Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1927-2011) UK radio and television broadcaster – very popular in both media – whose career began with journalism and who published three novels, of which The Conspiracy (1968) is a mannered sf Satire. A worldwide cabal of politicians (including the UK Prime Minister) plans to reduce Overpopulation via contraceptives in the water supply; news of this is leaked to would-be whistleblowers whose counter-plot to expose the truth on UK television fails through general ineptitude. [DRL]
born Liverpool, England: 17 December 1927
died London: 12 August 2011
works (highly selected)
- The Conspiracy (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1968) [hb/Bartholomew Wilkins/Format]
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