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by Edward Taylor

Directed by Valerie Clarke
February 10, 11 & 12, 2005

Harold Kent

Mark Kimsey

Paul Riggs

Ritchard Tysoe

Emma Kent

Katy Clifton

Inspector Egan

David Bowers

Programme Notes       [ Photographs ]


grew up in Southend, Essex, where he aquired his love of the sea. He still aims to be in it or on it as often as possible.

He wrote and performed in the Cambridge University Footlights Revue of 1955 which played in London with great success.

He was then invited to join the BBC as a writer-producer on a twelve-month contract. He accepted, and stayed for thirty-six years.

Edward's 3214 productions have included many of the BBC's classic series, broadcast around the world among them : Just A Minute, Round the Horne, I'm Sorry - I'll Read That Again, Does The Team Think and Dr. Finlay's Casebook.

He also wrote scripts for Morecambe and Wise, Arthur Askey, Harry Worth, The Two Ronnies, and others.

His two activities combined when he created, wrote and produced The Men From The Ministry, which ran on the BBC for fifteen years, and is still enjoyed overseas.

In the 1990s, Edward resumed writing for the stage. His farce, PARDON ME, PRIME MINISTER - co-authored with John Graham - achieved two national tours and remains a favourite with amateurs. Another farce, A RISE IN THE MARKET, is widely performed throughout Europe.

His first Thriller, MURDER BY MISADVENTURE sandwiched a London run between five national tours. He hopes his second, THE FACE OF FEAR, will enjoy similar success, after its premiere at the Mill at Sonning. A third spine-chiller, DIE LAUGHING is awaiting production.

Ted lives in Hampstead with his wife Sue and teenage daughter Imogen. When not writing, he wastes time following cricket and loafing in the garden.