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John Finch

Playwright & Author

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‘ A Shaft of Light ‘ – the new book from John Finch

In his 90’s John has just published his first Ebook – ‘A Shaft of Light’

Available as a Kindle download or in PRINT

A Shaft of light is a new e-publication of Johns novel ‘Cuddon Return’ re-pubished as ‘Shaft of Light’ – published by Corazon Books and is available via Amazon.

Johns autobiography is expected to be published in 2016 – covering the years 1925 to the present day, including UK Drama production at the height of its international status.

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NEW YORK TIMES on A FAMILY AT WAR ” A lesson in quality for the US…..intelligent, informative and thoroughly engrossing.”

“We all owe you a hugh debt. Apart from your magnificent pioneering of a new television form; apart from your Herculean single -handed feat of creating two hugh social panoramas, apart from the creation of a hugh gallery of characters, you have also magnificently proved that television doesn’t have to be rubbish”.

“It brings great dignity to the medium and spurs us all on to do better”.

“A Family at War was the most cost effective television series ever made

DAVID LIDDIMENT, former head of ITV, The Guardian
On the subect of Granada drama; “In the 60’s a generation of locally based writers like John Finch, Jack Rosenthal and Harry Kershaw created a template for modern drama that still works today”.

SIR DENIS FORMAN, former chairman and managing director of Granada. Dedicating his book Persona Granada, Andre Deutsch 1998;
“To John – one of the founders of Granada’s great tradition in television drama”.