Vernon Harris

Vernon Harris (26 February 1905, Folkestone – February 1999, Surrey) was a British screenwriter. He often worked with the film director Lewis Gilbert. Harris was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his script for film Oliver! (1968). [1]

He also worked extensively for radio at the BBC, notably on PC49.[2]



As script editor

Storyboard artist


Radio Writer


  1. 'Friends' Together Again Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times 7 Aug 1974: f16.
  2. CRIME DOES PAY: --for Alan Stranks, the writer who created radio's famous characters P.-c. 49 and Flint of the Flying Squad Shirley Long, H W. Answers; London Vol. 122, Iss. 3164, (Dec 20, 1952): 6.
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