Dick Hills and Sid Green
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Richard Michael Hills, (17 January 1926 – 6 June 1996), and Sidney Green, (24 January 1928 – 15 March 1999), were a British partnership of comedy writers, most notable for their work on TV in the 1960s. They wrote for such performers as Anthony Newley, Roy Castle, and Frankie Howerd; but their best-remembered collaboration was with the comedy double act, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, on the ATV show Two of a Kind, and the comedians' first colour BBC series in 1968. Hills and Green also played supporting roles in various sketches in the series.
Hills and Green were involved in the writing of the three motion pictures made by Morecambe and Wise in the 1960s: The Intelligence Men (1965) in which they also had cameo roles, That Riviera Touch (1966), and The Magnificent Two (1967). After Eric Morecambe's first heart attack in 1968 they believed that Eric Morecambe would never perform again and left The Morecambe and Wise Show and moved into other fields. (Morecambe and Wise were appalled by the disloyalty and writing duties were subsequently taken over by Eddie Braben). The comedians were apparently unhappy at the way they were informed of the move (by third parties), although Hills and Green did eventually work on the last major show the two comics produced, a 1983 Christmas Special for Thames Television.
Green and Hills' also wrote and starred in their own show, Those Two Fellers, made in 1967. They both attended Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Boys Grammar School in South-east London. They were both School Captains, Richard in 1943 and Sidney in 1945. Richard returned to the school as a teacher of English and French.
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