Award-winning screenwriter Alan Plater dies after cancer battle

London: British screenwriter Alan Plater has passed away after losing his battle with cancer.

Plater, who passed away on June 25 this year at the age of 75, has almost 300 assorted credits in radio, television, theatre and films to his name as well as six novels, the Telegraph reported.

During his career he received awards from Bafta, the Broadcasting Press Guild and the Royal Television Society as well as an International Emmy.

His most recent television work was a recently filmed ITV period drama titled ‘Joe Maddison’s War’, starring Robson Green and Kevin Whately and set in Newcastle.

His other works include Z Cars, The Beiderbecke Affair, Fortunes Of War, Last Of The Blonde Bombshells, Barchester Chronicles, A Very British Coup, and Lewis, during a career spanning half a century.



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