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Allan Prior (I) (1922–2006)

Allan Prior was born on January 13, 1922 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He was a writer and director, known for Z Cars (1962), Starr and Company (1958) and Softly Softly (1966). He was married to Norma Ochs and Edith Adonia Playford. He died on June 1, 2006 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Z Cars
Z Cars Writer
(1962-1978)
Starr and Company
(1958)
Softly Softly
Softly Softly Writer
(1966-1969)
Howards' Way
Howards' Way Writer
(1985)

Filmography

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 1993 Strathblair (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.10 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.9 (1993) ... (writer)
 1991 A Perfect Hero (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... (screenplay)
  The Campbells (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1986 - 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1986)
- The Sentence of the Court (1988) ... (writer)
- Lady Helen's Love (1988) ... (writer)
- Homeward Bound (1988) ... (writer)
- A Great Decision (1986) ... (written by)
- A Magic Medicine (1986) ... (writer)
 1988 Bookie (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Cardinal Sin (1988)
- Trial Run (1988)
 1987 The Charmer (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Gorse at the End (1987) ... (writer)
- Gorse the Imposter (1987) ... (writer)
- Gorse in the Middle (1987) ... (writer)
- Gorse, the Deceiver (1987) ... (writer)
- Gorse, the Investor (1987) ... (writer)
  Howards' Way (TV Series) (creator - 2 episodes, 1985) (series devised by - 1 episode, 1985)
- Episode #1.13 (1985) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (series devised by)
 1985 Stookie (TV Mini-Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (script)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (script)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (script)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (script)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (script)
 1983 Bookie (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 Juliet Bravo (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- You Can Go Home Again (1982) ... (written by)
 1979-1981 Blakes 7 (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Animals (1981) ... (written by)
- Volcano (1980) ... (written by)
- The Keeper (1979) ... (written by)
- Hostage (1979) ... (written by)
- Horizon (1979) ... (written by)
 1980 Escape (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lord Lucan (1980) ... (writer)
  Spy! (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes, 1980) (writer - 1 episode, 1980)
- Cynthia (1980) ... (creator)
- The Venlo Incident (1980) ... (creator)
- The Tokyo Ring (1980) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Murder Machine (1980) ... (creator)
- Camp 020 (1980) ... (creator)
 1979 Secret Army (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Safe Place (1979) ... (writer)
 1979 Why Can't I Go Home? (TV Series)
 1979 King Solomon's Treasure (writer)
 1962-1978 Z Cars (TV Series) (writer - 101 episodes)
- First Offender (1978) ... (writer)
- Rip Off (1977) ... (writer)
- Hunch (1976) ... (writer)
- Ringers (1976) ... (writer)
- The Frighteners (1976) ... (writer)
 1972-1977 The Onedin Line (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Dead Man's Cargo (1977) ... (writer)
- Ice and Fire (1973) ... (writer)
- 'Frisco Bound (1972) ... (writer)
- Blockade (1972) ... (writer)
 1976 One Away (based on his novel)
 1976 The Expert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prejudice (1976) ... (writer)
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Big Spender (1975) ... (written by)
- Stoppo Driver (1975) ... (written by)
 1973-1975 Barlow (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Nemesis (1975) ... (writer)
- Asylum (1975) ... (writer)
- Away (1975) ... (writer)
- Hit (1974) ... (writer)
- Snatch (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 Warship (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Echo of Battle (1974) ... (writer)
- Without Just Cause (1974) ... (writer)
- The Raid (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 Sutherland's Law (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Evidence (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Triangle: Part 1 (1974) ... (writer)
 1973-1974 Marked Personal (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.50 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.49 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.36 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.35 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.32 (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 The Carnforth Practice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Aristocrat (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Hawkeye, the Pathfinder (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 All Coppers Are... (original screenplay)
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- As Many as Are Here Present (1971) ... (script)
 1970 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Open and Shut (1970)
- The Aggro Boy (1970)
 1969 Scene (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two-Way Traffic (1969) ... (writer)
  Softly Softly (TV Series) (16 episodes, 1966 - 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Flash Point (1969)
- Second Chance (1969)
- For a Rainy Day (1968)
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Mini-Series) (by - 1 episode)
- The Big Spender (1969) ... (by)
 1969 The Borderers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fugitive (1969) ... (writer)
 1967 Breve gloria di mister Miffin (TV Mini-Series) (novel The One-Eyed Monster - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1967) ... (novel The One-Eyed Monster)
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... (novel The One-Eyed Monster)
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... (novel The One-Eyed Monster)
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... (novel The One-Eyed Monster)
 1965-1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Life of a Salesman (1967) ... (writer)
- They Do It in Africa (1966) ... (writer)
- Body and Soul (1965) ... (writer)
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Beckoning Shadow (1966) ... (adaptation)
 1956-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The One Eyed Monster (1966) ... (writer)
- I've Got a System (1965) ... (writer)
- The Girl in the Picture (1964) ... (writer)
- They Throw It at You (1964) ... (writer)
- Bed, Board and Romance (1957) ... (writer)
 1964-1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Case of a Lady's Good Name (1966) ... (writer)
- The Case of the Monk's Hood Murder (1964) ... (writer)
 1965 Glaister (TV Series)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (script - 1 episode, 1965) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1964)
- Four of Hearts #3: This Year's Girl (1965) ... (script)
- Undercurrent (1964) ... (adaptation)
 1965 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Welcome (1965) ... (writer)
  Thorndyke (TV Series) (dramatisation - 2 episodes, 1964) (story adaption - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Puzzle Lock (1964) ... (dramatisation)
- The Case of Phyllis Annesley (1964) ... (story adaption)
- The Old Lag (1964) ... (dramatisation)
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Hoarders (1964) ... (writer)
- An Eye for an Eye (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Detective (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Case of Oscar Brodski (1964) ... (adaptation)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Snow on Mount Kama (1964) ... (teleplay)
 1963 Moonstrike (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- The Canary (1963) ... (writer)
- He Who Tells (1963) ... (writer)
- The Escape (1963) ... (writer)
- Last Act (1963) ... (writer)
- The Expert (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Top Secret (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Eagle of San Gualo (1962) ... (writer)
- The Burning Question (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- An Eye for Detail (1961) ... (writer)
- Doggo (1961) ... (writer)
- Manhunt (1961) ... (writer)
 1960-1961 Yorky (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes)
- Raggle Taggle (1961) ... (writer)
- Old Boy (1961) ... (writer)
- Incorrectly Dressed (1961) ... (writer)
- Back to the Land (1960) ... (writer)
- A Change of Tune (1960) ... (writer)
 1961 Magnolia Street (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.61 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.57 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.27 (1961) ... (writer)
 1959 The Two Charleys (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Yours to Command (1959) ... (script)
- Ay, Ay, Campers (1959) ... (script)
- Fr-easy Frolics (1959) ... (script)
- Canteen Capers (1959) ... (script)
- A Sea of Troubles (1959) ... (script)
  Starr and Company (TV Series) (1 episode, 1958) (writer - 25 episodes, 1958)
- The Intruders (1958) ... (writer)
- Woman in the Case (1958) ... (writer)
- Work for Work's Sake (1958) ... (writer)
- Money Worries (1958) ... (writer)
- A Friend in Need (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Young Affair (1958) ... (writer)
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Capricorn

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