David Anthony Yallop (born 27 January 1937) is a British author who writes chiefly about unsolved crimes. In the 1970s he also contributed scripts for a number of BBC comedy shows. In October 1992 he lost his job when, as a scriptwriter for EastEnders, he proposed killing some of the characters by means of an IRA bomb. Yallop successfully sued the BBC for breach of contract. He was also one of the co-authors of Graham Chapman's autobiography, A Liar's Autobiography (Volume VI).
Yallop lives in North London and describes himself as a "Catholic agnostic".
His books include:
- ^ The Guardian, The cutting edge, 18 October 1993
- ^ Herald Scotland, "Why did this "saint" fail to act on sinners within his flock?", Anne Simpson, May 26, 2007
- ^ John Cornwell, A Thief in the Night: Life and Death in the Vatican, Penguin Books, 1989, p. 181