Alistair Beaton

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Alistair Beaton (born 1947) is a Scottish left-wing political satirist, journalist, radio presenter, novelist and television writer. At one point in his career he was also a speechwriter for Gordon Brown.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Beaton was educated at the universities of Edinburgh, Moscow and Bochum and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with First-Class Honours in Russian and German. He lives in Holloway, London.




Stage plays[edit]

  • The Ratepayer's Iolanthe (co-written with Ned Sherrin) (1984)
  • The Metropolitan Mikado (also co-written with Sherrin) (1985)
  • Feelgood (2001) (a satire on New Labour spin doctors)
  • Follow My Leader (a 2004 play with music by Richard Blackford)
  • King of Hearts (a satire) (2007)
  • Caledonia (2010) (A satire about the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Scottish colonial ambitions Darien scheme of the late 17th century.)
  • Fracked: Or Please Don't Use The F Word (2016)

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