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Alfred Shaughnessy (1916–2005)

Alfred Shaughnessy was the chief writer and script editor of Upstairs Downstairs, the ITV drama series about the lives of an Edwardian London family and their loyal servants. Much praised and fondly remembered, the series which ran from 1971-5 was widely acclaimed for its shrewd social comment. The brainchild of one of the stars of the series Jean ... See full bio »

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Known For

Just My Luck
Just My Luck Writer
(1957)
Crescendo
Crescendo Writer
(1970)
Upstairs, Downstairs
(1971-1975)
A Touch of the Sun
(1956)

Filmography

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 1993 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Death at the Bar (1993) ... (screenplay)
 1988-1989 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series) (by - 4 episodes)
- The Course of True Love (1989) ... (by)
- A New Chapter (1988) ... (by)
- Hail Caesar! (1988) ... (by)
- Barks and Bites (1988) ... (by)
  Shades of Darkness (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1986) (script - 1 episode, 1983)
- Agatha Christie's The Last Seance (1986) ... (adaptation)
- Afterward (1983) ... (script)
 1986 Ladies in Charge (TV Series) (screenplay)
 1985 Storyboard (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ladies in Charge (1985) ... (writer)
 1984 The Irish R.M. (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- A Royal Command (1984) ... (written by)
- Oweneen the Sprat (1984) ... (written by)
- The Dispensary Doctor (1984) ... (written by)
 1984 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) (dramatised by - 1 episode)
- The Crooked Man (1984) ... (dramatised by)
 1983 By the Sword Divided (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Outrageous Fortune (1983) ... (writer)
- The Sound of Drums (1983) ... (writer)
 1983 The Fourth Arm (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (writer)
 1982 The Haunting of Cassie Palmer (TV Series) (dramatisation - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (dramatisation)
 1980 Old Herbaceous (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1979 Thomas and Sarah (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Silver Ghost (1979) ... (writer)
  The Cedar Tree (TV Series) (created by - 107 episodes, 1976 - 1978) (series devised by - 11 episodes, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1977) (by - 1 episode, 1976)
- Peace for Our Time (1978) ... (series devised by)
- A Call to Arms (1978) ... (series devised by)
- In the Red (1978) ... (series devised by)
- On the March (1978) ... (series devised by)
- Times Remembered (1978) ... (creator) / (series devised by)
 1971-1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 16 episodes)
- Alberto (1975) ... (writer)
- Disillusion (1975) ... (writer)
- The Joy Ride (1975) ... (writer)
- On with the Dance (1975) ... (writer)
- Peace out of Pain (1974) ... (writer)
 1969-1973 Hadleigh (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Strained Relations (1973) ... (writer)
- The Dinner Party (1969) ... (writer)
- Thanks for the Offer (1969) ... (writer)
 1973 Tiffany Jones (screenplay)
 1972 The Flesh and Blood Show (screenplay)
 1966-1972 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Sweet Sorrow (1972) ... (writer)
- The Small Hours (1966) ... (writer)
  Spyder's Web (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1972) (by - 1 episode, 1972)
- Lies and Dolls (1972) ... (writer)
- The Executioners (1972) ... (by)
 1970 Crescendo (from an original screenplay by) / (screenplay)
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Train May Be Late (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Movie) (episode "The Last Visitor")
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Last Visitor (1969) ... (writer)
  Sanctuary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1968) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1968)
- A Trial of Strength (1968) ... (writer)
- A Labour of love (1968) ... (adaptation)
 1968 Jännitysnäytelmä (TV Series) (play "The Tea Cosy" - 1 episode)
- Teetupa (1968) ... (play "The Tea Cosy")
 1967 The Informer (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Study in the Nude (1967) ... (writer)
- A Mouthful of Silver Spoons (1967) ... (writer)
- Undisclosed Sources (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 Nach der Entlassung (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Letter from Helga (1967) ... (writer)
  The Saint (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1966) (story - 1 episode, 1966)
- Flight Plan (1966) ... (screenplay) / (story)
 1964 Die Teepuppe (TV Movie)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1951 - 1959) (television adaptation - 1 episode, 1953) (additional material - 1 episode, 1953) (script - 1 episode, 1953)
- Release (1959) ... (writer)
- Holiday for Simon (1955) ... (writer)
- The Road (1953) ... (television adaptation)
- Our Marie (1953) ... (additional material) / (script)
- The Tea Cosy (1952) ... (writer)
 1959 Musical Playhouse (TV Series) (adapted for television by - 1 episode)
- The Dancing Years (1959) ... (adapted for television by)
 1957 Just My Luck (screenplay) / (story)
 1957 Light Fingers
 1957 Suspended Alibi (additional scenes and dialogue)
 1956 High Terrace (screenplay)
 1956 The Hostage (based on an earlier teleplay by) / (screenplay)
 1956 A Touch of the Sun (original story) / (screenplay)
 1954 Under the Caribbean (Documentary) (dialogue: english version)
 1953 A Place of Execution (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Execution (1953) ... (writer)
- I Know the Place (1953) ... (writer)
- House of Hate (1953) ... (writer)
- Surgery Hours (1953) ... (writer)
- The Hand of Kailak (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 Scotch on the Rocks (screenplay)
 1947 Telescope (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Dearest Enemy." See more »

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Trivia:

Father of actor Charles Shaughnessy and David Shaughnessy. See more »

Nickname:

Freddie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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