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Paul Abbott (born 22nd February, 1960) is an award-winning television scriptwriter and producer. He became one of the regular writers on the show, between February 1989 and June 1995, scripting 53 episodes, one of them co-written with Tom Elliott.

His first connection with the programme was as a storyliner, a role he carried out with various writers in the following stints:

He was also the story editor for Episode 3098 (23rd July 1990) to Episode 3106 (10th August 1990), Episode 3152 (26th November 1990) to Episode 3160 (14th December 1990) and Episode 3166 (26th December 1990).

He has since gone on to achieve great success in British television, producing the BAFTA-winning second series of Cracker and creating the popular Channel 4 series Shameless. He also co-created Children's Ward with Kay Mellor.

Abbott married actress Saskia Downes in 1993, who has also appeared on Coronation Street in guest roles.

Episodes written by Paul Abbott


1989 (3 episodes)


1990 (12 episodes)

1991 (12 episodes)

1992 (9 episodes)

1993 (14 episodes)

1994 (1 episode)

1995 (2 episodes)

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