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Alan Plater

Alan Plater

(1935 – 2010)

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Alan Plater

Alan Plater
(1935 – 2010)

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Alan Plater

(1935 – 2010)
About Alan
This is a tribute to Alan Frederick Plater. Alan Plater, CBE, FRSL was an English playwright and screenwriter, who worked extensively in British television from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Alan Plater was born in Jarrow-on-Tyne, England, although his family moved to Hull when he was a young child. Jarrow was much publicised as a severely economically depressed area before the Second World War. He trained as an architect at King's College, Newcastle (later the University of Newcastle), but only practised in the profession briefly, at a junior level. He later stated that it was shortly after he was forced to fend off a herd of pigs from eating his tapemeasure while he was surveying a field that he left to pursue
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full-time writing. Plater stayed in the north of England for many years after he became prominent as a writer and lived in Hull.
He first made his mark as a scriptwriter for Z Cars. His subsequent credits include The Stars Look Down (1974), Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt!, The Journal of Vasilije Bogdanovic, the musical Close the Coalhouse Door with songwriter Alex Glasgow from the writings of Sid Chaplin, Get Lost! (1981), The Beiderbecke Trilogy, Misterioso (an adaptation of his novel, 1991), Oliver's Travels (1995), an adaptation of J.B. Priestley's The Good Companions (1980) for Yorkshire Television, a film adaptation of George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Belonging and the theatre play Peggy for
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You, based on the life of Plater's former agent Peggy Ramsay, which was nominated in 2001 for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award.
He also contributed to the BBC series Dalziel and Pascoe, and adapted Chris Mullin's novel A Very British Coup (1988) for television.
He was a supporter of Hull City AFC. His play Confessions of a City supporter on his lifelong relationship with the club was staged during the first ever run of performances at the new home of the Hull Truck Theatre Company.
Alan Plater was married to Shirley Rubinstein; they had three grandchildren living in Yorkshire, and six in Newcastle, as well as various others scattered around the UK, 16 in all.
Alan was president of the Writers'
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Guild of Great Britain from September 1991 until April 1995. He received honorary degrees from the University of Hull and Northumbria University in Newcastle. In the New Year's Honours List published 31 December 2004 he was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.
Alan Plater passed away on 25 June 2010. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life and his career.
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Alan Plater

This is a tribute to Alan Frederick Plater. Alan Plater, CBE, FRSL was an English playwright and screenwriter, who worked extensively in British television from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Alan Plater was born in Jarrow-on-Tyne, England, although his family moved to Hull when he was a young child. Jarrow was much publicised as a severely economically depressed area before the Second World War. He trained as an architect at King's College, Newcastle (later the University of Newcastle), but only practised in the profession briefly, at a junior level. He later stated that it was shortly after he was forced to fend off a herd of pigs from eating his tapemeasure while he was surveying a field that he left to pursue...

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