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[on John Thaw
] John somehow manages to exclude himself from the performance. He has this wonderful quality of stillness to him but he still manages to get across what he's thinking. I once asked him how he did it and he simply said imagination. He imagines himself into a role with such vividness that he's able to convey it.
With Ray Davies
of The Kinks
, co-wrote the teleplay "Arthur, or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire" for Granada TV. It was never produced, but the Kinks album that came out of it is regarded as one of the group's finest.