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| duration = [[1990]]-[[1991]], [[1992]]
 
| duration = [[1990]]-[[1991]], [[1992]]
 
| number of appearances = [[Jackie Ingram - List of appearances|75]]
 
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| played by = [[Shirin Taylor]]}}
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'''Jaqueline Rachel "Jackie" Ingram''' (formerly '''Baldwin''') was [[Peter Ingram]]'s widow who married [[Mike Baldwin]] in [[1991]]. The marriage lasted just a week as when Jackie found out Mike had been manipulating her over [[Ingram's Textiles]], she threatened him with a shotgun to see him off.
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'''Jaqueline Rachel "Jackie" Ingram''' (previously '''Baldwin''') was [[Peter Ingram]]'s widow who became [[Mike Baldwin]]'s second wife in [[1991]]. The marriage lasted just a week as when [[Phil Jennings]] told Jackie how Mike had deceived her to gain control of Peter's factory [[Ingram's Textiles]], she saw him off with a shotgun.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Jackie Ingram first met [[Mike Baldwin]] when he interviewed her for a position with [[Phoenix Fabrics]], which he was setting up on the quiet while working for [[Peter Ingram]] as a sales rep. Mike had no idea that Jackie Williams was really Jackie Ingram and Peter's wife, and when Peter found out what he was up to, he demoted him to work's manager on the factory floor at [[Ingram's Textiles]].
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Jackie Ingram lived in comfort at her marital home of [[17 Elmgate Gardens]], in the suburbs of [[Weatherfield]]. She didn't need to work as her husband [[Peter Ingram|Peter]] owned a successful [[Ingram's Textiles|textile factory]] in [[Rochdale Road]]. By [[1990]], the couple were thinking of moving to a bigger house and Jackie had set her sights on [[Thorngrove, Oakfield|Thorngrove]] in [[Oakfield]].
   
A short time later, Peter died suddenly of a heart attack. Jackie assumed charge of the factory with the help of [[Ralph Dobson]], who had managed it with Peter. Mike saw Peter's death as an opportunity for advancement and also offered his support to Jackie, making sure to show her that he could handle a managerial role. He gradually became Jackie's friend and adviser over the factory, impressing her by securing a contract with [[Phil Jennings]]. His true motives were obvious but Jackie thought she could handle him.
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[[Image:Episode_3106.jpg|thumb|left|200px|[[1990]]: Jackie with husband [[Peter Ingram|Peter]]]]
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In [[August 1990|August]] of that year, Peter's sales rep [[Mike Baldwin]] set up [[Phoenix Fabrics]] as a rival to Ingram's, breaking a contract which stopped him from launching a business in Ingram's lines for five years. After getting wind of the fact that Mike was interviewing for a front man at his [[Weatherfield Quays]] [[No. 6 Quebec House, Weatherfield Quays|flat]], Peter sent Jackie there posing as a candidate to entrap Mike. Mike took the bait and interviewed "Jackie Williams", being immediately taken with the attractive woman. The deception was revealed to Mike when Peter invited him and [[Alma Sedgewick]] to a dinner part at the Ingrams' residence and introduced them to Jackie formally.
   
Jackie found the factory hard work and soon decided to sell up and buy a house called "[[Thorngrove, Oakfield|Thorngrove]]" in [[Oakfield]] which she and Peter were going to buy before his death. Mike surprised Jackie by telling her it was a good idea, but when buyer [[Charlie Travers]]'s offer for the factory was lower than Jackie hoped, Mike convinced her it was a bad time to sell. He also talked her into making a go of running the factory herself, which resulted in a confrontation with Ralph, who subsequently resigned.
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A week later, Peter died suddenly of a heart attack. Jackie allowed [[Ralph Dobson]], Peter's sales manager and right-hand-man, to take charge of the factory until she decided what to do with it. Mike remained on the periphery, demoted to work's manager by Peter and kept there by Jackie. Seeing Peter's death as an opportunity, Mike set out to prove to Jackie that he should be the manager by securing a contract with [[Phil Jennings]]. Jackie began to warm to Mike when he invited her to a party at his flat, helping her to come out of her shell.
   
