Paul Mayhew-Archer

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Paul Mayhew-Archer
Born (1953-01-06) 6 January 1953 (age 64)
Residence Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Education Eastbourne College
Alma mater St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Occupation Writer, television and radio producer, script editor
Years active 1987–present
Organization BBC
Known for The Vicar of Dibley
My Hero
Office Gossip
Old Harry's Game
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

Paul Mayhew-Archer (born 6 January 1953[1]) is a British writer, producer and script editor for the BBC.

Career[edit]

Before becoming a script writer for the BBC,[2] Mayhew-Archer worked in radio as a producer of comedy programmes including 'Im Sorry I Havent a clue', and before that as an English teacher.

His most notable works are The Vicar of Dibley (main co-writer with Richard Curtis, the series' creator) and My Hero (main co-writer with creator Paul Mendelson), although he has also script-edited Old Harry's Game (which he also produces), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Grownups, Home Again, Coming of Age and Big Top,[3] as well as for the first series of Miranda.[4] Episodes of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps contain scenes set in fictional pubs called The Mayhew (first series only) and The Archer, both named after him. He co-wrote Roald Dahl's Esio Trot for BBC One. For radio he also wrote An Actor's Life for Me a short-lived comedy series starring John Gordon Sinclair, playing the part of a struggling young actor.

In addition, Mayhew-Archer appeared on screen in an episode of Drop the Dead Donkey (1996) and as a Life Insurance Officer in the first episode of the second series of Mrs. Brown's Boys.

Personal life[edit]

Mayhew-Archer was born on 6 January 1953;[1] he attended Eastbourne College and went on to study English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He spent his time at school writing plays. While at Cambridge, he was a scriptwriter and performer with Andy Hamilton in the Cambridge University Light Entertainment Society.[citation needed] He lives in Abingdon, Oxfordshire with his wife Julie. In 2011, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

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