He wrote the stage plays The Love Maniac and Comedians, and wrote television plays for BBC, such as Food for Ravens and All Good Men.
He spent a year in National Service and worked as the editor of the Labour Party's Northern Voice newspaper.
He participated in the theater project Sixty Six, for which he wrote a piece based upon a chapter of the King James Bible.
His wife Janet inspired the writing of his play Through the Night.
His play The Party featured the great Sir Laurence Olivier in his final stage role.