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Doncaster Features: Famous Doncastrian: Roy Clarke
Roy Clarke OBE was born January 28 1930 in Austerfield.
He is an English comedy writer, best known for creating Last of the Summer Wine starring Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Kathy Staff and Dame Thora Hird. He also wrote its lesser known prequel: First of the Summer Wine.
He also also wrote Doncaster-based sitcom Open All Hours, starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason, Keeping Up Appearances, starring Patricia Routledge and Ain't Misbehavin.
Clarke has also worked in film, and wrote the acclaimed drama A Foreign Field (1993).
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