Maurice Gran

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Maurice Gran
Born Maurice Bernard Gran
(1949-10-26) 26 October 1949 (age 65)
London, England
Occupation Scriptwriter
Nationality British
Period 1979–present
Genre Television
Notable works Holding the Fort (1980–82)
Roots (1981)
Shine on Harvey Moon (1982–85, 1995)
Relative Strangers (1985–87)
Roll Over Beethoven (1985–86)
The New Statesman (1987–92)
Birds of a Feather (1989–98, 2014–)
Snakes and Ladders (1989)
So You Think You've Got Troubles (1991)
Love Hurts (1992–94)
Get Back (1992–93)
Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–99)
Unfinished Business (1998–99)
Believe Nothing (2002)
Mumbai Calling (2007)

Maurice Bernard Gran (born 26 October 1949, London, England) is one half of scriptwriting duo Marks & Gran. He co-wrote popular sitcoms The New Statesman, Birds of a Feather and Goodnight Sweetheart with Laurence Marks. Their theatre works include Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save The Last Dance For Me and Dreamboats and Miniskirts.[1][2]


Gran lived in Finsbury Park Road as a child and his father was the manager of a fabric shop in Soho. He attended William Ellis School, a grammar school for boys in Highgate. He then rose to be the manager of the Job Centre in Tottenham, whilst writing scripts with Laurence Marks which they submitted to the BBC. The duo had begun writing together after they met at a discussion group for writers that was held within the British Drama League.[1] They were given the opportunity to write a radio show for Frankie Howerd after a chance meeting with Barry Took.[2] Gran is also the co-author of Prudence at Number 10, a fictional diary supposedly written by Gordon Brown's P.A.


  1. ^ Marks & Gran at screenonline. Retrieved 30 January 2015
  2. ^ Marks and Gran at Camden New Journal. Retrieved 29 January 2015

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