Dave Martin (David Ralph Martin)

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Handsworth, Birmingham, England, UK
Dave Martin was an English author of thrillers, children's books and teleplays. A self-described 'working-class grammar school boy', he began his career late in life, having variously spent time building pylons, working in hospitals and in advertising. He was also attracted to the stage and worked for a spell as a stagehand at the Bristol Old Vic. In 1968, Martin struck up a famous friendship with the animator Bob Baker, which led to a successful screenwriting collaboration, commencing with Z Cars (1962). Read more...


Character: Himself

Defining Shadows 2007