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Paul Abbott

Screenwriter & Producer

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Paul Abbott is a BAFTA award-winning television writer, series creator and producer. He has become one of the most critically and commercially successful television writers working in Britain today and is celebrated for his portrayals of northern working class culture.

He is responsible for the creation of some of the most highly acclaimed television dramas of the last thirty years, including Reckless, Touching Evil, Best of Both Worlds, Clocking Off, State of Play and Shameless.

Most recently, he created, wrote and produced the “filthily funny” No Offence for Channel 4 which has been recommissioned for a third series.

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