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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), Blake's 7 (1978) and The Sweeney (1974). 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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Known For

Z Cars Writer
(1962-1978)
Blake's 7 Writer
(1979-1981)
The Sweeney Writer
(1975)
Yorky Writer
(1960-1961)

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) (by - 3 episodes)
- Cardinal Sin (1988) ... (by)
- Deep Water (1988) ... (by)
- Trial Run (1988) ... (by)
 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 Blake's 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)
 1979 General Hospital (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962-1978 Z Cars (TV Series) (writer - 102 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)
 1969-1975 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series) (writer - 22 episodes)
- Homicide (1975) ... (writer)
- Female of the Species (1975) ... (writer)
- Little Boy Blue (1974) ... (writer)
- The Raider (1974) ... (writer)
- The Loudmouth (1973) ... (writer)
 1975 Ben Hall (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Promise (1975)
 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 Ryan International (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Evidence of Murder (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 Scene (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two-Way Traffic (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trespassers (1969) ... (writer)
 1966-1969 Softly Softly (TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes)
- One Thing Leads to Another (1969) ... (writer)
- Flash Point (1969) ... (writer)
- Second Chance (1969) ... (writer)
- A Quantity of Gelignite (1969) ... (writer)
- For a Rainy Day (1968) ... (writer)
 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)
 1964 Thorndyke (TV Series) (dramatisation - 2 episodes)
- The Puzzle Lock (1964) ... (dramatisation)
- The Case of Phyllis Annesley (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)
 1963 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- James Carroll (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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Trivia:

Father of folk singer Maddy Prior, lead singer with folk-rock group Steeleye Span. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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