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Brian Clemens (1931–2015)

Brian Clemens was born on July 30, 1931 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Brian Horace Clemens. He was a writer and producer, known for The Avengers (1961), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) and See No Evil (1971). He was married to Janet Elizabeth Clemens and Brenda Prior. He died on January 10, 2015 in Bedfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Avengers Writer
(1961-1969)
See No Evil Writer
(1971)
(1977-1983)

Filmography

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 2015/I Surgery (Short)
 2010 And Soon the Darkness (1970 film "And Soon the Darkness")
 2007 Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss (Video) (story)
 2006 McBride: Fallen Idol (TV Movie) (written by)
 2000 The Wrong Side of the Rainbow (TV Series)
  CI5: The New Professionals (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 1999) (written by - 8 episodes, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Glory Days (1999) ... (creator)
- Souvenir (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- High Speed (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Orbit (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Miss Hit (1999) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Bugs (TV Series) (creator - 40 episodes, 1995 - 1999) (from a story by - 3 episodes, 1995)
- The Enemy Within (1999) ... (creator)
- Money Spiders (1999) ... (creator)
- Twin Geeks (1999) ... (creator)
- Jewel Control (1998) ... (creator)
- Pandora's Box (1998) ... (creator)
 1992 Highlander (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- See No Evil (1992) ... (writer)
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (TV Movie) (written by)
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie) (written by)
  Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series) (executive story consultant - 10 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (story - 5 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (written by - 1 episode, 1990) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1990) (executive story editor - 1 episode, 1990)
- The Priest Killer Mystery (1991) ... (story)
- The Moving Target Mystery (1991) ... (story)
- The Joyful Noise Mystery (1991) ... (executive story consultant)
- The Missing Witness Mystery (1991) ... (story)
- The Substitute Sister Mystery (1991) ... (executive story consultant) / (story)
 1989-1990 Blue Blood (TV Mini-Series) (10 episodes)
- Gegen die Uhr (1989)
 1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story and teleplay - 1 episode)
- Skeleton in the Closet (1989) ... (story and teleplay)
 1986-1987 Worlds Beyond (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Eye of Yemanja (1987) ... (writer)
- Serenade for Dead Lovers (1987) ... (writer)
- Voice from the Gallows (1986) ... (writer)
 1987 Timestalkers (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1984 The Secret Servant (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1984)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
- Episode #1.1 (1984)
  Remington Steele (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1984) (written by - 1 episode, 1984)
- Puzzled Steele (1984) ... (story by)
- Steele Your Heart Away (1984) ... (written by)
  Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1984) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Sweet Scent of Death (1984) ... (writer)
- Mark of the Devil (1984) ... (screenplay)
 1983 Bergerac (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- Ninety Per Cent Proof (1983) ... (by)
  The Professionals (TV Series) (creator - 51 episodes, 1977 - 1983) (written by - 16 episodes, 1977 - 1983) (created by - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (by - 1 episode, 1982)
- No Stone (1983) ... (creator)
- A Man Called Quinn (1983) ... (creator)
- The Ojuka Situation (1983) ... (creator)
- The Untouchables (1983) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Cry Wolf (1983) ... (creator)
  Darkroom (TV Series) (1 episode, 1982) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Who's There? (1982)
- A Quiet Funeral (1981) ... (writer)
 1980 The Watcher in the Woods (screenplay)
 1978 Escapade (TV Movie) (written by)
 1976-1977 The New Avengers (TV Series) (written by - 17 episodes)
- The Gladiators (1977) ... (written by)
- K Is for Kill: Part 1: The Tiger Awakes (1977) ... (written by)
- K Is for Kill: Part 2: Tiger by the Tail (1977) ... (written by)
- Obsession (1977) ... (written by)
- Hostage (1977) ... (written by)
 1976 The Expert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fail Safe (1976) ... (writer)
