Michael Aitkens

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Michael Aitkens (born 1947) is a British actor and writer of drama scripts for movies, television and stage. He is well known in the UK for the BAFTA nominated BBC situation comedy Waiting for God, first shown in 1990. He has written for many of the UK's favourite drama and comedy series.

Michael Aitkens was educated at Haileybury. He then lived in Australia for ten years and Los Angeles, United States for two years, and graduated from the AFI Conservatory (Los Angeles) in 1981. More than 150 of his scripts have been produced in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. He now lives in London, where he works as a writer/producer, mainly on his own original series, and has recently formed his own independent production company, DAISYLU and is an occasional humorous newspaper columnist.

He has been a core writer for Midsomer Murders since 2006.

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