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Ken Blakeson is a British writer who has worked extensively in radio and TV. Born in Yorkshire in 1944, he began writing in 1977 when he entered a radio play contest sponsored by Alfred Bradley. He won third place and the play was broadcast, earning him 200 pounds for his work. He became a full-time writer in 1981[1][2].

Blakeson is most known for his work in television, which includes many episodes of Emmerdale Farm and Coronation Street.

Career in Radio[]

Since his first play in 1977, Blakeson has written over thirty plays for radio. In 1988, his play Excess Baggage became a source of controversy over its frank depiction of the bleak lives of army wives. The play won a Sony Award and a Giles Cooper Award. His 1991 serial September Song became an acclaimed TV series in 1993, and his 1992 play Lost For Words won a Bronze Sony Award, a Bronze New York Radio Festival award, and was named the Radio Times Play of the Year.

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  1. Best Radio Plays of 1988. BBC/Methuen 1989