Author Archives: Andy Priestner

About Andy Priestner

Trainer and consultant on social media, marketing and comms, user experience and ethnography, leadership, strategic thinking, change and LEGO Serious Play

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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