Julia Jones: Award-winning television screenwriter

In the male-dominated world of television drama in the 1960s and ’70s, Julia Jones quietly and assuredly told bewitching, humane stories of simple lives in crisis, always blessed with a warm, unsentimental maternalism. Comparisons are hard to resist between her and another standard-bearer of the single play who died within a few weeks of her, Colin Welland. Both were at their best writing simple, sincere and unpretentious domestic dramas set in the parlour or the pantry, and both preferred to place women centre stage.