Geoff McQueen

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Geoff McQueen
BornGeoffrey McQueen
(1947-07-24)24 July 1947
Dalston, London, England
Died6 July 1994(1994-07-06) (aged 46)
England
OccupationScreenwriter
NationalityBritish
Period1982–94
Notable worksThe Bill (1984–2010)
Spouse
Jan Reeve (m. 1967–1994)

(his death)

Geoffrey "Geoff" McQueen (24 July 1947 – 6 July 1994) was a television screenwriter. He is best known for creating Thames Television's long-running police procedural The Bill and the popular comedy-dramas Give us a Break, Big Deal and Stay Lucky.

A carpenter and joiner by trade he worked abroad for many years before he began writing in 1978. His first success was in 1982 when an episode of The Gentle Touch he had written was broadcast.

He wrote for other shows, including Boon, and two Jim Davidson sitcoms.

He died on 6 July 1994, aged 46, from an aneurysm. He was survived by his wife Jan and their two children

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