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Trevor Preston

12 July 1938 to 29 April 2018

A British writer best known for his hard-hitting crime dramas Out (1978) and Fox (1980), Preston was able to bring his own shows to the screen after impressing penning episodes of The Sweeney (1975-1978). His other work included The Tyrant King (1968) and Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1987).

Read Trevor Preston's Guardian obituary here.