Ian Curteis

Ian Curteis

Ian Bayley Curteis (born 1 May 1935 in London) is a British television dramatist and former television director.

In a career as a television dramatist from the late 1960s onwards Curteis wrote for many of the most fondly remembered series of the day including "The Onedin Line" and "Crown Court".

"The Falklands Play", originally scheduled for production in 1985, was eventually broadcast in 2002.

His second wife was the popular novelist Joanna Trollope.


* "The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling": "Watches of the Night" (1964) director
* "Pity About the Abbey" (1965) director
* "Out of the Unknown": "Walk's End" (1966) director
* "The Projected Man" (1967) director
* "ITV Saturday Night Theatre": "The Haunting" (1969) writer
* "Thirty-Minute Theatre": "A Distinct Chill" (1971) writer
* "The Onedin Line" (1971) writer
* "Spy Trap" (1972) writer
* "Doomwatch": "Flood" (1972) writer
* "The Edwardians" (1972) writer
* "The Regiment": Riot (1973) writer
* "Sutherland's Law" (1973) writer
* "Barlow at Large" 3 episodes (1974-75) writer
* "Victorian Scandals": "The Portland Millions" (1976) writer
* "People Like Us" (1977) adaptation
* "Crown Court" 6 episodes (1974-77) writer
* "Philby, Burgess and Maclean" (1977) writer
* "Churchill and the Generals" (1979) writer
* "Atom Spies" (1979) writer
* "Prince Regent" (1979) writer
* "Suez 1956" (1979) writer
* "Miss Morison's Ghosts" (1981) writer
* "Lost Empires" (1986) adaptation
* "The Nightmare Years" (1990) writer
* "The Choir" (1995) writer
* "The Falklands Play" (2002) writer

External links

* [http://www.625.org.uk/biograph/biogcurt.htm Ian Curteis biography]

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