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Obituary: Alan Plater

The Playwright Alan Plater has died.

He wrote numerous plays for theatre, film, radio and television over the past fifty years, including The Beiderbecke Affair, A Very British Coup and Last of the Blonde Bombshells.

Nick Higham takes a look back at his life.

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