Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran have been one of the most successful writing partnerships since their first hit show, Holding the Fort aired in 1980. They followed this up with the wildly popular Shine On Harvey Moon (1982-1985) one of TV’s first “comedy dramas”.
After a spell working at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Laurence and Maurice got together with Rik Mayall to create The New Statesman which won both the BAFTA for Best Comedy, and an International Emmy. Then the smash hits of Birds of a Feather and Goodnight Sweetheart followed and ran for many years.
Recently they fulfilled their one remaining writing ambition when they wrote the book for a smash hit musical called ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’ which played the west end to great acclaim and also tours around the UK including dates in 2014.