Brian Finch (James Brian Finch)

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Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK
Brian Finch was one of Britain's leading TV scriptwriters and notably wrote over 150 episodes of the soap Coronation Street. In 1999 he won critical acclaim for his dramatisation of Michelle Magorian's Goodnight Mister Tom, the wartime story of a crusty widower and a boy evacuee, starring John Thaw.

Wigan born Finch was the son of a miner. He was educated at Thornleigh College, Bolton and then began a career in journalism as a reporter on a local newspaper. He did his National Service in the RAF and on being demobbed, joined the Manchester Evening News. Read more...