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Adele Rose, Byker Grove creator, dies aged 87

Rose was Coronation Street’s first female writer and contributed more than 400 episodes between 1961 and 1998

Adele Rose, Coronation Street’s longest-serving writer and the creator of children’s series Byker Grove, has died at the age of 87 from pneumonia.

Rose was Coronation Street’s first female writer and wrote more than 400 episodes of the ITV soap between 1961 and 1998, after having originally worked at Granada Television as a secretary.

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