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Donald Wilson (I) (1910–2002)

Donald Wilson was born on September 1, 1910 in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland as Donald Boyd Wilson. He was a writer and producer, known for The Forsyte Saga (1967), The First Churchills (1969) and The Keeper (1976). He was married to Helena. He died on March 6, 2002 in Gloucestershire, England. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1977 Anna Karenina (TV Mini-Series) (dramatised by - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1977) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode #1.9 (1977) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (dramatised by)
 1976 The Keeper (based on a story by)
  Great Mysteries (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (story supervisor - 1 episode, 1973)
- Compliments of the Season (1974) ... (adaptation)
- A Point of Law (1973) ... (adaptation)
- A Terribly Strange Bed (1973) ... (story supervisor)
 1969 The First Churchills (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- Not Without Honour (1969) ... (writer)
- Breaking the Circle (1969) ... (writer)
- A Famous Victory (1969) ... (writer)
- Reconciliation (1969) ... (writer)
- The Queen Commands (1969) ... (writer)
  The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series) (dramatisation - 11 episodes, 1967) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1967)
- Swan Song (1967) ... (dramatisation)
- Strike (1967) ... (dramatisation)
- Portrait of Fleur (1967) ... (dramatisation)
- Indian Summer of a Forsyte (1967) ... (dramatisation)
- Decisions (1967) ... (dramatisation)
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lady in Waiting (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 Witch Wood (TV Movie)
 1964 Rupert of Hentzau (TV Series) (adaptation - 6 episodes)
- The Decision of Fate (1964) ... (adaptation)
- A Perilous Reunion (1964) ... (adaptation)
- The Wheel of Chance (1964) ... (adaptation)
- Audience with the King (1964) ... (adaptation)
- Return to Zenda (1964) ... (adaptation)
 1964 De vlucht van de duif (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Hornblower (1963) ... (adaptation)
 1962 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- The Mulberry Accelerator (1962) ... (writer)
- All in the Family (1962) ... (writer)
- Two Into One (1962) ... (writer)
- ... Now You Don't (1962) ... (writer)
- Now You See Him... (1962) ... (writer)
 1960 No Wreath for the General (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... (writer)
 1957 The Royalty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Over to William (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- William Meets a Professor (1956) ... (writer)
- The Begging Letter (1956) ... (writer)
- Esmeralda Takes a Hand (1956) ... (writer)
- Cats and White Elephants (1956) ... (writer)
- William and the Tramp (1956) ... (writer)
 1954-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- Morning Star (1956) ... (adaptation)
- Witch Wood (1954) ... (adaptation)
 1955 The Mulberry Accelerator (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... (writer)
 1954 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Nine Bright Shiners (1954) ... (writer)
 1953 Stand by to Shoot (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Double Take (1953)
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Trivia:

Served as the first Head of BBC Serials from 1963 - 1965. He resigned from the position so that he could concentrate all his efforts on the BBC's adaptation of The Forsyte Saga (1967), which is considered his greatest achievement.

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