Author Archives: Andy Priestner

About Andy Priestner

Consultant and trainer on user experience (UX) research and design, failure, leadership and LEGO Serious Play

Podcast interviews with Blanche, Dorothy and Kate

Fans of Tenko will be interested in new episodes from an A to Z of UK TV Drama, a podcast celebrating classic UK television dramas presented by Andy Priestner and Martin Holmes. As well as an almost 2 hour review … Continue reading

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Burt Kwouk OBE (1930 – 2016)

An obituary by Chris Winwood “They can call me anything they like as long as I get paid and my name is spelt correctly” Carving out a long career playing a variety of Chinese, Japanese and Korean roles, moving from … Continue reading

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Backtrack – Jill Hyem’s final radio play

Following the sad news of the passing of Tenko writer Jill Hyem (left) I just wanted to alert you to the fact that, thanks to the efforts of radio producer and director Jane Morgan, her final radio play will receive … Continue reading

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Truth, integrity and storytelling: the life of Jill Hyem (1937-2015)

I am saddened to report that Jill Hyem, who wrote more Tenko than anyone else, died last Friday. She had been stoically battling cancer for several years. I had the great pleasure to personally get to know her well as … Continue reading

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‘Midas Touch’ producer of Tenko leaves behind amazing body of work: Ken Riddington (1924-2014)

I didn’t meet Ken Riddington while researching my Tenko book as by that time he had been suffering from dementia for several years, nevertheless I still felt that I got a measure of the man from the memories of those … Continue reading

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Tenko’s Grand Dame of the Raj bows for the last time: Renée Asherson (1915-2014)

Veteran actress Renée Asherson, Tenko’s Grande Dame of the Raj Sylvia Ashburton, died on 30 October 2014 at the age of 99. Her petite figure and elfin features unmistakeable, Renee was rarely out of work, making her mark on stage, film … Continue reading

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Tenko script editor’s first novel

Evgeny Gridneff, the man who script edited Tenko’s first two wonderful series has written his first novel. A Stink in the Tale is purportedly ‘a rip-roaring comedy-thriller replete with intrigue, adventure and unexpected twists and turns’. I’m definitely bagging myself … Continue reading

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Tenko grips us all over again

You’re probably here as you’ve just watched an episode of Tenko on UK Drama and want to find out more about this amazing 80s’ drama that is just as compelling now as it was back then? If so, you’ve come … Continue reading

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Tenko for Christmas?

Whether you’ve found your way here because you watched the recent Drama Channel repeat run of Tenko or you just wanted to check out what sort of information was out there on the web about this amazing drama series, we … Continue reading

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Reunion (Review of the feature-length special)

Given the outstanding quality of this reunion special it is something of a mystery that this final feature-length slice of Tenko does not enjoy a better critical reputation. This state of affairs is even more curious when one considers just … Continue reading

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