Trevor Griffiths

About Trevor Griffiths

Trevor Griffiths was born in Manchester in 1935, of Irish and Welsh descent. He worked as a teacher, a liberal studies lecturer and a further education officer for the BBC before becoming a full time writer in 1970.

He has been writing for the theatre, television and cinema since the late 60s. His work has been seen throughout the world and he has won numerous awards. His best-known stage play, Comedians, has been in constant production around the world since its premiere in 1975. For his film Reds, written... (more...)

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Play for Today – “Country”

Trevor’s film Country will be shown at 10.30 pm on Monday 12th October 2020 on BBC4 as part of the BBC’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the first Play for Today.

A major documentary about the origins, achievements and controversies of the series – Drama out of a Crisis: a celebration of Play for Today – precedes Country at 9pm on BBC4. more

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Gabriele Salvatores slams the first clapperboard on Comedians

Filming has begun in Trieste on Gabriele Salvatores’ new title Comedians, a screen adaptation of the play of the same name which confirmed Trevor Griffiths’ playwright status. Written in the early 1970s, the play is set in a Manchester evening school, where a group of aspiring comedians reunite for a final rehearsal before performing for a London-based agent. more

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