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Jan Read (1917–2012)

Son of a Scottish chemist, Jan Read developed a love of the movies from an early age. In 1946 he abandoned academia to follow his boyhood dreams, moving first to New York and then Hollywood, where he worked with Fritz Lang to learn the ropes as both a writer and producer. In the 1950s he returned to Britain, working mainly for Gainsborough ... See full bio »

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 1971-1972 Owen, M.D. (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1971 The View from Daniel Pike (TV Series)
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Snatch (1970) ... (writer)
- The Siege of Cocklaws (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Man in a Suitcase (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1968) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1968)
- Night Flight to Andorra (1968) ... (writer)
- Castle in the Clouds (1968) ... (writer)
- The Revolutionaries (1968) ... (screenplay)
- Somebody Loses, Somebody... Wins? (1968) ... (writer)
 1965 The Mask of Janus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Devil You Know (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Diamond Pendant (1965) ... (writer)
- Stage Fever (1965) ... (writer)
- The Knock-Out (1965) ... (writer)
- The Spanish Couple (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 You Must Be Joking! (uncredited)
 1962-1965 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- The Immortal Memory (1965) ... (writer)
- Laughing Gas (1965) ... (writer)
- The Spirit of Dr. McGregor (1964) ... (writer)
- A Man May Drink (1964) ... (writer)
- The Polygraph (1963) ... (writer)
  Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) (script by - 1 episode, 1965) (dramatisation - 1 episode, 1965)
- The Retired Colourman (1965) ... (script by)
- The Man with the Twisted Lip (1965) ... (dramatisation)
 1965 Memorandum van een dokter (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Een hoestdrankje (1965) ... (adaptation)
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- That's Two of Us Sorry (1965) ... (written by)
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Aftertaste (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 First Men in the Moon (screenplay)
 1964 Detective (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Hungry Spider (1964) ... (writer)
 1962-1963 Zero One (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Stowaway (1963) ... (writer)
- Fly Away Peter (1962) ... (writer)
 1963 Jason and the Argonauts (screenplay)
 1963 That Kind of Girl (original screenplay - as Jan Reed)
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- The Missing Line (1963) ... (adaptation)
- Fer-de-Lance (1963) ... (adaptation)
 1961 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (additional writing)
 1959-1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series) (screenplay - 3 episodes)
- The Bagpiper (1960) ... (screenplay)
- A Bushel of Apples (1960) ... (screenplay)
- The Lady-Killer (1959) ... (screenplay)
  Skyport (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (writer - 6 episodes, 1959 - 1960)
- Episode #1.43 (1960) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.33 (1960) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.32 (1960) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.29 (1960) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.23 (1959) ... (writer)
  The Four Just Men (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Miracle of St. Phillipe (1960) ... (teleplay)
- Money to Burn (1960) ... (screenplay)
- The Man with the Golden Touch (1960) ... (story)
- The Deadly Capsule (1959) ... (writer)
 1960 Zoo Baby (original story) / (screenplay)
 1958 The Haunted Strangler (screenplay) / (story "Stranglehold")
 1957 The Mailbag Robbery (story)
 1956 Patrol Car (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ribbon Trap (1956) ... (writer)
 1953 Three Stops to Murder (writer)
 1953 Both Sides of the Law (story)
 1950 The Blue Lamp (original treatment)
 1949 Helter Skelter (additional dialogue)
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Jan Reed
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