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Dick Sharples

7 June 1927 to 19 October 2015

A prolific British writer whose work ranged from sitcoms and soaps to books and film screenplays, Sharples’ best known work was the blackly comic sitcom In Loving Memory (1969-1986) starring Thora Hird. He penned episodes of wide-ranging shows including The Saint (1962), Z Cars (1967-1968), The Doctors (1969-1971) and The Bill (1990). 

Read Dick Sharples' Telegraph obituary here