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Dennis Spooner, 53, tv scripter whose credits include "Dr. Who" and "The Avengers," died Sept. 20 of a heart attack in Homel Hempstead near London.

A native of the British capital, he broke into showbiz as a standup comic after the war, then turned gag writer. He created and wrote such action series as "Jason King," "The Champions" and "Department S." With television producer Brian Clemens ("Avengers," etc.), he also collaborated on several London stage plays, among them "Anybody For Murder," "A Sting In The Tale" and "Will You Still Love Me In The Morning?"

Survivors include his wife and three children.


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  • APA 6th ed.: (1986-10-01). Dennis Spooner. Variety p. 127.
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