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TV Times' top 9 classic Corrie villains

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee £50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (669448rh) 'Coronation Street' TV - 1970 - Joe Donelli (Shane Rimmer) with Minnie Caldwell (Margot Bryant) ITV ARCHIVE (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Pat Phelan is back on Coronation Street next week and he's shaping up to be the latest in a long line of classic Corrie villains… Here TV Times Soaps Editor Alison Slade names her, in no particualr order, nine other Weatherfield ne'er-do-wells of all time…

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1 Joe Donelli (Shane Rimmer)

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee £50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (669448rh) 'Coronation Street' TV - 1970 - Joe Donelli (Shane Rimmer) with Minnie Caldwell (Margot Bryant) ITV ARCHIVE

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee £50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (669448rh) 'Coronation Street' TV - 1970 - Joe Donelli (Shane Rimmer) with Minnie Caldwell (Margot Bryant) ITV ARCHIVE (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

In 1968, American GI Joe murdered Elsie Tanner’s second husband, Steve, and  later held Irma Barlow and Minnie Caldwell hostage before turning the gun on himself….

2 Alan Bradley (Mark Eden)

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee £50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (669486hz) 'Coronation Street' TV - 1989 - Rita Fairclough (Barbara Knox) tries to escape from Alan Bradley (Mark Eden) in Blackpool. ITV ARCHIVE

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee £50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (669486hz) 'Coronation Street' TV - 1989 - Rita Fairclough (Barbara Knox) tries to escape from Alan Bradley (Mark Eden) in Blackpool. ITV ARCHIVE (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Alan stole Rita’s house deeds and impersonated her dead hubby, Len, and tried to suffocate the Kabin queen when she found out. He got off scot-free at his trial, only to be memorably bumped off in 1989, courtesy of a Blackpool tram

3 Terry Duckworth (Nigel Pivaro)

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee £50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (669631ry) 'Coronation Street' TV - Terry, Tommy, Jack and Vera Duckworth [Nigel Pivaro, Darrly Edwards, William Tarmey, Liz Dawn] ITV ARCHIVE

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee £50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (669631ry) 'Coronation Street' TV - Terry, Tommy, Jack and Vera Duckworth [Nigel Pivaro, Darrly Edwards, William Tarmey, Liz Dawn] ITV ARCHIVE (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Last seen on screen in 2012, the despicable deeds of Jack and Vera’s  only child included selling his son Tommy, and doing a runner with money Jack paid him to donate a kidney

4 Jon Lindsay (Owen Aaronovitch)

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Deirdre thought she’d landed on her feet when she met ‘pilot’ Jon in 1997. Jon actually worked in an airport tie shop and had involved an unwitting Deirdre in a huge fraud, which landed her in prison.

5 Jez Quigley (Lee Boardman)

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EDITORIAL USE ONLY / NO MERCHANDISING MINIMUM USE FEE £50.00 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (802717li) 'Coronation Street' TV - 1999 - Jez Quigley [Lee Boardman] ITV ARCHIVE (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Drug dealer Jez was behind the death of Tony Horrocks and the manslaughter of Des Barnes, and died while attempting to murder Steve MacDonald in 2000.

6 Richard Hillman (Brian Capron)

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee £50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (697210jx) 'Coronation Street' TV - 2003 - Richard Hillman (Brian Capron) confesses all to Gail Hillman (Helen Worth). He begs her forgiveness and says he did it all for the family. ITV ARCHIVE

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee £50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (697210jx) 'Coronation Street' TV - 2003 - Richard Hillman (Brian Capron) confesses all to Gail Hillman (Helen Worth). He begs her forgiveness and says he did it all for the family. ITV ARCHIVE (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Dubbed ‘Norman Bates with a briefcase’ by wife Gail, ‘Hillman The Kill Man’ left businessman Duggie Ferguson for dead, and murdered ex-wife Patricia and crimper Maxine Peacock. In 2003, he kidnapped the Platts and drove them into the canal – he died, they survived.

7 Charlie Stubbs (Bill Ward)

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EDITORIAL USE ONLY /NO MERCHANDISING MINIMUM USAGE FEE £50.00 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (804925hs) 'Coronation Street' TV - 2007 - Tracy Barlow [Kate Ford] fools Charlie Stubbs [Bill Ward] into thinking she got a man upstairs - really it's her brother Peter Barlow. ITV ARCHIVE (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Builder Charlie abused Shelley Unwin, and took up with Tracy after Shelley dumped him at the altar. In 2003, Trace found out he’d had an affair with Maria and clobbered him on the head with a heavy ornament.

8 Tony Gordon (Gray O’Brien)

From ITV STRICT EMBARGO -TV Listings Magazines Tuesday 25 May 2010, Weekly Newspapers Thursday 27 May 2010 and Daily Newspapers & Websites Saturday 29 May 2010 Coronation Street TX: TBC Carla Connor [ALISON KING] manages to get free of her bonds as Tony Gordon [GRAY O'BRIEN] is lighting the petrol. She slams the chair over his back and runs for the door. Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com on 0161 952 6214 Photographer: Joseph Scanlon This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com

From ITV STRICT EMBARGO -TV Listings Magazines Tuesday 25 May 2010, Weekly Newspapers Thursday 27 May 2010 and Daily Newspapers & Websites Saturday 29 May 2010 Coronation Street TX: TBC Carla Connor [ALISON KING] manages to get free of her bonds as Tony Gordon [GRAY O'BRIEN] is lighting the petrol. She slams the chair over his back and runs for the door. Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com on 0161 952 6214 Photographer: Joseph Scanlon This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com

Carla’s second husband murdered her ex brother-in-law Liam after finding out about their affair. In 2010, he escaped prison, set fire to Underworld and died in the blaze.

9 Frank Foster (Andrew Lancel)

EDITORIAL USE ONLY / NO MERCHANDISING Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (1689200bx) Frank Foster [Andrew Lancel] is furious that Carla Connor [Alison King] has told Peter the truth. 'Coronation Street' TV Programme. - 2011

EDITORIAL USE ONLY / NO MERCHANDISING Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (1689200bx) Frank Foster [Andrew Lancel] is furious that Carla Connor [Alison King] has told Peter the truth. 'Coronation Street' TV Programme. - 2011 (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The former co-owner of Underworld raped Carla after she called off their engagement, and, in 2012, was murdered in the factory by mother, Anne.