2. Cold Feet Remember when everything was rosier and they all lived ‘round Manchester? Written by Mike Bullen, the pilot for international dramatic comedy hit COLD FEET introduced the thirtysomething ensemble (ITV 30.1.97). 1. The Lovers (Granada tx 27.10.70 – first episode) Cheetham Hill-born writer Jack Rosenthal graduated from Corrie with this sharply-observed, gently-told sitcom tale of odd couple Beryl (who longs to get married) and Geoffrey (who longs to get his end away).