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Seth Armstrong Stan Richards (1930-2005)

16 May 1978 - 24 December 2004
(Last regular episode September 2003 due to ill health)

Stan's voice was heard on an answer phone in the 4th November 2004 episode. He was seen in a video clip played at The Woolpack on the 24th December 2004.

Chloe Atkinshon Amy Nuttall 4 December 2000 - 25th March 2005
Michelle Lindsay ("Shelly") Williams Carolyn Pickles 7th July 2003 - 28th July 2004, 28th - 29th September 2004, 24th January 2005, 27th January 2005, 2nd February 2005 - 17th March 2005
Charity Tate nee Dingle Emma Atkins 30 March 2000 - 1st March 2005
Samuel Jonah ("Sam") Dingle James Hooton 14 February 1995 - 3 October 1996, 1 May 1997-April 1998, 29 March 2000 - 1st August 2004, 5th October 2004 - 20th January 2005
Alice Wilson Ursula Holden Gill 5th December 2004, 6th December 2004, 7th December 2004, 8th December 2004, 22nd December 2004, 25th December 2004, 27th December 2004, 28th December 2004, 29th December 2004, 30th December 2004, 11th January 2005, 12th January 2005, 13th January 2005, 14th January 2005, 17th January 2005, 18th January 2005, 19th January 2005, 20th January 2005,
Sydney ("Syd") Woolfe Nathan Gladwell 25 March 2002 - 25 November 2004
Frank Bernard Hartbourne Rob Parry 8th October 2004 - 25th October 2004,
Abigail Fisher 10 March 2003 - 7 September 2004
Matthew Booth 10 March 2003 - 6th July 2004
Gloria Catherine Weaver/Pollard Janice McKenzie 3 May 2000 - 3 August 2001,
March 2002 - December 2002
(although character didn't formally leave at this time),
 
