Glenn Chandler

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name = Glenn Chandler


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birthdate = 1949
birthplace = Edinburgh, Scotland
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occupation = Playwright, scriptwriter, novelist
nationality = Scottish
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genre = crime fiction
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notableworks = Taggart
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awards = awd|BAFTA|1991|best drama series award|Taggart
awd|Writers' Guild Award|1993|best original drama series|Taggart


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Glenn Chandler is an award-winningcite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0151373/awards|title=IMDB Award page for Glenn Chandler|accessdate=2008-06-09] Scottish dramatist and novelist. He has written plays for UK theatre and radio; original screenplays for television and movies; television series; and novels.cite web|url=http://www.mbalit.co.uk/pages/writers/chandler.html|title=MBA official bibliography and full list of writing credits for Glenn Chandler|accessdate=2008-06-09] His most well-known work is the Scottish television detective series "Taggart" which in 2008, celebrates its 25th year of production and is broadcast worldwide.cite web|url=http://www.smgproductions.tv/content/default.asp?page=s2_2_15|title=SMG productions official history of Taggart|accessdate=2008-06-09]

Biography

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Chandler created "Taggart" for STV's Controller of Drama, Robert Love, who wanted to set a police series in Glasgow. Chandler was inspired by true crime and real life, and even lifted the names of characters for the series from gravestones in Glasgow's Maryhill cemetery.cite web|url=http://www.smgproductions.tv/content/default.asp?page=s2_2_15|title=SMG productions official history of Taggart|accessdate=2008-06-09] The series continued after the death of actor Mark McManus who played the lead role of Jim Taggart. "Taggart" is now the longest running police drama on British television.cite web|url=http://www.smgproductions.tv/content/default.asp?page=s2_2_15|title=SMG productions official history of Taggart|accessdate=2008-06-09]

Chandler has written drama for all media, from full-length movie scripts to short radio plays, and has continued to write for his first love - theatre. He has also written fiction and non-fiction books and has begun a crime fiction series of books, featuring Brighton detective, DI Madden.cite web|url=http://www.mbalit.co.uk/pages/writers/chandler.html|title=MBA official bibliography and full list of writing credits for Glenn Chandler|accessdate=2008-06-09]

In 2008, Chandler takes two plays to the Edinburgh Fringe as a producer. Boys Of The Empire is a new satirical play written by Chandler himself, and What's Wrong With Angry?, a drama set in 1992, when the age of consent for homosexuals was 21. cite web|url=http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/features/Theres-been-a-murder-.4212191.jp|title="There's been a murder, Well, quite a few.." Edinburgh Evening News|accessdate=2008-06-26] , both shows are directed by Patrick Wilde, with whom Chandler shares the same literary agent; MBAcite web|url=http://www.mbalit.co.uk/|title="MBA Literary Agent|accessdate=2008-06-26] .

Television Writing

* "Taggart" (1983 - PRESENT) STV
* "Dalziel and Pascoe" (2006) BBC
* "Dr Crippen" (2004) Yorkshire Television
* "The Brides in the Bath" (2003) Yorkshire Television
* "A Is for Acid" (2002) Yorkshire Television
* "The Life and Crimes of William Palmer" (1998) Yorkshire Television
* "Chiller" (1995) Yorkshire Television
* "Call Me Mister" (1986) BBC
* "Crown Court" (1982-1984) Granada television
* "Dramarama" (1983) STV
* "Angels" (1975) BBC
* "The Jewel and the Magpie" Granada television
* "The Kidnap of Mrs Muriel McKay" Granada television
* "To Kidnap a Princess" Granada television

Movies

* "Deadly Advice" (1994) Zenith Productions
* "True North"
* "Savage Tide" (2004) Ecosse Films
* "Final Sentence" Ecosse Films

Theatre Writing

* "On The Game" (Little Theatre Club)
* "The Private" (Pitlochry Workshop Theatre, Soho Poly)
* "Biker's Knoll" (Directed by Brian Croucher)
* "A Treat" (Directed by Brian Croucher at Brighton Actors' Workshop)
* "Moonlight Across The Heather" (Directed by Brian Croucher)
* "A Curse" (Directed by Brian Croucher, produced in Holland)
* "Boys Of The Empire" (Directed by Patrick Wilde at the Edinburgh Fringe)

BBC Radio

Schools Radio
* "Inquiry" 7 scripts
* "Life Time" 2 scripts
* Teenage Plays: "Job", "Which Job"?

Radio Drama
* "A Little White Lie" 30'
* "Rough Play" 60'
* "Laddie Time" 45'
* "Another Gaff, Another Night" 45'
* "The Horseman's Word" 30'
* "Wallace's Warblers" 30'
* "Green Street Revisited" 30'
* "Fisherman's Tales" 30'
* "Wayfarers" 30'

Books

DI Madden series
* "Dead Sight" (Hodder & Stoughton, October 2004)
* "Savage Tide" (Hodder & Stoughton, July 2003)

Horror fiction
* "The Sanctuary" (Hamlyn)
* "The Tribe" (Hamlyn)

Non fiction
* "Burning Poison" (Lea Valley Press)
* "Killer" (Mainstream)
* "Taggart's Glasgow" (Lennard Publishing)

Awards

*BAFTA (1997) "Taggart" nominated for "Best Drama Serial Award"cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0151373/awards|title=IMDB Award page for Glenn Chandler|accessdate=2008-06-09]
*BAFTA (1995) nominated "Best TV Writer"cite web|url=http://www.mbalit.co.uk/pages/writers/chandler.html|title=MBA official bibliography and full list of writing credits for Glenn Chandler|accessdate=2008-06-09]
*Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award (1993) winner of "Best Original Drama Serial"cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0151373/awards|title=IMDB Award page for Glenn Chandler|accessdate=2008-06-09]
*BAFTA (1991) "Taggart" winner of "Best Drama Serial Award"cite web|url=http://www.mbalit.co.uk/pages/writers/chandler.html|title=MBA official bibliography and full list of writing credits for Glenn Chandler|accessdate=2008-06-09]

References

External links

*imdb name|0151373


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