10 Years Ago in the Soaps: Week Beginning 18 March

Remind yourself of all the soap drama that was happening in Corrie, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks 10 years ago this week!

Corrie Deirdre Barlow and killer daughter Tracy had a huge argument.

Deirdre, who knew the truth about her daughter's 'act of self-defence' against dead boyfriend Charlie Stubbs, told Tracy she wouldn't lie for her in court.

The family hostilities ended when Deirdre had a massive panic attack and Ken told Tracy to get out!

Usually unflappable motormouth Janice Battersby was horrified to discover daughter Leanne was working as an escort.

Janice had taken Leanne's phone to the hotel where Leanne said she was attending a property exhibition... but it turned out she was meeting a client. Oops!

Elsewhere, Maria Sutherland and Peter Barlow shared a passionate kiss, and a new family, the Mortons, moved into No.6. Former Brookside star Mickey Starke played dad Jerry.


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Peggy Mitchell celebrated her 65th birthday in style in The Queen Vic with hunky Sean Slater wowing the assembled guests with a champagne fountain.

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The celebrations soon took a turn for the worse, though, when Tanya Branning spilt booze on Stacey Slater and the two started a massive catfight.

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Sean then followed Tanya into the toilets to check that she was OK... and he planted a passionate kiss on her. Nice!

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Elsewhere, Dawn Swann was horrified when a trip to Booty ended up with a red hair dye disaster. Jealous Chelsea Fox was to blame.


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After reading a newspaper article saying that the King brothers killed their father, Carrie Nicholls told Jimmy, Carl and Matthew that she wanted them out of her and daughter Scarlett's life.

Matthew was secretly delighted as he thought it meant they would get her shares in the family business. Wrong!

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Jimmy took Scarlett to see their father's grave and she questioned him about her new family.

Elsewhere, Daz Eden was furious with Jack Sugden and Billy Hopwood after they spoilt his birthday... and, more importantly, his romantic moment with Penny Drury.


The mighty McQueen girls prepared for Jacqui's wedding and they pulled out all the stops as they dressed up for her hen party.

When the big day dawned, though, Tony Hutchinson made a last-minute plea for Jacqui not to marry her intended, Aleksander, and instead make a go of things with him!