Laurence Payne Obituary – Actor and Crime-Writer of Girl In The Headlines (1963)

Laurence Payne was an accomplished actor, perhaps best remembered for his lead role in the series Sexton Blake. But he was also a crime-writer publishing 11 novels, including Girl In The Headlines which was later made into a film starring Ian Hendry as the lead Inspector Birkett, with Ronald Fraser playing Sergeant Saunders.

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 Laurence Payne Obituary The Guardian 2009 Ian hendry The Girl In The Headlines 1964

 

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A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:

 

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