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David Anthony Yallop (born 27 January 1937) is a British author who writes chiefly about unsolved crimes. In the 1970s he contributed scripts for a number of BBC
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comedy shows.[citation needed] In the same decade he also wrote 10 episodes for the ITV court drama, Crown Court. In October 1992 he lost his job when, as a scriptwriter for EastEnders, he proposed killing some of the characters by means of an IRA bomb. Yallop successfully sued the BBC
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for breach of contract.[1] He was also one of the co-authors of Graham Chapman's autobiography, A Liar's Autobiography (Volume VI). Yallop lives in North London and describes himself as a "Catholic agnostic".[2][3] Books[edit] His books include:

To Encourage The Others (about the Craig/Bentley murder case) The Day The Laughter Stopped (a biography of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle) Beyond Reasonable Doubt? (the conviction of New Zealand farmer Arthur Allan Thomas (later pardoned), for the murder of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe) was made into a docu-drama feature film, 1978, ISBN 0 552 13453 8 Deliver Us From Evil (about the Yorkshire Ripper) In God's Name: An Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I, Bantam Books, 1984 To the Ends of the Earth (about the capture of Carlos) How They Stole the Game (about football) Unholy Alliance (about the international drug trade and resultant political corruption) The Power and the Glory: Inside the Dark Heart of Pope John Paul II's Vatican (about the Papacy of Pope John Paul II) Beyond Belief (about the sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Church) Ratlines (about how Nazis escaped with the help of the Vatican)

References[edit]

^ The Guardian, The cutting edge, 18 October 1993 ^ Herald Scotland, "Why did this "saint" fail to act on sinners within his flock?", Anne Simpson, May 26, 2007 ^ John Cornwell, A Thief in the Night: Life and Death in the Vatican, Penguin Books, 1989, p. 181

External links[edit]

Official website BBC
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Comedy Guide

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 22938419 LCCN: n81040795 ISNI: 0000 0001 1885 9524 GND: 118827642 SUDOC: 155985175 BNF: cb126582616 (data) NLA: 36568255 NDL: 00461557 NKC: mzk2004258451 BNE: XX1123449

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