Peter Tinniswood, author, playwright and broadcaster, was born in Liverpool in 1936. He worked as a journalist in Sheffield, Cardiff, Liverpool and London. His first published work was for the BBC television series That Was The Week That Was and the subsequent Ned Sherrin satire series and the first David Frost show. Peter died in 2003 after a long, well-chronicled battle with cancer. Despite losing his voice to the cancer, his illness marked an explosion in his theatre and radio writing. There are still a number of wonderful unproduced plays.