Tuesday, June 07, 2005

All Hail Daran Little



Daran Little is Coronation Street’s walking encyclopedia. Daran has seen every episode of Coronation Street. He knows everything there is to know about each Corrie character and plotline down to the finest detail.

He became Coronation Street’s archivist in 1989, after graduating from Manchester Polytechnic in film and television production. In 1996 he was made Manager of Drama Serials, working with the producers and writers to build up profiles and histories for every Corrie character.

He's now a scriptwriter for Corrie. The first thing that he did as a writer was to create Todd and Jason.

Daran is the author of several books about Coronation Street including:

Around the Coronation Street Houses
The Women of Coronation Street
The Coronation Street Story – Celebrating 35 Years on the Street
Forty Years of Coronation Street
The Ogdens of Number 13
The Lives and Loves of Elsie Tanner
Life and Times at the Rovers Return
Who’s Who on Coronation Street
Coronation Street: The War Years Saga
Coronation Street: Keeping the Home Fires Burning

Daran is co-author of the following books:

Betty: The Autobiography
Weatherfield Life

Daran Little, we salute you. Corrie’s own historian/author/scriptwriter extraordinaire.

An interview with Daran Little is on Corrie.net

Another interview with Daran is on RainbowNetwork.com

3 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Honey - YOU could be the next Daran Little

Anonymous said...

He is always laughing on those Corrie specials. He must really love his job. I wouldn't mind having it.

Thanks to him for giving us Todd and Jason. :)

John said...

You're right about him always laughing. I remember cracking up at the idea of Ken Barlow: Male Gigalo, whose client died because he was so boring.