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John Law (writer)

John Law was a British comedy writer for television, notable for the Class sketch on The Frost Report.[1]


Law was born 11 November 1929, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.[2] He married Beryl Kaye (1919–2010) a dancer and choreographer,[3] and died 5 January 1970, aged 40.[2]


He wrote for many TV comedy series, including It's a Square World and The Frost Report, working with Michael Bentine and Marty Feldman. He also worked on the screenplay for the James Bond spoof film Casino Royale, having been recruited for this by Peter Sellers.[2][4]


  1. ^ "The Frost Report – A Television Heaven Review". Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  2. ^ a b c "John Law". IMDb. Retrieved 2014-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Obituaries: Beryl Kaye". The Stage, 20 Jan 2011. Retrieved 2014-11-14. 
  4. ^ Ed Sikov (2003) "Mr Strangelove: a Biography of Peter Sellers"