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Jan McVerry Winner of Radio City Cash for Kids Arts & Culture Award

Pauline Daniels Carole Clare Jan McVerry Radio City Cash For Kids Arts Culture Award Winner MWOTY 2014

TV Scriptwriter Jan is a long-standing member of the Coronation Street writing team but has also contributed to many more BBC and ITV series. She got her first break into TV in 1990 and won a BAFTA in 2012 and has also been nominated for a second BAFTA this year for her Coronation Street episode in which Hayley Cropper tells Roy she plans to take her own life.

Jan enjoys visiting schools to encourage children into writing relaying the message that you don’t have to come from a privileged background to forge a successful career in media as no one in Jan’s family are remotely connected to the world of Arts. Jan’s determination to succeed was evident when she beat stiff competition to become a Script Assistant on Brookside and then went on the carve out the career she has to date.

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