Jackie then made Mike General Manager and the two of them ran the factory together. Jackie relied on Mike and made him go with her to a conference in [[Harrogate]]. Mike told his girlfriend [[Alma Sedgewick]] that he was going alone and when she found out that Jackie was with him, she demanded that he resign from Ingram's. Mike made a show of going to see Jackie to hand in his notice - when he was actually spending a romantic evening with Jackie, after which they had sex - and then telling Alma he'd saved his job once she cooled down.
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Jackie blamed the factory for causing Peter's death and in [[September 1990|September]] she decided to sell up, buy Thorngrove with the proceeds and live off the interest. She was surprised when Mike supported her, at least until buyer [[Charlie Travers]] put in an insultingly low offer for the business. Dobson advised Jackie to keep the factory on the market but instead she took Mike's advice of running the factory herself until it was a seller's market. As Jackie didn't have any experience of running a business, Dobson refused to support her any longer and resigned, adding a warning to rid herself of poisonous Mike. Mike then manipulated Jackie into making him general manager by pretending that he'd been offered a job elsewhere.
   
A few weeks into their affair, Jackie demanded that Mike dump Alma. Alma already knew about them but didn't want to tackle Mike as she knew he'd choose Jackie. When he realised Jackie was serious and that he could lose her, Mike told Alma the truth and afterwards he moved in with Jackie. Jackie was serious about Mike and decided to sell her house so that they could have a place that was truly theirs. Curious about Jackie, Alma viewed the house and while there she slashed Jackie's duvet.
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The factory was run by Jackie and Mike together, in principle if not in practice; Jackie was reliant on Mike to advise her and make the important decisions. In [[November 1990|November]], to celebrate landing a big order Jackie entertained Mike to an intimate meal which ended with them going to bed. Jackie then offered Mike a relationship on the proviso that he dumped Alma. When Mike responded to the ultimatum by backing away, Jackie feared he'd plotted his way into her bed and prepared to pay him to leave the factory. However, afraid of losing Jackie Mike did as she demanded and finished with Alma.
   
In [[March 1991]], Jackie proposed to Mike and he accepted. She then surprised him by asking him to sign a pre-nuptial agreement. Mike was furious and demonstrated his love for Jackie by signing the contract without reading it. Jackie ripped up the contract and wrote a new one which gave him 50% of everything, which she changed to 25% on her solicitor [[Gordon Barrett]]'s advice. Both parties signed the contract and set a date for the Registry Office wedding.
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In the New Year, Mike sold his flat and moved in with Jackie. Jackie was serious about Mike and decided to sell her house so that they could have a place that was truly theirs. This led to speculation on the factory floor that a wedding was in the offing. Amused by the gossip, Jackie got Mike to propose to her and accepted. Jackie's solicitor [[Gordon Barrett]] drew up a pre-marital contract for Mike to sign protecting Jackie's money and property should the couple divorce. Mike demonstrated his love for Jackie by signing the contract without reading it, making Jackie feel thoroughly guilty and leading her to go back to Gordon and tell him to draw up a new contract giving Mike 50% of the factory upon marrying her, which she changed to 25% on Barrett's advice. The conditions met with Mike's approval and he eagerly signed the contract.
   
Jackie gradually took more of a back seat in the business but remained in charge when it came to the major decisions. With the country in recession, there were redundancies at the factory. In [[May 1991|May]], while going through the firm's accounts, she discovered an anomalous entry on [[Alcazar Holdings]]. Mike told her it was a holding company for tax purposes and she accepted his explanation. A short time later, Ralph Dobson contacted Jackie and told her his new firm wanted to buy Ingram's. Jackie allowed him access to the business's accounts and asked him to put in an offer but didn't tell Mike yet.
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Jackie gradually took a more active role in the business as it weathered a recession. In [[May 1991|May]], while going through the firm's accounts, she discovered an anomalous entity in the accounts labelled "[[Alcazar Holdings]]", which Mike explained away as a small holding company for tax purposes. The following month, Ingram's started redundancies and week before the wedding, Ingram's biggest customer Mellors went bust owing the firm money. Mike worked flat out to save the business making Jackie scared that, like Peter, he'd work himself to death. Ralph Dobson, now working for a larger textile company, had a private meeting with Jackie and offered to buy her out. Jackie thought it was the perfect solution and allowed Dobson access to the business's accounts so that he could make an offer.
   
