Sidney Hayers (24 August 1921 – 8 February 2000) was a British film and television director, writer and producer.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, among his most acclaimed films were Circus of Horrors (1960), The Trap (1966) and the occult thriller Night of the Eagle (1962).
In British TV, his credits included The Persuaders! and The New Avengers; he later directed several American TV shows, including episodes of Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, Knight Rider, T. J. Hooker, Baywatch and The Famous Five.
Hayers died of cancer in 2000 in Altea, Spain, survived by his wife, the actress Erika Remberg. He had two children, Susan and Robert from his first marriage, to Patricia. —Wikipedia
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