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Harry Driver in 1962 on the left with, from left, Jack Rosenthal, H.V. Kershaw and John Finch.

Harry Driver (13th May 1931 to 25th November 1973), along with regular writing partner Vince Powell, wrote for Coronation Street in the 1960s.

Powell and Driver first entered show business as a comedy act but Driver was struck down by Polio in 1955 and subsequently lost the use of his arms and legs. He started writing using dictation but eventually learned to type by mouth, using a knitting needle to press the keys.

Amongst Powell & Driver's joint credits are Two in Clover, George and the Dragon, Nearest and Dearest (with Madge Hindle), and Adam Adamant Lives!. He was a producer on the first season of the spin-off series Pardon the Expression, and occasionally wrote episodes for the show with Jack Rosenthal (Driver had once been a trainee manager in a department store and was therefore familiar with the Dobson and Hawkes-type environment). With Powell he also created the hugely successful 1970s sitcoms Bless This House and Love Thy Neighbour.

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