Distinct Nostalgia

TV Icons Behind the Scenes - At Home With Legendary British TV Director Royston Mayoh - Part One

January 20, 2024 MIM
Distinct Nostalgia
TV Icons Behind the Scenes - At Home With Legendary British TV Director Royston Mayoh - Part One
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Royston Mayoh was - and by reputation remains - one of the biggest names in British TV production. A writer and prolific director, Royston was involved with a plethora of top shows - This is Your Life, Opportunity Knocks, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Kenny Everett to name but a few. 

He started his career at ABC Television in Manchester and later worked or was associated with the legendary ITV Networks like Granada, Thames, Yorkshire and Tyne Tees.

His new book 'Revelations of a TV Director' has just been published and this interview with Ashley at Royston's home in South Manchester is the perfect teaser.

In Part One, Royston tells Ashley about how he got started followed by candid tales of directing This is Your Life.

Part Two covering Kenny Everett, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, The Tube and much more will be out soon.

Royston's book is available via Scratching Shed Publishing based in Leeds

Presented and produced by Ashley Byrne. Research by Andrew Edwards
Continuity: Andy Hoyle and Jonathan Kydd.

A Made in Manchester Production.

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(Cont.) TV Icons Behind the Scenes - At Home With Legendary British TV Director Royston Mayoh - Part One
(Cont.) TV Icons Behind the Scenes - At Home With Legendary British TV Director Royston Mayoh - Part One