16 Aug 2013

Clive Exton - a Mastermind in British Pre-war fiction TV dramatization

Clive Exton
Clive Exton (11 April 1930 – 16 August 2007) was a British TV and film screenwriter sometime playwright, and former actor. 

He is best known for his scripts of Agatha Christie's Poirot (of which he wrote 20 episodes) and P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster (all 23 episodes). The TV episodes are an inexhaustible source of inspiration to many a sartorial journey.

I am grateful and full of admiration for his impeccable work visualizing the wonderful worlds of Christie and Wodehouse in which company I have spent many a fine hour. I am convinced that his pioneering in TV dramatization lives on in the BBC and remains reflected in newer TV dramatizations like Downton Abbey, Blandings Castle etc.

Jeeves & Wooster (and McIntosh-the-dog)

In honour of his memory
- Clive Exton.
Hercule Poirot


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