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Deric Longden (1936–2013)

Deric Longden was born on November 29, 1936 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. He was a writer and actor, known for Lost for Words (1999), Screen One (1985) and Masterpiece Classic (1971). He was married to Aileen Armitage and Diana Hill. He died on June 22, 2013 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. See full bio »
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Lost for Words
Screen One
Screen One Writer
Masterpiece Classic
Heroes of Comedy


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 1999 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lost for Words (1999)
 1999 Lost for Words (TV Movie) (book) / (screenplay)
 1993 Screen One (TV Series) (autobiographical books "Diana's Story" and "Lost For Words" - 1 episode)
- Wide-Eyed and Legless (1993) ... (autobiographical books "Diana's Story" and "Lost For Words")
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 1999 Lost for Words (TV Movie)
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 1999 Heroes of Comedy (TV Series documentary)
- Thora Hird (1999) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Book: Deric Longden. "Enough to Make a Cat Laugh". Corgi, 1996. 282pp. ISBN 0-552-14301-4 See more »

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While looking after his first wife, Diana, who was suffering from ME, he worked part-time as a sports reporter for BBC Local Radio, reporting from football matches in the Derbyshire area. He also wrote and recorded humourous articles for BBC Radio 4's "Woman's Hour" and for Radio 4's disabled-rights programme "Does He Take Sugar?" which he suggested should be temporarily retitled "How Are Her ... See more »

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