Anthea Boulton biography

Anthea Boulton joined Granada in 1964 as a Call Girl liaising with artistes.  After writing her first play that was produced by Granada, she became a Coronation Street storyline writer in 1968.  Anthea left the company in 1970 but continued to do some freelance work there in the 1970’s.

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Anthea Boulton describes joining Granada in 1964

I arrived at Piccadilly Station, Manchester, the day Labour won the 1964 election. “Told you the trains’d run late once they got in” I heard from a voice behind me, but I cared nothing for late trains or election fever. I was on my way to my first proper job: Call Girl at Granada TV.  My prospects…

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Anthea Boulton recalls working on Scene at 6.30

My real ambition was to write, so the next step was to ask if I could work on the local magazine show, Scene at 6.30. Peter Cuff warned me that researchers on the show came and went like autumn leaves, and that I would need to leave NAATKE and apply to join ACCT, which I…

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Anthea Boulton on leaving Granada – and the good friends she made there

It was Margaret Morris who commissioned me to write another drama, an adaptation of ‘Into the Whirlwind’ by Eugenia Ginsberg, which told the grim, real-life story of a wife and mother who suffered brutal imprisonment in Stalin’s Russia. However, by the time the script was written, and paid for, Margaret had left Granada. Peter Eckersley,…

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Anthea Boulton

GRANADA GIRL – written by Anthea Boulton June 2020 I arrived at Piccadilly station, Manchester, the day Labour won the 1964 election. “Told you the trains’d run late once they got in” I heard from a voice behind me, but I cared nothing for late trains or election fever. I was on my way to…

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