John Goldie Temple (8th August 1933 - 15th January 2018) worked as a producer on Coronation Street from Episode 2452 (1st October 1984) to Episode 2453 (3rd October 1984) and then in a longer stint from Episode 2496 (4th March 1985) to Episode 2755 (26th August 1987).
Prior to that role, he was a storyliner in the early 1970s for five stints in the role totalling 238 episodes as follows:
- Episode 980 (18th May 1970) to Episode 1021 (2nd November 1970) (41 episodes)
- Episode 1024 (11th November 1970) to Episode 1119 (6th October 1971) (95 episodes including one double episode)
- Episode 1122 (18th October 1971) to Episode 1123 (20th October 1971) (2 episodes)
- Episode 1128 (8th November 1971) to Episode 1221 (27th September 1972) (94 episodes)
- Episode 1228 (23rd October 1972) to Episode 1233 (8th November 1972) (6 episodes)
He began his career in a bank to please his parents but soon moved into showbusiness, fulfilling a childhood interest. A spell of national service in the RAF interrupted this career but he was soon working as a stand-up comic and scriptwriter as well as a continuity announcer for Scottish Television, including The Lex McLean Show.
When he moved to Manchester to work on Coronation Street on an initial three-month contract as a storyliner, he lodged with scriptwriter and friend Geoffrey Lancashire, his wife Hilda and their children who included Sarah, later known as the Street 's Raquel Watts. He later said, "“Those years working as a storyliner were the most beneficial period of my entire working life. The discipline of churning out storylines day in day out, 52 weeks of the year is an unbelievable learning curve."
His other credits include The Cuckoo Waltz (inspired by his time as a lodger with the Lancashires), The Glamour Girls, Take The High Road, Alfresco, Davro, Foxy Lady, Take My wife, Guess Who's Coming For Dinner, and A love That Does Not Dim.
Married to Isabel, who pre-deceased him, and with four children, he died in a care home where he lived after suffering a series of strokes.