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Arthur Mathews

Arthur Mathews has written for television since the early 1990s. Among the shows he has created and/or written (many with co-writer Graham Linehan) are Toast of London, Paris, Father Ted, Hippies, Big Train, The All New Alexei Sayle Show, Brass Eye, Harry Enfield and Chums, The Fast Show, Black Books and The Eejits. He has written a ‘bogus memoir’, Well Remembered Days, as well as The Craggy Island Parish Newsletters, Father Ted - The Complete Scripts (with Graham Linehan) and The Book Of Poor Ould Fellas (with Declan Lynch). As a cartoonist he contributed Doctor Crawshaft's World Of Pop to the New Musical Express and The Chairman to the Observer Sport Monthly. In the theatre, he created the long-running musical I, Keano. His film Wide Open Spaces was released in 2009 and he has recently cowritten (with Paul Woodful) the sitcom Val Falvey starring Ardal O'Hanlon.

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