Edward Boyd (writer)

Edward Boyd (1916 in Stevenston, North Ayrshire- 17 December 1989[1]) was a Scottish writer best known for his television and radio work.

Edward Boyd
Born1916
Stevenston, North Ayrshire
Died17 December 1989
NationalityBritish
OccupationWriter

He worked with the Glasgow Unity Theatre in the 1940s.[2]

Later he moved into radio and TV. In the 1960s he created series such as The Odd Man and The Corridor People for Granada TV, and wrote for a number of serials including Z-Cars on the BBC.

In the 1970s he wrote the BBC series The View From Daniel Pike starring Scottish actor Roddy McMillan as a dour private detective.

In 1986 he wrote the play Castles in Spain which was broadcast as a five-part serial on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.

A collection of Boyd's papers (including some scripts that can be read online) are held by Glasgow University.[2][3]

He married three times.

References

  1. Kravitz, Peter (1999). Dedication to The Picador Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction. Ted Smart. ISBN 0-330-33550-2.
  2. Glasgow University Collection Archived 2012-12-22 at Archive.today
  3. Scripts Online Archived 2011-07-03 at the Wayback Machine
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