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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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 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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His play, "Ride a Cock Horse", was performed at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Peter O'Toole, Barbara Jefford, Siân Phillips and Wendy Craig in the cast. See more »
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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.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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