Paul Abbott

Publicity photo of Abbott taken in 2011 Paul Abbott (born 22 February 1960) is an English television screenwriter and producer. Abbott has become one of the most critically and commercially successful television writers working in Britain today, following his work on many popular series, including ''Coronation Street'', ''Cracker'' and ''Shameless'', the last of which he created. He is also responsible for the creation of some of the most highly acclaimed television dramas of the 1990s and 2000s, including ''Reckless'' and ''Touching Evil'' for ITV and ''Clocking Off'' and ''State of Play'' for the BBC. Provided by Wikipedia