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Arena: Peggy and Her Playwrights


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"The only reason I'm an agent is in order to be in touch with talent. It's the only thing that's interesting at all."
Now in her 80s, Peggy Ramsay is the most powerful and unconventional play agent in Britain. She started her agency in the mid-50s in a converted brothel in the West
End and has been responsible for the careers of over 70 writers including David Mercer, Robert Bolt, John Arden, David Rudkin, Edward Bond, Willy Russell and Joe Orton. Ramsay was played by Vanessa Redgrave in the Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears.
This film shows her working with playwrights David Hare, Caryl Churchill, Stephen Poliakoff and Christopher Hampton, follows her on an outing to the Barbican and taking a trip to Scarborough to visit Alan Ayckbourn.
Producer Rosemary Wilton
Series editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch
FEATURE: page 11


Subject: Peggy Ramsay
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff
Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Rosemary Wilton
Series Editor: Anthony Wall
Series Editor: Nigel Finch

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Arena: Peggy and Her Playwrights

BBC Two England, 23 March 1990 21.30

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