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.
Kids scratch Susan's dad's car and hammer nails in the tyre, leaving her and Ken stuck in Coronation Street until it can be fixed.
Ken goes to No.1 and chats to pensioner Albert Tatlock.
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.
Ida is annoyed when she finds that Ken has spent £1 on a rare book and warns him not to tell Frank.
Ken has some friends coming round and Ida wonders what he’s up to.
The storyline lead to a feud between Ken and Mike, prominent in both characters' narratives until Mike's screen death in 2006.