Baz Wainwright

School Days: 2003-2007

Baz appears easy-going but is prone to mood swings and fits of temper. Dad Owen, a taxi driver, has bipolar disorder which makes him violent if it's not controlled. Mum left because of his illness and was greatly resented by her children. Baz is sick of the constant worry his father's condition brings and would give anything for a "normal life". Gossip about Baz has always been rife but he's determined not to let it bother him.

Things seem to be looking up for Baz. Not only is his dad on the mend but Annie has gone to live with mum. Baz's love life is also running smoothly - he's celebrating a year together with Holly, but the cloud of Donnie is always on the horizon...

CAUSE OF DEATH: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diagnosed posthumously.
Year 9 Baz is determined to keep his dad's mental illness a secret. Because he won't speak up, rumours spread that he's dealing and his relationship with Maddie ends. He believes that if Dad takes his medicine, things will be OK, but Baz endures a savage beating and Maddie suspects Mr Wainwright is responsible. Annie eventually confesses all to Maddie; this results in Dad beating Baz senseless. While Baz fights for life in hospital, Annie blames Maddie for his predicament.

Year 10: Mr Wainwright locks himself in the toilet; Baz calls the social worker who gets Dad sectioned. Annie is furious with him. Baz is furious when Mum turns up out of the blue to look after them but rather than live with her new family, Baz and Annie put themselves in foster care. Home pressures interfere with Baz and Maddie's relationship and Baz is devastated when she finishes with him.

Year 11: Baz can't live without Maddie but she rejects his plea for another go. A series of rows erupt between the pair and Maddie plays Taylor off against Baz. Spencer and Baz rescue Alex from his suicide attempt. Baz finds out about Annie's credit card and tries to help her return the stolen laptop - only to be caught by Mrs Bassinger.

Year 12: Holly dumps Baz when she learns about his personal life. He turns his attentions to Tanya; Donnie goads him into going as far as he can but Tanya doesn't feel ready. Martin tells Baz he's changed for the worse under Donnie's influence; the year ends with signs of a possible reconciliation with Holly.

Year 13: The year starts on a high with Baz and Holly approaching their first anniversary together. But Holly becomes jealous when he becomes friendly with Anna, who Togger has also asked out. On the football pitch, an enraged Togger fells Baz with a tackle but he fails to get up. Mr McDonnell performs CPR but is unable to revive him. Baz is found to have died from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the school goes into mourning and best mate Donnie vows revenge.

ASSOCIATES: Maddie Gilks, Karen Young, Annie Wainwright, Mrs Bassinger, Holly Parsons, Donnie Briscoe

Laxo Archer
Abel Benson
Theo Benson
Miss Bettany
Ed Booth
Jake Briggs
Miss Greene
Lucy Johnson
Tigger Johnson
Togger Johnson
Sammy Lee
Mr McDonnell
Kathy McIlroy
Chloe Moore
Andrea O'Malley
Mrs Rawlinson
Serena Sulli
Rachel Towers
Bryn Williams
Megan Williams
Jenny Young
Tanya Young

Ali Duncan
Andy Turner
Anika Modi
Anna Duncan
Annette Firman
Annie Wainwright
Baz Wainwright
Benny Green
Briony Jones
Calley Donnington
Calvin Braithwaite
Carl Fenton
Claire Scott
Clare Chaplin
Colin Brown
Danny Hartston
Danny Kendall
Darren Clarke
Dawn O'Malley
Delia Lodge
Donnie Briscoe
Duane Orpington
Eleanor Smith
Emma Bolton
Fay Lucas
Freddie Mainwaring
Gemma Lyons
Georgina Hayes
Gonch Gardner
Gordon Jones
Gripper Stebson
Holly Parsons
Ian Hudson
Imelda Davis
Jackie Wright
Jacko Morgan
James Arnold
Jeremy Bishop
Jessica Arnold
Joanna Day
Joe Williams
Josh Irvine
Judi Jeffreys
Justine Dean
Karen Young
Katrina Simpson
Katy Fraser
Kelly Bradshaw
Keiran Osbourne
Kyle Brown
Leah Stewart
Lisa West
Maddie Gilks
Martin Miller
Maria Watts
Matthew Cartwright
Matthew Pearson
Matt Singleton
Max Humphries
Mauler McCaul
Mel Adams
Mike Bentley
Mooey Humphries
Natasha Stevens
Nathan Charles
Neil Timpson
Pamela Cartwright
Pogo Patterson
Robbie Wright
Roland Browning
Ronnie Birtles
Ross Duncan
Sam "Cracker" Bacon
Shona West
Spencer Hargreaves
Suzanne Ross
Taylor Mitchell
Tom Smith
Tracy Long
Trevor Cleaver
Trisha Yates
Tucker Jenkins
Vikki Meedes
Wally Scott
Wayne Sutcliffe
Zammo Maguire
Ziggy Greaves
Zoe Stringer

Miss Adams
Mr Bronson
Miss Carver
Mr Deverill
Mr Garfield
Mr Hankin
Mr Hargreaves
Mrs Holmes
Mr Hopwood
Mrs Knuckle
Mr Malachay
Mrs McClusky
Scruffy McGuffy
Mr MItchell
Mr Robson
Mr Thomson