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Peter Eckersley (born 1935, died 1981) wrote 62 episodes of Coronation Street, as well as producing on the programme in 1966. He went on to be a producer on shows like Nearest and Dearest (featuring Madge Hindle), and Jack Rosenthal's Another Sunday and sweet F.A.. He worked extensively with Victoria Wood early in her career and is cited as a major influence by actress Julie Walters.

He was Head of Drama at Granada in the 1960s and 1970s and was married to Anne Reid. He died of cancer.