[[Image:Episode3251.jpg|thumb|right|180px|[[1991]]: Jackie threatens [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] with a shotgun]]
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Jackie and Mike were married on [[5th July]] - Jackie's birthday - and held their reception at the [[Midland Hotel]]. As a wedding present to her husband, Jackie dropped the bombshell that they were selling the factory. They proceeded to spend their honeymoon arguing as Mike, a workaholic, was aghast at Jackie's idea of spending two years in the Caribbean. Jackie was persuaded to turn Dobson down.
Jackie and Mike were married on [[5th July]]. Jackie's wedding present to Mike was the news that they were selling up. Understandably, he didn't take it well and they spent their honeymoon arguing about it. Jackie too had a surprise waiting for her, when they returned home - Dobson had investigated Alcazar Holdings and learned that it held the lease on [[Jim's Cafe]] and Alma's flat. Mike explained to Jackie that he bought the cafe to alleviate his guilt over Alma and pointed out that they hadn't lost any money from it. Jackie wasn't sure what to make of it and went to see Alma, whose vitriol towards Mike convinced her there wasn't anything going on. Jackie agreed to forgive Mike and challenged him to change her mind over the factory by landing an order big enough to keep it going. Mike managed to do just that, but while he was at work Phil Jennings went to see Jackie and told her about how Mike had manipulated her early in their relationship, including putting Charlie Travers up as a fake buyer. When Mike came home to celebrate with Jackie, she threw her rings back at him and became hysterical, telling him to get out of her house. Mike dismissed her show of anger - more worried about her messing up his deal than about her - and laughed off her attempt to threaten him with a shotgun. Jackie drove off in the car, leaving Mike with the gun, which he discovered actually was loaded.
 
   
Jackie immediately started divorce proceedings and sought out Ralph Dobson to protect her from Mike while he finalised the sale of the factory. Mike refused to leave the house, even when Jackie threatened to tell the police about him misappropriating company funds. He finally left after accepting Jackie's settlement of £100,000 in exchange for quick divorce.
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Before taking his leave of Jackie, Dobson informed her that Alcazar Holdings was the lease-holder on [[Jim's Cafe]] and Alma's [[Jim's Cafe flat|flat]] in [[Rosamund Street]], leading to another row between Jackie and Mike. Mike explained that he'd bought the lease without Alma's knowledge to alleviate his guilt over the way he'd treated Alma. Jackie ultimately forgave him after visiting Alma whose vitriol towards Mike convinced her that there wasn't anything going on between them.
   
In [[April 1992]], Alma received a letter from Jackie's solicitor, revealing that she was being cited as a co-respondent in the divorce. Mike saw Jackie and learned that she had a new man and wanted a quick divorce. She agreed to keep Alma's name out of the divorce, although it had been Mike's idea to cite her. Two months later, Alma went to see Jackie to convince her she never had an affair with Mike. Jackie was confused as Alma thought she had named her in the divorce petition; Mike had let Alma believe that he had to pay Jackie off to keep her name from being dragged through the courts, as a scheme to get her to marry him. Jackie advised Alma to get away from Mike while she could. Alma chose not to heed Jackie's advice and became the third Mrs. Mike Baldwin four days later.
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[[Image:Episode3251.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[1991]]: Jackie threatens [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] with a shotgun]]
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Jackie challenged Mike to prove that the factory was still a going concern. Mike came through by landing a two-year deal with Wrightsons. Before Jackie heard the news, she received a visit from Phil Jennings, Mike's best man, who asked her for a £500 loan. Phil was desperate for money and had already been turned down by Mike. When Jackie also said "no", as an act of revenge Phil told Jackie everything Mike had done to gain control of the factory, including putting Charlie Travers up as a fake buyer. This was the last straw for Jackie, who threw her rings back at Mike when he arrived home and became hysterical, telling him to get out of her house. Mike dismissed her show of anger - more worried about her messing up his deal than about her - and laughed off her attempt to threaten him with Peter's old hunting rifle. Jackie drove off in the car, leaving Mike with the gun, which he discovered actually was loaded.
   