  Thriller (TV Series) (created by - 37 episodes, 1973 - 1976) (writer - 23 episodes, 1973 - 1976) (written by - 10 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (story - 8 episodes, 1973 - 1975) (original story - 2 episodes, 1973) (novel - 1 episode, 1975) (original story by - 1 episode, 1974)
- The Next Victim (1976) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Sleepwalker (1976) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Dial a Deadly Number (1975) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Death in Deep Water (1975) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Cry Terror (1975) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1975 Quiller (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Thundersky (1975) ... (writer)
- The Thin Red Line (1975) ... (writer)
- Any Last Request (1975) ... (writer)
  The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series) (1 episode, 1974) (written by - 3 episodes, 1973 - 1975) (writer - 1 episode, 1975) (created by - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Next Victim (1975) ... (written by)
- Mirror of Deception (1975) ... (writer)
- Lady Killer (1973) ... (written by)
- An Echo of Theresa (1973) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1975 Comedy Premiere (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What a Turn Up (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (written by)
 1973 The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (screenplay) / (story)
  The Protectors (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1972)
- Decoy (1973) ... (writer)
- Goodbye George (1973) ... (writer)
- Chase (1973) ... (writer)
- Vocal (1973) ... (writer)
- Thinkback (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Action! (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 My Wife Next Door (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes)
- Joint Assignment (1972) ... (creator)
- Keep Right on to the End (1972) ... (creator)
- A Sense of Movement (1972) ... (creator)
- Second Time Around (1972) ... (creator)
- Pregnant Moment (1972) ... (creator)
 1972 The Woman Hunter (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1972 Suspicion (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reasonable Doubt (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series) (screenplay by - 3 episodes)
- That's Me Over There (1971) ... (screenplay by)
- The Old, the New, and the Deadly (1971) ... (screenplay by)
- Overture (1971) ... (screenplay by)
 1971 Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (screenplay)
 1971 See No Evil (written by)
 1970 And Soon the Darkness (original story) / (screenplay)
  The Champions (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Autokill (1969) ... (screenplay)
- Happening (1968) ... (writer)
  The Avengers (TV Series) (1 episode, 1964) (teleplay by - 15 episodes, 1965 - 1969) (teleplay - 11 episodes, 1961 - 1969) (written by - 5 episodes, 1963 - 1964)
- Bizarre (1969) ... (teleplay by)
- Requiem (1969) ... (teleplay by)
- Homicide and Old Lace (1969) ... (teleplay - uncredited)
- Pandora (1969) ... (teleplay by)
- The Morning After (1969) ... (teleplay by)
 1967 Liebesgeschichten (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Nach all den Jahren (1967) ... (play)
 1967 The Corrupt Ones (screenplay)
  Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1966) (by - 1 episode, 1966)
- A Slight Case of Reincarnation (1966) ... (story)
- The Terribly Happy Embalmers (1966) ... (by)
 1966 The Baron (TV Series) (screenplay by - 2 episodes)
- The Maze (1966) ... (screenplay by - as Tony O'Grady)
- The Long Long Day (1966) ... (screenplay by - as Tony O'Grady)
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Take the Money and Shut Up (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Riviera Police (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 Voodoo Blood Death (as Tony O'Grady)
 1964 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In Loving Memory (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1964 The Protectors (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Deadly Chameleon (1964) ... (as Tony O'Grady)
 1961-1964 Ghost Squad (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Dr. Ayre (1964)
- Bullet with My Name on It (1961) ... (as Tony O'Grady)
 1964 Sospecha (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Very Desirable Plot (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In the Picture (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Station Six-Sahara (screenplay)
 1961-1962 The Cheaters (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Time to Kill (1962) ... (writer)
- The Safe Way (1962) ... (writer)
