Ken walks in and finds her waiting for him in the very place he didn't want her to see.
Ken and Deirdre's fictional relationship made newspaper headlines in Britain in 1983 due to Deirdre's adultery with Mike Baldwin.
The storyline captured both media and viewer interest.
Ken was introduced as the educated son of a working-class family.
Portrayed as moralistic and a political activist, Ken differed from the other, predominantly working-class characters in the soap opera.
She gets annoyed at his attitude to his background. Ken volunteers to search for missing Lucille Hewitt but can’t find her.
Ida is annoyed when she finds that Ken has spent £1 on a rare book and warns him not to tell Frank.
He is the eldest son born to Frank (Frank Pemberton) and Ida Barlow (Noel Dyson).
An intelligent pupil, Ken attends grammar school after passing his 11-plus exam and in 1957 wins a university scholarship; he lives with his parents and brother David (Alan Rothwell) in Weatherfield while studying.
This is an allegation denied by Roache, who has cited Ken's evolution over the years, his chaotic love life and dysfunctional family as evidence to the contrary.
Roache has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the British Soap Awards for his portrayal of Ken.
He tells Albert that his friend, Susan Cunningham, will be on her way to the hotel by now and it's too late to change his plan.