Obituary: Graeme McDonald

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The Independent Online
In your obituary of my colleague Graeme McDonald [by Derek Granger, 8 October], Graeme is credited with being sole producer of The Wednesday Play and Play for Today between 1966 and 1977, and producing plays by such authors as William Trevor, writes Irene Shubik.

For the sake of historical accuracy and my own reputation may I point out that Wednesday Play and Play for Today were produced jointly by Graeme and myself over that period.

We divided the work load in half; we also divided the writers. All the William Trevor plays were produced by myself as were such productions as Edna the Inebriate Woman etc.

To everyone else's astonshment this arrangement worked very successfully. A full list of who did what can be found in my book on the programme entitled Play for Today: the evolution of television drama (1975).

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