Paul Abbott studied at Manchester University before becoming the youngest ever script editor on Coronation Street at 24. He created his first television drama series, Touching Evil, in 1997 and has since written much of the most popular and critically praised television drama in the UK since, including Clocking Off, Linda Green and State of Play. He was given the Dennis Potter Award at the 2004 British Academy Television Awards. He lives in Cheshire with his wife and two children.
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