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Peter Whalley

Peter Whalley (12th March 1946 - 26th July 2017) is the most prolific writer ever of Coronation Street with 601 episodes credited to him between March 1979 and February 2014, including three double episodes co-credited with other writers as well as two episodes of the spin-off Coronation Street - After Hours. Born in Colne, he studied Philosophy at the University of Lancaster, and his first career was as an English teacher. Turning to writing in the 1970s, Peter's first television play, A Man of Morality, was broadcast on BBC2 in 1976, followed a year later by Risking It.

Over the next thirty years, he wrote numerous BBC radio plays, including: The Hilton Boy, Competitors, Nearly Dead, Nightingale's Defence, Miracles, The Liverpool Match, Getting Away, Last Tango in Salford, Not Cricket, Letters of Introduction, The Missing Wife, The Blackpool Detective and The Test.

On television, he also scripted for Angels, Jury, Albion Market, Families, Cluedo, Revelations, Castles and The Good Samaritan. In 2009 he was given a lifetime achievement award at the British Soap Awards. He retired in November 2013 and passed away in July 2017 at the age of seventy-one.

Episodes written by Peter Whalley

1970s

1979 (4 episodes)

1980s

1980 (9 episodes)

1981 (9 episodes)

1982 (11 episodes)

1983 (12 episodes)

1984 (14 episodes)

1985 (11 episodes)

1986 (12 episodes)

1987 (13 episodes)

1988 (14 episodes)

1989 (19 episodes)

1990 (17 episodes)

1991 (19 episodes)

1992 (17 episodes)

1993 (17 episodes)

1994 (19 episodes)

1995 (16 episodes)

1996 (18 episodes)

1997 (27 episodes)

1998 (24 episodes)

1999 (21 episodes)

2000s

2000 (22 episodes)

2001 (18 episodes)

2002 (20 episodes)

2003 (20 episodes)

2004 (20 episodes)

2005 (20 episodes)

2006 (22 episodes)

2007 (21 episodes)

2008 (19 episodes)

2009 (20 episodes)

2010s

2010 (21 episodes)

2011 (16 episodes)

2012 (20 episodes)

2013 (16 episodes)

2014 (3 episodes)

Other Coronation Street related works

External links

Guardian Obituary

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