|Spouse(s)||Mike Wilson (divorced)|
|Played by||Mandy More|
|First appearance||Series 1, episode 1 (1988)|
|Last appearance||Series 5, episode 10 (1992)|
Karen Wilson was the first wife of firefighter Mike 'Bayleaf' Wilson. They had a daughter Melanie. She and Bayleaf divorced, and he was awarded custody of Melanie after Karen suffered a mental breakdown. Several years later Karen returned with a new boyfriend and kidnapped Melanie. They were located in Spain, where they had Melanie working as a waitress in their restaurant. Bayleaf traveled to Spain and brought Melanie back with him. Karen was not heard from again.