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Lynne Reid Banks

Lynne Reid Banks was born on July 31, 1929 in London, England. She is a writer, known for The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), The L-Shaped Room (1962) and Armchair Theatre (1956). She has been married to Chaim Stephenson since 1965. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

The L-Shaped Room
Armchair Theatre
Thirty Minute Theatre


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 1977 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- She: Eye of the Beholder (1977) ... (writer)
 1963-1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Last Word on Julie (1964) ... (writer)
- The Wednesday Caller (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 The L-Shaped Room (novel)
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Already Its Tomorrow (1962) ... (writer)
 1956 On Camera (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Already It's Tomorrow (1956) ... (screenplay)
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It Never Rains (1954) ... (writer)
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 1995 Lights, Camera, Magic (TV Movie) (special thanks)
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 2010 Breakfast (TV Series)
Herself - Author
- Episode dated 12 August 2010 (2010) ... Herself - Author
 1995 Good Morning... with Anne and Nick (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 December 1995 (1995) ... Herself

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As a guest on BBC's Breakfast (2000) (12 Aug. 2010), the author disclosed to hosts Sian Williams and Bill Turnbull that when she re-read her book "The L-Shaped Room" (1962) many years after it was published and adapted for film, she, herself, was shocked by some of the content. Banks further added that, if she had to re-write the novel, she would omit several passages but declined to reveal what ... See more »

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