Murray Smith (writer)

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Murray Smith (14 June 1940 – 28 December 2003) was a British television writer and producer. He was associated with many British films and TV shows, including the ITV series The XYY Man, Strangers and Bulman, all featuring actor Don Henderson in the role of George Bulman. Smith also wrote scripts for such series as The Sweeney, Minder, and Dempsey and Makepeace, and also wrote several novels.[1]

He also wrote five screenplays for British exploitation director Pete Walker. These included Die Screaming, Marianne and The Comeback.



Year Title Role Notes
1970 Confession Writer Episode - "Just as the Sun Was Rising"
1975 The Sweeney Writer Episode - "Faces"
1977 The Mackinnons Writer Episode - "Money Matters"
1977 The XYY Man Writer 3 Episodes - "When We Were Very Greedy", "Now We Are Dead", "Whisper Who Dares"
1978-1982 Strangers Creator/Writer Creator/Writer (18 episodes)
1979 Hazell Writer Episode - "Hazell and the Public Enemy"
1979 Minder Writer Episode - "A Tethered Goat"
1980 Hammer House of Horror Writer Screenplay - "Children of the Full Moon"
1980 Closing Ranks Writer TV movie
1983 Chessgame Writer 4 Episodes - "Flying Blind", "Cold Wargame", "Enter Hassan", "The Alamut Ambush"
1984 Cold Warrior Writer 4 Episodes - "Bright Sting", "Dead Wrong", "The Man from Damascus", "Hook, Link and Sinker"
1985-1986 Dempsey and Makepeace Writer 4 Episodes - "Wheelman", "The Hit", "The Prizefighter", "Mantrap"
1985-1987 Bulman Writer 15 Episodes
1986 Lovejoy Writer Episode - "The March of Time"
1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Writer Episode - "Pickup on Noon Street"
1986 The Alamut Ambush Writer TV movie
1986 Cold War Killers Writer TV movie - screenplay
1989-1990 The Paradise Club Creator/Writer Creator/Writer (16 episodes)
1989-1990 Frederick Forsyth Presents Writer Script - "A Casualty of War"/ Writer - "Death Has a Bad Reputation", "The Price of the Bride"
1989 Just Another Secret Writer TV movie
1990 A Little Piece of Sunshine Writer TV movie
1999 Extremely Dangerous Writer 4 Episodes


  1. ^ "HOWWE MET: MURRAY SMITH AND FREDERICK FORSYTH". The Independent. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2021-04-09.

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