Scottish TV writer, playwright, and visual artist who worked on Arena, Crown Court, and other British television programs. He also designed album covers for the Beatles, Billy Connolly, and other prominent musicians.
He attended the Glasgow School of Art and began his artistic career by designing book jackets for Penguin Books.
He was initially unable to interest galleries in his art work; however, once he began submitting under a pseudonym, he achieved some measure of artistic success.
He had two children during the 1960s and later fathered twins.
He wrote for the TV series, Tutti Frutti, which starred a very young Emma Thompson.