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Anthony Read studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama and following National Service he worked in Fleet Street. During the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s he was in great demand as a television writer and script editor, working on many popular series. He continued to write for television into the 1990s, although by this time he was better ... See full bio »
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 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series) (story editor - 13 episodes)
- The Mark of Satan (1980) ... (story editor)
- The Two Faces of Evil (1980) ... (story editor)
- Visitor from the Grave (1980) ... (story editor)
- Guardian of the Abyss (1980) ... (story editor)
- Carpathian Eagle (1980) ... (story editor)
 1977-1979 Doctor Who (TV Series) (script editor - 38 episodes)
- The Armageddon Factor: Part Six (1979) ... (script editor)
- The Armageddon Factor: Part Five (1979) ... (script editor)
- The Armageddon Factor: Part Four (1979) ... (script editor)
- The Armageddon Factor: Part Three (1979) ... (script editor)
- The Armageddon Factor: Part Two (1979) ... (script editor)
 1965-1966 Mogul (TV Series) (story editor - 26 episodes)
- Do Your Best for the Lads (1966) ... (story editor)
- Join the Club (1966) ... (story editor)
- Baptism of Fire (1966) ... (story editor)
- Operation Saigon (1966) ... (story editor)
- Cablegrams Come Expensive (1966) ... (story editor)
 1965 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) (script editor - 3 episodes)
- The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1965) ... (script editor)
- The Man with the Twisted Lip (1965) ... (script editor)
- The Illustrious Client (1965) ... (script editor)
  The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series) (story editor - 18 episodes, 1964) (script editor - 3 episodes, 1964)
- Without Benefit of Clergy (1964) ... (story editor)
- His Private Honour (1964) ... (story editor)
- Consequences (1964) ... (story editor)
- Love o' Women (1964) ... (script editor)
- The Head of the District (1964) ... (script editor)
 1964 Detective (TV Series) (script editor - 8 episodes)
- The Quick One (1964) ... (script editor)
- Death of a Fellow Traveller (1964) ... (script editor)
- The Speaking Eye (1964) ... (script editor)
- The Case of Oscar Brodski (1964) ... (script editor)
- The Hungry Spider (1964) ... (script editor)
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Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who DVD "The Invasion of Time". See more »

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David Agnew

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Douglas's (Douglas Adams) enormous talent was immediately apparent to me as soon as I saw his first scripts for The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981), which is what led me to commission him. It was not always easy to see what would work on screen, but I knew there was enough there, if I could shape it correctly. He had that amazing imagination, firing off in all directions, some of which ... See more »


Winner of the Wingate Literary Prize for Kristallnacht: The Unleashing of the Holocaust. See more »

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