- Born: 23 February 1928, Nottingham, England, UK
- Died: 12 July 1993, Dublin, Ireland
According to biographies in his novels he was born 1928 in Nottingham. Received the now fashionable (in 1958) public-library education combined with Henry Mellish Grammar School and London School of Printing. Left home early and held down the usual book-jacket assortment of jobs,proving nothing more than the unselective nature of the post-war employment market. Auditor, bartender, collector of bad debts, cook, street-vendor, racecourse caterer, assembly hand, security guard, steelworker, translator, farm labourer, teacher and public relations. Happily settled as technical journalist by 1958.
Lived and worked abroad for three years in Scandinavia, France, Spain and North Africa, travelling the longest way round between jobs. Married in 1952 to Huguette Clavreul, a Parisienne. Domiciled in London and not angry at the time of his first novel's publication.
He wrote novels, articles and short stories as well as many plays and series for television.
Agent for Edmund Ward's Estate:
Roger Hancock Ltd
4 Water Lane
London NW1 8NZ.
Tel - +44 (0)20 7267 4418.
Fax - +44 (0)20 7267 4418.
Email - Tim @ rogerhancock.com
- Summer in Retreat (1957)
- The Gravy Train (1958)
- The Private Tightrope (1960)
- The Main Chance (1976)
- The Hanged Man (1976)
- The Baltic Emerald (1981)
- 'A Summer On The Dales,' The New Yorker, June 1, 1963, p. 78
- other pieces for Harper's and The Queen.
- The Casualties (1962)
- Drama 62: Recuriting Poster (1962)
- Play of the Week: The Facing Chair (1963)
- The Plane Makers (1963-65)
- The Power Game (1965-69)
- Front Page Story (1965)
- Man in a Suitcase
- The Sitting Pigeon (Episode air date: Sept. 21, 1968).
- The Main Chance (1969-75)
- Grady (1970)
- Justice (1971-73)
- The Challengers (1972)
- The Hanged Man (1975)
- Creator/writer for whole series.
- The Professionals (1978,
- Writer of episodes Not a Very Civil Civil Servant and It's Only a Beautiful Picture..
- 1990 (1977-78)
- Wrote 6 out of the 16 episodes of this show
- Turtle's Progress (1979-80)
- Creator and writer for whole series.
- Bergerac (1988, 1990)
- Wrote episode Private Fight in 6th series and the special Retirement Plan
- A Violent Enemy (1968)
- Amsterdam Affair (1968)
- Twinsanity (aka Goodbye Gemini, 1970)
- Kings and Desperate Men: A Hostage Incident (1981)
- A Prayer for the Dying (1987)