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Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Corrie writer profile: Mark Wadlow

Sources: The Guardian, IMDB, Film Four, Corrie.net

Mark Wadlow hails from Middlesbrough and managed to get his home town mentioned in a Corrie episode. He started his writing career in partnership with Peter Morgan. As students the pair of them came up with a play called Gross, based on Mark's summer job at a call centre, took it to the Edinburgh Festival and were talent-spotted by a member of the audience who worked for a firm that made training videos.

The Morgan and Wadlow partnership's next breakthrough was input on the script of John Schlesinger's movie Madame Sousatzka. Wadlow and Morgan then went on to write films The Secret Touch (1992) and Dear Rosie (1990). Mark Wadlow has also written episodes of Robin Hood, Bad Girls, The House of Windsor, Lost in France, Castles and Shalolm Joan Collins.

Mark’s first Coronation Street script was transmitted in August 1993. If you can help update this writer's profile, leave a comment below or email me here.

Read profiles of other Corrie writers here:
Jonathan Harvey, Carmel Morgan

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who wrote last nights episode? I'm from Sunderland and noticed two or three phrases that seemed to be of NE heritage (e.g. I've never heard 'your face is tripping' outside of home)

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