|by Edward Taylor
Directed by Valerie Clarke
February 10, 11 & 12, 2005
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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
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
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
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.