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H.E. Bates (1905–1974)

H.E. Bates was born on May 16, 1905 in Northamptonshire, England as Herbert Ernest Bates. He was a writer, known for A Month by the Lake (1995), Summertime (1955) and The Purple Plain (1954). He was married to Marjorie Helen Cox. He died on January 28, 1974 in Kent, England. See full bio »

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(age 68) in Kent, England, UK

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(1995)
Summertime Writer
(1955)
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(1959)

Filmography

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 2021 The Larkins (TV Series) (based on the novel "Darling Buds of May" by - 6 episodes)
- In Which the Larkins are Determined to Convince Mariette to Stay (2021) ... (based on the novel "Darling Buds of May" by)
- In Which Ma's Sister Bertha Comes to Visit (2021) ... (based on the novel "Darling Buds of May" by)
- In Which the Larkins Rescue the Railway Station (2021) ... (based on the novel "Darling Buds of May" by)
- In Which Pop and Ma Go on Holiday (2021) ... (based on the novel "Darling Buds of May" by)
- In Which the Larkins Woo Charley the Tax Man (2021) ... (based on the novel "Darling Buds of May" by)
 2001-2003 My Uncle Silas (TV Series) (short stories - 9 episodes)
- The Christening (2003) ... (short stories)
- A Happy Man (2003) ... (short stories)
- The Race (2003) ... (short stories)
- Shandy Lil (2003) ... (short stories)
- Finger Wet, Finger Dry (2003) ... (short stories)
 1998 Under the Sun (novel "The Little Farm")
 1995 Feast of July (novel)
 1995 A Month by the Lake (from: the novella "A Month by the Lake" by)
 1991-1993 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series) (novels - 20 episodes)
- Climb the Greasy Pole: Part 2 (1993) ... (novels)
- Climb the Greasy Pole: Part 1 (1993) ... (novels)
 1980 Fair Stood the Wind for France (TV Mini Series) (novella - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (novella)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (novella)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (novella)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (novella)
 1979 A Moment in Time (TV Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... (novel)
 1977 Love for Lydia (TV Series) (novel - 13 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.12 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.11 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.10 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.9 (1977) ... (novel)
 1974 Childhood (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Great Day for Bonzo (1974) ... (story)
 1974 Night Run to the West (TV Movie)
 1970-1973 Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 2 episodes)
- Achilles the Donkey (1973) ... (book)
- Achilles the Donkey (1970) ... (book)
  Country Matters (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (novel - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973)
- The Four Beauties (1973) ... (story)
- The Ring of Truth (1973) ... (story)
- An Aspidistra in Babylon (1973) ... (novel)
- The Little Farm (1973) ... (story)
- Breeze Anstey (1972) ... (novel)
 1972 The Triple Echo (story "The Triple Echo")
 1971 Dulcima (story)
 1969 Dulcima (TV Movie)
 1968 Mirtis ir vysnios medis (TV Movie) (short story "Death and the Cherry Tree")
 1967 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Day of the Tortoise (1967) ... (novel)
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- An Aspidistra in Babylon (1965) ... (novel)
 1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (from a story by - 1 episode)
- Night Run to the West (1963) ... (from a story by)
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Night Run to the West (1960) ... (story)
 1959 The Mating Game (novel "The Darling Buds of May")
 1955 Summertime (screenplay)
 1954 The Purple Plain (novel)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Day of Glory (1951) ... (play)
 1949 The Ship (TV Movie) (short story)
 1947 The Loves of Joanna Godden (screenplay)
 1943 There's a Future in It (Short) (story and script)
 1943 It's Just the Way It Is (Short) (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Fair Stood the Wind for France," 1944. See more »

Spouse:

Marjorie Helen Cox  (4 children)
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After becoming a flight lieutenant in the British Royal Air Force, Bates wrote stories and novels about the heroism of the R.A.F. pilots. His many adventure novels were popular, and he was often described by reviewers as a writer of great "sensitivity." He was the author of fifty books, including novels, short stories, and autobiography, often writing about the English countryside. He was made a ... See more »

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