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SCOTS television writer Robert Banks Stewart, known for creating Bergerac and writing episodes of Doctor Who, has died aged 84.

Born in Edinburgh in 1931, Stewart also worked as a producer on shows including The Darling Buds of May, where he is said to have given the final casting vote for Catherine Zeta Jones to play Pop Larkin’s daughter.

The TV veteran died at home on Thursday after suffering from cancer, his son Andy Stewart said.

Among Stewart’s creations was the Jersey-based detective Jim Bergerac – played by John Nettles.

Stewart wrote two stories for Doctor Who in the 1970s: The Seeds of Doom and The Terror of the Zygonss, starring Tom Baker as the Doctor.

He was also behind Eddie Shoestring, a shrewd detective, played by Trevor Eve in 1979.

Mr Stewart is survived by three sons and a daughter.

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