Ian Bayley Curteis British dramatist passed away at the age of 86

By | November 27, 2021

Ian Curteis Death – Cause of Death – On the 24th of November 2021, British dramatist and television director died at the age of 86. He was born on the 1st of May 2021.
The television dramatist, Curteis was the man behind the charge of leftwing bias against the BBC, long before it was fashionable to do so. Before joining the BBC as a trainee drama director in 1962, Curteis was acting and directing in the theatre around Britain.

The Guardian mentioned in a release that Curteis directed episodes of Z Cars and Pity About the Abbey (1965), a satirical play about developers and town planners by John Betjeman and Stewart Farrar, which was about the demolition of Westminster Abbey to make way for a bypass. Curteis later became a full-time writer and wrote a trilogy of teleplays which was titled Long Voyage Out of War (1971). He also authored biographical dramas about Beethoven and Alexander Fleming. He wrote on series such as the BBC’s Doomwatch, ITV’s Crown Court and the BBC’s The Onedin Line.

He is survived by his wife Lady Deirdre Hare along with two sons from his first marriage, two stepdaughters from his second and two stepsons from his third.