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Robert Banks Stewart

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Robert Banks Stewart
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Robert Banks Stewart

Born: Thu 16th July 1931 (age: 82)

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Robert Banks Stewart is a writer for television in the UK, now retired, who was sometimes credited as Robert Stewart early in his career.

Born in Edinburgh, he began as a story editor at Pinewood Studios. Working as a scriptwriter from the end of the 1950s, he worked on such TV series as Danger ManThe Human JungleTop Secret and The Avengers ("The Master Minds" and "Quick-Quick Slow Death"). He also contributed a few scripts to the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of second-features for the cinema.

Working for Thames Television he contributed scripts to the programmes CallanSpecial BranchThe Sweeney and Owner Occupied. For HTV, he wrote 5 episodes of Arthur of the Britons. Stewart wrote two serials for Doctor Who:Terror of the Zygons (1975) and The Seeds of Doom (1976).

Banks Stewart continued working in television as a writer, script editor and producer, creating Shoestring (1979-80), which ran for two series and following this up with the Jersey set detective drama series Bergerac (1981-89). He later produced Hannay (5 episodes, 1988), The Darling Buds Of May (4 episodes), Lovejoy (10 episodes) and Call Me Mister. His final credit for television was for the adaptation of My Uncle Silas (2001-3) starring Albert Finney.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA






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