Series 2 - Terrance Frisby

There’s A Playwright In My Soup!

Nick Randell joins multi-award winning playwright, author, script writer and actor, Terence Frisby, at his home in West London, to chew the fat and talk about his successful career to date.


There’s A Girl In My Soup, his long-running comedy that opened in 1966 at the Gielgud Theatre (formerly The Globe), ran for over 1,000 performances, before becoming a worldwide smash hit with long runs on Broadway, Paris (with Gérard Depardieu), Berlin, Stockholm, Sydney, Rome (starring the Italian singer-songwriter-actor, Domenico Modugno) and more. His script of the successful 1970 film (which starred Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn)won the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award in 1970 for Best British Comedy Screenplay. But was Terence ultimately happy with what ended up on screen?

A charming and candid interview, covering…

Television – Adam Adamant/Lucky Fella/That’s Love (the last of which won the Gold Award for Comedy at the 1991 Houston International Film Festival).


Theatre – There’s A Girl In My Soup/Kisses On A Postcard (a musical – telling of his experiences as an evacuee as a 7-year-old from London to Cornwall during World War Two), Rough Justice (gripping courtroom drama starring Tom Conti about the fall-out from the death of a brain-damaged baby).


Radio – It’s Not Fair And Don’t Be Late (from which Kisses On A Postcard derives – won The Giles Cooper Award for BBC Radio Four and was broadcast no less than ten times in a few months on both BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service).


Print – Kisses On A Postcard/Outrageous Fortune (*an autobiographical story about his fifteen years as a litigant-in-person in the High Court following his spectacularly awful divorce and custody battle).

Frisby has also worked extensively for 40 years as actor, director and producer.