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Encyclopedia > Leon Griffiths

Leon Griffiths (1928June 10, 1992) was a British writer for TV and film. Griffiths is best known for being the creator of the ITV comedy-drama Minder. The inspiration for the show came from the stories he heard while frequenting North London drinking clubs. Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... (book cover) Minder was a British comedy-drama about the London criminal underworld. ...

Griffiths was born in Sheffield, but grew up in Glasgow. During his National service he worked for the British Forces Network alongside Cliff Michelmore. After completing his service he took up a writing post with the socialist newspaper, the Daily Worker.
He later went on to write for TV shows The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Four Just Men and Play for Today. His film credits include The Grissom Gang, The Hellfire Club, The Squeeze and The Treasure of Monte Cristo For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... National service is a common name for compulsory or voluntary military service programs. ... The British Forces Broadcasting Service was established by the British War Office (now Ministry of Defence) in 1943, and today provides radio and television programming for HM Forces, and their dependents worldwide, in Germany, Cyprus, Belize, Canada, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Middle East. ... Clifford Arthur Michelmore CBE (born 11 December 1919) is a British television presenter and producer. ... For other uses, see Morning Star. ... The Adventures of Robin Hood was a popular, long-running British television series (143 half-hour, black and white episodes, 1955–1960) starring Richard Greene as Robin Hood. ... The Four Just Men was a 1959 Sapphire Films production for ITC Entertainment. ... The Play for Today logo, seen here in the opening title sequence from 1976. ... The Squeeze is a 1977 British gangster thriller, directed by Michael Apted, based on a novel by Bill James (under the pseudonym, David Craig). Largely neglected, this production headlines a major cast made up of American actor Stacy Keach, and British actors Edward Fox and David Hemmings. ...

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