Sidney Hayers

Sidney Hayers (24 August 1921 – 8 February 2000) was a British film and television director, writer and producer.[1]

Hayers in 1990

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Hayers began his career as a film editor.[2] Among the films he directed are Circus of Horrors (1960), the occult thriller Night of the Eagle (1962), a musical Three Hats for Lisa (1965), and the adventure films The Southern Star (1969) and The Trap (1966).[3]

In British TV, his credits included The Persuaders! and The New Avengers; he later directed several American TV shows, including episodes of Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, Knight Rider, T. J. Hooker, Baywatch and The Famous Five.[4]

Hayers died of cancer in 2000 in Altea, Spain, survived by his wife, the actress Erika Remberg.[3] He had two children, Susan and Robert from his first marriage, to Patricia.[5]


As writerEdit

  • Edith – original screenplay from researched notes.
  • A Spy for a Spy – Screenplay adapted from the novel The Springers in collaboration with author Berkeley Mather.
  • The Sweetwater Point Motel – Screenplay adapted from the novel of the same name by Peter Saab.
  • The Tangled Web – Screenplay adapted fram the novel The Molester by Lee Sarokin.
  • Spy Now, Pay Later – Original screenplay in collaboration with Carl Johnson and Karl-Heinz Willschrei.
  • Blaues Blut [fr] (TV Series) – Additional material and rewrites for seven episodes.

Feature films as director/producerEdit


  1. ^ "Sidney Hayers". BFI.
  2. ^ "Sidney Hayers | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
  3. ^ a b III, Harris M. Lentz (24 October 2008). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2000: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. ISBN 9780786452057 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Sidney Hayers".
  5. ^ Obituaries: Sidney Hayers Lentz, Harris M, III. Science Fiction Chronicle; Radford Vol. 21, Iss. 4, (Aug/Sep 2000): 51.

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