Auckland-born Andrew Brown enjoyed a prolific career as a producer and writer in English television. After dropping out of university in Wellington to travel, Brown settled in London in the mid-1960s and began as a trainee script editor at the BBC, where he played a key role in winning the screen rights to the works of W Somerset Maugham. In the 1970s Brown produced high profile, BAFTA award-winning dramas Rock Follies and Edward & Mrs. Simpson. He returned downunder as writer/producer of Bad Blood, an acclaimed 1982 film based on the WWll-era murder rampage of Kiwi farmer Stan Graham. Brown died on 17 May 1994, at age 55.
Andrew Brown was one of the few genuinely original impresarios of British television, a man whose enthusiasm and ebullience was reflected in some of the great programmes he produced. Obituary of Andrew Brown, The Evening Post, 2 June 1994