==Other information==
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Jackie immediately started divorce proceedings and sought out Gordon Barrett to protect her from Mike while Ralph Dobson finalised the sale of the factory. Mike refused to leave the house, even when Jackie threatened to tell the police about him misappropriating company funds. He finally left after accepting Jackie's settlement of £100,000 in exchange for his 25% of the business and a quick divorce.
*After [[Peter Ingram]]'s death, Jackie found out from employee [[Sandra Rogers]] that he'd been having an affair with her for eighteen months before he died. Sandra told Jackie in retaliation when Jackie sacked her.
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*Jackie had already reverted to the surname of "Ingram" before her divorce from [[Mike Baldwin]] had been finalised.
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For the next eight months, Jackie and Mike's only contact was through their solicitors. In the Spring of [[1992]], in order to speed up the divorce Mike cited Alma as a co-respondent. Jackie agreed as she had a new man in her life and wanted rid of Mike. A few weeks later, Mike saw Jackie seeking her agreement to have Alma's name removed from the divorce petition and again, Jackie co-operated. Finally, in [[June 1992|June]] of that year, Alma visited Jackie to convince her that she never had an affair with Mike. Jackie was confused by the fact that Alma thought Jackie had named her in the divorce; Mike had let Alma believes that he had to pay Jackie off to keep her name from being dragged through the courts, as a scheme to get her to marry him. Jackie advised Alma to get away from Mike while she could. Alma chose not to heed Jackie's advice and became the third Mrs. Mike Baldwin four days later.
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==Personality==
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Jackie was an intelligent, mature woman and a capable businesswoman. During her marriage to [[Peter Ingram|Peter]], she didn't have to work as [[Ingram's Textiles]] paid all the bills, but Jackie was a modern woman and wanted to play her part. In her first encounter with [[Mike Baldwin]], Jackie hid her identity in order to learn about Mike's plans to set up a rival company to Ingram's, and report back to Peter. Jackie was confident in her deception, successfully fooling Mike.
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After Peter died from a sudden heart attack, Jackie's priorities changed massively. She knew the textile business well enough to make a go of running the factory, but was inexperienced and relied heavily on Mike, allowing him to manipulate her more easily. Mike grew closer to Jackie by letting her think that she was in charge. In matters outside the day-to-day running of the factory, however, Jackie held her own against Mike; when they began a relationship she forced him to finish with [[Alma Sedgewick]], refusing to share him, and in [[1991]] she arranged the sale of the factory to [[Ralph Dobson]]'s company without consulting Mike, though this was borne out of concern for Mike's health as she blamed the factory for killing Peter. After finding out that their marriage was just a means for Mike to gain control of the factory, Jackie ended the marriage and never looked back.
   
 
==Background information==
 
==Background information==
*[[Shirin Taylor]] enjoyed playing the scenes of Jackie threatening [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] with a shotgun: "The fun of it was that it was such a good script and such a good storyline. Jackie was a strong modern woman who had a momentary lapse and weakness after her husband died and then after she felt betrayed by Mike Baldwin she used all her strength to get herself back together again. She wasn't going to have him play around." (''"[[The Coronation Street Story]]"'' ([[Daran Little]], [[1995]])).
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[[Shirin Taylor]] enjoyed playing the scenes of Jackie threatening [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] with a shotgun: "The fun of it was that it was such a good script and such a good storyline. Jackie was a strong modern woman who had a momentary lapse and weakness after her husband died and then after she felt betrayed by Mike Baldwin she used all her strength to get herself back together again. She wasn't going to have him play around." (''"[[The Coronation Street Story]]"'' ([[Daran Little]], [[1995]])).
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==First and last lines==
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"Oh hello, I'm looking for the managing director of [[Phoenix Fabrics|Phoenix Fashions]]." (First line, to [[Mike Baldwin]])
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"I didn't name you in the divorce petition; he named you. You were never mentioned in the first draft, but he went to my solicitor and had your name put in. Then, a few weeks later, he came knocking at my door to ask me to get it taken off again. Whatever game he was playing had presumably changed tack. Or perhaps you'd agreed to marry him by then, was that it? I'm sorry, some people are just poison. It's rare to come across them and it's a shock. All you can do is get as far away as possible. I've done that, emotionally and physically. Not without cost, and that sort of person always extracts some cost. It's not too late for you. Be kind to yourself. Get out quick." (Final line, to [[Alma Sedgewick]])
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==Appendices==
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===List of addresses===
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|[[17 Elmgate Gardens]]||Only known address
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===Employment history===
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==See also==
 
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[[Category:1990 debuts]]
 
[[Category:1990 debuts]]
 
[[Category:1992 departures]]
 
[[Category:1992 departures]]
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[[Category:Ingram's Textiles staff]]

Latest revision as of 14:32, October 31, 2019

Jaqueline Rachel "Jackie" Ingram (previously Baldwin) was Peter Ingram's widow who became Mike Baldwin's second wife in 1991. The marriage lasted just a week as when Phil Jennings told Jackie how Mike had deceived her to gain control of Peter's factory Ingram's Textiles, she saw him off with a shotgun.

