TV writer Kay Mellor who penned Band Of Gold and Fat Friends has died aged 71 

Kay Mellor, one of Britain’s finest TV writers and a trailblazer for British working class drama, has died suddenly aged 71, it was revealed today.

Yorkshire-born Mellor, who wrote hit series after hit series including Band of Gold, Playing the Field, Fat Friends and The Syndicate, passed away on Sunday.

She earned an OBE in 2009 and was awarded the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Contribution to Writing in 2014 and her work helped transformed the careers of many young British stars including James Corden, Jude Law, Ruth Jones and Samantha Morton. 

Her own daughter Gaynor Faye, a…

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