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Ted Willis (I) (1918–1992)

Ted Willis was born on January 13, 1918 in Tottenham, Middlesex, England as Edward Henry Willis. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972), Flame in the Streets (1961) and Tell It to the Marines (1959). He died on December 22, 1992. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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Filmography

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  The Adventures of Dr. Bayer (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1989) (book - 1 episode, 1985)
- Lauter Notfälle (1989) ... (written by)
- Mohrle (1985) ... (book)
 1987 Mrs. Harris fährt nach Moskau (TV Movie)
 1978 Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Movie) (novel "Maneater")
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Street Party (1977) ... (writer)
  Hunter's Walk (TV Series) (38 episodes, 1973 - 1976) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Kicking & Screaming (1976) ... (creator)
- Take Away (1976) ... (creator)
- Spinsters (1976) ... (creator)
- Missing (1976) ... (creator)
- Job (1976) ... (creator)
 1976 Barney's Last Battle (TV Movie)
  Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series) (12 episodes, 1970 - 1976) (writer - 199 episodes, 1955 - 1963) (written by - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1960) (deviser - 1 episode, 1975)
- Reunion (1976) ... (creator)
- Conspiracy (1975) ... (creator)
- A Slight Case of Love (1975) ... (deviser)
- Looters Ltd (1975) ... (creator)
- Baubles, Bangles and Beads (1975) ... (creator)
  The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series) (developer - 24 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (series developed by - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (deviser - 2 episodes, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Pocket Money (1973) ... (series developed by - as Ken Higgins)
- Out of the Night (1973) ... (developer)
- The Medicine Man (1973) ... (developer)
- Battle of Wills (1973) ... (developer)
- Mission of Mercy (1973) ... (developer)
 1972 Boney (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Boney and the Black Opal (1972) ... (written by)
- Boney Picks a Widow (1972) ... (written by)
 1970-1972 Crime of Passion (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Baptiste (1972) ... (writer)
- Alain (1970) ... (writer)
- Helene (1970) ... (writer)
 1972 Our Miss Fred (story)
 1971 Coppers End (TV Series) (creator)
 1970 Zena u kucnoj haljini (TV Movie)
 1970 Keiner erbt für sich allein (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1970 The Best Things in Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Up in Mabel's Room (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 Dream of a Summer Night (TV Movie)
 1970 Tage der Rache (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Zweiter Teil (1970) ... (writer)
- Erster Teil (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 Weh' dem, der erbt (TV Movie)
 1969 Vorortzug (TV Movie) (play "Dream of a Summer Night")
  Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series) (10 episodes, 1968) (writer - 3 episodes, 1968)
- Wings Over Glencraig (1968) ... (creator)
- The Professor Goes West (1968) ... (creator)
- A Fate Worse Than Death (1968) ... (creator)
- The Pyramid Plot (1968) ... (creator)
- Across the Silver Pass of Gusri Song (1968) ... (creator) / (writer)
  Sergeant Cork (TV Series) (37 episodes, 1964 - 1968) (deviser - 23 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (writer - 8 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (written by - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Case of the Horseless Carriage (1968) ... (creator)
- The Case of the Hooded Students (1966) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Case of the Silent Policeman (1966) ... (creator)
- The Case of the Crystal Ball (1966) ... (creator)
- The Case of the Fallen Family (1966) ... (creator)
  Knock on Any Door (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1966)
- The Paris Trip (1966) ... (creator)
- The Ballad of Queenie Swann (1966) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Guests of Honour (1965) ... (creator)
- Dream of the Summer Night (1965) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1966 Mrs Thursday (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 Love Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
  The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1964) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965)
- The Humanist (1965) ... (writer)
- The Men on the Dolman Islands (1965) ... (writer)
- The Hostile Kind (1964)
- The Man from New York (1964) ... (creator)
 1964 Pred svakim pragom (TV Movie)
 1964 The Four Seasons of Rosie Carr (TV Movie)
 1963 Bitter Harvest (screenplay)
  Taxi! (TV Series) (1 episode, 1963) (writer - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Villain (1963) ... (creator)
- The Outing (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Outbreak of Murder (TV Series)
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Little Gold Mine (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 Flower of Evil (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Death Warrants for Six (1961) ... (writer)
- The One That Got Away (1961) ... (writer)
- The Camp in the Mountains (1961) ... (writer)
- The Treasure of the Lake (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Flame in the Streets (play "Hot Summer Night" - uncredited) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 The Days of Vengeance (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Revelations (1960) ... (writer)
- A Bunch of Red Roses (1960) ... (writer)
- Book of Lamentations (1960) ... (writer)
- The Full Treatment (1960) ... (writer)
- Wound for Wound (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 ... und nach uns die Sintflut (TV Movie) (play)
 1959-1960 Tell It to the Marines (TV Series) (devised by - 30 episodes)
- Episode #1.30 (1960) ... (devised by)
- Episode #1.29 (1960) ... (devised by)
- Episode #1.28 (1960) ... (devised by)
- Episode #1.27 (1960) ... (devised by)
- Episode #1.26 (1960) ... (devised by)
 1960 Inside Story (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- A Touch of Brimstone (1960) ... (script)
  Gert and Daisy (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... (creator)
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Scent of Fear (1959) ... (writer)
- Hot Summer Night (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 No Trees in the Street (writer)
 1958 The Young and the Guilty (screenplay)
 1958 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 December 1958 (1958) ... (script)
 1956-1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Strictly for the Sparrows (1958) ... (writer)
- Look in Any Window (1958) ... (writer)
- The Young and the Guilty (1956) ... (writer)
- Woman in a Dressing Gown (1956) ... (writer)
 1958 Dial 999 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Killing Job (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 Woman in a Dressing Gown (original screenplay)
 1956 It's Great to Be Young! (screenplay) / (story)
 1955 One Good Turn (screenplay)
 1954 Burnt Evidence (screenplay)
 1953 Trouble in Store (screenplay)
 1953 The Long Rope (writer)
 1953 The Pattern of Marriage (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- For Better or for Worse (1953) ... (writer)
- A Son (1953) ... (writer)
- Two's Company (1953) ... (writer)
- A Home of Their Own (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 Top of the Form (writer)
 1952 The Wallet
 1951 What Happens to Love (TV Movie) (play and screenplay)
 1951 A Story of Achievement (Documentary)
 1950 The Blue Lamp (original treatment)
 1949 The Undefeated (Documentary short) (writer)
 1949 A Boy, a Girl and a Bike (writer)
 1949 The Huggetts Abroad (screenplay - in collaboration with)
 1948 Good-Time Girl (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Hot Summer Night", was performed at the New Theatre in London, England with John Slater, Joan Miller, Andree Melly, Harold Scott and Lloyd Reckord in the cast. Peter Cotes was the director.

Alternate Names:

Ken Higgins
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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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