Lynda La Plante, CBE, is an English author, screenwriter and former actress, best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series.

Lynda La Plante, CBE, is an English author, screenwriter and former actress, best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Female

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1943-03-15

Place of Birth Liverpool, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2009 Above Suspicion (3 episodes)Writer
2004 The Warden Writer
2003 The Commander (15 episodes)Writer
2002 Framed Writer
2001 Mind Games Writer
1998 Killer Net (4 episodes)Writer
1997 Bella Mafia Teleplay Novel
1997 Trial & Retribution (30 episodes)Writer
1995 The Governor (12 episodes)Writer
1993 Prime Suspect 3: The Keeper of Souls Writer
1991 Prime Suspect (4 episodes)Writer
1991 Civvies (5 episodes)Writer
1985 Widows 2 Writer
1983 Widows (18 episodes)Writer Writer


Educating Marmalade (10 episodes) as Mrs Atkins
2006 The One Show (1 episode)
2004 The Paul O'Grady Show (1 episode)
1988 This Morning (2 episodes)
1984 The Draughtsman's Contract as Mrs Clement
1983 Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (1 episode)
1983 High Road to China as Lina
1981 Bergerac (1 episode)
1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1 episode)
1980 The Gentle Touch (1 episode)
1980 Why Didn't They Ask Evans? as Mrs. Roberts
1979 Coming Out as Cecilia Plasche (as Lynda Marchal)
1978 Out (1 episode)
1976 Beasts (1 episode)
1976 Rentaghost (58 episodes)
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1962 Z-Cars (3 episodes)


Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia Creator
2017 Prime Suspect 1973 Creator
2011 Prime Suspect Creator
2009 Above Suspicion Creator
2003 The Commander Creator
1998 Supply and Demand Creator
1998 Killer Net Creator
1997 Trial & Retribution Creator
1991 Prime Suspect Creator
1991 Civvies Creator
1983 Widows Creator


2011 Prime Suspect (13 episodes)Executive Producer
2009 Above Suspicion (11 episodes)Producer
1994 The Lifeboat (9 episodes)Producer
1991 Prime Suspect (15 episodes)Producer


2018 Widows Series Writer
2001 Mind Games Creator
1998 Killer Net (4 episodes)Creator

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