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Ken Blakeson is a British writer who has worked extensively in radio and TV. Born in Yorkshire in 1944, he began writing in 1977 when he entered a radio play contest sponsored by Alfred Bradley. He won third place and the play was broadcast, earning him 200 pounds for his work. He became a full-time writer in 1981[1][2].

Blakeson is most known for his work in television, which includes many episodes of Emmerdale Farm and Coronation Street.

Career in RadioEdit

Since his first play in 1977, Blakeson has written over thirty plays for radio. In 1988, his play Excess Baggage became a source of controversy over its frank depiction of the bleak lives of army wives. The play won a Sony Award and a Giles Cooper Award. His 1991 serial September Song became an acclaimed TV series in 1993, and his 1992 play Lost For Words won a Bronze Sony Award, a Bronze New York Radio Festival award, and was named the Radio Times Play of the Year.

Radio PlaysEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Best Radio Plays of 1988. BBC/Methuen 1989
  2. http://www.davidhigham.co.uk/clients/Ken_Blakeson.htm

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