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Rosemary Anne Sisson
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Rosemary Anne Sisson (13 October 1923 – 28 July 2017) was a British television dramatist and novelist. Born In London, she was the daughter of Charles Jasper Sisson (1885–1966), a scholar of Elizabethan drama. According to playwright Simon Farquhar in 2014 she was "one of television's finest period storytellers".
Sisson graduated from University College London (BA) and Newnham College, Cambridge (M.Litt). She initially embarked on an academic career. As a writer for television she contributed scripts to Upstairs, Downstairs, Follyfoot, Together, The Irish R.M. and the episode of The Six Wives of Henry VIII concerning the King's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. She contributed to The Wind in the Willows (1984) animated TV series and co-created The Bretts (1987–88). Sisson also wrote historical fiction and plays.
A previously thought lost Theatre 625 production from 1966 of Sisson's stage play The Queen and the Welshman (1958), concerning the affair of Henry V's widow Catherine of Valois with Sir Owen Tudor, was found in 2010 to have been deposited with the Library of Congress.
In 1995 Radcliffe published Rosemary for Remembrance, a collection of Sisson's poetry and prose.
She died on 28 July 2017 at the age of 93.