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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: "In the Frame" (filmed as Dick Francis: In the Frame (1989)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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In his biography of Dick Francis, Graham Lord alleges that Dick's wife, Mary, was the main writer of the books, on the grounds that Dick's poor educational background would preclude him from writing so eloquently. Dick and Mary worked as a team: Dick devised the plots and wrote a first draft and Mary then improved the grammar in places. Mary also did a lot of the non-horseracing research for the ... See more »

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