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Dick Francis (II) (1920–2010)

Dick Francis learned to ride when he was five, on a donkey. His older brother offered him sixpence if he could jump the fence sitting backwards on the donkey. It took five tries, but the determined five-year-old did finally manage to stay on the donkey as he jumped the fence. He collected the sixpence from his brother and earned his first riding ... See full bio »

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 1989 Dick Francis: In the Frame (TV Movie) (novel)
 1989 Dick Francis: Twice Shy (TV Movie) (novel)
 1989 Dick Francis: Blood Sport (TV Movie) (novel)
  The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game (TV Series) (story consultant - 6 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (novel - 1 episode, 1979)
- Needle (1980) ... (story consultant)
- Horsenap (1979) ... (story consultant)
- Horses for Courses (1979) ... (story consultant)
- Gambling Lady (1979) ... (story consultant)
- Trackdown (1979) ... (story consultant)
 1977 Favorit (TV Movie) (novel)
 1974 Dead Cert (novel)
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 2006 Breakfast (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 September 2006 (2006) ... Himself
 1983 Book Four (TV Series)
Himself - Interviewee
- Episode #2.5 (1983) ... Himself - Interviewee
 1978 Look Here (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Himself
 1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 28 October 1975 (1975) ... Himself
 1974 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- Dick Francis (1974) ... Himself
 1973 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Himself - Panelist
- Missing on Voyage (1973) ... Himself - Panelist
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 1985 The Rock 'n' Roll Years (TV Series)
- 1956 (1985) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Blood Sport" (filmed as Dick Francis: Blood Sport (1989)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 20 Articles | See more »

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In 1957, Francis went to work as a racing correspondent for The London Sunday Express, a newspaper where he worked for 16 years. See more »

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