After leaving Worthing Art College in the early 70s I, with friends, Pete McCarthy, Rebecca Stevens and Tony Hasse, formed a touring theatre company called ‘Cliffhanger’. Our shows were always comedies and contrived through improvisation.
Years later, writing for TV comedies, I became a contributor to Alas Smith and Jones, then the main writer for Mr. Bean; the series, movies and several of the animations. I recently put scriptwriting aside to write mystery thrillers, which might surprise some of you, but rather than write comedies, I’ve chosen to write what I like to read.
But, as with old dogs and new tricks, I can’t help including a certain amount of comedy in my work. I live near the South Downs behind Brighton.
Also see ‘How it Began.’