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Derek Ford (I) (1932–1995)

Derek Ford (born 6 September 1932 in Tilbury, Essex - died 19 May 1995) was a British film director and writer, most famous for exploitation films such as The Swappers (1970), Keep It Up, Jack (1974) and Diversions (1976), which was also filmed in a hardcore version. Ford began as a writer in collaboration with his brother Donald Ford (died 1991), ... See full bio »

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The Urge to Kill
I Am a Groupie
Diversions Writer


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 1995 The Casting Couch (Video documentary) (book "The Casting Couch: Making it in Hollywood" - as Selwyn Ford)
 1989 The Urge to Kill (written by)
 1984 Don't Open Till Christmas (written by)
 1983 La casa delle orchidee (writer)
 1981 Riding High (story)
 1978 What's Up Nurse! (screenplay)
 1978 What's Up Superdoc! (screenplay)
 1976 Diversions
 1974 Commuter Husbands (script by)
 1974 Keep It Up, Jack (screenplay)
 1971 The Legend of Spider Forest (screenplay)
 1971 Secret Rites (narration)
 1970 The World at Their Feet (Documentary)
 1970 Ryan International (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pirouette (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 This, That and the Other! (screenplay)
 1970 The Swappers
 1970 I Am a Groupie (screenplay)
 1970 Hell Boats (screenplay)
 1967-1968 Z Cars (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Some Kind of Nut: Part 2 (1968) ... (writer)
- Some Kind of Nut: Part 1 (1968) ... (writer)
- A Hobby, You Might Say: Part 2 (1968) ... (writer)
- A Hobby, You Might Say: Part 1 (1968) ... (writer)
- Should Auld Acquaintance: Part 2 (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 Corruption (screenplay)
 1967-1968 City '68 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Freedom of the City (1968) ... (writer)
- Son of the City (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 The Saint (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- A Double in Diamonds (1967) ... (screenplay)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series) (by - 2 episodes)
- The Resurrectionists (1967) ... (by)
- Black Echo (1967) ... (by)
 1966-1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Reason for Sale (1967) ... (writer)
- The Three Barrelled Shotgun (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
 1965 Primitive London (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1965 A Study in Terror (original story and screenplay)
 1965 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wake a Stranger (1965) ... (writer)
 1963 Gutter Girls (original screenplay)
 1962 Stork Talk (uncredited)
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Novel: "Panic on Sunset" See more »

Alternate Names:

Selwyn Ford

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Brother of Donald Ford.

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