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Alun Owen

(1925—1994)


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(1925–94),

Welsh‐Liverpudlian playwright, actor, and television scriptwriter, born in Menai Bridge, North Wales, and educated at Oulton High School, Liverpool. During the war he worked as a Bevin Boy down the coal mines. His gritty, realist television dramas helped to shape the emerging style of TV drama in the 1960s: these include No Trams to Lime Street (1959) and After the Funeral (1960); he also wrote a stage play, A Little Winter Love (1964), and the screenplay for the Beatles' film, A Hard Day's Night (1964).

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