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Peter Tinniswood
Peter Tinniswood (21 December 1936 – 9 January 2003) was an English radio and TV comedy scriptwriter, and author of a series of popular cricketing novels. He was born in Liverpool, but grew up above a dry cleaner's on Eastway in Sale, Greater Manchester.Contents1 Early career 2 Television
Television
and radio 3 TV credits 4 Novels and other fiction[2] 5 Radio
Radio
credits5.1 Radio
Radio
drama 5.2 Serials6 External links 7 ReferencesEarly career[edit] Tinniswood attended Sale Boys' Grammar School. His career began in journalism. He spent four years in Sheffield
Sheffield
from 1958, first working for The Star, and then for the Sheffield
Sheffield
Telegraph, where he was a leader writer and specialised in feature writing
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Radio
Radio
Radio
is the technology of signaling or communicating using radio waves.[1][2][3] Radio waves
Radio waves
are electromagnetic waves of frequency between 30 hertz (Hz) and 300 gigahertz (GHz). They are generated by an electronic device called a transmitter connected to an antenna which radiates the waves, and received by a radio receiver connected to another antenna. Radio is very widely used in modern technology, in radio communication, radar, radio navigation, remote control, remote sensing and other applications
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Dick Emery
Richard Gilbert Emery (19 February 1915 – 2 January 1983) was an English comedian and actor.[1] Beginning on radio in the 1950s, an eponymous television series ran from 1963 to 1981.[2][3]Contents1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Death 4 Legacy 5 Selected filmography 6 References 7 External linksLife and career[edit] Richard Gilbert Emery was born in University College Hospital, Bloomsbury, London.[4] His parents were the comedy double act Callan and Emery. They took him on tour when he was only 3 weeks old and gave him the occasional turn on the stage throughout his childhood, which was always on the move and disrupted, creating problems for the future, but at least setting the scene for eventually going into show business himself
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Television
Television
Television
(TV), sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program ("TV show"), or the medium of television transmission. Television
Television
is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment and news. Television
Television
became available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s, but it would still be several years before the new technology would be marketed to consumers. After World War II, an improved form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, and television sets became commonplace in homes, businesses, and institutions
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Enn Reitel
Enn Reitel (born 21 June 1950) is a Scottish actor, voice actor and impressionist who specializes in voice work. He is known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for providing additional voices for The Getaway: Black Monday, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, The Secret World and Star Wars: The Old Republic – Rise of the Hutt Cartel.Contents1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Voiceovers 4 Filmography4.1 Video games 4.2 Movies 4.3 Shorts 4.4 Documentaries 4.5 TV Specials 4.6 TV series 4.7 TV Mini-series5 External links 6 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Reitel's family arrived in Scotland as refugees from Estonia
Estonia
and Germany. He trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Acting career[edit] In 1982 Reitel starred in The New Adventures of Lucky Jim, a sitcom on BBC Two written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
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Ian La Frenais
Ian La Frenais, OBE (born 7 January 1936) is an English writer best known for his creative partnership with Dick Clement. They are most famous for television series including The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Porridge and its sequel Going Straight, Lovejoy
Lovejoy
and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.Contents1 Early life 2 Writing partnership with Dick Clement2.1 Other credits3 Writing credits (with Dick Clement) 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] La Frenais was born in Monkseaton, Northumberland; his father was an accountant. As a child at Park Primary School in Whitley Bay, La Frenais enjoyed art and writing. He then attended Dame Allan's Boys School in Newcastle upon Tyne, and completed his National Service in the British Army
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Dick Clement
Dick Clement, OBE
OBE
(born 5 September 1937) is an English writer known for his writing partnership with Ian La Frenais. They are most famous for television series including The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Porridge, Lovejoy
Lovejoy
and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.Contents1 Early life 2 Writing partnership with Ian La Frenais 3 Writing Credits (with Ian La Frenais) 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, Clement was educated at Bishop's Stortford College, and then spent a year in the United States on an exchange visit. Upon his return, he completed his National Service with the Royal Air Force
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Brian Glover
Brian Glover
Brian Glover
(2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler, teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor. He once said, "You play to your strengths in this game, and my strength is as a bald-headed, rough-looking Yorkshireman".[1]Contents1 Early life and wrestling career 2 Acting career 3 Personal life 4 Film and television credits 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and wrestling career[edit] Glover was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, but grew up in Barnsley. His father was a wrestler, performing as the "Red Devil". He attended Barnsley
Barnsley
Grammar School and the University of Sheffield,[2] where he supplemented his student grant with appearances as a professional wrestler, going under the ring name "Leon Arras the Man From Paris"
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Writers' Guild Of Great Britain
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Writers' Guild of Great Britain
(WGGB), established in 1959, is a trade union for professional writers. It is affiliated with both the Trades Union Congress
