Suzy Blyth (m. ?–2010)
| Gavin John Blyth|
27 October 1969 (1969-10-27) Southport, Lancashire, England
TV Producer, journalist
November 26, 2010, Leeds, United Kingdom
Coronation Street: Out of Africa
Anya Blyth, Tom Blyth, Carter Blyth
Gavin Blyth Wikipedia
Gavin John Blyth (27 October 1969 – 26 November 2010) was a British television producer and journalist. He was well known for being series producer of Emmerdale from January 2009 until his death. Beginning his career in 2002, he joined Emmerdale in 2003 as a writer. He later went on to be an assistant producer and also a story editor on Coronation Street.
Blyth was born on 27 October 1969, in Southport he grew up in the village of Hesketh Bank and was educated at Tarleton High School, he was the son of Merseyside journalist and broadcaster Roger Blyth. He began his journalism career in 1985 with his father's company Mercury Press Agency in Liverpool.
On 17 January 2009, it was announced that Anita Turner had quit her role as Emmerdale's series producer after just one year. Blyth was later announced as producer on 22 January 2009. Blyth's first credited episode was broadcast on 13 March 2009.
He introduced several characters to the show, including Faye Lamb (Kim Thomson), Lizzie Lakely (Kitty McGeever), Ryan Lamb (James Sutton), Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson), Nikhil Sharma (Rik Makarem), Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade), Sally Spode (Siân Reeves), Jackson Walsh (Marc Silcock), Hazel Rhodes (Pauline Quirke), Alicia Gallagher (Natalie Anderson) and Cameron Murray (Dominic Power). Blyth also reintroduced past and popular characters to the programme including Charity Tate (Emma Atkins) and Kelly Windsor (Adele Silva). Emmerdale's Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy) held a football match for Blyth with co-stars and stars from Coronation Street. They raised £66,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Blyth was married to Suzy with whom he had a son Carter. He had two older children, Tom and Anya, from his first marriage to Charlotte.
In May 2011, Blyth was awarded the Special Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards. It was accepted by his partner Suzy.
He died from a form of Lymphoma cancer at St James' Hospital in Leeds, only a matter of weeks after it had been diagnosed.