Collection of material relating to Edward Boyd (1916-1989), playwright

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers and photographs relating to the work of Edward Boyd, 1963-1991. Includes:

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Boyd (1916-1989) was born in Stevenston, now in South Ayrshire, Scotland. He worked mainly in radio and television. He was a prominent figure in the world of theatre, radio and television for many years. He was a member of Glasgow Unity Theatre in the 1940s and worked with them as stage manager, actor and director. He wrote many plays for radio and television. Much of his work for television was for Granada and he wrote many of the early Z-Cars programmes. He also wrote the successful BBC series The View from Daniel Pike which starred Roddy MacMillan. He was also involved in the development of Scottish cinema.

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Item level descriptions are available via the online Scottish Theatre Archive catalogue at

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jo Peattie, Scottish Archive Network Project

Conversion from MS Access database, formatting and controlled access terms added by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, November 2002

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