Vivian Baldwin was a fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street. She has been played by Patricia Brake on and off since 2005.
Viv is the mother of Danny Baldwin. She was first seen on the street in July 2005, following her husband Harry's death and later revealing to her brother-in-law Mike that he was in fact Danny's biological father, not Harry.
Viv made a reappearance in Weatherfield at Christmas 2005.
In December 2006, she returned enquiring about her son's disappearance, only to find out the truth about her grandson Jamie's affair with his former stepmother Frankie. After finding this, Viv stormed back home to London.