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Alan Melville

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Alan Melville was a playwright, revue author and lyricist well-known in the forties and fifties. He became a television personality and tv writer in the sixties. He wrote no radio plays but some of his stage plays were adapted for radio, and Radio 4 had an Alan Melville season in 1983. Melville was a prolific contributor to West End revues which dominated the lighter side of West End theatre. His satire was gentle, and he poked fun at the middle classes.
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