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Beryl Vertue CBE

TV Producer
8 April 1931 to 12 February 2022

A British television producer, who, through her own production company, Hartswood Films, was responsible for some of the UK’s most popular shows. Among her credits are The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1978), Men Behaving Badly (1992-1998), Coupling (2003) and Sherlock (2010-2017). She won a BAFTA for the latter in 2011, adding to her Special Award in 2004 and previous two nominations, both for Men Behaving Badly, in 1996 and 1998. Before founding Harstwood in 1979, she worked at Associated London Scripts where she formed excellent relationships with the likes of Galton and Simpson and Johnny Speight. She helped pioneer the sale of formats to other countries, including Steptoe and Son and Till Death Us Do Part to the US, as Sanford and Son and All in the Family.

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