Kay Mellor (born 11th May 1951 in Leeds) is an award-winning scriptwriter, director and actress, most famous for her highly-acclaimed television series Band of Gold, Playing the Field and Fat Friends. She also co-created Children's Ward with Paul Abbott. Kay wrote only one episode of Coronation Street - Episode 2833 (23rd May 1988) however she was also a storyliner for the following stints:
- Episode 2678 (1st December 1986) to Episode 2683 (17th December 1986)
- Episode 2738 (29th June 1987) to Episode 2739 (1st July 1987)
- Episode 2742 (13th July 1987) to Episode 2743 (15th July 1987)
Her youngest daughter is former Street actress Gaynor Faye.