David Yallop

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David Anthony Yallop (born 27 January 1937) is a British author who writes chiefly about unsolved crimes. In the 1970s he contributed scripts for a number of BBC comedy shows.[citation needed] In the same decade he also wrote 10 episodes for the ITV court drama, Crown Court.

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.[1] 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".[2][3]


His books include:


  1. ^ The Guardian, The cutting edge, 18 October 1993
  2. ^ Herald Scotland, "Why did this "saint" fail to act on sinners within his flock?", Anne Simpson, May 26, 2007
  3. ^ John Cornwell, A Thief in the Night: Life and Death in the Vatican, Penguin Books, 1989, p. 181

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