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Martin Allen's first stage play Red Saturday won the 1983 Samuel Beckett Award and played at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs. He was playwright in residence at Hampstead Theatre in 1985 where his second play Particular Friendships won the Thames Television Award for best stage play of that year. His original screenplay Song of Experience, directed by Stephen Frears, was shown at the 1985 London Film Festival and transmitted on BBC2 the following year. He wrote the screenplay for Paul Greengrass' debut feature Resurrected which won Interfilm and OCIC Awards at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival before being given a UK theatrical release.

He has been a writer for Coronation Street since 1991 and has written 376 episodes. His original screenplay Touch And Go was directed by Tim Fywell for BBC 2 in 1998. He also wrote 9 episodes of the first 4 series of Bad Girls.

Episodes written by Martin Allen

1990s

1992 (10 episodes)

1993 (9 episodes)

1994 (9 episodes)

1995 (11 episodes)

1996 (8 episodes)

1997 (15 episodes)

1998 (14 episodes)

1999 (13 episodes)

2000s

2000 (13 episodes)

2001 (15 episodes)

2002 (15 episodes)

2003 (15 episodes)

2004 (15 episodes)

2005 (13 episodes)

2006 (14 episodes)

2007 (15 episodes)

2008 (15 episodes)

2009 (13 episodes)

2010s

2010 (16 episodes)

2011 (16 episodes)

2012 (16 episodes)

2013 (15 episodes)

2014 (13 episodes)

2015 (15 episodes)

2016 (15 episodes)

2017 (12 episodes)

2018 (12 episodes)

2019 (11 episodes)

2020s

2020 (3 episodes)

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