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Eric Paice Eric Paice i(A106851 works by)
Born: Established: 13 Nov 1926 East Sussex,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 6 Jul 1989 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Male
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British film/television screenwriter and playwright.

One of Britain's leading television screenwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, Eric Paice began his career writing for the theatre. In 1958 he began working in television, contributing scripts to early UK shows such as: This Day in Fear (1958), Armchair Theatre (1958-1960), Life in Danger (1959), Gert and Daisy (1959, series), Pathfinders in Space (1960), and Pathfinders to Mars (1960-1961). In 1959 he also worked on the UK sitcom, Tell it to the Marines (1959), which was created by Ted Willis (q.v.).

Between 1961 and 1964 he contributed eight episodes to the highly popular Avengers series. He also contributed scripts to Dixon of Dock Green (1963-1974), Star Maidens (1976), A Family Affair (1979), Secret Army (1979) and Union Castle (1982) among others. One of his final series was Strike it Rich (1986).

Paice's association with Australian television came about in 1972 when he was approached in London by John McCallum to work on the Boney series. He was hired to both six scripts and also act as script editor for the two series (1972 and 1973).

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