|Born||6 January 1953|
|Alma mater||St Catharine's College, Cambridge|
|Occupation||Writer, television and radio producer, script editor|
|Known for||The Vicar of Dibley|
Old Harry's Game
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot
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, as well as for the first series of Miranda. 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.
Mayhew-Archer was born on 6 January 1953; 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. He lives in Abingdon, Oxfordshire with his wife Julie. In 2011, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
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