BiographyEdit

Jackie Ingram lived in comfort at her marital home of 17 Elmgate Gardens, in the suburbs of Weatherfield. She didn't need to work as her husband Peter owned a successful textile factory in Rochdale Road. By 1990, the couple were thinking of moving to a bigger house and Jackie had set her sights on Thorngrove in Oakfield.

Episode 3106

1990: Jackie with husband Peter

In August of that year, Peter's sales rep Mike Baldwin set up Phoenix Fabrics as a rival to Ingram's, breaking a contract which stopped him from launching a business in Ingram's lines for five years. After getting wind of the fact that Mike was interviewing for a front man at his Weatherfield Quays flat, Peter sent Jackie there posing as a candidate to entrap Mike. Mike took the bait and interviewed "Jackie Williams", being immediately taken with the attractive woman. The deception was revealed to Mike when Peter invited him and Alma Sedgewick to a dinner part at the Ingrams' residence and introduced them to Jackie formally.

A week later, Peter died suddenly of a heart attack. Jackie allowed Ralph Dobson, Peter's sales manager and right-hand-man, to take charge of the factory until she decided what to do with it. Mike remained on the periphery, demoted to work's manager by Peter and kept there by Jackie. Seeing Peter's death as an opportunity, Mike set out to prove to Jackie that he should be the manager by securing a contract with Phil Jennings. Jackie began to warm to Mike when he invited her to a party at his flat, helping her to come out of her shell.

Jackie blamed the factory for causing Peter's death and in September she decided to sell up, buy Thorngrove with the proceeds and live off the interest. She was surprised when Mike supported her, at least until buyer Charlie Travers put in an insultingly low offer for the business. Dobson advised Jackie to keep the factory on the market but instead she took Mike's advice of running the factory herself until it was a seller's market. As Jackie didn't have any experience of running a business, Dobson refused to support her any longer and resigned, adding a warning to rid herself of poisonous Mike. Mike then manipulated Jackie into making him general manager by pretending that he'd been offered a job elsewhere.

The factory was run by Jackie and Mike together, in principle if not in practice; Jackie was reliant on Mike to advise her and make the important decisions. In November, to celebrate landing a big order Jackie entertained Mike to an intimate meal which ended with them going to bed. Jackie then offered Mike a relationship on the proviso that he dumped Alma. When Mike responded to the ultimatum by backing away, Jackie feared he'd plotted his way into her bed and prepared to pay him to leave the factory. However, afraid of losing Jackie Mike did as she demanded and finished with Alma.

In the New Year, Mike sold his flat and moved in with Jackie. Jackie was serious about Mike and decided to sell her house so that they could have a place that was truly theirs. This led to speculation on the factory floor that a wedding was in the offing. Amused by the gossip, Jackie got Mike to propose to her and accepted. Jackie's solicitor Gordon Barrett drew up a pre-marital contract for Mike to sign protecting Jackie's money and property should the couple divorce. Mike demonstrated his love for Jackie by signing the contract without reading it, making Jackie feel thoroughly guilty and leading her to go back to Gordon and tell him to draw up a new contract giving Mike 50% of the factory upon marrying her, which she changed to 25% on Barrett's advice. The conditions met with Mike's approval and he eagerly signed the contract.

Jackie gradually took a more active role in the business as it weathered a recession. In May, while going through the firm's accounts, she discovered an anomalous entity in the accounts labelled "Alcazar Holdings", which Mike explained away as a small holding company for tax purposes. The following month, Ingram's started redundancies and week before the wedding, Ingram's biggest customer Mellors went bust owing the firm money. Mike worked flat out to save the business making Jackie scared that, like Peter, he'd work himself to death. Ralph Dobson, now working for a larger textile company, had a private meeting with Jackie and offered to buy her out. Jackie thought it was the perfect solution and allowed Dobson access to the business's accounts so that he could make an offer.

Jackie and Mike were married on 5th July - Jackie's birthday - and held their reception at the Midland Hotel. As a wedding present to her husband, Jackie dropped the bombshell that they were selling the factory. They proceeded to spend their honeymoon arguing as Mike, a workaholic, was aghast at Jackie's idea of spending two years in the Caribbean. Jackie was persuaded to turn Dobson down.

Before taking his leave of Jackie, Dobson informed her that Alcazar Holdings was the lease-holder on Jim's Cafe and Alma's flat in Rosamund Street, leading to another row between Jackie and Mike. Mike explained that he'd bought the lease without Alma's knowledge to alleviate his guilt over the way he'd treated Alma. Jackie ultimately forgave him after visiting Alma whose vitriol towards Mike convinced her that there wasn't anything going on between them.

