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John Hefin (1941–2012)

One of the great talents of British television, John Hefin's work is largely overlooked by critics and historians outside his native Wales, where he served a long and highly successful stint as head of drama for the BBC. In 1983 he oversaw the first drama series to be shot entriely in Welsh, a significant milestone in the campaign to preserve the ... See full bio »

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Grand Slam Director
Bus to Bosworth
Bus to Bosworth Director
The Mimosa Boys
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 1987 I Fro Breuddwydion (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 Swallows (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 Ennal's Point (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Search and Find (1982) ... (producer)
- The Jade (1982) ... (producer)
- Morphia and After (1982) ... (producer)
- Smokes for the Boys (1982) ... (producer)
- Public Relations (1982) ... (producer)
 1981 The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (TV Series) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Footnotes of History (1981) ... (producer)
- Win or Lose (1981) ... (producer)
- An Honourable Peace (1981) ... (producer)
- No. 10 (1981) ... (producer)
- Well, We're In! (1981) ... (producer)
 1978 Off to Philadelphia in the Morning (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (producer)
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 1984 The Mimosa Boys (TV Movie)
 1983 Kisch Kisch (TV Movie)
 1978 Grand Slam (TV Movie)
 1976 Bus to Bosworth (TV Movie)
 1974 Centre Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dummy Run (1974)
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Getting In (1971)
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 1978 Grand Slam (TV Movie)
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 1976 Bus to Bosworth (TV Movie)
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 1993 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (director - 1 episode)
- The Legend of Lochnagar (1993) ... (director: live action sequence)
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 2001 Against the Dying of the Light (Short documentary) (special thanks)
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 2011-2012 Welsh Greats (TV Series documentary)
- Margaret John (2012) ... Himself
- Hugh Griffith (2011) ... Himself

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He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Welsh Film and Drama. See more »

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