Leon Griffiths

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Leon Griffiths (15 February 1928 – 10 June 1992) was a British writer for TV and film. He is best known for being the creator of the ITV comedy-drama Minder.[1] The inspiration for the show came from the stories he heard while frequenting drinking clubs in north London.

Griffiths was born in Sheffield, but grew up in Glasgow. During his national service he worked for the British Forces Network alongside Cliff Michelmore. After completing his service he took up a writing post with the Daily Worker, a communist newspaper.

He later went on to write for TV shows The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Four Just Men and Play for Today. His film credits include The Grissom Gang, The Hellfire Club, The Squeeze and The Treasure of Monte Cristo.


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