Sir Alan on the airwaves

SCARBOROUGH playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn will be the subject of a Radio 4 documentary set to air tomorrow morning.

Actors who have worked with him such as Julia McKenzie, Michael Gambon, Peter Bowles and Martin Jarvis have contributed to the documentary, Ayckbourn in Action, which starts at 11.30am.

Sir Alan, 72, is Britain’s most successful playwright and has been based in Scarborough for the past half century.

His 75th play, Neighbourhood Watch, opened earlier this month.