Peter Flannery

Playwright, TV Writer

1951 –


Who is Peter Flannery?

Peter Flannery is an English playwright and screenwriter. He was educated at the University of Manchester and is best known for his work while a resident playwright at the Royal Shakespeare Company in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Notable plays during his tenure include: Savage Amusement, Awful Knawful, and Our Friends in the North. Other theatre work has included Singer.

He is perhaps best known to a wider audience for his highly acclaimed television adaptation of Our Friends in the North, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC2 in 1996. The epic nine-part serial, charting the course of the lives of four friends from Newcastle from 1964 to 1995, was in 2000 voted by the British Film Institute as one of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century. Flannery's other television work has included Blind Justice, a series about the work of radical lawyers. At the 1997 British Academy Television Awards, Flannery was given the honorary Dennis Potter Award for outstanding achievement in television writing.

In January 2007, he scripted an adaptation of Alan Hunter's Inspector Gently novels, entitled George Gently, for BBC One to be broadcast later in the year.

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Oct 12, 1951
  • United Kingdom
  • Bath Spa University
Lived in
  • Tyne and Wear

on July 23, 2013


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