The Following Profile was submitted
by Jeremy Larner and is ©2007 to Jeremy Larner & emmerdale.org
Liam is the brother of Michelle and Paul, brother-in-law of Carla
and uncle to Ryan Liam made his first appearance in the street shortly
after his sister Michelle got a job as a barmaid at
the Rovers Return. Liam gets on very well with his nephew Ryan, and
both Liam and older brother Paul act as father figures towards him.
caught Frankie Baldwin’s eye one night in
the Rovers while she was playing darts with stepson Jamie and his girlfriend
Violet encouraged Frankie to ask Liam to join them for a game. When
Liam won he said he would take Frankie for a night out, however after
chatting to his sister Michelle about his new girlfriend who worked
at the café, Michelle mistaking thought it was transsexual Hayley
Cropper who was married to café owner Roy, and told Liam. Liam
was quick to play it cool with a confused Frankie, however Michelle
realising that it was Frankie and not Hayley who Liam was keen on told
him the truth and everything was sorted out.
Meanwhile after hearing of Adam Barlow’s problems running the Underworld
factory in the absence of his brother Danny Baldwin, Liam came to Adam’s
rescue by helping him out with stock for an order, as Liam’s brother Paul
was also in the rag trade. Liam and Paul discovered all the problems between
and Danny, and eventually did a deal with Adam and bought his 40% share in the
factory for a knockdown price of £80,0000, and Adam was only too happy
to sell as this meant getting one over on his half brother.
Paul was concerned about Liam’s relationship with Frankie when
it emerged that Frankie was Danny (his new business partners) ex wife.
However Liam took
no notice and continued to see Frankie. Liam also caused waves with the factory
girls on his first day by sending home machinist Kelly Crabtree saying her
clothes were unsuitable for work!
Danny’s return he was furious to discover
he had a new business partner and being the majority shareholder he
out of the factory.
Liam managed to talk Danny around and agreed to let Liam work at the factory
Danny was shocked when Liam confessed he was seeing his ex-wife Frankie, however
when he got over the shock Danny calmly told Liam that it wouldn’t last
that Frankie would eventually go back to him. Danny was right and a few weeks
later, sick of the bickering over her, Frankie dumped Liam.
Liam soon bounced back and started chatting up hairdresser Maria Sutherland
in the Rovers, unaware that Maria was having an affair with local builder Charlie
Stubbs. Charlie was not impressed when Liam walked Liam home after a drink
the Rovers and warned him off. Charlie was also far from amused when Tracy
chatted up Liam in the Rovers and joked to Charlie she should sleep with him
the score after finding out about Charlie’s cheating with Maria.
Back at the factory, and followed Danny’s discovery that Frankie has
been sleeping with his son Jamie, Danny went missing, assumed dead. Liam was
to run the factory, and once again called on his brother Paul for help. Liam
shocked when on New Years Day 2007, Paul revealed that Danny had been alive
and well all along and had sold his shares in the factory to him, meaning Paul
now the majority shareholder of Underworld.
Liam briefly dated factory worker Joanne Jackson, however the relationship
go anywhere and he soon showed an interest in Leanne Battersby following her
As time went on it became clear that Paul and Liam had a big secret they were
keeping from the rest of the Connor family. After Paul overreacted to his nephew
Ryan stealing a car and went missing, Liam in a state of panic confessed all
his sister in law Carla. He revealed that on the night that his brother-in-law,
Michelle’s husband, Dean was killed it was Paul who was drink driving,
not Dean as they had made it look. The brothers had moved the body to avoid
Paul going to prison. Liam made Carla promise not to tell anyone the truth
was less than impressed with his brother on his return.
A few weeks later there was accident at the factory when one of the Polish
Carla’s night shift slipped and fell down the stairs to her death. Carla
Paul who persuaded her to cover up the death and pretend it happened during the
day shift as Carla didn’t have insurance. Liam was furious that he had
dragged into covering up another death. Upset over the situation, Liam turned
to Leanne and the pair started dating. Meanwhile, Liam persuaded Paul that
Carla was a liability at the factory and she was given her marching orders.
a drunk Carla was complaining her selfish husband and his brother to Michelle
and let slip they were hiding something from her. When Michelle confronted
Liam he revealed the awful truth about the night Dean died. Michelle refused
to her brothers for a long time after that.
In June 2007 Paul was involved in a serious car accident after kidnapping Leanne.
At the hospital Liam was horrified when Carla revealed that Leanne was a prostitute
and that Paul was one of her clients. Liam was devastated when Paul died, and
to forgive Leanne. After returning from Paul’s funeral in Ireland, Liam
found it hard to cope following his brothers death and took off leaving the factory
in the hands of Hayley Cropper. Hayley found it hard to run the factory during
absence so went to Carla for help. Carla had just found out that Paul had left
the factory to her in his will so took over managing it. Liam was annoyed when
he returned a few weeks later to find out his sister in law had been left Paul’s
share and was now his boss.