Edward Boyd (writer)

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Edward Boyd
Born 1916
Stevenston, North Ayrshire
Died 17 December 1989
Nationality British
Occupation Writer

Edward Boyd (1916 – 17 December 1989) was a Scottish writer best known for his television and radio work.

Boyd was born in Stevenston in North Ayrshire. He worked with the Glasgow Unity Theatre in the 1940s.[1]

Later he moved into radio & 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 on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.

He died in 1989.[2]

A collection of Boyd's papers (including some scripts that can be read online) are held by Glasgow University.[1][3]

Edward Boyd married 3 times.


  1. ^ a b Glasgow University Collection
  2. ^ Kravitz, Peter (1999). Dedication to The Picador Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction. Ted Smart. ISBN 0-330-33550-2. 
  3. ^ Scripts Online

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