playwright, born and educated in Bristol. He served with the RAF in the Far East, then trained as an actor and teacher. His works include A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1967), in which a schoolteacher and his wife struggle to share the burden of their handicapped daughter; The National Health (1969, pub. 1970), a satirical hospital comedy; Forget‐Me‐Not‐Lane (1971), a family drama; Privates on Parade (1977, set in Malaya); and Passion Play (1980, pub. 1981), a marital tragiccomedy. Feeling You're Behind (1984) is an autobiography.