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David Mercer (I) (1928–1980)

David Mercer was born on June 27, 1928 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. He was a writer, known for Family Life (1971), Providence (1977) and Morgan! (1966). He died on August 8, 1980 in Haifa, Israel. See full bio »

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(age 52) in Haifa, Israel

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Filmography

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 1988 A Dinner of Herbs (TV Movie)
 1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Rod of Iron (1980) ... (play)
  BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1978) (play - 1 episode, 1977)
- For Tea on Sunday (1978) ... (writer)
- Shooting the Chandelier (1977) ... (play)
  BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Flint (1978)
- The Parachute (1968) ... (writer)
 1974-1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- A Superstition (1977) ... (writer)
- The Arcata Promise (1974) ... (writer)
 1977 Providence
 1976 Huggy Bear (TV Movie)
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Find Me (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series) (adapted by - 1 episode)
- Barbara of the House of Grebe (1973) ... (adapted by)
 1973/II A Doll's House
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Afternoon at the Festival (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You and Me and Him (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 Play for Today (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Bankrupt (1972) ... (play)
 1972 Flint (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Arcata Promise ... (writer)
 1971 Vi lever kvart vårt liv (TV Movie) (book)
 1971 Family Life (play "In Two Minds") / (screenplay)
  The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (by - 1 episode, 1967) (script - 1 episode, 1965)
- Emma's Time (1970) ... (writer)
- The Cellar and the Almond Tree (1970) ... (writer)
- On the Eve of Publication (1968) ... (writer)
- Let's Murder Vivaldi (1968) ... (writer)
- In Two Minds (1967) ... (by)
 1969 Hoppe, hoppe, Reiter (TV Movie) (play "Ride a Cock Horse")
 1966 Morgan!
 1965 Ninety Degrees in the Shade (screenplay)
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Way of Living (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 For Tea on Sunday (TV Movie)
 1963 The Birth of a Private Man (TV Movie)
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Buried Man (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Suitable Case for Treatment (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 A Climate of Fear (TV Movie)
 1961 Where the Difference Begins (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Duck Song", had it's world premiere in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with David Waller, Mark Dignam, Elizabeth Spriggs and Gareth Hunt in the cast. David Hugh Jones was the director. See more »
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Trivia:

Prolific British TV dramatist and occasional screenwriter, a former teacher. Often drew from his own political experiences and working-class upbringing. He was an ardent socialist, yet fascinated by the aristocracy. He also had a long-standing interest in psychiatry.

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