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Michael Imison

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Michael Imison

Born: Sat 9th February 1935 (age: 82)

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Michael Imison is a British television director and literary agent.

Imison started his career at the BBC working for the Script Department. Initial successes included directing 'Magnyfcence' by John Skelton at the Tower TheatreCanonbury in May 1963.

In 1966 he directed the Doctor Who series The Ark, Imison is believed to have helped create the MonoidsThe Ark was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 5 to 26 March 1966. The story is set in the 57th "Segment of Time", which the Doctor calculates to be approximately AD 10,000,000.

Later in 1966, he acted as Story Editor on the second series of anthology series Out of the Unknown.

Later in his career Imison became a literary agent. His company has now been incorporated into Alan Brodie Representation Ltd. However it was whilst based in IslingtonNorth London that Michael concentrated on promoting authors and poets from the former Eastern Bloc. His contacts at the Almeida Theatre, where lesser-known writers were promoted, proved invaluable during this period.

Imison is married to the prominent educator Tamsyn Imison and he now spends much of his time with his family at their country retreat in SouthwoldSuffolk. Apart from chairing the Noël Coward Society and working for the British Humanist Association, he has on occasions worked as a Salman Rushdie look-alike for the London based, "Splitting Images" agency.