Dj 1979

Stephen Mallatratt as DJ Peter Hockley in 1979.

Nigel Stephen Mallatratt (15th June, 1947 - 22nd November, 2004) was an actor and writer on Coronation Street. He is one of eight people to both write for and appear in the show, along with S. Keith James, Alick Hayes, Ray H. Dunbobbin, Bob Mason, Martyn Hesford, Jim Cartwright and Ian Kershaw. As an actor Mallatratt appeared in the Street as Peter Hockley in two episodes in 1979, and as Geoff Moffatt in a 1982 episode. As a writer he contributed 116 episodes of the programme.

His most famous work is probably his stage adaptation of Susan Hill's book The Woman In Black which has been showing in London's West End now for over twenty-five years and is the second longest running play in theatreland after Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. He was resident writer at Alan Ayckbourn's Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough during the 1980s where he wrote many plays including Touch Wood and Whistle and Comic Cuts which became Glory of the Garden when it transferred to the West End. It was also there that he was asked to come up with a ghost story play for the Christmas season which could only accommodate no more than four actors and a scenery budget of £1,000 - The Woman in Black, the West End's second-longest running play was the result.

He also wrote various dramas for ITV including The Innocents, the more recent adaptation of The Forsyte Saga and Island at War in which he also appeared as the Vicar. Mallatrat has also appeared in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm as well as many other roles including Tom Watson in the film Chariots of Fire. He passed away in 2004 from non-hodgkins Lymphoma.

External linksEdit

Guardian Online Obituary

Episodes written by Stephen MallatrattEdit


1985 (2 episodes)

1986 (4 episodes)

1987 (4 episodes)

1988 (3 episodes)

1989 (11 episodes)


1990 (17 episodes)

1991 (5 episodes)

1992 (14 episodes)

1993 (12 episodes)

1994 (15 episodes)

1995 (14 episodes)

1996 (12 episodes)

1999 (3 episodes)

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