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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
 1967 Dee Time (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1967) ... Himself
 1967 Doddy's Music Box (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (1967) ... Himself
 1958 Six-Five Special (TV Series)
- Episode #1.97 (1958) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Novel: "Under Orders". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Dick Francis has received numerous awards including the Silver Dagger award from Britain's Crime Writers Association for "For Kicks," the Gold Dagger award for "Whip Hand," the Diamond Dagger award in 1990, and three Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Awards, for "Forfeit," "Whip Hand," and "Come to Grief," as well as the Edgar Award for Grand Master in 1996. See more »

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