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Fascinating Fact: 4244705

15th June 2014

Veteran British actor Bill Roache has returned to the set of longrunning U.K. soap Coronation Street after he was cleared of two rapes and four indecent assaults in February (14). The 82 year old was...

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William Roache Returning To ‘Coronation Street’ After Clearing His Name

By Lauren James | 21st May 2014

William Roache is to reprise his role as Ken Barlow on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street after having being cleared of rape and indecent assault charges. Within two weeks the 82 year-old actor will...

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Fascinating Fact: 4159094

17th April 2014

Veteran British actor Bill Roache will return to longrunning U.K. soap opera Coronation Street in August (14) after he was cleared of two rapes and four indecent assaults in February (14). The 81 year old...

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Bill Roache Didn’T Hear The 'Not' In 'Not Guilty' - Panicked

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th February 2014

The lines between ‘guity’ and ‘not guilty’ are fine, in a judicial sense, anyway. In an oral sense, they’re pretty far apart, but that didn’t stop the recently acquitted Bill Roach mishearing his verdict and...

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Bill William Roache Misheard Not Guilty Verdict In Sex Charge Trial

9th February 2014

Veteran British actor Bill Roache flew into a panic in court as he was cleared of sex abuse charges because he misheard the verdicts and was convinced he had been found guilty.The Coronation Street star...

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Bill William Roache: 'No Winners In Abuse Case'

6th February 2014

Veteran British actor Bill Roache struggled to contain his emotions after he was cleared of sex abuse charges, and insisted there were "no winners" in the case.The star, a permanent fixture on hit U.K. soap...

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Jury Says "Not Guilty" In Bill Roache's Rape And Abuse Case

By Victoria Pavlova | 6th February 2014

Bill Roache, known best for his role on Coronation Street and now, for a torrent of rape and abuse allegations made against him, has been cleared of all charges. The 81-year-old actor was accused of...

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Bill Roache 'Attacked Girl In Tv Restroom', Court Hears

14th January 2014

Veteran British soap star Bill Roache assaulted a young woman in a restroom at the Itv network studios where he was based, a U.K. court has heard.Roache, who has starred in hit Tv drama Coronation...

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Actor Bill William Roache Denies Child Rape Accusations

2nd September 2013

Veteran British soap star Bill Roache has formally pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and indecent assault relating to allegations dating back to the 1960s.Earlier this year (13), the Coronation Street actor was slapped...

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Bill William Roache To Stand Trial In 2014

10th June 2013

British actor Bill Roache has been ordered to stand trial in January (14) to face charges of rape and indecent assault.The Coronation Street star appeared in court in Preston, England on Monday (10Jun13) for a...

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Coronation Street's Will Roache Faces Five Different Assault Charges Against Young Girls

By Joe Wilde | 7th June 2013

Coronation Street's longest serving actor, William Roache, has been accused of five charges of indecent assault against four underage girls in court. The star, who plays Ken Barlow on the soap, was arrest on Thursday...

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Bill William Roache Charged With Additional Indecent Assault Counts

6th June 2013

Embattled British soap star Bill Roache has been charged with five counts of indecent assault dating back to the 1960s.The Coronation Street actor, 81, is already fighting two charges of rape relating to an alleged...

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Coronation Street's Bill Roache In Court To Answer Rape Allegations

By Contributor | 14th May 2013

Coronation Street Bill Roache appeared in court today in his attempt to refute claims that he raped a 15 year-old girl back in 1967. Roache plays the much-loved character Ken Barlow in the long running...

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Bill William Roache Bailed On Rape Charges

14th May 2013

Veteran British actor Bill Roache has been bailed until next month (Jun13) after appearing in court on two charges of rape dating back 46 years.The screen star, who has played Ken Barlow in hit U.K....

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Coronation Street's Bill Roache Attends Court, Accused Of Raping Girl, 15

By Michael West | 14th May 2013

Coronation Street actor Bill Roache appeared at Preston Magistrates Court on Tuesday (May 14, 2013) accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. The 81-year-old, who has played Ken Barlow since the legendary soap's launch, is charged...

