Elwyn Jones

Last updated 09 January 2020

Elwyn Jones

Born: Wednesday 19th December 1923
Died: Wednesday 19th May 1982 (age: 58)


Elwyn Jones was a British television writer and producer, whose best-known work was perhaps the co-creation of the famous police drama series Z-Cars for BBC Television in 1962.

A prolific television drama writer from the early 1960s up until the late 1970s, from 1963 to 1966 he was Head of Drama Series at the BBC, under Head of Drama Group Sydney Newman, the first person to hold that post after Newman divided the drama group into Series, Serials and Plays divisions. In 1966 he co-wrote with Gerry Davis the script for the Doctor Who serial The Highlanders.