26th September 2003 , 29th September 2003,
27th October 2003 - 11th November 2003,
3rd December 2003 -
10th December 2003, featured in episode Friday 6th February 2004 on a video tape played by Eric.
Bernice Marie Thomas (nee Blackstock) Samantha Giles 25 November 1998 - 21 April 2002
Voice heard in 1st January 2004 episode on an answering machine
16th January 2004 - 30th January 2004
Patricia Susan ("Tricia") Stokes/Dingle Sheree Murphy 16 September 1998 - 27th April 2003 (took time out for maternity leave) 27th November 2003 - 8th January 2004
Danny Tennant 10 March 2003 - 17 December 2003
Samantha McCarthy 10 March 2003 - 17 December 2003
Ronnie Marsden Ray Ashcroft 10 March 2003 - 3 December 2003
Sandy Walsh 10 March 2003 - 17 December 2003
Edward Maurice ("Eddie") Hope Nigel Betts 4 September 2003 - 26 November 2003
Christopher Francis ("Chris") Tate Peter Amory 16 November 1989 - 17 September 2003
Olivia ("Ollie") Reynolds Vicky Binns 17 June 1999 - 1 October 2003
Garry Vickers Phil Rowson Featured w/b 8th September 2003, Featured w/b 28th September 2003, featured w/b 5th October 2003
Magistrate's Clerk James Masters featured w/b 5th October 2003
District Judge Charles McCurdy featured w/b 5th October 2003
Officer Nick Stanley featured w/b 5th October 2003
Derek Hicking Joe Simpson featured w/b 5th October 2003
Susan Heywood
A short-lived date of Ashley's
  1st October 2003
Dave McGee Steve Garti Featured w/b 8th September 2003, featured w/b 21st September 2003, featured w/b 28th September 2003
Nick Smith Andrew McHugh Featured w/b 28th September 2003
PC Gadsen Peter Foster Featured w/b 28th September 2003,
Dr. ConChannan Will Tacey Featured w/b 28th September 2003,
Nurse Isaacson Gloria Benjamin Featured w/b 28th September 2003,
Guy Denton Darren Machin Featured w/b 28th September 2003,
Commentator Peter Wheeler Featured w/b 28th September 2003,
Receptionist Jane Bellamy Featured w/b 14th September 2003
Announcer Eamonn Riley featured w/b 21st September 2003
Bernedette Carson Kate Williamson Featured w/b 8th September 2003
Hannah Rothwell Sue Cormack Featured w/b 8th September 2003
Locksmith Andy Worthington Featured w/b 8th September 2003
Auctioneer Andy Abrahams Featured w/b 8th September 2003
Special Dating Organiser Janet Maher Featured w/b 25 August 2003
Male Dater#2 Mike Woodhead Featured w/b 25 August 2003
Male Dater#1 Armand Beasley Featured w/b 25 August 2003
Walter ("Wally") edwards Gordon Langford-Rowe Featured w/b 25 August 2003
Tim Saville David Slack Featured w/b 25 August 2003
Bobby-John Downes Brian Hubbard Featured w/b 25 August 2003
Juanita Taylor Jennifer Hennessy 25-27 August 2003
Keith Barnes Alex de Marcus Featured w/b 18th August 2003
Ms Cohran Gillian Cally Featured w/b 18th August 2003
Mr Deighton Ian Champion Featured w/b 18th August 2003
policeman [Not Credited] 14th August 2003
Police Man [Not Credited] 14th August 2003
George Gibbons Huw Ceredig Featured W/B 4th August 2003
Ambulence Man [Not Credited] 6th August 2003
Paramedic Lee Seddon 6th August 2003
Yolanda Howie Charlotte Faber-Scott first appeared, 29th May 2003, featured heavily from 12th-16th August 2003, Featured again w/b 18th August 2003
Bailiff Joe Mills 21st July 2003
thugs hired by Chris Tate to attack Cain Dingle [Not Credited] wb 28th August 2003
Hotel Guests Marie Crichley
Mames Mair
Featured W/B 28th July 2003
Cyclist Annelie Whitfield Featured W/B 28th July 2003
DS Karen Barnborough Joanne Mitchell first appeared 18th July 2003, seen again 22 July 2003
Joy Wakeford Carrie Davis featured w/b 14th July 2003 also seen 21st July 2003
Nurse Chelna Stevenson Rina Hahoney 11th July 2003, featured w/b 14th July 2003 also
Dr. Kalloway Claire Webzell 11th July 2003, featured w/b 14th July 2003 also
Paramedic Two Debbie Howard 11th July 2003
Paramedic One Everal A. Walsh 11th July 2003
Sgt. Hapley Jimmy Reddington 10th July 2003 only
PC Henrick Ben Sutherland Featured W/B 7th July 2003
David Morley Terry Gilligan Featured W/B 7th July 2003
Paul Callow Mark Entwistle Featured W/B 7th July 2003
Van Driver Joe O'Byrne Featured W/B 7th July 2003
Receptionist Susanne Hall Featured W/B 7th July 2003
Police Officer John Molloy 30th June 2003
Miss Jennings Debbie's Teacher Miranda Raison 30th June 2003
Paramedic [Not credited] 23 June 2003
Bus Driver Clive Cooper Featured W/B 23rd June 2003
Ben Lantham Anthony McGuinness Featured W/B 23rd June 2003, last seen around the 21st August 2003
Dr. Raddings Michael Cahill Featured W/B1st June 2003 and W/B 8th June 2003
Mark Backshall Howard Gay Featured W/B 8th June 2003
Cally Baxter Zoe's Date Annie FitzMaurice Featured W/B 8th June 2003
Paul Slater Eric Coudrill Featured week of 14 October - 18 October 2002 - last seen to date W/B 1st June 2003
Stephen ("Steve")
Butler
William Snape

17 January 2003 - 22 May 2003
Wilf Butler Peter Armitage 13 January 2003 - May 2003
Joseph's friend ?? ?? ?? ?? Featured W/B 1st June 2003
Don Wringley Jamie Cymbal Featured W/B 1st June 2003
Police Officer Danny Lawrence Featured W/B 1st June 2003
Dale Carlton Adam Colclough

first appearance 23rd May 2003,

featured W/B 25th May 2003

Mrs Rudge Sharon Duce 22nd May 2003 - June 2003
DJ Filippo Fiori Featured W/B 18th May 2003
Tomiko Tashiro Kanako Morishita Featured 13th May - 19th May 2003
Mr Tashiro Eiji Kusuhara Featured 13th May - 19th May 2003
Bobby Khan Ahsen Bhatti 21st-23 April 2003
Prici Chowdry Sunetra Sarker 22nd-23rd April 2003
Jerry ("Mack") Mackinley Rob Dixon 25 March 2002 - 16 April 2003
Kate Cunningham Helen Kay Featured Week Beginning 14th April 2003
Police Officer Daniel Clarkson Featured Week Beginning 7th April 2003
Jay Richards Paul Holowaty Featured Week Beginning 7th April 2003
Heather Lovejoy the leader of the self help group Viv visited. Appeared Monday and Tuesday Claire Beck Featured Week Beginning 31st March 2003
Selina Brown one of the people at the self help group Viv visted. She has a problem with watching her husband eat. Appeared Monday and Tuesday Maria Gough 31st March - 1st April 2003
Jane Parker the medic who was looking after Donna Windsor following her claim of an overdose Erica Rodgers Featured week beginning 31st March 2003
Victoria's Friend seen at her birthday party (un-credited but played by Jessica Ramsay) 31st March 2003 only
Jean Hope Julie Higginson 17 February 2003 - 20th February 2003, 13th March 2003 - 21 March 2003
Head Line Dancer Natalie Young Appeared 21st March 2003
Attendant Kevin Brannagan Featured week beginning 17th March 2003
Matti Brown Limo driver Viv had an affair with David Green

