Laurie McTaggart

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne during the hard winter of 1947, I went to school there, getting a slew of qualifications. I did two years of a science course before realizing what I really wanted to do was write, and so I ‘dropped out’. Have been writing on and off ever since, and have had two books published; as well as winning second place in the 1989 BBC/Radio Times Comedy Awards.