- The Case of George Peterson (1961) ... (writer)
- Fire! (1961) ... (writer)
- Libel (1961) ... (writer)
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Bridge (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 The Spanish Sword (story)
 1961 The Pursuers (story)
 1961 Two Wives at One Wedding (story)
 1961 The Mask of the Clown (TV Series)
 1960 An Honourable Murder (screenplay)
 1960 The Tell-Tale Heart (screenplay by)
 1960 Transatlantic
  Danger Man (TV Series) (screenplay - 5 episodes, 1960) (original story - 4 episodes, 1960) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Nurse (1960) ... (screenplay)
- The Leak (1960) ... (screenplay)
- The Sisters (1960) ... (original story)
- The Island (1960) ... (screenplay)
- The Dead Man Walks (1960) ... (screenplay)
 1960 Theatre 70 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Full Circle (1960)
  Man from Interpol (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1960)
- Multi-Murder (1960) ... (writer)
- A Man Alone (1960) ... (story)
- The Last Words (1960) ... (writer)
- The Murder Racket (1960) ... (writer)
- The Man Who Sold Hope (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nest of Four (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 Crash Drive (writer)
 1958-1959 Dial 999 (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Special Mission (1959) ... (as Tony O'Grady)
- Rolling Racketeers (1959) ... (as Tony O'Grady)
- Radio Active (1959) ... (as Tony O'Grady)
- Key Witness (1959) ... (as Tony O'Grady)
- A Mined Area (1959) ... (as Tony O'Grady)
 1959 Mission in Morocco (screenplay)
  The Vise (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1955 - 1958) (writer - 14 episodes, 1955 - 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- Death at His Fingertips (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Murder for Gain (1959) ... (writer)
- Manhunt (1959) ... (writer)
- The Long Wait (1959) ... (writer)
- The Night Has Secrets (1959) ... (writer)
  The Invisible Man (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1959) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Big Plot (1959) ... (story - as Tony O'Grady)
- Shadow Bomb (1959) ... (screenplay - as Tony O'Grady) / (story - as Tony O'Grady)
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diamond S.O.S. (1959) ... (writer - as Tony o'Grady)
 1959 Top Floor Girl (writer)
 1959 A Woman's Temptation (writer)
 1959 High Jump (writer)
 1959 Web of Suspicion (writer)
 1959 Innocent Meeting (story)
 1959 The Child and the Killer (story)
 1959 Great Van Robbery (: screenplay - uncredited) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1959 Three Crooked Men (story)
 1958 The Secret Man (original story - as Tony O'Grady) / (screenplay - as Tony O'Grady)
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Gun Duel (1958) ... (as Tony O'Grady)
 1958 Links of Justice (writer)
 1958 Moment of Indiscretion (story)
 1958 A Woman Possessed (story)
 1958 On the Run (writer)
 1958 A Woman of Mystery (screenplay)
  The New Adventures of Martin Kane (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (story - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Lady Killer Story (1958) ... (written by)
- The Railroad Story (1957) ... (story - as Tony O'Grady)
- The Dinosaur Story (1957) ... (written by)
 1957 The Betrayal
 1957 The Depraved
 1957 Three Sundays to Live (story)
 1957 At the Stroke of Nine (as Tony O'Grady)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote (w/Terence Feely) "The Avengers". Cast: Simon Oates, Sue Lloyd, Kate O'Mara, Jeremy Lloyd, Anthony Sharp, Julie Neubert, Wendy Hall, John F. Landry, Mary Llewellin, Kenton Moore, Paul McDowell, Lisa Collings, Gail Grainger, Gypsie Kemp, Joanna Ross, Kubi Chaza, Helen Gill, Heather Kydd, Derek Tansley and Tim Buckland in ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Brian H. Clemens | Richard Lucas | Tony O'Grady | Brian Sheriff | Tony o'Grady

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about The Avengers (1961) losing popularity in the US] Americans simply count the bodies. They never take into account the manner of the killings. In fact, the stories are about as violent as the average pantomime or Grimm's Fairy Tales. See more »

Trivia:

Hw left school at 14. After national service with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, he worked his way up from messenger boy to copywriter at an advertising agency, writing in his spare time. See more »

Trademark:

Often borrowed themes/ideas for his TV shows from coeval American ones or classic horror movies See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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