Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Clive Exton 1930-2007

TV writer Clive Exton has died at the age of 77. Perhaps best know for his sometimes controversial work for ABC's Armchair Theatre in the 1960s, he also wrote numerous episodes of shows such as Poirot and Jeeves and Wooster.

There are obituaries in The Guardian, The Times and by Anthony Hayward in The Independent.
Exton wrote only a handful of plays for the theatre. "I like writing for television because it's such an effective way of forcing action out of a character," he said. "The play that shows people being forced by their natures into a conflict that they can't avoid - that's the sort of play I like to do."

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