16th July 1931
Bergerac creator Robert Banks Stewart is born
Edinburgh-born screenwriter and producer Robert Banks Stewart devised the Jersey-set BBC police drama, Bergerac. He had previously worked on The Sweeney, The Avengers and Doctor Who. The end of the 1970s saw him working on two series of Shoestring and, between 1981 and 1991, he was occupied with his best-known work, Bergerac. Stewart died in 2016, aged 84.
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Other events that occured in July
The King approves construction of defensive towers
- After governor Henry Seymour proposed building defensive towers around Jersey's coast the king approved the plan.
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