Since starting his career as a BBC journalist William has been an award-winning writer of plays for radio, television, the cinema, and the theatre. In his thirties he was a highly successful editor of the BBC's "The Archers", and executive producer of serial drama for Central Television. Running his own production company he devised and produced the sci-fi serial drama "Jupiter Moon" which sold to over 20 countries round the world.
He wrote the non-fiction Sunday Times best seller "The Archers - the true story". His novels include the award-winning satire