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
Stevenston, North Ayrshire
Died17 December 1989

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.


  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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