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Vivian Nicholson (1936–2015)

Vivian Nicholson was born on April 3, 1936 in Castleford, West Yorkshire, England as Vivian Asprey. She was a writer, known for Play for Today (1970), The South Bank Show (1978) and The Russell Harty Show (1974). She was married to Gary Shaw, Graham Ellison, Brian Wright, Keith Howard Nicholson and Matthew Johnson. She died on April 11, 2015 in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Play for Today
The South Bank Show
The Russell Harty Show


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Hide Hide Show Show Writer (1 credit)
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series) (book "Spend Spend Spend" - 1 episode)
- Spend Spend Spend (1977) ... (book "Spend Spend Spend")
Hide Hide Show Show Self (6 credits)
 2005 Timeshift (TV Series documentary)
- Gambling Britain (2005) ... Herself (as Viv Nicholson)
 1999 After They Were Famous (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Herself (as Viv Nicholson)
 1987 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
- The Smiths (1987) ... Herself
 1982 Sin on Saturday (TV Series)
- Envy (1982) ... Herself
 1980 Friday Night, Saturday Morning (TV Series)
- Episode #3.11 (1980) ... Herself
 1977 The Russell Harty Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 25 February 1977 (1977) ... Herself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Her musical, "Spend, Spend, Spend," was performed at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Diane Langton, Steven Houghton, Rachel Leskovac, and Jeff Shankley in the cast. Jeremy Sams was director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

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Viv Nicholson

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Personal Quote:

I'm going to spend, spend, spend!


In 1961, she won £152,319 on the English football pools, the equivalent of £3,000,000 today. She vowed to "Spend, spend, spend!" and, indeed, the money was gone in a very short space of time.


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