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In 1945, John Whiting completed a novel entitled “Not a Foot of Land,” but it was not published. His radio plays, Paul Southman Eye Witness (1949), The Stairway (1949), and Love’s Old Sweet Song (1950) were broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In 1951, he began writing screenplays that were adaptations of others’ works. These screenplays include The Ship That Died of Shame (1955, with Michael Relph and Basil Dearden), The Good Companions (1957, with T. J. Morrison and J. L. Hodgson), The Captain’s Table (1959, with Bryan Forbes and Nicholas Phipps), and Young Cassidy (1965). His television play, A Walk in the Desert, aired in 1960 and was later published in The Collected Plays of John Whiting.