Sidney Hayers

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Sidney Hayers in 1990

Sidney Hayers (24 August 1921 – 8 February 2000) was a British film and television director, writer and producer.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Hayers began his career as a film editor. Among the films he directed are Circus of Horrors (1960), the occult thriller Night of the Eagle (1962), a musical Three Hats for Lisa (1965) and The Trap (1966).

In British TV, his credits included The Persuaders! and The New Avengers; he later directed several American TV shows, including episodes of Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, Knight Rider, T. J. Hooker, Baywatch and The Famous Five.

Hayers died of cancer in 2000 in Altea, Spain, survived by his wife, the actress Erika Remberg. He had two children, Susan and Robert from his first marriage, to Patricia.


As writer[edit]

  • Edith – original screenplay from researched notes.
  • A Spy for a Spy – Screenplay adapted from the novel The Springers in collaboration with author Berkeley Mather.
  • The Sweetwater Point Motel – Screenplay adapted from the novel of the same name by Peter Saab.
  • The Tangled Web – Screenplay adapted fram the novel The Molester by Lee Sarokin.
  • Spy Now, Pay Later – Original screenplay in collaboration with Carl Johnson and Karl-Heinz Willschrei.
  • Blue Blood (TV Series) – Additional material and rewrites for seven episodes.

Feature films as director/producer[edit]

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