Irene Shubik

Irene Shubik (born 1929) is a British television producer, notable for her contribution to the development of the single play in British television drama. Beginning her television career at ABC Television, she worked on Armchair Theatre as a story editor where she devised the science fiction anthology series Out of this World. Moving to the BBC, she briefly worked as a story editor before being promoted to producer, creating the science fiction anthology television series Out of the Unknown. Leaving Out of the Unknown after two seasons, Shubik co-produced The Wednesday Play, overseeing its transition into Play for Today in 1970. She left the BBC in 1976, and subsequently produced the first season of Rumpole of the Bailey for Thames Television before joining Granada Television where she produced Staying On and devised The Jewel in the Crown. She has also written film scripts and a novel, The War Guest.

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Irene Shubik - Other Notable Works
... Shubik is also the author of Play for Today The evolution of television drama, an autobiographical account of the development of the single play in British television which has become a standard reference work ... In 1992 Shubik was chairman of the jury which judged the controversial Best Drama Serial category for that year's British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) ... Shubik, who as chairman did not cast a vote, refused to publicly comment on the affair, but BAFTA Chairman Richard Price stated that the ballot papers ...