Audrey Roberts is a character in Coronation Street who first appeared in 1979 and on a recurring basis from then to 1985 when she became a regular. She is the mother of Gail Rodwell and her half brother Stephen Reid. Audrey is played by actress Sue Nicholls.
Audrey Potter was born on the 23rd July 1940 in Weatherfield to Robert Potter and Nancy Potter. She was their only child. In the summer of 1955 she had a brief fling with Geoff Masters, who got her pregnant. Audrey was just 15 at the time. Audrey had a son Stephen in early 1956. Audrey's parents forced her to adopt the baby out. The baby was adopted out to Malcolm Reid and his wife. In July 1957, Audrey dated Ted Page. She was soon pregnant with his baby and he proposed to her but she turned him down. Ted the joined the Army in late 1957 and lost touch with Audrey. In April 1958, Audrey gave birth to a daughter Gail Potter. Audrey left her baby daughter with her parents much of the time.
Audrey Potter married Alf Roberts in December 1985.
One time in October 1993, Alf got drunk and chatted Rita up saying he could leave Audrey and live with Rita. In December 1995 Audrey joined Alf and Don on the trip to London for Alf to get his CBE. Audrey and Alf became friends with Fred Elliott, a local mouthy butcher.
In 1997 and 1998 after he had retired, Alf's health was failing. At the same time, Audrey wanted to become a councillor and hired Fred Elliott's help. Fred kept taking Audrey out to dinners and this tested his friendship with Alf. Alf became jealous and warned Fred off. Alf's life insurance policy ran out on 31st December 1998, at the stroke of midnight. He did not renew it. On the New Years Eve/Day party, Alf sat down as he was tired but died. He died a few minutes after midnight so Audrey could not claim anything on Alf's life insurance. At his funeral, Mike Baldwin made a jibe at Fred, telling him not to cop off with the widow.
Appearances: 16–18 April 1979, 21 November–26 December 1979, 19 May–11 June 1980, 15 September 1980–28 January 1981, 21 September–25 November 1981, 5–7 April 1982, 2–18 July 1984, 29–31 October 1984, 8–17 April 1985, 30 September 1985–present
Born: 23rd July 1940
Full Name: Audrey Roberts (Nee Potter)
Spouse: Alf Roberts (1985-1999)