Vale – Ted Roberts 1931-2015

It is with great sadness we report to Guild members that Ted Roberts, the well-known television writer and producer, died of cancer on Monday, 23 February. One of Skippy’s fathers, he will be privately cremated on Thursday at 3.15pm.

Close friends, industry colleagues and family are invited to the wake to mourn and praise him, on Saturday 28 February at 2pm in Ultimo, Sydney.

Email your interest to [email protected] before Friday 6pm for further details.

Ted is survived by three children, five grandchildren, and the publisher Pat Woolley, who has loved him for 16 years.

Over 40 years, he wrote more than 500 hours of television drama: Skippy, Homicide, Elephant Boy, Boney, Lindsay’s Boy, Rush, Patrol Boat, A Country Practice, Willing and Able, G.P., Mission: Impossible, Water Rats, and Blue Heelers. In addition, he was supervising producer on Water Rats.

Grateful thanks to everyone at Wolper Jewish Hospital, Woollahra, who cared for him so tenderly the last 6 weeks of his life, and to the medical and radiation oncology teams at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Camperdown, who did their best to prolong his grand life.

He will be missed by so many.