Edward J. Mason

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Edward J. Mason was a writer for radio, who worked on a number of ground-breaking serials and co-created two of the British Broadcasting Corporation's longest-running radio panel games.

He was co-writer, with Geoffrey Webb, of Dick Barton, the BBC's first daily radio serial, which ran from 1947 to 1951. This led to Mason and Webb becoming the first writers of The Archers, now the world's longest-running radio soap opera.

Mason went on to create a string of panel game shows with producer Tony Shryane, including Guilty Party, My Word!, and My Music.

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