Writing for TV
George began writing when he was at drama school and sold one of his early short stories to BBC Radio which he read on Morning Story resulting in a commission to write further stories for the BBC’s Woman’s Hour serial slot. Over 60 years later it is still in print in his best-selling book The Fib And Other Stories (Macmillan)
Though best known as an award-winning writer of television comedy, his first play written for BBC 2, HOME IS WHERE YOU HANG YOUR HAT was a relatively dark piece. It starred Clive Revill and Maureen Pryor and was produced by the late and great Innes Lloyd.
George’s television writing career took off in the early ’70’s when he was starring in the successful television comedy series, DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE and teamed up with Jonathan Lynn. They quickly became a successful writing team not only on the Doctor series but on many of the other successful comedy show of that time including ON THE BUSES and HARRY WORTH. They also starred in and wrote their own television series, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
Later George created and wrote two award-winning comedy series, DON’T WAIT UP (6 series) starring Nigel Havers and Tony Britton and EXECUTIVE STRESS (3 series) starring Penelope Keith.
DOCTOR ON THE GO
BOOCOCK, THE PIGEON AND ME Prominent Features/By George! Productions
CARRY ON AGAIN, NURSE Peter Rogers
THE SWAP AND OTHER STORIES (Macmillan)
THE FIB AND OTHER STORIES (Macmillan)
THE TRICK AND OTHER STORIES (Macmillan)