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Clive Exton

CLIVE EXTON

  (1930 - 2007)

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Rochelle Stevens & Co   

Clive Exton (11 April 1930  16 August 2007) was a British television and film screenwriter, sometime playwright, and former actor. He is best known for his scripts of Agatha Christie's Poirot, P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster, and Rosemary & Thyme. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Exton

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below is a list of Clive Exton's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Barking In Essex         Boundary, The         Have You Any Dirty Washing Mother Dear?         Murder Is Easy         Twixt


Barking In Essex

Barking In Essex
Welcome to the criminal blunder-world! Freedom finally beckons for delinquent villain Algie Packer. He's done seven years inside and now he's coming home to spend his carefully stashed cash - 3.5 million in untraceable notes. But there's something Algie's family has forgotten to mention. . . Meet the Packers - just your perfectly average, totally dysfunctional, 'well-dodgy' Essex crime family with a BIG problem. Are they going to be able to cover their tracks before Algie arrives home? Maybe it's time to go on the run. . .

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Wyndhams Theatre, London     06 Sep 2013

Organisations:
MJE Productions

1st Published:
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013   

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Boundary, The

Synopsis:
Johnson is horrified to discover that his library, where he is working on his dictionary has been ransacked - even the body of his wife is buried

Notes:
written with Tom Stoppard

1st Produced:
Bbc Tv     1971

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1991   

Music:
-

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Genre:
TV Play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  Fxtras

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Have You Any Dirty Washing Mother Dear?

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Plays Of the Year Vol.37", elek, London, 1969   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Satire

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Murder Is Easy

Synopsis:
Luke Fitzwilliam has returned to England from India where he was a policeman. On a train going to London he meets Lavinia Pinkerton who tells him she is going to Scotland Yard as there have been several murders in her village. She says the next victim will be Dr Humbleby. He later hears that Miss Pinkerton has been run down and killed but thinks nothing of it. When he reads of Dr Humbleby's death in a newspaper he gets a ticket to the village

Notes:
Based on the novel "Murder Is easy" by Agatha Christie

1st Produced:
Duke Of York's Theatre, London     23 Feb 1993

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation Mystery

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Twixt

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-     1990

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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