George Layton is probably best known as a theatre, film and TV actor: The Doctor in the House/ Doctor In Charge/ DoctorAt Large series (1969-91); It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum (1974-75); Minder (1979-82); The Sweeney (1975); EastEnders (2011-12); Fagin in Oliver!; Mr Cellophane in Chicago. In the early 70’s he started That’s Life with Esther Rantzen.
He has combined this with a successful writing career having created two award-winning television series (Don’t Wait Up (six series, 1984-90) starring the recently late Tony Britton and Nigel Havers, and Executive Stress (three series, 1986-88) starring Penelope Keith).
George also wrote many of the Doctor series that he appeared in, as well as My Brother’s Keeper (1975-76), Robin’s Nest (1979-81), and in his early days On The Buses (1972-73).
However, Misty Moon supporters may not be aware of his best-selling books, The Fib, The Swap and The Trick,
three celebrated collections of linked short stories focusing on
post-war 50’s Britain, each story narrated by a nameless self-confessed
coward from a single parent family.
George will talk about the difficulties of balancing what was an
already successful acting career with what became a full time writing
career and will read some of his stories evoking memories of the 50’s.
Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.