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William Roache Waxwork Removed From Madame Tussauds After Attacks

13th May 2013

Bosses at Madame Tussauds in London have removed a waxwork model of embattled U.K. Tv star Bill Roache after the figure was attacked by visitors.The veteran Coronation Street actor was charged with two counts of...

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Bill William Roache: 'I'm Astounded By Rape Claim'

2nd May 2013

Veteran British actor Bill Roache has furiously denied allegations he raped a teenage girl, insisting he is "astounded" by the claims.The screen star, 81, who has played Ken Barlow in hit U.K. soap opera Coronation...

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'Deeply Horrified' - Coronation Street's Bill Roache Denies Rape Accusation

By Hayley Avron | 2nd May 2013

The Coronation Street star William Roache - also known as Bill Roache - has denied the accusation of rape that has been made against him. Roache, who has starred in Coronation Street since its very...

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Coronation Street's William Roache Arrested On Suspicion Of Rape

By Victoria Pavlova | 1st May 2013

Bill Roache, a staple on ITV’s Coronation Street for more than five decades, was questioned at his Cheshire home earlier today, over the rape of a 15-year-old girl back in 1976. This comes after Roache...

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Bill Roache (Ken Barlow) Arrested On Suspicion Of Raping Girl, 15

By Michael West | 1st May 2013

Bill Roache, the Coronation Street actor, has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of rape after the Lancashire constabulary conducted a morning search of his house in Wilmslow, Cheshire, before taking him in for...

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Bill Roache Arrested On Sex Charge

1st May 2013

Veteran British actor Bill Roache has been arrested on suspicion of rape.The Coronation Street star, 81, who has played Ken Barlow in the U.K. soap opera since 1960, was detained by police at his home...

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William Roache 'Sorry' For Shocking Abuse Remarks

20th March 2013

William Roache has apologised for his comments about sex abuse victims. The 'Coronation Street' actor recently suggested in an interview with New Zealand's TVNZ he believes people who are mistreated are paying for their behaviour...

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William Roache Apologises For Controversial Comments On Sexual Abuse

By Victoria Pavlova | 19th March 2013

Coronation Street’s William Roache has made an official apology for some pretty abrasive comments he made recently. During an interview with New Zealand’s TVNZ, he made some admittedly vague statements about victims of abuse, which...

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Ken Barlow Actor Bill Roache Causes Outrage With Comments On Abuse Victims

By Hayley Avron | 19th March 2013

The Coronation Street actor William Roache has caused anger and outrage with his suggestions, in an interview, that victims of sexual abuse may have brought the abuse on themselves (in a previous life) and suggesting...

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Coronation Street Stars Pay Tribute To Bill Tarmey

24th January 2013

The 'Coronation Street' cast paid tribute to Bill Tarmey at the National Television Awards last night (23.01.13).The ITV soap won the prestigious Best Serial Drama gong at the ceremony held in London's O2 Arena and...

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Hundreds Gather For Funeral Of Coronation Street's Bill Tarmey

By Michael West | 27th November 2012

Coronation Street stars gathered in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, on Tuesday (November 27, 2012) to pay their respects to the actor Bill Tarmey, who died earlier this month while holidaying with his family in Tenerife. Tarmey,...

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Ken Barlow Touches My Bum, Reveals Michelle Keegan

23rd May 2012

Michelle Keegan has revealed how William Roache, aka Ken Barlow, cops a feel of her while on the set of Coronation Street. Roache admitted to sleeping with over 1,000 women during a chat with Piers...

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Bill Roache Aka Ken Barlow: I've Slept With 1,000 Women

15th March 2012

Bill Roache, also known as William Roache, the Coronation Street veteran who has played Ken Barlow on the show for more than half a century, says he has slept with near 1,000 women. Roache claims...

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