Jane Macnaught worked as a producer on Coronation Street from 1999 to 2000, and became executive producer in 2000 until 2002 when she was suddenly axed in October 2001. Her first job was as a Marks & Spencer trainee personnel manager - a job that didn't suit her. In the early 1980s, she spent two years as a production assistant on the Street, before moving on to other shows. Her other credits include producing editions of Stars In Their Eyes and University Challenge.
She died in April 2014, aged 59.