Kevin Clarke

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Kevin Clarke wrote and directed his first play The Jackpot at the Finborough Theatre in 1987; as a result he was invited to join the first BBC Television Writers training course and commissioned to write for Casualty. His subsequent theatre play Translantic ran for three months at the Dramatis Personae Theater, New York and his third, Charity's Child played the Riverside Studios. Kevin has written a great many episodes of television drama, including Minder (with one episode described as "a classic" by the Daily Mail and "Arthur at the top of his form" by The Times) several for Wish Me Luck, and for Wycliffe including its final one; and the acclaimed twenty fifth anniversary three-part Doctor Who. He was a principal writer for four years on The Bill where he created the cult character Roxanne, launching the television career of Paul O'Grady's Lily Savage in what is regarded as one of the best episodes of the series ever made. Kevin's first original comedy screenplay Albert and the Lion was networked by Scottish Television in 1992.Recent work includes "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries" for the BBC and "The Last Detective" for Granada, both of which were Pick Of The Day selections in all national and Sunday newspapers.
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