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Steve Coombes obituary

Steve Coombes obituary

My husband, Steve Coombes, who has died aged 64 of cancer, was a professional screenwriter, respected and admired by producers and his colleagues for tackling challenging subject matter with honesty and humour. He will be best remembered for his original 2004 BBC television series Outlaws, produced by World Productions and staring Phil Daniels as an ambulance-chasing solicitor, which was nominated for a Bafta award.

His other original dramas included the ITV series Sold (2007) and the feature film What Rats Won’t Do (1998), co-written with his long-time friend and collaborator Dave Robinson. Steve also contributed episodes to many popular drama series including Hustle, Vera, New Tricks and Lovejoy. His only radio play, Mr Sex, about the scientist Alfred Kinsey, won the Richard Imison award in 2005.

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