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John Stevenson

10 May 1937 to 5 September 2023

A British writer, who is best known for his work on ITV’s long-running soap Coronation Street, which received two BAFTA Special Awards during his time on the show. John Stevenson wrote more than 400 episodes of Coronation Street, between 1976 and 2006, as well as some specials, including the Coronation Street: Pantomine (2005). Before his long stint on the soap, he was best known for his comedy writing, penning episodes of Her Majesty’s Pleasure (1968-1969), The Last of the Baskets (1971-1972), Nearest and Dearest (1968-1973) and How’s Your Father? (1974-1975), although he did have previous experience with drama, too, including Crown Court (1975). Later writing credits included Dead Ernest (1982), Brass (1983-1984), The Brothers McGregor (1985-1988), Mother’s Ruin (1994) and The Grimleys (2001).

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