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Anthony Joseph Shryane MBE (20 January 1919 – 22 September 2003) was a long-serving producer of radio programmes for the BBC. He was born in Harborne, Birmingham.

He was the first producer of The Archers , in which capacity he served for 28 years until his retirement in 1979. He also produced several popular panel games devised with Edward J. Mason, including Guilty Party, My Word! , and My Music .

In 1961, he was appointed MBE for services to broadcasting.

He continued working for the BBC on a freelance basis after his official retirement, finally retiring for good in 1984 after fifty years of service.

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