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Edward Boyd (1916 - 1989) was a Scottish writer best known for his television and radio work.

Boyd was born in Stevenston in South Ayrshire. He worked with the Glasgow Unity Theatre in the 1940s[1].

Later he moved into radio & TV. In the 1960s he created series such as The Odd Man and The Corridor People for Granada TV, and wrote for a number of serials including Z Cars on the BBC.

In the 1970s he wrote the BBC series The View From Daniel Pike starring Scottish actor Roddy McMillan as a dour private detective.

He died in 1989.[2]

A collection of Boyd's papers (including some scripts that can be read online) are held by Glasgow University [1][3].


  1. ^ a b Glasgow University Collection
  2. ^ Kravitz, Peter (1999). Dedication to The Picador Book of Contemporary Scottish Fiction. Ted Smart. ISBN 0330335502.  
  3. ^ Scripts Online


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