Howard Griffiths (screenwriter)
Griffiths did his National Service in the Royal Air Force as a Russian linguist with RAF Intelligence in West Germany listening to Soviet Air Force pilots radio transmissions. Griffiths recalled one Russian pilot wishing "A happy Christmas to our British listeners!"
After leaving the military he edited a personnel magazine for Business Publications London, where he met his future wife, who was Australian. After his marriage he worked for the World Book Encyclopedia, which transferred him to Sydney, Australia to develop an Australian version of the encyclopedia.
Griffith's first screenplay was Licensed to Kill (1965). After emigrating to Australia he wrote extensively for Australian television series such as the spy series Hunter (1967), and police shows Division 4, Homicide, and Blue Heelers.
From 1975 to 1980 Griffiths was a script editor with the Australian Broadcasting Commission and received Awgie Awards for episodes of Frank Hardy's Power Without Glory and Truckies. Griffith also co-wrote Becca (1988), an Australian-Welsh television co-production of an 1840s Welshman transported to Australia, as well as writing the teleplay to Outbreak of Love from the novel by Martin Boyd.
Griffiths also held teaching positions with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney and the Victorian College of the Arts and was a Victorian delegate of the Australian Writers Guild.