File containing a film script of "No Love for the Doctor" by Burgess and Darcy Conyers, based on Burgess's novel, The Doctor is Sick, and note regarding the proposed film adaptation.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3104 AB/ARCH/A/DOC/2
  • Former Reference
      GB 3104 AB Typescript, 99A
  • Dates of Creation
      c.1982
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description

Scope and Content

Includes a "with compliments" slip from Gillie Conyers and Associates.

The film script is identical to that at AB/ARCH/A/DOC/1. However, the undated note filed with the script contains one extra line of text: "Neither title does anything for me".

Administrative / Biographical History

D'Arcy Conyers was a director and actor, born in Tanganyika in 1919. His acting credits include Bond Street (1948), The Jack of Diamonds (1949), Trottie True (1949), Wings of Danger (1952), The Time of His Life (1955) and The Blue Peter (1955). He also co-wrote and directed films such as The Secret of the Forest (1956), Soapbox Derby (1958) and The Night We Got the Bird (1961). Burgess dedicated his novel Inside Mr Enderby to Conyers in 1963 and subsequently worked with him on a film adaptation of The Doctor is Sick. It is presumed that Burgess and his first wife, Lynne, met D'Arcy Conyers and his wife Gillian while they were living in Hove in 1959-1960.