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Alan Plater

Alan Plater was born in 1935 in Jarrow, near the river Tyne. Brought up in Hull, he trained as an architect in Newcastle. He has been a full-time writer since 1961, with over two hundred assorted credits in radio, television, theatre and films - plus six novels, occasional journalism, broadcasting and teaching. His first plays were written for radio, including The Journal of Vasilije Bogdanovic , which won the inaugural 1983 Sony Radio Award.