Peter Tinniswood, author, playwright and broadcaster, was born in Liverpool in 1936.
He worked as a journalist in Sheffield, Cardiff, Liverpool and London. His first published work was for the BBC television series That Was The Week That Was and the subsequent Ned Sherrin satire series and the first David Frost show.
Peter died in 2003 after a long, well-chronicled battle with cancer.
Despite losing his voice to the cancer, his illness marked an explosion in his theatre and radio writing. There are still a number of wonderful unproduced plays.
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3 episodes of adaptation of H.E Bates’ book, starring Albert Finney
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
Starring Brian Glover
TALES FROM A LONG ROOM
For C4, starring Robin Bailey
NEVER SAY DIE
LOW KEY LADY ON HIGH SPEED TRAIN / WALK IN MY SHOES / BABY BABY / AT THE GRAMMAR / THE POODLE STRIKES BACK
Plays starring Brenda Bruce, Warren Clark and Maurice Denham
Episode of series starring Richard Wilson
TINNISWOOD’S NORTH COUNTRY
4 drama documentaries
THE DAY WAR BROKE OUT
STOKER LEISHMAN’S DIARIES
LANCE AT LARGE
Comedy series written with David Nobbs
I DIDN’T KNOW YOU CARED
Long running comedy series with Robin Bailey and Liz Smith
THE SIGNAL BOX OF GRANDPA HUDSON
With David Nobbs for ATV Armchair Theatre