|Born||William Anthony G. Steven
3 August 1916
|Died||26 May 1990 (aged 73)
Anthony Steven (3 August 1916 - 26 May 1990) was a veteran television screenwriter whose career spanned over three decades. Notable works include All Creatures Great and Small, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Forsyte Saga. In 1984, he wrote the script for the Doctor Who story The Twin Dilemma.
Anthony Steven started his career as a reporter on the Oxford Mail. Later he was discovered by John Grierson (Founder of the Crown film unit and pioneer of the documentary film as we know it today) who hired him as a writer.
In 1957 Steven joined the BBC. A prolific writer, he wrote many television serials over a period of thirty years. Some of his scripts were original but many were adaptations of notable classical novels, including several episodes of The Forsyte Saga.
Steven worked for ITV as well the BBC.