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Roger Hall

Writer

Roger Hall is New Zealand's most successful playwright. His 1976 play Glide Time became a sellout hit. Later Hall turned this satire of bureaucrats into Gliding On, New Zealand television's most successful sitcom. His second play Middle Aged Spread became an acclaimed film in 1979. Hall went on to write marital comedy Conjugal Rites for English television. His TV work spans four decades, from writing to performing.

He has identified faults and follies which highlight small monsters in ordinary people, and sometimes excite our sympathy as much as our laughter. John Clarke on Roger Hall