- Allan Prior
Allan Prior (13 January 1922,
Newcastle upon Tyne- 1 June 2006) was an English television script writer and novelist, with over 300 television scripts to his name since the 1950s.
He was founder-writer of influential police drama "
Z Cars" with Troy Kennedy Martinand wrote five of the first ten episodes and a total of 136 episodes for "Z Cars" and spin-off series "Softly, Softly". He also wrote several episodes of the 1970s SF series Blake's 7.
He wrote more than thirty original plays for television, from early
Armchair Theatreto more recent works including " The Charmer" and " A Perfect Hero".
In 1995 his radio play "Führer" was
BBC Radio 4's flagship drama for its End of the War in Europe anniversary programmes.
He was the father of
Steeleye Spansinger Maddy Prior.
*1962 and 1964
Crime Writers' AssociationAward,
*1962 and 1965 Writers Guild of Great Britain Award
Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
*1974 BAFTA Award
* [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-2212111,00.html Times obituary]
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