Episode3251

1991: Jackie threatens Mike with a shotgun

Jackie challenged Mike to prove that the factory was still a going concern. Mike came through by landing a two-year deal with Wrightsons. Before Jackie heard the news, she received a visit from Phil Jennings, Mike's best man, who asked her for a £500 loan. Phil was desperate for money and had already been turned down by Mike. When Jackie also said "no", as an act of revenge Phil told Jackie everything Mike had done to gain control of the factory, including putting Charlie Travers up as a fake buyer. This was the last straw for Jackie, who threw her rings back at Mike when he arrived home and became hysterical, telling him to get out of her house. Mike dismissed her show of anger - more worried about her messing up his deal than about her - and laughed off her attempt to threaten him with Peter's old hunting rifle. Jackie drove off in the car, leaving Mike with the gun, which he discovered actually was loaded.

Jackie immediately started divorce proceedings and sought out Gordon Barrett to protect her from Mike while Ralph Dobson finalised the sale of the factory. Mike refused to leave the house, even when Jackie threatened to tell the police about him misappropriating company funds. He finally left after accepting Jackie's settlement of £100,000 in exchange for his 25% of the business and a quick divorce.

For the next eight months, Jackie and Mike's only contact was through their solicitors. In the Spring of 1992, in order to speed up the divorce Mike cited Alma as a co-respondent. Jackie agreed as she had a new man in her life and wanted rid of Mike. A few weeks later, Mike saw Jackie seeking her agreement to have Alma's name removed from the divorce petition and again, Jackie co-operated. Finally, in June of that year, Alma visited Jackie to convince her that she never had an affair with Mike. Jackie was confused by the fact that Alma thought Jackie had named her in the divorce; Mike had let Alma believes that he had to pay Jackie off to keep her name from being dragged through the courts, as a scheme to get her to marry him. Jackie advised Alma to get away from Mike while she could. Alma chose not to heed Jackie's advice and became the third Mrs. Mike Baldwin four days later.

PersonalityEdit

Jackie was an intelligent, mature woman and a capable businesswoman. During her marriage to Peter, she didn't have to work as Ingram's Textiles paid all the bills, but Jackie was a modern woman and wanted to play her part. In her first encounter with Mike Baldwin, Jackie hid her identity in order to learn about Mike's plans to set up a rival company to Ingram's, and report back to Peter. Jackie was confident in her deception, successfully fooling Mike.

After Peter died from a sudden heart attack, Jackie's priorities changed massively. She knew the textile business well enough to make a go of running the factory, but was inexperienced and relied heavily on Mike, allowing him to manipulate her more easily. Mike grew closer to Jackie by letting her think that she was in charge. In matters outside the day-to-day running of the factory, however, Jackie held her own against Mike; when they began a relationship she forced him to finish with Alma Sedgewick, refusing to share him, and in 1991 she arranged the sale of the factory to Ralph Dobson's company without consulting Mike, though this was borne out of concern for Mike's health as she blamed the factory for killing Peter. After finding out that their marriage was just a means for Mike to gain control of the factory, Jackie ended the marriage and never looked back.

Background informationEdit

Shirin Taylor enjoyed playing the scenes of Jackie threatening Mike with a shotgun: "The fun of it was that it was such a good script and such a good storyline. Jackie was a strong modern woman who had a momentary lapse and weakness after her husband died and then after she felt betrayed by Mike Baldwin she used all her strength to get herself back together again. She wasn't going to have him play around." ("The Coronation Street Story" (Daran Little, 1995)).

First and last linesEdit

"Oh hello, I'm looking for the managing director of Phoenix Fashions." (First line, to Mike Baldwin)

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"I didn't name you in the divorce petition; he named you. You were never mentioned in the first draft, but he went to my solicitor and had your name put in. Then, a few weeks later, he came knocking at my door to ask me to get it taken off again. Whatever game he was playing had presumably changed tack. Or perhaps you'd agreed to marry him by then, was that it? I'm sorry, some people are just poison. It's rare to come across them and it's a shock. All you can do is get as far away as possible. I've done that, emotionally and physically. Not without cost, and that sort of person always extracts some cost. It's not too late for you. Be kind to yourself. Get out quick." (Final line, to Alma Sedgewick)

AppendicesEdit

List of addressesEdit

Address Duration
17 Elmgate GardensOnly known address

Employment historyEdit

Role Institution Duration
OwnerIngram's Textiles1990 to 1991

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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