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Fred Hoyle (I) (1915–2001)

Fred Hoyle was born on June 24, 1915 in Bingley, Yorkshire, England as Frederick Hoyle. He was a writer, known for A for Andromeda (2006), A for Andromeda (1961) and The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962). He was married to Barbara Clark. He died on August 20, 2001 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. See full bio »

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Hide Hide Show Show Writer (4 credits)
 2006 A for Andromeda (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1972 A come Andromeda (TV Mini-Series) (novel "A for Andromeda" - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... (novel "A for Andromeda")
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... (novel "A for Andromeda")
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... (novel "A for Andromeda")
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... (novel "A for Andromeda")
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... (novel "A for Andromeda")
 1962 The Andromeda Breakthrough (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Roman Peace (1962) ... (writer)
- Hurricane (1962) ... (writer)
- Storm Centres (1962) ... (writer)
- Azaran Forecast (1962) ... (writer)
- Gale Warning (1962) ... (writer)
  A for Andromeda (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1961) (story - 3 episodes, 1961)
- The Last Mystery (1961) ... (story)
- The Face of the Tiger (1961) ... (story)
- The Murderer (1961) ... (story)
- The Monster (1961) ... (writer)
- The Miracle (1961) ... (writer)
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 1961 Le grand secret (Documentary) (acknowledgment: with the assistance of)
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 1978-1982 The Sky at Night (TV Series documentary)
- The Unfolding Universe (1982) ... Himself (as Prof. Sir Fred Hoyle)
- Where Did Life Begin? (1978) ... Himself
 1982 Imagined Worlds (TV Series)
 1977 According to Hoyle (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 Conversations for Tomorrow (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... Himself
 1962 CBS Reports (TV Series documentary)
- 109 Days to Venus (1962) ... Himself
 1960 World Wide '60 (TV Series)
- The Immense Design (1960) ... Himself
 1955 Points of View (TV Series documentary)
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 2012 Seven Ages of Starlight (TV Movie documentary)
 2010 Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World (TV Series documentary)
- Asking Big Questions (2010) ... Himself
 2008 Battle for the Beginning (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 The Comet's Tale (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Sir Fred Hoyle)
 2006 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
- We Are the Aliens (2006) ... Himself (as Sir Fred Hoyle)
 2004 The Universe: Cosmology Quest (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 The Planets (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Astronomer
- Destiny (1999) ... Himself - Astronomer

Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-author with N.C. Wickramasinghe: "Diseases From Space". Quote from Patrick Moore on front of book: "A revolutionary concept" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Prof. Sir Fred Hoyle | Sir Fred Hoyle

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Personal Quote:

I don't see the logic of rejecting data just because they seem incredible." "... the establishment defends itself by complicating everything to the point of incomprehensibility. See more »


In 1957, he, Geoffrey Burbidge, Margaret Burbidge, and William Fowler published a paper in the Reviews of Modern Physics which demonstrated how elements are synthesized in the nuclear reactors of stars. In 1983, Fowler received the Nobel Prize in physics for his role in the collaboration. See more »

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