Trades Union Congress
(TUC) and the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG).Contents1 History 2 Activities 3 Lobbying 4 International affiliations 5 Welfare 6 Membership 7 Awards 8 General Secretaries 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] The union was founded in 1959 as the Television and Screen Writers' Guild (commonly known as the Screen Writers' Guild), the successor to the Screenwriters' Association dating back to 1938. During the 1960s it expanded to cover radio and book writers and adopted its present title in 1966
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Society Of Authors
Philip Pullman, President David Donachie, Chair Nicola Solomon, Chief ExecutiveOffice location London, UKCountry United KingdomWebsite www.societyofauthors.orgThe Society of Authors
Authors
(SoA) is a United Kingdom
United Kingdom
trade union for professional writers, illustrators and literary translators that was founded in 1884 to protect the rights and further the interests of authors. As of June 2017[update], it represents more than 10,000 members and associates. The SoA vets members' contracts and advises on professional issues, as well as providing training, representing authors in collective negotiations with publishers to improve contract terms, lobbying on issues that affect authors such as copyright, UK arts funding and Public Lending Right.[1] The SoA administers a range of grants for writers in need (The Authors' Contingency Fund, The Francis Head Bequest and The P.D
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That Was The Week That Was
That Was the Week That Was, informally TWTWTW or TW3, was a satirical television comedy programme on BBC
BBC
Television
Television
in 1962 and 1963. It was devised, produced and directed by Ned Sherrin and presented by David Frost. An American version by the same name aired on NBC
NBC
from 1964 to 1965, also featuring Frost. The programme is considered a significant element of the satire boom in the UK in the early 1960s. It broke ground in comedy through lampooning the establishment and political figures. Its broadcast coincided with coverage of the politically charged Profumo affair
Profumo affair
and John Profumo, the politician at the centre of the affair, became a target for derision
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Royal Society Of Literature
The Royal Society of Literature
Literature
(RSL) is a learned society. It was founded in 1820 by King George IV to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent". The society's first president was Thomas Burgess, Bishop of St David's (who was later translated as Bishop of Salisbury). The society maintains its current level of about 500 Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature: generally 14 new fellows are elected annually, who are accorded the privilege of using the post-nominal letters FRSL. Past Fellows include Samuel Taylor Coleridge, J. R. R. Tolkien, W. B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Koestler, Chinua Achebe, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Robert Ardrey, Sybille Bedford, Muriel Spark, and P. J. Kavanagh. Present Fellows include Margaret Atwood, David Hare, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel, Paul Muldoon, Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam, Sarah Waters
Sarah Waters
and J. K. Rowling
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Channel 4
Channel 4
Channel 4
is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA),[1] the station is now owned and operated by Channel Four Television Corporation, a public corporation of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport,[2] which was established in 1990 and came into operation in 1993
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Billie Whitelaw
Billie Honor Whitelaw, CBE (6 June 1932 - 21 December 2014) was an English actress. She worked in close collaboration with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett
for 25 years and was regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of his works.[2] She was also known for her portrayal of Mrs. Baylock, the demonic nanny in the 1976 horror film The Omen. Whitelaw was appointed a CBE in the 1991 Birthday Honours.Contents1 Early life 2 Film career 3 Theatre and Beckett 4 Television career 5 Personal life and death 6 Selected filmography 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Whitelaw was born in Coventry, Warwickshire,[1] the daughter of Frances Mary (née Williams) and Gerry Whitelaw.[3] She had one sister, Constance, who was 10 years older. Whitelaw grew up in a working class part of Bradford
Bradford
and later attended Grange Girls' Grammar School in Bradford
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Eduardo De Filippo
Eduardo De Filippo
Eduardo De Filippo
(24 May 1900 – 31 October 1984) was an Italian actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and poet, best known for his Neapolitan works Filumena Marturano and Napoli Milionaria.Contents1 Biography 2 Works2.1 Theatre 2.2 Filmography3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] De Filippo was born in Naples
Naples
to playwright Eduardo Scarpetta
Eduardo Scarpetta
and theatre seamstress and costumier Luisa De Filippo. He began acting at the age of five and in 1932 formed a theater company with his brother Peppino and sister Titina, called compagnia del Teatro Umoristico I De Filippo. Peppino left the troupe in 1944 and Titina departed by the early 1950s. De Filippo starred in De Sica's L'oro di Napoli
L'oro di Napoli
with Totò
Totò
and Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
in 1954
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Roy Hudd
Roy Hudd, OBE (born 16 May 1936)[1] is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author and authority on the history of music hall entertainment.Contents1 Early life 2 Radio 3 Television 4 Stage appearances 5 Music hall 6 Filmography 7 Max Miller 8 Charity work 9 Honours 10 Bibliography 11 References 12 Notes 13 External linksEarly life[edit] Hudd was born in Croydon.[2] His father was a carpenter and he attended Tavistock Secondary Modern School in Croydon
Croydon
and Croydon Secondary Technical School. He then worked as a messenger for an advertising agency, a window dresser and a commercial artist working under Harry Beck.[3] In 1958 he took a summer job as a Redcoat at Butlins, Clacton
Clacton
working alongside Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
and Dave Allen. Radio[edit] Hudd first appeared on radio in 1959 on Workers' Playtime
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