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Beryl Vertue: Matthew Sweet meets the Sherlock producer and ex agent of Tony Hancock who has turned 90

Beryl Vertue: Matthew Sweet meets the Sherlock producer and ex agent of Tony Hancock who has turned 90

FromArts & Ideas


Beryl Vertue: Matthew Sweet meets the Sherlock producer and ex agent of Tony Hancock who has turned 90

FromArts & Ideas

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Length:
46 minutes
Released:
Jun 9, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

From Frankie Howerd to Sherlock: Beryl Vertue is the producer of some classic TV shows including Men Behaving Badly. She took Steptoe and Son to America, negotiated for writer Terry Nation to retain some of the rights for his Dr Who Daleks creation, and back when she began in the 1960s, worked with a Who's Who of comedy writing talent at Associated London Scripts as well as representing Tony Hancock and Frankie Howerd as their agent. As chairman of the family firm Hartswood Films, her more recent projects have included revamping Dracula and Sherlock for TV. She discusses the successes and failures she has had in her six decade career with Matthew Sweet and shares with him what it was like working with Ken Russell and Tina Turner on Tommy and what she thinks makes a good deal.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod

You can find other conversations about classic TV in the Free Thinking archives including
Quatermass: Nigel Kneale's groundbreaking 1950s TV sci-fi series with Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Una McCormack , Claire Langhamer and Matthew Kneale https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000b03y
The Goodies: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie talk to Matthew Sweet about how humour changes and the targets of their TV comedy show which ran during the '70s and early '80s https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000hcb
British TV and film producer Tony Garnett talks to Matthew Sweet about a career which encompassed the Wednesday Play for the BBC, This Life and Undercover.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07h6r8l
Released:
Jun 9, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode