Carpenter, best known as the creator of kids' TV series Catweazle, passed away after suffering a heart attack on Sunday (26Feb12).
He worked as an actor in the 1960s, before going on to write all 26 episodes of 1970s cult show Catweazle, for which he scooped a Writers Guild award for Best Children's TV Drama Script.
Carpenter went on to write the 1980s TV show Robin of Sherwood, which starred Michael Praed and then Sir Sean Connery's son Jason in the title role.
His credits also include work on The Adventures of Black Beauty, The Famous Five, The Ghosts of Motley Hall, and a TV adaptation of The Borrowers.
Carpenter was honoured with a Children's Bafta award in 2000.