Thursday, 30 July 2009

Corrie writer profile: Daran Little

Sources:, interview, The Guardian, The Sun,,

Daran Little joined the Coronation Street production team in 1989, taking over from Eric Rosser as Official Archivist. In 1996 he became Manager of Drama Serials, working with producers and writers to build up profiles of characters, organising awards ceremonies, parties and handling viewers queries. He then wrote most, if not all, of the Coronation Street reference books available including the 35th and 40th anniversary books, four other Street reference books and two prequel novels. He co-wrote Betty Driver's autobiography too.

In 2000 Daran joined the storyline office as a scriptwriter and his first episode was aired in April 2001. Daran was the writer responsible for Corrie's first gay storyline when Todd Grimshaw kissed Nick Tilsley. You can read more on that in Daran's interview with The Guardian and he revealed to The Sun that he was Corrie's first openly gay writer, baseing Todd's kiss on his own experiences.

As well as writing for Corrie, Daran was writer and producer of Hollyoaks in the City and has worked in the US on American soap All My Children.

In 2010 Daran Little joined the writing team at BBC soap EastEnders. He also scripted the BBC4 drama The Road to Coronation Street.

If you can help update this profile or provide a recent photo, do please let me know.

Read about all of the current Corrie writing team here.


Layman Battler said...

Lovely touch from Little tonight with the Ernest slides! Legend-based!

Flaming Nora said...

The slides scene was nice and Norris coming in and being all uppity was perfect.

BeaverDamsel said...

Daran Little was one of our wonderful guides on a tour we took from Victoria and Vancouver to the Street. I will try to send one of our snapshots.

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