Featured week beginning 17th March 2003 and week beginning 31st March 2003

previously appeared October 2002)

Colin Mitchell
Debbie Jones' social worker

Carl Cieka Featured Weeks beginning 24th February & 3rd March, 10th March 2003, 17th March 2003
Tommy Arnold Brian Southwood Featured Week Beginning 17th March 2003
Jo Pemberton Paula J. Horton Featured week beginning 3rd March 2003

Jenny Harris
Jean Tate's foster mother

Anji Kreft Featured week beginning 3rd March 2003

Lila Griffith
social worker dealing with Jean Tate's adoption

Liz Stooke Featured week beginning 24th February 2003, week beginning 3rd March 2003
Gina Parsons Gail-Marie Shapter Featured week beginning 24th February 2003

Tim Jackson
as worker in Pollard's factory who Laurel took a shine too

Joel Parry 24th February 2003 only
Yvette Palmer Fiona Carnegie Featured week beginning 10th February 2003
Freda Darby Lyn Paul see also IMDB entry 10 February 2003
Brian Addyman Martin Reeve 6 November 2001 - 23 January 2003, guest appearance 17th February 2004, 18th February 2004,
Lee Taylor ?? ?? ?? ?? 28th January 2003
Midwife Mary Pickin 23-24 January 2003
Shop Assistant Emma Phillips 23 January 2003
David Mullen John Sheahan 20 January 2003 - 22 January 2003
Geoff Graham Jack Lord Featured from 30 September 2002 - 2003
Bill Shepherd (social worker who is helping Paddy and Emily adopt) John Griffin August 2002 - 2003
Ryan Leader (Photo journalist) Daniel Pape Featured week of 5-9 August 2002
Featured week of 14 October 2002 onwards, not seen much in 2003
Kenny (New Year's Eve Bagpip player) Craig Macintosh 31 December 2002
Neil Hopkins Phil Corbitt 31 December 2002 - early January 2003
Ray Mullan Seamus Gubbins 26 September 2001 - 26 December 2002
Cynthia Daggert Kay Purcell 6 June 2001 - 20 December 2002
(Kay Purcell formally played Andy Hopwood's Social Worker Carmel Morgan (in August 1996 and then again 5 episodes 1997-1998)
Latisha Daggert Danielle Henry 9 July 2001 - 20 December 2002
Kirk Daggert Alexander Fothergill Character born 9 July 2001 - character left 20th December 2002
Marc Reynolds Anthony Lewis 17 June 1999 - 17 December 2002
Mrs Wat Gillian Waugh Featured week beginning 23rd December 2002
DI Judy Dove Susan Cookson Featured weeks beginning 23rd December 2002, 30 December 2002, 6 January 2003, 13 January 2003
PC Tyrel Liam Fox Featured week beginning 23rd December 2002, 30 December 2002
Jedediah ("Jed") Dingle Richard Mayes one episode 17 December 2002
Nurse Lee Jackie Fielding 17 December 2002
Chantelle Burgess (fostered by Paddy & Emily) Lucy Madden Featured week of 9th December 2002
Carly Burgess (fostered by Paddy & Emily) Nicola Headley Featured week of 9th December 2002
Rhona Goskirk Zoë Henry (small part 17th September - 1st October 2001 and returned in a bigger role 24th June 2002 - 24 June 2002 - December 2002)
Claire Abbot
Zoe Tate's social worker.
Laura Richmond

Featured from 2nd December 2002, last appearance to date 22 January 2003.

also played "Caroline Prescott" (episode # 2466) December 1998

     
Jacob Burleigh (fostered by Paddy & Emily) Jack Lloyd Davies Featured week of 2nd December 2002
Barbara Moody Sally Sheridan

