece of work who took up with the wrong 'un when he started dating Tracy Barlow. She killed him with an ornament.
9. Frank Foster. Raped Carla when she called off their engagement. Such a nasty baddie that his own mother killed him.
Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street - official ITV tribute to a soap icon. Available here.
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