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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Coronation Street tributes to writer Shelagh Delaney

Salford writer Shelagh Delaney, who wrote A Taste of Honey, died yesterday of cancer at the age of 72.  Nigel Pivaro, who played Terry Duckworth in Coronation Street, has written a tribute to the writer at the Salford Star.

Corrie creator Tony Warren said last night: "I knew her a little in the early days but not terribly well. I saw the original production of A Taste of Honey at Stratford East before I wrote Coronation Street. She was a massive talent. It's hard to put her into a category but she was a very important writer of her generation."

And Coronation Street writer Jonathan Harvey said on twitter: "So sad to hear of the death of one of me big writing heroes, Shelagh Delaney."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Without her, working class dramas wouldn't have been as palatable on British TV. Everyone reading this blog owes her a debt of gratitude.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the previous comment. What a power-house of talent Salford has proven to be over the years (and I say that as an admiring Mancunian).

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