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Helen Cresswell (1934–2005)

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In the 1970s Helen Cresswell toured round schools in the Nottinghamshire area to encourage children to enjoy reading books and to spur on any writing creativity.

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Known For

Jackanory
Jackanory Writer
(1968-1977)
The Demon Headmaster
(1996-1998)
Little Grey Rabbit
(2000)

Filmography

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 2000 Little Grey Rabbit (TV Series) (teleplay)
  The Demon Headmaster (TV Series) (screenplay - 13 episodes, 1996 - 1998) (adapted for television by - 6 episodes, 1996)
- Episode #3.6 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #3.5 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #3.4 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #3.3 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #3.2 (1998) ... (screenplay)
  The Phoenix and the Carpet (TV Mini-Series) (series written by - 6 episodes, 1997) (teleplay - 6 episodes, 1997)
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
  The Famous Five (TV Series) (screenplay - 7 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (writer - 2 episodes, 1997)
- Five Are Together Again (1997) ... (writer)
- Five Go Off in a Caravan (1997) ... (writer)
- Five Go to Mystery Moor (1996) ... (screenplay)
- Five Run Away Together (1996) ... (screenplay)
- Five Go to Smuggler's Top: Part 2 (1995) ... (screenplay)
 1993 The Return of the Psammead (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... (by)
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... (by)
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... (by)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... (by)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (by)
 1991 Five Children and It (TV Series) (dramatised by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... (dramatised by)
  Moondial (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes, 1988) (written by - 3 episodes, 1988)
- Episode #1.6 (1988)
- Episode #1.5 (1988)
- Episode #1.4 (1988)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (written by)
 1987 The Secret World of Polly Flint (TV Series) (dramatisation - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
 1981 The Bagthorpe Saga (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Absolute Zero - Part 3 (1981) ... (novel)
- Absolute Zero - Part 2 (1981) ... (novel)
- Absolute Zero - Part 1 (1981) ... (novel)
- Ordinary Jack - Part 3 (1981) ... (novel)
- Ordinary Jack - Part 2 (1981) ... (novel)
  Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 20 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (novel - 1 episode, 1977)
- The Day Posy Bates Made History (1977) ... (novel)
- The Wilkses: Part 3 - Oliver (1970) ... (book)
 1976 Jumbo Spencer (TV Series) (novel/adaptation - 5 episodes)
- In the Bag (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
- On the Map (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
- Kidnapped! (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
- Jumbo and the Police (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
- The Jumbo Spencer Reform Club (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
 1973-1975 Lizzie Dripping (TV Series) (novel - 9 episodes)
- Lizzie Dripping Says Good-bye (1975) ... (novel)
- Lizzie Dripping by the Sea (1975) ... (novel)
- Lizzie Dripping Tries a Spell (1975) ... (novel)
- Lizzie Dripping and a Wish (1975) ... (novel)
 1972 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lizzie Dripping and the Orphans (1972) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The author of over 100 books including: "Sonya-by-the-Shore" (1960), "The Piemakers" (1967), "The Night-Watchmen" (1969), "The Bongleweed" (1973), "Lizzie Dripping" (1973), "The Winter of the Birds" (1975), "Ordinary Jack" (1977) and "Bagthorpes Battered" (2001).
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Trivia:

In the 1970s Helen Cresswell toured round schools in the Nottinghamshire area to encourage children to enjoy reading books and to spur on any writing creativity.

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