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Brian Armstrong worked as a producer on Coronation Street from 1971 to 1972. Born in 1933 he was educated at Heaton Grammar school and Wadham College, Oxford (where he gained an honours degree in English) and joined Granada in 1958 as an assistant transmission controller. In 1963 he became researcher and writer, working on The World Tomorrow in 1966 followed by three years on World in Action as well as Nice Time, Cinema and All Our Yesterdays. As a demonstration of Granada's diverse career paths that their employees enjoyed, he eventually went on to become Head of Comedy at Granada.