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Dennis Spooner (1932–1986)

Dennis Spooner was born on December 1, 1932 in Tottenham, London, England. He is known for his work on The Champions (1968), Champions and Man in a Suitcase (1967). He died on September 20, 1986 in Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Champions
The Champions Writer
(1968-1969)
Champions
Champions Writer
Man in a Suitcase
(1967-1968)
Department S
Department S Writer
(1969-1970)

Filmography

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 1986 Dramarama (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Flashback (1986) ... (written by)
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- Puzzled Steele (1984) ... (story by)
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- And the Wall Came Tumbling Down (1984) ... (written by)
 1981-1983 Bergerac (TV Series) (by - 3 episodes)
- Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie (1983) ... (by)
- Late for a Funeral (1981) ... (by)
- Portrait of Yesterday (1981) ... (by)
 1980 The Incredible Voyage of Stingray (Video) (screenplay by)
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Rogue (1978) ... (written by)
- Stake Out (1978) ... (written by)
 1976-1977 The New Avengers (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- Emily (1977) ... (written by)
- Forward Base (1977) ... (written by)
- Complex (1977) ... (written by)
- Medium Rare (1977) ... (written by)
- Gnaws (1976) ... (written by)
 1976 Alien Attack (TV Movie) (writer: new scenes)
 1975 Comedy Premiere (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- What a Turn Up (1975) ... (written by)
 1975 Thriller (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Terror from Within (1975) ... (written by)
- Fear Is Spreading (1975) ... (written by)
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Bodyguards (1973) ... (written by)
 1972-1973 The Adventurer (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes)
- To the Lowest Bidder (1973) ... (creator)
- The Solid Gold Hearse (1973) ... (creator)
- The Not-So Merry Widow (1973) ... (creator)
- The Good Book (1973) ... (creator)
- Somebody Doesn't Like Me (1973) ... (creator)
  Jason King (TV Series) (creator - 25 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (screenplay - 2 episodes, 1972) (screenplay by - 1 episode, 1971)
- That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else (1972) ... (creator) / (screenplay)
- An Author in Search of Two Characters (1972) ... (screenplay)
- Zenia (1972) ... (creator)
- Chapter One: The Company I Keep (1972) ... (creator)
- Every Picture Tells a Story (1972) ... (creator)
 1970-1971 Doomwatch (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Logicians (1971) ... (written by)
- Burial at Sea (1970) ... (written by)
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? (1971) ... (written by)
 1970 UFO (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Destruction (1970) ... (teleplay)
 1969-1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series) (creator - 26 episodes)
- The Smile Behind the Veil (1970) ... (creator)
- You Can Always Find a Fall Guy (1970) ... (creator)
- Vendetta for a Dead Man (1970) ... (creator)
- The Trouble with Women (1970) ... (creator)
 1969-1970 Department S (TV Series) (creator - 19 episodes)
- A Ticket to Nowhere (1970) ... (creator)
- A Small War of Nerves (1970) ... (creator)
- The Last Train to Redbridge (1970) ... (creator)
- Death on Reflection (1969) ... (creator)
  The Champions (TV Series) (creator - 27 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (series creator - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (screenplay by - 2 episodes, 1969) (written by - 1 episode, 1969) (creator and story - 1 episode, 1968)
- Autokill (1969) ... (creator)
- The Gun-Runners (1969) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Final Countdown (1969) ... (creator)
- Nutcracker (1969) ... (creator)
- Full Circle (1969) ... (creator)
  The Avengers (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (teleplay by - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1968)
- Split! (1968) ... (uncredited)
- Please Don't Feed the Animals (1961) ... (teleplay by)
- Girl on the Trapeze (1961) ... (teleplay by)
  Man in a Suitcase (TV Series) (creator - 16 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (deviser - 11 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (series devised by - 1 episode, 1967) (series deviser - 1 episode, 1967)
- Castle in the Clouds (1968) ... (creator)
- Three Blinks of the Eyes (1968) ... (creator)
- Who's Mad Now? (1968) ... (creator)
- The Revolutionaries (1968) ... (creator)
- Property of a Gentleman (1968) ... (creator)
 1966-1967 The Baron (TV Series) (screenplay by - 14 episodes)
- So Dark the Night (1967) ... (screenplay by)
- Long Ago and Far Away (1967) ... (screenplay by)
- The Edge of Fear (1967) ... (screenplay by)
- The High Terrace (1967) ... (screenplay by)
- You Can't Win Them All (1967) ... (screenplay by)
 1964-1966 Doctor Who (TV Series) (written by - 21 episodes)
- The Power of the Daleks: Episode One (1966) ... (written by - uncredited)
- Destruction of Time (1966) ... (written by)
- The Abandoned Planet (1966) ... (written by)
- Escape Switch (1966) ... (written by)
- Golden Death (1966) ... (written by)
 1965-1966 Thunderbirds (TV Series) (teleplay by - 6 episodes)
- Cry Wolf (1966) ... (teleplay by)
- The Impostors (1966) ... (teleplay by)
- The Mighty Atom (1965) ... (teleplay by)
- Vault of Death (1965) ... (teleplay by)
- End of the Road (1965) ... (teleplay by)
 1965 Nema razloga za uzbunu (TV Movie)
 1965 The Man in a Looking Glass (TV Movie) (written by)
 1965 Pardon the Expression (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Little Boy Lost (1965) ... (written by)
 1964-1965 Stingray (TV Series) (teleplay by - 12 episodes)
- The Golden Sea (1965) ... (teleplay by)
- Sea of Oil (1965) ... (teleplay by)
- Count Down (1965) ... (teleplay by)
- The Invaders (1965) ... (teleplay by)
- Stand by for Action (1965) ... (teleplay by)
 1964 Ring-a-Ding-Ding (TV Mini-Series) (written material by - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... (written material by)
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... (written material by)
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... (written material by)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... (written material by)
 1964 Foreign Affairs (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... (written by)
 1963-1964 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Siege of Sydney's Street (1964) ... (written by)
- The Plan (1963) ... (written by)
 1964 Kein Grund zur Unruhe (TV Movie) (play)
 1962-1963 Fireball XL5 (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- Space City Special (1963) ... (written by)
- Faster Than Light (1963) ... (written by)
- Invasion Earth (1963) ... (written by)
- Whistle for Danger (1963) ... (written by)
- Mystery of the TA2 (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 Hancock (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Early Call (1963) ... (written by)
 1962 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- No Cause for Alarm (1962) ... (written by)
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Unfinished Business (1962) ... (written by)
- Time to Kill (1962) ... (written by)
- Car in Flames (1962) ... (written by)
- A Job for Johnny (1962) ... (written by)
 1961 Coronation Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.87 (1961)
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Began his showbusiness career in 1954 as a stand-up comedian in a double act with Leslie Garbon. Spooner later turned to writing gags and sketches for other comedians and then became a writer of espionage, crime and science fiction scripts for TV series. Initially with the BBC, he formed a long creative association with ITC in 1966/67, eventually as creator or co-creator of top shows, like ... See more »

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