Featured week of 2nd December 2002

played previously "Miss Lamb" (as Sally Adams) October 1997

Richard Whiteley As Himself, Richard Whiteley 2 December 2002
PC Bruce Jenni Williams 21, 25 November 2002, December 2002
Suzi Brown Sian Foulkes 21 - 22 November 2002
Licence officer Robert Maxfield
Featured November 2002
Angie Reynolds Freya Copeland 23 March 1999 - 22 November 2002
DC Collins Trevor Fox
November - 22 November 2002
Melanie Say Kelli Hollis

Featured week of 29th July - 2 August 2002 and 5-7 August 2002 (Be-friend Zoe while she was in the state psychatric hospital), 11 November 2002

Helen Una McNulty

Featured week of 4th November 2002

played previously "W P C Murphy" (episode # 2446) November 1998, playing "Sgt. Murphy" (episode # 2417) 16 September 1998
& (episode # 2416) 15 September 1998

O’Neill Julian Finnigan Featured November 2002
Mr Skip Dave Dutton 29 October 2002 - November 2002
Councillor Ecclestone David Telfer

Featured week of 28th October 2002 - 2003

Previously appeared :-

(episode # 2694) 17 May 2000, (episode # 2693b) 16 May 2000 , (episode # 2693a) 16 May 2000 , (episode # 2692) 11 May 2000, (episode # 2689) 5 May 2000, (episode # 2681) 18 April 2000

Billy Aaron Michael De Burca or Harrison Howarth Featured week of 28th October 2002
Inspector Richard Stone Featured October 2002
Elsie
(Edith's sister)
Olive Pentalow 25 - 26 September 2002
Edith Weatherall Elizabeth Kelly June 2002, 11 July 2002, 29 August 2002 - 16 September 2002
Jade
(school bully - been in at least two episodes to date)
Jennifer Metcalfe 2nd September 2002 - September 2002
Harry Partridge Norman Mills Featured July - September 2002
Lily Ivana Basic 28 - 29 August 2002 (note that the character also appeared earlier in the summer for an episode)
Caroline Addyman/Kershaw (Katie's Mum)
Daryl Fishwick 19 June 2002, 15-16 July 2002, 20 or 21 August 2002, 23 August 2002
(Note on her first appearance the chracter was credited as "Caroline Kershaw", on her second as "Caroline Addyman")
Wally "Firecracker" Foggin James Quinn 23 July 2002 - 20 August 2002
Maggie Calder Dee Whitehead 7 November 2001 - 8 August 2002
Craig Calder Jason Hain 7 November 2001 - 8 August 2002
Lucy Calder Elspeth Brodie 7 November 2001 - 8 August 2002
Cheryl Thomas Leanne Burrows  Featured as one night stand of Syd's 24th July 2002
Elvis Dingle Martin Walsh 24 January 2002, 17-22 July 2002
     
Phil Weston Mark Jardine 7 November 2001 - 19 July 2002
Peg Dingle Jeanne Hepple 24 January 2002 - 19 July 2002
Marylin Dingle Morag Siller 24 January 2002
Tony Bell Phil Atkinson re-occuring role from end of 2001, last seen June 2002 (Ray Mullan's assistant - character revealed to have been murdered by Ray on the 25 December 2002)
Jess Weston Ruth Abram 7 November 2001 - 9 April 2002
Jason Kirk James Carlton 2 December 1999 - 31 January 2002
Featured 16 - 20 December 2002
Eve Birch Raine Davison 31 August 2001 - January 2002
Lady Tara Oakwell/Thornfield (nee Cockburn) Anna Brecon 31 July 1997 (ep#2237) - 4 January 2002
Sean Reynolds Stephen McGann 10 March 1999 - 4 January 2002
Andrew Fraser Mark Elstob 15th February 2001 - January 2002?
Kathy Merrick/Tate/Glover nee Bates Malandra Burrows 26 November 1985 - 20 December 2001
Ed Wills James Midgley 22 February 2001 - 20 September 2001
Miss Strickland Alex Hall 1997?, (9 episodes 1999) , 2000 -10 September 2001
Carol Wareing Helen Pearson (17 November 2000 - July 2001)
Robert Sugden Christopher Smith (September 1989 - 31 May 2001)
Richie Carter Glenn Lamont (1999- 2001)
Virginia West Bridget Fry (2000-2001)
Adam Forrester Tim Vincent (2000-2000/2001)