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Dick King-Smith (1922–2011)

Dick King-Smith was born on March 27, 1922 in Bitton, Gloucestershire, England as Ronald Gordon King-Smith. He was a writer, known for Babe (1995), Babe: Pig in the City (1998) and The Water Horse (2007). He was married to Zona Bedding and Myrle King-Smith. He died on January 4, 2011 in Bath, Somerset, England. See full bio »

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 2007 The Water Horse (book "The Water Horse")
  The Queen's Nose (TV Series) (original novel - 30 episodes, 1998 - 2003) (books - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1996)
- Episode #7.6 (2003) ... (original novel)
- Episode #7.5 (2003) ... (original novel)
- Episode #7.4 (2003) ... (original novel)
- Episode #7.3 (2003) ... (original novel)
- Episode #7.2 (2003) ... (original novel)
 1999 Foxbusters (TV Series) (characters - 1999)
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City (characters)
 1993-1996 Harry's Mad (TV Series) (original novel - 35 episodes)
- The Vegetable Show (1996) ... (original novel)
- Gambling Is a Risky Business (1996) ... (original novel)
- Spooks (1996) ... (original novel)
- Mad's Hat Trick (1996) ... (original novel)
- Stark Raving Mad (1996) ... (original novel)
 1995 Babe (novel "The Sheep Pig")
  Jackanory (TV Series) (1 episode, 1984) (writer - 4 episodes, 1990)
- Martin's Mice (1990) ... (writer)
- The Sheep-Pig (1984)
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 1985 Pob's Programme (TV Series)
 1983 Rub-a-Dub-Tub (TV Series documentary)
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 1979 The Book Tower (TV Series)
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Much as I love 'The Wind in the Willows' and the works of Beatrix Potter, I never dress my animals in clothes. They behave as animals should behave, with the exception that they open their mouths and speak the queen's English.


He was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 New Year's Honours List for his services to literature. See more »

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