Ian Curteis Death – Ian Curteis, a television dramatist of some distinction who initiated the charge of leftwing bias against the BBC, long before it was fashionable to do so, when his documentary drama The Falklands Play, which the corporation had commissioned in 1983, was postponed, then rescheduled, and finally deferred indefinitely has passed away at the age of 86. Ian passed away on November 24, 2021.
Curteis was born in London on 1 May 1935, and began his career as an actor, joining Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop in the mid-1950s, and later working in this profession in regional theatres, and as a stage director or producer. Curteis joined the staff of the BBC as a trainee director in 1964. The Projected Man (1966), which he directed, is his only cinema film. Around the same time, Curteis directed an episode of the BBC2 anthology series, Out of the Unknown, William Trevor’s “Walk’s End”.
The Falklands Play, originally scheduled for production in 1985, was eventually broadcast in 2002. At the time production was canceled, Curteis blamed a “liberal conspiracy” at the BBC.
To read Ian Curteis obituary…Click Here…