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John Hopkins (I) (1931–1998)

John Hopkins was born on January 27, 1931 in London, England. He is known for his work on Thunderball (1965), Z Cars (1962) and Murder by Decree (1979). He was married to Shirley Knight and Prudence Hopkins. He died on July 23, 1998 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Thunderball Writer
(1965)
Z Cars Writer
(1962-1964)
(1979)
Hiroshima Writer
(1995)

Filmography

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 1995 Hiroshima (TV Movie)
 1989 Runaway Dreams (writer)
 1988 Codename: Kyril (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... (writer)
 1985 The Holcroft Covenant (screenplay)
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (screenplay)
 1979 Murder by Decree (screenplay)
 1977 Fathers and Families (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Family Party (1977) ... (writer)
- Left for Dead (1977) ... (writer)
- Ancient Scars (1977) ... (writer)
- Winter Shapes (1977) ... (writer)
- Mother Song (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Story to Frighten the Children (1976) ... (writer)
 1975 Le cercle étroit (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Divorce His - Divorce Hers (TV Movie) (written by)
 1973 The Offence (play "This Story of Yours") / (written by)
 1972 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Greeks and Their Gifts (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 Walk Into the Dark (TV Movie)
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That Quiet Earth (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Some Distant Shadow (1971) ... (writer)
 1971 Diese Geschichte von ihnen (TV Movie) (play)
  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1970) (by - 1 episode, 1965)
- The Dolly Scene (1970) ... (writer)
- I Took My Little World Away (1965) ... (by)
- The Pretty English Girls (1964) ... (writer)
 1969 The Virgin Soldiers (screenplay)
 1969 Talking to a Stranger (TV Series) (play)
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Beyond the Sunrise (1969) ... (writer)
  Festival (TV Series) (1 episode, 1965) (play - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1968)
- The Dolly Scene (1968) ... (play)
- A Game Like Only a Game (1965) ... (play)
 1968 The Gambler (TV Mini-Series) (dramatised by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... (dramatised by)
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie) (screenplay)
  Theatre 625 (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (by - 2 episodes, 1966) (dramatisation - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Burning Bush (1967) ... (dramatisation)
 1965-1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- A Game, Like, Only a Game (1966) ... (writer)
- Horror of Darkness (1965) ... (writer)
- Fable (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 Thunderball (screenplay)
 1965 A Man Like Orpheus (TV Movie) (scenario)
 1965 Two Left Feet (writer)
 1965 Story Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Make-Believe Man (1965) ... (writer)
  Z Cars (TV Series) (1 episode, 1962) (writer - 52 episodes, 1962 - 1964)
- You Pays Your Money... (1964) ... (writer)
- In a Day's Work (1964) ... (writer)
- Charity Begins...! (1964) ... (writer)
- Lucky Partners (1964) ... (writer)
- Finders Keepers (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time Out of Mind (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Houseparty (TV Movie) (scenario)
 1964 Detective (TV Series) (story adaption - 1 episode)
- The Moving Toyshop (1964) ... (story adaption)
 1963 Walk a Tight Circle (TV Movie) (writer)
  Studio 4 (TV Series) (dramatised by - 2 episodes, 1962) (dramatisation - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Weather in the Streets (1962) ... (dramatised by)
- Look Who's Talking (1962) ... (dramatised by)
- The Second Curtain (1962) ... (dramatisation)
 1962 Suspense (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time to Kill (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 A Chance of Thunder (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 By Invitation Only (TV Movie)
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Woman Comes Home (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Death of a Ghost (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... (script)
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... (script)
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... (script)
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... (script)
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... (script)
 1960 Mijn eigen beul (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Through a Glass Darkly (1959) ... (adaptation)
 1959 Dancers in Mourning (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Part 6 (1959) ... (script)
- Part 5 (1959) ... (script)
- Part 4 (1959) ... (script)
- Part 3 (1959) ... (script)
- Part 2 (1959) ... (script)
 1959 Mine Own Executioner (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Small Back Room (1959) ... (adaptation)
 1958 The Verdict Is Yours (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Disfigured Actress: Part 3 (1958) ... (writer)
- The Disfigured Actress: Part 2 (1958) ... (writer)
- The Disfigured Actress: Part 1 (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 Granada Workshop (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the play "This Story of Yours" produced at the Royal Court Theater in London in 1968. See more »

Alternate Names:

John R. Hopkins
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Trivia:

Considered one of the pioneers of British television drama. His award-winning play quartet "Talking to a Stranger" is often revered as its first masterpiece written directly for the BBC. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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