John Elliot (1918-1997)
John Elliott was a distinguished television writer, director and producer, who the Independent, in its obituary, called “one of the medium’s most talented pioneers’. He wrote, with Fred Hoyle, and directed the two television serials “A for Andromeda” and “Andromeda Breakthrough”, on which the books were based, discovering Julie Christie in the process. He had already won, in 1959, a special award from the Guild of Television Producers and Directors, and went on to create the television series “Mogul”, later re-named “The Troubleshooters”, amongst many other works. He also wrote five other books. His work will be remembered by many readers.