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Alan Coren (1938–2007)

Alan Coren, the writer and broadcaster who died aged 69, was one of Britain's most prolific humorists, producing newspaper columns and books in astonishing abundance; he was a former editor of Punch, a regular panellist on Radio 4's satirical show The News Quiz, and also appeared as a team captain on television's Call My Bluff. Known to his ... See full bio »

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(1977)
(1977)
Omnibus Writer
(1973)
N.U.T.S. Writer
(1976)

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 1981 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Arthur the Kid (1981) ... (novel)
 1978 The Losers (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Togetherness (1978) ... (writer)
- Sitting on a Goldmine (1978) ... (writer)
- All Down in Black and White (1978) ... (writer)
- Out of the Strong (1978) ... (writer)
- The Naming of Parts (1978) ... (writer)
 1978 Read All About It (TV Series) (questions: Quiz of the Week - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.3 (1978) ... (questions: Quiz of the Week)
 1977 Took and Co. (TV Series)
 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1977 The Punch Review (TV Series) (material - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (material)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (material)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (material)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (material)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (material)
 1976 N.U.T.S. (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (script)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (script)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (script)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (script)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (script)
 1976 Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 5 episodes)
 1973 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode)
- The British Hero (1973) ... (written by)
 1972 Grubstreet (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of A Letter From Idi Amin.

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.

Trivia:

The son of a builder, he won a scholarship to Oxford, and also studied at Yale and the University of California. He planned to become a professor, but his experiences in the US prompted him to take up comic writing. See more »

Trademark:

Knack for creating columns or jokes out of any situation

Star Sign:

Cancer

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