Friday, January 06, 2006

Hallam Tennyson 1920-2005

The author, scriptwriter and radio producer Hallam Tennyson has died at the age of 85. The Guardian has an obituary by Angela Pleasance.
Hallam joined the BBC World Service in 1956, later moving into BBC radio drama, where he achieved a very distinguished career as assistant head of drama to Martin Esslin during those golden years of radio. Throughout his time with the BBC, he adapted many classics; scripted programmes on Verdi, Mozart, Gerard Manley Hopkins and so on; and produced works by Shakespeare, Stoppard, Beckett and Pinter.

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