Friday 20th September 2019


Carol Dougherty through enthusiasm and determination has been able to secure a visit from Frank Cottrell Boyce for Monday 18th July, to do a mini workshop with the following groups (free of charge);
Year 7 SPARKS pupils, the Year 9 SPARKS Buddies and the Year 8 lunchtime Reading Club.

We have access to 30 copies of his book “The Unforgotten Coat” which the pupils have been reading. During his visit Cottrell Boyce will sign copies of the book for the pupils for them to keep (again free of charge).


Frank Cottrell Boyce (born in Liverpool) is a British screenwriter and novelist. He has scripted the Oscar-nominated Hilary and Jackie and the Danny Boyle picture Millions, but remains best known for his six films in collaboration with director Michael Winterbottom, including the acclaimed 24-Hour Party People and A Cock and Bull Story.

In addition to original scripts, Cottrell Boyce has also adapted novels for the screen and written children's fiction, winning the 2004 Carnegie Medal for his debut, Millions, based on his own screenplay for the film of the same name. His novel Framed was shortlisted for the Whitbread Book of the Year as well as the Carnegie Medal. He adapted the novel into a screenplay for a 2009 BBC television film. His 2009 novel Cosmic has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

In addition to Coronation Street, he wrote many episodes of the soap opera Brookside, as well as its spin-off Damon and Debbie.

He wrote and staged his first original theatre production Proper Clever at the Liverpool Playhouse during the city's European Capital of Culture Year, in 2008.

On 18 September 2010, he co-presented the Papal Visit at Hyde Park with TV personality Carol Vorderman.