Tony Shryane

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Anthony Joseph Shryane (January 20, 1919 - September 22, 2003) was a long-serving producer of radio programs for the British Broadcasting Corporation. He was born in Harborne, Birmingham.

He was the first producer of The Archers, in which capacity he served for 28 years until his retirement in 1979. He also produced several popular panel games devised with Edward J. Mason, including Guilty Party, My Word!, and My Music.

In 1961, he was awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting.

He continued working for the BBC on a freelance basis after his official retirement, finally retiring for real in 1984 after fifty years of service.

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