Since her debut in 1974, Gail has faced many trial and tribulations. For the first five years, she was a good time girl, lodging with Elsie Tanner. When she married Brian Tilsley in 1979, it was the beginning of a rocky road for our Gail. The following year she gave birth to son Nick. As well as money troubles, Gail found an enemy in mother in law Ivy. During their decade of a marriage, both Gail and Brian had affairs. In 1987, Gail gave birth to daughter Sarah. Two years later, Brian was stabbed to death leaving Gail a widow. Gail soon found romance in Martin Platt. In 1990, she gave birth to David. The following year, Gail married Martin and they were married for ten years, until Martin had an affair with nurse Rebecca Hopkins. The same year she was charmed by Richard Hillman. He turned out to be a conman and a murderer who murdered his first wife and Maxine Peacock and attempted to kill Gail’s mother Audrey and Emily Bishop. He tried to kill Gail and her family by driving their car to the canal. Gail and the kids survived, Richard didn’t. Since then she’s been involved with two other men: Phil Nail and Joe McIntyre. Over the years she’s been a shop assistant, café owner and surgery receptionist.